In our last post, we talked about three of the essential qualities of being a good leader (if you haven't checked it out already, you can read it here!) Now let's take a closer look at what separates true leadership from simple management. Hubspot recently wrote a little blog post on the topic and shared this nice infographic which captures the differences between these two seemingly similar things quite well. Check it out!
I will share the steps in building your own social media presence to get the right job, at the right time, connecting with recruiters through the right channels.
Here are the remarkably effective ways to grow your personal brand which has already moved online. Today, a recruiter’s first meeting with you is through your social media profiles and contributions. Even you manage your own business, it is crucial to be seen at the top when someone looks for an information about your personal brand. So, it is very important how you position yourself and your career via your social media profiles.
Running here, running there, preparing for this deadline, remembering to eat, and so much more occupies our minds and turns into stress which leads to poor health and poor performance. We all need to take a minute to relax and there are definitely more ways than just meditating! The fundamental component to finding mental peace is mindfulness.
At some point in our lives we all have to assume a leadership position, whether it’s over one person or many, those in our family that we are taking care of, or strangers who depend on us for their livelihood. And chances are, as a professional, leadership roles are often what we strive for because let’s face it--not only do they give us an opportunity to do something great in the present moment, but it can also mean more opportunities in the future. However, for all the perks that come with being the leader, higher pay and recognition as well the chance to realize your ideas, the responsibility is even greater. We all know people who have done really well in these positions and those who haven’t done nearly as well. What is it that separates good leaders from bad ones, and the truly great leaders from the rest? Let’s take a look at three of the qualities that sets them apart:
I will share the story of Vivienne Westwood is a British Fashion Designer and a businesswoman.
"You've got to invest in the world, you've got to read, you've got to go to art galleries, you've got to find out the names of plants. You've got to start to love the world and know about the whole genius of the human race. We're amazing people."
As far as we're concerned, one day is certainly not enough to celebrate women, so I am continuing the series on women who inspire us! This post is about two artists I came to love as musicians then later grew respect for as pioneers in their field and as representatives for successful women.
Asking for a raise is a daunting task for anyone, but it seems harder for women who already make less than their male counterparts and are often penalized for being aggressive in their careers. Forbes cited some key points to help you get that raise you deserve!
In honor of International Women’s Day coming, we at The Career Woman’s Map decide to write about a few of the women that have inspired us and their accomplishments. This particular post is about two of my favorite female authors, both well-known and accomplished in their fields.
The first author I discovered when I was young, after borrowing one of her books from my local library. From then on I was hooked, I couldn’t get enough of her first series and then the second and the third. The world she built and her characters captured my imagination and inspired me to make up my own stories as a child and her heroes inspired me to be strong and courageous myself. The second author I encountered in college through a creative writing course. One of her short stories was featured in the anthology we had to do for class. Rushing to read the story before the class we would discuss it she stopped me in my tracks with her writing. I had to stop and sit down to finish that story and the power of the ideas woven into the story I had just read left me speechless.
The space we work in can have a big impact on how we feel while working and on thus the quality of the work itself. Personally I like to take a minimalistic approach to my work area while making sure the things I always use (like post its) are always on hand. My desk faces a wall so to make my view a little bit better, I made a frame out of blue, sparkly washi tape and stick all my post it notes up there so they’re out of the way but still in sight. Only you know what kind of an environment you work best in and helps you get your creative juices flowing so it’s a good idea to take a look at lots of different workspaces and go after the things about them that personally appeal to you. And even if you don’t have the biggest space to work with, there’s a lot that you can do with what you do have!
One of the most important things we should focus on as working people is money management. In addition to bills like rent, utilities, and other basic necessities, we spend on entertainment, travel, and almost everything else. The best app I’ve used so far has been Mint.