Category: skill development

Success = Relationships + Excellence + Visibility

What does it take to move forward in our careers? While the definition of success varies for each person, I think the three elements listed below are critical to seeing any positive change in our work lives. Relationships: Are you building communities? We often hear about relationships in the context of moving up: Who can … Read More »

6 no-tech productivity hacks that have changed my work life

Nothing high-tech and nothing fancy. I’ve realized that what works for me are actions that trigger additional positive, productive behaviors and require me to be mindful. Here are my favorites strategies for being productive. Create a keystone habit. People who are close to me know that I am pretty protective of my leisurely mornings. I … Read More »

People are depending on your leadership. So show up.

Hey, y’all. It’s been a while! Because after five years, a break is well deserved. However, I’ve been up to a lot in the past two months: I’ve launched IdealistCareers.org, a new blog by Idealist where we provided resources, tips, and stories on how to find, land, and love your social-impact career. I’ve said farewell … Read More »

Is two years on the job enough to be successful?

We know that the average amount of time a Millennial spends at a job is two years. And while we often talk about the impact this has on organizations, the work force, and the Millennial’s resume to potential employers, we rarely discuss the impact this has on the ability of Millennials to be successful on … Read More »

No more career porn

A few weeks ago, Brent Besher at Forbes wrote a list of startup porn — “a collection of entertaining, stimulating, and worthless activities that distract an entrepreneur from focusing on what really matters, hindering future achievements” – that founders need to stop focusing on. While the list is humorous, I found strong parallels in many … Read More »