Robert Wilson

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These are the 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future

Work is changing, so to stay ahead you’ll need to master these skills that you probably didn’t learn in college.<p>Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role didn’t even exist a short time ago. The workplace of today and the future looks quite different …

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Six Ways To Pull Yourself Out Of A Work Slump

Even people who love their their jobs can find themselves in a rut. Here’s how to get out of it without quitting.<p>Sometimes it’s more than just a case of the Mondays. When you don’t want to go to work on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday–or any day–you could be in a slump. Luckily, it’s not uncommon, and …

This half-hour exercise can get you out of your career rut

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.<p>Summer is finally here, and you’re thinking about your dream vacation. You conjure up images of sitting by the pool, drinking an …

Self-improvement

5 times having low emotional intelligence can sabotage your career

People who excel at managing interpersonal dynamics are more likely to get promoted. Unfortunately, the reverse is also true.<p>If there was ever a time when the person with the most technical knowledge was given top consideration for raises and promotions, it’s long over by now. The inherent problem …

Emotional Intelligence

These Are Six Communication Styles That Every Single Person Uses

Everyone you talk to speaks one of these six “languages.” Here’s how to understand and communicate with them.<p>If you’ve ever had a miscommunication or failed to comprehend what someone else was trying to say, it could be that your perceptual languages are getting in the way. Discovered by …

How To Get Your Point Across To These Five Personality Types

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.<p>The VP of finance for a major multinational company recently came to me with a problem. “I’ve been trying to start a conversation with the VP of marketing, and …

Three Reasons Why Your Creative Work Needs An Audience

“Any fool can make a point,” says writer Jeff Goins. “The truly creative person makes a connection.”<p>Most of us value creativity even if we do so for different reasons. Maybe you’re an entrepreneur trying to hit on your next big idea. Or maybe you’re somebody with a creative side hobby. So even …

The Three Types Of Relationship Every Creative Person Needs

Forget “solitary genius,” says author Jeff Goins. Creativity needs fuel from three types of collaborative interaction.<p>“My only anxiety,” a young Vincent van Gogh wrote in desperation, “is how can I be of use in the world?”<p>From the despair of a failed missionary outpost, he was pleading for …

Why You’ll Never Do Your Best Work Alone

Beyoncé knows best.<p>At last week’s Grammy Awards, Beyoncé’s <i>Lemonade</i> lost Album of the Year to Adele’s <i>25</i>, much to her fans’ dismay. This wasn’t the first time that the record, Beyoncé’s sixth studio effort, found itself at the center of an uproar.<p>When it was released on April 23, 2016, <i>Lemonade</i> …

These Two Simple Exercises Can Help You Radically Rethink Your Career

Reverse-engineer your way into a career change you never would have considered possible.<p>You’re feeling stuck in your job, so you do the obvious thing: You sit down and brainstorm all the other positions you’re qualified for. It doesn’t go well. No matter which way you cut it, your options look …

What You And Your Boss Should Be Discussing Each Month Of The Year

Having a monthly plan can make check-ins with your boss more productive.<p>When you think about those monthly check-ins with your boss, it’s the standing invite on your calendar that likely brews both excitement and anxiety. Even so, being in constant communication with the person who will help you …

How To Transfer To Another Role Within Your Company

Like finding a new job, securing an internal transfer takes planning and hard work. These three steps will help you start the process.<p>You’re in a company you love, with a great culture and enviable perks. There’s just one thing–your dream job isn’t what you’re currently doing. In fact, it involves …

Let’s Be Real, You’re Never Getting A Mentor, So Do These Six Things Instead

Formal mentors are hard; besides, chances you already have the resources you need if you know where to look.<p>I’ve never had a “mentor,” no well-connected older colleague I go to for career advice and moral support. I don’t have regular check-ins involving my professional life with anyone other than …

Here’s What To Do When Common Career Advice Doesn’t Work For You

Sometimes, what works well for others just doesn’t cut it for you.<p>You’re smart enough to spot bad career advice, but what about when you get good advice that you <i>know</i> works for a lot of people, but doesn’t work for you?<p>It can be tempting to throw your hands in the air and say “I give up.” But this …

How To Create Your Own Opportunities At Work

When your job isn’t giving you room to grow, make some.<p>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. But for some reason, you just aren’t shining as much as you’d like. Maybe there’s a sexy new …

How To Think Like An Entrepreneur, Even When You’re Not One

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.<p>To stay ahead of the competition, it’s vital that we constantly reinvent our businesses and ourselves, and …

I Used Design Thinking To Reinvent My Career—Here’s Why It Worked

A former lawyer explains how the methodology led her to try out life as a pastry chef before getting a master’s in psychology.<p>In 2009, my law career stalled. I was burned out and ready to make a professional change, but I had no idea where to start or what my next step should be. Should I continue …

A 6-Step Plan To Figure Out Your Next Career Move

You hate your job and and want a new one, but have no idea what’s next. Here’s how to get a clue.<p>More than half of U.S. workers aren’t satisfied with their jobs. But even when you hate your job and you know it’s time to make a change, it can be difficult to know what to do next. So, it’s easy to …

How To Talk To Your Boss About Your Career Goals

You’ve got big dreams. Your boss can help you get there. Here’s how to have that conversation.<p>When you’re making big plans for your career, it helps to have a mentor as well as a champion. Having access to someone with company experience, insight, and information can also help you get …

9 Ways To Take More Initiative At Work

Want to be the office go-getter but are unsure of where to start? Here’s how to be ambitious without seeming overeager.<p>Initiative and creativity move the world. They foster the realization of innovative ideas in various industries and contribute to constant development.<p>There is a great demand for …

Self-improvement

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Looking for a Mentor | Inc.com

I'm sure you've read about the many different ways to find a mentor and how the benefits of having a mentor are numerous. They can guide you on those important but tough decisions, offer a new perspective, and inspire you.<p>But people often make key important mistakes in their search that not only …

4 Ways To Help Employees Find Meaning At Work

For many employees, having a personal sense of meaning in their work is even more important than compensation.<p>Here’s a grim stat: More than half of your staff is ready to leave the company, finds a recent Gallup poll. Vacancies impact the productivity and bottom line of your company, but a survey …

Employee Engagement

How To Create A Career Bucket List

What do you want to be celebrating at your retirement party? Making this list can help keep you motivated and excited about your future.<p>If you’re always working for the weekend, you’re not alone. Just one-third of employees are actively engaged at work, leaving the majority of us unhappy on the …

How To Make A Career Map That Actually Works

Creating a plan for the future doesn’t mean making a 10-year plan. It’s about taking small actionable steps every day.<p>It can often feel like time has accelerated and your career is running on autopilot. Whether you’re going back to the classroom or not, the end of summer and the start of the school …

Exactly How To Decide Which Skills To Put On Your Resume

Don’t just list every software program you’ve ever worked with. Take these four steps instead.<p>You know what your goal is when you’re writing your resume: You’ve got to capture recruiters’ and hiring managers’ interest in a way that separates you from everyone else in the stack. But while you’re …

6 Ways To Do More With Less This Year (Without Breaking A Sweat)

These low-tech habits can help you adapt and thrive at work when you’re strapped for resources.<p>More help, more brainpower, more time, more cash: You may need all four to accomplish everything on your agenda this year, but chances are you aren’t going to get them all. No matter how big your …

Five Skills You’ll Need To Lead The Company Of The Future

What worked in the past doesn’t work now.<p>In the traditional corporate model, strong leaders pursued a singular vision through the strong command of an organization. Today, we live in a time of rapid change, when products and services often become obsolete overnight, and competition includes …

How To Use Your Emotional Intelligence To Rewrite Your Job Description

Turn your office blues into a job that you’re excited about—without having to learn any new technical skills.<p>If you have a job, there’s a roughly 50/50 chance you don’t like it—at least according to one sobering study last year. Not only are those statistical odds the same everywhere, but quitting …

How To Expand Your Job Description Without Annoying Your Boss

You can stretch your responsibilities without overstepping your boundaries.<p>Even if things are going well at work, you can’t help but think you’d be happier if you were doing more. Maybe it’s a project you’re dying to get involved in. Or a skill you’d love to build. Or a team you’d like to work more …

This Is How To Change Careers Without Spiraling Into The Unknown

Visionary designer Albert Lee has a method he calls “flooring the downside” to help him navigate the uncertainty of making big changes.<p>Our careers have a momentum to them that is self-perpetuating. But what happens when we take dramatically different paths? How do you do it without risking it all …