Written by Regina Stevens

There are various resources for finding job leads. I have used job boards with email alerts (can't ever getrepparttar right jobs sent to me though), yellow pages, online and offline classifieds, and job forums. I have to use all of them together to find a few leads. There is one other resource I have recently added torepparttar 142539 list - electronic newsletters that post company information. This is an excellent way to network and find job leads. Many companies don't post their open positions, so utilizing an electronic newsletter is a great way to find these job leads.

My favorite electronic newsletter is TechLinks ( My subscription with them began early this year, 2005, and since then I have met many good contacts.

When you become a member you can have them send you their newsletter through email. When they send yourepparttar 142540 newsletter there will be links to various articles like company mergers, promotions within companies, companies that implement new technologies, etc.

Two Leadership Traps: How To Avoid Them. How To Get Out Of them (Part 1)

Written by Brent Filson

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Summary: Most people fail in their careers because of leadership deficiencies. A key reason for their failure is they continually and unknowingly keep falling into two leadership traps. The author describesrepparttar 142539 traps and how to get out of them.

Two Leadership Traps: How To Avoid Them. How To Get Out Of them (Part 1) by Brent Filson

You've heard ofrepparttar 142540 Peter Principle: "People are promoted to their level of ultimate incompetence". But whatrepparttar 142541 Peter Principle doesn't tell you isrepparttar 142542 nature ofrepparttar 142543 incompetence. Forrepparttar 142544 most part, it's leadership incompetence.

A human resources director told me, "Brent, we hire people for their skills and knowledge, but we fire them or fail to promote them or promote them for their leadership abilities -- or lack thereof."

In other words, throughout their careers, people are promoted to take charge of bigger and bigger groups -- until they take over a group that's too big for their leadership abilities.

One main reason they come up short in abilities is they are constantly and unconsciously falling into two leadership traps.

I'll describerepparttar 142545 traps, how to get out of them, and how not to get into them inrepparttar 142546 first place.

The traps can be particularly deadly because they are in many cases self-set -- and even self-triggered. What's worse:repparttar 142547 vast majority of leaders who get into them don't have a clue they're caught. It's one thing to be in a trap and know you're in it: You try to get out. But it's a problem of another magnitude to be in a trap and not know you're in it. In that case, you'll stay there.

THE FIRST TRAP: "I need ..."

A marketing leader in a major global company was stumbling. His team was failing to achieverepparttar 142548 targeted results. He told me, "The good news is they do what I tell them. The bad news is they do what I tell them -- ONLY what I tell them. Other than firingrepparttar 142549 worst ofrepparttar 142550 bunch or transferring others out ofrepparttar 142551 team, I can't figure out what to do. And if I don't do it soon, I'll berepparttar 142552 one fired or transferred!"

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