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The Growth Company publishes the following resources, authored by Dr. Lynne Curry, a recognized expert in Human Resources.

Recent Articles by Dr. Curry

4 Ways to deal with a rude person who doesn’t care about your feelings

Rude people. Nasty comments. Uncalled-for-insults. If you treat others well, but occasionally or regularly interact with others who don’t care how they treat you, and you don’t want your feelings to take you under like a rip tide, try these four strategies.  Full Story >>

Your public-speaking nightmare is about to come true. Here’s how to handle it

I’m not a public speaker — and I have two days to become one. Here’s the deal. Someone in our company made the decision that at each quarterly meeting an “average worker” will speak about their job and what they like about our company. I was nominated by someone for this “honor.” When my manager told me, I said ...  Full Story >>

I was promoted to supervisor and I hate it

When my company promoted me to supervisor, I was thrilled and determined to be the kind of supervisor I’d always wanted to work under – honest, fair, understanding and inspiring. Here’s what happened instead. Two weeks after I was promoted, our company...  Full Story >>

A fawning co-worker just became your boss. Now what?

My former co-worker, “Anne,” is now my boss and I don’t know if I can stay at my company under these conditions. Anne didn’t deserve her promotion. She’s not a leader and doesn’t have as much expertise or work experience as three of us on the team. She got her promotion not because she was the best, but because...  Full Story >>

Watch out for resume fraud

The new business manager you hired—the one with the terrific resume and reference? It turns out she never worked for the employers named on the resume or knew the supervisors listed as references—despite the glowing recommendations they wrote for her. Instead, she paid for a legitimate-appearing, completely phony resume and references.  Full Story >>

How to respond to sexual harassment from an office big shot

When I started work here, I had high hopes and felt my employer would do things in the right way, given that they interviewed me thoroughly, spent a day orienting me and provided me the most complete set of personnel policies I’ve ever seen. I was wrong. Trouble started when...  Full Story >>

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