Stay Relevant in the Worforce with These 5 Tips

Author: Daniel Bortz Source: Monster Nobody wants to look like a dinosaur in their industry. Staying relevant in your field, though, isn’t easy. Unfortunately, a number of mid-level workers rest on their laurels and don’t bother with further professional development. “I think some people become content with where they are in their career,” says executive …

25 Questions to Ask in One-on-One Meetings

Author: Elise Keith Source: Inc.com One-on-one meetings give team leaders and team members time to connect personally and talk privately about their hopes or concerns at work. At least, that's what they're supposed to do. Unfortunately, for many teams, one-on-ones are a boring obligation neither party enjoys. Cisco studied engagement in over 15,000 teams and …

What to Do When Your New Job Doesn’t Match Your Expectations

Author: Jared Lindzon Source: FastCompany It’s a longstanding cliché that job hunters bend the truth on their résumés to portray themselves in a better light, but with unemployment at 3.6%, employers are now the ones who may be doing the exaggerating. As a result, more new hires might be finding themselves in roles that aren’t …

How to Keep “People Pleasing” From Interfering With Your Success

Author: Lisa Evans Source: FastCompany We all want to be liked by our friends, family, and coworkers, but if you’re constantly putting the wishes of others ahead of your own wants and needs, you may fall into the category of being a people pleaser. “While genuinely caring for others is an admirable trait, people-pleasing goes …

The Top Six Challenges of Working Remotely, and How to Deal With Them

Author: Kate Ashford Source: The Muse It’s no secret that working away from the office is increasingly more popular. Six out of 10 companies offer their workers the chance to telecommute (that’s three times higher than it was in 1996!); and 43 percent of all employees work remotely at least some of the time, according …

“Burnout” Isn’t Just Having Too Much Work

Author: Brad Stulberg Source: Passion Paradox Burnout — a state of physical and emotional exhaustion often followed by apathy and illness — is ubiquitous across industries. Physicians, business people, artists, teachers, and athletes all have high rates of burnout. As a matter of fact, most studies show that between 40 and 50 percent of people …