Articles about Personal Branding
Starting a new job soon? The tip that changed my life
A tip that my mentor told me a few years ago CHANGED. MY. LIFE. So when I was starting my new role I decided to try this tip to impress my boss right off the bat.
How to lead with influence instead of authority
It is important to understand that leadership is not about title, level, or office. Equally important to mention is that the best of leaders are even better followers.
Why ‘am I a success or a failure?’ is the wrong question to ask
It is best to travel through life with a focus on what you are learning and how to get a little wiser and better right now, rather than fretting or gloating over what you've done in the past (and seeing yourself as a winner or loser).
This is how our names can determine our careers
When your last name is Carpenter and you grow up to work as a carpenter, you may think of it as a funny coincidence, but research finds that your name could have been nudging your subconscious all along.
Say what you think and don’t be apologetic about it
Have you ever stated your opinion only to be shot down by someone else? Maybe by your spouse, boss, parents, or best friend? Or even a stranger? Having an opinion doesn’t mean you know everything. It just means you have something to say. You could be wrong.
I instantly knew I couldn’t trust you: How and why I was wrong
It took me only seven seconds to assess your confidence, competence, status, likability, warmth, and, yes, your trustworthiness. I felt you were untrustworthy for five reasons — none of which had anything to do with your actual trustworthiness.
13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person
It won’t be long until you get your stride back. But this time, you’ll be more evolved. More able. The stakes will be higher. You’ll have more help and support. Everything will mean more.
From frocks to socks: Updating your spring work wardrobe
We gathered some of the season’s hottest (and most accessible) trends and ways to update your work or interview style to look seasonal, fresh and always professional.
10 tips to make your mark and bring others along for the ride
Since we’re all stronger when we work together, the question is: how do you make your mark and bring others along for the ride?
6 critical missteps that hurt your career advancement
Let’s face it: it isn’t easy to break out and establish yourself as an up-and-coming leader inside a large corporation. In fact, some days you can feel like the best kept secret in the organization. If you are wondering how to become a leader or how to get promoted, be sure to avoid the following.
4 ways clever people use meetings to increase their visibility
Are meetings actually an opportunity to showcase yourself?
How to boost trust with your boss – whether you’re new or in the doghouse
You can use specific methods to make people trust you again at work, but what happens when you're at a new job or have fallen out of favor with your manager, specifically? Here's how to get into their good graces.
Are your perfectionist ways holding you back?
Seriously, some of us are just born enjoying order and control.
What to do when you’re not winning in the trust department at work
The looming feeling that people in your office don't think they can rely on you can be a rough spot to be in. Here's how to win trust at work — whether it's from your coworkers, your direct reports or your own boss.
How to tell when a career pivot is right for you
Here are the signs to consider that a career switch is right for you, according to second-career experts.
Overrated and underrated careers (and what you can learn from them)
No matter your current career, you can probably find ways to use your skills in different professional arenas. Even if you love what you do, it might be interesting to challenge yourself to pair your best skills with completely different careers.
25 buzzwords that make smart people sound stupid
These phrases are spicy and they make you feel clever (low hanging fruit is a crutch of mine), but they also annoy the heck out of people.
3 of the most common mistakes first-time entrepreneurs make
If you obsess over the details, you’ll never get the results you’re looking for.
Why being the backup person at work isn’t such a bad idea after all
There is something to be said for not being the top dog at work. Here are some reasons to celebrate being the backup.
Being lucky, persistent and pushy: Musings from the entrepreneurial journey
How do you demonstrate your worth? Quantify your success through relevant stats/metrics and share stories of how you overcome obstacles. Then, you don’t need luck. The deck is already stacked in your favor.
If you use one of these photos on LinkedIn, employers won’t take you seriously
There are a whole lot of ways your profile photo on LinkedIn can go wrong. Here's what not to do when it comes to selecting your image.
How Chance the Rapper put himself a position for success and what we can learn from it
Whether Chance The Rapper knows it or not, he’s a brilliant marketer. Here's what lessons can you can learn from him and his unique strategy.
5 ways you can come off untrustworthy in less than 10 seconds
Knowing whom to trust is an important social and business skill. It takes only seven seconds to assess someone's confidence, competence, status, likeability, warmth, and trustworthiness. Here's how to come across well, and quickly.
Study: When it comes to raising funds, men and women must pitch differently
If you're a woman entrepreneur, you are more likely to get funding if you emphasize your venture's social mission, while men are not expected to do the same.
The 100,000 homes campaign: A model for scaling up excellence
This is a true story that more people ought to hear. It contains numerous lessons for any leader, organization, or social movement about how to spread something good from the few to the many.