We are often our own worst critics, sniping away at our own hopes and dreams before we even have a chance to chart a course of action. It's hard to get much of anything done in the face of so much self-perpetuated negativity. In a TED Talk a few years back, Google's Regina Dugan suggested we ask ourselves one essential question, to change our approach.
Making mistakes is never fun, especially when it happens at work. Can you imagine if every time you made a mistake at your job, you were required to admit to your error in full detail to the entire company? One well-known and reputable company is doing just that – and it's a huge success. Read on to see why and how.
Is there anything more useless than fear of failure? It's vestigial, like the tailbone or the appendix. And yet, humans seem to have an ingrained discomfort with the idea that their efforts won't succeed 100 percent of the time. Here's why you should keep fighting against your nature.
It may seem completely counterintuitive, but one of the greatest obstacles to success is often fear that we may succeed. It's that petrified stagnation that prevents us from looking for another job, pursuing advancement, and even taking actions we know will bring about change. Perhaps we've become so accustomed to failure that the idea of success is unbelievable. We don't want to get our hopes up, and we may also fear the side effects that would come with success.
The path to success isn't always an easy one. We’ll show you how the "bumps in the road" can be beneficial for your career and make you a more well-rounded professional.
What happens when your career dreams are crushed by failures? We take a look at Alain de Botton's TED Talk, which explains how changing your idea of success can help you get unstuck in your life and career.
It's no secret that we live in a fast-paced, ever-changing world, but as business educator, Eddie Obeng, points out, the speed of change is overtaking the speed of learning around the world. Find out how we, as business people, can learn to keep up in such a quickly advancing world.