Author: Overseerguy

BAD BREATH AT WORK Can Kill Your Career.

Hate to be so to-the-point, but does  your breath stink? BAD BREATH: In medical jargon, this is labelled “HALITOSIS”.  Halitosis usually originates from the putrefaction–the decay–of PROTEINS in the mouth and in the large bowel. That decay of waste materials generates a gas-like compound of sulfur. Our noses are very sensitive when it comes to detecting sulfur. “Proteins with the highest content of sulfur-containing amino acids are found in red meats, poultry, cheeses and all other animal-derived foods. … If you want to drastically cut down on your sulfur intake and improve your breath odor, then the most basic...

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World’s BIGGEST CONTRIBUTORS? Are You One of Them?

[PHOTO CREDIT: GENIUS NETWORK. ] The other day I happened to mention how much I admire one of today’s celebrities, TONY ROBBINS. I hardly had a chance to speak his name when someone I was talking with blurted out, “Oh he’s such bullshit.” I was stunned. I stopped in mid sentence and asked, “Why do you say that?” “Oh, I know his type. They are all the same. Personal agendas and they screw us to get what they need and want at our expense.” I’m not the type to bite my tongue and I’m not the type to defend...

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PERFECTIONIST? Avoid Risk-On Jobs.

Perfectionists are people whose ego is so strong as to prevent them from making decisions when risk of failure predominates. Perfectionists fear failure. Though very smart people, perfectionists are often slow learners because they deprive themselves of one of the best learning experiences that life has to offer: failure. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison As much as I could feel the frustration of a wanna-be hedge-fund trader whom I watched on my TV set the other night, I could not help but repeatedly asking myself why such brilliant people can’t see the obvious....

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Want a Job? Prove You Can Do It Better.

If you are clamoring for a promotion or trying to get your first job, just remember that you are competing against thousands who, like you, have a master degree, or at a very minimum an undergraduate degree, some even a PhD. So how do you break in? Prove you can do the job better than your competitors can. Or, a job similar to the one you are applying for. Bring your proof to the interview and outline your proof in your resume. And, make your proof stand out so the Human Resource Department that sorts through incoming resumes has...

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Why Managers succeed: The Paradox of Budgets.

Successful managers understand the paradox of budgets. Budgets exist to ensure results are delivered on time and to agreeable levels, including sales forecasts and especially expenditures and any other type of cost. Budgets, and the budget setting process, is absolutely critical to the success of any person, household, department, division, company. Budgets matter. Budgets matter even more if the manager, who will be measured by the budget, is the one who creates the budget and then sells it upwards to the stakeholders and guardians of the consolidated corporate financials, such as the board of directors or the various operating Vice...

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Why Managers Succeed: Recognition Culture

Employees not only enjoy, but NEED to be recognized. Managers who do so on a regular basis enjoy more “motivated” employees. There are many ways to incorporate a recognition program into your managerial program. Certainly you can provide a token gift, or a gift certificate for an employee’s favorite coffee shop. Most companies prohibit such financial incentives since it does, sometimes, complicate the corporate tax matter which may also impact the individual’s taxes as well. Sometimes a financial “gift’ can be “grossed up” by the company to help take the edge off the taxes paid by the employee, but the...

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Why Managers Succeed: Walk The Talk

Nothing makes an employee more suspicious of a manager than a manager who is  all things to all people. Especially if that manager is only too eager to sacrifice a direct report for a chance to kiss the butt of upper management. Managers who are true to themselves and to their employees score and win big in terms of loyalty, productivity, dedication, and reputation. During my many years in management I think I’ve seen just about everything imaginable. What stands out most is those moments in time when I saw managers who tussled with upper management to protect their...

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Why Managers Succeed: Visibility

To discover invisible managers, simply follow the mess they leave in their wake. One of the precepts of good management is to make plenty of contact with direct reports and stakeholders. Contact, face-to-face is best, but if the manager is remotely located from an employee or key supplier, then contact by SKYPE, is okay, or any other online platform, especially if it facilitates video so parties can see the various nuances, gestures, facial features that make video so valuable. Being visible reduces the chances of error in communications. It also goes a long way to reducing the daily anxiety experienced by...

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Why Managers Succeed: Celebrations

Helicopter parents have gone too far. But most bosses have not gone far enough. While raising children, doting helicopter parents would treat everything their precious little ones did as the world’s most important experience and contribution, thus,  leaving their children with the belief, and conditioning, that they can do no wrong and that everything they do is awe-inspiring. When these very same pinnacles of achievement hit the work world, the results were far less than stellar. I’d use the terminology, “absolutely disappointing”.  Imagine being a manager whose every comment and request is second-guessed, questioned, demanding of an explanatory rationale....

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Enjoy Eating Meat? Order A TMAO To GO.

If you enjoy a good steak, hamburger, or any other meat and dairy products…then you might want to consider asking your doctor for a TMAO blood test…It might cost you about $50 (USA) but is certainly the way to go until more detailed research reveals more precise data. New research from overseas reveals that, in its early findings, if your blood test reveals high levels of  TMAO  then you are likely to suffer, uh-h-h-h, no easy way to say this, “DEATH” as soon as from one month to 7 years, or  stroke and/or heart attack. So, the TMAO test...

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You READY for the NEXT JOBS? How About Your Kids?

So, the TRUMP effect is succeeding and encouraging major corporations to come streaming back into America to rebuild plants and to recommit to employment. Problem of unemployment solved. Right?  WRONG. To compete in the global marketplace, companies will have to continue to outsource to places were labor is cheapest, environmental laws and other regulations the most lax. When that option is exhausted as a cost-control measure, big companies will turn to robotics and other means of automation. After all, robots don’t have unions. Robots never ask for a pay raise. Robots can work without coffee and lunch breaks. Robots can work...

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Your Skill Nobody Wants! Your Ability to “No-It-All!” Better Than Others.

This is going to be a short, easy-to-read Nugget. Our nation is far too negative. It is filled with far too many negative thinkers. We must do more to teach each other how to be much more positive and to welcome ideas and to learn to encourage ideas to help accelerate and help adopt ideas quicker. This Nugget will suggest 3 very important, helpful books that you should read…Scratch that. Not “read”. Rather, “STUDY”. Below you will find my suggestion for 3 of the most powerful books imaginable that can teach you and especially your children, how to think POSITIVELY....

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WHO Are YOU, Anyways? How Other People Define Who You are.

Age-old widsom echoed through the works of motivational experts such as Norman Vincent Peal, James Allen, Napoleon Hill, and more recently, Tony Robbins, teaches us that who we spend our time with, and the thoughts we keep, determines who we are as a person and who we become. Let this sink in: You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.  The same is true for ideas. Source: BOLD by  Peter Diamandis and Steve Kotler,   Simon & Schuster, N.Y., 2015. p.108. If you want to change, if you want different outcomes, if you want to succeed...

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Want to win At A GOAL? It’s EASY. Build a POWERFUL-ENOUGH EMOTIONAL BRIDGE.

What separates winners from losers?  Emotional Attention. They empower their objectives with a powerful emotion. They discover or embed an emotion that is powerful enough to keep them on track through the period of improving and then to keep themselves on track after they have achieved that objective, goal, state. That’s it. Achievers BUILD EMOTIONAL BRIDGES and then they keep those bridges in GOOD REPAIR after their bridges have been built successfully. Ever speak to a champion, anyone who is absolutely the most excellent at whatever it is they are excellent at? You get chills running up your spine. You...

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Never Too Early To GET YOUR LIFE IN ORDER For Retirement

I learned of an incident the other day that made me think, “What’s this guy expect to be and look like if he lives to 75 years old?!” A large, muscular man in his mid-30s was bullying and belittling a 75-year old couple in a fast food restaurant. He was yelling and screaming at them because they were old and one had to use a walker. Of his more mild comments, “You stupid old geriatric pieces of shit…I bet you can’t even get it up…” This went on until a very close friend of mine quickly interceded and offered the bully, face-to-face, to...

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