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From the Best Bosses Ever: 4 Vital Early-Career Leadership Lessons | The Savvy Intern by YouTern

From the Best Bosses Ever: 4 Vital Early-Career Leadership Lessons | The Savvy Intern by YouTern | WorkLife | Scoop.it
I was 20 years old, just out of undergrad, and sitting among a group Ph.D.’s. My first boss at Bell Labs was an equal-opportunity yeller.

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How to Build a Strategic Narrative

How to Build a Strategic Narrative | WorkLife | Scoop.it

It’s a common refrain in executive suites these days: “We need a new narrative. It’s not enough any more to say “we make widgets.” With changes happening so quickly from so many directions – competition, regulation, technology, talent, customer behavior – it’s easy for one’s story to become generic or outdated.

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David Ogilvy’s 20 unconventional rules for getting clients — Medium

David Ogilvy’s 20 unconventional rules for getting clients — Medium | WorkLife | Scoop.it
How one man went from obscure tobacco farmer to ad agency owner billing $55 million in 15 years.
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Planning Your Post-Retirement Career

Planning Your Post-Retirement Career | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Retiring to go play golf in Florida isn’t the draw it used to be. In a 2014 Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey, 72% of employees over age 50 reported that they’d like to continue working in retirement. Partly that’s a response to the Great Recession and a need to compensate for diminished savings. But much of the desire to stay employed is about personal and professional fulfillment.

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Creative Victoria - Creative State

Creative Victoria - Creative State | WorkLife | Scoop.it
With more than $115 million in new funding, Creative State is designed to grow Victoria's $23 billion creative and cultural economy, turbocharge local creative enterprises, create new jobs and employment opportunities, and bring social and cultural benefits to Victorians.
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5 Real-Life Salary Negotiations (And What You Can Learn From Them)

If you didn’t negotiate your last salary or haven’t asked for a raise in awhile, you probably used one of these excuses:


-The timing just isn’t good right now
- I work for the government, so I can’t really negotiate
- This is my first job, so I don’t want to ask for more and lose the offer
- The thought of negotiation makes me anxious… I don’t know what to say.


However, none of those reasons means you should avoid asking for what you’re worth.

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Why Luck Matters—Much More Than You Think

Why Luck Matters—Much More Than You Think | WorkLife | Scoop.it

A growing body of evidence suggests that seeing ourselves as self-made—rather than as talented, hardworking, and lucky—leads us to be less generous and public-spirited. It may even make the lucky less likely to support the conditions (such as high-quality public infrastructure and education) that made their own success possible.

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Why Strategy Is Not Dead

Why Strategy Is Not Dead | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Strategy is no longer necessary, according to some – but without it, business would not utilise our full human potential.
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Here Are The Skills You Will Need To Succeed And Earn Big Buckaroos | FYA

Here Are The Skills You Will Need To Succeed And Earn Big Buckaroos | FYA | WorkLife | Scoop.it
The Foundation for Young Australians (that's us) just released a new report that analysed 4.2 million job ads from the past 3 years and have sussed out what skills are most wanted by employers.
The great news is, you probably already have a lot of them, you just might not realise it.
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How to Bounce Back After a Failed Negotiation

How to Bounce Back After a Failed Negotiation | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, a negotiation doesn’t go your way. Perhaps a customer pushed for a steeper discount than you wanted to give, or a potential client went with a competitor’s approach to a project. In the face of a disappointment — one where you might appear to be the “loser” — how do you save face? How do you make sure your reputation isn’t damaged and the relationship with your counterpart is intact?
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These 7 Questions Will Change Your Life

These 7 Questions Will Change Your Life | WorkLife | Scoop.it
How do we achieve internal clarity and self-awareness? By asking ourselves some very important questions.
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Why Successful People Spend 10 Hours A Week Just Thinking — Life Learning — Medium

Why Successful People Spend 10 Hours A Week Just Thinking - Life Learning - Medium

Warren Buffett, the CEO of the fourth largest company in the country, isn’t as busy as you are. By his own estimate, he has spent 80% of his career reading and thinking. Buffett’s schedule may seem like an anomaly. In reality, he’s a trailblazer. Thanks in part to his example, over the past few years, several high-profile CEOs have come out against the norm of constant busyness.

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The Many, Many Problems With “Follow Your Passion”

Don't follow passions. Instead ask yourself: If you were to invest the time, how good would you become at this career, compared to other careers you might choose?
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5 Misconceptions About Networking

5 Misconceptions About Networking | WorkLife | Scoop.it

A good network keeps you informed. Teaches you new things. Makes you more innovative. Gives you a sounding board to flesh out your ideas. Helps you get things done when you’re in a hurry. 
But, for every person who sees the value of maintaining a far-reaching and diverse set of professional connections, many more struggle to overcome innate resistance to, if not distaste for, networking.

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You Lose Consciousness Every Minute of Every Day Suggests New Study

You Lose Consciousness Every Minute of Every Day Suggests New Study | WorkLife | Scoop.it
There are continuous gaps in consciousness when information is processed and you lose a sense of time says new research.
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The Number of Ph.D.s Keeps Rising Despite Bad Job Numbers

The Number of Ph.D.s Keeps Rising Despite Bad Job Numbers | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Why do so many people continue to pursue doctorates?
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The Best Entrepreneurs Are Missionaries, Not Mercenaries

The Best Entrepreneurs Are Missionaries, Not Mercenaries | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Ask three questions to figure out which one you are.
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Great Leaders Embrace Office Politics

Great Leaders Embrace Office Politics | WorkLife | Scoop.it
A rising young executive found herself strategically ousted in an internal power play. Jill had all the chops to rise to the corner office: consistent top 10% performer, hardworking, intelligent, personable, driven, multilingual, an MBA from a top-tier school. Handwritten thank-you notes from the CEO proudly adorned her wall.

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When You Can't Afford to Make a Mistake, This’ll Keep You Sharp

When You Can't Afford to Make a Mistake, This’ll Keep You Sharp | WorkLife | Scoop.it
20 cognitive biases in a chart that could keep you from making a bad decision.
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Values are cast as poor cousins to strategy

Values are cast as poor cousins to strategy | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Values are often cast as poorer cousins to hard skills like strategy, but authentic leaders with the acute self-awareness and internal discipline required to withstand the siren song of the group a…
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Don’t Mistake Cooperation for Collaboration

Don’t Mistake Cooperation for Collaboration | WorkLife | Scoop.it
A big problem most CIOs face when building collaborative cultures is confusing collaboration with cooperation. Conflict is healthy writes Doug Moran.
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Optimists Are Better at Finding New Jobs

Optimists Are Better at Finding New Jobs | WorkLife | Scoop.it
The most hopeful aspect coming out of optimism research is that our mindset is malleable — just like a muscle at the gym, we can work on it to strengthen it. Our mindset is not merely a result of genes and upbringing. By refocusing attention on the positive, meaningful parts of life and our personal strengths, we can scientifically retrain the brain to default to that way of thinking.
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