Don't Burn Bridges

A recently released Careerbuilder survey found 57% of surveyed workers who had found work again after being laid off had gone back to former employers. The lesson from this finding is that despite our feelings of distress at involuntary separation, not keeping our cool and or showing grace under pressure may be something we regret. […]

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Reaching Out

One day last week, someone asked me if we'd heard of an author with a new management book out. I hadn't, so I downloaded the book to read on my Kindle and replied, I'll let you know when I've read it. “Wow, you rock” came the reply. To be honest, I was a bit shocked, […]

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Email Notes to Yourself With Notes for Later

Some people use their email for everything — storing files, emailing notes to themselves, etc. If you fit that description, you should check out Notes for Later. It’s a simple free service that’s useful for keeping making notes of websites to remember at a later date. Sign up, and the site generates a custom bookmarklet […]

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Windows 7 Family Pack Returns

When Windows 7 launched last year, Microsoft offered a discounted Windows 7 “Family Pack.” It was a boxed package that contained the Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade for both 32- and 64-bit systems and a product key that could be used on up to three machines; at $150, it was a pretty good deal for […]

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Become Comfortable with the Unknown

“Forge your own path. Discover a route from one place to another that hasn’t been paved, measured, and quantified. So many times we want someone to tell us exactly what to do, and so many times that’s exactly the wrong approach.” – Seth Godin, Linchpin A Story About Change My friend Betsy Talbot and her […]

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ShopTalk: Real-time Team Chats

For many teams whose members are spread out across different locations, one of the biggest difficulties is finding a way to keep everyone in the loop. There’s no chatting around the water cooler, no way to stick your head into the office across the hall. ShopTalk is seeking to solve that problem using informal online […]

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Typical Day With the iPad

My recent look at a typical day with the Sprint EVO 4G was well received and I started getting requests for a similar look at a day with the iPad. Not one to ignore good requests, this post covers a typical day with the iPad in Mobile Tech Manor. I should point out that the […]

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Manager Tools Germany Launches!

We're pleased to announce the launch of Manager Tools Germany, a regular podcast on Manager Tools topics presented in, you guessed it, German. You can find it here: http://www.werkzeuge-fuer-manager.de Our longtime member and friend Gernot Glawe hosts the show. Gernot is an experienced German manager who has adopted Manager Tools in his company with exceptional […]

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