Is Your Ego Getting in your Way?

Writing for Training Magazine online, Dr. George Watts and Laurie Blazek address a difficult subject that almost no one talks about in professional development: the role ego plays in your leadership style. They don’t pull any punches. “The ego is the psyche’s trickster”, they write. “It’s the wrong-minded attempt to perceive and project yourself as … Continue reading Is Your Ego Getting in your Way?

Veterans, Active Duty Military, and Spouses Welcome

National Virtual Career Fair Tuesday May 25 RecruitMilitary and DAV will host the National Virtual Career Fair for Veterans on Tuesday May 24th online from 11am to 3pm CT. Over 100 of the nation’s top employers will be in attendance and ready to network with our military community. Registration is free and available online to all transitioning … Continue reading Veterans, Active Duty Military, and Spouses Welcome

What Have You Learned Lately?

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso Companies are always on the hunt for the best talent. But how to define talent is different for every hiring manager. Experience and technical skills play a role in defining talent, of course, but … Continue reading What Have You Learned Lately?

Guest Post: How To Pivot to a More Meaningful Career

In a labor market that’s hungry for talent, it can feel like there are endless options for a career change. And while that’s a great thing, it can also be overwhelming. Many of us find ourselves stuck in careers that we’re not particularly passionate about. And figuring out what to do next can be a … Continue reading Guest Post: How To Pivot to a More Meaningful Career

5 Ways to Make Your Point More Effectively

Speaking up in meetings can be nerve-wracking for many people.  Even workers who are not normally shy feel panic at the thought of expressing ideas in front of the boss.  One employee of a nonprofit says she can feel her throat close up if she’s called on to express an opinion.  Another colleague says, “I’m … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Your Point More Effectively

Procrastination is Fixable

Disclaimer: Procrastination is fixable, but the reason you’re avoiding what you should be doing probably isn’t. If you’re dreading a task, chances are you’ll be able to find a reason to avoid it. But if you’re someone who by default puts some things off to the last minute, you can develop tools to help you … Continue reading Procrastination is Fixable

Thinking Makes it So

“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” – William Shakespeare In a great post for Every, writer Simone Stolzoff writes that ikigai, the Japanese term for meaning in life. (And one that I’ve written about before.) Stolzoff says that perhaps the most famous Venn diagram in the world is related … Continue reading Thinking Makes it So

Hot and Cold Conflict in the Office

Conflict happens on the job. Even people who agree on what must be done can have strong disagreements about methods. When resources are scarce or performance pressure is high, you can easily have conflict that boils over. Mark Gerzon, a mediation expert and author of “Leading Through Conflict: How Successful Leaders Transform Differences into Opportunities,” … Continue reading Hot and Cold Conflict in the Office

Your Work. Your Life. Your Way.

What’s next in your career? Your life? Millions of people have been rethinking their lives and careers during this period of uncertainty. You’re not alone if you’re thinking about changing the way you work. I’ve been writing about the Gig Economy for over a decade, and working in it for almost 30 years – alongside … Continue reading Your Work. Your Life. Your Way.

Quitting Doesn’t Have to Be the End

Unemployment has returned, in many places, to pre-pandemic levels. We’re in the midst of “The Great Resignation,” and employers in every industry are desperate to find talent and retain the workers they have. Many senior employees have opted to take early retirement. You’re aware of the trends, but it suddenly gets real when a trusted … Continue reading Quitting Doesn’t Have to Be the End