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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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  • A philosopher's guide to messy transformations
    by by Pia Lauritzen on May 19, 2022 at 5:00 am

    What if the freshest insight on how to talk about 21st century transformations isn't found in a snappy TEDx Talk or an MBA program but in the works of a philosopher born almost 2,500 years ago? Pia Lauritzen makes a case for using Aristotle's four domains of knowledge as a framework for navigating the messiest phases of change.

  • Positioning your chief sustainability officer for success
    by by Peter Gassmann, Meike Hegge, and Thomas Hocks on May 17, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Stakeholders, from investors to consumers, are demanding information about sustainability from companies. New research from PwC shows businesses that have empowered chief sustainability officers receive better ESG ratings and deliver greater impact.

  • Time to get serious about the realities of climate risk
    by by Emma Cox, Colm Kelly, Barry Murphy, and Nicole Röttmer on May 16, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Many companies overlook the pressing, often surprising, array of climate risks they face. By understanding them better, leaders can safeguard their business and identify opportunities to compete in a decarbonizing world.

  • A time-tested strategy for leaders facing a "perfect storm"
    by by Brad Borkan on May 12, 2022 at 5:00 am

    The great Antarctic explorers such as Ernest Shackleton and Robert Scott had seconds-in-command. Having a second-in-command is a management strategy that can help leaders today navigate the "perfect storm" they face today: one that combines the pandemic, digital disruptions, and political upheaval.

  • Why businesses need to help employees build friendships
    by by Aaron Hurst and Andrea Herron on May 11, 2022 at 5:00 am

    The loss of work friendships in remote-work environments has taken a toll on employees' morale and productivity. Aaron Hurst and Andrea Herron report that peer coaching programs can help colleagues connect with each other and their own purpose--and inspire action.

  • How talented are you at spotting talent?
    by by Tom Ehrenfeld on May 10, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Tom Ehrenfeld reviews Talent: How to Identify Energizers, Creatives, and Winners Around the World, by Tyler Cowen and Daniel Gross (no relation to the Daniel Gross who edits strategy+business), which argues against traditional methods of finding new hires, criticizing their reliance on a safe but flawed mindset that "seeks to minimize error and loss, and…prizes consensus above all else."

  • Is it time to fire yourself?
    by by Adam Bryant on May 9, 2022 at 5:00 am

    It's not easy to judge one's own performance, but Adam Bryant argues doing that candidly--and being prepared to fire yourself--will help leaders see more clearly what changes are needed to keep their businesses competitive.

  • The brave, new world of work
    by by Daniel Gross on May 6, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Sure, we've all learned how to change our Zoom backgrounds and stop checking emails from bed, but, as Daniel Gross points out in this survey of recent insights from s+b contributors, we are also rethinking the very meaning of work.

  • Getting and staying motivated
    by by Theodore Kinni on May 5, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Behavioral scientist Ayelet Fishbach of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business sieved through decades of motivational research to write Get It Done. Leaders will find it a nuanced and practical guide to mustering the emotional will and stamina needed to successfully achieve personal and organizational goals.

  • Dentsu International's pursuit of a more conscious consumerism
    by by Laura W. Geller and Rob Banham on May 4, 2022 at 5:00 am

    In this Inside the Mind of the CEO Interview, Wendy Clark, chief executive of the global marketing and advertising network Dentsu International, discusses her pursuit of transformation, growth, and a social impact agenda.