How to decide when to cut ties

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Writers must kill all of their darlings to succeed, states the aphorism commonly ascribed to William Faulkner. But metaphorically murdering, for the betterment of the manuscript, hobbyhorse phrases and literary passages with which one has fallen in love is duck soup compared with scrapping an entire book or, for that matter, cutting ties with larger ventures like a job search or a position that isn’t working out.

So how should you minimize the pain of ripping off professional bandages when it is absolutely necessary to do so? Here are some tips offered by veteran professors and administrators… Read more at the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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