Job crafting

I once was at a thanksgiving dinner party where someone asked: “If you had 10 lives to live, in how many of them would you have kids?” It led to a really interesting conversation about what life is for. And how our decisions about life might change fairly radically if...

Strategic job branding

Our job titles say a lot about us. They are powerful symbols about who we are, what we can do, and what others can expect from us. In this sense, a job title is a brand that communicates expectations. So obviously job applicants pay a lot of attention to what a job is...

How to ask for the job title you deserve

When accepting a new position or angling for a promotion, most people tend to focus on salary negotiation. But your job title should also be part of the equation. It’s ‘a signal both to the outside world and to your colleagues of what level you are within your...

How to unlock people’s potential at work

Wondering how to get the most out of people? You are not alone. According to the pollsters at Gallup, more than 70% of American workers are not engaged at work. Worldwide, the number of disengaged workers balloons to 85%. Lack of engagement in the workplace and...

Just be yourself?

At the beginning of the movie The Devil Wears Prada, a character named Andy Sachs has survived all the pre-screenings for an assistant position at an elite fashion magazine. She enters the office of the editor-in-chief, the person ultimately deciding if she will...