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with the best of intentions, is often not based on verified evidence and is anecdotal, hackneyed, contradictory, or outdated.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
The biggest illusion people share with me is “I started a business so I can have more free time.” That’s like saying you had a child so you could have more free time. That is dumb, right? It’s another reason people fail. My view is that if your business is your mission, if it’s truly something you love and live for, it’s an extension of you, it’s … [ Read more ]
Content: Quotation | Author: Tony Robbins | Source: “Inc. Magazine” | Subjects: Career, Entrepreneurship, Personal Development, Productivity / Work Tips
Research shows that as people gain power, they lose the ability to judge a situation accurately, particularly with regard to how others will perceive their actions. They also lose some of their ability to empathize with people in positions of less relative power. Organizational leaders can tackle this tendency directly. While training courses for soft skills—such as providing and receiving feedback—need to become a more … [ Read more ]
Content: Quotation | Subjects: Career, Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, Personal Development, Training & Development
Like any relationship, that of the manager and their report is a two-way street. Whether you’re taking on your first direct report or you’re a seasoned leader looking to sharpen your skills, there’s plenty of advice to go around when it comes to managers. But when the focus shifts to those who are being managed, many of those concrete tactics and strategies get decidedly less … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Source: “First Round Review” | Subjects: Career, Personal Development, Productivity / Work Tips
More companies than ever are using software to screen their mountains of job applications. Getting seen by a human recruiter takes some effort.
Content: Career Information | Author: Julie Weed | Source: “The New York Times” | Subjects: Career, Resumes
As a candidate, prepping for a job interview can feel like a job that’s never fully done. Today we’re focusing on those moments when the interviewer turns to candidates and asks the inevitable, “Do you have any questions for me?” at the end of the interview. It’s critical to come up with a slate of good questions to ask that uncover vital information about the … [ Read more ]
Content: Career Information | Source: “First Round Review” | Subjects: Career, Interviewing
Interviewers and candidates often end up in situations where they’re almost encouraged to lie—here’s what research says about how, why and how often it happens.
Content: Article | Author: Rachel Feintzeig | Source: “Wall Street Journal” | Subjects: Career, Hiring, Human Resources
The popularity of assessment tools designed to measure a person’s talents in dozens of competency areas indicates that both companies and employees are taking a positive approach to on-the-job feedback. […] There are two problems with companies’ excessive focus on the positive. First, not all strengths are of equal importance. What you’re good at might not be what your firm needs you to be … [ Read more ]
Content: Quotation | Author: Carter Cast | Source: “ChangeThis” | Subjects: Career, Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, Personal Development
Cultivate your network and think strategically to rise in your career.
Content: Multimedia Content | Author: Jeffrey Pfeffer | Source: “Stanford University” | Subjects: Career, Organizational Behavior, Personal Development