Executives depend on the quality of their people to achieve their corporate and personal career goals. It is an old adage - and a true one - that the best jockey cannot win races if he only rides slow horses. Some managers are aware and take full advantage of the best possible means of hiring top quality candidates for critical staff … [Read more...]
Building Your Business in a Competitive World
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...]
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