When employers promote workers to manager without training and support, the consequences are not good for anyone. It’s that time of year when leaders get together to hash out their strategic plan for year.
If you find you’re asking yourself any of them, just stop. Questions can fire the imagination and feed your creativity. In my research for The Book of Beautiful Questions, I found dozens of questions can
A bad job can cost you a lot of tears and heartache. It was the middle of July 2008, and I had just bought an expensive power suit for a job interview. After being laid off during the height of the recession
Say goodbye to awkward networking events. Social media might have made it easier for us to find people’s contact details–and send messages to strangers that you want to connect with. But it is also chock
Researchers discover that you can do the best work of your professional life at any moment. Good news: No matter what your age, no matter if it’s your first day on the job or your last years before retirement,
Dolly Parton freezes leftovers. Sarah Jessica Parker dresses her kids in hand-me-downs. And Warren Buffett, one of the wealthiest humans walking the planet, pays for McDonald's food with coupons. Are just
Making the decision to change careers is a huge undertaking, so here’s how to make sure you get the job you want. Making the decision to change careers is a huge undertaking. Not only do you have to be
Networking doesn’t always lead to referrals or introductions to hiring managers. But sometimes your contacts can prove helpful in ways you hadn’t expected. My professional network has never led directly
Yearning to be self-employed? Here are the steps to get you there this year. Whether the thought of attending one more meeting that should have been an email brings you to the brink of despair or you want
It’s easier to make a case for a raise and promotion when you have a clear sense of your own performance. Unfortunately, that part is never easy. If you were asked offhandedly to assess your work performance,
It can be hard for a hiring manager to see an overqualified candidate as ambitious. So if you want to change direction, here’s what you need to do. Remember back when you were a new grad and applying every
There are many benefits to taking a work sabbatical. But to ensure that you reap them, you have to be well prepared. What do you do when you’re facing a hard issue at work? If you’re like most people,
Work is changing, so to stay ahead you’ll need to master these skills that you probably didn’t learn in college. Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role
Even people who love their their jobs can find themselves in a rut. Here’s how to get out of it without quitting. Sometimes it’s more than just a case of the Mondays. When you don’t want to go to work
You can’t always take a weeklong vacation to reflect and reset, but if you can get away from your office for an hour, this technique can put things into fresh perspective. Summer is finally here, and thinking
People who excel at managing interpersonal dynamics are more likely to get promoted. Unfortunately, the reverse is also true. If there was ever a time when the person with the most technical knowledge
Everyone you talk to speaks one of these six “languages.” Here’s how to understand and communicate with them. If you’ve ever had a miscommunication or failed to comprehend what someone else was trying
Not everyone thinks the same way. Here’s how to repurpose a three-decade-old management theory to tailor your message to just about anybody. The VP of finance for a major multinational company recently
“Any fool can make a point,” says writer Jeff Goins. “The truly creative person makes a connection.” Most of us value creativity even if we do so for different reasons. Maybe you’re an entrepreneur trying
Forget “solitary genius,” says author Jeff Goins. Creativity needs fuel from three types of collaborative interaction. “My only anxiety,” a young Vincent van Gogh wrote in desperation, “is how can I be
Beyoncé knows best. At last week’s Grammy Awards, Beyoncé’s Lemonade lost Album of the Year to Adele’s 25, much to her fans’ dismay. This wasn’t the first time that the record, Beyoncé’s sixth studio found
Reverse-engineer your way into a career change you never would have considered possible. You’re feeling stuck in your job, so you do the obvious thing: You sit down and brainstorm all the other positions
Having a monthly plan can make check-ins with your boss more productive. When you think about those monthly check-ins with your boss, it’s the standing invite on your calendar that likely brews both excitement
Like finding a new job, securing an internal transfer takes planning and hard work. These three steps will help you start the process. You’re in a company you love, with a great culture and enviable perks.
Formal mentors are hard; besides, chances you already have the resources you need if you know where to look. I’ve never had a “mentor,” no well-connected older colleague I go to for career advice and support.
Sometimes, what works well for others just doesn’t cut it for you. You’re smart enough to spot bad career advice, but what about when you get good advice that you know works for a lot of people, but doesn’t
When your job isn’t giving you room to grow, make some. You’re a hard worker, just like you said at your job interview. In all your time at your company, you’ve done consistently good work. You’re reliable.
Starting new every day is at the core of the entrepreneur’s mindset, and the rest–from vision to strategy–grows from there. Here’s how to adapt this mindset and stay ahead of the competition. To stay of
A former lawyer explains how the methodology led her to try out life as a pastry chef before getting a master’s in psychology. In 2009, my law career stalled. I was burned out and ready to make a professional