Posts Tagged "study"

7 Ways You Can Be Your Own Career Coach

Posted on April 29th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

At some point during your career, you may feel the need for a little extra motivation, insight, or accountability. For many, the solution is to hire a professional coach who can help you move in the direction you want.


But what if you’re not ready—or willing—to add your cash to that pool? Is it possible to coach yourself?


Yes, says career coach Susan Bernstein, PhD, who is based near San Francisco. While it can be enormously helpful to have a dedicated professional focused on helping you achieve your goals, there are a number of principles you can apply yourself in order to reap the rewards. Here are seven actions you can incorporate.


1. Study The Gap

A good coach helps you take inventory of where you are versus where you want to be, says Bernstein. But chances are that you have a good idea of that yourself.

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If you need motivation but aren’t ready to hire a professional coach, take these steps to coach yourself.

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5 Simple Hacks to Sharpen Your Emotional Intelligence

Posted on February 17th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

We spend an awful lot of time in school throughout our lifetimes, diligently studying and cramming and writing exams, all in the quest to be more intelligent human beings.

How how much time do you spend on your emotional intelligence?

If you’re like the average human being, the answer is probably: “Um, not much.”

That’s too bad, because according to researchers from Rutgers, there are 19 different ways emotional intelligence contributes to the bottom line in any work organization. Emotional intelligence guides our ability to deal with others; to understand their emotions, as well as our own.

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Emotional intelligence is a key indicator for success in business, relationships and life in general. Try these painless ways to build yours.

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