Category: Career Center

Helicopter Parents in the Workplace: It Happens and It Needs to Stop

Originally published July 26, 2017 By Lindsey Pollak The concept of helicopter parents buzzing around the workplace, just like they hovered and swooped on the elementary school soccer field, sounds like a joke. No doubt […]

Ignore the Overhype — Leadership Qualities That Really Are Everything

Originally published July 28, 2017 By Lindsey Pollak We all know the “it” words for leadership qualities today, those buzzwords that pop up over and over to describe the qualities leader aspire to. Frankly, I’m […]

The Mistakes That are Killing Your First Impression

Originally posted 26 May 2017 By Lindsey Pollak “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” It’s one of the most clichéd pieces of advice. That’s because it’s true — especially […]

The One Conversation That Can Instantly Improve Your Career

Originally published by Lindsey Pollak 27 June 2017 Do you generally prefer emailing, texting or talking on the phone? Do you love it when people write their whole message in the email subject line or […]

I Lived for My To-Do List, But Here’s Why I Ditched It

Originally published by Lindsey Pollak 13 June 2017 Is there anything more satisfying than checking things off of a to-do list? I didn’t used to think so. But I recently decided to kill my to-do […]

More Career Advice Nobody Talks About: Everybody Bombs

Originally posted 9 May 2017 by Lindsey Pollak Lately I’ve been watching a lot of documentaries – in March, it was  backup singers in 20 Feet from Stardom, and this month it’s stand-up comedians in […]

How to Lower Stress at Work

Originally posted by Lindsey Pollack 24 March 2017 What stresses out your employees? Deadlines? A never-ending to-do list? An overflowing inbox? While the concept of work-life integration is designed to reduce workplace stress, sometimes it […]

The Most Important Career Advice Nobody Talks About

Originally published by Lindsey Pollak 14 March 2017 Have you seen the documentary 20 Feet from Stardom? I recently watched it (a little late, I know), and I was struck by several insights applicable to success […]

The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback at Work

Originally published by Lindsey Pollak 24 February 2017 Do you wonder if you’re giving your employees feedback that can help them excel at their jobs — and feel more included? Chances are, we could all improve […]

The Importance of Saying ‘No’ at Work

Originally published by Lindsey Pollak 13 January 2017

Nope, this post isn’t about my “word of the year.” (If you haven’t read about the word I chose for 2017, get the scoop here!) Instead, it’s about another word I believe everyone should employ to be more productive – and quite likely more sane. That’s the word “no.”