Why you should stop focusing on productivity

Why you should stop focusing on productivity

August 14, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

By Tracy Brower3 minute ReadIn this day and age, productivity is a standard requirement for value. There’s this idea that those who accomplish more in less time are most valuable to themselves, their colleagues, their companies, and even their families. It’s an ethos we don’t even question, as many of us continue on a never-ending…

How having children impacts gender equality at home

How having children impacts gender equality at home

August 13, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

In the early 20th century, American women won the right to vote. Soon, women’s participation in the workforce, education, and political life all increased dramatically.This gender revolution took place not just in the U.S. but in many countries throughout the world.But beginning in 1980, the changes in opportunities, status, and attitudes that were closing the…

The reason behind the need to be busy

The reason behind the need to be busy

August 13, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Why do we feel so compelled to always be busy? Why is it that the moment there’s not a mile-high stack of tasks or projects on our plate, we suddenly feel anxious and unsettled (when really the opposite should be the case). Busyness has become the new normal. And that’s a problem.There’s a paradox when…

Optimize your job search with these 3 productive tips

Optimize your job search with these 3 productive tips

August 12, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Hop on Google to look for job search advice, and you’ll find plenty of articles, podcasts, and LinkedIn posts with tips that require hours each day to implement.Some suggest creating an in-depth “value validation” project for each role. Others tell you to reach out to 100 people a week until you get an offer.For most…

How to make good decisions

How to make good decisions

August 11, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

By David Robson—Aeon5 minute ReadWe credit Socrates with the insight that “the unexamined life is not worth living” and that to “know thyself” is the path to true wisdom. But is there a right and a wrong way to go about such self-reflection?Simple rumination—the process of churning your concerns around in your head—isn’t the answer.…

Politically active CEOs and job seekers

Politically active CEOs and job seekers

August 10, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

By Andrew Crane and Christian Voegtlin and Laura Noval—The Conversation3 minute ReadChief executives around the globe have become increasingly vocal about social and political issues. In the U.S., many have criticized Donald Trump’s hardline stance on immigration, including the bosses of Apple, Google, Starbucks, and other major corporations.But what impact does this have on job…

5 lessons from living with chronic illness

5 lessons from living with chronic illness

August 9, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Until last year, I’d never met a physical challenge that I couldn’t push through—whether it be lack of sleep, hangover, or illness. I could always muster the will to keep plugging along. But sometime in the last year, I started experiencing chronic pain, fatigue, and brain fog.There were days when sitting at my desk and…

Your obsession with learning might be holding you back

Your obsession with learning might be holding you back

August 9, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

By Aytekin Tank4 minute ReadLearning has never been so popular—or so accessible. Online startups like Skillshare, LinkedIn Learning, Coursera, and MasterClass teach everything from coding to character acting. Bloggers and influencers are churning out e-courses at a dizzying rate. And postsecondary institutions are offering more online classes than ever before.Given the choice between schlepping to…

Firing employees involves inclusion, too

Firing employees involves inclusion, too

August 8, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

By Amber Cabral5 minute ReadInclusion, if well executed, touches every part of a corporation, even one that’s most uncomfortable to talk about: layoffs and terminations.In fact, these career transitions are arguably the most critical points in the employee life cycle to embed an inclusive mindset into the culture of your organization. Inclusion essentially means a…

Think more about how you onboard your newest hires

Think more about how you onboard your newest hires

August 8, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Most hiring managers want new recruits to be comfortable in their role, to be productive and motivated, and to feel confident that they’ve made the right choice in accepting this job. Why, then, do so many employers still use outdated, ineffective onboarding practices that turn already-nervous new hires into balls of anxiety on their first…