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November 23, 2022

Why Is Taking Paternity Leave So Hard?

Is paternity leave working? How do new fathers feel about it? I spoke to some parents at Mind Tools to find out.

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May 26, 2022

Good Character in Business: My Interview With Fred Kiel

"Leaders of good character keep their promises... and treat you as a human being and not as an object."

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January 19, 2022

Are You a Caterpillar or a Butterfly? – Planning Your Career From Here

My pay dropped significantly, and I had to learn to navigate the world of self-employment. It was scary – but exciting, too, because I was reshaping my career, and using a much wider range of experiences and skills

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December 29, 2021

Replace Your New Year Resolutions With a Hope Letter

You can lump people into two distinct groups: those who set New Year resolutions, and those who don't. But, maybe there's a third way

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December 18, 2018

#MTtalk: End of Year Roundup 2018

"Celebrate the varied splendor in this world, and remind yourself that it can also be found in you." ― Dr Salma Farook, Seychellois author Daily Magic I live in a country where we have sunshine almost every day. But in the last few days, something magical happened: every single day, morning and evening, we had breathtaking […]

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October 2, 2018

Promotion in Progress – #MTtalk Roundup

"People don't get promoted for doing their jobs really well, they get promoted by demonstrating their potential to do more." – Tara Jaye Frank, U.S. leadership consultant and author Tears and Joy My experiences working in human resources often involved being part of promotion selection panels. During that time, I sat through many interviews, and […]

August 30, 2018

Your Top Tips for People Starting Out at Work

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself when you were first starting out at work? Few of us forget our very first job. It’s often an exciting, yet nerve-wracking time. And whether you loved or loathed the experience, we bet you learned a lot from those first few years […]

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July 26, 2018

Jason Garner: How to Build Success With a "Mosaic of Mentors"

Why All Great Leaders Need a Mentor It's never easy to admit to yourself that your career may be going in the wrong direction, or that you've lost your "mojo," motivation or drive. But many of today's most successful business leaders once needed guidance from mentors. For example, technology titan Bill Gates credits business magnate […]

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February 8, 2018

18 Ways to Be the Best You Can Be

We all want to be thought of as good employees, but if we really want to fulfill our career aspirations, then we need to push ourselves to be the best that we can be! After all, if we only do the minimum required of us, we probably won't get very far. So, if you've set […]

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June 13, 2017

Coping With Restructuring – #MTtalk Roundup

"Change is the heartbeat of growth." – Scottie Somers Company restructuring is one of those topics that's easy to theorize about. However, it's quite different if it's your organization that's restructuring. Part of my preparation for this week's Twitter chat was looking at the Mind Tools forums (where members share challenges, ask for input on […]

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