Career Management

What 5 movies taught me about life

November 10, 2021
When you leave the movie theater (or shut off the Netflix queue) feeling entertained, Hollywood smiles and pats itself on the back. Feeling inspired by films, however, has more to do with your individual interpretation. Here are five movies I’ve found particularly inspirational in both work and life.

Where to work outside the house

November 10, 2021
So you’re going a little stir crazy. Here are some realistic ideas for spots where you can work, practice social distancing and also keep your money.

Leadership Tips, Vol. 1221

November 10, 2021
The more success you find, the more modest you should appear … When a meeting ends, you may be tempted to rush back to your desk … Don’t be afraid to hire the “overqualified” applicant

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.