Burnout and Balance

4 Reasons You Should Take a Summer Vacation

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Many of us are drawn to social-impact work because we care deeply about the mission and making a difference. This type of motivation can provide a great sense of fulfillment, but it can also leave you feeling a little guilty when you need a break. The irony is that social-impact professionals may need a vacation […]

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In the Office

What’s Your Workplace Communication Style?

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Even when we’re speaking the same language, we all communicate a little differently. Some people give short, straightforward responses to questions while others might add a ton of detail. Knowing your own communication style—and adapting to the different styles of co-workers—can help personal and organizational success come much more easily. Business writer Mark Murphy’s model […]

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In the Office

Want to Stand Out At Work? Move Beyond Your Job Description

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Do you feel undervalued, bored, or burnt out from your job? If so, you aren’t the only one. According to a 2017 survey, a majority of American workers feel unappreciated, with 44% of respondents believing they are “always or often overlooked.”  Though you may feel like you’re doing everything your supervisor asks of you, this […]

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In the Office

Beyond the SWOT Analysis, Part 2 | Convergent Thinking

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Last month, I wrote about the benefits of divergent thinking, the kind of creative thinking that allows you to expand your list of options and explore all angles to a situation. You use divergent thinking when you need to change up the status quo. The result is a large number of possible solutions to your […]

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