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I never put much time into mapping out my career. Having graduated with a degree in biology, I thought research was where I wanted to be for the rest of my life. I soon discovered that working in a laboratory was a lonely place to be. At some point, I learned that I needed more interaction with others than I was getting.[…] Continue Reading »
A few months ago, I interviewed a group of chief human resources officers from major U.S. companies about their top-of-mind people issues for 2012. I was impressed — but not surprised — that employee retention was the common theme throughout regions and throughout industries, although I continue to think that in this era of persistently growing unemployment rates, few are going to be jumping ship anytime soon.[…] Continue Reading »
Your mind is your best friend. But it is also your worst enemy. Invisible “Saboteurs” in your mind are constantly undermining your ability to be more successful and happier. They have names, including the Judge, Controller, Stickler, Victim, Avoider and Pleaser.
When I lecture on the topic at Stanford University, 95% of the participating executives conclude that one or more of these Saboteurs cause “significant harm” to them meeting their full potential.[…] Continue Reading »
By Linsey Isaacs, editorial intern at SmartBrief and a student at Howard University.
Breaking into the advertising business can be tough, particularly for young professionals of color, but the marketing industry benefits from diversity and it’s important for people from all backgrounds to contribute to the profession. That was the message at a 4A’s forum “Embracing Diversity in Advertising,” held Tuesday on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C.[…] Continue Reading »
The annual performance review is a standing rite in the American workplace, but many SmartBrief on Workforce readers think it’s a waste of time and doesn’t give people feedback fast enough to be useful. We have an ally at Yahoo!, it appears: “When the puppy pees on the carpet, you say something right then because you don’t say six months later, ‘Remember that day, January 12th, when you peed on the carpet?’ That doesn’t make any sense.[…] Continue Reading »