LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

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...

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...

How to Chase Growth Instead of Perfection

How to Chase Growth Instead of Perfection

Brief  Changing your focus from perfection to producing excellent work in partnership with others can help you become more efficient without sacrificing quality or affecting morale, writes self-described perfectionist Naphtali Hoff. "When we pursue excellence or high...

How to Transform Fear into “Unfear”

How to Transform Fear into “Unfear”

Brief  Fear can't be eliminated, but you can recognize it, and then "use that fear to make more creative and effective choices in your life rather than falling back into ineffective habitual patterns," says Mark Minukas. The goal is to create a different narrative...

How to Avoid Bad Meetings and Unnecessary Tasks

How to Avoid Bad Meetings and Unnecessary Tasks

Brief This guide offers advice on deferring or declining unnecessary meetings, as well as a variation on the Eisenhower Matrix to spur focused decision-making -- all in the pursuit of better productivity. "People who think that you are available all the time will...

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