Personal Development

Coonoor Behal, founder of Mind­­hatch, a business and customer insights firm that uses improv training and design thinking, offers these tips.

6 admin workplace trends for 2016

December 21, 2015 Categorized in: Personal Development

48% of senior managers said #1 on the list had the greatest impact on administrative professionals’ jobs in the past year … and it’s only getting more intense.

Enjoy conferences without attending

December 10, 2015 Categorized in: Personal Development

Sometimes, you can’t make it to every conference in your industry, but that’s OK; you can still stay involved.

4 ways to combat secondhand stress

December 10, 2015 Categorized in: Personal Development

New York Times best-selling author Shawn Achor and former national CBS News anchor Michelle Gielan re­­­port: “Researchers Howard Fried­­man and Ron­­ald Riggio from the Uni­­­­­­­­ver­­sity of Cali­­for­­nia, River­­side, found that if someone in your visual field is anxious and highly expressive—either ver­­bally or nonverbally—there’s a high likelihood you’ll ex­­­­­­peri­­ence those emotions as well, negatively impacting your brain’s performance.”

Maximize your coaching experience

December 9, 2015 Categorized in: Personal Development

According to Dawn Pons, the leader of North American executive development for EY (formerly Ernst & Young), “Coaching now is about fine-tuning the talents of people who’ve been identified as rising leaders.” Here are some tips for ex­­cell­­­ing in the coaching experience.

1-Minute Strategies, Dec. ’15

December 1, 2015 Categorized in: Personal Development

Follow the two-block rule … Never explain something when you can show it … Use your commuting time to prepare for the day ahead.
Economic developer Cheryl Scott reminds us of timeless principles that help us lay a solid business foundation by keeping the customers first.
To clean up your writing, trust your ears … Replace quirky interview questions with analytical ones … Pick the best time and place to speak up.
If you want a first aid kit to patch the pain and maybe bring just a little daylight through the window beside your lousy, stupid, awful desk, try these tips.

Make coffee networking a win-win

October 19, 2015 Categorized in: Personal Development

When someone from LinkedIn asks you to get coffee and talk about his new sales venture or business idea, it’s easy to write off the request because you’re too busy. But making the effort to oblige can benefit you, too, writes Wealthsimple CMO Jason Goldlist.
Meetings, despite their bad reputation, are essential to workplace culture. Make meetings worthwhile by using emotional intelligence to gauge how people work together and affect the entire organization, writes Splash Effect co-founder Hamza Khan.
The pressure to be liked at work can be frustrating and overwhelming, writes Katie Jansen, vice president of corporate marketing at AppLovin. But ultimately, trying to make everyone like you can make you less effective at your job. Here’s what you gain when you let go of being liked in the workplace.
The jury’s still out on standing workstations. If you’re leaning in that direction, here are the benefits you may be overlooking.