How to Set Personal Development Goals to Improve Your Career

Author: Mary Squillace Source: The Muse We’re all looking for ways to improve ourselves—at least that’s what the thriving $10 billion self-help industry seems to imply. But as popular and alluring as the principles of personal development may be, many of us still have only a fuzzy understanding of it. Even fuzzier: How to turn …

A Simple Way to Map Out Your Career Ambitions

Author: Marc Effron Source: Harvard Business Review It’s easy to be confused about how to grow in your career. My experience with even the most successful global companies is that they’re between average and poor at developing future talent. They’re often not transparent about your real needs and vague about the most effective development options. …

Don’t Let Your Professional Shortcomings Hold You Back

Author: Emily Triplett Lentz Source: Lifehacker The further you get in your career, the harder it is to pinpoint—and then do something about—your personal and professional shortcomings. Why is that? How do you figure out your weak spots and then address them? You’d think leaders especially would be skilled at identifying and removing obstacles. But …

You’re Never “Done” With Personal Development

Author: Darius Foroux Source: DariusForoux.com I often hear people saying stuff like, “You don’t need to read non-fiction books anymore!” They pretend they somehow “graduated” from the whole personal development movement. “I stopped listening to podcasts,” is another one of those statements. Every time I hear something like that, one word comes to mind: Arrogance. …