Posts Tagged "learning"

Prevent Burnout by Making Compassion a Habit

Posted on May 15th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

“I am sick to death of the ridiculous situations I have to deal with at work. The pettiness, the politics, the stupidity — it’s out of control. This kind of thing stresses me out to the max.”

Stress is a happiness killer. And life is just too short to be unhappy at work. But we hear this kind of thing all the time from leaders in industries as varied as financial services, education, pharmaceuticals, and health care. In our coaching and consulting, we’re seeing a spike in the number of leaders who used to love their jobs but now say things like, “I’m not sure it’s worth it anymore.” They’re burned out — emotionally exhausted and cynical, as a result of chronic and acute work stress.

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Have empathy for others, as well as yourself.

Do These 5 Things Right Now To Still Be Employable In A Decade

Posted on May 5th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Think about the workplace 10 years ago: The first iPhone wouldn’t be released until July 2007. There probably wasn’t “an app for that.” Open floor plans hadn’t yet become a privacy-busting phenomenon. And people weren’t obsessed with “the cloud.”

Certainly, smart devices, cloud-based platforms, and the way we work have been transformed over the past decade. We’re changing jobs more often—now, more often because we want to. And the breakneck speed of technology is once again transforming the way we will work.

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Will you be highly employable in 2027? Here’s how to make the answer, “Yes.”

The New Elevator Pitch: Share Your ‘Why,’ Not Your ‘What’

Posted on April 28th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

I can remember just a year ago when, by chance, I found myself having a conversation with a woman affiliated with the United Nations. I began to open up to her about my vision for reimagining higher education.

I recognized there wasn’t anything logical about why she should be interested in my idea. I didn’t have much to show for it like a fancy website, sponsors or a big social media presence, but I did have one thing that set me apart—passion. I was able to convey my “why” behind my project, the burning need I felt for the education system to expand its horizons to prepare students for nontraditional career paths. She was immediately enrolled, and on the spot she invited me to present my idea to the UN in 3 weeks.

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The classic 60-second elevator pitch in which you share “what” you do is outdated and ineffective. Learn how to craft a pitch that will instantly enroll others by sharing your “why” instead.

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