William Pitcher

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Are Office Politics Ruining Your Career? Try This

Office politics are an inevitable game, and at times can be extremely exhausting. In a politically charged environment, carefully calculated efforts must be put forth to ensure your success. The key to staying afloat within the organizational politics that exist is recognizing, understanding, and …

Relationships

How Can I Find Meaningful Work In Retirement?

For much of the past three decades, the national personal finance conversation about boomers entering their retirement years has focused on savings and investing — having enough money for<i>The Number</i>. “What are the chances that you’ll live out your days in comfort?” asked Lee Eisenberg, author of <i>The</i> …

Employment

How To Know Which Skills To Develop At Each Stage Of Your Career

By mid-career, the hard skills that got you the job won’t be the ones that get you promoted.<p>At the start of your career, chances are good that you’ll be hired primarily for your “hard skills”–the stuff you know that’s relevant for the job. When you’re fresh out of college or even a few years into …

4 Signs You're Ready to Take the Next Step in Your Career

Think you might be ready for a new job? Ask yourself these important questions.<p><b>1. "Am I bored?"</b> If so, it's probably obvious to everyone. Do constant checks of how engaged you are, suggests Shanna Peeples, the 2015 National Teacher of the Year. Every day, ask yourself: (1) What went well? (2) What …

New York University

6 Ways to Begin Living the Life You Love

To begin living a life you love, start at the beginning; just as in the alphabet you start with the letter "A." Happiness is not an event, it is a process. To accomplish or succeed in any great endeavor, you must first start. This may not be the start of a whole new life, but could simply be the …

Motivation

10 Simple Patterns of the Most Insanely Successful People

Here are some proven patterns for achieving your goals, gathered through numerous in-person interviews of successful people from all walks of life.<p>Success takes many forms. You can have monetary success, political success, in the form of power, or even cultural success, in the form of fame.<p>I spent …

4 Enlightening Questions Everyone Should Ask

When I say "enlighten," I mean to bring light to. I mean to put your mental spotlight on the real issues and roadblocks of your life and in your behavior, so you can figure out how to make real change occur. I mean enlighten, as in to illuminate your potential and identify ways to access a more …

The real reasons you procrastinate — and how to stop

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>Have you ever sat down to complete an important task — and then suddenly discovered you were up loading the dishwasher or engrossed in the Wikipedia entry about Chernobyl? Or perhaps you suddenly realize that the dog needs to be fed, emails need to be answered, your ceiling …

Procrastination

What Mark Zuckerberg Taught Me About Motivation

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

What’s Your Life Goal? Success or Significance?

<i>Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?</i> <i>—Bob Marley</i><p>In my forties, I was unhappy with my career and where it was …

10 Things You Can Do Today To Overcome Self-Doubt

Everyone has times in their life when they feel inadequate and emotionally drained, but some of us feel that way more often than others. Many of us tend to focus on the negative events and unfortunate situations that have taken place throughout the day. After all, those pesky, negative …

Self-confidence

Six Steps To Improve Your Work-Life Quality Without Having To Take A Pay Cut

According to Fidelity Investments‘ Evaluate a Job Offer Study, millennials are willing to take on average a $7,600 pay cut for improved work-life quality. Prioritizing the quality of your work and life over money is admirable but it doesn’t have to be either/or. With proactive and thoughtful career …

Work-life Balance

7 career moves you need to make in your 20s

As you cross the 20-year-old threshold, you're likely still in college, with your entire career in front of you, and by the end of your 20s, there's a chance you'll be settled into a career trajectory that will dictate your income potential and professional development until you're able to …

Fraser Valley

10 great pieces of career advice I learned from three female bosses

Getting real-talk career advice isn’t easy. Which is why I went to a panel at the University of Southern California, where Katherine Power and …

Seven tiny tweaks for a mid-career boost

With a rising number of women (and some men) resorting to cosmetic surgery to avoid ageism in the workplace, career and personal brand specialist Debbie Smith shares her top tips for giving your career a lift without going under the knife:<p>Keep your age to yourself<p>You don’t have to put any dates on …

High Heels

360 Assessments: How To Use Them To Take Your Career To The Next Level

I recently read an article in The New York Times, “360 Reviews Often Lead to Cruel, Not Constructive, Criticism,” that concluded the best way to get feedback is to just ask for it.<p>While it is great in theory to “just ask for [feedback],” in reality, most people don’t; and when they do, most people …

Personal Information

13 great pieces of career advice you never hear

There's plenty of stale career advice out there: Go the extra mile. Do what you love. Always be the first one there and the last to leave.<p>But the Quora thread "What are a few pieces of unique career advice that nobody ever mentions?" provides something different: valuable career advice that we …

Careers

Three Career Lessons In Three Graphs

<i>This is a guest post by the daughter of Steve Denning, Stephanie Denning, who writes about</i> <i>leadership</i> <i>issues from a millennial perspective. The views expressed here are her own.</i><p>There’s a lot of career advice out there. I’ve read a lot of it. Ever since I started my career, right out of college, I’ve …

Who You Know Matters as Much as What You Know -- Women Can Advance Their Career Through Sponsorship

Over the last several weeks, I have had the opportunity to speak at several conferences and client organizations with one common request: to address what really drives women's career growth and advancement. While we all know that there is no single "quick fix" that will instantly create …

Mentoring

How to Get Unstuck in Your Career

Feeling stuck? Learn more about how you can use depth and breadth to take your career to new heights.

4 Things You Need To Do At An Entry-Level Job To Get Ahead In Your Career

Be honest with yourself. Is your current job a career, or is it just a paycheck until you find what you really want? If you're like a lot of young …

5 Essential Tips To Reinvent Your Career

Career coach Julie Jansen, who’s all about reinventing your career for the better, walks the walk with her advice. The author of the newly revised <i>I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It’s Not This: A Step by Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work</i>, has herself made several fulfilling career changes …

Employment

Want To Jump-Start Your Career? Get Good At These Two Things

A few weeks ago, I was standing in an airport security line that was moving much more slowly than the lines on either side of me, even though it was a TSA-pre line and therefore, I had hoped, faster. Unfortunately, the line was so long that I couldn’t really tell what the hold-up was. Finally I got …

5 Essential Skills New Working Moms Need to Know to Keep Their Career in High Gear

Allyson Downey was a newly minted Columbia University MBA graduate when she landed a job in the wealth management department of Credit Suisse in New York City. She was, thanks to her previous professional experience raising money from billionaires in politics, doing extremely well right out of the …

Credit Suisse

Career change is the new normal of working

Whether you've been on your current career path for 30 days or 30 years, changing directions may be your best next move — and plenty of people are …

How To Declutter Your Career

Devotion to a cause is the cornerstone of a successful career. But if we’re going to keep that commitment burning, we need to have the conviction that with enough willpower, we can get better at what we do, and overcome the inevitable setbacks.<p>The American psychologist Carol Dweck explained the …

Don’t Talk Yourself Out of Trying a Second Career

As we move through life, we inevitably close doors that cannot be reopened. There is the romantic partner we turned down, the child we had or did not have. But some of these doors aren’t really locked; the challenge for us is to recognize which ones still have a key within reach. If we assume a …

5 daily 20-minute habits that will make you a happier person

Despite the differences in what defines happiness for each person, there is consistency in actions you can take to increase your happiness.<p>In the guest post below from my friend and colleague Neil Pasricha, he shares 5 simple but powerful actions you can take to get started right now.<p>Neil is the …

Happiness

The Toughest Lessons I've Ever Learned: 6 Powerful Leaders Share Their Stories

From saying no to Steve Jobs to losing Adidas, these successful CEOs share what they lost--and gained--from difficult decisions.<p>Have you ever made a difficult, even poor, choice and learned nothing from it? Here's why it's important to find the nuggets of wisdom in even the poorest of …

7 Steps to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Emotional Intelligence

Practical steps to harness the power of emotional intelligence<p>High Emotional Intelligence is what differentiates great leaders from the rest. They're the people who are self-aware, self-regulated, and motivated to do more and be more.<p>They're charismatic leaders who transcend the competition and …