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Lehman Leadership Vindicated?

March 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Company profiles, War stories

Former Lehman Brothers employees keep getting a pitchfork in the butt. The latest round of abuse comes from Dick Fuld, Lehman’s former CEO, in response to a bankruptcy examiner’s report released March 11, 2010. Ex-employees were understandably pissed by the 2,200 page report. A March 13th Wall Street Journal article titled “Lehman Report Confirms Former […]

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How to Reclaim Your Future

March 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Coping, Motivation, Solutions

“Giving you a handout will help pay the bills, but it won’t give you dignity.” My self-esteem was slaughtered when my company was shut down. My lifestyle flipped and my dignity – how I assessed my value to society – evaporated. Fast forward to 2010. In the eBook, What Matters Now, Jacqueline Novogratz writes: “Dignity […]

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Have You Found Your Silver Lining?

February 4th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Coping, Losing a job

Yes, there is a silver lining to losing your job. Hate me for saying this, but it’s still true. Here’s how to find it.

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What Matters Now: Be fearless

January 8th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Coping, Finding a job, Motivation, Series, Solutions

“What Matters Now” is what matters Second of a series I want to be fearless. Apparently I’m not the only one. In the new eBook, “What Matters Now,” there are plenty of mini-essays that talk about stepping out of your comfort zone and taking a new direction. And what better time to consider it than […]

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You Are Not Alone

August 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Company profiles, War stories

“You are not alone.”                                                                                                                                         – Michael Jackson In a Sigourney Weaver movie, “You are not alone” is a lot less comforting than it is here. There are lots of us, we who “used to work at…” Some of our […]

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