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Not Managing People Effectively is Risky Business

May 30th, 2014 - by Matt Miades

I’ve spent my entire career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), most recently as a partner for 11 years where my client work was focused on risk management.  During that time, I have developed keen insights and instincts about risk; where to look, what to look for, how to assess findings and how to remediate weaknesses. There’s ample… View Article ...

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Even Ivy League Does Not Mean Job Guaranteed

May 23rd, 2014 - by Matt Miades

We’ve all heard how hard it is for recent grads to get jobs, but I’m not sure parents always believe that this is true.  I recently received a comment on a Facebook ad that said, “Let your kid find his own job!”  I was surprised by this comment (but everyone is entitled to their own… View Article ...

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With Change, Comes Opportunity

May 6th, 2014 - by Matt Miades

Most of you probably already know this, but I’ll say it anyway: Change. Is. Inevitable……and absolutely necessary! On top of this, change is something that makes many people uncomfortable.  It’s often accompanied by anxiety, anger, sadness, new procedures, new software, new challenges and longer hours (at least for a period of time).  So it’s hard… View Article ...

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The Reality Is . . .You’re Not As Great As You Think You Are

April 23rd, 2014 - by Matt Miades

There’s a common saying in the workplace…..”Perception is reality.”  Much is written about perception and reality, but I’d like to discuss these terms as they relate to your image at work; with your boss, coworkers, subordinates and clients.  We all have our own perception of ourselves. As a career coach I regularly meet people whose… View Article ...

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