Sometimes, our goals are so big that they become overwhelming. We don't know where to start, or lose our way further along the path. And not achieving the unachievable seems like a failure
Sports provide a ton of reasons why you should get your head down, and smash into life.
Are there really things that you only can learn by doing – like bike riding, or falling in love?
"Did you hear Rick got another promotion?" "Seriously? I mean, I'm happy for the guy, but how come he got one and I didn't? We basically do the same job!" It's that time again. No, I don't mean Christmas. It's performance review time! ’Tis the season of promotions, salary increases, and juicy end-of-year bonuses. But […]
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 […]
Guest blogger Bob Little explores the truth of two contrasting mindsets. You might think that your current level of success is based on your innate abilities. Or that it reflects your determination to work hard and keep learning. According to Carol S. Dweck, the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, you […]
Do you work hard to be successful, hoping that it will make you happy? Success = happiness, right? According to Emma Seppala, we'd be better off seeing it the other way around. "I've worked in a lot of high-achieving environments, from Yale to Stanford, Silicon Valley, New York City, and I noticed too many people pursuing […]
Since leaving my job as a news reporter for Thomson Reuters and going freelance some years ago, I've had to come to terms with failure like never before. Pitching articles to magazines and newspapers can be tough. Sometimes I get a great response but, other times, my emails are met with radio silence or a […]
I met Bill McDermott on a fine autumn day in London. He had a packed schedule for his one day in town, and I got the first slot: 7:45am at the Four Seasons hotel in the Canary Wharf business district. It felt a little bit like a Hollywood publicity drive, when actors are parked in […]