Kindness Matters in Your Career

We all have bad days where even little things like someone cutting you off on the way to work can make it difficult to get through the day. You know what increases the severity and frequency of these days? Having the mindset that each moment is a competition — and each person around us is a competitor — for the top spot.

Why do we assume that in order for us to do well at our jobs, other people must lose? It’s a …

How to Craft a Meeting Agenda That Actually Works

You probably hate meetings, and who can blame you? There’s a reason 71 percent of us find meetings to be wastes of time.

But here’s the thing: It’s not the meeting’s fault. Meetings themselves are not inherently flawed. No, the reason you hate meetings is because you’re bad at them.

Well, you or whoever runs the meetings you attend is …

The Hidden Costs of Being Unemployed

In a previous article, I discussed things to do before you say, “I quit.” Being unemployed has drawbacks besides the loss of a steady paycheck, so plan accordingly. Finding a new job takes time.

According to career expert Alison Doyle, there is a simple way …

Careers for Stay-at-Home Parents: Recruiting May Be the Perfect Fit

Many stay-at-home parents would like to work — but entering the workforce is easier said than done for people in this position.

The most obvious obstacle is finding a job with enough flexibility. Stay-at-home parents stay at home precisely because they are parents — that is, they have children they must care for. Stay-at-home parents need jobs they can do on their schedules, which are understandably tied to their children’s schedules.

Stay-at-home parents also face a fair bit of discrimination from employers. In

4 Leadership Mistakes That Ruin Your Retention Rates

Recruitment is a major undertaking. It is time-consuming and expensive, and all the while you have empty chairs losing money. Once you find your perfect candidate, you want to keep them in the job for as long as possible to avoid this situation happening again.

But things don’t always work out that way.

While the average worker stays in their job for four or five years, many …

5 Strategies for Your Most Productive Workday

Article by Amantha Imber

Andy Grove, former CEO and chairman of Intel, used to arrive at work at 8 a.m. and leave by 6 p.m. every day. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, leaves the office by 5:30 p.m. every evening so she can have dinner with her kids at 6. VMware’s CEO Pat Gelsinger is awarded “points” by his secretary for arriving home by 5 p.m.

Regardless of whether you are a high-profile business leader or a freelancer in charge …

Are You Ready for 2030? Modern CIOs Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent, and Enable a Culture of Genius to Create Value and Drive Growth

The CIO role has evolved dramatically over the past two decades. The 21st-century CIO is a value-creator and driver of strategy. The contemporary CIO has a seat at the C-suite table and serves as a trusted advisor to the organization’s executive boards.

Today’s CIOs are key players, indispensable counselors, and prime movers in the modern enterprise. This is partly a result of the CIO’s unique view across the enterprise. The CIO is often the only C-level executive with a clear line …

Signs It’s Time for a Midlife Career Change

Everything was fine for the first 20 years of your career. You were focused. You were happy. You were going up the ladder.

Then, you hit an age. Maybe it was 30, or 40, or 50. But suddenly, everything changed.

Now, you are no longer happy at your current job. Something just isn’t right. Nothing about the job itself has really changed all that much, but you just aren’t satisfied like you used to be.

It’s confusing. You worked your entire career to get to …

How (And How Not) to Use Social Media During the Job Search

Several years ago, I was preparing to make the move to Washington, DC, after spending decades in Texas. I was moving from a market where I knew everybody to one where I didn’t know a soul.

I needed a job, so I headed to LinkedIn and cold-messaged 10 people I had never met before. I heard back from at least eight of them — and one of the conversations led me to where I work today.

Stories like mine are becoming more common …