Friday, December 26, 2014

[RED DEMOCRATICA] How Trent Reznor and others avoid career ruts


How Trent Reznor and others avoid career ruts | Are your superiors making you a worse leader? | Networking skills a key factor in success, study finds
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December 26, 2014
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Getting Ahead
How Trent Reznor and others avoid career ruts
Keep your career moving forward by constantly pursuing projects that make you a little uncomfortable, says Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. Other tactics for avoiding career ruts include setting aside "mandatory art time" on Fridays and starting a book club, according to other successful professionals. Fast Company online (12/24)
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Are your superiors making you a worse leader?
People tend to emulate their leaders -- a fact that gives bosses plenty of power to shape their workers, but also one that can hold back junior leaders with less than stellar superiors. "If you aspire to a leadership role and are in the unfortunate situation of being [surrounded] by 'bad actor' leaders, be sure to seek out more positive role models," advises Jennifer Miller. The People Equation blog (12/22)
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Is Pricing Low Your Strategy to Success? Think again.
Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

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Networking skills a key factor in success, study finds
The most successful workers are those who build deep, meaningful relationships and continually expand their networks, according to an MIT study. "What really distinguishes high performers from the rest of the pack is their ability to maintain and leverage personal networks," the study points out. Standard-Examiner (Ogden, Utah) (12/25)
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The Landscape
3 barriers to the widespread adoption of apprenticeships
The U.S. is doing more to embrace apprenticeships, but three obstacles are slowing progress, Emad Rizkalla writes. Public funding for the programs lags behind that of other countries, and many Americans have a limited view of which sectors can benefit from internships. Also, the U.S. has been slow to incorporate technology into apprenticeship programs, Rizkalla writes. Insights blog (12/23)
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Your Next Challenge
Apply experimentation to your job search
Finding the right career is all about job experimentation, argues Samantha Un, who writes, "This concept is about conducting research through action." Perform job shadows, take internships or interview at positions you find interesting, she suggests. Brazen Careerist/Brazen Life blog (12/24)
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Balancing Yourself
Are you making the most of your time?
Your time is one of the most precious gifts you can give -- but only if you're using it properly, writes S. Chris Edmonds. Be both intentional and realistic about your time commitments, and keep refining your time-management skills, Edmonds advises. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (12/23)
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The Water Cooler
Merry Christmas from Salvador Dali
In 1959, Hallmark hired Salvador Dali to design a series of Christmas cards. The results are bizarre, featuring headless angels, trees made of butterflies and angry-looking camels. "While the images are striking and beautiful, they show that Surrealism and Christmas cards are strange bedfellows," notes Ana Swanson. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (12/23)
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It's fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure."
-- Bill Gates,
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