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TCMPi“Clapping Out” Steve Jobs

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JobsCharismatic genius, tyrannical boss, and a paradox of values, Steve Jobs is still confounding us as he continues to inspire us.

It’s been a year since Steve Jobs was “clapped out” at the end of his shift as Apple’s founder, visionary, and leader. Long a tradition at Apple Stores, being “clapped out” at the end of one’s shift is one of those seemingly small but powerful indicators of a company that not only values people as employees but honors them as human beings. Yet Jobs himself was as well known for insensitive tirades at Apple employees as for his pursuit of perfection. So how do we explain the dichotomy of Jobs and Apple: the man many were terrified to work for and the company that still causes current and past employees alike to “bleed in six colors” (a reference to the original rainbow of the Apple logo)? Continued…

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TCMPiConfessions of a Job Seeker

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Will your employees confess your sins during their next job interview? Come to think of it, why are they interviewing with another company in the first place?

I call it the “confession moment”. As a hiring manager in high-tech companies for over thirty years, I’ve interviewed hundreds of candidates. The confession I’m referring to comes in response to my question: “Why are you considering leaving your current employer?”

The answers are varied, from “My wife just got a new job in the area, and I need to relocate,” to “I’ve been here long enough, and I need a change.” But most candidates tell me something they’ll rarely tell their current manager – “I just don’t feel appreciated in my current job.” Continued…

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TCMPiGifts to Physicians and Others: Lessons in Ethics

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For most of us, the ethical issue of gifts to physicians from members of the healthcare industry is a moot point. However, we can all appreciate and perhaps emulate the ethical guidelines set forth by the American Medical Association when it comes to avoiding even the appearance of a conflict of interest, whether we are giving or receiving a gift.

Way back in 1847, the American Medical Association set down some pretty strict guidelines regarding what it calls “gifts to physicians from industry.” Over the years the guidelines have been updated and upheld a number of times in order to keep pace with changing social standards and expectations regarding transparency and influence associated with gifts to doctors. Continued…

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