Professional Development

How to Problem-Solve Like a Management Consultant

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Traditionally, the art of problem-solving has been the professional domain of management consultants. However, you don’t have to be pursuing a management consulting career in order to be an adept problem-solver. Below are four mental models for effectively solving business …

By Vibhu Sinha - Vault
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Why Empathetic Listening Is Crucial for Your Career—and How to Do It Well

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When it comes to improving communication in the workplace, you may have learned how to give better presentations, more clearly articulate your ideas, and even influence others through better pitches, decks, and speeches. But you might not have focused as …

By Ximena Vengoechea - The Muse
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5 Ways to Effectively End a Conversation at Work—So You Can Protect Your Time and Energy

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Maybe this has happened to you: An important client repeatedly uses precious meeting time to catch up on the latest reality TV and the clock—and your patience—is ticking. If meetings with a coworker repeatedly run over and cause you to …

By Ximena Vengoechea - The Muse
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Here’s What You Need to Know (and Ask) if Your Company’s Considering a Hybrid Work Setup

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You spent so many months adjusting to the new COVID-19 norms that defined your work life, such as suddenly becoming a fully remote employee. But at some point, you’ll likely have to adjust to a whole new set of norms …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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9 Ways to Keep Growing in Your Career During COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed nearly every aspect of our lives, including work. Millions have been laid off due to the economic downturn, and many companies have had to tighten their budgets in other areas, freezing pay, promotions, and hiring, …

By Meredith Galante - The Muse
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How to Become a Change Agent

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Organizations can benefit from “change agents”—people who rethink, redesign, and restructure the way things work from within. Whether they reimagine entire programs or introduce new systems and technologies, change agents cultivate bottom-up problem solving and informal leadership at their organizations.

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By Idealist Careers - Idealist Careers
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4 Ways to Boost Your Value and Get a Pay Raise in 2021

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It can be debilitating to your self-esteem and motivation when you’re constantly overlooked for raises and promotions. It can also be easy to take this personally when you know you’re capable of and deserve much more. The truth is the …

By Jamie Carlstedt - Vault
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Stuck in a Career Rut? Here’s How to Get Out

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When you’re in a career rut, you feel dull and unproductive. You feel like you’re not growing or progressing. And a career rut can be very difficult to get out of. Fear, lack of confidence, and disbelief in yourself and …

By Natalie Fisher - Vault
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Allyship at Work | How to Turn Intentions into Actions

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We’ve all heard the term ally, used most often to describe an alignment between those who have shared beliefs and who seek the same goal. Up until about 30 years ago, the term was almost exclusively used …

By Dr. Waajida L. Small - Idealist Careers
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How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others and Stifling Your Career

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Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to compare yourself to other people. It’s easy to think that other people have it better than you, are more successful, and are happier, among other things. It’s also unfortunately easy, when you compare yourself …

By Natalie Fisher - Vault
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