The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can’t Do
How not to let your ego ruin your career
A bold challenge to our obsession with efficiency—and a new understanding of how to benefit from the powerful potential of serendipity. Melding the long-term history of technology with the latest headlines and findings of computer science and social science, The Efficiency Paradox questions our obsession with and assumptions about modern efficiency, persuasively showing how relying on the […]
Success is When Your Calling and Ego Work Together
No doubt there’s been some point in your career when your work was under consideration, or a client or coworker seemed to be steering the project in a way that undervalued your contribution. Ted Leonhardt, former global creative director of FITCH Worldwide, discusses a few key steps to help you prevent letting your ego sabotage […]
Using Social Media to build a career, not just find jobs.
Are you driven by calling or ego? Shelley Prevost, Co-founder and CEO of Torch, shares the importance of having both work hand in hand. According to her, we are designed to use both. Your calling and ego each play important roles in your life, but neither of them mean anything on their own. Calling without ego Calling […]
Video: Bored at work? Here’s what your brain is trying to tell you.
Developing your professional network will be far more valuable than uploading your resume to every listing site on the internet. VP of People and General Counsel at Udemy, Lisa Haugh, writes about why it is important to build a caree, not just find a job, and how to leverage the power of professional networking sites. […]
What to remember when drafting company emails
We’ve all been bored on the job at least once in our lives, but that boredom is actually very old human wiring. We constantly seek out new information to keep our minds sharp, and when tasks get repetitive we get bored and move on. But what if you can’t move on? What if the tasks […]
5 Ways To Boost Your Mindset For Success
Emails are our go-to communication channel at work because it is low-cost for the company, efficient for archiving and ensures transparency and accountability. For the individual employee, it is fast, fuss-free and less intrusive than a call. With its convenience, employees sometimes become over-reliant on it and take the implications of email communication for granted. […]
Overcoming Midday Slump at Work
We all want to know the secret to success, but the reality is that there are so many factors that go into what makes one truly successful. While hard work and dedication are indispensable to achieving success, maintaining a solid mindset can go a long way towards helping you stay on the path to success. Ashley […]
Developing Executive Presence
Doing your best work requires focus and energy. But it’s hard to stay focused for an 8-hour stretch. So how can you find the necessary energy to get your work done? How do you choose those precious moments when you think you’ll be feeling your best to do the most challenging work? And what’s the […]
How to Talk so that People Want to Listen
Executive presence (EP) is a buzzword that has been gaining popularity in recent years. It refers to the physical, behavioural attributes that define how an executive carries himself and is much fact as it is representation. It inspires confidence and trust which helps younger employees rise the ranks more effectively. If you’re deemed lacking in executive […]
Speaking is probably the easiest thing you can do, but to speak in a way that people would want to listen to, is definitely one of the hardest thing to do. How can you be more persuasive when you speak?