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  • Here's Exactly What to Say When Someone Asks to "Pick Your Brain"
    by Melody Wilding - July 13, 2017
    When you’re an expert in any field, people may regularly ask to “pick your brain,” buy you lunch or some other form of asking for advice. For free, of course. If you feel conflicted at time like these, it makes perfect sense. Your schedule is packed, yet your instinct might still be to jump in and help. In fact, your generosity and desire to make a difference likely played a huge part in you going into...
  • Try This Mind Trick To Deal With Annoying Co-Workers
    by Melody Wilding - June 30, 2017
    At some point in your career, you’ll undoubtedly cross paths with colleagues that irk you. Maybe it’s the presumption that their opinions are the only correct ones on the planet or their blatant brown-nosing to get on the boss’ good side. Perhaps you can’t stand how their arrogance, moodiness or quick temper puts a damper on the company culture. Difficult co-workers can high-jack your emotions. Th...
  • How to Manage Your Friends (Without Making It Awkward)
    by Melody Wilding - June 16, 2017
    When you’re a fast-rising millennial stepping into a managerial role for the first time, there’s certainly a lot to think about. You’ve probably wondered if your older colleagues will consider you experienced enough. Or maybe you’ve thought about how the shift in responsibility will affect your work-life balance. But many new managers have a worry that’s seldom addressed, even though it&r...
  • Stop Fighting Your Inner Critic For Good
    by Melody Wilding - June 5, 2017
    Think about the last time you felt fear and anxiety take control of your day. Maybe it stopped you from making an important contribution in a meeting because you felt like your opinion wasn’t worthwhile. Or maybe a simple email took you hours to write because your inner critic kept telling you it wasn’t good enough. That YOU weren’t good enough. What did you do? How did you respond? For a lot of...
  • 6 Do's and Don'ts For Talking Politics At Work
    by Melody Wilding - May 16, 2017
    Politics is already a sensitive subject at the office. The touchiness has been amplified recently. Yet whether it’s in the office, during happy hour or even on social media, politics will likely come up. Although it’s easier said than done, plenty of experts maintain you should never discuss politics at work under any circumstances. After all, it can be divisive. You’re talking about people’s wor...
  • That Time I Blanked Out On Stage At TEDx
    by Melody Wilding - May 2, 2017
    Well, that’s a wrap. My first TEDx talk is in the books! Getting up on stage to share a message about why you should listen to your inner critic and quit making it your enemy was a tremendous honor. Speaking at TEDx was an exhilarating, challenging experience that I’ll write more about in the future. I’ll also share the full recording of my talk once its available, so stay tuned. And make sure we&rsq...
  • Use This Psychology Trick To Challenge The Status Quo At Work
    by Melody Wilding - April 14, 2017
    Picture this: You’re in an important meeting with senior leadership. The CEO is sharing the firm’s strategic plan, including how the company will “leverage big data to gain visibility into market opportunities producing measurable ROI”. Um…what? You do a quick scan around the conference room. Heads nod in agreement as the CEO concludes. Self-doubt kicks in. “Am I the only one who h...
  • Come From a 'Dysfunctional' Family? You'd Make a Great Entrepreneur
    by Melody Wilding - March 30, 2017
    We’re living in a golden age of entrepreneurship. There’s never been a more favorable time for founders, freelancers and members of the side-hustle generation seeking to define success on their own terms. Look around and you’ll find no shortage of inspirational figures leading the way. They are today’s visionaries, including self-made women who have built history-making brands with genius, guts...
  • How To Speak Confidently in Meetings (Even If You're Anxious)
    by Melody Wilding - March 14, 2017
    Another meeting is coming up at work, and you’re dreading it. Like so many professionals–probably many more than you realize—it’s not a comfortable environment for you. Maybe you’re shy, introverted or you genuinely enjoy listening to others’ ideas. Perhaps it’s important to you to show respect by deferring to the leaders at the table. Situational factors can play a part too....
  • Stop Saying "I'm Sorry" So Much: 3 Steps to Take
    by Melody Wilding - March 3, 2017
    Do either of these situations sound familiar? You start an email to your boss with, “I’m sorry to bother you, but…” A colleague plops their papers down on the conference table, knocking your coffee over. “Sorry! Let me get this stuff out of your way,” you say as you begin cleaning up. Maybe you’ve fallen into this over-apologizing trap or have found yourself saying &ldq...