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The Surprising Thing I Learned About Myself Abroad

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 Study abroad is an opportunity to do a lot more than just take classes in a foreign country. During my time in Dublin during the Spring 2016 semester, I was skeptical when someone suggested that I volunteer for a local organization called the Solas Project. I knew it would […]

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Managing Peers and Older Generations

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 Part of being a manager is inevitably managing people that make you feel uncomfortable or vice versa. One example of this might be having to manage people who are significantly older than you are. Another challenge might be managing peers, close friends, or the co-workers you used to grab […]

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Confronting Conflict as a Manager

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 As a manger, you will be confronting conflict all the time–maybe even every single day. There are different kinds of conflict of course, but there are certain steps you can take nearly every time. Lindsey Pollak, author of Becoming the Boss, writes: Since you can’t avoid displeasing people sometimes, another […]

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Managing People You Don’t Like

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 In nearly every part of your life that involves interacting with people, there will people you don’t like. And if you become a manager, you’re certainly going to end up managing people you don’t like. Lindsey Pollak sheds some light on how to handle this uncomfortable situation in her […]

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Tips for First-Time Managers

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 In her book Becoming the Boss, Lindsey Pollak has a lot of advice about how we can all become effective managers in our future roles. This post will focus on how to manage people when you’ve never had to manage anyone (or anything) before. As more baby-boomers reach retirement age, […]

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3 Essential Laws of 21st Century Management

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 In a world that is changing daily, what it means to be the boss has changed quite a bit. Lindsey Pollak in her book, Becoming the Boss, writes that there are three essential laws to 21st century management. They include being adaptable to rapid change, being culturally aware, and […]

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14 Secrets of a Great Communicator

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 To be a stand-out in your industry, you have to be a great communicator. Lindsey Pollak offers tips in her book, Becoming the Boss that can help ensure you’re on your way to being a successful communicator. Get the Basics Right There’s nothing worse that meeting someone and then […]

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Twitter: Your Ultimate Guide

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 Twitter’s executives say that their site isn’t a social media network; it’s an information network. Journalists love Twitter because they can get wind of something the moment it happens, and then provide a timely breaking news report on it. You should consider using Twitter if you don’t already because […]

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LinkedIn: Your Ultimate Guide

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 LinkedIn is rapidly growing social media site that many professionals use to conduct research, find contacts or experts, get breaking news, recruit new employees, and talk with clients. This post, part of a blog series based on Lindsey Pollak’s Becoming the Boss, will give you tips and tricks to make […]

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