Career Advice for College Graduates

May 30 , 2019

Most of the best career advice isn’t learned in school or discussed during formal annual reviews. They’re the priceless nuggets of wisdom you tend to learn through the school of hard knocks instead – sometimes too late. One of the best gifts that seasoned leaders can give to college graduates is...

Filed Under: ambition, Attitude, Behavior in the Workplace, Best Advice, accountability, Career Advice, Career & Money, Communication, Decision Making, Goals, Good Habits, Quick Tips, Skills, Success

How to Ace Your Phone Interview

January 08 , 2019

Hiring managers are more often opting to start the interview process over the phone in interest of saving time and resources. Some even choose to hire a candidate based solely on a phone screen. Although efficient, these interviews can sometimes put a candidate at a disadvantage because they...

Filed Under: ambition, Best Advice, Career Advice, Communication, Confidence, Efficiency, Focus, Goals, Good Habits, Hiring, how to, Interviews, job market, Persistence, Personality, Productivity, Professional Development, Quick Tips, Success, Thought Leadership, Your Career

How to Boost Productivity During the Dog Days of Summer

July 12 , 2018

You may have loved your job when you started, but it’s not unusual to get in a rut. If you’re experiencing burnout, changing your mindset can bypass it, says Daniel M. Cable, author of Alive aWork: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do, during his interview with Stephanie...

Filed Under: Attitude, Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Distractions, distractions, Focus, Good Habits, good habits, Strategy, Organization, Productivity, productivity, Quick Tips, quick tips, summer, work

How to Introduce Yourself in a Way That'll Make People Care Who You Are

October 03 , 2016

Like you, I attend my fair share of meetings. As a consultant, I’m often meeting with people I’ve only laid eyes on for the first time just moments before and, almost always, I’m asked to introduce myself to them.

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11 Smarter Ways to Tackle Mondays for an Awesome Week

September 12 , 2016

If you dread getting up bright and early and returning to the office every Monday morning, you’re not alone. Luckily, there are better ways to wake up, get energized, and set yourself up for a productive and exciting start to your week.

Filed Under: Good Habits, Happiness, Mondays, productivity, Quick Tips, quick tips

How to Overcome Perfectionism: 6 Powerful Habits

January 11 , 2016

One of the most common challenges that people email me about – and I myself have had quite a bit of trouble with – is perfectionism.

Filed Under: behavior in the workplace, Goals, goals, Strategy, stress, Perfection, perfectionism, Productivity, Quick Tips

10 Ways to Become a More Confident Person

December 21 , 2015

With confidence, the world just seems like a better place, a sunny day where anything is possible. Without it, the darkness slowly creeps in and your mood begins to decline.

Filed Under: Attitude, Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Career Advice, Confidence, Good Habits, Strategy, Quick Tips, quick tips, Success

Sorry: Work Stress is Just as Bad for You as Secondhand Smoke

December 17 , 2015

It's far from breaking news that stress is bad for you, but new research from the Harvard Business School and Stanford University has outed exactly how damaging it can be to your body and mind, and it's not pretty: Workplace stress is just as harmful to your health as secondhand smoke.

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Career Advice, stress, professional development, Quick Tips, Stress, Time Management, Work-Life Balance, worry

5 Best Practices for Handling Conference Calls like a Boss

October 26 , 2015

The art of conference calling... Wait, you didn't know it was an art? It's definitely a skill worth building if you're running a modern business and as much an art as any other form of presenting. Whether you want to blame it on technology and the Internet, the costs associated with flying, etc.,...

Filed Under: Communication, communication, conference calls, Good Habits, good habits, Strategy, Professional Development, Quick Tips, Technology, Technology

6 Common Myths Holding You Back at Work

October 19 , 2015

Have you fallen prey to “the way we’ve always done it” at work? Did you know, though, that some of the most common business beliefs are being shattered by new research on how our minds and emotions function?

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