Personal Development

A very simple demonstration involving a $100 bill teaches a valuable lesson about getting what you want out of life.
Executive coach Debra Benton, author of How to Think Like a CEO, identified these six behaviors as career-killers.
You didn’t net the promotion you wanted … this time. So move beyond your disappointment and take these steps to win the next one.
Use technology to create training materials for your team …  Separate yourself from work and electronic distractions with an outdoor escape … Don’t make the mistake of eating at your desk … Get the real dirt on hand-washing.
“Multiple intelligences” pioneer Howard Gardener says you can use seven levers for persuading other people to latch onto new ideas.
Mindfulness and meditation are no longer reserved for the spiritually dedicated, as Silicon Valley companies turn to these ancient practices to help employees tap into creativity and calm. Here are insights from Wired’s Noah Shachtman on incorporating mind­­­­ful practices into the corporate world and the business benefits.
Most of us know that chain restaurants aren’t the healthiest choices, but they also offer healthier options, have nutritional information readily available and will customize orders on request. Here’s what nutrition professionals choose when they eat out at chain restaurants.
You’ve heard it before: If you’ve never failed, you’ve never really succeeded. So deal with failure and move on. Heed these three don’ts and adopt these three do’s.
Success is as much what you don’t do as what you do. Here are seven things leaders should not do.
Keep these common items nearby to fight daily battles with job stress.

The power of introverts

July 17, 2013 Categorized in: AdvancementPersonal Development

Jennifer B. Kahnweiler is an Atlanta-based author, speaker and executive coach who has been hailed as a “champion for introverts.” We reached out to her to learn more about the power of introverts in the office.
Many people get tongue-tied at work for a variety of reasons: shy­­ness, lack of confidence, a perceived lack of power. But in business, it’s important to share your ideas, and speak out effectively. Fortune’s Anne Fisher answered a reader question about learning to speak up at work and offered these tips.
As part of our Administrative Pro­­fes­­sion­­als Week activities in April, we conducted a short survey asking our members to “Tell us about your life as an admin!” The survey asked three fun questions about admins’ dreams, and we’ve pulled together a mix of the best and most popular answers.