Category: Career

The Brent Venables Rules of Career Movement

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On December 6, 2021, Oklahoma university announced that they were hiring Brent Venables to be their next head football coach. Venables had been an outstanding defensive coordinator at Clemson, and before that at Oklahoma. If you want to move up in your career, you can learn a lot about what to do by observing Brent  »  Read More

The Willie Nelson Rules

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Willie Nelson started writing songs when he was a little boy, in a notebook he labeled “Willie Nelson’s Songs.” And he just kept writing them. He wanted to be a country singer, so he went to Nashville. Producers there didn’t much like his voice, but they loved his lyrics. So other artists got some  »  Read More

A Formula for Thriving at Work

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“I made myself into someone else just to love you.” You can guess from that line from the song “Small-Town Hypocrite” by Caylee Hammack that things aren’t going to end well. They hardly ever do when we try to be something we’re not. That’s true whether we do it in a relationship or at work. A Little Common  »  Read More

Individual contributor to boss: some questions to answer

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If you’re an individual contributor who’s thinking about taking a position where you’re responsible for the performance of a group, you’re not alone. But before you accept that “promotion,” make sure the work is for you. A boss’s job is different Bosses are people whose job  »  Read More

A New Boss who Shouldn’t Be One

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When Susan left graduate school, clutching her MBA, she set her sights on one big company to work for. She got there on her second job. That’s the way Susan is. Susan is very bright, very focused, and very hard working. Her bonuses and promotions among the individual contributor ranks reflected that. When her  »  Read More

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