It's natural for the brain to generate negative, cautionary thoughts when faced with a new challenge. But it's also possible to overcome those doubts by acknowledging them and then taking a step back to shift your mindset, advises psychologist Marcia Reynolds.
Trying to maintain an inauthentic persona while delivering a business presentation will ultimately backfire, writes Anett Grant, CEO of Executive Speaking. Allow yourself to move naturally, and make sure you're tuned in to the environment around you, she writes.
The first step to a different career is to investigate opportunities within the company that aren't out in the open, writes Dorie Clark. Seeking out help in your search via management or HR can open doors you never knew existed.
Certain signs -- such as increased confidence and comfort with difficult assignments -- show that your skills have improved, writes Alyse Kalish. In that case, "it's probably time to ask your boss for more challenging work and to take on more responsibility," she writes.
Today's teens are digital natives who are just beginning to develop brand loyalties and make the choice to buy groceries or dine out based on factors including price and location, writes Laurie Demeritt, CEO of The Hartman Group. Online ordering and delivery will play a growing role as Gen Z members grow up and take control of their own food spending.
Data show 879 CEOs have stepped down this year -- 152 of them female and 727 male. There have been 716 replacements identified, with 161 of them female, which Challenger, Gray & Christmas says means representation is improving.
Men tend to dominate corporate earnings calls, with a study by Prattle finding that they account for 92% of the conversation. "Male executives provide significantly more verbose answers to analyst questions than their female counterparts," said Evan Schnidman, Prattle's CEO.
The pay gap between men and women has fallen, partly because men's earnings declined 5%, after adjusting for inflation, between 1973 and 2017. Meanwhile, average earnings for women have climbed about $500 since 2010.
Video and artificial intelligence were among the technologies discussed during conversations about recruiting at the 2018 HR Technology Conference & Exposition. Despite the promises these tools offer, though, HR leaders should not expect them to eliminate bias because "[t]echnology won't fix bias. Don't ever let anyone try to sell you that," says iCIMS Chief Marketing Officer Susan Vitale.