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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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  • Why corporate well-being initiatives need to get personal
    by by Bhushan Sethi and Peter Brown on September 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

    PwC's CEO Panel Survey revealed that chief executives' plans focus on three key areas: to become more digital and virtual, to adopt greater flexibility, and to be more employee oriented. As a result, they'll need a more personalized approach to well-being initiatives -- one that acknowledges that a one-size-fits-most approach will no longer suffice.

  • Connecting the dots in an uncertain world
    by by Suvarchala Narayanan on September 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

    A new book makes the case that serendipity is a skill, resulting from a mindset that allows you to see and act on opportunities in seemingly unrelated facts or events.

  • Lessons from COVID-19 about communicating risk
    by by Michele Wucker on September 15, 2020 at 5:00 am

    COVID-19 messaging provides an object lesson in how -- and how not -- to communicate in a way that gets people to recognize the nature of a threat and to act in ways that reduce risks to themselves and others. Columnist Michele Wucker describes the lessons leaders can learn about how to communicate effectively about risk.

  • The power of feelings at work
    by by Jon Katzenbach, Chad Gomes, and Carolyn Black on September 14, 2020 at 4:10 am

    Understanding the importance of feelings -- which are messengers of needs -- is vital to using organizational culture to improve performance and employee satisfaction. In their article, Jon Katzenbach, Chad Gomes, and Carolyn Black explain the linkages between feelings and needs, and the concrete steps companies can take to identify and tap into positive feelings at work.

  • Forget about the "new normal": Design something different
    by by Thomas A. Stewart and Patricia O'Connell on September 14, 2020 at 4:05 am

    Customers come to you for a reason: because you're innovative or top-quality, because you're a one-stop shop, or because you build deep relationships. Now is not the time to change that fundamental value proposition. What might change, however, is how you deliver the value you promise, and that depends on five principles that translate a value proposition into the experience customers actually have.

  • A CEO who won't take the gloves off
    by by Daniel Akst on September 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Philip Roth's classic novel American Pastoral is about the CEO of a glove manufacturing company whose life goes awry. Daniel Akst writes that Roth recognizes that, in business as in life, hard work and good intentions aren't enough to shield heroes from tragedy and loss.

  • The six elements of transforming information into insight
    on September 10, 2020 at 4:00 am

    How to build a world-class data and insights capability in the post-COVID-19 world.

  • Don't kill bureaucracy, use it
    by by Theodore Kinni on September 8, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Bureaucracy provides the structure and support new ideas need to take hold in large organizations. But once an idea is successfully implemented, the same bureaucracy can become the agent of its ossification. What's a leader to do?

  • Clocking in, 21st-century style
    by by Matt Palmquist on September 3, 2020 at 5:00 am

    How many hours are people working from home, and how should or does that affect their pay and their working days? The issue of what constitutes paid working time is not entirely clear. Some countries are enacting right-to-disconnect laws to help people who feel exploited by always-on technology now that they work from home. A new paper proposes a way to track employees' time on the job while respecting their time off and their privacy.

  • Stretch or safe? The art of setting goals for your teams
    by by Adam Bryant on September 2, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Setting goals is as much an art as a science, and leaders are finding that uncertainty about the future during the COVID-19 pandemic is making this task harder. Adam Bryant talked to leading CEOs to get their take on how ambitious leaders should be in order to energize and not enervate their employees.