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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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  • Are we having fun (at work) yet?
    by by Matt Palmquist on May 13, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Gamifying work and adding competitions to spur performance can have quantifiable negative consequences, a new study finds. Managers need to understand what motivates their teams before forcing them to compete against one another.

  • Streaming energy
    by by Kim David Greenwood, Kate Kennard, and Mark Borao on May 12, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Streaming video companies enjoyed a year of explosive growth, fueled in part by COVID-19. But to compete in a rapidly changing world, the streaming industry will need to evolve its strategy. Kim David Greenwood, Kate Kennard, and Mark Barao argue that streamers should focus on building universes of content that allow for multiple opportunities to generate revenue (beyond subscriptions) and that engage fans in new ways.

  • Renewable energy and the circular economy are driving growth for Neste
    by by Markku Katajisto and Will Sturgeon on May 11, 2021 at 5:00 am

    In this Inside the Mind of the CEO interview, Peter Vanacker, chief executive of Neste Corporation, describes the challenges he faces maintaining the oil refinery side of the company's business while aggressively building the renewables operation -- and reveals why agility is key to success.

  • Building a better you
    by by David Lancefield on May 10, 2021 at 5:00 am

    In her new book, How to Change, Wharton professor Katy Milkman delves into the science that can help us make changes stick. David Lancefield writes that Milkman's identification of the internal obstacles we face -- and how to surmount them -- can lead to heartening progress.

  • Three post-pandemic predictions for the world of work
    by by Adam Bryant on May 4, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Adam Bryant predicts three ways in which the pandemic will have changed business forever: Corporate mission statements will need to be backed up by actions, agility will be the skill most in demand, and leadership will need to be more obvious and hands-on.

  • What if the hybrid office isn't real?
    by by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie on May 3, 2021 at 5:00 am

    In preparation for the new hybrid world of work, companies are offering virtual reality technologies to make you feel at the office while still at home. When they get the sense of connection right, it can be a powerful way to be in the room remotely and put everyone on an equal footing during meetings.

  • Lessons in simplicity strategy
    by by Julia Hobsbawm on April 29, 2021 at 5:00 am

    To help leaders boost performance, Julia Hobsbawm describes six principles for cutting through complexity, which she calls "hexagon action." It's based on ACCEPT, an acronym for alignment, clarity, collaboration, ease, productivity, and time. We need to accept complexity, but strive for simplicity.

  • Dale Vince has a winning strategy for sustainability
    by by Ben Lyttleton on April 28, 2021 at 5:00 am

    In this Inside the Mind of the CEO interview, Dale Vince, chief executive of Ecotricity, discusses how he is promoting sustainability through his green initiatives -- which include, for example, new forms of renewable energy and a vegan soccer club.

  • Asia-Pacific's rebalancing act
    by by Raymund Chao, Christopher Kelkar, and David Wijeratne on April 27, 2021 at 5:00 am

    In recent decades, the Asia-Pacific region has provided one of the great growth stories in human history. Its share of world GDP now stands at nearly 40 percent. But given the vast changes and structural shifts afoot, the region, home to 60 percent of the world's population, urgently needs a new growth narrative. Raymund Chao, Christopher Kelkar, and David Wijeratne of PwC argue that the key to the region's future lies in building rebalanced and more resilient global supply chains and further enabling the success of homegrown Asia-Pacific businesses.

  • Imagination is not enough
    by by Daniel Akst on April 26, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Martin Dressler, the protagonist of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, anchors a fable about entrepreneurship, ambition, and vision. Daniel Akst writes that the character, a hotelier and real estate developer, provides a cautionary tale for those who seek to build their own worlds.