It’s good to be ambitious in your career. But a relentless drive to achieve can lead to burnout, hurt your relationships, and create an unhealthy work-life imbalance. How can you dial back your overachieving instincts?
Prevent a High-Conflict Employee from Draining Your Team’s Energy Disagreements at work aren’t necessarily a bad thing. But as a manager, you need to watch out for unhealthy conflicts that erode trust and drain your team's time and energy. If someone on your team creates this kind of animosity, try to mitigate their negative impact.
A certain level of self-doubt can keep you humble and push you to work harder. But when self-doubt manifests as imposter syndrome, it can prevent you from growing.
Not everything that triggers an emotional response requires action. But, next time you’re inclined to say “It’s no big deal,” stop and consider whether that’s actually true, so you can address things before they really become a big deal.
As a leader, it’s on you to make a conscious effort to create a culture where people don’t feel like imposters. Doing so will require work at both the interpersonal and organizational levels, and success will depend in part on gathering data and implementing real mechanisms for accountability.
“Find a mentor” is great career advice but be careful not to take it too literally. You don’t just need one. You’ll gain a more valuable outlook by triangulating advice from multiple mentors at the same time.
Giving great presentations is an art. And while your content is important, it won’t be memorable if your delivery falls flat.
Build Up Self-Confidence in Meetings It’s easy to go unnoticed when everyone is excited about a topic. But editing yourself only robs yourself (and your team) of your ideas.
We’re all busy, and when a goal seems onerous, or the path towards it is unclear, it’s often easier to do nothing and push it off to another day. But if we truly want to embrace long-term thinking, it’s time to get unstuck and move forward.
Heightening your capacity to lead others requires being able to see how you think and act, and how your behavior affects others. Leading well requires a continuous journey of personal development.