Articles about Levelling Up

Productivity

Here’s why your gut instinct is wrong at work – and how to know when it isn’t

Research that I and others have conducted on decision-making offers some clues on when we should – and shouldn’t – listen to our guts.

How To

5 classic faux pas to avoid when asking for a promotion

Always do your research.

career change

How to (painlessly) reinvent yourself when life demands it

When you face a setback in your life, you have two choices.

career change

How to tell when a career pivot is right for you

Here are the signs to consider that a career switch is right for you, according to second-career experts.

Problem Solving

Your first thought is rarely your best thought: Lessons on thinking

People are losing the ability to think through a problem.

The Whole Human

How to achieve your goals by creating an enemy

If used correctly, scapegoating can be a powerful tool for resisting temptation and sticking to hard goals. It can also be dangerous and backfire if used incorrectly. Here's how creating an enemy can help.

career change

Overrated and underrated careers (and what you can learn from them)

No matter your current career, you can probably find ways to use your skills in different professional arenas. Even if you love what you do, it might be interesting to challenge yourself to pair your best skills with completely different careers.

Productivity

How to psych yourself up for a challenging assignment

With sky-high expectations, a tight deadline and a whole lot of moving parts, you've got yourself a pretty challenging assignment. Here's how to finally get started once you stop groaning about it.

Advice

Three steps to get up to speed on any subject quickly

You have just a few days to learn everything there is to know about a subject you know nothing about. Now what?

Productivity

This can be the most important day of your month

As the new year gets underway, many of us may be finding our ambitious resolutions hard to keep. How do we stay accountable to ourselves?

Office Life

7 fool-proof ways to stay positive in a toxic workplace

There’s a lot we need to do as a culture to improve the workplace, and while generally speaking the workplace at large is moving in a more empathetic, positive direction, toxic environments still exist. So what can you do to remain positive if you find yourself in this type of situation?

Productivity

4 ways employers can support workers of all ages

Here's what companies can do to make sure employees of all generations feel engaged, because many workers don't feel that way.

News

Survey: These are the top skills employees want to learn

Some workers feel like they’ll need to add to their arsenal of skills to keep up at work in the future. Here's what they want to learn.

Advice

7 indispensable soft skills to develop for 2018

Much like you would continue your education, continuously improving your soft skills, like communication and body language, is essential to success, too.

Productivity

These are the 3 habits you need to learn anything

Habits are learned through rewarded practice. These are the three best ways to change your habits and optimize learning.

Advice

These are the 4 steps to a healthy mentor-mentee relationship

Mentor-mentee relationships can deteriorate quickly if care isn't taken. Here's what you need to do to avoid this important partnership from souring.

Productivity

Productivity ninja: 5 powerful tips for getting more stuff done

Become a productivity ninja in five easy steps.

Science of Work

Drink up! Alcohol can actually improve your ability to speak a foreign language

It's well documented that drinking alcohol can loosen your tongue and inhibitions. Now a study says it may actually help you to speak a foreign language.

Productivity

Five principles from a golf coach to help you be the best leader you can be

Five rules — learned from a golf coach — for how to be a better, more effective, and more productive leader for your team.

The Future of Work

This AI spies on your contacts and writes emails to them

A new email plugin called Crystal made accurate judgments on one reporter's email style. It can help people navigate tone and content with strangers.

Office Relationships

You can’t know it all: Mentoring across ages and stages

The typical mentor is older and wiser, but as office and work culture has changed so has the importance and diversity of mentors. Age doesn't matter as much as communication and compatibility.

Office Life

What your boss won’t tell you about raises and promotions

Your boos may have neglected to explain how raises and promotions really work. Here are 4 secrets.

Productivity

4 ways to stop your perfectionism from taking over your life

It takes you forever to complete tasks because everything just has to be perfect.

Job Search

7 reasons from recruiters why you didn’t get the job

Here's why you didn't get the position, according to recruiters and experts.

Office Life

Stuck in a dead-end job? Companies want to recruit people like you

Feeling unfulfilled and stuck in your dead-end job? While hating your day job may be a deterrent for some recruiters, other companies are actually seeking out these qualities in recruits.