How to Lead During Layoffs

How to Lead During Layoffs

Being laid off impacts our sense of self as much as it does our wallet. Practical matters such as health care and our ability to pay the bills is suddenly jeopardized. Employees who define themselves, as least in part, by their profession experience a double loss –...

How to Save Your Job When Layoffs Loom

Mark Twain said, “When you need a friend, it’s too late to make one.” The quote is often applicable to business networking and the adverse effect of allowing your contacts to run cold. By the time rumors of layoffs start circulating it could be too late to preserve...

Banned Phrase: Synergy Capture

It’s no secret that the corporate landscape is littered with jargon and mild euphemisms designed to ease employees into the “new normal” much like the proverbial frog is placed in the pot before the heat is turned on. Give it to us straight and we’ll jump out before...
Returning to a Company After a Lay-off

Returning to a Company After a Lay-off

In this volatile and hyper-competitive economic climate, restructuring is sadly part of the corporate playbook. In my career I’ve been on both sides of the event and what I’ve learned is that no one relishes the action. While your first impulse maybe to forever shun...

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