“Hi, you may not remember me, but . . . ” is a lame way to reintroduce yourself. Try this instead. READ MORE: The Only Three Networking Emails You Need To Know How To Write | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
The Introvert’s Guide to Conferences | Rachelle Gardner
Okay, so you notice there’s no shortage of advice out there about how to make the most of a conference. But what about those of us who are introverts? It can be even more difficult for us to navigate these social situations. Oh, how we envy our extrovert friends! Are there any special tips for people like us?
Conference Proposals 101: What, When, and How to Submit Yours | Infonista
As you grow your LIS career, one of the most effective ways to build your professional reputation and visibility is to present at conferences. You’ll have a chance to share your expertise with colleagues interesting in learning more about your topic, and create credibility for your professional knowledge. If you’ve never gone through the proposal process, however, it can be a bit daunting at first. Rest assured, it’s actually a pretty simple process.
How Introverts Can Make the Most of Conferences | HBR
For introverts, attending a conference can feel exhausting. But if you avoid conferences — or just avoid talking to anyone while attending them — it can hurt your career and your business. The good news is that you don’t have to go against the grain of your own personality to get value from conferences and other networking events. For some practical advice on the best ways to handle conferences as an introvert, we turned to Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talkingand co-founder of Quiet Revolution.
- Poster Sessions – A Beginner’s Guide [Originally Posted December 2013] | Hack Library School
- 16 Conference Networking Tips for Educators and Librarians | OEDB.org
- Detailed Guide for Download: How To Successfully Produce A Professional Grade Webinar, Webcast, or Teleconference | Jeremiah Owyang
- Librarianship Job Postings and Resources | Infophile
Which justifies shelling out the $$$ for my MLIS!
More employers are looking to hire candidates with advanced degrees than ever before. READ: How The Master’s Degree Became The New Bachelor’s In The Hiring World | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
Librarianship is a second-act career for most of us, but it’s not the only path available. If you’re stuck in a career rut and thinking about striking out in a different direction, check out these stellar websites to help you find your way. READ MORE: 6 Great Resources to Reinvent Your Career, Yourself | Ellyssa Kroski
It’s a tough climb to the c-suite — especially for women. Women make up only 4.6% of CEOs in S&P 500 companies, according to 2015 numbers from advocacy group Catalyst. Women accounted for only 3.3% of CEOs in the top 100 companies in Silicon Valley in 2014, according to numbers from Fenwick. It’s not as though these companies have a small pool of women to choose from. In fact, women make up 45% of the labor force in S&P 500 companies. But that percentage dwindles on each step of the corporate ladder, meaning that there are fewer female candidates in the pipeline when it comes time to name a new manager, board member, or executive. And that’s ultimately bad business for companies.
One Massachusetts Institute of Technology study found that an even gender split increased a company’s revenue by 41%, and a Catalyst study found that companies with more women on their boards performed better when it came to sales, equity, and invested capital. In short: more women at the top can lead to better business. READ MORE: 5 ways women can help women succeed in the workplace | Mashable
Modern work — from waiting tables to crunching numbers to designing products — is about solving brand-new problems every day, flexibly and collaboratively. But as Yves Morieux shows in this insightful talk, too often, an overload of rules, processes and metrics keeps us from doing our best work together. Meet the new frontier of productivity: cooperation.
Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you. We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and think about it, to pursue is to chase something without a guarantee of ever catching it. READ MORE: Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings | Harvard Business Review.
There’s no shortage of advice about how to react to negative feedback. Whether the critic is a boss or a co-worker, the same familiar guidance is consistently presented: Listen carefully, don’t get defensive, ask for time.
There’s nothing wrong with these three suggestions, of course. But at the moment when an unhappy colleague is telling you loudly that the project plan you created left out some obvious key components, or your boss is taking you to task for the stumbles you made in running an important meeting, it’s hard to recall these valid pointers, move them to the front of your mind, and actually act on them. READ MORE: How to Handle Negative Feedback | Harvard Business Review.
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Volunteering in a public library and changing workplaces from the corporate world to academia and back again over the past five years has exposed me to different organizational cultures. These experiences have provided insight into the importance of emotional intelligence (EQ) in your leaders and peers and how workplace culture influences your emotions and behaviour. I am really intrigued by emotional intelligence theory and believe in the value of understanding its application in our personal and work lives (supported by research). We can improve the way we interact with our peers and respond to conflict. Below, I have provided links to insightful articles on this topic for your enjoyment and professional development. I will continue to add articles to this post as I come across them in the news.
- Daniel Goleman Introduces Emotional Intelligence [Video] | Big Think | YouTube
- What Is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)? | PsychCentral
- Feeling Smart: The Science of Emotional Intelligence | American Scientist
- The Explainer: Emotional Intelligence [Video] | Harvard Business Review The five components of emotional intelligence and how to improve each.
- #Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings + How to Handle Negative #Feedback | HBR #EQ #psychology #selfimprovement #selfhelp
- Want To Reduce Your Social Anxiety? Just Be Kind | Co.Exist
- 6 Scientifically Proven Ways To Boost Your Self-Control | FastCompany
- How To Deal With Selfish Coworkers | FastCompany
- Seven Strategies for Dealing with Toxic People | ZenHabits
- Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence | Harvard Business Review
- Emotional Intelligence Predicts Job Success: Do You Have It? | Fast Company
- Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren’t Taught in School | LifeHacker #EmotionalIntelligence
- Emotional Intelligence, Not Just ‘Executive Function,’ Influences A Child’s Ability To Pay Attention | Medical Daily
- Multitasking Damages Your Brain And Career, New Studies Suggest | Forbes
- The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence | The Atlantic
- The Power of Vulnerability [Video] | Brene Brown | TED Talk
- How Changing Your Reading Habits Can Transform Your Health | Fast Company
- 35 #Habits That Make #Employees Extremely Valuable | Inc.com #business #workplaces #softskills #EQ
- 7 Interview Questions That Determine Emotional Intelligence | Entrepreneur
- Emotionally Intelligent People Are More Successful | FastCompany
- Handling Emotional Outbursts on Your Team | Harvard Business Review
- When You Criticize Someone, You Make It Harder for that Person to Change | Harvard Business Review
- 7 Self-Awareness Techniques to Make You a Better Leader | Mashable
- If Your Boss Thinks You’re Awesome, You Will Become More Awesome | Harvard Business Review
- Top Complaints from #Employees About Their #Leaders | HBR #leadership #emotionalintelligence #communication @HarvardBiz
- Why Compassion Is a Better Managerial Tactic than Toughness | HBR #mentoring #emotionalintelligence
- Good Leaders Get Emotional | Doug Sundheim | Harvard Business Review
- Is It OK to Yell at Your Employees? | Michael Schrage | Harvard Business Review
- What Makes a Leader? | January 2004 | Daniel Goleman | Harvard Business Review
- 30 Tips to Cultivate #SoftSkills in Your #Students | InformED #skills #education
- Cracking the Code of Student Emotional Pain | edutopia
If you’re the kind of boss who fails to make genuine connections with your direct reports, take heed: 91% of employees say communication issues can drag executives down, according to results from our new Interact/Harris Poll, which was conducted online with roughly 1,000 U.S. workers.
In the survey, employees called out the kind of management offenses that point to a striking lack of emotional intelligence among business leaders, including micromanaging, bullying, narcissism, indecisiveness, and more. In rank order, the following were the top communication issues people said were preventing business leaders from being effective… READ MORE: The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders | HBR