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Surviving the IT Audit

One of the most anxiety inducing and often frustrating experiences for IT managers can be surviving the IT audit. If you invest a little time in preparation, you can not only survive your next audit, but also perhaps even benefit from the support to improve your existing best practices.

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Bob Aiello
Are Most Leaders Liars?

With scandals hitting the headlines on a regular basis, it seems foolhardy to assume honesty among those in charge. As a result, leaders who truly are honest need to work harder to display evidence of the fact in order to gain the trust of those who look to them. Developing a culture of honesty is crucial.

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Naomi Karten
The Win-Win Benefit of Expressing Appreciation

People are less likely to express thanks or appreciation at work than anyplace else. But studies suggest that employees who feel appreciated are more productive and loyal, so it's worth making an effort. The intriguing bit? It's a win-win experience—when you appreciate someone, you feel good, too.

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Naomi Karten
A Novel Approach to Saying No to Your Manager

People say you shouldn't manage your manager. But when you reach a point when you are overwhelmed with work, it’s time to fend for yourself and say no. However, you don't have to use threats or ultimatums. Read on to learn how you can stand up to your manager without sacrificing tact—or your job.

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Naomi Karten
A Win-Win versus a Win-Lose Approach to Conflict

Too often when people address a conflict, they take an I-win-you-lose approach. That distracts from focusing on opportunities for agreement and can make ongoing relationships difficult. When people have to work together, the wise approach is one that serves the best interests of both parties.

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Naomi Karten
The Increase in the Number of Technical Advisors

A new role is becoming an important one in helping CEOs effectively execute tasks—technical advisor to the CEO. This role is not limited to the technology world and is growing across disciplines in the executive management teams. Rajini Padmanaban looks at the increase in technical advisors.

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Rajini Padmanaban
How Much Time Do You Spend Doing Your Job versus Learning Your Job?

When was the most recent time you decided to learn something specific about your job? Many organizations do not build time in for learning in the workday. Instead of thinking you're too busy doing your job to take time to learn, ask yourself if you can incorporate learning into everything you do.

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Johanna Rothman
Crying at Work: A Delicate Issue

Crying at work is often seen as a weakness, or even completely taboo. Whether the crying seems to be justified or not, the situation still has to be dealt with. Read on to learn what you should do if you're the one who shed tears, as well as how to respond if you witness an employee breakdown.

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Naomi Karten