Tuesday, September 09
Several years ago, I attended a birthday party for the son of a power couple. A media mogul I’ve always admired was also at the celebration, but I wasn’t sure that it was the right venue to start networking, and I let the opportunity slip away.
Friday, August 29
Waiting for the perfect position to pop up in your LinkedIn feed? Can’t find job descriptions that nail down your skills and goals in your daily search results? If you’ve been searching for your dream job and haven’t found it, it’s possible that it doesn’t exist—at least not yet.
Thursday, August 28
It’s no secret that a large portion of the population absolutely despises talking in front of a crowd. But, unfortunately, public speaking is a big part of being a productive member of the workforce.
Monday, July 14
Some (rather pessimistic) bosses live by the mantra, “Everyone is replaceable.” And while it may be true that there is always someone who can take over the responsibilities in your job description if you were to leave, there are ways to ensure that it’s really, really hard to completely fill your role.
Thursday, July 03
The open office concept has been around for awhile, but lately has come under fire. Apparently the setup—no walls, no doors, shared workspaces—undermines what the concept was designed to achieve: communication and flow of ideas among employees.
Wednesday, July 02
For each of the eager beavers out there who seize upon any opportunity to remind the higher-ups of their existence, there are handfuls of fearful employees doing whatever they can to avoid unwanted attention or judgement from management.
Thursday, April 24
You get a rude email from a co-worker.
Wednesday, April 23
Managers love to extol the virtues of a team mentality. I can’t count how many schlocky motivational posters I’ve seen emblazoned on middle management walls (or fabric-covered cubicle dividers, as the case may be) over the years, all claiming that teamwork is pretty much the solution to everything.
Tuesday, April 22
No matter how much you love your job, stress at work is inevitable. But how you handle yourself under pressure or in a bad situation speaks volumes about your promotability and leadership potential.
Sunday, April 20
If you view meetings as a necessary evil to suffer through, you might be missing out on the ideal setting to showcase your leadership skills.