Career Management

Don’t say this word unless you mean it!

August 10, 2022
Along with the recent omnipresence of “literally” and “absolutely,” is it even possible to count how many times you hear the word “definitely” in the course of a day? Is this an infuriating laziness, an epidemic of insincerity, an inattentiveness to language?

5 easy ways to stretch your brain

August 3, 2022
“If you’re too right-brained,” says author and speaker Lee Silber, “you’re never getting anything done; you’re all over the place. If you’re too left, you’re too rigid. So, let’s put them together.” Here’s how to make sure your awesome halves stay sharp.

Some managers are the balloon, some are the hot air

July 29, 2022
A man in a hot air balloon, realizing he was lost, reduced altitude and spotted a woman on the ground. He descended and shouted, “Excuse me, can you help me? I don’t know where I am.”

Should you stay put in this economy?

July 13, 2022
While it’s true many workers landed better paychecks and benefits during 2020 and 2021, the financial downturn has recently led to company layoffs and hiring freezes, leaving jittery workers wondering if they should stay put.

‘Uh-oh… did I talk too much?’

July 13, 2022
After a social occasion, do you find yourself thinking over things you said, moments or vibes in the conversation, and cringing or feeling self-conscious? Maybe you’re thinking that you talked too much? To deconstruct your tendency to evaluate your performance—and regularly conclude that you were lacking somehow—ask yourself three questions.

Give yourself permission to downshift

July 6, 2022
There’s plenty of advice for gearing up your career, but not enough suggestions about how to gear down. Here are some tips for plotting your escape from the unforgiving ladder.

Always make it about the journey

July 6, 2022
Patricia Highsmith, author of the suspense classics Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley, once wrote on the empty mirage of arriving at a place you’ve dreamed of.

No time like the present to stop procrastinating

July 6, 2022
Procrastinators wait to complete a project for a variety of reasons. But what they all have in common is not planning for doing—and thus, they essentially plan to accomplish nothing. Here are tips to stop stalling.

Research well to influence others

June 8, 2022
Author Dorie Clark reminds us that consumers are always hungry for actual data. And what uncovers that data? Research. Developing shareable expertise through research or reviews can lead to great opportunities. By finding out just a little more than your audience already knows, you become seen as an authority.

Find personal renewal at a stale workplace

June 8, 2022
In the book The Boomerang Principle: Inspire Lifetime Loyalty from Your Employees, Lee Caraher tells the story of a good worker named Amy who got tired of the drudgery at her job at a big e-commerce company.