3 Power Plays Millennials Can Use to Avoid an Epic Career Fail

December 10 , 2015

This is an email I got from a Millennial client this week:

Filed Under: ambition, Career Advice, focus, Goals, goals, Millennials, millennials, Strategy, Professional Development, success

11 Ways to Get What You Want Out of Your Review

December 03 , 2015

Second only to the interview that landed you the job, performance reviews with your boss can be rife with trepidation. You're going to be evaluated, asked to give your own critique, and more than likely, this is your shot to discuss a raise and/or promotion. Yikes. But as daunting as these...

Filed Under: ambition, Career Advice, Communication, communication, Confidence, end of year review, goals, Strategy, Professional Development, professional development

4 Ways to Figure Out What You're Good At (Not Just Passionate About)

November 19 , 2015

It’s a universal dream to do what we’re passionate about. The only problem with this aspiration is that sometimes the thing we most care about isn’t what we do best. As Gloria Steinem famously said, “We teach what we need to learn, and write what we need to know.”

Filed Under: ambition, Career Advice, Confidence, Professional Development, professional development, Psychology, psychology, Self Reflection, strengths

Procrastinating? 3 Ways to Find Motivation for Your Work

May 04 , 2015

Is the fire in the belly you once felt for your work a flickering flame? Are you avoiding the next task on your list? It can happen to all of us. It could be you need a change in career. More likely it could mean you've simply lost touch with what energizes you about your role now. I know the...

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Put Your Game Face On

March 12 , 2015

How often have you been sitting in a meeting and silently disagreed with an idea, yet everyone seemed to know what you were thinking?

 

Filed Under: ambition, Best Advice, best advice, Career Advice, Good Habits, good habits

5 Ways to Get Unstuck in the Face of Creative Burnout

March 09 , 2015

We’ve all been there. You sit down at your desk, intending to be productive, but you just … can’t. You look over your to-do list, trying to find the motivation needed to get started, but taking the first step seems as insurmountable as climbing Mount Everest. There’s no getting around it -- you’ve...

Filed Under: ambition, creativity, Insights, insights, inspiration, Inspiration

The Top 6 Tech Skills You Need in 2015

February 23 , 2015

We're not big on setting resolutions only in January at Pluralsight. We believe it's important to strive for excellence year-round, rather than just once a year. That said, there's value in using the year's starter months to reassess your current skill sets and identify areas for improvement,...

Filed Under: ambition, Career Advice, Goals, goals, Technology, Technology

9 Ways Your Colleagues Are Holding You Back--And 3 Ways to Stop Them

February 17 , 2015

Sometimes it really isn't your fault. People around you are keeping you from achieving success. Here is how to recognize them and fix the situation fast.

Filed Under: ambition, Career Advice, Decision Making, decision making, Distractions, distractions

5 Ways Resilient People Use Failure To Their Advantage

February 05 , 2015

While some people become frozen with fear or immobilized by their emotions, resilient people have a remarkable ability to tolerate distress. They face hard times – professional and personal – with determination to do their best and confidence they’ll be able to handle whatever life throws their way.

Filed Under: ambition, Career Advice, Insights, insights, Personality, personality

How to Take Advantage of Your Boss’s Biggest Fear

January 19 , 2015

If the economy keeps expanding at its current rate, the war for talent will intensify. Here's how to turn bad news for employers into good news for your career in 2015.

Filed Under: ambition, Best Advice, best advice, Career Advice, Your Career, your career