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June 27, 2007

Name That Job

PeopleNaming companies' employees aren't the only people who think names matter. Studies have shown that having the right job title-especially if they get to pick it themselves-can be more important to employees than getting a raise. Even the Department of Labor acknowledges such titles as "Chief Blogging Officer," and no large corporation these days can manage without a Vice President of Search. British communicator John Smythe has just written a book about "the other CEO," the Chief Engagement Officer.

Here are just a few of the creative titles people have today:

If you need an unusual job title and can't think of one yourself, you can visit The Cubes™ Job Title Generator.

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Posted by William Lozito at June 27, 2007 8:21 AM
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Nice post. I think the best thing that these new titles do is help employees think about what they do and how they do it in a completely different way. We've been big advocates of the alternative job title. Just check out ours (www.brainsonfire.com - go to PEOPLE and then INDIVIDUALS).

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P.S. One of our principals became our Chief Inspiration Officer 5 years ago...

Legend has it that when he was a P&G product manager, Doug Hall had business cards that gave his job title as "King of the Elves".

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