The story of Sharon – With a little TLC Flowers can bloom

[W]hen [s]he was managed, even just a little bit, [s]he was able to work to [her] capacity and do great...I learned this lesson for myself with an employee I’ll call Sharon...The result, she became one of the most useful employees that I had....If you look at time as your only real asset, and there is an employee with a potential ROI as high as hers (spend <10 min/week = good employee) then the value of the time from good → great employee is worth it.

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Salary: Don't negotiate the dollars

[P]eople call me for friendly career advice. One topic comes up over and over. What should I negotiate for when I am offered a new position? ...

Another way to say it is, what do you want money for? Would you rather have that $40,000 purchase price plus $4,000 year, in unpaid time off? Consider what [do you] really WANT from [your], rather than what they can GET from their jobs. 

 

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