Personal Development

Build your influence at work

September 7, 2017 Categorized in: Personal Development

To get noticed not just by your friends or your team, but everyone at work, try these 5 things.
“I’m going back to school!” It feels so good to say, but then come the details. Marcelle Yeager, writing at U.S. News & World Report, reminds us of some basics to keep in mind when pursuing higher learning.
In which we open to a random part of a 2,500-page old-school dictionary to discover etymological gold.

When hobby and career meet

September 7, 2017 Categorized in: Personal Development

There are certain tasks Scelia does every day as an assistant at Scarinci Hollenbeck, such as answering phones, screening emails, maintaining the schedule and updating social media accounts. However, there are frequent surprises, and she says that’s something she loves about her job.
It is estimated that the average human being will make 2 million mistakes in life. OK, not really—we have no idea of the actual figure, but that seems close. What to do about the small percentage we make at work and that haunt us days, weeks, even months later?

Dieting myths debunked!

September 7, 2017 Categorized in: Personal Development

8 beliefs that could be holding you back.

4 tips to strengthen your willpower

September 7, 2017 Categorized in: Personal Development

Willpower may not be just something you either have or don’t. Roy Baumeister, Ph.D., a professor of social psychology at Florida State University, believes it can be strengthened like a muscle. Give these strategies a shot.

How to speak to executives

September 7, 2017 Categorized in: Personal DevelopmentSpeaking

Executives are people just like you, and they appreciate being spoken to as you would a colleague. It’s time to shed your nervousness and realize that’s going to be you someday!
You work for someone for months, years or even decades, and then one day, your comfort zone is turned on its end. Before one door closes and a new one opens, take a moment to do these things.

1-Minute Strategies: October ’17

September 7, 2017 Categorized in: Personal Development

Don’t be afraid to ask “Why?” … Turn your smartphone into a security system … Our tongues may have a sixth sense … Early artificial ice rinks weren’t winter wonderlands … Monkeys have turned to a life of crime
Every office has a go-to guy or gal who people count on to deliver in any situation. It’s possible to become the go-to if you try, says Kelly Gurnett, assistant editor of Brazen Life.

What to do after a layoff

August 27, 2017 Categorized in: Personal Development

That sudden change in your life’s routine can be very difficult. No job is guaranteed forever, so it’s a good idea to always be ready to answer two critical questions.
As you go through your career, you’ll learn that every workplace has its own set of characters. But some types are better than others—and some are so bad no one wants to work with them.