4 Ways to Use Self Promotion Without Looking Like a Turd

I’d like to begin this article with the simple observation.  I love the fact that I used the word ‘turd’ in the headline and you have chosen to read this.  You are an amazing person.  That is all. Anyway, self promotion is a part of life.  Any time we try to sell something we selectively…

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Help Me Write My Next Book!

  Hello everyone!  I’m currently working on a book about generational differences in the workplace, which will be based on my Us Vs. Them presentation (watch a demo here if you haven’t seen it yet).  Basically, my argument is that there are TWO generations in the workplace, not four.  There’s Young People, and Old People. …

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Top 5 Most Popular Jeff Havens Videos

As recently as two years ago, if you were to search for “Jeff Havens videos” you would probably find a promo for my show How To Get Fired and a video of me talking about Katie Perry on Fox News, but luckily I’ve improved my YouTube video skills significantly and I have five videos with over 2,000…

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Awkward Childhood Photo Contest Winners!

Congrats to the winners of our awkward childhood photo contest! Camp out by your mailbox because a copy of my book How To Get Fired! is in on the way. Thanks to everyone who entered, we’ll be having a new giveaway next month. If you can’t wait that long, sign up for my monthly email…

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How NOT To Get Ready for Work

I call this post ‘How NOT To Get Ready for Work’ because I tried to put on my pants with no hands and I pulled every muscle in my body. I don’t recommend putting on your pants this way unless you have Olympic gymnast level flexibility, but I DO recommend copying the pose he does at…

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Back At Work After a Long Weekend? Here’s What You Need.

So you just had a three-day weekend.  Or a four-day weekend, or maybe you just got back after a two-week vacation to Mali where you danced like a dervish and ate an unconscionable amount of chutney.  (I know I just combined six cultures there, but I don’t care.)  The point is, you’re back at work…

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Sales Tips from a 6th Grader

I’ve never sold 21,477 of anything, but guess who has? A 6th grader named Katie Francis broke the world record by selling that many Girl Scout cookies and now she shares some sales tips in this hilarious video.  Now if you’ll excuse me, Troop 226 is meeting at the local middle school and I want to…

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Top 9 Reasons Marketing Professionals Have a Super Tough Job

I’ll admit, I didn’t always appreciate the value of marketing.  Then I hired a marketing director (who is amazing, by the way), and I saw results almost immediately.  I also saw how freakishly hard her job is.  So, in an homage to all of you marketing professionals out there, here are 10 reasons that your job…

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An Open Letter To Everyone Younger Than I Am

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, I know that many of you think I’ve passed my prime.  You’ve seen me occasionally leave my blinker on for a little too long, and you’re itching for me to retire and get out of your way so that you can do things better and faster than we turtle people.  To…

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#GenWars! Old People vs Young People in the Workplace

If you follow me on social media, you know I always share a video on Thursday, and today’s video Thursday also happens to be a Throwback  Thursday. Remember when I shared the #GenWars videos? No? Well now you can watch all of their hilarious old people vs young people conflicts at once without even leaving this blog…

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An Open Letter to Everyone Older Than I Am

Dear Sirs and Madams, I know many of you think that I’m lazy and unmotivated.  Many of you think I expect everything to be handed to me, and that I have no tolerance for the slow and steady path to success that has been the hallmark of your own experience.  I know at least a…

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Leveraging the Power of Generations Part 2 – Choose a Side!

  You may have heard that there are four generations in the workplace, but let’s be honest, the conflict boils down to old people vs young people. In the second part of my Leveraging Generations in the Workplace training series, you can take a quiz to figure out what side YOU belong on. Want to…

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Can You Top Jeff’s Awkward Childhood Photo?

I travel all over the USA talking about generations in the workplace with my  Us vs Them presentation, but no matter how many differences we have, one thing unites us all: we all have awkward childhood photos.  I tend to think mine is more awkward than most. Yep, that’s me in the photo! Pretty bad, right?…

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Leveraging The Power of Generations Part 1

Dealing with different generations in the workplace is so annoying. Why can’t everyone have the decency to be born at the same time? Lucky for you, I’ve put together a series of videos about how to use multiple generations in the workplace to your advantage! Want to see more funny stuff about generations? Here are a…

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The 8 People You Should Blame on Blame Someone Else Day, and Everyday!

Did you know that June 13 is officially Blame Someone Else Day?  I didn’t until recently – and what a relief the knowledge has been!  Until now I’ve sometimes been taking responsibility for my actions.  Sometimes I’ve even attempted to learn from my mistakes instead of persisting in the comfortable fiction that I have never…

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Save the New Hires! 15 Tips For New Employees From Real Working People!

Everywhere you look, new hires are endangered.  Many of them are about to graduate and start their careers with hearts filled with dreams and rainbows and gummy bears, ready to frolic in the rich fjords of Employmentland.  But sadly, too many of them are not prepared for the world they’re about to enter.  Some of…

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3 Leadership Lessons From My Father

Father’s Day is approaching.  Everywhere you go, grills and hacksaws and cologne are on sale, apparently since fathers everywhere want to smell their best while they saw their grills in half.  I’m sure you’ve also run across a smattering of articles and videos espousing the wisdom that the authors acquired from their own fathers, and…

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