Reject Rejection: Getting over Disappointments at Work

Reject Rejection: Getting over Disappointments at Work

  Someone once said, “If you want to avoid rejection at work quit your job”. We know by now that rejection is a part of life, and work. It is something that happens to us all at one time or another. What separates the great from the merely good—or perhaps we could say, the young professional just starting out versus the seasoned veteran—is how one deals with this particular fact of life in a job. But regardless of seniority, rejection, or fear of it, is a powerful social trigger, and at work it can be a debilitating one. When you feel left out of important circles of influence at the […]

Gaining Credibility as a Young Professional

Gaining Credibility as a Young Professional

Landing a job fresh out of college hasn’t been so easy over the last seven years, it’s true, but something not often talked about is the difficulty of imposing yourself in a new role when you do finally manage to get hired. As a young professional your youth can work against you.   Eventually, through mere persistence and simply the passing of time you’re likely to become accepted in your job by your peers and superiors. But by being active and following certain pieces of advice you can speed up this process, gain credibility and perhaps even rise up the company ladder faster.   In the corporate world, perception is […]

Time Management: A Key to Getting Ahead

Time Management: A Key to Getting Ahead

Something we’re rarely explicitly taught when we start our professional lives, but is actually essential to our success in the world of work is good, efficient time management. Learning how to organize yourself and your tasks is so important for your ability to do your job, as well as for your own mental health. There’s nothing more stressful than having too much to do with no time to do it. It doesn’t matter how smart you are if you can’t organize information well enough to take it in. And it doesn’t matter how skilled you are if procrastination keeps you from getting your work done. In our hectic schedules, your […]

Essential Reading for Young Leaders

Essential Reading for Young Leaders

Perhaps not mentioned enough within the business world are the wide-ranging benefits of reading. Studies have shown that reading can improve intelligence and lead to insight and innovation. It broadens your vocabulary, expands your world knowledge and improves your abstract reasoning skills. You learn to acquire and assimilate new information quickly and effectively, and many business people claim that reading across fields is great for creativity. Leaders who can sample insights in a broad range of areas—such as sociology, the physical sciences, economics, and psychology—and can apply them to their organizations are more likely to prosper. Reading also increases verbal intelligence and a leader who is a more adept and […]