Author Archive | Candace Moody

How to Ask for Flexibility at Work

Embed from Getty Images 1 Million for Work Flexibility is  hosting National Flex Day (#NationalFlexDay) on October 17th 2017. The organization calls this inaugural event “an opportunity to unite employers and workers across the country in an effort to raise awareness about the importance and power that flexible work can have for the good of […]

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Think Differently to Beat Impostor Syndrome: The Perfectionist

Embed from Getty Images Valerie Young is the author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It.  In a previous post, I wrote about the different versions of Impostor Syndrome. Here’s one version. The Perfectionist believes that if you’re not […]

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Quiz: Are You a Habitual Procrastinator?

In this post, I gave some tips for overcoming procrastination based on The Procrastination Cure by  Damon Zahariades. His last chapter in the book is dedicated to a quiz to help you determine if you need help overcoming this habit. After you’ve rated the 15 statements from one to five, we’ll tally your score to gauge your tendency […]

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Break the Procrastination Habit

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.                 Christopher Parker I’ve never been a procrastinator. I associate the trait with laziness (but I’m wrong; more on that later.) I do know many people […]

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Power Surges

“Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” Margaret Thatcher The original power play manual The authors of Enlightened Office Politics, Michael and Deborah Dobson, write that one of the most important skills in winning political games is understanding the various forms of power and how to […]

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Guest Post: Ready for a Career Change? Try an MBA

Are you having trouble envisioning your future in your current position or field of business?  Would you be surprised to know that roughly two thirds of MBA students have enrolled in their programs to enable a career change?  While admissions committees are looking for candidates with clear and directed goals, they understand that many applicants […]

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Guest Post: Essential Tech Tools for Telecommuting

Telecommuting is fast becoming part of the mainstream workforce.  If you’re considering a career change that allows telecommuting or planning to implement a remote workflow into your current job, these tech tools will help make cutting the office cord work for you, and – more importantly – for your employer. A Tablet Turns the World […]

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Guest Post: Turn Your Unemployment Into an Asset (Seriously)

Sometimes, it pays to be unemployed. Smart employers with an eye for nuance and an intelligent long-term business strategy are usually not turned off by unemployment. In fact, some of them actually see this as an asset. So if you’re not currently working and you’re looking for a way back onto the career ladder, keep […]

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