Jen Olson

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9 things smart people won’t do

My recent post, 10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as …

4 Things Great Bosses Say to a New Employee That Most Bosses Never Think to Say

Want a new employee to truly hit the ground running? Say these four things.<p>You work hard to find, interview, and hire the right employees. They have great skills, great experience, and great attitude. So once they're hired and in the door, all you need to do is set them loose, right?<p>Not so fast. …

Employment

4 Simple Things Every Team Wants From Their Leader

Leadership is simple. Don't overcomplicate it.<p>While it can be difficult to become a great leader and to achieve great things, practicing great leadership is actually quite easy. There is a tendency to overcomplicate or overthink what leadership is, but actually, leadership can be very simple. I …

workimprovement

Elon Musk Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence

In his recent TED interview, the serial entrepreneur hit on what it takes to develop a successful mindset.<p>Spearheading the sustainable energy movement. Attempting to solve rush hour traffic. Exploring the unknown regions of outer space. Responding to fans (and critics) on social media. To say …

Self-improvement

The Answer to More Work-Life Balance Is Not More Time. It's This.

The key isn't how we divide our time between work and play.<p>If you're close to burnout, you're probably worried about how to achieve a better work-life balance. Although that impulse is understandable, I've seen firsthand that working less and relaxing more isn't the key to happiness that we think …

Time Management

3 Ways to Unleash Your Inner Genius (Yes, You Have One)

Here are three common roadblocks to finding your inner genius -- and three ways to overcome them.<p>When it comes to assessing our own capabilities, studies have shown that many of us believe we are better than average in comparison to our peers.<p>The irony, however, is that even though we all think, …

Creativity

What's Your Purpose? Look to Your Core Challenge

Understanding and applying one's purpose to work is not as hard as it seems -- it really boils down to asking yourself one question.<p>"Purpose" has become the latest business buzzword. Millennials are leading the charge, as a generation that wants to love what it's doing. However, as our society …

Self-improvement

The 5 Things You Need to Know About Yourself to Have a Job You Love

When it comes to your career, you don't always need to look to the outside for answers.<p>We live in a culture that teaches us that the answers to our questions usually lie outside of ourselves. To gain this knowledge, we have to search through books, take classes, and even hire professionals.<p>But when …

Self-improvement

These 2 Four-Letter Words Are the True Secret of Success

Whether you like it or not.<p>Everyone wants to be successful. Of course, your definition of success can and should be different -- because success should mean something different to each of us -- but still: We all want to succeed at whatever we choose to do. (Otherwise, why do it?)<p>But whenever I …

Self-improvement

16 things you need to let go of if you want to be successful

When it comes to achieving success, there’s a lot of focus on the things that you need to add to your life, like learning a new skill or finding a …

8 Conversational Habits of Smart Communicators (It's Not What You Think)

Studies say we retain only about 25 percent of what we hear. Lets change that now.<p>The digital era is causing a slow degeneration in our ability to verbally communicate. Specifically, the part of verbal communication that doesn't require words -- active listening.<p>This affects all generations, not …

listeningskills

The Compelling Case for Giving Employees More Freedom

Allowing employees more room to roam makes them happier and more productive. Here's how it worked for one 10,000-person company.<p>There is mounting evidence that suggests employees who exercise autonomy regularly at work are happier and more productive. The right workers in the right role can …

Employee Engagement

7 Qualities of People with High Emotional Intelligence

“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t …

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

Best Advice I Ever Got: Make Empathy Your Superpower

Empathy is a transformative skill that can unite your team, drive your vision and enable you to make a greater impact.<p><i>Mina Chang is CEO and president of Linking the World, an international humanitarian aid organization with a focus on children, global awareness, and breaking the cycle of poverty</i> …

Leadership

The 5 Things That Separate True Leaders From Managers

Yes, there is a difference between managing and leading, and understanding it can only serve you, your business, and your employees well.<p>Do you think leadership and management mean the same thing? If you do, keep reading—knowing the difference will make your job more fun, boost your staff’s morale, …

Leadership

What New Team Leaders Should Do First

Getting people to work together isn’t easy, and unfortunately many leaders skip over the basics of team building in a rush to start achieving goals. But your actions in the first few weeks and months can have a major impact on whether your team ultimately delivers results. What steps should you …

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed

Emotional intelligence is responsible for 58 percent of your performance, so what are you doing to improve yours?<p>When the concept of emotional intelligence was introduced to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest …

Emotional Intelligence