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URL :http://blogs.forbes.com/work-in-progress/
Filed Under:Career & Jobs / Career Advice
Posts on Regator:850
Posts / Week:4.4
Archived Since:February 24, 2011

Blog Post Archive

How to Have A Thicker Skin for Negative Feedback

Everyone agrees that it’s a smart practice to ask for feedback. Don’t walk through life with blinders on. Show them that you’re proactive. Assume that you always have room to grow. But how do we actually get up the gumption to ask for criticism when deep down, we don’t want to hear the answer in any shape or [...]

When You Work Harder Than Everyone Else

Have a job where you aren't challenged or expected to work hard? Turns out, that can create even more dissatisfaction than overwork. Here's how to get the most out of an easy job, and prepare for the future.

The Power of Pause

If you're feeling overworked, there's an easy cure in everyone's reach. It starts with the power of an intentional pause.

The Five Best Times To Negotiate On The Job

When we negotiate and fail, the effects can set us back both personally and professionally. Perhaps our case was strong. Maybe we rehearsed our key messages beforehand. Perhaps we even had influential allies on board. Still, a bigger question looms. Was the timing right? In fact, timing a request—so that the forces of the conversation are in your favor—is [...]

Negotiate For Youself Like A Pro

Most of us don't negotiate well for ourselves. From promotions to salary, we leave potential on the table. Here's how to negotiate big and win -- for yourself.

How To Decide If An Employer’s Culture Is Right For You

It’s long been demonstrated that companies that create great work cultures see big benefits from doing so. They experience lower turnover and better financial performance than their peers, see improved track records on safety and customer satisfaction, and are sought out by better quality job applicants. What’s less obvious is the payoff enjoyed by the [...]

If You Think Leadership Development Is A Waste Of Time You May Be Right

Leadership development programs can be transformative or a total waste of employee time. Here are five ways to make sure your programs create what you desire: more effective leaders.

How To Take Control Of Your Reputation At Work

The most important career capital you have isn’t your technical skills or academic pedigree. It’s not your high-flying title. It’s not even your relationships… It’s your reputation. In every job, people will wonder if you have what it takes to get things done and if you can deal with a wide range of people. They’ll be more than curious [...]

Stuck In A Career Rut? Four Ways To Break Out

t various stages of your career, you will get stuck. You feel like you have topped out at your job. You hear No from a dream employer or to your request of your existing employer. You hear Yes and try something new, it doesn’t go as well as expected, and you need to bounce back. Here are four “doors” to try for breaking out of a career rut.

Five Reasons Why Being a Pleaser is Holding You Back

Have you ever been tempted to ignore your agenda in order to keep harmony? Maybe you behaved cooperatively to avoid unwanted attention or being the dissenter on a matter.  Perhaps you dodged using your voice because the potential damage to a relationship was just too great. Whether you engage in these slights to yourself a little [...]

Build A High-Performing Team In 30 Minutes

All leaders want stellar teams, but most find that goal hard to attain. Here's a quick, easy way to get your team to start thinking and acting like a high-performing group.

Four Ways To Assert To Yourself When You’re Dismissed

Have you ever sat in a meeting and felt ignored or utterly unimportant? Perhaps you offered up an idea that someone else seized upon. Maybe you inserted yourself into the conversation but no one gave you their eye contact or their attention. Whether you’re the youngest in the room or the one from a department [...]

How Important Is Your First Impression Really?

We're taught that we only get once chance to make a first impression. But how important are they really? And how do we get a do-over when we make a bad one? Here's what the research says.

Five Reasons Women Should Get MBAs

What’s so wrong with an MBA?  Over the recent years, article after article has explained why the degree is a waste of money and time. The thinking goes, networking with your friends and reading a few books is an easy substitute. What’s more, the article authors note that if you do get your degree, you [...]

The Secret Confidence Booster We All Have

We all possess a secret confidence boosting power: the ability to detach from the outcome and accept what happens. Here's how to tap into it.

Four Ways To Help Emerging Women Self-Promote

Three months into my speaking career, I was elated to secure a speaking gig at a top conference for professional women. I would be addressing my largest audience to date (350 people) and presenting on a topic I’m especially passionate about: how women can negotiate confidently and more often. In short, I was terrified! Thankfully I [...]

Five Things To Check Before You Start Your Own Business

It's easier than ever to start a business, but not so easy to run one. Here are five items to check for yourself before you hang out your shingle.

Five Alternatives To Saying “I Don’t Know”

Nothing can fluster even the most unflappable professional like being asked a question to which they don’t know the answer. Appearing incompetent or uninformed is one thing, but what makes this scenario even worse is when you’re asked the ‘impossible question’ in a group setting. Maybe it’s a group you know well—or maybe it’s a group you’re [...]

Catching Fire On Kickstarter: Eight Insider Tips For Crowd-Funding Success

Back in the day, if you were looking to start a business or creative project, you had to hit up Uncle Bob or the local bank for the first round of funding. Today, though, you can take it to the crowds to get funding for your vision. And Kickstarter, a platform for financing everything from [...]

How to Make Your Mark When You Enter A Team

For most of us, working on projects and deliverables by ourselves is becoming increasingly scarce. We are constantly joining existing teams, forming new ones or otherwise meeting in groups. In fact, studies of managers and knowledge workers reveal that they spend between 25%-80% of their time in meetings, suggesting that “teamwork” is a primary vehicle for the [...]

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