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Contents

Why Can't They Just Do Their Job?
By Vicki Anderson

When deadlines are pressing and everyone's whining, when you've reminded someone of a task for the umpteenth time, or when you've seen the usual suspects drag in late, have you ever said in frustration, "Why can't they just do their job?" Welcome to the club!
 


Winning at Work:  Chunk It!
By Nan Russell

Gulp, was how I felt as a young manager when my first big project was assigned. Hire and process five hundred people to start three weeks before opening for a new store in a remote city. It sounded challenging and exciting and scary and overwhelming all at once when my boss defined the parameters, budget and timeline, then asked if I could do it.


Where the Clients Are
By C. J. Hayden, MCC

A friend of mine is an IT consultant. He's been an independent contractor for the 20-plus years I have known him, and gets all his consulting contracts through agencies. Even when he works a year or two for the same client, the agency takes 15-20% of what the client is paying for his services. I once asked him why he didn't find his own clients, and he said he didn't know where to look.


Nine Ways to Jump Start Your Daily Routine

By Jeff Davidson, MBA, CMC

Since most people follow the same routine day in and day out, it can be easy to get caught in a rut. To avoid this trap, it is essential to shake up your routine every now and then. Here are nine ways you can jump start your thinking processes.