Why You Should Be Less Responsible at Work

Photo credit: William Brawley via Creative Commons

An overstressed friend told me recently that her boss had counseled her to “be less responsible” at work. On the surface, it’s a ridiculous thing for a supervisor to say. Who would want an employee that overlooks details, or who casually wraps up an assignment because “it’s good enough”? But here’s why her boss is… [Read More]

Networking In The Internet Era: An Interview With Keith Ferrazzi

By: Jeff Turner - CC BY 2.0

When Keith Ferrazzi’s bestseller Never Eat Alone was published in 2005, LinkedIn was nascent, Facebook was only available to college students, and Twitter didn’t yet exist. Today, they’re essential networking tools – so Ferrazzi has created an updated and expanded version of his book to address networking in the digital era. In some ways, the… [Read More]

Who’s In Your Posse?

By: Jing Qu - CC BY 2.0

In the next few weeks, I’ll be moving to New York City after 17 years in Boston. When you’ve lived (or worked) somewhere for a while, it’s inevitable that you fall into habits. But with the change, I’m forced to think very deliberately about the people in my day-to-day life. Who do I want to… [Read More]