“Feedback” is a loaded term. Not only do you tighten up when you ask for “feedback,” so does the feedback giver. Swapping it out for “advice” is more inviting and indicates you value your colleague’s counsel. Instead of saying “Can I have some feedback on what I could have done better?” say “Do you have any advice on how I can improve on X?”
Content: Quotation | Author: Shivani Berry | Source: “First Round Review” | Subjects: Career, Management, Personal Development
Lots of advice centers around getting better at giving feedback to others, but we rarely focus on how to attract useful feedback about ourselves — even though it’s in our own best interest to do so. What’s more is we often unintentionally repel the rare feedback that does come our way by getting defensive or shutting down.
Knowing what other people think about you can be … [ Read more ]
Content: Quotation | Author: Shivani Berry | Source: “First Round Review” | Subjects: Career, Personal Development
Starting a new job always comes with a few unexpected challenges. One that is especially hard to navigate is a strained relationship with your new boss. What should you do if you realize you’re just not getting along? Start by diagnosing the problem. In this piece, the author lists a few reasons why there might be tension and offers advice for how to mitigate the … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Author: Art Markman | Source: “Harvard Business Review” | Subjects: Career, Work
The opportunity to ask questions at the end of a job interview is one you don’t want to waste. It’s both a chance to continue to prove yourself and to find out whether a position is the right fit for you. In this piece, the author lists sample questions recommended by two career experts and divides them up by category: from how to learn more … [ Read more ]
Content: Career Information | Authors: Amy Gallo, Art Markman, John Lees | Source: “Harvard Business Review” | Subjects: Career, Interviewing
Choosing your next role is one of the most important investments you can make — but, unfortunately, no one hands you a ready-made toolbox for navigating big career decisions. And evaluating opportunities in the startup world — without much publicly-available information and data to grasp onto — can be an even trickier black box.
Even in a compressed job hunt, taking a few minutes to flip … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Source: “First Round Review” | Subjects: Career, Start-Up Resources – General
Your job doesn’t have to represent the most prestigious use of your potential. It just needs to be rewarding.
Content: Article | Author: Arthur C. Brooks | Source: “The Atlantic Monthly” | Subjects: Career, Human Resources, Organizational Behavior
Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.
Content: Quotation | Author: Dwayne Johnson | Subjects: Career, Management, Personal Development
At the end of the day, the only thing that actually matters is the impact our work has on our company, our customers, our colleagues, and our professional development. And the only way to stay on top of that is to hold ourselves accountable to our higher-order goals with as much enthusiasm as we have for the dopamine rush of reaching inbox zero.
The best leaders … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Author: Brie Wolfson | Source: “First Round Review” | Subjects: Career, Personal Development
Asking questions and listening to the questions of others helps leaders make better decisions.
Content: Article | Author: Pia Lauritzen | Source: “strategy+business” | Subjects: Career, Organizational Behavior, Personal Development
A great deal of career advice, while given with the best of intentions, is often not based on verified evidence and is anecdotal, hackneyed, contradictory, or outdated. We now have more clear evidence of what constitutes good advice in terms of which mindsets to hold while navigating one’s career. According to the evidence, some is powerful and effective, some is at best unhelpful, whereas some … [ Read more ]
Content: Career Information | Authors: Christina S. Li, Daniel D. Goering | Source: “Harvard Business Review” | Subjects: Career, Career Info
The most important relationship to get right when starting a new job is the one with your boss. How do you build trust right from the beginning? And how do you get the feedback you need to succeed? The author offers seven questions to try. You will accelerate your career success if you can manage your boss better, which requires you to understand them better, … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Author: Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic | Source: “Harvard Business Review” | Subjects: Career, Work
Are you ready to look for a new job? This comprehensive article covers everything from how to update your resume and write a cover letter to how to ace your interview and follow up. The piece also includes sample language to try and links to resources in the HBR archive.
Content: Career Information | Author: Amy Gallo | Source: “Harvard Business Review” | Subjects: Career, Cover Letters, Interviewing, Job Search, Resumes
The lockdown that we’ve all just lived through created a period during which a lot of people had the opportunity to reflect on plans for a career change. But reflection alone doesn’t get people very far. Those who are mostly likely to act during this kind of period are those who actively engage in a three-part cycle of transition — one that consists of separation, liminality and reintegration. The author … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Author: Herminia Ibarra | Source: “Harvard Business Review” | Subjects: Career, Personal Development
If a manager gives me a task, I like to say, “Here’s all the other priorities on my plate — where does this new task fall?”
Content: Quotation | Author: Rosa Hamalainen | Source: “First Round Review” | Subjects: Career, Management
You should trade being short-term low-status for being long-term high-status, which most people seem unwilling to do. A common way this happens is by eventually being right about an important but deeply non-consensus bet. But there are lots of other ways–the key observation is that as long as you are right, being misunderstood by most people is a strength not a weakness. You and a … [ Read more ]
Content: Quotation | Author: Sam Altman | Subjects: Career, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Organizational Behavior, Personal Development
Your personal information is out there for everyone, including advertisers, to see.
Content: Article | Author: Pranay Parab | Source: “LifeHacker” | Subjects: Career, Networking, Productivity / Work Tips
If you have technical skills without influence skills, you’re not going to go anywhere cause you can’t get anything done. If you have influence skills without technical skills, you may go places but you’ll get the wrong things done. So you really need both.
Content: Quotation | Author: Jeffrey Pfeffer | Source: “Stanford University” | Subjects: Career, Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, Personal Development
The reason we have to play the negotiation game is because, like it or not, everyone else is playing it. And you’re probably losing — on salary, equity, and promotions.
The good news is that because the other side is playing, they expect you to play along (especially at larger companies). So it rarely creates hard feelings when you negotiate. But you have to know how. … [ Read more ]
Content: Career Information | Authors: Lenny Rachitsky, Niya Dragova | Subjects: Benefits / Comp., Career
People with a high degree of narcissism get promoted faster, new research shows. Why?
Content: Article | Author: David Robson | Source: “BBC” | Subjects: Career, Human Resources, Organizational Behavior
We live in an age of polarization. Many of us may be asking ourselves how, when people disagree with or discount us, we can persuade them to rethink their positions. The author, an organizational psychologist, has spent time with a number of people who succeeded in motivating the notoriously self-confident Steve Jobs to change his mind and has analyzed the science behind their techniques. Some … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Author: Adam Grant | Source: “Harvard Business Review” | Subjects: Career, Organizational Behavior, Personal Development