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3 Ideas for Career Growth in This New Era

3 Ideas for Career Growth in This New Era

Brief  In a changing workplace, focus less on linear paths to titles and promotions and instead seek out work that emphasizes interpersonal skills, provides personal growth and adds value to the organization, writes Julie Winkle Giulioni. "Communication, empathy,...

How to Say “No” to Bad Meetings

How to Say “No” to Bad Meetings

Brief  If you don't know the point of a meeting and feel your presence will not add value, it's OK to ask who will attend, what the agenda is or why you're needed. And if you don't get the answers you need, politely decline or offer your input through email or a phone...

4 Ways to Build Your Mental Resilience

4 Ways to Build Your Mental Resilience

Brief  Resilience is something you can develop, especially when you find others for support, seek fulfillment beyond yourself and avoid trapping yourself in a victim mindset, writes LaRae Quy. "When you talk out your fears and concerns, you'll find that people who...

Why Gossip can be Managed but Not Avoided

Why Gossip can be Managed but Not Avoided

Brief  Gossip is a natural part of life, but you decide whether you'll engage in positive, neutral or negative gossip, writes Dan Rockwell. "When you say, 'Your reputation precedes you,' you acknowledge the power of gossip," Rockwell writes.   Insight Slander and...

How Engineers Moved an 11,000-ton Telephone Exchange

How Engineers Moved an 11,000-ton Telephone Exchange

Brief  In November 1930, in Indiana, United States, one of the great feats of modern engineering was executed: a team of architects and engineers moved an 11,000-ton (22-million pound) telephone exchange without ever suspending its operations either basic supplies for...

What Is Concrete Sand?

What Is Concrete Sand?

Brief  In this guide, we are going to introduce you to this mysterious ingredient! You will learn what concrete sand is, whether it is the same as ordinary sand that we can find at the beach, what types of concrete sand exist, and what this stuff is used for in...

5 New Innovations that Could Change the Building Industry

5 New Innovations that Could Change the Building Industry

Brief  The push to boost housing supply will continue this year, and with that has come a growing number of technological innovations set to shake-up the industry. Here’s a selection of five new products that could help to change the building game.   Insight...

6 Steps for Creating Better Employee Reviews

6 Steps for Creating Better Employee Reviews

Brief  An agile performance management program can improve employee engagement by creating clearly articulated goals and increasing the cycle of regular feedback, but managers will need the right training and resources to do this successfully, writes Casey Pechan....

5 Ideas for Improving Yourself in 2022

5 Ideas for Improving Yourself in 2022

Brief  If your New Year's intentions are waning, try revising core habits such as your sleep schedule, exercise routine and daily practice of visualizing success, writes Scott Eblin, who shares what he's working on. "If your mojo is fading, take a little bit of time...

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