8 Tips to Be the Most Memorable Person in the Room

February 29 , 2016

Everyone recognizes the importance of expanding your network. What rarely gets said is that meeting people is only really valuable if they remember you. What’s the point of chatting with that high-profile investor or awesome potential hire at an event, if all the person thinks when you get in...

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How to Convincingly Fake Confidence, Happiness, etc. in the Workplace

February 25 , 2016

We fake it in meetings. We fake it over email. We fake it when we’re envious of someone else’s success. We fake it in the elevator when we ask Kyle if he has any weekend plans. The professional world’s a stage, and we’re all actors pretending to care about how Kyle spends his free time.

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, Career Advice, Communication, how to, Strategy

How To Make To-Do Lists Better, Faster, And More Fun

February 22 , 2016

It's the oldest, simplest, yet probably still the most effective method for making sure you get everything done: the humble to-do list. But is there a way to get more out of your daily check list? We asked the experts: How can we make our to-do lists better, how can we streamline them to get...

Filed Under: Efficiency, efficiency, Good Habits, how to, Productivity, productivity, Time Management, to-do list

How Successful People Do More in 24 Hours Than the Rest of Us Do in a Week

February 18 , 2016

Everyone knows someone who works full time, volunteers, runs a successful blog, and somehow still finds time to go grocery shopping, cook organic Instagram-worthy meals, foster a loving relationship, walk his or her adorable Boston Terrier, and, oh—train for a half marathon.

Filed Under: Decision Making, Focus, focus, Strategy, Productivity, productivity, Success, success

5 Enjoyable Weekend Habits That Set You Up for Success

February 11 , 2016

Understandably, the weekend is a time when many workers focus on relaxation, family and fun. And there's nothing at all wrong with that, but you can also think bigger. Instead of simply using the weekend for leisure time, there are things you can do ahead of time to help your next work week go...

Filed Under: Good Habits, Strategy, planning, Success, success, Uncategorized, Work-Life Balance

Why do Employers Expect More of Entry-Level Employees than Ever Before?

February 08 , 2016

When Grinnell College senior Ham Serunjogi began his first internship at an environmental technology accelerator in 2013, he was shocked by how much was expected of him in his first days on the job, and how little school had prepared him for entering the workforce.

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Career Advice, Communication, Hiring, hiring, Societal Shifts

10 Reasons Why Your Feedback Falls on Deaf Ears

February 04 , 2016

Leadership is about developing people, and that includes giving difficult feedback to employees about their performance. Leaders who see corrective feedback as a partnership with their employees and an opportunity to encourage their growth and development reap great rewards in employee...

Filed Under: Communication, communication, Feedback, Leadership, professional development, Relationships

4 Ways to Stay Motivated When Faced with Rejection

February 01 , 2016

Rejection is simply one of the most hurtful things that can happen to any person. What makes it even more painful is the fact that whether we like it or not, it is bound to happen.

Filed Under: motivation, Focus, focus, Professional Development, rejection