How do we navigate blurred lines between taking it personally and professionally? The answer is to be human, stay engaged, take your work seriously, but don’t do it to the point where it becomes impossible to work through your feelings.
Posts Tagged: personal
It is only a matter of time before our personal and professional commitments conflict with one another. Learn what you can do to navigate.
Taking a step back to gain some perspective can lead to clearer thinking or better ideas and is essential to personal and professional development. The best way to gain some perspective is to pursue lots of different subjects that interest you. Check out where we get our inspiration.
Evidence shows there are positive outcomes from friending coworkers, but the risks outweigh the benefits for some, and that is why it’s okay to deny online friendships with your coworkers.
There is an old saying: “Those who know don’t tell, and those who tell, don’t know.” We don’t hear honest stories enough but if we did I think that could be a catalyst for real change. These are the things we should blog about more, not only because we need to vent and get support… Read more »
1973 My mom went back to work while I was still a toddler. During the day I stayed in Mrs. Eiler’s Family Day Care; she went to the hospital. Raggedy Ann went everywhere with me. (Photo via Cuddly Collectibles) One time on the Sabbath our home almost burned down. Friday nights Jewish women light candles, and… Read more »
It’s small, but mighty. If ignored, it gets worse. It can cause us to limp, stumble, and ultimately fail. What is it? It’s our “Achilles’ heel.” We have weaknesses. Some weaknesses, such as dishonesty, aggressiveness, or blatant disrespectfulness, are glaring. Others, though not as obvious, can be just as debilitating to a leader and their… Read more »
Your job requires a certain level of technical proficiencies and knowledge – “hard skills” that you’ve learned in school and on-the-job trainings. But how do you develop those harder to define “soft skills” like charisma, active listening, communication skills, time management, and optimism? Soft skills complement your hard skills, and are just as crucial an… Read more »
When I was an undergraduate student in the college at the University of Chicago I worked; I worked a lot. I worked multiple jobs to ease the guilt I felt over my family suffering financial hardships that were exacerbated by the price tag of my education. In addition, I finished college in three years to… Read more »
You are going to be surrounded by others who aren’t familiar with the rules and tools for success. They are not going to know what you know. They are not going to be Success Rule Followers. Their level of success will be measured in terms of mediocrity. They will be quick to blame others and/or… Read more »