Personal Development

Meeting icebreaker: Try ‘Guess My Lie’ … Take the “Hi” road … Seek insight from peers, not just superiors or mentors.
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Do you find networking a challenge? Perhaps your calendar can help, writes Dave Delaney in The Tennessean.
April is National Stress Awareness Month, making it a good time to take stock of how you feel at work and figure out if you’re dealing with stress properly so you don’t burn out or wear yourself down.
Increase productivity by only checking email three times a day … Find receipts in Gmail quickly … Liven up your work area to get more done.

3 methods to manage up

February 27, 2015 Categorized in: Personal Development

Managing up is a vital career skill, says Stacey Hawley, founder of Credo, a compensation and talent management firm. She offers three ways to do it right.
If you’re shy, standoffish, awkward or all three, it will put a damper on your ability to get ahead. Try these tips from Barbara Pachter to let your guard down a little and be more approachable.

What will a 401(k) buy?

February 19, 2015 Categorized in: Personal DevelopmentWork/Life Balance

The average 401(k) balance registered with the Vanguard mutual fund company was $101,650 in mid-2014. That’s up 80% since the end of 2008.
Office rules are constantly evolving as new technology and trends show up in the workplace. Forbes career and leadership writer Susan Adams offers an updated list of business etiquette.
Do you remember your rookie days—the ones before any preconceived notions put limits on your career? The key to being successful now, may be to try and think like a rookie again, says Liz Wiseman, author of Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work. Here’s how.
Surround yourself with plants for a happier work life … Relax and relieve tension with a sports massage … Get more done by tackling big tasks first.
Taking risks is a great way to grow, says Women’s Leadership Coaching CEO Jo Miller. Consider these three things taking risks can do for you.

Get moving with HIIT desk workouts

January 16, 2015 Categorized in: Personal Development

High intensity interval training is a popular fitness trend. HIIT workouts alternate longer periods of low to moderate exertion with short periods of high intensity work and are known to improve fitness levels, lower blood pressure and aid in weight loss, reports Reuters.