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What’s the most exciting part of your job?

Our reader poll today asks: What’s the most exciting part of your job? My teammates: 25.4% Our products/services: 17.0% My growth and development: 18.6% Market dynamics and challenges: 15.1% Something else: 10.0% I’m not excited at all about my job: 13.9% Maybe it’s time to quit. Answers about what excites you about your work were pretty […]

How effective are you at using found pockets of time to get work done?

Our reader poll today asks: How effective are you at using “found” pockets of time — 10 to 30 minutes — to get work done? Very: I always have a ready list of tasks to do in these small moments. 47.6% Somewhat: Sometimes I use it productively and others I waste the time. 32.8% Not […]

How many close personal advisors do you have that you can go to for guidance in challenging times?

Our reader poll today asks: How many close personal advisors do you have that you can go to for guidance in challenging times? 5 or more: 3.0% 2 to 4: 55.7% 1: 21.0% None: 20.3% Build your personal advisory board. We don’t have all the answers. Getting fresh, objective and outside perspectives can help you make […]

How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome at Work

Imposter Syndrome is the belief that we don’t believe we deserve the job we’re in or the success we achieve. To overcome it, become aware of what’s letting you down and allowing these intrusive thoughts into your mind. That awareness enables you to shift your perspective and start being kinder to, and more patient with, […]

3 Reasons Millennials Hate Your Performance Review

New research on performance management shows that the traditional performance review is failing millennials. It’s too infrequent, it’s too impersonal and it doesn’t feel valuable to them. However, when done properly, the feedback managers give to their millennial employees can promote positive change and career growth. Today’s post is by Michael Bungay Stanier, author of […]

How do you deal with manipulative people?

Our reader poll today asks: How do you deal with manipulative people? I cut them out of my life as fast as I can: 32.5% I ignore their manipulations and do my own thing: 42.5% I often fail to realize I’m being manipulated: 6.2% I recognize I’m being manipulated but just let it happen: 2.8% I […]