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Should you bring a Power Point presentation to a job interview to burnish your résumé? Absolutely not, says HR consultant Alison Green, since it would have to be exceptional to justify taking over the interview. Ask A Manager Blog
What will you learn by asking this?
Start today (and every day) by asking, “What will I learn today?” Consultant Wally Bock suggests it be something specific, preferably a small, easy piece of something bigger that you want to know more about. Three Star Leadership Blog
Keep strategic news concise and clear
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s staff memo on recent restructuring topped 2,700 words. Bryant University Management Professor Michael Roberto reacts: “If you need that many words to describe what you are doing … do you really have a clear strategy?” Michael Roberto’s Blog
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Doing nothing may be riskiest move
Napoleon once warned: “The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one’s self to destiny.” Blogger Edward Beaman says this reminds us that avoiding a situation or task may seem sensible but can actually be highly risky. Dumb Little Man Blog
Prepare and track your job bids
Bidsketch is a Web-based app that allows you to quickly prepare proposals and track them, notifying you when the customer views it. Lifehack
Harvey Schachter is a Battersea, Ont.-based writer specializing in management issues. He writes Monday Morning Manager and management book reviews for the print edition of Report on Business and an online work-life column Balance. E-mail Harvey Schachter