The #Career #Pivot (Your Career Direction)

Change is constant, prevalent, inevitable. We experience it in the weather as temperatures vary, in the seasons as spring cycles to winter, and within ourselves as we accumulate experiences. For most of us, these changes or transitions are characteristically familiar. Similarly, we embrace characteristic changes in our careers, expecting a familiar, linear path of advancement…

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The cat that wasn’t supposed to live taught me so much

He arrived in my life at 12 weeks of age, a tiny black #kitten, stunted by the effects of a congenital heart condition. A woman from the SPCA called just after I’d brought him home. “We gave you the wrong kitten.” “What do you mean, the wrong kitten?” I asked. “I paid for him. I’ve…

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What the porn industry can teach us about dealing with viruses

Throughout a major metropolitan area, a deadly #virus is spreading. No effective treatment exists. In one industry, workers are terrified to go to work – just by doing their #jobs, they risk exposure. A #vaccine is years (or even decades) away. It looks like it’s the end of a multibillion-dollar business. But instead of throwing…

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How To Find The Joy In #Networking

Relationships are the most consistent source of meaning in our lives and work. Whether with co-workers, supervisors, family or friends, social connections create depth and richness in our daily lives, much research shows. Why then when we consider “networking” – an activity that could be deeply meaningful and enriching since it’s all about making #socialconnections – do we…

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Stop waiting on others – free yourself from unwanted conflict

We usually view #conflict as the other person’s responsibility. If not for them, our lives would be easier – conflict-free. But #JenniferGoldmanWetzler, a psychologist who spent five years in graduate school studying the factors that contribute to intractable conflict, says we all have conflict habits that lead us into trouble. If you want to free…

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What offices might look like in a post-#COVID world

Workers looking forward to their return to the office and a sense of normalcy should brace themselves for a wide range of new safety protocols. The #postpandemic workplace could include greater #distance between desks, mandatory masks, shift work and lineups to take crowd-free elevators or get a #temperaturecheck, according to people who design and lay…

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