Herculean Labors To Keep You On The Payroll

Make yourself indispensable. There are as many ways to make yourself indispensable as there are reasons for your boss to curyou loose.  It pays to whip up the glue that will help you stick around.  Does your sales manager beef that no one is a team player?  Hand off the…

Successful People Who Were Let Go

Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper for lack of ideas. According to Fortune Small Business, David Neeleman was fired by Southwest Airlines with a non-compete clause so tough it nearly  pushed him into starting up family dental clinics.  Today the Jet Blue Airlines he founded is among the…

The Continuity Of Contrarians | Best Business Book

You’re smart, or they wouldn’t have hired you.  You’ve read the tea leaves about job and career changes, and you know how frequently they happen.  The head-office people figure you’re probably good for five years.  Then you’ll either bolt…or could be they’ll stretch you out on the chopping block…

The More You Grow Up, The Less You Blow Up.

There was a father who had a son with a bad temper.  The father knew the danger of the anger, so he gave his son a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail in to the back of…

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Find Me A Job!

The advent of social networking suddenly made it possible for people to reach thousands and in some case millions of contacts to fulfill very specific personal needs for products, relationships, and -most of all-jobs.  This is a brand-new marketplace.  How do you manage it to get the best results?…