Career Development


Infographic: Emotional Intelligence, What It Means And Why It Is Important


How To Connect With Anyone You Just Met With 5 Questions

All my life, I've began asking myself, "Whom can I connect?" I am naturally hard-wired to see the world as a web of relationships and I get excited by the prospect of connecting people within my web. Not because they will like each other, but rather because of what they will create together. The mantra I operate in is "1 + 1 makes 3. Or 30. Or 300. " Entering a new career transition as an entrepreneur and leadership coach/consultant, I am constantly finding ways to build connections and find ways on how I can be for them and against them. I came across five types of ...

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What Your MBTI Personality Type Says About Your Career Destiny [Infographic]

What does your personality type have to do with your career potential? Quite a bit, according to a recent study. Truity Psychometrics, a thought-leader in online personality and career assessments, and the developer of the TypeFinder personality type assessment, created this interesting infographic with the details of the four dimensions of personality type coupled with predictions on how much you'll earn, how many people you'll supervise, or even how much you'll like your job. Truity surveyed more than 25,000 volunteers about their careers and personalities. Rela...

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What Experts Will Never Tell You About Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

In my last infographic, I illustrated how your job fits into your personality. Over 150,000 people have seen the post. This just shows how people are hungry to find the "right fit" between their nurture and vocation. This time, let me share some interesting facts for each 16 Myers-Briggs personality types. Some of these findings may surprise you. I know it did for me. Truity Psychometrics did us a favor and summarized the key findings for us. INFP On personality trait measures, score as Artistic, Reflective, Careless, Sensitive, Flexible, and Appreciative ...

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The Best Jobs for All 16 Myers-Briggs Personality Types in One Infographic

Does your current job fit your personality? I've always been fascinated by the intersection of personality and career. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test is a widely known tool used in the business arena for helping you find the "right" career. Today about 80% of the Fortune 500 and 89 of Fortune 100 companies use it to analyze the personalities of employees, in an effort to find them in the right roles and help them succeed. Truity Psychometrics, a thought-leader in online personality and career assessments, and the developer of the TypeFinder ...

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How Does Emotional Intelligence Affect Your Career [Infographic]

The reality in our current workplace shows the disconnect between EQ and IQ. Think about the company that you currently work for. Were you primarily hired based on your cognitive skills and technical capabilities or your interpersonal capabilities, or simply people skills? The truth of the matter is pedigree and track records outlined in your resume has a lot to do with your IQ. What you may not know is that IQ is a threshold competence. You need it, but it isn’t what makes you a star performer. What truly propels you to be a star performer originates ...

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Google Chairman’s Surprising Career Advice to Young Leaders

Over 2 million people apply each year at Google. Here's another way to look at it. It's almost ten times harder to get a job at Google than it is to get into Harvard. Nearly everyone wants to work for "Greatest Company in United States." Great Place to Work Institute and CareerBliss has consistently ranked Google as the top career destination for students, recent grads, and young professionals. In the last few weeks, I read "How Google Works" authored by Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and former VP of Product Management Jonathan Rosenberg. They provide an insightful ...

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When Constructive Feedback Isn’t So “Constructive” (and How to Do it Better)

In David Rock's groundbreaking book "Your Brain at Work," the reader travels inside our brains in which we learn how to use our brain to become more productive at work. In several chapters, Rock shares powerful techniques on how to effectively change other people's behavior. The primary way we facilitate change is giving others feedback. Yet, surprisingly, giving feedback is rarely the right way to create real change.  Rock makes a wise observation: People miss the basic reality of feedback: feedback creates a strong threat for people in most situations.  ...

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The Number One Career Advice from Former President of Chick-fil-A

Let me introduce you to Jimmy Collins. Jimmy was born in an unpainted share-cropper house in the middle of cotton fields and dreamed of becoming an executive. From his first job of delivering groceries on a bicycle at 12 years old, to establishing his own business as a commercial kitchen design consultant, to his 32 year career with Chick-fil-A, Inc., he learned and applied the principles that you also can learn. Jimmy retired from Chick-fil-A, Inc. as president, Chief Operating Officer. He describes his role there as the chief follower of the founder, S. Truett Cathy. He ...

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10 Career Stats Every 20-Something Should Know About

Barna Group's research reveals Millennials' perspectives on the challenges they face as they join America's workforce. 20 and Something, written by David H. Kim, executive director of the Center for Faith and Work in New York City, unpacks Barna's vast data on Millennials and work, calling, faith, and career. Kim offers insight for churches and businesses on how to understand and relate to twenty-somethings as they emerge into adulthood. Based on Kim's book, I've distilled top ten career stats every 20-something should know about. 1. Only four in 10 twenty-somet...

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