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3 steps to pivot your professional reputation and explore a new career path

A reputation pivot is the shift someone makes when their current career is no longer serving them. Westend61/Getty Images Lida Citroën is an personal branding and reputation management specialist. If you feel unsatisfied with your current job or career path, Citroën says it's never too late to consider a professional change. To pivot your professional reputation, assess your new target employers or clients to determine what skills they're looking for.  Visit the Business section of Insider...
Tags: Careers, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Career Change, Pivot, Reputation, Nordic, Citro, Bruce, Contributor, Pandemic, Lida Citroën, COVID, Contributor 2019, Lida Citro


Not everyone wants to return to the office - here's how the hybrid workforce may expand post-pandemic

Working in an office can help employees to explore collective creativity and team-build. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images Stav Vaisman is a marketing expert, startup founder, and writer on business and entrepreneurship. He says the pandemic shows workers can be just as productive working from home as they are in the office. With a hybrid work model, WFH productivity can be combined with team-building interaction.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The end to our global hea...
Tags: Productivity, Careers, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Nordic, McKinsey Co, Contributor, Pandemic, WFH, COVID, Contributor 2019, Hybrid Work, Thomas Barwick Getty Images Stav Vaisman, Stav Vaisman


5 Ways to Stay Optimistic in Pessimistic Times

As the pandemic continues to impact our lifestyles and businesses, it’s getting harder to stay optimistic. Here are 5 ways to stay positive. On the BIGG success Show hear us share the strategies we are using to stay optimistic during these pessimistic times. Here’s a a summary of that discussion… We’ve seen posts from friends, […] The post 5 Ways to Stay Optimistic in Pessimistic Times appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Business, Podcast, Life, Careers, Preston Tucker, Optimism, Mindset, Personal Development, Worry, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show, Pandemic, Optimist


Bramble Is the Video-Conferencing Platform I Wish Existed at the Start of the Pandemic

Being a teacher is rough. Being a teacher trying to teach a class of more than 20 students virtually in the middle of a pandemic is even rougher. Not only do you have to come up with clever ways to teach the same material and keep your class engaged, but you often find yourself troubleshooting your students’ tech…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Life, Avatar, Telecommunications, Computing, Virtual Reality, Pandemic, Bramble, Virtual World, Videotelephony, Vladic Ravich


4 things to consider before allowing your employees to work abroad

Allowing employees to work overseas is doable but may be complicated. FG Trade/Getty Images Post COVID, more professionals may want to combine remote work with international travel. While this can be doable and beneficial for both employee and employer, there are legal details to consider. Research whether or not healthcare and benefits can continue overseas and how local employment laws may differ. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Traditionally, the term digital nom...
Tags: Travel, California, France, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Canada, Nova Scotia, Working Abroad, Nordic, Inc, Contributor, Pandemic, IRA Roth


How To Make Mothers Day Special During A Pandemic

Mother’s Day is a time of year where we get to celebrate the woman who gave us life and brought us up. Our mother is the most wonderful person and for all she does for us during our life, it is important to refinish it once a year on this special day.  As we know; this year is quite a bit different to before and many of us won’t be able to see our mother on the day due to COVID restrictions. If you live with your mother at home or you don’t, today we want to share some ways to make Moth...
Tags: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Mother's Day, Pandemic, Mother's Day gift ideas, Mother's Day Gift, COVID-19, COVID, Coronavirus Pandemic


Ya Gotta Eat!

Perfume PosseYa Gotta Eat! 2020 was hellish in so very many ways but for a lot of people, it boiled (heh) down to ‘ya gotta eat!’  – but What!?  For those (like my ex-DH who doesn’t know the difference between broccoli & asparagus), living… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseYa Gotta Eat!
Tags: Food, Beauty, Instacart, Dog Food, Yuzu, Green Curry, Dumplings, Perfume Reviews, Pandemic, Sam Sifton, Quarantine, Collard Greens, Gummies, Pinto Beans, Quarantine Baking, Survival Gardening


I'm a 17-year US postal worker who has never witnessed such bad mail delays or heard management admit 'we can't handle volume' until now

Management and postal workers are left in the dark about delayed mail and packages during the holidays, one worker told Insider. Keith Birmingham/Digital First Media/Pasadena Star-News/Getty Images Chris (not his real name), 41, is a veteran postal worker in Massachusetts who talked to Insider about the extreme delays he's seeing with the mail since the holidays, which were unusually slow. The delay in packages is just one of the many obstacles the US Postal Service faced in the past year,...
Tags: Google, Amazon, News, Massachusetts, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Mail, US Postal Service, Usps, Postal Service, Packages, Delivery, Duolingo


How Managers Should Do Performance Reviews During A Pandemic

Is this the year that you should ease up on your evaluations? Image Credit: gato-gato-gato Clearly the pandemic has changed just about everything having to do with going to work. As the season for end-of-the-year performance reviews starts to arrive, many team members may be starting to experience the standard level of dread that they feel every year. However, the pandemic has changed everything else and so perhaps it should also change the way that evaluations are done. This is som...
Tags: Careers, Management, Manager, Managers, Bonuses, Performance Review, Jim Anderson, Pandemic, Mid-Year Review, Time Technology, COVID-19, COVID, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building


How To Keep Yourself Feeling and Looking Good During Lockdown

It’s been a tough year, and as the restrictions around COVID-19 continue, more and more people grow restless and fed up. However, you can do things to try and make yourself feel better during lockdown periods, and taking pride in your appearance and general health is one way to do this. You might think there’s no point in changing out of your loungewear as long as you are stuck at home, and although it might be comfortable, you’d be surprised how it can affect your mindset. Below are a few...
Tags: Fashion, UK, Health & Fitness, Home Life, Lockdown, Pandemic, Quarantine, COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic, Pandemic Wardrobe


I organize one of the largest holiday celebrations in the US - here's how we've adapted to run successfully during the pandemic

A view of the 6,000 square foot ice skating rink at Christmas at the Princess. The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Teresa Thompson works as the onsite events expert at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, a 5-star resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. She oversees the organization and execution of the "Christmas at the Princess" celebration that runs every year during the holiday season. This year, the event is running from November 20 through December 31. It features 5 million sparkling lights, a mass...
Tags: Business, New York, Holidays, Christmas, US, Careers, Trends, Arizona, Graham, Santa, Resort, Lagoon, Luxury Hotel, Thompson, Nordic, Ferris


How Managers Can Boost Their Stage Presence During Videoconferences

Managers need to understand how to have stage presence during a video conference Image Credit: andreas_fischler As a manager it is important that you be able to show leadership skills to your team. When we used to meet with our teams in the office, we could do this by showing them that we were listening to them, making eye contact and other ways to let them know that we viewed them as being important. During the pandemic, these things are no longer easy to do. We are interacting wit...
Tags: Careers, Smile, Screen, Innovation, Occupy, Voice, Don, Eye Contact, Jim Anderson, Pandemic, Video Conference, COVID-19, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building


How Can Managers Get Creative When It Comes To Team Member Burnout Issues?

Team member burnout is real and managers need to be able to deal with it Image Credit: Rolf Dietrich Brecher As the person who is in charge of a team of professionals, it has always been your job to make sure that everyone is doing well. Now that we are attempting to work our way through a pandemic, things like that have become a bit more difficult to do. However, it has become even more important that as managers we are able use our manager skills to detect when members of our team...
Tags: Careers, Management, Stress, Manager, Burnout, Feelings, Cope, Jim Anderson, Pandemic, Team Member, Rolf Dietrich Brecher, COVID-19, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building


10 amenities Zillow predicts will be on your buyers’ 2021 wish lists

From pet-friendly spaces to backyard oases, Zillow on Thursday shared what will be at the top of homeowners' and homebuyers' wish lists in 2021.
Tags: Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Zillow, Homeowners, Select, Pandemic, Homebuyers, Home Trends, Coronavirus, 2021 Home Trends


Bill Gates Suggestions For How To Become A Better Manager

The secret is to not just manage people Image Credit: Greg Rubenstein I don’t know about you, but I’m always open to getting some advice. Being a manager is hard work and I don’t claim to know how to do everything correctly. What I would really like is if someone that I really respected would take the time to point out what I should be doing in order to become a better manager. It turns out that, of all people, Bill Gates is willing to do just that. Hey, if he’s talking to me, then ...
Tags: Career, Microsoft, Careers, Bill Gates, Managers, Human, Bill, Empower, Perfection, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Jim Anderson, Pandemic, Mental Health Days, COVID-19, IT manager skills, IT manager training


I'm a Butterball turkey hotline expert who's been answering wild, funny, and panicked calls from home chefs for 18 years. This year people need us more than ever.

Phyllis Kramer in the Butterball Test Kitchen in 2013. Butterball Turkey Phyllis Kramer is a Butterball Turkey Talk-Line expert based in Aurora, Illinois. She's been working for the Talk-Line during the holidays for 18 years, answering customer questions about how to choose, thaw, prepare, and cook their turkeys. Over the years, Kramer says she's gotten countless wild calls including customers who've asked if they can wrap their turkey in an electric blanket or slip it into a hot tub to ma...
Tags: Amazon, News, Holidays, Careers, Trends, Turkey, Retail, Alexa, Nordic, Kramer, Naperville Illinois, ConAgra Foods, Aurora Illinois, Butterball, Pandemic, Jenny Powers


Outdoor kitchens, dining spaces take center stage during holidays

Agents in California, Montana, Arkansas and Louisiana share how buyers are embracing outdoor entertainment spaces for socially distanced holiday gatherings.
Tags: Design, Lifestyle, Radio, Louisiana, Home Design, Kitchens, Select, Pandemic, Outdoor Dining, Coronavirus, Buyer Needs, Entertainment Areas, Blended Spaces, Buyer Wants, Outdoor Kitchens, California Montana Arkansas


How to change or cancel flights during the pandemic

Thomas Pallini/Business Insider A surge in COVID-19 cases across the US is encouraging would-be travelers to cancel their holiday flights. Four major US airlines have eliminated change and cancel fees permanently, while others have travel waivers to make it easier to cancel when plans change. Most airlines won't offer a refund, however, unless a flight is canceled or there is a schedule change, so flyers should be strategic when they cancel.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Mexico, Life, Planes, US, Trends, Flight, Alaska, Delta, Aviation, South America, Credit, Airlines, United


In chaotic times, Zillow becomes the solution to doomscrolling

People in 2020 are treating the ubiquitous real estate portal as part social network, part salve amid a global pandemic and geopolitical chaos.
Tags: Real Estate, Technology, Lifestyle, Analysis, Radio, New York Times, Agent, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Pandemic, Taylor Lorenz, Tiktok, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic


How to change or cancel flights as the pandemic and travel restrictions cripple the airline industry's nascent recovery

Airline passengers reconsidering their holiday plans can take advantage of new policies offered by most major airlines. MARTIN SYLVEST/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP/Getty A surge in COVID-19 cases across the US is encouraging would-be travelers to cancel their holiday flights. Four major US airlines have eliminated change and cancel fees permanently, while others have travel waivers to make it easier to cancel when plans change. Most airlines won't offer a refund, however, unless a flight is canceled...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Mexico, Life, Planes, US, Trends, Flight, Alaska, Delta, Aviation, South America, Credit, Airlines, United


4 ways to revamp your professional networking strategy while working from home

Don't spend every day in huge virtual conferences — ask your connections to introduce you to someone specific. FreshSplash/Getty If you're finding it hard to network effectively during the pandemic, these tips can help you leverage your contacts and virtual resources.  Ask colleagues to introduce you to their professional friends, and reconnect with people in your network to discuss new experiences or challenges you're facing.  If you have to cold contact someone, make sure your introd...
Tags: Networking, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Job Search, Career Advice, Wall Street Journal, Job Hunt, Nordic, Don, Inc, Contributor, Networking Advice, Pandemic, Contributor 2019


How Managers Can Successfully Work From Home

Yes we can work from home, but we just have to know how to do it Image Credit: mik_p There is no question that the Covid-19 pandemic has changed everything for managers. Now that we all find ourselves working from home, we are being forced to find different ways to do everything that we used to do. Managing a team, delivering results, and doing all of the additional tasks that managers are called on to do can be especially challenging when we are isolated at home. What we need to do...
Tags: Career, Work From Home, Careers, Home Office, Expectations, Focus, Dedicated, Jim Anderson, Pandemic, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building, Covid-`19


Texas televangelist who falsely linked pandemic to premarital sex dies of COVID-19

• In March, 'End Times' pastor Irvin Baxter said COVID-19 is a 'wake-up call' from God on the sin of fornication. Baxter died of complications from COVID-19 less than 8 months later. The Dallas Morning News is reporting that a Pentecostal televangelist who falsely linked the pandemic to sinful premarital sex — the preacher himself has died of COVID-19. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Texas, News, Sex, Dallas Morning News, Televangelists, Baxter, End Times, Pandemic, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Irvin Baxter, Fornication, Premarital Sex


5 ways to motivate yourself when you're feeling stuck in a rut

It can be easy to get stuck in a rut and feel unmotivated during social isolation. yougoigo/Shutterstock Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author.During the pandemic, it's been easy for some people to fall into a mundane, day-to-day routine that can leave them feeling stuck or unmotivated.Morin says to these feelings of boredom can be reduced by incorporating new habits into your schedule that you can look f...
Tags: Health, Motivation, Habits, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Social Isolation, Boredom, Nordic, Morin, Pandemic, Amy Morin, Mental Strength, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019, Amy Morin Courtesy of Amy Morin


What A Manager Needs To Do To Boost Their Team’s Morale

What a manager does can end up rallying a team to be successful Image Credit: Kate Nisbet Just about every manager has a complaint about the Covid-19 pandemic. It has disrupted the flow of teams in the office. It has sent everyone home to work. In fact, it has taken the fight out of your team. If we want to boost our teams back up, managers are going to have to find a way to re-inflate our teams. Just exactly how is a manager supposed to go about doing this? This Changes Everythi...
Tags: Leadership, Careers, Disappointment, Manager, Team, Morale, Rally, Meetings, Listening, Dr Jim Anderson Blue Elephant Consulting, Pandemic, Setback, COVID-19, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building


Companies across the country are requiring workers to return to offices during the pandemic. How well is your employer handling it?

L'Oreal has opened its US offices at 50% capacity. Glassdoor As offices reopen across the US, Business Insider wants to hear from employees about how it is going. Fill out this form to share your experience of returning to the office and a reporter from Business Insider will reach out to hear more before anything is published. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The future of the American office space is in flux. While some companies are opting to keep employees working...
Tags: New York, Office, US, Trends, Beauty, Retail, L'oreal, Calvin Klein, Corporate, Business Insider, Oreal, Pandemic, G III Apparel Group, L Oreal USA, Shoshy Ciment


Has The Pandemic Made You Lazy? Here’s What To Do About It

There is no denying that the global pandemic has had a huge effect on our mental health and wellbeing. In some cases, many of us are starting to feel like there isn’t much point. But this is a big opportunity to . As a father, we can get complacent at the best of times by ensuring our family is cared for, but we also need to ensure that we are feeling our best to give them our best. So, with that in mind, here are some of the things that you can do. Get active again One of the first things ...
Tags: Health, Fitness, Life, Jazz, Pandemic, Staying Active


I visited two high-end California hotels to compare their reopenings. Here's how they're taking care of guests — and why I hope some of these measures stick around.

Casa Terrazza at Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, CA. Hotel Casa del Mar Freelance writer Molly O'Brien visited two hotels in vastly different geographic locations — Santa Monica's Hotel Casa del Mar and Hotel Cerro in San Luis Obispo county — to compare and contrast their reopenings. While capacity and noise differed between the hotels, both had reopening plans with significant accommodations and enhanced safety protocols. O'Brien says neither experience felt cleaner or safer than the ...
Tags: Travel, Safety, California, Life, La, Hotels, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, United States, Hotel, Nordic, Santa Monica, San Luis Obispo, Central Coast


I visited two high-end California hotels to compare their reopenings and felt completely safe at both. Here's how they're taking care of guests — and why I hope some of these measures stick around.

Casa Terrazza at Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, CA. Hotel Casa del Mar Freelance writer Molly O'Brien visited two hotels in vastly different geographic locations — Santa Monica's Hotel Casa del Mar and Hotel Cerro in San Luis Obispo county — to compare and contrast their reopenings. While capacity and noise differed between the hotels, both had reopening plans with significant accommodations and enhanced safety protocols. O'Brien says neither experience felt cleaner or safer than the ...
Tags: Travel, Safety, California, Life, La, Hotels, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, United States, Hotel, Nordic, Santa Monica, San Luis Obispo, Central Coast


How Managers Can Keep Their Teams Creativity Going During A Pandemic

Virtual team members can still show innovation even in hard times Image Credit: Eric Allix Rogers As managers we all know that innovation is one of the keys to our team’s long term success. The ability of the members of our team to interact with each other, try out new ideas, refine those ideas and create solutions to complex problems is one of the things that can make a team great. Then the pandemic struck. The result of this is that everyone got sent home to work. All of a sudden ...
Tags: Leadership, Office, Careers, Creativity, Innovation, Team, Zoom, Physical, Jim Anderson, Pandemic, COVID-19, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building, Work From Hoe, Eric Allix Rogers



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