The Daily Recruiter

The Ezine for Executive Managers … brought to you by The SearchLogix Group.

Is Work-Life Balance Becoming Less Of An Oxymoron?

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“By Joe Cahill, of ChicagoBusiness.com”

A recent boomlet in flexible workplace policies is a welcome sign that employers are starting to understand the costs of an always-on workforce.

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7 Things Selfish People Do In The Workplace

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“By Nicolas Cole, of Inc.com”

Selfishness in the workplace is like the black plague. It spreads. It is contagious. It rubs off on people and before you know it, the trait becomes ingrained in the company’s culture. And the worst part? People don’t even recognize it. Selfishness is disguised as confidence, bravado, “expertise” and drive.

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How to Energize Low-Energy Employees

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“By Dan Rockwell, of LeadershipFreak”

Managers complain about pushing low-energy employees.

Low-energy suggests lack of purpose, not lack of energy. Don’t try to energize low-energy employees. Help them connect with their purpose.

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How Business Leaders Get Ahead By Making Time For Passion Projects

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“By Stephanie Vozza, of FastCompany.com”

All work and no play can make life pretty dull. But for some, play is more than a weekend game of golf or a night out at the movies. It’s a project that fuels a passion. From chasing storms to teaching soccer, these six business leaders make the most of their nonworking hours.

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The Classic Goldilocks Problem: How to Ask Your Boss for Just the Right Amount of Work

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“By Sara McCord, of TheMuse.com”

In an ideal world, you’d have a perfect amount of work to fill your day. But let’s be real: The odds that you’ll just show up and be met with the exact right number of tasks are slim. It’s a lot more likely that you’ll (at least at times) feel overwhelmed, underutilized, or downright bored.

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When You’re Too Valuable to Take Time Off

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“By Molly Page, of Thin Difference”

One of the toughest lessons I ever learned was that my business won’t fall apart when I go on vacation. It was a blow to my self-esteem to realize that I could step away from my desk and, more importantly, from my email inbox for a week and the world would keep on turning.

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7 Ways Young Leaders Succeed with Elders

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“By Dan Rockwell, of Leadership Freak”

It’s growing more common for young people to lead teams that include elders.

Some elders look down on their youngers.

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10 Golden Rules of Communication in a Team Environment

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“By Samuel Edwards, of Inc.com”

When you’re working as a part of a team, communication is essential. Without it, your goals could be misconstrued, your efforts could become uncoordinated, and you’ll eventually have no hope of achieving a cohesive final result. Obviously, communication is a good thing, but when you’re working with a group of people–rather than in a one-on-one setting–there are unique challenges and qualities to take into consideration.

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Feeling Dumped On? Here’s What To Do

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“By Lisa Kohn, of Chatsworth Consulting Group”

I spent a week at the beach with my extended family. Needless to say, it was great. Great weather. Great nature. Great company. Great times.

Except for the day when my nephew had to work for hours. And hours. He’s not in the most junior position at his firm, but he’s close. And the interns, whom he manages, are no longer able to work past 6pm.

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A 30-60-90 Day Plan For New Leaders

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“By Paul Larue, of Lead Change Group”

Leaders new to a team have the unenviable task of getting results, building trust and establishing credibility.  All the while they are learning their new role, and possibly even a new company.

For some leaders, doing one or the other is attainable, but doing all simultaneously can be a daunting task. It can be a delicate balance at times, and giving attention to everything at once can be a bit overwhelming.

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