Category: career resilience

How to bounce when work is a drag

 So things are tough at work? These 5 strategies can help.  Most of us have periods of misery, when it seems like our careers are caught in a downward spiral. Sometimes the trigger is big and in-your-face, like the arrival

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If political talk at work is making you crazy

Most of us agree that it’s wise to avoid talking politics with your colleagues. But this election season it seems that a rising tide of workers are complaining that it’s tough to escape from distracting, annoying and sometimes upsetting political commentary. Try these tips if political chitchat is driving you crazy at the office.

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Your free time activities can energize your career

A striking example of someone whose thriving career is supported by her favorite free time activity is work and finance expert Kerry Hannon. We may not have an interest that we enjoy with the intensity that Kerry adores riding. But we each have the potential to find a few entertaining weekend pastimes that can transform the attitude we take to work on Monday.

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Tidy up that data overload

There’s a particularly burdensome type of clutter in today’s workplace: the vast, unending flow of information that may seem urgent but can leave us feeling exhausted and more confused than ever. If the daily barrage of data leaves you more overwhelmed than enlightened, it may be time for a cleanup.

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Need new energy? Clear some clutter!

Clutter can waste your time, drain your energy, repulse your friends and colleagues, and block your efforts to move forward. If you take time to tidy up, you may reduce your stress, clarify your focus and generate a burst of energy.

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8 vital tips for starting a new job

Whether you’re joining a different organization or changing slots in the same outfit, you can ease your entry into a new position by creating a plan that reflects basic principles of workplace success.

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7 strategies for building executive presence

Executive presence is an elusive quality, like love and happiness, that you can’t acquire easily or directly. But there’s much you can do to appear more like a leader. You can build your presence by changing the ways you look and behave, and even how you think and feel about yourself.

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Tips on enjoying your career until 80 and beyond

As you think about the kind of life you want down the road, consider the examples of people who have struck an appealing balance in structuring their careers. And whatever your age, I hope you find some good ideas among these lessons from a 92-year-old artist.

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Say “thank you” when they praise your work.

When you don’t know how to accept a compliment on your work, you make others uncomfortable and undercut your own achievements. But it’s easy to learn how to accept a compliment on the job.

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Wondering about your next act? Ask: who needs something?

Gen. Robert E. Lee’s extraordinary encore career, following his crushing defeat, exemplifies one of the most important attributes of resilient careerists: When one path leads to a dead end, they dig deep, focus on a big goal, and start taking steps.

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