Articles about Personal Branding

Leadership

5 ways to establish a strong leadership brand

Brand does not merely apply to commodities such as soda and automobiles. It applies to services, people and leadership.

leadership

Do you have what it takes to become a superboss?

Business thinker Sydney Finkelstein speaks with David Burkus about the surprising traits of a superboss — and what they have to do with Saturday Night Live.

The Whole Human

How to stay humble and sincere when you’re doing really well

In the age of the humblebrag, it can be slightly complicated to know when or how to brag and when to keep your good news to yourself.

Career Change

Starting a new job soon? The tip that changed my life

A tip that my mentor told me a few years ago CHANGED. MY. LIFE. So when I was starting my new role I decided to try this tip to impress my boss right off the bat.

Leadership

How to lead with influence instead of authority

It is important to understand that leadership is not about title, level, or office. Equally important to mention is that the best of leaders are even better followers.

The Whole Human

Why ‘am I a success or a failure?’ is the wrong question to ask

It is best to travel through life with a focus on what you are learning and how to get a little wiser and better right now, rather than fretting or gloating over what you've done in the past (and seeing yourself as a winner or loser).

News

This is how our names can determine our careers

When your last name is Carpenter and you grow up to work as a carpenter, you may think of it as a funny coincidence, but research finds that your name could have been nudging your subconscious all along.

The Whole Human

Say what you think and don’t be apologetic about it

Have you ever stated your opinion only to be shot down by someone else? Maybe by your spouse, boss, parents, or best friend? Or even a stranger? Having an opinion doesn’t mean you know everything. It just means you have something to say. You could be wrong.

Body Language

I instantly knew I couldn’t trust you: How and why I was wrong

It took me only seven seconds to assess your confidence, competence, status, likability, warmth, and, yes, your trustworthiness. I felt you were untrustworthy for five reasons — none of which had anything to do with your actual trustworthiness.

The Whole Human

13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

It won’t be long until you get your stride back. But this time, you’ll be more evolved. More able. The stakes will be higher. You’ll have more help and support. Everything will mean more.

Work Fashion

From frocks to socks: Updating your spring work wardrobe

We gathered some of the season’s hottest (and most accessible) trends and ways to update your work or interview style to look seasonal, fresh and always professional.

success

10 tips to make your mark and bring others along for the ride

Since we’re all stronger when we work together, the question is: how do you make your mark and bring others along for the ride?

Career Advice

6 critical missteps that hurt your career advancement

Let’s face it: it isn’t easy to break out and establish yourself as an up-and-coming leader inside a large corporation. In fact, some days you can feel like the best kept secret in the organization. If you are wondering how to become a leader or how to get promoted, be sure to avoid the following.

Advice

4 ways clever people use meetings to increase their visibility

Are meetings actually an opportunity to showcase yourself?

Office Life

How to boost trust with your boss – whether you’re new or in the doghouse

You can use specific methods to make people trust you again at work, but what happens when you're at a new job or have fallen out of favor with your manager, specifically? Here's how to get into their good graces.

success

Are your perfectionist ways holding you back?

Seriously, some of us are just born enjoying order and control.

Office Life

What to do when you’re not winning in the trust department at work

The looming feeling that people in your office don't think they can rely on you can be a rough spot to be in. Here's how to win trust at work — whether it's from your coworkers, your direct reports or your own boss.

career change

How to tell when a career pivot is right for you

Here are the signs to consider that a career switch is right for you, according to second-career experts.

career change

Overrated and underrated careers (and what you can learn from them)

No matter your current career, you can probably find ways to use your skills in different professional arenas. Even if you love what you do, it might be interesting to challenge yourself to pair your best skills with completely different careers.

Words at Work

25 buzzwords that make smart people sound stupid

These phrases are spicy and they make you feel clever (low hanging fruit is a crutch of mine), but they also annoy the heck out of people.

career change

3 of the most common mistakes first-time entrepreneurs make

If you obsess over the details, you’ll never get the results you’re looking for.

Office Life

Why being the backup person at work isn’t such a bad idea after all

There is something to be said for not being the top dog at work. Here are some reasons to celebrate being the backup.

Advice

Being lucky, persistent and pushy: Musings from the entrepreneurial journey

How do you demonstrate your worth? Quantify your success through relevant stats/metrics and share stories of how you overcome obstacles. Then, you don’t need luck. The deck is already stacked in your favor.

Advice

If you use one of these photos on LinkedIn, employers won’t take you seriously

There are a whole lot of ways your profile photo on LinkedIn can go wrong. Here's what not to do when it comes to selecting your image.

Inspiration

How Chance the Rapper put himself a position for success and what we can learn from it

Whether Chance The Rapper knows it or not, he’s a brilliant marketer. Here's what lessons can you can learn from him and his unique strategy.