“You need experience to get experience.” This seems to be the biggest issue for young adults transitioning into the workforce these days. Employers in today’s labor market rely heavily on glowing resumes that illustrate a relevant work history, an array of extracurricular hobbies and, on top of that, previous work experience. A practical work background carries a […]
In 2010, Thomas Thwaites decided he wanted to build a toaster from scratch. He walked into a shop, purchased the cheapest toaster he could find, and promptly went home and broke it down piece by piece. Thwaites had assumed the toaster would be a relatively simple machine. By the time he was finished deconstructing it, […]
Three simple tips to resolve social stress and strengthen professional ties.
How often do you talk about building relationships consciously? It’s not easy, and it might be stressful. While most people often equate stress with its harmful effects, known as anxiety, stress can also have a stimulating effect, known as eustress. When a person meets an unfamiliar experience, such as working with a new team or starting a new job, eustress can be activated. As a leader, you know the importance of building strong relationships. Can you spend enough time to build positive client, group and partner relationships? Strong relationships do not develop immediately, but it is possible to learn relevant skills and activities.