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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.

Dealing with rotten eggs, bad bosses, and crummy colleagues

Dealing with rotten eggs, bad bosses, and crummy colleagues

If an executive appears like a bad egg, behaves like a bad egg, and responds like a bad egg, then he or she probably is a bad egg.

The best CEOs can be the most unreasonable

The best CEOs can be the most unreasonable

Don Spetner explores the association between between C-suite brusqueness and effectiveness.

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