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Quiet Quitting Isn’t New (and It’s Not Helpful)

If you’ve been paying attention to the news and social media over the past two weeks, you’ve undoubtedly heard the term “quiet quitting”. For some unknown reason, this concept has gained a lot of traction lately, but don’t be fooled. It’s not a new idea. It’s also not an especially helpful addition to the very necessary conversations being had around work/life balance, boundaries, and the monumental shifts happening in the workplace as a result of the pandemic.

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How to Master the Necessary Skill of Professional Detachment

The average person spends about one-third of their lifetime on the job. It’s not only much more enjoyable when you’re doing something you care about; it’s also a lot easier to accept that time commitment when you’re invested in the work. But it IS possible to care too much. Learning how to develop healthy professional detachment is an essential skill for long-term career fulfillment. Keep reading to learn more!

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Is HR the Enemy?

It’s always surprising (though, at this point, it shouldn’t be) just how much people resist the idea that HR might be able to help in certain workplace situations. As a professional career coach, I feel strongly that we do ourselves and others a disservice when we blindly write off HR as being “the enemy.”

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Why You Need a Work Journal

I am a big fan of documentation, especially in the workplace. I firmly believe that, when we put thoughts into words and commit them to “paper” (whether physical or digital), we make them more real. Whether journaling for personal development or professional, the act of writing is an important tool for self-discovery, growth and much more. It’s no surprise then that I recommend that everyone keep a work journal.

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Your Best Investment is Always YOU

When it comes to your career, there’s one investment that will always yield the best, most sustainable, most reliable returns. Any time or money you spend on expanding your professional capabilities has a potential payoff that is greater than any other investment you could make. That sounds like an exaggeration, I know. But think of it this way…

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5 Tips for Working Without Direct Supervision

As I write this, we are in the midst of a global pandemic, which has changed the way we live and work. Many professionals are working from home for the first time. Based on the questions I’m receiving and complaints I’m hearing, quite a few are struggling as they attempt to work without direct...

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5 Ways to Improve Your Self-Awareness

I am a firm believer that all growth starts with understanding yourself. Before you can grow as a person or as a professional, you have to first know who you are and why you do what you do. This skill is commonly referred to as “self-awareness,” and it’s an important element of emotional...

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How to Get Others to Value Your Work

During my monthly webinars, I often hear a handful of the same questions. A common one goes something like this: “The people I work with think my job is inferior. They look down on me (and my role). How do I get others to value my work more?” This question hits particularly close to home for...

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How to Become a More Valuable Employee

These days, people talk a lot about adding value in the workplace. Specifically, everyone wants to know how to become a more valuable employee. After all, when you add more value at work, you should (in theory) receive more value as well. It’s only natural; contributing at greater levels should...

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