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Job Shopping? Six Tips for Building a Strong Network

Building a strong network should be a work-day constant.

New opportunities can arise anywhere and anytime─in a lunch line, on the train home or when placing your morning latte order. 

Dulye & Co. president and founder Linda Dulye teams up with a networking guru to offer six practical tips in her latest Fox Business Column for making great people connections.

 

5 Tips to Overcome the Post-Vacation Blues

 
Summer vacations and long weekends are a good thing. They offer important downtime for staff to recharge and refocus. But the shift from beach cabana to office cubicle is often a struggle. 
 
Here are 5 ways to help team members quickly shed post-vacation blues and get back in the groove of work: 

Don’t Be a Jerk: 6 Ways to Be a Better Boss

At one time or another, all of us have probably worked for someone who was less than an ideal boss. Maybe they were brilliant at their technical job, but had zero people skills. Or maybe they were just a jerk.

Whatever the reason, having or being a bad boss is terrible for business. Studies by my firm and other consultancies have shown that a lack of leadership can lead to low morale, a huge drop in productivity, frequent turnover – and that’s just the beginning. It’s also bad for employees’ mental and physical health. I’m talking about workplace depression, stress and even a spike in blood pressure.

So how do you know if you’re on the path to becoming one of those managers that makes people cringe? Click here to find out.

Conquering the Workplace, One Cup of Coffee at a Time

Networking is not about how many connections you have on social media, or sending an email. Using technology is easier and faster, but there’s nothing like that personal connection of sitting across from someone over a coffee.  

Take it from Eddie Walter, who upon graduating last Spring made it his goal to connect with as many people as possible at his new employer, JP Morgan Chase,“Doors and opportunities open when people get to know you, and that can’t happen through a few lines of email,” says Eddie during an interview with Dulye & Co. President Linda Dulye. 

Since then, Eddie has had over 200 cups of coffee with employees across the organization.

Become a networking superstar like Eddie using his 6-step strategy in 
Linda's latest SpectatorFree Blog featured on Fox Business

Opportunity Tops Gift List for Your Best Employees

By Linda Dulye, president & founder, Dulye & Co.
December 17, 2013

What’s the best gift for your top talent?

No, it’s not a hefty gift card or Super Bowl tickets.

The gift of a challenge goes farther than anything you can tie with a bow. A new, on-the-job opportunity, that stretches the thinking and actions of a staff member, sends a clear message from you of trust, confidence and true caring.

You Don't Need a BIG Holiday Party to Show Appreciation

Planning an office holiday party? Here are 5 practical tips for holiday merrymaking with meaning—that won't break the company budget!

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A Business Lesson From the Debt Deal

There really is a silver lining in the behavior on Capitol Hill over the past few weeks. The crackling debates, snarly standoffs and prickly posturing of political leaders serve as clear evidence that 11th-hour planning stinks.

There’s no reason to fall in that trap with your department as 2014 looms large. Now is the time to get your strategic game plan moving, without alienating or annoying anyone.  

My PAPA model keeps you and your team engaged during the process. Follow these four steps and avoid the kind of spectacle that one senator called “an agonizing odyssey.”

Here’s what to do:

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Five Ways to Maximize Your Investment in Interns

By Linda Dulye, President & Founder, Dulye & Co.
Published in Fox Business | Sept. 30, 2013
 
Whether your company has 
1 or 100 interns, Dulye & Co.
can help you maximize your investment in young talent today and for your future success.

Lately there has been lots of chatter about internships sparked by a growing movement to challenge the ‘no pay’ status that accompanies so many of them. Interns at the White House raised their opposition to unpaid internships. So did former interns at the Hearst Corporation, NBCUniversal and other corporate biggies.

Pay or no pay—the true value of many internships in non-profit, government, public and private sectors is being wasted.

The investment is being drained largely by how most internship programs are structured—as a one-way learning process.

Maximize your internship program with these five tips.

Can Executives Be Coached?

Those at the top of organizations are data focused. They ravenously devour daily operational performance stats about sales, orders, overhead costs, inventory, compensation, sick days, and so on. Ironically, data can also help save business leaders from themselves. 

Linda Dulye offers five big tips in her latest Fox Business column that will help you take the edge off your top leaders and help them connect with the workforce.

AOL's Armstrong: Boss or Workplace Bully?

It didn’t quite seem possible, but, there it was, within a matter of mind-numbing seconds, AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong went from chief rally man to insufferable bully.

Caught on tape on Monday while speaking to 1,000 AOL employees, Armstrong verbally admonished one of the staffers for photographing the company meeting—and then, fired him on the spot.

 “Abel, put that camera down right now,” ordered Armstrong. Followed instantly by, “Abel. You’re fired!  Out!”

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