Leading your company gets easier—this one skill can help you through the crisis

Leading your company gets easier—this one skill can help you through the crisis: We are all facing uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to adjust our lives every day, and our professional lives are no exception. Entire business sectors have encountered an increase in remote work. Some of us are beginning to learn …

Here Are Some Of The Best Online Learning Platforms Right Now

Here Are Some Of The Best Online Learning Platforms Right Now: To help get started, here are three of the best online learning platforms to check out, whether you’re looking for one-off college courses, creative-specific options, or you want to earn a degree:Best for the Average Learner: Udemy Udemy is a massive repository of online …

What FDR, Churchill, and Shackleton can teach us about leadership during the coronavirus crisis

What FDR, Churchill, and Shackleton can teach us about leadership during the coronavirus crisis: As a historian at the Harvard Business School, I study courageous leaders, especially men and women working in crisis situations. When I began this work, almost 20 years ago, I never imagined living through turbulence of this magnitude. I could not …

6 ways to show your boss you’re a high-potential employee

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 …

5 career strategies that coincidentally help you sleep better

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 …

I asked experts to analyze my to-do lists. This is what they found

I asked experts to analyze my to-do lists. This is what they foundAs 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, …

5 ways to overcome imposter syndrome in the workplace

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 …

5 Tips To Manage Up At Work

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 powerful ways introverts can uniquely contribute to the workplace

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 …

5 ways you can get more comfortable taking criticism

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 …

How to work from home with kids (without losing it)

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

If You’re Not Outside Your Comfort Zone, You Won’t Learn Anything

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 …

Feeling burned out? This is why working less isn’t enough

Feeling burned out? This is why working less isn’t enoughLast 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 …

How To Get Promoted – From A Top Organizational Psychologist And Coach

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 …

The one thing resilient leaders do differently

The one thing resilient leaders do differently: Pressure has become an inevitable part of daily life. It’s unavoidable. But the best leaders and organizations adapt promptly without getting thrown off course by the uncertainty and the rapid rate of modern business. The one thing that sets them apart is a resilient mindset. Resilience is the …

8 Signs You’re Truly Entrepreneurial

8 Signs You’re Truly EntrepreneurialEntrepreneurial people have a strong suspicion that they were put here, on this planet, to make a real difference. They can see the path to making that difference and will guard their time fiercely against unnecessary admin, conversations or processes that don’t contribute towards it.

Ask yourself these 2 questions to decide between a job that’s more prestigious and a job that’s more fulfilling

Ask yourself these 2 questions to decide between a job that’s more prestigious and a job that’s more fulfillingThe job you choose depends on your goals and the experience you’re looking for. It can be difficult to choose between two job offers, especially if one company has prestige and the other doesn’t. Prestige and a …

4 Tips for Anyone Who Wants to Be More Productive

4 Tips for Anyone Who Wants to Be More ProductiveProductivity can be hard to achieve and even harder to sustain. Modern attention spans seem to be getting shorter, even as the number of distractions around us increase. With that in mind, here are four tips