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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, left, speaks while fellow candidate Rick Perry awaits his turn during the the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate in Spartanburg, S.C., on Nov. 12, 2011.

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BEHAVIOUR: Interview tips courtesy of the GOP

If you have watched the Republican presidential primary debates – or even snippets – you may have been picking up advice about how to handle job interviews. Online careers columnist Danny Rubin says the televised debates show the importance of not fidgeting or squirming under pressure; practising your answers and being ready for anything; making eye contact; and taking notes when something comes up that you may want to refer to later.

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MANAGING: The other 10 per cent gets things done

Legendary management guru Peter Drucker said "90 per cent of what we call 'management' consists of making it difficult for people to get things done."

Markham, Ont.-based consultant Sam Geist suggests you consider for a moment or two how you make it difficult for your staff to get things done.

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Want to keep staff? Show real appreciation

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Ottawa-based consultant Shaun Belding says the No. 1 reason people leave companies is because they feel unappreciated.

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TECH TIP: Prompter gets you away from the screen

BreakTaker is a free software application that reminds you to take breaks while you are working on your computer. It even suggests what you might do, such as stretch or get a glass of water. You can tell it "No thanks," but it will persist with another reminder in five minutes.

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Management columnist

Harvey Schachter is a Kingston, Ont.-based writer specializing in management issues. He writes Monday Morning Manager and management book reviews for the print edition of Report on Business and an online column, Power Points. More

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