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How to Spot Toxic Employees Before You Hire Them

January 6, 2018 When people on a team work well together, exemplifying positivity and a willingness to listen and grow, it’s like hitting a productivity jackpot. Some forward-thinking companies have even gone so far as to revamp their entire interview practices to put more emphasis on teams, recruiting groups over individual hires, precisely...

How to Beat Burnout at Work

October 13, 2017 If you want to understand just how bad burnout can get, consider the story of Melissa Sinclair, an employee at Time Out New York. Melissa rose to internet fame in recent weeks after Time Out New York inadvertently posted an employment listing on the job-search site Indeed that detailed her...

A Career Coach Explains Why the Thing That Makes You Awesome is Also the Thing That Screws You Up

June 14, 2017 Given the choice, most people try to play to their strengths. A naturally athletic child will sign up for lots of sports teams; a friendly, outgoing college student who loves being surrounded by people will likely prefer a career in teaching over a job in IT. For the past 20...

Three Simple Techniques to Help You Stop Stressing So Much Over Email

May 11, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When I’m doing email triage, I often feel as if I’ve fallen into a trance. Every so often, I’ll look up from the screen and think, Whoa—was I even breathing just now? It turns out that I have email apnea—a term coined by former tech executive Linda Stone that refers...

Three Simple Techniques to Help You Stop Stressing So Much Over Email

May 10, 2017 When I’m doing email triage, I often feel as if I’ve fallen into a trance. Every so often, I’ll look up from the screen and think, Whoa—was I even breathing just now? It turns out that I have email apnea—a term coined by former tech executive Linda Stone that refers...

How to Cope with Failure and Rejection

February 7, 2017 Any creative person knows that pursuing meaningful work also means climbing aboard an emotional rollercoaster. One moment, you’re on top of the world, stepping out onto a stage, or hitting “publish” on a post. Then a disappointing email or a critical comment about your work sends you plunging into despair....