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The elephant is the situation causing a problem we ignore and do not want to address in the workplace. Learn what our thought leaders say about how to master the elephant who may be your boss, co-worker, friend or family member.

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Latest Blog Posts for Elephants At Work

  • Career Development Carnival: May 2014
    on May 15, 2014 in Blog Carnivals
    Welcome to the Career Development Carnival hosted each month by Lynn Dessert at Elephants at Work or Hannah Morgan at CareerSherpa. We invite career experts to share their best posts and give you a sneak preview of their topic. If you find the career...
  • Career Rethink
    on May 12, 2014 in Career Advice
    Evaluating your career happens at many stages in life – I call it career rethink. I have worked with people from their early 20’s to late 60’s who have a strong desire to make a change for the better. Sometimes you are forced into change, othe...
  • How Cliques Impact Career Trajectory
    on May 7, 2014 in Career Advancement
    Cliques exist in all organizations – sometimes they are obvious and at other times it is underground. Let’s be clear, not all cliques are bad, but cliques can impact your career trajectory. Career Builder sponsored a 2013 nationwide survey conduc...
  • What to do when your boss wants to fire you
    on May 1, 2014 in Career Advancement
    I received this letter this week about someone who’s boss wants to fire him and asks what he can do. Here is his story: I am 63 years old, have owned my own business for more than 20 years and was forced to take a job for a large company four y...
  • Fired: What to say on a job application
    on Apr 28, 2014 in Career Advice
    Should I give a detailed explanation on my job application about why I was fired? The answer is NO – that is unless you really don’t want the job! You will have to put down a reason why you left your last job on a job application and if you w...
  • Simplifying Life
    on Apr 10, 2014 in Personal Effectiveness
    I am in that painful process of simplifying life. The last time I did it was about seven years ago when I downsized and moved into a smaller – yet very comfortable house. This time, I am selling my house ( tinyurl.com/ktp7ktq ) and moving to...
  • Tips to Adapt to Tough Economic Times
    on Apr 2, 2014 in Job Search
    I wanted to share insights C. Michael Reimringer recently shared with a networking group about how to cope and adapt to tough economic times. As he noted to me privately, many of these same actions were taken by our elders during the Great Depressio...
  • Thinking about changing your career?
    on Mar 27, 2014 in Career Advice
    Are you dis-satisfied with your career and thinking about making a change? Perhaps you have been in the same job for many years and just want a change or you realize that they profession you chose earlier in life was not what you were passionate abou...
  • Career Development Carnival: March 2014
    on Mar 20, 2014 in Blog Carnivals
    This month’s Career Development Carnival had a theme to challenge the creative juices of our career experts: Which came first? The Chicken or the Egg? We asked them to think about the conversations they have with people who believe that one action...
  • Who, What and Why before the Resume
    on Mar 11, 2014 in Job Search
    Transitions are difficult for job hunters and career changers. You often fret about getting things right and defining what is the most important thing to get done first. Frustration and confusion sets in early, especially when everyone you ask has an...
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