The Power of a Network in the Innovation Economy

Innovation is a major currency in 21st-century business — but new ideas aren’t generated in a bubble. The 20th-century model of the lone genius who figures it out for themselves and strides on to take the glory has become dated.  In major innovation ecosystems like Silicon Valley and San Diego, business leadership is not about … More The Power of a Network in the Innovation Economy

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What Can You Study to Become a Humanitarian Worker?

Troubled times call for compassion, but compassion with purpose. Over 134 million people around the world require humanitarian assistance and protection, mostly as a result of conflict or natural disaster. The international community was able to cater for just60% of global humanitarian needs in 2018. Refugee issues are a mainstay on the news, as governments debate the fates … More What Can You Study to Become a Humanitarian Worker?

How you Give your Personality Type Away in the Workplace (and Why it Matters)

Next time your friendly office robot puts its hand on yours and offers you a piece of professional advice that absolutely nails your emotional state, don’t be shocked. The machine may know your personality better than you know yourself—and all from looking into your eyes. Okay, we’re not quite there yet. But researchers have now … More How you Give your Personality Type Away in the Workplace (and Why it Matters)

Should an INFJ Accept a Management Position?

You’re principled, organized, and driven – so why, as an INFJ, are you not encouraged to pursue leadership roles? The INFJ’s steady reputation often earns us positions of responsibility such as life coach, counselor, or employee relations officer; but positions of actual authority tend to evade us (or we avoid them). It’s an odd one, … More Should an INFJ Accept a Management Position?

How to Ask for a Raise Without Coming off as Entitled?

Feeling undervalued and underpaid? Spending your spare time looking for a new job? Think again: you might not be presenting yourself to your best advantage at your current position. A whopping 43% of Americans believe they’re underpaid, yet one step they rarely take is to ask for a raise – despite the fact that 70% of those who … More How to Ask for a Raise Without Coming off as Entitled?

How to overcome your fear of business meeting ‘small talk’

Operating successfully in business requires a combination of sharp natural instincts, a thorough education, and a constant attendance to developing trends. It’s not a rigid science: that’s why the best business people work hard to make up for shortcomings in their instincts by learning and practicing the traits and skills that they need. But there’s … More How to overcome your fear of business meeting ‘small talk’

9 Ways Introverts Can Get Heard in Meetings

Do you dread meetings? If so, you’re far from alone. That meeting announcement memo can strike fear into the hearts of even the most dedicated professionals. If you find yourself feeling even the slightest reticence each time a meeting is called, it’s worth asking yourself a few questions by way of diagnosis. Continue reading at … More 9 Ways Introverts Can Get Heard in Meetings

10 iPhone shortcuts that will improve your day

Your iPhone: it’s the Personal Assistant, portable computer, and confidante you never knew you needed! And if the most elegant of the smart phones can be frustrating from time to time, it’s still hard to imagine how you ever lived without it. So let’s take a look at a handful of sneaky shortcuts you may not have … More 10 iPhone shortcuts that will improve your day

How Our Most Celebrated Geniuses Defeated Creative Block

Do you understand your own mind? Do you know how to spark creativity at will? Probably not. Nobody does. In the 21st century, we have maps of the brain. There are libraries of books on psychology, behavior, and self-improvement but the very wealth of literature demonstrates very little to no knowledge of what really goes … More How Our Most Celebrated Geniuses Defeated Creative Block