Weekend Planner: November 3

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You’ve worked hard all week, and now Friday’s here again! It’s time to start planning your weekend!  Welcome to Weekend Planner, your weekend update on fun.

Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

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Michelle Kwan Says Doing This One Thing Will Make You More Successful

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Author:
Jennifer Calfas
Source: Money

In the decade after Michelle Kwan was forced to withdraw from the 2006 Winter Olympics due to a severe injury, the legendary figure skater has accomplished a lot off the ice.

A board member of the Special Olympics, a diplomat and once a coordinator for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, Kwan told MONEY she has not stopped following her passions — a career move that has been greatly aided by the lessons she learned while ice skating.

But you don’t have to be an Olympic medalist or World Champion figure skater to learn those lessons. Indeed, Kwan said playing any kind of sport can be the secret to success.

“I would encourage people to participate in sports,” Kwan told MONEY this week. “You don’t have to dream of being an Olympic or a professional athlete.”

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How Do Leaders Succeed Despite Tricky Office Politics?

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Author: Marissa Peretz

Source: Forbes

Office politics can be a difficult topic for many people. Around 47% of recently surveyed employees felt that office politics distracted them from workplace productivity. It is easy to advise people to completely steer clear of all workplace politics and just say that you will let your manager judge you on the merits of your work. However, people are complex. Work relationships are often complicated to navigate. According to a recent study by Course Hero, multiple generations of employees cite communication skills and teamwork as essential workplace skills, both of which require considerable amounts of human interaction. What should you do when politics become problematic?

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Happy Halloween from The Job Shop!

JSPumpkinMr. Pumpkinhead is showing his Job Shop spirit with the The Job Shop hoodie, keeping him warm on a cool Halloween evening!

And here are a few great pumpkins carved by Job Shop employee Mike Scaletti and his family!

4 Ways Smart People Take on New Projects

smartAuthor: Kat Boogaard
Source: The Daily Muse

Recently, I was asked to take over an existing project. And, like most people, my first inclination was to feel completely intimidated and overwhelmed.

This assignment—along with its longstanding processes and its related team members—was all brand new to me. And, if that wasn’t enough to have me breathing into a paper bag, managing this project also required me to branch out and exercise some skills that I’d previously left untapped.

My chest gets tight at the very thought.

Can you relate? Being asked to take on a new work endeavor is a great thing (hey, you must be doing something right!). But, it can also plant plenty of seeds of self-doubt.

Fortunately, this recent experience opened my eyes to some better, more productive things you can do when you’re tasked with a new project—aside from just panicking.

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Weekend Planner: October 27

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You’ve worked hard all week, and now Friday’s here again! It’s time to start planning your weekend!  Welcome to Weekend Planner, your weekend update on fun.

Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.

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Embrace Entrepreneurial Thinking

how-entrepreneurs-think-differentlyAuthor: Kare Anderson
Source: Forbes

In this tech-enabled world where job opportunities and loss can happen more swiftly and in more ways, many of us are interested in how to grow our work options and security. That’s why, when heard about the theme of Dorie Clark’s new book, Entrepreneurial You, I thought she might have relevant help so I reached out to interview her.

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