Today we continue our discussion on leadership. We’ve been talking about leadership skills and how you can improve yours. Looking for a beach read? This week we’re featuring 3 of the books we’ve recently read on leadership.Read More
Stop Giving 110%.
Picture it: 1993. Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” is the song that proms are made of, and I’m interviewing for a college scholarship in my best dress from the pages of Seventeenmagazine with my hair freshly permed at Great Clips. My high school guidance counselor is one of the interviewers.
He asks, “What is your best quality?”
I proudly respond, “I give everything 110%.”Read More
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.Read More
For some students, summer is a break from school. But for many law students, particularly after their 2L year, summer is an important step on the path to a permanent position. You manage multiple writing assignments (and social events too!) and adapt what you’ve learned to new types of work and interactions. And even if you are working at a law firm or other setting that either always gives offers or never gives offers, your second summer is an opportunity to develop some of the professional skills that you will need to be successful in whatever position you obtain after you graduate.Read More
Thank you all for logging on for the Northwestern University Alumni Career Webinar, “3.5 Tips to Turbocharge Your Networking Skills.”
We have listed several resources below to assist you in your networking plan.
Amy Cuddy’s book, Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges is a great place to start in an effort to make networking opportunities more comfortable.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
This week I led a webinar for the University of Chicago “Mind Your Career” series entitled, “The Work/Life Myth: 3 Ways to Feel More In Sync With Your Life.” Many of us are actively seeking a way to find work/life balance, and to determine how and when work/life balance discussions and efforts are appropriate.Read More
Today we continue our discussion on executive presence. As you know, this topic extends far beyond public speaking; executive presence can define your professional image and thus have a substantial effect on your career.Read More
When you think of executive presence, what comes to mind? Is it looking rested and like you just came back from a vacation? Having just the right outfit for every event? Having a booming voice that enables the speaker to be heard over chaos? After decades of working with leaders throughout my career, I can tell you that you don’t need self-tanner, a personal shopper, or elocution lessons to have executive presence. (In fact, being inauthentic can actually hurt, rather than help, the cause.)Read More
Building your network is an obvious and important step to build your career. So important that we’ve written before about three common networking mistakes you can avoid, how holiday parties can help you expand your network, and our four part series on building a network from scratch in 15 minutes per week. Once you’ve built your network, though, then what?
Herminia Ibarra, in her book Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, states, “…just because a person knows that a network is important to her success, it doesn’t mean she is devoting sufficient time and energy to making it useful and strong.”Read More