Why Providing Critical Feedback Can Be A Gift

February 27 , 2014

Rarely are managers, in any field, well prepared to deal with employees who need corrective input. In fact, we’ve heard all too often how the whole idea of being critical strikes a note of "being mean," "acting arrogant," or "hurting someone’s feelings."

Filed Under: Best Advice, best advice, Feedback, Professional Development, professional development, Your Career, your career

Are You a "Dual Citizen" At Your Company?

February 24 , 2014

It’s high on the wish list of leaders: They want their employees to focus intensely on their specific roles, but also have a good grasp of the overall strategy. That way, they can see the big picture and appreciate how their work contributes to the broader goals, making them more likely to...

Filed Under: Professional Development, professional development, Relationships, relationships, Social Impact, Your Career, your career

How Influential Are You? Measure It!

February 20 , 2014

It's simple, influence matters. It matters in your job and your private life. In fact, influence is part of every human interaction. Just think of parents influencing their children, political or religious leaders influencing their followers, CEOs influencing employees, sales people influencing...

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Branding, branding, Self Reflection, Skills, skills

To Beat the Chaos, Take a Thinking Day

February 17 , 2014

One of the most under-discussed elements of effective leadership is how fast a leader must learn to stay at peak performance. Most successful leaders never stop learning. In fact, they are voracious learners who are always trying to find ways to improve and enhance their own performance and that of...

Filed Under: Best Advice, best advice, Career Advice, Efficiency, efficiency, leadership and management, Leadership and Management

The Four Qs of Career Success

February 13 , 2014

The National Center for Education Statistics estimates there are 1,791,000 bachelor degree graduates in the class of 2013, many of whom will be entering the job market for the first time. At PwC, we will hire more than 7,000 new associates and interns this year. And this month we will promote 5,400...

Filed Under: Career Advice, Career & Money, Goals, goals, Success, success

Breaking Through The Wall

February 10 , 2014

Do you hit the wall at work? You know, that feeling at maybe 3pm where you feel almost frozen from your head to your toes, unable to focus, mind and body wanting to stop or scurry to a diversion of any kind. From art to athletics, from the studio to the office, hitting the wall happens to all of...

Filed Under: Career Advice, Focus, focus, Strategy, Your Career, your career

9 Qualities Of Truly Confident People

February 06 , 2014

First things first: Confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery. Confidence is not some bold or brash air of self-belief directed at others.

Filed Under: Confidence, leadership and management, Leadership and Management, Personality, personality, Your Career, your career

10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day

February 03 , 2014

Want to make a huge difference in someone's life? Here are things you should say every day to your employees, colleagues, family members, friends, and everyone you care about:

Filed Under: Communication, communication, Efficiency, efficiency, Good Habits, good habits, Quick Tips, quick tips