How Can Introverts Tap into Their Inner Power and Thrive at Work? - Nicole Burgess

How Can Introverts Tap into Their Inner Power and Thrive at Work?

It’s been said that we currently live in an extroverted society, and from this introvert’s perspective, that seems pretty accurate! But although it may feel like you need to be (or act like) an extrovert to excel in school, work, and life generally, introverts are actually powerful and valuable. Indeed, introverts have unique skills that set them up to succeed …

Apps on Track

14 Lifesaving Apps to Keep You on Track

We all have things to do and goals to reach, and finding the right tools to help us out can be a lifesaver. Luckily, we have technology on our side, and we scoured the app stores for the best apps out there. Whether you need help refining your productivity and concentration, want to keep track of your fitness, or are …

Superficial Networking

How to Trade Superficial Networking for Real Connections

I feel like the networking events I go to are superficial. People swap business cards and never hear from one another. What am I missing? How can I get past the superficial networking and make valuable connections? – Melissa in Davenport, Iowa  Answer: When you hold a preconceived notion about a situation, it’s far more likely to be fulfilled. You’ve …

Let's Talk About Salary

It’s Not Rude! Let’s Talk About Salary

How often do you ask people how much they earn? If you’re like me, that’s a question you’ve been taught to never ask. The common consensus is that questions about a person’s salary are “rude” and therefore off-limits. Divulging your salary can make you feel self-conscious because you’re afraid that people will either pity or envy you, and neither of …

3 Simple Actions I Learned to Whip Negativity

3 Simple Actions I Learned to Whip Negativity

Your article on negativity and naysayers helped me recently when confronted with a tough case at work. Thank you! I’m curious how you developed the pause, frame, and affirm technique. – Kathie in Alexandria, Virginia Answer: Kathie, I’m so glad to hear the article made a difference for your work situation.  Declaring your independence from negativity and naysayers is based …

How to be Yourself and Even Weird at Work

How to be Yourself and Even Weird at Work

Happiness. It’s something we all strive for, and yet it can be so elusive in our hectic lives. Luckily, business coach and author Penny Castle may have unlocked the secret to happiness. We recently spoke to her about finding workplace joy in our new podcast interview. Penny reveals how being authentic – and even weird – can transform you. Penny …

Being Productive at Work With Depression

How to Trick Your Depression to Get Stuff Done

Depression is an incredibly common illness among American adults. In 2015, 6.9% of US adults had experienced at least one major depressive episode within the past year, and major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability among young adults. There are quite a few articles that can give you ideas for how to handle depression at work, but this …

Understanding Celebrating Cultural Differences

Celebrating Cultural Differences in the Workplace

One of the great things about the world today is how diverse and blended it has become. With the quickness and ease of traveling, the ability to connect with people online, and the ever-growing attitudes of acceptance, people regularly interact with those from another country or cultural background. Naturally, this trend has made its way into the workplace, too. With …

How to Deliver Constructive Criticism to Difficult Employees

How to Deliver Constructive Criticism to Difficult Employees

No matter how amazing your colleagues are, you will sometimes need to deliver constructive criticism. How do you do so effectively without getting a defensive or negative reaction? It starts with understanding why an employee is difficult. Does she simply have a different communication or working style? Does he become defensive or angry when receiving criticism? Maybe an employee lacks …

How to Mitigate Conflict at Work so Everyone Wins: A 4-Step Process

How to Mitigate Conflict at Work so Everyone Wins: A 4-Step Process

Conflict is a natural part of two or more people working together. This means that you’re likely to run into your fair share of disagreements throughout your career. How to address these situations is the difference not just between good and bad relationships at work. It’s also the difference between a strong leader and a weak one. While conflict can …

Words are Power

Words Are Power: How to Wield Them Effectively

Like it or not, language matters. How you say things matters. If used incorrectly, language can cause others to judge you harshly. But, when used correctly, it can transform your life for the better. Words are power. How can you wield them effectively in the workplace? Here are some of our top tips. First and foremost, language is most powerful …

20 Firsts: Amazing Women Pioneers of the 21st Century

20 Firsts: Amazing Women Pioneers of the 21st Century

The future is female, and more and more lately, we’re seeing incredible women pioneers accomplishing great things. Women in work – across a wide range of fields – are earning recognition for their discoveries, advancements, talents, and commitments to excellence. From music to race car driving to chemistry to space travel to economics to politics, women are slaying every industry …

Bridging Generational Gap in Communication Styles

Bridging the Generational Gap in Communication Styles

Our workforce today is as diverse culturally as it is in the ages of workers. With millennials, boomers, Gen-X, and Gen-Z doing business side by side, it’s natural for there to be some generational clashes. One of the biggest clashes is in our divergent communication styles. From written notes to verbal interactions, there are always tons of differences and misunderstandings. Do …

Business Etiquette 101

Here is the Business Etiquette Crash Course You Need

We’ve all been there: You just got your first job, and as your starting day approaches, you feel more and more nervous. You’re not just worried about knowing how to complete your tasks or find the restroom. What about all those professional mannerisms you’ve never had to master? How do you present yourself as a competent professional, even when you …