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YOUR CAREER

Job searching during a pandemic

By Lynne Curry bio The career worst has happened. You lost your job during a pandemic. You suffer through the “sorry to tell you” call from your supervisor. When he says “take care of yourself,” you respond, “You take care too.” Then you sit frozen. When every employer is furloughing or laying or workers, how the heck are you supposed to get a new job? You spend the hours it takes to sign up for unemployment, and circle the date on your calendar when you need to have a new job. You spend a day cleaning up your resume and the next three days sending it out to every job you find posted in Indeed.com. No employer calls you. You call a few of your still-employed friends. They check with… . . . read more.

YOUR CAREER

Managing virtual teams in a COVID-19 era

By Lynne Curry bio If you’re a manager struggling your way up the steep virtual workplace learning curve, you may discover the COVID-19 pandemic makes you a better leader. Here’s how to navigate your way through this trial by fire. Focus on results Effective remote supervision requires managers to switch gears from supervising activities to managing results. Train yourself to keep your focus, and that of your team, on results and overall productivity. Say goodbye to micro-management.  Not only doesn’t it work, but you’ll drive your employees and yourself crazy if you keep them under a microscope from a distance.  Things come up for employees working from home that don’t when they’re at a regular work site. Let your employees know what you hold them accountable for and allow them… . . . read more.

WORKING WITH PHYSICIANS

How to handle the ‘bully doctor’ without losing your temper or your job

A growing concern in all types of professional offices is the bully boss. “Bullying is the issue for this decade that sexual harassment was in the…


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YOUR CAREER

What to wear to a business conference

The event looks interesting. There are many great sessions from which to choose. And the location is ideal; in fact, it takes place in a city you’ve always wanted to …


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SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

Social media is a double win for your medical practice and your career

Digital media specialist Brittney Overstreet says social media has given word-of-mouth marketing—the oldest marketing tool—unanticipated strength that…


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MANAGING THE OFFICE

The myth of multitasking

It’s a typical day at work. You’re on the computer, entering data, while you’re talking on the phone. A staff member comes to your office door, stack of papers in hand, and…


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BLOG

What you need to know when a bully takes you on

By Lynne Curry  bio
You’ve met bullies who play a win/lose game, even as you aim for a win/win solution. Guess who loses when…


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BLOG

Avoid These 5 Common PowerPoint Mistakes

By Cheryl Toth, MBA  bio
Who among us has not suffered (or slept) through a deadly PowerPoint presentation in a meeting or at a conference? We all know…


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YOUR CAREER

Are you “aggressive” or “assertive”? Take this quick self-evaluation and find out

To manage people, a manager has to be assertive.
But be aware that there’s a strong difference between being assertive and…


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MANAGING STAFF

Creating a peaceful office environment

It goes without saying that office conflict, poor attitudes, and negative staffers undermine peace and tranquility. But any bad behavior you bring to the workplace also…


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