Work Like an Artist: An Artist’s Guide to Success as An Entrepreneur
November 13 | Alexandra Phillips, Personal Business Coach, Alexandra Phillips Consulting | Comments (0)
Artists are fantastic at overcoming obstacles in their work. Why? Because, to artists, obstacles are a necessary ingredient in the recipe that will lead them to success. They’re waiting for the bumps in the road, and when those bumps arrive, artists have the tools necessary to surmount those rough patches sometimes even turning them into gold.
What to Do When a Colleague Excludes You
November 05 | Sandra L. Robinson | Comments (0)
The negative effects of bullying and harassment and other aggressive behaviors in the workplace are becoming better known, but another, quieter form of torment is actually far more common: ostracism. Research indicates that a full 71% of professionals experience some degree of exclusion or social isolation in a six-month period (compared to the 49% that experience harassment, for example).
The Hardest Thing About Working in the Gig Economy? Forging a Cohesive Sense of Self
November 01 | Brianna Caza | Comments (0)
With the rise of the gig economy, people are finding themselves engaging in multiple jobs, often willingly and even enthusiastically. In fact, the alternative or contingent workforce accounts for all the net employment growth in the U.S. economy in the last decade, and individuals holding multiple work engagements are the fastest growing segments of this contingent workforce.
How to Prioritize Your Work When Your Manager Doesn’t
October 29 | Amy Jen Su , Co-founder, Isis Associates | Comments (0)
Prioritizing work can be frustrating, especially if you work for a hands-off manager or a company that doesn’t give you clear goals. Most of us face this reality each and every day. The frequently cited research of Robert Kaplan and David Norton shows that more than 90% of employees don’t fully understand their company’s strategy or know what’s expected of them to help achieve company goals.
How to Deal with the Know-It-All in Your Office
October 29 | Priscilla Claman, President, Career Strategies, Inc. | Comments (0)
Although no one has left quite as big an impression on me as Selena, I have met many know-it-alls in my years in human resources. Many of them, like Selena, are new to their circumstances. Some are acquired in a merger; others are hired to bring new skills or experience to their work group. Their first impulse is to say, “When I was at Big Company, we did it this way,” not realizing that their new colleagues couldn’t care less about how they did it at Big Company.
To Achieve a Major Goal, First Tackle a Few Small Ones
October 29 | Art Markman, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Marketing, University of Texas | Comments (0)
One of the difficulties with achieving great things is knowing how to get there. Every book you read was written by someone who completed a book. Every concert you attend involves musicians who can play well enough to be onstage. You can see the final product, but you can’t see all of the steps required to get there.
Stop Reading Lists of Things Successful People Do
October 29 | Emre Soyer | Comments (0)
Who doesn’t love a “how to succeed” list? They’re fun to read and easy to share, which perhaps explains why there are so many of them. And the advice they give often sounds reasonable: The World Economic Forum published a post, in cooperation with Business Insider, listing 14 things successful people do before breakfast. It includes items such as drinking water and making your bed.