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  • What I've Learned Navigating Work and Kids as a Digital Exec
    on April 20, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    When I took the CMO role at my organization mere weeks after returning from maternity leave for my second child last July, I had the typical working-mom apprehensions about the time and energy necessary to fulfill the obligations required of a C-suite executive. Was it selfish to prioritize my own career when I had a newborn and a toddler? I ultimately decided that, while it's unrealistic to tell mothers they can have it all, I could make a go at it. ...

  • Should You Always Take the Promotion?
    on February 25, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    When we talk about happiness at work, we usually focus on ways to boost your satisfaction and land a position that offers a sense of purpose and fulfillment. One tidbit that rarely makes headlines is that many employees are actually pretty content with their work. In fact, a CNBC/SurveyMonkey survey found that 85 percent of American workers are happy with their jobs. With numbers like those, it stands ...

  • First Impressions Are a Matter of Style: 5 Tips on Controlling the Conversation and Getting the Job You Deserve 
    on February 13, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Within the opening moments of a job interview, your first impression is made. Controlling that impression is often a matter of personal style. Let's talk about that one question we ask ourselves everyday: What am I going to wear? This question is never more important than it is on the day of a job interview. Yes, yes — your personality and skills matter, too. However, if we're talking about ...

  • How to Build a Side Hustle When You Have No Idea Where to Start
    on February 3, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    There's a good chance you know someone who works a day job and also spends part of their free time working on a side hustle. In fact, according to a survey commissioned by Vistaprint, 27 percent of Americans have already turned their hobbies into side businesses, and 55 percent of us would like to make the same move. Side hustles are a great way to make extra cash, but getting one ...

  • Money Is Good, but Skills Are Better: 5 Side Hustles That Can Make You Better at Your Day Job
    on January 10, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    When you think of the value a side hustle can bring to your life, what comes to mind? If one of your first thoughts is "making extra money," you're not wrong. Starting a side gig is a great way to bring in extra income during your time away from your primary job. But you might also want to consider how the right side hustle can make you better and more ...

  • Success Starts With Self-Love: How to Appreciate Yourself
    on December 2, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Article by Michael Pietrzak John was born on Thanksgiving Day in 1954, but for him, life wasn't much to be thankful for. A birth defect caused John to wear painful leg braces, and his first-grade teacher told his parents he would never read, write, or amount to anything in life. (Dyslexia and speech impediments, both of which John had, weren't well understood in the '50s.) Accepting that he was worthless, John dropped out of school at age 14 and moved ...

  • What Are You Willing to Be Fired For?
    on December 2, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    When we work hard on something we believe in, it's called passion. When we work hard on something we don't believe in, it's called stress. - Simon Sinek When searching for the next dream job, we often consider factors like the type of work we will be doing, compensation, and title. Too often, we fail to dig deeper and learn what it would truly be ...

  • Everyone Thrives Somewhere: 3 Ways to Find the Right Company Culture for You
    on November 7, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Article by Jeff Thompson I had always wanted to work at a place that had fun: lots of laughter and smiling faces, an open-door policy, people working together. In short, I wanted to work at a place I could call home. So, in the '80s, when I was working for a frozen pizza brand, I took it upon myself to seek out my

  • The Heart-Mind Alliance: Find Your Core Values and Let Them Guide You at Work
    on November 1, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    What comes to mind when you think about your morals and values? Is it plausible to think these very basic principles could quite possibly be responsible for your perception of the world around you? What about the effect they have on your job or your work ethic? Family development expert Stephen J. Bavolek defines our morals as a code of conduct with identified rights ...

  • Mind Over Moment: 6 Tools to Build Resilience, Happiness, and Success
    on October 15, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Article by Anne Grady Do you often feel like you have spent your whole day chipping away at your to-do list without accomplishing any of the things that are most important to you? You are not alone. As a CEO, mom, wife, volunteer, friend, daughter, and overachiever, I know how that feels. It's like you're on a hamster wheel, never making any progress. You go through the week looking forward to Friday, and then you spend the weekend catching ...

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  • Rethinking spare capacity
    by by Daniel Gross on October 22, 2021 at 5:00 am

    The global economy is suffering shortages in computer chips, furniture, truck drivers, and more. Daniel Gross argues that a common factor is underlying all of them: a lack of excess capacity.

  • Delivering the goods
    by by Mike Jakeman on October 20, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Mike Jakeman reviews Arriving Today, by Christopher Mims, a study of the global logistics industry.

  • Is it right or productive to watch workers?
    by by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie on October 18, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Sales of surveillance or monitoring technology have skyrocketed since working at home became the norm for millions of people. Is this a good or bad thing? Those watched tend to be more productive but also more stressed.

  • A transactional approach to power
    by by Theodore Kinni on October 13, 2021 at 5:00 am

    The mistaken idea that power is something that leaders possess by force of personality or positional authority opens them up to pitfalls, such as hubris, arrogance, and omnipotence. A preventative solution can be found in power dependence theory, according to organizational behavior professors Julie Battilana and Tiziana Casciaro. They advise pegging power to resources, not people, and exercising it using four strategies: attraction, consolidation, withdrawal, and expansion.

  • Do you really want that promotion?
    by by Adam Bryant on October 11, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Leaders often assume that everyone wants to be promoted, but climbing the career ladder isn't for everyone. Adam Bryant says that if leaders and members of the HR department took the time to ask people what their goals are, they could avoid making mistakes that hurt careers and business.

  • How the best soccer team in the world lost its luster
    by by Simon Kuper on October 6, 2021 at 5:00 am

    FC Barcelona became arguably the best soccer team in the world by nurturing homegrown talent and innovating its style of play. But as other clubs copied its model, it failed to innovate. As its star players aged, it had few to replace them. There are lessons here for any business.

  • How to predict disruption when there's no such thing as normal
    by by Eric J. McNulty on October 4, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Enhanced perception and thinking about risk in new ways can help leaders navigate increasingly tumultuous times.

  • Work's not getting any easier for parents
    by by Josh Levs on September 27, 2021 at 5:00 am

    The COVID-19 Delta variant is the latest disruption for working parents, but it won't be the last. Businesses must take two key actions to support caregivers.

  • To build trust with employees, be consistent
    by by Reid Carpenter, Christopher Hannegan, and Varya Davidson on September 21, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Leaders who want to build trust with employees and avoid a retention and recruitment crisis need to walk the talk on culture.

  • Leading under pressure
    by by Theodore Kinni on September 14, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Pressure can drive outsized results, but when the stakes are particularly high, it can also become an insurmountable obstacle to performance and achievement. The best way to overcome this hurdle, according to Dane Jensen, CEO of performance consulting firm Third Factor and author of The Power of Pressure, is to lower it by stepping back and analyzing what's actually at stake.