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September 28, 2012
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Getting Ahead 
  • Hate managing people? You're not alone
    More than two-thirds of managers admit they don't relish their management responsibilities, and most say they don't have the necessary skills and training, Devora Zack writes. Most managerial angst comes when people try to fight their natural styles to become someone they're not. "The only way to achieve real success as a manager -- and to garner the rewards and benefits of managing -- is to lead from a place that is authentic to your core," Zack writes. Fast Company online (9/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • The biggest mistakes made by freshman bosses
    Mistakes are all too common for new business leaders during their first year, writes Scott Eblin. It's important to avoid micromanaging without seeming detached; to deal effectively with subordinates who feel they should have been given the chance to lead; and to be open and honest with your family about the pressures you're under. EblinGroup.com/Next Level Blog (9/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Making the Connection 
  • 5 ways to be a valuable connector
    Hosting a unique get-together, facilitating introductions and helping strong personalities get along are some of the ways you can become a valuable connector, Yanik Silver writes. "People value connectors for what they provide in terms of interaction and resource ... the person who is that 'hub' is remembered when business deals are coming together," he writes. AOL Jobs/Young Entrepreneur Council (9/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Landscape 
  • The most underrated and overrated jobs in America
    These slideshows identify the 12 most overrated jobs this year and the 12 most underrated, according Careercast.com. Psychologist, event coordinator, architect and photojournalist, for instance, are overrated because they have grueling hours stress and poor growth futures. Mechanics, plumbers and school principals are among the most underrated jobs.  CNBC (9/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Your Next Challenge 
  • Baby boomers beat millennials in online job search skills
    Baby boomers are surprisingly better at online job searching than the millennial generation, according to a survey from Millennial Branding and Beyond.com. Twenty-somethings tend to be more optimistic about finding a job, but less tech-savvy than their older cohorts. Forbes (9/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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Balancing Yourself 
The Water Cooler 
  • What would George Jetson think of 2012?
    It's been 50 years since "The Jetsons" first aired -- and we're still 50 years away from 2062, when the futuristic cartoon series was set. Perhaps that's just as well: While we've figured out video conferencing, many of the other technologies used by the Jetson family -- from robot maids to flying cars -- are still out of our reach. Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (9/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
SmartQuote 
If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should not grow old."
--James Garfield,
20th U.S. president

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