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    Master Resume

    July 27, 2016

    For years I have advised students to use what I call a master resume. What do you include on the master resume? Everything! It does not need to be formatted in a certain way or look pretty, but every job and every responsibility should be included.

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    Moving From Me to We

    July 21, 2016

    I was having a conversation with a colleague the other day about organizational collaboration and how people often get caught up in their own positions, their own collective group of employees, their own departments, etc.

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  • Dreucker's Five Most Important Questions - Book Review

    Peter Drucker's Five Most Important Questions

    July 15, 2016

    Not too long ago, I picked up Five Most Important Questions: Enduring Wisdom for Today ’s Leaders by Peter F. Drucker, Frances Hesselbein, and Joan Snyder Kuhl, published by John Wiley & Sons in 2015.

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  • Game Theory & Interpersonal Communication

    Game Theory for Managers & Business Communication

    July 14, 2016

    According to, “Game theory is the process of modeling the strategic interaction between two or more players in a situation containing set rules and outcomes.” Interpersonal communication, like a game, is – or at least should be strategic.

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  • Do Not Burn Bridges

    Don't Burn Those Bridges

    July 13, 2016

    My first job out of college was for a natural healthcare product manufacturer. I was hired to set up a Human Resources Department and do a “little” accounts receivable.

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  • Choosing a Grad School

    Thoughts on Choosing a Graduate Program

    July 11, 2016

    According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), there were an estimated 802,000 Master’s degrees conferred during this year. By Spring of 2020, that number will be just under 900,000. 

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  • Interview with Milt Silver

    Interview with Milt Silver

    July 11, 2016

    Today, I had the pleasure of interviewing Professor Emeritus, Milton “Milt” Silver. I usually see Milt in the afternoon as he walks by my office to refill his coffee mug.

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  • Researching Your Next Job

    Researching Your Next Job

    July 8, 2016

    Looking for a new job is a little bit like buying a new car. Before you decide which car, you do your research, which makes/models will best suit your needs, which manufacturer gets the best safety ratings, which dealer is offering the best incentives, what colors are available, etc.

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  • Soft Skills Wanted

    Soft Skills Wanted

    July 1, 2016

    For years, employers have focused on technical skills when making hires, however, that trend is changing. In a recent Forbes article, “9 Skills Bosses See Lacking in New Graduates” Karsten Strauss discussed some interesting data compiled by PayScale.

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