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Adapting to an Undefined Change in a Business Model

Business

Adapting to an Undefined Change in a Business Model

I previously held a management position in a large business with many layers. I was privileged to be a part of meetings where change was discussed at high levels. Occasionally, I got to weigh in with my opinions to help higher up managers with their decisions. The final decisions were above and outside my circle of control. However, I was at least in a position where I could see the impact. I would try and make enough changes along the way to transition my team before the change was fully rolled out. Today, I am in a different ballgame and am finding ways to adapt to an undefined change in a business model. Continue reading

Avoiding Burnout: How To Recharge Your Batteries

Avoid Burnout By Finding Way To Recharge Your Batteries

Everybody deals with burnout eventually. I don’t care if you blog for a living or you are Metallica’s drummer, it’s going to happen. My second job out of college was really mentally draining. Let me just be blunt, it friggin’ sucked. I was a support tech for an internet provider and we had a lot of customers that needed support. Believe me, they likely needed more than tech support. Continue reading

Face It: We All Micromanage

We all micromanage

Face it! We all Micromanage

When we hear the word micromanage, our brain may automatically default to that one bad boss who controlled not only what you did, but how you did it. Of course there may be a time when a supervisor may¬†justifiably micromanage an under-performing employee. But, you may as well be unconsciously micromanaging your coworkers, family or even friends. Let’s examine a couple situations where I caught myself controlling the activities of others. As well as efforts I’m taking to prevent it, or keep doing it but in a better way. Continue reading

Preparing for Your Performance Review: 5 Tips to Remember

5 Tips to ace your next performance review

5 Tips to Rock Your Next Performance Review!

You took the effort to beef up your resume, ditched your old job like a bad relationship and now landed a new career. Hard work is over right? Wrong. It’s performance review time buddy! For some people this may roll around once a year. For others it may be twice a year or even quarterly (yikes!). Don’t make the mistake of assuming your boss knows you are doing a great job. The curtains are up. Spotlight is on you. It’s time to put on an infomercial selling how awesome you are. And don’t forget, all while sending subliminal messages how you would like your job or workplace improved. Here are my tips to prepare for your performance review: Continue reading

Restraint: Useful Wisdom From Warren Buffett

A lesson in restraint

Never forget, you can tell a guy to go to hell tomorrow…. You don’t give up the right. So just keep your mouth shut today and see if you feel the same way tomorrow.”

This advice was given to Warren Buffett from a long time friend and one time business partner, Tom Murphy. Continue reading

Suicide in the Workplace: Coping with Coworkers

No one expects to ever experience suicide in the workplace. Defined Sight shares their experience of coping with coworkers.

The word suicide was never too difficult to say or type until this week. I know others who experienced suicide with their families or friends, but not directly. This week, one of the members in management took his own life. He interviewed me for the current position I am in. I often consulted with him for specific questions. He also wore a referee shirt if a coworker and I took opposite stances. Processing the loss has been difficult. Two days in the office has felt like two weeks. Here’s how we are all trying to help each other. Continue reading

The Benefits Of Standing

The Benefits Of Standing

For over 11 years now, I have been sitting at an office desk. I never thought about the standing desk concept. In my mind, I thought I made up for not standing at work by running 4 miles a day. Did other strength training workouts. Or just got up and walked around when my Fitbit buzzed at me. Continue reading

Passing on a Promotion Opportunity

Promotion Opportunity

Hey there ya’ll, it’s Mrs. Defined Sight again and I came across quite the unique promotion situation the other day that really made me intrigued. Continue reading

Leverage Is A Powerful Thing If Used Correctly

Leverage Can Be Powerful If Used Correctly

People are often more powerful than they realize. We live in a world of high competition which bodes well for us as consumers. As for employment, there is also high competition but most companies that are worth working for will go above and beyond to retain quality talent. Continue reading

Do you need to ditch your job like a bad relationship?

Find out if you need to ditch your job like a bad relationship!

Ditch your job like a bad relationship!

¬†In a personal relationship, one per person loves the other, and the other loves them back. Pretty simple and works, right? However, if one person doesn’t love the other, or both aren’t in love with each other, chances are things are pretty miserable and the relationship will fail. The same can be said about jobs. Let’s take a look at the different work scenarios that are a bad relationship. Continue reading
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