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Divide Your Writing Project into Manageable Tasks - Management Tip of the Day - February 04, 2013.

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The Future of You - Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic. By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic | 9:00 AM January 1, 2013 Economic and technological changes are reshaping the nature of work.

The Future of You - Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Having a great job does not guarantee your career success; your competence no longer depends on what you know; and being an affluent consumer matters less than becoming a sought-after product. Welcome to a new era of work, where your future depends on being a signal in the noisy universe of human capital. In order to achieve this, you will need to master three things: self-branding, entrepreneurship, and hyperconnectivity. Self-branding is about being a signal in the noise of human capital. We are all individuals, but unless we are also a brand, our individuality will be invisible. Successful brands are polarizing (they generate strong reactions) and simple. Entrepreneurship is about adding value to society by disrupting it and improving the order of things: it is turning the present into the past by creating a better future. How To Write Thought-Leadership Pieces That Get Published And Don't Make Editors Want To Die.

The IT guy thinks you don’t like him.

How To Write Thought-Leadership Pieces That Get Published And Don't Make Editors Want To Die

The marketing director complains that the sales director doesn’t return her emails. Someone anonymously posts a snide note in the office kitchen about fridge etiquette. Nobody likes workplace drama. It kills morale, divides the team, and ultimately drains time and profits. As many a manager knows too well, trying to brush it away or ignore it seldom works. What's Behind The Drama Indeed, the desire to act out stories, improvise, and play characters and imitate others is as old as humanity itself—look no further than ancient Greece. It's our loss. Over the past couple of decades, business schools, leaders, and teams have begun tapping back into the power of performance in the workplace. We can free people to make new and better choices in how they work and interact.

Try This At Your Next Team Meeting Are your meetings contentious, disagreement-filled, or derailed by personality conflicts? Common portfolio mistakes (and how to fix them) Be sure to also check out our quiz on evaluating your portfolio site’s effectiveness.

Common portfolio mistakes (and how to fix them)

As the curator of Folyo, I see a lot of different portfolios go by. And I can’t help but notice the same patterns of bad design cropping up time and again. Being designers, we should be aware of how much look and feel can influence the way content is perceived. Yet for some reason we’re happy to forget all about this when it comes to displaying our own work. I know, I know, you just happen to be working on a new version of your portfolio and it’s going to be great, just wait! Stop. Mistake #1: No Portfolio Let’s get this out of the way. Don’t force potential clients to sift through your blog to see your work, or hunt you across multiple social networks to get a glimpse of what you’re working on. Easy fix: get a free portfolio There’s no lack of great portfolio services.

And of course, you can also find portfolio themes for Tumblr and WordPress. WordPress Tumblr Simplefolio Mistake #2: Stupid Tagline No! Boom! Consider Not Setting Goals in 2013 - Peter Bregman. “Sophia, Daniel,” I yelled across the apartment at my seven-year-old and five-year-old who were playing together in their bedroom.

Consider Not Setting Goals in 2013 - Peter Bregman

“The school bus arrives in 10 minutes. Let’s see who can brush their teeth and get to the door first.” They dashed towards the bathroom, giggling. Two minutes later, Daniel had won with Sophia a close second. I smiled at my own victory. Or did I? Yes, they were at the door in time. We all know how important it is to have goals, right? It makes sense: if you don’t know specifically where you’re going, then you’ll never get there. This is accepted common sense in the business world and it’s reinforced by research.