Jun 14 2019

How to Be a Radically Candid Boss

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Lots of professionals have stories about their coworker, mentor and, most commonly, boss being really honest with them—and that honesty helping them evolve. Kim Scott, former leadership coach to top tech CEOs and founder of Candor, Inc., popularized this concept in Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity. We highly recommend the book. But if you want the highlights, or simply a sneak[…]

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Jun 6 2019

Three Ideas for Making New Employees Feel Welcome

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The first day—whether it’s of school, camp, or these days, work—is always nerve-wracking. You don’t know what to expect, who you’ll meet, or what you’ll do. That mystery is also exciting, of course…but mostly terrifying. It might be hard to remember this emotion when you’re well-established at your job, but try to recall it every time you bring a new employee on board. They’re going to[…]

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May 29 2019

The New Approach to Networking (That Gets Great Results)

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Most people say networking with invisible air quotes (and sometimes an eye roll): “Networking.” As in, that activity we know we’re supposed to do, but always feels silly. As in, that thing on our to-do list that always gets superseded by more tangible items, such as updating our resume or publishing an update on GitHub. As in, that reason we sign up for tech talks and software[…]

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May 29 2019

The Five Most Common Leadership Styles

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Knowing your leadership style is important far before you’re promoted to management. Whether you’re an individual contributor, tech lead, mentor, or supervisor, a clear sense of how you operate best will make you much more effective. It also allows you to adapt your style to the circumstances. Read on to discover the five most common types of leadership. 1) Telling Telling is the simplest form of[…]

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Mar 8 2019

Signature Consultants’ Annual Giving Campaign Makes an Impact

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Each year, Signature’s holiday charity campaign unites consultants, client partners, and employees around an opportunity to give. In upholding the company’s commitment to “Doing the Right Thing,” the campaign focuses on worthy charities that support local communities, and the company matches donations raised dollar for dollar. For 2018-2019, the charities of choice were Wounded Warrior Project® and Direct Relief®. Wounded Warrior Project® – Wounded Warrior Project[…]

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Jan 17 2019

How to Fight Loneliness at the Top

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One of the common, and often unexpected, consequences of climbing the ranks at work? Loneliness. When you’re a regular rank-and-file employee, you may have less power, but you also have more peers. Your boss might drive you nuts, but you have team members to commiserate with. Your role might not be glamorous, but neither are those of your coworkers’. As you’re promoted, these things[…]

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Jan 8 2019

3 Tips for Acing the (Exit) Interview

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Exit interviews, when you think about it, are the opposite of your original interview. During your final interview, you’re explaining why you’re leaving, and during your initial interview, you’re explaining why you want to be there in the first place. It might sound like a strange practice, but it’s invaluable to your soon-to-be former employer for you to complete an exit interview. Your answers[…]

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Jan 2 2019

Asking for a Raise: How to Do It SuccessfullyAsking for a Raise: Here’s How to Do It Successfully

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Getting a raise is a great feeling!   Asking for a raise? Um, not so much. Requesting a salary bump can be nerve-wracking and is often guided by unwritten rules. Even if your manager likes you and thinks you deserve more money, they might not have the ability to give it to you. And simply asking the wrong way can turn a[…]

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Dec 18 2018

A Short & Sweet Guide to Changing Careers

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Choosing a career is one of the hardest decisions you’ll ever make—and like other important decisions, it’s hard to undo once you’ve made it. However, just because you’ve been working in a specific role or field for years doesn’t mean change is impossible. Here are three things to consider when you’re thinking about switching careers. Am I doing this for the right[…]

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Dec 12 2018

3 Strategies for Dealing With an Objectively Bad Boss

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Everyone has that one coworker they just don’t click with. And it’s fine, you’re polite to them and suck up your negative feelings when you have to work closely together, and avoid the person when you don’t. However, when that one coworker is your boss it’s a whole different story. Unfortunately, disliking your boss is fairly common. If you’re in this situation,[…]

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