1. Dream Big
Oftentimes, my favorite exchanges are with people who are naturally predisposed to think at truly massive scale and without limitations. When well reasoned, that kind of vision can be highly inspirational, change the way teams solve for a specific opportunity or challenge, and ultimately, transform the trajectory of a company. During this particular meeting, I ended up writing down two simple words to capture this quality: “Dream big,” with the intention of cascading the theme more broadly.
Productivity won’t only help you in business. Below are 10 things you can do to give yourself more time, in work and in life:
1. Think of yourself as the customer rather than the boss
The culture of telling people what to do because you’re the boss is dangerous. It removes accountability from people taking decisions and creates a safety net. If you’re the customer, you can define what really matters to you.
1. Be Approachable and Likable. People want to work with those whom they like. Therefore, the last thing you want to do is come across as rigid or overly demanding. Go with the flow.
2. Take an interest in both the company and person. When you take an interest in a company, it means doing the proper research prior to the interview, however it goes further. To make an interviewer like you better than other applicants, the secret is in taking an interest in them and discussing what you can do for them.Read more ›
If you’re going to get anything done in business, you need people to respect you.
But when you’re young for your position, new to an industry, or a woman in a male-dominated field, for example, getting others to listen to your ideas can be difficult.
After looking at the research on social perception and relationship building, we identified the following strategies for instantly getting respect.Read more ›
Intelligent and successful leaders all do one thing better than anyone else. They are constantly asking themselves questions to stay relevant and insightful.
Whether you’re running a company, heading up a startup, or leading a team, asking yourself these questions every day will help you get the most out of your work and leadership and make the difference in your success.Read more ›
Congrats. You had the job interview. Now, your work is done, right? Wrong.
In today’s hypercompetitive job market, effective follow-up after the interview is a must, and failing to do it well might cause you to lose out to another candidate.
Here are 10 follow-up tips:Read more ›
Many job seekers focus so hard on answering interview questions well that they forget something very important: You are there to ask questions, too.
When you ask the right questions, you want to achieve three things:
• Make sure the interviewer has no reservations about you.
• Demonstrate your interest in the employer.
• Find out if you feel the employer is the right fit for you.
Don’t put off these simple steps to jump-start your career.
Getting to the next level in your career sometimes seems like a marathon. It can take two or three or more years to advance even one level.
This is why so many of us operate in our daily jobs without a winning strategy. It’s actually much easier to focus on short-term results and to fixate on the minutiae of our routines. We gravitate towards this path of least resistance because it feels better.
Here are a set of tasks you can implement on Monday morning that will profoundly improve your career prospects and won’t take several years to see a return on your investment.Read more ›
Ever wished you could go back and talk to your younger, twentysomething self? You know, the one who was just starting out and could have used some sound career advice—or at least a bit of reassurance that you were doing the right thing?
While you can’t go back in a time, you can pay it forward. Hindsight is twenty-twenty—and some of the best insights come from past experiences.
9 Professionals Share The Career Tip They’d Tell Their Younger Selves.Read more ›
Ah, the age old conundrum: How do you get out of that job you sort of hate, without losing that job you sort of hate?
OK, maybe you don’t hate it. But if you’re looking to exit stage left (ASAP) from your current job, how do you network with other professionals—the very people who may be instrumental to your forward progress—without tipping off your colleagues (or, worse, your boss)?
Carefully, that’s how. Very carefully. Here are just a few ideas to help you pull it off.Read more ›