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  • Success in the Work World
    December 3, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Success in the Work World

    My first “job” was in the 1960s as a part-time waitress in my hometown while I was in high school.  I earned one dollar an hour and thought I had it made!   Since then, I have worked in government, private...

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  • Retirement Thoughts
    November 26, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Retirement Thoughts

    I am way beyond the magic number that is generally considered retirement age.   Often people ask me why I continue to work.   There isn’t just one answer to that question.   You may want to consider the following ideas when you...

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  • Breaking Promises Can Hurt Your Business
    March 7, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Breaking Promises Can Hurt Your Business

    Your reputation is based on the things that you say and the things that you do. Granted, there might be other people who say negative things about you, but, in time, the truth always comes out. Sometimes people hurt their...

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  • Business Pros and Cons
    February 4, 2018 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Business Pros and Cons

    So many people have a dream of having their own business. They focus on benefits that they could enjoy including freedom to choose schedule, pride of ownership and hopefully large profits. Unfortunately, according to Innovation, Science and Economic Development in...

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  • The Family Operation
    June 12, 2017 Dr. Linda Hancock

    The Family Operation

    I have a lot of clients who come to see me because of problems arise when family members work together in businesses or farming operations. This is an area that I can relate to as I have three children, all...

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  • Return to Work
    May 29, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Return to Work

    Research indicates that the longer someone is off work, the harder it is to go back to it. There are very good reasons why people might have to take a leave of absence but when it comes right down to...

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  • Three Key Concepts
    February 1, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Three Key Concepts

    It was several years ago that I had a wonderful conversation with my friend's husband. He had taken a number of training courses through his employer and was willing to share some of the things that he had learned. I...

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  • I Want to Do What You Do
    February 1, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    I Want to Do What You Do

    Often, I hear from students or community members who state that they want to become a psychologist. They are usually quite surprised to find out what they would need to do in order to obtain a license to practice. February...

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  • Double Double
    July 12, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Double Double

    Tim Horton was a Canadian Hockey player who was looking for a second income in the 1960s. He needed enough flexibility to allow him to continue his hockey career. As a result, he tried selling cars and then, when encouraged...

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  • Lessons I Learned As a Business Owner
    August 3, 2014 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Lessons I Learned As a Business Owner

    Many people believe that all it takes to be successful is to get a degree. Not true! If you are going to operate a private practice as a professional you need to learn some basic business principles. Following are some...

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  • It's A Different World
    August 3, 2014 Dr. Linda Hancock

    It's A Different World

    It can be very annoying for people who have a good work ethic to find themselves in an environment where the rules seem to have changed. Each week I hear people complain about the differences between the way that they...

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  • The Psychology of Marketing
    July 2, 2014 Dr. Linda Hancock

    The Psychology of Marketing

    My daughter and I are leaving for England in early September. We have therefore been preparing an itinerary and booking accommodations for the trip. Because of the distance, we are using the internet to do much of the research. Some...

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