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  • 5 Life-Changing Ways To Use Sensitivity As a Strength at Work
    by Melody Wilding - August 15, 2017
    In a workplace that glorifies strength and power, highly sensitive people like you may falsely assume the ability to experience things more intensely is a weakness or personal failing. On the contrary, you might be surprised to know that recent workplace performance research confirms what psychologists have known for years: managers consistently rate people with higher sensitivity as the best performers in their organizatio...
  • Are You Sick and Tired of Work? Is Loneliness Part of the Problem?
    by Beverly Jones - August 15, 2017
    It’s now clear that social connection improves physical health and overall well-being. Research suggests that people who feel connected are more likely than their peers to recover quickly from illness and live a long life. And connected people have lower levels of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and chronic negativity. On the other hand, loneliness can make you sick, attacking your immune system and even changing ho...
  • Job Getting You Down? Call Time-Out
    by Carole Kanchier - August 14, 2017
    Tom was approaching 30 and he wanted to step off the treadmill, but to do what? He needed time to rethink his goals. Tom and his wife, Elva, decided on a moratorium -- a time-out from responsibilities and commitments. They sold everything and bought a van. 'But you're giving up everything. ... What will you do when you come back?' everyone cried. After driving throughout North America, they settled in a small town....
  • Managing Millennals Q&A: Why Don't Young Professionals Want To Talk On The Phone?
    by Lindsey Pollak - August 14, 2017
    Note to readers: This is the fifth post in my new series based on questions I frequently hear Managing Millennials Q&A: Why Are Employees Late?about managing millennials — those ongoing management challenges that can really make or break workplace relationships. Each month I’ll tackle a question and provide some advice for managers and millennials (and millennial managers!). I hope the advice I share is helpful...
  • The Top 5 Reasons People Don't Make The Changes They Long For
    by Kathy Caprino - August 14, 2017
    Just this week, I worked with a client who, despite her efforts to build a new career path, hasn’t been able to achieve — or even move one step towards — her ultimate goals. We analyzed what’s in the way, and why the process of change towards what she’s dreamed of for herself just hasn’t gotten off the ground. Our conversation got me thinking about this: Why do so many thousands of peo...
  • Defining Career Success
    by Debra Wheatman - August 11, 2017
    Each year, publications such as U.S. News & World Reports publish lists of the “best” colleges and universities in the U.S. Families are looking at significant investment in higher education, so it makes sense that they would want their children to have the best possible educational experience. As news of rising college costs continues to dominate the media, many so-called experts are offering incoming students...
  • Saying "No" Helps Train the Recipient What "Yes" Looks Like
    by Kris Dunn - August 11, 2017
    If there's a big problem in corporate America, it's that we say 'Yes' too much at times. Yes to that request.. Yes, I can help you.. Yes, I'd be happy to be part of your project team... Yes, your response to my request is fine... There's a whole lot of yes going around. The problem? Only about 1/2 of the 'yes' responses are followed up with action that is representative of all of us living up t...
  • Does Flexwork Decrease Productivity?
    by Alexandra Levit - August 10, 2017
    Does giving employees the freedom to do tasks in their own way actually decrease their productivity? Harvard Business School investigates. In the interest of productivity, some organizations have a predetermined scheduling policy, requiring that tasks be completed in a particular order. For example, we’ve talked about citizen development a lot on the Fast Track, and low code application development may indeed be one o...
  • Level Up Your Personal Branding
    by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - August 10, 2017
    Taking control of what recruiters and hiring authorities find when they search for your name online isn’t just smart — but critical in today’s digital and global job search landscape. So, what have you done to steer your online image the right way? We'll, let's see... #1 You are probably on LinkedIn. Yes? Great. No? #2 You have a Facebook account. Good! Maybe. Be careful with what...
  • On-The-Job Success; Influence vs. Authority
    by Georgia Adamson - August 10, 2017
    Can you exert a positive influence over your work environment and career prospects even if you don’t hold a senior management or executive position? Does holding such a position give you both authority and influence? Good questions! First of all, what’s the difference between the two terms or concepts? “Authority is a social, political and business structure that grants an individual rights to make decisio...