Saying "It's beyond my pay grade" is almost always a self-imposed -- and self-limiting -- statement. And while it is often used to avoid a request or duck out of hard work, it always hurts you in the end even if you think you are suggesting that someone higher up in the organization should handle the request.
If you want to break this vicious cycle, these tips will help you to stress less and achieve more.
There is a steep learning curve to becoming a parent. And unlike others roles, parents are never off the clock. But luckily, many skills learned in former or current careers can be applied to parenting.
The room began to close in. The air got thick ... dense. Tension seeped into my pores. I grew smaller in stature -- shrunk right there in my chair before her, as if I was Alice and had just choked down a little red pill.
We need improvements in K-12 education. Too few students learn the critical thinking skills they need f...
This past weekend, over 15,000 past, present and prospective Teach for America corps members met in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 25th anniversary...
Diversity and the lack thereof has remained a hot topic at every turn. From sports and entertainment, academia, to legal and tech industries, the data illustrates the sobering reality that more work remains to be done to attain truly diverse and inclusive environments within our global society. Therefore, it is imperative to move beyond discourse to action.
Like Brian, many people leave high school to begin a career or get a degree in something that is safe. I don't blame them at all. Growing up in a blue collar family, I know the feeling of depending on the next paycheck. It's a terrible feeling. So I get safe.
In workforce development, the phrase "demand driven" is common. The idea is that the job of workforce development organizations should be to ascertain the skills and competencies that companies want, and then prepare people with those skills and competencies and place them in open jobs.
We've been told that success is the result of hard work, dedication and a linear path. That asking for help is a sign of weakness. And that focusing purely on what we love -- our strengths -- and letting someone else handle the rest/help us/guide us/be with us is lazy.
People fear not having enough money, or enough food, or they feel unloved, or they are afraid of having pain, or getting sick, or being fired, or just not being good enough. They might be afraid of their parents, their teachers, their neighbors, etc. All are unnecessary baggage to be dropped.
There may be a number of things you say that you want (a job, relationship, etc.), but if they aren't showing up in your life, it may well be that, un...
If you are actively looking for work, you know the importance of adequately preparing for a job interview. These meetings, more than any other components of your search, are the events that will determine your success.
Motivation is critical with Millennials and Gavin has a compelling recipe to feed, as well as leverage, their passions. His social media agency handles companies of all types across many sectors.
When I struggle to create something, I've learned that a simple desire to turn an idea into a creation isn't enough to be consistent. To continue to move forward, I pull from multiple strings of accountability which I learned from my days of endurance racing and coaching.
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