6 ways to show your boss you’re a high-potential employee:
If you want to get ahead in the workplace, it helps to be seen as a “high-potential employee,” or HIPO. As reported previously in Fast Company, Gartner’s research finds that HIPOs exert 21% more effort than their non-HIPO peers and have a 75% chance of succeeding at roles that are critical to business performance and the future leadership pipeline. These are the folks who get plum assignments and are selected for training, mentoring, and other advancement programs, if they’re available. So, if
5 career strategies that coincidentally help you sleep better:
Ada Calhoun’s book, Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis, has gotten a lot of attention in the past few weeks. The book highlights the many pressures Gen X women face, from aging parents to record debt to C-suite expectations, resulting in what is all of our truth: a lack of sleep. Like the women in Calhoun’s book, I have my fair share of sleepless nights. And as an Asian-American, female CEO in advertising–an industry with a history of gender bias and some very real barriers to the C-
8 ways successful people master resilience:
It’s OK to see the humor when life rears up and knocks you down. Being able to laugh in the face of adversity is an excellent way to relieve stress.
Productivity Confidential: Productivity with a Purpose:
Companies in industries from tech to retail to hospitality have found a novel way of getting their employees to be more productive: They let their staff pursue their passions, on company time. It may seem counterintuitive, but by allowing personnel the opportunity to do anything from volunteer to create a fully operational nonprofit, firms are giving their people a chance to connect with their communities, learn new skills, and come back to the office energized and invigorated.
The Top 5 Soft Skills of 2020 and How to Develop Them:
You can develop soft skills just like hard skills. Here’s how to hone the five most in-demand soft skills of the year.
Cuddling with your partner does something very surprising to your health:
If you can’t get close enough to your significant other (or non-significant other), scientific studies have your back, quite literally. As it turns out, cuddling might as well be a miracle drug. Most of us already know that cuddling with someone, be…
I asked experts to analyze my to-do lists. This is what they found
As a solopreneur juggling multiple projects, clients, and income streams—copywriting, journalism, anthology editing, and event organizing—my to-do list feels never-ending. Make that my to-do lists, plural, because the gargantuan version I write each morning always morphs into up to a dozen smaller ones, some jotted by hand, some tapped into my phone or drafted via email. Keeping up with my to-do lists feels like a job in and of itself. Often my lists don’t seem to have any priority, with larger
How to earn $75,000 annually just in interest:
An “interest-only” retirement plan can fund your golden years without draining your savings, but you will need to save a lot of money to make it possible. NerdWallet crunched the numbers, and we can tell you how much you need to save every month, broken down by age, to get $75,000 every year in an “interest-only” retirement. Check out this video to learn how to make it a reality.
Be Happy: Top 10 Toxic Things To Remove From Your Life:
You are what you eat. Everyone knows the wisdom behind the old adage: put good things into your body and your health with flourish. Fill up with junk and your body will break down. The same logic that applies to your nutrition also applies to your mental health. If you have toxic influences and bad habits, you are not going to be happy. We made a list of toxic things that are dragging down your happiness. Harmful friendships Humans mimic the actions of each other and pick up each other’s habits.
5 ways to overcome imposter syndrome in the workplace:
Imposter syndrome is a phenomenon that was discovered in the 1970s, but is only more recently being publicly acknowledged in workplace culture. It is when successful or high-achieving individuals doubt their competence and hold back from taking risks for fear of failure. Employees can express imposter syndrome in various ways, such as acting insecure about their abilities, second-guessing decisions, and being afraid of taking on new challenges. Leaders are in a unique position to help combat
Managing Yourself When You Are Overwhelmed:
Feeling overwhelmed by your to do list is familiar to many ambitious professionals. Simply working harder rarely solves the problem. Coaches and executives share their advice for what does.
5 Tips To Manage Up At Work:
Here are five ways to make yourself indispensable so you can win over your boss and help others within the organization recognize your true value.
7 Must-Have Money Conversations You Need to Have Before Getting Hitched:
On the first date, you discuss splitting the bill. Soon, you’re planning your first vacation together. Before you know it, you’re engaged and planning a wedding.
7 habits you can adopt after 5 PM to help you decompress after a busy day:
It can be really tough to build new routines into your evenings. It takes intention and discipline. It gets easier with practice.
The Art Of Networking In 2020:
Are you applying to jobs you’re qualified for, but not hearing back from anyone? Do you feel like your friends are having an easier time in the job market than you are? If either of those questions applies to you, it’s time to step back and develop a new game plan for your job searching.
7 powerful ways introverts can uniquely contribute to the workplace:
Introverts can be a great asset at work. Jane Finkle has 25 years of experience as a career coach for universities and has run her own career counseling firm since 2002. Introverts can sometimes feel overlooked in today’s fast-paced workplace as they are less likely to speak up or want to stand out. However, their shy and reserved nature can make them a great asset in the workplace, especially to balance out extroverted coworkers. Introverts excel at staying focused, offering empathy, and being
A Goals-Based Approach to Financial Planning:
Adviser Massi De Santis offers a step-by-step guide to identifying retirement goals and building a plan to meet them. By Massi De Santis One of my children reminded me of an efficient way to solve a maze: work back from the end to the start. In economics, we use a similar approach to solve planning and strategy problems, called backward induction. Backward induction is a process that starts from the end of a problem and works back in time to determine the sequence of optimal actions, a plan. The
Now Is The Perfect Time To Start Meditating, And Science Proves It:
With tens of millions around the world being asked to shelter in place for weeks if not months to come, it could also be an excellent opportunity to cultivate a new habit that recent research has shown can reduce anxiety while improving your memory and focus.
5 ways you can get more comfortable taking criticism:
Steven Pressfield, in his bestseller The Art of War, says: “The professional gives an ear to criticism, seeking to learn and grow.” If you’re a writer (or any creator), you probably know this to be true. You’ve likely tried to accept feedback in a bid to improve your work. But I’m willing to bet that every time someone doesn’t like what you wrote or produced, it stings. And it’s personal, too. Anytime I’m in a presentation, my fight or flight response kicks in—usually, a half-second before my
Social distancing doesn’t have to doom your weekends. We have ideas:
Malls and museums closed. Sporting events suspended. Here are some ideas of how to still make the most of your weekends.
Perspective | Teenage climate activist Jerome Foster is in a race against time — and adults:
The 17-year-old has been protesting outside the White House for more than a year, and wondering why other generations aren’t doing more to stop climate change.
The Hidden Cost Of Operating On Auto Pilot:
Do you ever find yourself just going along on auto-pilot, not stopping to think what you’re doing or why you’re doing it? Ever forget why you walked into a room or why you agreed to a meeting? Ever wondered how you got to where you are now?
Yes? Chances are that you’re operating in autopilot. You’re also not alone.
Here’s How to Safely Exercise Outside During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Use these tips to get fresh air and boost your immune system while social distancing.
Here Are 18 Things You Can Do if You’re Quarantined at Home:
2020 is canceled due to the Coronavirus—but here’s your opportunity to take advantage of time spent at home.
How to work from home with kids (without losing it):
While most parents have worked from home with their kids for the occasional sick day or weather-related school closure, the prospect of doing so for weeks on end amid long-term school closures is especially daunting
Important questions to ask your partner before getting serious:
Before getting too serious with your partner, there are some questions to ask. Before getting too serious, there are certain facts you should definitely know about them, such as how much debt they have and how they feel about divorce. We checked out a Reddit thread on the topic and highlighted some of the most compelling questions.
If You’re Not Outside Your Comfort Zone, You Won’t Learn Anything:
You need to speak in public, but your knees buckle even before you reach the podium. You want to expand your network, but you’d rather swallow nails than make small talk with strangers. Speaking up in meetings would further your reputation at work, but you’re afraid of saying the wrong thing.
The budget breakdown of millennial ‘super savers’ who make $124K a year:
Marissa and Jacob Lyda recently bought their first home for $428,000 in Portland, Oregon. In May, they’re expecting their first kid. Here’s how the millennial couple budgets their $124,000 combined salary.
A psychological technique my mom taught me changed my marriage:
When Griggs was growing up, her mother, a clinical psychologist, would use a conflict-resolution technique called mirroring to make her children feel heard. Mirroring is the act of mimicking those around us, establishing a rapport between the people communicating. When Griggs and her husband found…
Microsoft, Twitter and Walmart want to help you get a job in tech — without racking up student loans:
Big tech firms are starting to offer jobs to apprentices as a way to plug a hole in skilled labor — which could help Americans without a degree or tech background.
Seven Simple Ways To Boost Your Heart Health:
Keep your ticker strong and healthy with these research-backed strategies.
Why choosing solar panels or a hybrid car has more impact than you think:
As it turns out, personal energy choices can be contagious.
Sometimes trying to make a difference feels like such an uphill battle. You take your reusable totes to the store, try not to waste food, drive a hybrid car – and to what end? Does it really matter when the biggest industries and leading policymakers act as if the climate crisis doesn’t exist?
The short answer: Yes, individual actions matter!
Feeling burned out? This is why working less isn’t enough
Last year, journalist Anne Helen Petersen wrote a widely shared piece in Buzzfeed naming millennials the “Burnout Generation”. According to Petersen, we’re overworked, underpaid, and often paralyzed by the systemic dysfunction of our increasingly volatile world. As a result, many of us struggle with even the most basic tasks of “adulting,” like paying bills or registering to vote. One year later, things seem worse than ever. Wages have continued to stall…
Wim Hof breathing exercise explained in 6 steps:
Wim Hof is known for being able to run marathons barefoot across snow and immerse his naked body in freezing temperatures for extended periods, but the Wim Hof Method also allows the practitioner to go deeper into the mind and body. It’s essentially, an incredibly powerful form…
Here’s how financial advisers manage their money when stocks tank:
Savvy investing pros stay calm because they know to expect the unexpected, writes Elaine Scoggins.
4 Simple Precautions That Will Help You Avoid the Coronavirus:
The new coronavirus is scary, I get it. I live in Snohomish County, Washington, and I spent Wednesday evening last week in Everett, about half a mile away from Providence Medical Center, where the …
Stressed About Work? Here’s How Good Posture Can Help:
Research reveals that sitting tall can actually help us cope with stress, and improve our focus.
How To Get Promoted – From A Top Organizational Psychologist And Coach:
You’re ready for a promotion, but how to land it? It could boil down to office politics as much as skills and generating results for the company, according to Jennifer P. Wisdom, Ph. D., organizational psychologist. Check out these 12 tips to get there.
Why the Lazy Approach to Saving Is One of the Most Effective Ways to Save More:
Sometimes the approach that takes the least amount of effort can produce the best results.
3 ways to get over gym anxiety, because promise: No one is looking at you:
If you’d rather take an Uber with your ex than lift weights in public, this is for you.
The 3 Steps You Need To Turn Job Interviews Into Offers:
Want to actually move the needle after your interview? Follow these three steps to land the job and, better yet, create a sense of calm after your interview.
Brené Brown Talks About Square Breathing, but What Is It?
If you’ve listened to Brené Brown, the research professor whose TedTalk on vulnerability went viral (a must-watch), you may have heard her mention “square breathing.” She uses it herself to calm down when, in her words, “sh*t hits the fan.” So yes, anecdotally it works. But Brown, who continues to study vulnerability, courage, worthiness and shame, is a researcher at heart. And while studying resilience and people who live tenaciously, she found they had an important thing in common: They