Career

Finding your productivity techniques … Managing worry … The Jedi “religion” … What your desk says about you … The world’s oldest paystub … Teambuilding via board games
Talking about your career path with your boss can raise your anxiety level, but such discussions are necessary to help you clarify your future goals. You should never have doubts about what you’re working toward each day.
Tech Insider’s Chris Weller offers techniques based on cognitive studies to help you learn quicker and more effectively.
Lynn Jansheski is an executive assistant at Adaptive Biotechnologies, a biotech company fo­­cused on the adaptive immune system. Jansheski began her time with Adaptive Biotechnologies about a year and a half ago after being recruited by an HR manager she had worked with previously.
Rebecca Newton, writing at Forbes, offers tips to overcome your nervousness and regain your confidence.

1-Minute Strategies: September ’16

September 14, 2016 Categorized in: Personal Development

Texting bosses and co-workers … Drinking with cats … Jumping … Birds … Empathy

5 days, 5 hours, a new you

September 9, 2016 Categorized in: Personal Development

The five-hour rule, a strategy touted by Benjamin Franklin, calls for setting aside one hour each weekday to focus on deliberate learning. You can use this as a tool to be more successful in the long term.

3 tips for dealing with failure

September 8, 2016 Categorized in: Personal Development

Perseverance is important, but you also have to know when to step back and realize things aren’t working. James Clear writes on his blog about the three stages of failure and how to respond to it.

Everyday leadership you can follow

September 7, 2016 Categorized in: Personal Development

Many people think the term “leader” is meant for those only in positions of power, like a boss. But anyone can be a leader, and there are multiple opportunities every day at work or in life to practice effective leadership. Robin Camarote writes at Inc.com that you should deliberately practice leadership, or else you will miss out on learning opportunities.
Ask the right questions to make meaningful connections … Get mental reminders from visual cues … Sometimes to-do lists can be more overwhelming than helpful.
Feedback is crucial in the workplace. The problem is that giving feedback can put you or your work position in jeopardy, depending on how it’s perceived by your co-workers or boss. Stephanie Vozza, writing at Fast Company, suggests ways to give constructive feedback without hurting your relationships or opportunities at work.

Checked your E.Q. lately?

August 22, 2016 Categorized in: Self-Assessment

Being aware of others’ feelings (emotional intelligence, or E.Q.) can help to improve work interactions. Melissa Moore, writing at Time’s Motto, offers these tips to stay aware of co-workers’ personality styles and make meaningful connections.
Robby Berthume, CEO of Bull & Beard, offers tips on how to combine work and travel without ruining your vacation.