Leaders of the future will have to be able to think of solutions that fit a rapidly changing business environment, said Jeff Wong, chief innovation officer at Ernst & Young. If such leaders aren't comfortable with a certain amount of chaos and new technology, they will struggle to keep up with the pace of change, Wong said.
The most confident individuals are able to avoid negative self-talk and don't invest too much thought in what others think about them, writes Matthew Jones. Confidence can't be gained by regularly living in the past or worrying too much about the future, Jones writes.
Google has announced a new initiative that it says will help employers and job seekers connect with one another. Google for Jobs will allow job seekers to pull listings from all over the internet and apply for positions with a single click, says Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
When workers were given a choice between economic mobility and financial stability, 92% chose financial stability, Clint Key of The Pew Charitable Trusts told a financial wellness roundtable event. Research from Prudential Financial found just 22% of people said they were financially secure, and Diane Winland of PricewaterhouseCoopers said people stressed about finances are five times more likely to miss work to deal with financial issues.
A recent Jobvite survey showed that while 64% of the workers who participated were happy with their jobs, 82% were open to new opportunities. This reflects the fact that job-hopping has become normal, with 42% of job seekers switching jobs every one to five years.
Journaling can be beneficial as a regular exercise, but should not be used solely to vent, said psychologist James Pennebaker. Those who use a journal simply to discharge emotions can turn the activity "into an exercise in self-absorption," Pennebaker said.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates gave college graduates some advice via a series of tweets. Gates described which fields are most exciting to him and noted that college graduates can help to fight inequity around the world.