Career Management

How to decline a promotion

August 22, 2018
The expectation is that if you have a job, your goal should be to climb the ladder and move into a leadership position. But what if you love your job so much that you want to stay exactly where you are? How do you explain that to the people offering you a promotion? Take this advice.

To get through a conference call, put yourself on mute

August 9, 2018
An applications engineer in the motor industry, quoted in the book Speed Lead, offers this sly advice.

The dreams that tell you you’re stressed

July 25, 2018
If you run into a string of these pesky nightmares, or even one whopper, it’s probably time to take stock of your situation and acknowledge your stress is worth addressing.

Count your praise and double it

July 12, 2018
Cindi Leive, former editor-in-chief of Glamour magazine, shares these lessons in leadership.

Be a valued contrarian

July 5, 2018
Boat rockers, contrarians, call them whatever you like—sometimes these people become office stars because their courage naturally attracts followers and admirers. But how do you assert yourself and effect change without being a mere irritant?

A post-conference checklist to lock in learning

July 5, 2018
So the professional conference you attended was great—but now you’re back in the office, and the clock is ticking on the knowledge you were given. Run down these steps to guarantee you get what you pay for at a training conference, and can share its highlights with your colleagues who weren’t lucky enough to attend.

How leaders can better support middle management

June 26, 2018
Do you find yourself thinking you have what it takes to accept more responsibility? Here are five things you can do to position yourself for upward mobility.

3 steps to unlock your brilliance

June 14, 2018
To generate breakthroughs, you cannot just force yourself to be brilliant. The creative process flows better if you impose some discipline. Enhance your creative output by taking these steps.

5 things you can do as a middle manager to position yourself for upward mobility

June 5, 2018
Do you find yourself thinking you have what it takes to accept more responsibility? Here are five things you can do to position yourself for upward mobility.

Perfectionism: Great on paper, but…

May 10, 2018
In a big new job at Forbes magazine in New York, an editorial manager decided that she was going to be the “perfect” boss. The guy who hired her wasn’t impressed.