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How to Be Charming When Talking About Yourself
It’s sometimes assumed that talking too much about ourselves is rude; and asking questions of others is polite and charming. But the distinction is not quite so simple.
Why Feedback Matters
For most of human history and in almost all places it would have seemed absurd for employers to give their employees personal feedback.
How to Get In Touch With Your Feelings
Feelings we haven’t got a handle on wreak havoc on our work. They force themselves forward in troubling, furious and depressed ways. They buckle and strain the system.
How Our Past (and Present) Can Help Us Find a Career
When addressing the question of what we might do in our work, we should have the confidence to believe that large portions of a sound answer are already in us.
You’re Less Fragile Than You Think...
One of the characteristic flaws of our minds is to exaggerate how fragile we might be; to assume that life would be impossible far earlier than it in fact would be.
The Downsides of Leadership
We tend to be pretty clear why it might be nice to be in a leadership role.
Obstacles to Giving Feedback
Feedback was invented to get more out of employees and thereby to lift the productivity and the profitability of the company. But it’s difficult for a number of reasons.
Challenging Our Idea of Success
There is a danger of over-investment in the idea of ‘success’. It’s natural to want to do well-enough around work.