Tis the season for gift giving and reflection. Whatever your professional goals and dreams are for the era ahead, you’ll be more likely to achieve them through the gift of self-improvement.
As you set your goals, and catch up on your reading, here are 16 articles we believe will bolster your success in the new year. These lessons are gifts that could last a lifetime.
Be more productive: Optimize how you spend time
Do you envy the dogs who buzz around agility courses? You're not alone: Try these tactics to trick your brain into rewiring.
How to flip the script on your to-do list.
You've planned; you've delegated; you've prioritized – but you still wish for more hours in your work day. Use these five tips to get more done in less time.
Recurring meetings steal a ton of time. Here’s how leaders can decide whether and how to kill a meeting
Inspired by Marie Kondo's "Tidying Up," we round up ways to prioritize and organize your work life.
Deepen your emotional intelligence: EQ is the new IQ
Broaden your definition of EQ, leaders. Business success requires a balance of skills
Striving for quality work is admirable, but take perfectionist habits too far and you'll hurt progress. Use these emotional intelligence tactics to keep perfectionism in check
Strengthen your soft skills
Want to communicate more effectively? Resolve conflicts wisely? Keep your cool with difficult people? Improve your soft skills with these books
Even if leaders prize communication skills on their team, they may be unintentionally guilty of these faux pas. Take your foot out of your mouth with these tips
Want to build stronger personal relationships with colleagues, partners, and customers? Focus on these five soft skill areas
When work disappointments become work grudges, you get caught in an unproductive – and unhealthy – trap. Here are five ways to take control and move on
Become a Swiss Army knife: Sharpen your personal tool kit
Great leaders tell great stories. Use these principles of strong storytelling to improve your narrative efforts
Feel a bit of dread at networking events? These tips and mental tricks will help you work a room like a pro
When you feel like a fraud, despite professional accomplishment, that’s imposter syndrome. Here’s how to fight it and avoid hurting your career – and your organization’s success
Stop avoiding tough conversations. Use these icebreakers to diffuse stress and have more productive one-on-ones
How do you take care of yourself on the road? It’s important to find what works for you
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