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I talked to Chuck, but could only think of my stained shirt

I talked to Chuck, but could only think of my stained shirt

Lessons learned from a big interview and a big shirt stain.

Suffering remains optional, no matter how big the dent

Suffering remains optional, no matter how big the dent

A con man took my cash, but left me a little smarter

A con man took my cash, but left me a little smarter

An expensive swindle results in a temporary loss of self-confidence but a life-long lesson learned.

Spending less than you make

Spending less than you make

Spetner: Cut your young staffers around the office a break already

Spetner: Cut your young staffers around the office a break already

Throughout my career I've been taught new things that save time, decrease stress, and preserve dignity. I'm grateful for all of them, and I try really hard to give young people a break when they make stupid mistakes.

Spetner: Reliving the projects from hell

Spetner: Reliving the projects from hell

The year-end calls for a time of reflection, especially regarding the unpleasant occurrences.

Spetner on age: Young doesn't mean you don't belong

Spetner on age: Young doesn't mean you don't belong

In 1994, I was invited to the PR Seminar. It turned out to be the first of many.

Spetner: How to address large-scale organizational change

Spetner: How to address large-scale organizational change

Change is difficult and can sometimes feel like a large rodent is lodged in an organization's throat.

Urgent, but not important

Urgent, but not important

The concept is simple: most of the urgent things on our list are actually not so important to us.

Trampling on a few toes (in HR) for the greater good

Trampling on a few toes (in HR) for the greater good

Don Spetner on learning when to bend the rules and go over HR's head.

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