Leadership Development

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.

Use batching to handle work overload

July 6, 2022
How should you prioritize your workload? Well, maybe you just shouldn’t.

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.

It’s true: We can be heroes

June 2, 2022
Are there people you look up to, who inspire you? Your heroes can comfort you, guide you, advise you, help you through challenging times and also—let’s face it—make you feel kind of inadequate. Megan Day, author of New Mom, New Job, proposes an exercise in her book.

How do you rate on the realness scale?

June 2, 2022
Chris Hopwood of the University of California, Davis has created a realness test to measure one’s ability for acting the same way on the outside as they feel on the inside, an important component of authenticity and the ability to defeat our own neuroses.

Is it self-care or self-sabotage?

May 11, 2022
Self-care is non-negotiable. But when the whole world seems confusing, it’s easy to confuse what’s truly making us stronger with what’s tearing us down. Here’s some advice on telling the difference.

Are you basically an ‘attention merchant’?

May 11, 2022
One of the most valuable commodities in the world is our attention. Author Tim Wu takes a deep dive into the history of its exploitation in his book, The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads.