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King Henry II and Understanding Your Employer

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Under King Henry II in the twelfth century, England established a common law.  This was a body of law that was common to all parts of the country.  Throughout Europe at the time, there was a wide body of law that was applied—there were feudal...

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How to Survive and Succeed in Your Job

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Working in a company or any organization is often competitive and scary. The reason that it can be so scary is because around you there are so many unknowns, and there is so much information that you do not have access to. Having access to information,...

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Can You Be Trusted?

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Can you be trusted? This is more important than any other single question. Regardless of how motivated you are, regardless of where you went to school, regardless of your work history, if you slip up in this area, you might as well forget about a good...

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You Need to Have Desire to Achieve Your Goals

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In order for you to achieve the things you are capable of, you need to constantly be creating goals for yourself and create a massive desire deep down to achieve these goals. There is nothing more important than having a desire deep down to achieve goals....

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The Importance of Culture in Organizations

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Employees’ level of success and overall happiness has more to do with a particular culture (which is sometimes also referred to as the personality of an organization) than with any other factor. This article discusses (a) the importance of organizational...

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One of the Most Significant Lessons I Have Ever Learned about Work

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When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor. -Normal Vincent...

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Learn from Every Experience You Have Ever Had

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One of the greatest things you can do for yourself is to learn from every single experience you have ever had. Each and every day you are having experiences, and you choose what to do with them. The wisest people are the ones who see every experience...

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Choose Your Frames of Reference Wisely

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I spent the summer following my first year of law school working at the Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) in Washington, DC. The entire summer and the events leading up to it resulted in one of the strangest experiences I have ever had. After...

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The Peter Principle and Being Ready for More Responsibility

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The most important thing you can do in your work and in your career is to do what you know. It’s fine to try new things. However, when you try new things, you need to be very careful that you remain focused on the things that you know and understand....

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You Need to Be Seen as an Authority

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Several years ago I learned about the power of authority while operating an asphalt business in Michigan. When I initially started the company, it was called something like “Barnes Asphalt Service” or something along those lines. When I showed...

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You Need to Be Able to Close

By on Mar 28,2024

In this article Harrison explains why the ability to close a sale is the most important skill in selling. Many people may get consumers interested in their products and lead them to the edge of making the sale, but it is the final push where the customer makes the actual purchasing decision which is the most important. Similarly it is good to be able to secure an interview, but what actually counts is the ability to push the employer to make the final hiring decision. There are a million possible closing techniques ranging from using the power of money and the power of issuing a deadline to identifying with a particular cause that could be important to the employer. All you need to do is tap into your instinctual ability and push employers that extra bit to ensure you get the job.

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