Jen Bogle 11 posts
Jen Bogle is a communications specialist who writes for Idealist Careers to share her thoughts on leadership, relationship building, and career development with other social-impact professionals.

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Make Happiness Your Agenda: 5 Proven Methods

Today (March 20, 2019) is the United Nations International Day of Happiness. First celebrated in 2013, this day illustrates a global shift away from measuring “progress” in terms of economic growth and toward greater emphasis on human well-being. In essence, this day embodies what so many of us do in the social-impact world: striving to […]


Beyond Branding | Your Guide to Building a Thoughtful Digital Identity

In our digital world, presenting your professional self extends far beyond cover letters and resumes. It’s also about creating an entire digital presence behind that standard package. If you’re anything like me—someone who places a premium on authenticity, privacy, and the intimacy of face-to-face interactions—the thought of representing yourself in such a public way can […]


“I Can Predict the Future”—and Other Talking Points for Generalists

Do you consider yourself to be a generalist? If so, is it a label you wear proudly? In my experience, this term is rarely used with confidence. Instead, I find that people apply it rather sheepishly as a transitory professional identity, conveniently available until they find their true calling. Being a generalist—someone with knowledge and […]


Leading From the Bottom Up | Your Guide to Bringing out the Best in Others

While perusing hundreds of quotes about leadership, I came across three that I thought were particularly incisive: “What I have learned is that people become motivated when you guide them to the source of their own power and when you make heroes out of employees who personify what you want to see in the organization.” […]