What’s Going On With the Job Market?

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The year 2021 ended with a slower rate of job creation than anticipated. But it turned out to be a banner year overall for job growth. The number of jobs increased by almost 6.6 million last year, the largest total on record. That is a 4.6 percent increase from the end of 2020. Industries that… Read more »

Achieving Career Goals

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Achieving Career Goals Everyone knows that achieving success in your career requires hard work. But there is another quality just as important, one without which you cannot achieve success. It goes by different names. One of the most common is resilience. Some psychologists use the term grit, which is meant to define the desire, perseverance,… Read more »

How to Stay Productive While Working Remotely

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Many people are now working remotely. This arrangement offers workers greater flexibility, but it can also present challenges for maintaining productivity. Here are a few tips for staying productive while working at home. 1, Appropriate dress Just because you’re working at home doesn’t mean you can stay in your pajamas or throw on a T-… Read more »

How to Deal with Procrastination

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At one time or another, we’ve all suffered from procrastination. For some, however, it can become a habit, affecting their performance at work. If you procrastinate too much, you may feel like you’re always behind in your work, cause frustration for those who are relying on you, feel overwhelmed or inadequate about meeting deadlines. Here… Read more »

Traits Shared by the Best Teams

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Today’s companies, which focus on collaboration and cooperation among people working in teams, are considered marvels of organization. By working in teams, people are able to develop ideas and accomplish tasks that no one person could do alone. But what makes a great team? Research is showing that there are three factors that come together… Read more »

Reassessing Meetings After the Pandemic

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During the pandemic, virtual meetings became the norm. Zoom became a household name. And now that things are improving, companies are looking at workplace arrangements in general and assessing how to bring people back to work and bring them together, what changes to make and how to do it safely. As part of this effort,… Read more »

What to Do If You Make a Mistake at Work

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Mistakes happen. At some time or other, being human, we may commit a blunder. The question is how to respond after it occurs. Here are some tips. 1. Determine the severity of the mistake Try to figure out what the impact of your mistake is going to be, the consequences, both direct and indirect. This… Read more »

How to Make Better Use of Your Time at Work

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It always seems as if we never have enough time to do the things we need to get done. But there is a way to get more out of our time. We can’t add more hours to the day, but we can make better use of the time that we do have. One way to… Read more »

Developing Business Leaders

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Companies spend huge amounts of money each year to train their managers into becoming great leaders by essentially trying to mold their personality. This despite the fact that once a person reaches the age of 30, their personality and their values really change very little. But the fact is that some leaders do actually get… Read more »

How to Build Trust as a Leader

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There has been much commentary about leadership published over the years and what makes a good leader. Now there is research, conducted over a number of years, that points to four qualities that enable someone to establish their credibility as a leader. They are honesty, respect, competence, and accountability. Building credibility as a leader does… Read more »