performance review

Poor Performance Review – What Next?

Performance reviews can be a very stressful experience for a lot of people. Whether your recent performance has been up to par or not, performance reviews can be difficult to navigate. Sometimes, despite your best work and preparations they don’t go well. Every successful professional has a story of a particularly painful review. How you …

posture and body language

Professional Body Language

Your personal brand is composed of many connected parts. Communication is one of the most important, and far-reaching aspects of your brand. When we think about communication today, we often think of how quickly we reply to emails, how we navigate a cold call, or occasionally the way we conduct ourselves and what we say …

Remind yourself of what is going right

So often at work, in business, and in life, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves and let the negative things bring us down. It’s good to strive to improve our lives and ourselves, but if we only focus on the negatives and our weaknesses, then this will lead to problems like anxiety, low self-esteem, and low motivation levels.

Nine Inspiring Stories of Career Reinvention

Career reinvention, or jumping into a career with which you have very little experience, can be extremely daunting. Yet people do it all the time. Sometimes it’s because of an innate interest in the profession or a dormant talent that they have just come to realize. Career Reinvention It’s understandable that people don’t attempt to …

Why do we procrastinate?

We’ve all been guilty of procrastination at one point or another. I’ll clean the house tomorrow. This essay can wait until next week. Let me just check my emails before starting on this big project. Before you know it, you’ve spent hours browsing social media and have nothing to show for it.

How to receive feedback

I’m sure that everyone reading this wants to improve themselves or their lives in some way. Yet, when someone approaches us with feedback or constructive criticism, we sometimes have a tendency to take it personally and ignore the advice given, or even bite back at the person giving it.