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TRENDS @ WORK – Bully Boss’ed is the New “MeToo”

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Bully Boss’ed is the New “MeToo”. It’s a trend, and a growing trend: the workplace is becoming more uncivil, at times hostile, and more often than we’d like, downright brutal.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ” – Thomas A. Edison. Did you know that Steve Jobs was fired the first time he worked for Apple? That Steven Spielberg was rejected both times he applied to film school at USC?

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Did You Hear? It Seems More Employees are Quitting Their Jobs

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According to Government Statistics, More Employees are Quitting Their Jobs Than Have Done so for Decades. According to recently published reports, more and more employees are voluntarily quitting their jobs, with or without having a new job lined up first.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” ” – Mike Gafka. At work and elsewhere, challenges can be fun and exciting.

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Independence Day

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“The bravest things we do in our lives are usually known only to ourselves.”. – Peggy Noonan. You might not have thought about it, but Lady Liberty always stands by herself. The quest to be free, and to help others be free, is first and foremost an internal quest.

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Being Bully-Boss’ed? – The 57 Signs. Is It Happening to You?

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“I find in most circumstances people leave bosses, not companies.”. – John Rampton. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : Over the past two years, Nike has terminated five senior executives for being bully bosses – four men and one woman. One of those terminated had been identified as the probable next CEO.

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Two (or More) Job Opportunities? – 18 Elements of Comparison – [Part 2 of 2]

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“It’s not hard to make decisions. when you know what your values are.”. – Roy E. Disney. NOTE : This is Part 2 of 2 of this Newsletter. We have divided it in half due to its considerable length, befitting its importance to so many employees.

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“I’m not concerned that machines will begin to think like humans. I am very concerned that humans will begin to think like machines.” ” – Tim Cook, Apple CEO. Supporting Limits On. Children’s Screen Use.

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Father’s Day

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“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me.”. – Jim Valvano. All dads know the truth: being a father is all about giving. This is the day you hope to hear, just this once, “Thanks.” Hold on to that thought; it may be a year before you hear it again.

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Make a “Go File”. Pleeeeeze

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Workplace Negotiating Insight No. 16: Make a “Go File”. Pleeeeeze. Observe and Learn: Life is unpredictable, and workplace life is especially unpredictable. You need to be prepared.

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Two (or More) Job Opportunities? – 18 Elements of Comparison – [Part 1 of 2]

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“It’s not hard to make decisions. when you know what your values are.”. – Roy E. Disney. NOTE : This Newsletter is of considerable length, befitting its importance to so many.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“The words of the tongue should have three gatekeepers: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?” ” – Arab Proverb.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” ” – Tony Robbins. I love Tony’s point: try something new, seek a different approach, observe what others have done to achieve greater fulfillment or success, and perhaps take a path you’ve never taken before.

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Don’t be too Rational. It’s not Logical.

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Workplace Negotiating Insight No. 17: Don’t be too Rational. It’s not Logical. Observe and Learn: It happens quite often. clients share with me their frustration, their disappointment and their difficulties at work due to the seemingly irrational behaviors of others.

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Did You Know That.

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recording calls or meetings, even if legal in your state, is probably cause for getting fired at work?

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Memorial Day

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“It is not where you serve, but how you serve.” ” – J. Rubin Clark. If you have not visited the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., please consider doing so. It is not flashy or grand, but simple and direct, like the men and women it honors.

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A Passover Thought

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To All Our Friends Who Celebrate. Passover: May your Matzoh Balls be light. May your Horse Radish be strong. May your Wine be sweet. May you never forget how precious is Freedom from Oppression and Slavery, the meaning and lesson of this wonderful Holiday. Have a Zinsict Pesach! 2018 Alan L. Sklover.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Each time you say hello to a stranger your heart acknowledges that we are all family.” ” – Suzy Kassem. One of my most enduring, enjoyable – and financially rewarding – client relationships started with a simple, “Hi, I’m Al. what’s your name?”

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Mother’s Day

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“God could not be everywhere and. therefore he invented mothers.”. – Jewish Saying. To every mother, grandmother, and great grand-mother out there, THANKS. Today is Your Day. It’s even named after you.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me 350,000 times. you’re a weatherman.” ” – Bill Murray. At work, sometimes it seems that trust is awfully hard to come by, and even when felt, often difficult to maintain.

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“These days everyone is taking data from the cloud. and putting it on their tablets. Isn’t that what Moses did?” ” – Unknown. Sure is, and he shared “the message” with all of us.

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Happy New Year

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To All of Our Blog Readers, Friends, Clients and Colleagues: “Our BEST WISHES for a Healthy, Safe and Peaceful NEW YEAR”. Thank you so very sincerely for making 2017 – our TENTH year of publication – successful beyond our expectations.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“The palest ink is worth more than the best memory.” ” – Chinese Proverb. At work, so often what someone said, promised, represented, assured, objected to or complained about, is at the heart of a dispute.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ” – Arthur Ashe. I just can’t stop reading and rereading this quote. At work, don’t moan over your lowly position; instead use it to impress those around you in order to get one step higher.

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“The productive person doesn’t tell you how many hours they worked; they show you what they accomplished.” ” – John Gross. At work you have a choice, each and every day: either you are focused on what you accomplish, or you focus on the time and effort that goes into it.

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Workplace Negotiating Insight No. 15: “Standard Language”. There’s no such thing.

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It happens to me nearly every day; in fact, it happened to me just last week. When discussing language in a legal document with an employer’s HR or Legal representative, I am told “That is standard language. So, we can’t change it.”. I know why they say that: they are fearful.

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“The best solution seldom requires that someone be right and someone else be wrong.” ” – Robert Brault. So simple, so true, so wise, so powerful.

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Mother’s Day

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“God could not be everywhere and. therefore he invented mothers.”. – Jewish Saying. To every mother, grandmother, and great grand-mother out there, THANKS. Today is Your Day. It’s even named after you.

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“Working Hard. A Monday Poem” He worked by day and toiled by night. She gave up play and much delight. Dry books he read, new things to learn. And forged ahead, success to earn. He plodded on, with faith and pluck, And when she won, they called it luck. – Author Unknown.

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Happy Easter

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To All our Friends Who Celebrate Easter: The Essential Message Of Easter is Hope. Is there any better Message to Celebrate? Happy Easter! 2018 Alan L. Sklover. All Rights Reserved

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.” ” – Albert Einstein. This seems to be a thought-provoking version of the old saying that “Actions speak louder than words.” It also sheds great insight into negotiating for yourself at work.

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Incorporated by Reference – Key Words & Phrases

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What is the meaning of: “ Incorporated by Reference ” ?

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” ” – W. Clement Stone. It could not be simpler, or more powerful: unless you have a clear idea of where you are headed, and why, chances are you will meander along the way. As some people say, “What’s the end game?”

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what the sunflowers do.” ” – Helen Keller. I hope you know the story of Helen Keller, who became both blind and deaf at the age of 19 months.

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Did You Know That.

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the expense of using the services of an Executive Coach, Mentor or Recruitment Agency to assist you in navigating job and career challenges and opportunities may be Tax-Deductible. Wisely navigating career opportunities and addressing career issues has become more challenging than I’ve ever seen it.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“In war, there are no uninjured soldiers.” ” – José Narosky. Over many years of my life, I have come to believe that only by confronting unfairness and impropriety directly, “head on,” and without fear, is it possible to change the status quo.

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Congrats to Us!!

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Our Three Millionth Visitor. Yes, that is what I said: Three Million Visitors. We are both very pleased and quite proud to have grown to be a source of workplace insight and empowerment for over three million employees, worldwide.

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“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but rather a molder of consensus.” ” – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Consensus permits us to move forward in unity, amidst harmony, with shoulder to shoulder. E Pluribus Unum , “ From Many, One.”

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We’re pleased to offer another new “Model Letter”:

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“Requesting a Shorter Garden Leave”. Employees seeking to resign and move on to better opportunities in their careers are often faced with a stumbling block: a “Garden Leave” obligation that requires they remain with their present employer for 30, 60, 90 or more days.

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President’s Day

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“A man who wants to lead the orchestra. must turn his back on the crowd.” ” – Max Lucado. The Presidency is a kind of podium. It is an opportunity to lead. It promises nothing but the opportunity to lead by vision, example and inspiration. Today in the U.S.

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