Articles about Levelling Up

Personal Branding

If nice guys finish last, would it be better to be a bad guy?

Ah … The “Nice Guy” syndrome. There’s a common misconception out there that there are only two kinds of men. Nice guys and bad boys. But nothing could be further from the truth.

Career Advice

4 signs indecision is stunting your career progress

Avoiding smart risks that can help you advance your career can also negatively impact you. Here are four signs that, by avoiding that next step, you are actually sabotaging yourself.

The Whole Human

Things to master before turning 50

Things to do before you turn 50 include providing mentorship to someone else, learning how to detect a lie, and tempering your expectations around relationships. Each one will help you become the very best version of yourself.

The Whole Human

How to stop worrying: 7 powerful secrets from mindfulness

We all worry. At one point or another, almost one-third of people have dealt with a level of anxiety that would qualify as a disorder.

The Whole Human

6 easy steps to make you more resilient

If you have mental toughness, you will do anything to break the cycle of behavior that disempowers you. There should always be a healthy tension between the life we have settled for and the potential that still calls us.

Mental Health

Wake up, sleepy heads! Morning people lower their risk of depression

Before you hit the snooze button again, read this: there's increasing evidence that morning birds get ahead of night owls. If you wake up earlier, you might be happier, weigh less, and you may even be more likely to sleep better. And now we know that being a morning person could even help you feel less depressed.

Office Life

3 crucial skills for leading without authority

In contrast to control-minded leaders of the past, today’s most effective leaders are exercising a different kind of power. This new style of leadership is a blending of personal and interpersonal skills that form the basis of a leader’s ability to impact, influence, and inspire others. Here are three of those skills:

The Whole Human

Pride isn’t a vice – it’s a way to become your best self

"We all evolve to want to create those feelings [of pride], of figuring out who you want to be. Listen to those feelings and use them to try to figure out how to become the best person that you want to be."

Productivity

The art of goal achievement

What leads to goal achievement is a path, process, or a system. And for most of us, this part of the machine is the most difficult to maintain. It’s the one that takes the most time and effort.

Office Life

How to get along with all different kinds of people at work

No matter your personal backgrounds, you’re all on the same team in your professional lives and should want to see each other succeed.

The Whole Human

Here’s the most dangerous proverb in the English language

Curiosity requires an admission of ignorance. Asking a question means that we don’t know the answer, and that’s an admission that few of us are willing to make. For fear of sounding “dumb,” we assume most questions are too basic to ask, so we don’t ask them.

The Whole Human

This 2-step, 10-minute exercise creates immediate self-awareness

Self-knowledge is important. But self-imagination is far more compelling and powerful. Actually, being highly imaginative is how you become self-aware.

Office Life

8 ways to work with (not against) your boss’ source of energy

One of best things you can do to work well with your boss is to understand whether she is an introvert or an extrovert and then adapt your communication and interaction style accordingly.

Mental Health

How to be yourself in a world that wants to change you

How you can be yourself in a world that may possibly want to change you. Because, truthfully, the only person you should be seeking reassurance from is you and you alone. So let’s do this.

The Whole Human

Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school

Here’s what you need to know about inversion and how to apply it in your life to solve difficult problems easier, improve your decision-making and innovate better ideas.

The Whole Human

Small wins, marginal gains: That’s how you change behavior in the long term

It’s so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small gains on a daily basis.

Office Culture

Unique ways these companies celebrate diversity and inclusion

While it is an appreciated gesture to be tolerant and welcoming from the inside out of your company — spanning internal practices and outward messaging — some businesses go above and beyond. After all, diversity and inclusion principles aren’t only important for a single month, but vital for progress year-round.

Office Life

5 things I wish someone had told me before I started my first corporate job

Gosh, they seem obvious after a while but no one actually gives you these tips in school.

Inspiration

How picking up dog food became my most life-changing event

It hit me. Like a Grand Piano getting dropped on my head (Zombieland Style), I looked at myself and asked a simple question … “Is this what you were born to do?”

The Whole Human

How to manage your mood

So how do you avoid staying in a bad mood, caused by external things? And how do you even generate a good mood? Let’s discuss those two challenges.

Inspiration

9 truths ‘Legally Blonde’ taught us about life (because Elle Woods knows all)

Whether you’re watching “Legally Blonde” for the first time or the fortieth time, you know Elle Woods is a true icon. She is the ultimate hero you can always turn to when your days get a little bleak and you need to snap them up. Here are nine truths “Legally Blonde” taught us (and continues to remind us) about life.

Office Life

10 change-leadership tips backed by science

Managers today are facing a flood of continuous, overlapping, and accelerating change that has turned their organizations upside down. And managing people in this environment requires all the communication and leadership strategies we learned in the past – and then some.

The Whole Human

How to avoid jealousy and envy from poisoning your life

Do you see what you have? Or simply pay attention to what other people have, achieve or the recognition they get? That’s how envy and jealousy get into your life — rather than appreciating the water around you; they bring out the worst in you.

Work-Life Balance

Does your current company match your lifestyle?

Whether you’re settled comfortably into your role or just waiting for the next opportunity, you should be in a constant state of evaluation and feedback with your current employer.

Office Life

How to discover your career superpower

A framework for disrupting yourself (and encouraging your team to do the same); what Butte, Montana can teach us about hiring decisions; and why your unique career superpower may be visible to everyone but you.