Career Management

8 tips for choosing your battles

November 3, 2021
If there’s any given in life, it’s that there are always battles. There’s realistically nothing you can do about that. But that doesn’t mean you have no control.

Consider leading many ‘mini-lives’

October 13, 2021
Writer David Kadavy decided to reveal his dislike of travel in print. He describes how he’s made a habit out of living what he calls “mini-lives,” which he defines by spending a month or more in a different location from where you live and living a life that resembles your normal day-to-day.

‘Where lungs have breath, no limits can exist’

October 13, 2021
Max Calderan’s prowess for extreme exploration earns him a distinction with the likes of Sir Edmund Hillary and Neil Armstrong, and one may even reasonably argue that he’s exceeded them both. But unlike either, the 54-year-old Italian has never had the backing of expert Sherpas or government-funded agencies such as NASA, which makes his storied résumé even more legendary and mythical.

Don’t be just a JOAT

October 13, 2021
The “Jack of all trades” moniker is not only cliché, but also reeks of mediocrity. Instead, the idea that someone has singularly devoted themselves to a particular endeavor—so as to be better at it than the majority of their similarly situated peers—carries more immediate and lasting appeal.

How to draw an impact map

October 13, 2021
We all want to lead lives of purpose. But how do you stop and take stock of where you are? Author Mike Steib has some concrete advice on where and how to start evaluating.

Surviving pandemic career changes

October 13, 2021
On a recent episode of the “Savvy Psychologist” podcast, Dr. Jade Wu talked to Rachel Cooke, founder of Lead Above Noise, who offers some realistic and compassionate advice for handling current career struggles and redefining what it means to be successful. These are a few of her tips.

You’ve thought about it… should you go back to school?

October 13, 2021
Even if you’ve been in a career for a long time, going back to school can be a wonderful experience. And according to a recent Forbes article, adult students are now the majority of degree seekers in the U.S.

Seize and grow from your best moments

October 13, 2021
Certain life moments can teach us important lessons… if we pay attention. But how do we process these moments in our minds, and how do we remember them?

At work, you’re a performer. Embrace it

October 13, 2021
Michael Port is a business owner and professional speaker, but his first career was as a classically trained actor. “To paraphrase the legendary acting teacher Lee Strasberg,” writes Port, “an actor’s work is about the ability to consistently create reality and to express that reality. And that is in large part the way that life works for all of us.”

Leadership Tips: Vol. 1121

October 13, 2021
Frustrated by your own errors out of the gate and kicking yourself for not being good faster? … Share your wisdom, O sage one!