Career Management

Offering the spotlight gets you more than taking it

August 4, 2021
When we’re trying to forge a bond with someone new, there’s one mistake we always seem to make, writes Mike Steib in his book The Career Manifesto. We immediately begin to fill in every available silence with details about ourselves.

Hey, are you rich?

August 4, 2021
Do you find yourself wondering how your life would be different—or better—if you had more?

1-Minute Strategies: September ’21

August 4, 2021
Treat every meeting invite as if it were the first one … Make a Concessions Wish List … What we learned from the “Friends” reunion … has a very practical purpose … Is your fear of flying controlling you?

In 2020, did your eyes get worse?

July 14, 2021
Over the last eighteen months, virtually everything in our daily lives was affected by covid-19, including our eye health.

Hurry up and sleep

July 14, 2021
Here are some simple and immediate techniques to help steer your mind and body toward sleep.

Ask the veteran: How much authority do I have in a temporary role?

July 7, 2021
Question: I just got handed the job of temporary admin team supervisor while they hire someone new—which will take several months. How do you step into a boss’s role knowing your authority is so wafer-thin and temporary?

1-Minute Strategies: August ’21

July 7, 2021
July 15 is National Check-Your-Office-Signs Day … Language wins every time  … Plagiarizing: evil, right? … Some social media celebrities simply have their own way of doing things … An odd secret of gasoline prices

Leadership books: Where do I start?

June 9, 2021
Authors Jeff Brown and Jesse Wisnewski, in their new book Read to Lead, offer advice on picking books on professional development.

Keep talking … or clam up?

June 9, 2021
You may not be as good at conversation as you think. Many of us—most of us, even—exhibit an inability to understand key transition points during the most basic social interactions.

Welcome to the age of the ambivert

June 2, 2021
Do you consider yourself an extrovert? An introvert? Do you think that an introvert can be a successful leader? The assumption is usually that leaders are more often extroverts—at least the successful ones. Recent research has suggested that introverts, with their higher capacity for empathy and thoughtfulness, actually make better leaders.