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Making it Work at Work: A Guide to Career Development and Fulfillment (Collection) by Alan Lurie, Kevin Elko, Edward G. Muzio, Deborah J. Fisher, Erv Thomas, Gregory Shea, Robert E. Gunther

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In the Beginning: Keeping Resolutions

(This message was delivered for the New Year, 2008, and continues the theme introduced in “I Don’t Know”).

Happy New Year! I wish you and your families a year of health, happiness, and prosperity. The observance of the New Year is possibly the oldest of all holidays. We have records of New Year celebrations dating back to ancient Mesopotamia, nearly 4,000 years ago. These records indicate that people then participated in one of today’s most popular and potent aspects of this holiday: the making of New Year’s resolutions. Most of us still make resolutions for the New Year, promising, perhaps, to spend more time with family and friends, lose weight, get fit, make more money, get organized, learn something ...

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