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Apr 25, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The First 100 Days

The First 100 Days

Unless something else takes center stage, we are about to enter into a media frenzy focused on President Obama’s performance during his first 100 days in office. If you just took a new role, assuming it’s not in sports or politics, you can be thankful that your own performance isn’t

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Apr 14, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Nailing the Interview

Nailing the Interview

In another great article by Sarah Needleman, in today’s WSJ, she offers some very solid advice for those lucky enough to land an interview. Getting an interview right is more difficult than you might think. One of my top tips to job seekers is a page right out of media

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Mar 13, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Putting Your Best Foot Forward

It has been said that success covers a multitude of sins. Like a delicious frosting covering the cracks, bumps, and imperfections of a newly baked cake, success smoothes over one’s flaws. When companies are successful, they are often overstaffed which can shield the need for performance management. The underperformers are

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Mar 01, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Getting on a Board

Getting on a Board

In the past month, I’ve been to an event–a packed house–geared toward getting more women on boards and have been asked by a couple people just how you get on a board. It’s more difficult than you may think. There’s often a time in your professional career where you’ve interacted

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