When we’re bored at work, we typically clean up emails and our desk, take longer to complete tasks, snack or spend time on social media, or at least, those are some of the things I’ve done and seen others do. Such tasks are time fillers, and they don’t necessarily deal with boredom beyond the time that it takes to complete the ‘filler’ task. Going through something negative, like the loss of a job, career burnout or career boredom, can bring about opportunities for growth.
Unconscious bias can affect workplaces and organizations. It can introduce unintentional discrimination and result in poor decision-making.
Mental illness is a stubborn foe. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Advocates must dispel the perception that depression and related conditions are a private concern that belongs in the shadows.
According to the American Cancer Society, this year more than 330,000 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the US. But it's an empty statistic until you're one of the women told "you have breast cancer."
Teaching and working at startups have taught me about business. Now I can see how entrepreneurs and leading teachers can similarly run their classrooms or boardrooms.
To understand how to foster an inclusive workplace, the focus must be placed on two separate but equal components: attraction and retention. You cannot have diversity without inclusion, so creating strategies to foster an inclusive workplace is critical.
Continuous personal development is fundamental to career growth, professional satisfaction, and broader impact in the world. And while the self-help industry and leadership professions have made a fortune on our obsession with getting better, failure rates remain alarmingly high.