How are most established big businesses today staying competitive? By acting like startups. With “disruption” and “innovation” arguably the biggest catchwords of the past decade, even the most stalwart companies are under pressure to evolve. McKinsey cites four avenues to business-building that large companies must adopt if they’re to stay … [Read more...]
The secret 4 part formula to feedback
The ability to give and receive feedback graciously is central to most corporate jobs. And yet, we’re all, for the most part, pretty terrible at it, according to Gallup polls and psychiatrists. In a recent TED Talk cognitive psychologist LeeAnn Renninger covers the two types of feedback we’re most likely to give: Soft feedback that’s so … [Read more...]
Feeling Under-motivated these days?
“I’m just not feeling all that motivated right now.” It would be unrealistic for everyone to feel motivated all of the time. Sometimes you need a little spark to jumpstart your motivation. Here are a few tricks to get you started. Think about the ultimate impact of the work you do. It might be hard to see the end result when you’re plugging … [Read more...]
Productivity is up, but wellness is suffering
We’re getting more done than ever before. But our well-being is suffering. In one 2020 survey of 1,000 Americans, 72% said their productivity this year has been steady or better than ever, even while working from home much of the time. But many also report having gained weight and experienced a decline in their diet this year. 42% cite extra … [Read more...]
How to know when it’s time to change careers
Did you know exactly what you wanted to be when you grew up? If so, you’re among the lucky few. For most people, it’s a process. Professional life is about learning, and not just learning more skills. It’s also about learning about yourself. You might realize it’s time to think about a new job or even a career switch when you lose interest in … [Read more...]
What separates the dreamers from the doers?
What separates the dreamers from the doers? Warren Buffet says there are 4 “common sense” practices that are still not “common practice” for everyone. 1. Pick your friends wisely 2. Go to bed a little smarter each day 3. Improve your communication skills 4. Say no Inc. Magazine says, “Buffett learned a long time ago that the greatest … [Read more...]
How to Optimize your LinkedIn Profile
Here you are on LinkedIn, actively looking for a new role. But are you using keywords the right way? Recruiters often search for candidates in their network by specific clues: Headline — This is your chance to shine. Go beyond your basic job title and use specific keywords related to your search. Think about things you want, such as type … [Read more...]
How to Make Better Business Decisions
When it comes to managing the direction of a financial institution, it’s important to encourage open debate among your executive leadership. But what if your debate is not as open as you might think? A recent article in Forbes noted that, often, “open-minded” offices are still plagued by employees’ inherent fear of rocking the boat. This can … [Read more...]
Two questions to help you find your passion
Finding your passion will help you find happiness in a career. Everyone knows this. There’s only one problem. How, exactly, does one find their passion? In her TED Talk, social entrepreneur Noeline Kirabo offers up two questions you can ask yourself: 1. If you had all the time and money in the world, what would you spend your time … [Read more...]
Want to get the most out of your team members?
Want to get the most out of your team members? Encourage them to be themselves. Study after study shows that supporting individuality is good for business. Encourage your employees to be themselves. One 2011 study of recent MBA grads showed that those who felt they could express their authentic selves at work tended to be more engaged and … [Read more...]
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