Articles about Levelling Up
8 ways to work with (not against) your boss’ source of energy
One of best things you can do to work well with your boss is to understand whether she is an introvert or an extrovert and then adapt your communication and interaction style accordingly.
How to be yourself in a world that wants to change you
How you can be yourself in a world that may possibly want to change you. Because, truthfully, the only person you should be seeking reassurance from is you and you alone. So let’s do this.
Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school
Here’s what you need to know about inversion and how to apply it in your life to solve difficult problems easier, improve your decision-making and innovate better ideas.
Small wins, marginal gains: That’s how you change behavior in the long term
It’s so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small gains on a daily basis.
Unique ways these companies celebrate diversity and inclusion
While it is an appreciated gesture to be tolerant and welcoming from the inside out of your company — spanning internal practices and outward messaging — some businesses go above and beyond. After all, diversity and inclusion principles aren’t only important for a single month, but vital for progress year-round.
5 things I wish someone had told me before I started my first corporate job
Gosh, they seem obvious after a while but no one actually gives you these tips in school.
How picking up dog food became my most life-changing event
It hit me. Like a Grand Piano getting dropped on my head (Zombieland Style), I looked at myself and asked a simple question … “Is this what you were born to do?”
How to manage your mood
So how do you avoid staying in a bad mood, caused by external things? And how do you even generate a good mood? Let’s discuss those two challenges.
9 truths ‘Legally Blonde’ taught us about life (because Elle Woods knows all)
Whether you’re watching “Legally Blonde” for the first time or the fortieth time, you know Elle Woods is a true icon. She is the ultimate hero you can always turn to when your days get a little bleak and you need to snap them up. Here are nine truths “Legally Blonde” taught us (and continues to remind us) about life.
10 change-leadership tips backed by science
Managers today are facing a flood of continuous, overlapping, and accelerating change that has turned their organizations upside down. And managing people in this environment requires all the communication and leadership strategies we learned in the past – and then some.
How to avoid jealousy and envy from poisoning your life
Do you see what you have? Or simply pay attention to what other people have, achieve or the recognition they get? That’s how envy and jealousy get into your life — rather than appreciating the water around you; they bring out the worst in you.
Does your current company match your lifestyle?
Whether you’re settled comfortably into your role or just waiting for the next opportunity, you should be in a constant state of evaluation and feedback with your current employer.
How to discover your career superpower
A framework for disrupting yourself (and encouraging your team to do the same); what Butte, Montana can teach us about hiring decisions; and why your unique career superpower may be visible to everyone but you.
The problem with mimicking successful people
You’ve fallen victim to the survival bias. You’re seeing only the winners, not the losers (and with a large enough population, you can always find winners). For every successful Branson, Jobs, and Zuckerberg, there’s a hapless person who made a terrible mistake. But those people don’t make the news.
To have what you want, you must give up what’s holding you back
In order for your future to be bigger than your past, you must move beyond it. You must stop living in your past! Let it go. Let it be what it was — the good and the bad.
Your desire to succeed should be as great as your desire to help others succeed
The most important lesson for any new graduate, someone early on in their career or even a savvy veteran to understand is that success only works in a reciprocal manner. What that means is, our desire to succeed should truly be as great as our desire to help others reach their big goals.
4 ways to stop panicking before giving a major talk
Sometimes you have to give a huge presentation when the thought of sinking through the floor sounds much more appealing. Here's how to avoid panicking make it run more smoothly.
19 of the ‘top highlighted’ ideas from millions of readers
If you want a new approach to continuous and rapid learning, this article could potentially change your life. To be clear, the principles and strategies discussed in this article aren’t commonly practiced.
Why do abusive bosses act nice after being mean
One day your boss is berating you in public, and the next day they are buttering you up. What gives? Their mercurial personality changes now have a name – "moral cleansing," a theory that Michigan State University researchers named for why jerk bosses change their tune after being abusive.
3 ways to react when your manager unexpectedly quits
Your manager's sudden resignation can leave you blindsided, but while things are about to drastically change, there are positive ways to handle the situation.
Survey: 64% of employees would accept a promotion without a raise
For some, moving up the corporate ladder doesn't always have to include a heftier paycheck — sometimes a promotion will do just fine. In fact, 64% of employees surveyed say that they'd take a higher job title without a raise, according to new data from staffing firm OfficeTeam. This number was 55% in 2011.
How drama can accelerate your leadership growth
Many people believe workplace issues are distinct from personal issues. However, if you pay attention to your family dynamics, you’ll see many parallels. Both family dynamics and workplace dynamics offer many of the same opportunities for personal and leadership growth.
This is the right way to disagree with your coworkers
It's possible to disagree in a way that's professional but still gets your point across at work. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
4 things to do instead of flipping out at work
You know the feeling: something doesn't go your way at work and you want to fly off the handle — but you can't. Pause. Deep breath. Here are four things to do instead of risking your future at a company because you showed how upset you really were.
5 common leadership faux pas
Regardless of your rank in a company, from manager to director or CEO, leadership challenges will surface. These five lessons address some of the most common challenges, which when dissolved, can help your company get to that next level — the one we all seek.