The Un-Video Video of the Week | VOTW 061819

The Un-Video Video of the Week | VOTW 061819

This week the Video of the Week is . . .not a video!  Instead, we’re featuring a recent episode of the Becker Group Women’s Leadership 15 Minute Podcast. Amy M. Gardner is the guest, and they covered Amy’s path from Luther College to the University of Chicago Law School, and from law firm partner to dean of students to coaching and consulting for lawyers and their employers; goal setting; staying motivated; starting your own business; and more. Please check it out, and be sure to subscribe.

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Why We’re Bad at Predicting the Future | VOTW 061119

Why We’re Bad at Predicting the Future | VOTW 061119

In today's Video of the Week, Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert explains in his TED2014 Talk why “the ease of remembering versus the difficulty of imagining” means it can be hard to predict what you will value or prefer in the future, which has huge implications for our decision making today.  In Thursday’s blog post, we’ll address why improving your ability to consider your future self will aid your career growth and goal achievement.  

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Enjoying Summer | VOTW 052819

Enjoying Summer | VOTW 052819

Right now, with summer stretching out before us, is a great time to plan how you want to make the most of it.  Go beyond thinking about a vacation and think about how you want to enjoy sunny Saturdays and longer hours of sunshine.  This week’s Video of the Week features Laura Vanderkam explaining how to gain control of your free time. (For a free Apochromatik time tracker tool, email keith@apochromatik.com.) 

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Effectively Leading a Remote Team | VOTW 050719

Effectively Leading a Remote Team | VOTW 050719

Working remotely, whether occasionally or routinely, can make employees’ lives easier.  But supervising remote employees can require extra effort from managers.  For today’s Video of the Week, the Harvard Business Review shares tips on collaboration and communication for remote teams.  Check it out, and come back Thursday for our blog post on how to supervise remote workers without wanting to pack it in.  

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How to work remotely | VOTW 043019

How to work remotely | VOTW 043019

Working remotely is often considered the holy Grail of employment benefits, but the reality can be perilous.  That’s why working remotely is this week’s topic on the Apochromatik blog.  For the Video of the Week, learn how to intentionally build a better relationship with your boss — a much more challenging task when you work remotely.  Come back Thursday for tips on how to work remotely without hampering your career.  

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What Can Reading Do For You? | VOTW 042319

What Can Reading Do For You? | VOTW 042319

In honor of #WorldBookDay, this week on the Apochromatik blog we’re talking about why and how to squeeze more reading into your schedule.  For today’s Video of the Week  we feature a short eight minute video discussing some of the benefits of reading.

Check back for Thursday’s post where we share hacks to fit more reading into your schedule.    

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VOTW 31919 | Why Video Interviews Require Special Preparation

VOTW 31919 | Why Video Interviews Require Special Preparation

This week’s blog topic is video job interviews.  More and more employers are using them, whether as a replacement for phone interviews or even in place of in-person interviews.  Thursday’s post provides 5 tips to ace your video interview.  Before we get to substance, though, here’s a light-hearted reminder of why video interviews require special preparation.  Close your door, and get ready for 45 seconds of hilarity that you’ll avoid by following Thursday’s tips.  

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VOTW 031219 | Questions Your References are Likely to be Asked

VOTW 031219 | Questions Your References are Likely to be Asked

This week’s topic is how to serve your network.  For the Video of the Week, we’re featuring one of our favorites: Drew Dudley’s “lollipop moments” TEDx Talk about everyday leadership.  Invest 6 minutes in this great reminder that a small favor can make a big difference.  And check back for Thursday’s post on easy ways to help others in your network. 

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Video of the Week...March 5, 2019

Video of the Week...March 5, 2019

This week’s topic is how to serve your network.  For the Video of the Week, we’re featuring one of our favorites: Drew Dudley’s “lollipop moments” TEDx Talk about everyday leadership.  Invest 6 minutes in this great reminder that a small favor can make a big difference.  And check back for Thursday’s post on easy ways to help others in your network. 

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Video of the Week...February 26, 2019

Do you groan when you hear the phrase “business travel”? Even if you love business travel, it can make it hard to progress on your goals, which is why it’s this week’s topic on the Apochromatik blog.

First, to discover the joy of business travel, argues Joaquim Bretcha, focus on people, an attitude of introspection, and language. Bretcha’s TedX talk is this week’s Video of the Week.
Check back Thursday when we share tips to make business travel more enjoyable and productive.

Video of the Week...February 19, 2019

This week, we’re addressing procrastination on the Apochromatik blog.  For today’s Video of the Week, Mel Robbins explains that procrastination is a habit we adopt as a form of stress relief and shares strategies to interrupt the habit.  Check back Thursday when we share 6 specific tactics to get every procrastinated task off your to do list.

Video of the Week+...February 12, 2019

In honor of Valentine’s Day, this week we’re talking about how to love your career.  (Hint: It is possible!)  

Because we love our readers, we’re actually sharing TWO Videos of the Week.  (We wanted to send you all gigantic boxes of candy, with a clearly labeled chart and without any of those weird flavors no one wants.  Unfortunately, it turns out we’re great at helping people find their career direction and then secure the job they want, but not so good at candy logistics.) 

First is Charlie Parker’s funny and inspiring TEDx Talk “What should I do with my life?” (Below)

Second is the late Scott Dinsmore’s TED Talk: “How to find work you love.”  

Both convey the importance of knowing what you want to do, which is something we help our clients determine every day.  Check them out, and look forward to Thursday’s post, when Keith R. Sbiral shares how to fall back in love with your career.  

Video of the Week...February 5, 2019

Can changing how you think about stress make you healthier?

This week we’re addressing stress and anxiety on the Apochromatik blog.  For the Video of the Week, Dr. Kelly McGonigal, author of books including The Willpower Instinct and The Upside of Stress, argues that harmful effects of stress on your health are not inevitable.  Research actually suggests that her advice might just change how you think about stress and, by extension, the effect it has on your body.