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8 Times People Overthink Career Decisions at Work- The Muse: You want to be thoughtful in your career. But d...
Obviously, there are times when extenuating circumstances will complicate even a typically straightforward decision. But decision-making is like any other skill—it’ll get stronger with practice. If you work on saying “yes” and “no” to more straightforward questions, then the next time you’re debating small actions like raising your hand in a meeting or accepting coffee at a client meeting, you’ll be able to respond quicker and feel better about your decision (Nell Wulfhart, 2017).
Professional development can help employees advance their careers. It’s also a great way to retain and engage employees. Here’s how to make it work for you.
While on-the-job learning is always a winner, it’s also important to look for other ways you can hone critical skills. Here are some tips for finding those learning opportunities this year, and a couple of takeaways for companies looking to increase their employees’ engagement by encouraging continuous education (Pollak, 2017).
Every year around this time, many people approach the new year with a sense of optimism and determination, vowing to make a number of life changes and self
According to a study by the University of Scranton, 92 percent of all new year’s resolutions fail. How is it possible that so many good intentions can fall through the cracks? Psychology professor Peter Herman describes this as the “false hope syndrome.” Herman points out that most people fail because their resolutions aren’t realistic. They underestimate the difficulty of the task and the time required to accomplish it. There are a number of approaches one can take that may not guarantee success, but can certainly increase the odds (Feldmann, 2017).
Is your New Year’s resolution to advance your career in 2017? Whether you’re eyeing a new company or a promotion, try these career tips.
Whether you’re aiming for a promotion or a new position altogether, you can cultivate habits to help you stand out as you push your career to the next level – or just shine as a star performer right where you are. Try these simple tweaks to up your game and make 2017 your most successful year yet (Pollak, 2017).
9 Simple Tips That'll Make People Want to Talk to You More: Here's how to have meaningful conversations whe...
Ever had a conversation that started with “How are you?” and abruptly ended after “Good?” You’re certainly not the first, or the last. But there’s definitely a better way to interact with people—in fact, it’s as easy as rephrasing the things you ask. Here are some of the simplest tips to asking better questions, which will make your conversations more valuable to you—and the people you engage with (Spector, 2016).
Like everyone, appearing smart during meetings is my top priority. Sometimes this can be difficult if you start daydreaming about your next vacation, your next nap, or bacon. When this happens, it’s good to have some fallback tricks to fall back on. Here are my ten favorite tricks for quickly appearing smart during meetings (Cooper, 2014).