The Key to Confidence is…Failure?

There are hundreds of books and articles out there dedicated to helping people build confidence. I've read more than my fair share. I've even written some. And today, I'm diving a little deeper into a concept I've touched on, but haven't fully explored: the notion that the key to confidence is failure. You might be…

Starting an Employee Resource Group: The Basics

Employees are people. People are different. Some are men, some are women, some have physical or learning challenges. Some are White, some are Black, some are Latino, some are Asian. Some are LGBTQ, some are transgender. Most are some combination of these. Our workplaces are usually the most diverse environments we are ever in, and…

Why You Should Be Keeping a Career Journal

Keeping a journal has always been extremely therapeutic for me. I've written about the benefits of journaling before, but a few days ago, I came across the concept of a career journal, and my interest was immediately piqued. A career journal is designed to help you do a few important things: get career clarity , keep…

“Fake it ’till You Make it.” Good Advice or Recipe for Disaster?

"Fake it 'till you make it" has always been a favorite expression of mine, and I've subscribed to this philosophy for years. I've even used it a time or two on this site. But, I've recently started to wonder whether this phrase we all so casually throw around is actually sound advice or if it…

Stop Making These Mistakes on LinkedIn

These days, it's hard to run into someone who doesn't have a LinkedIn profile. I use the site all the time to search for people in my profession and stay on top of industry developments. I usually spend at least a couple of hours a week scrolling through LinkedIn, and in doing so, have come…