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There are few people in my industry whose careers I have followed as closely as I do that of +Jonathon Colman.

I read everything he writes, and listen carefully when he speaks. And I love it best when he creates.

In https://medium.com/@jcolman/from-writing-about-products-to-building-them-ee34077173aa#.z3034hk3t he manages to write a complete, poignant essay in 99 bullet points. He covers many things, but I loved best the final section about how he grew his career, from tech writer of computer manuals to Facebook content developer.

Read it at https://medium.com/@jcolman/from-writing-about-products-to-building-them-ee34077173aa#.z3034hk3t
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Facebook says its best managers exhibit these 7 behaviors http://flip.it/Za4fl
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10 Top Keynote Speakers Tell How Presenting Advances Their PR Success

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Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive http://flip.it/0LrWt
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Superb Piece on How to Give Feedback (and How Not to)

I haven't read many articles that hit home on the process of managers and ICs giving feedback to one another in a professional setting like this one: http://firstround.com/review/radical-candor-the-surprising-secret-to-being-a-good-boss/

Can't recommend reading it enough - we struggled a lot with these issues while I was CEO at Moz, and it's something +Sarah Bird has made way better since taking over (and that's made a big difference).

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I need a dictionary to play this game...
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Didn't know about this. +Martin W. Smith says LinkedIn now has a resume building tool.
 
LinkedIn Resume Builder Tool
Wow, love +LinkedIn's Resume Builder tool. Takes a little tweaking since you are working with the output only on Resume Builder, but, once you get used to it, bet you will never craft or share a #resume  any other way. 

I liked the tool so much and the public facing webpage it generates I linked it off my LI Profile:

My LI Profile
https://www.linkedin.com/in/martysmith1980vc

My Resume created with Builder
Note how not everything is on there thanks to the easy editing tools Resume Builder provides. 
http://resume.linkedinlabs.com/8vp4vlj40 

Resume Builder 
http://resume.linkedinlabs.com/

#toogood   #cooltools   #getajob  
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I'm not a premium member so must be free free,. Marty
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I'm 58 years old, and I approve this message.

Screw that. I live it.

What's your excuse?

From +Gary Vaynerchuk
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What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

"Pay close attention to your employees as individuals. Take that extra bit of time to build their confidence and articulate a vision; to provide constant, ongoing, high quality feedback; and to listen to their ideas. And ensure that your own messages are consistent. Is it hard work? Yes. But it’s worth it"
To be a superboss, do five things well.
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Your comment 'Pay close attention to employees as individuals" is so important - and necessary. However so rarely done.
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Would your CEO have the guts to answer these questions? If you run an organization, do you have the guts to do so?
It might be an opportunity for your CEO to bullshit. However, it might also get you real insight.
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+Mark Traphagen, now that's a fact!
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The command-and-control approach is out of vogue, and, as it turns out, also detrimental to human nature. Whether you’re an IT manager locking down access and permissions to IT-business collaborati…
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We needed science to know this? :)
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