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TLV Careers: August 25, 2017

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more
and become more, you are a leader.”
- John Quincy Adams

Lead Better

Humor is serious business
Humor is powerful currency. Laughter releases oxytocin, which, in terms of work, strengthens bonds, increases employee retention rate, and makes teams more resilient. You need more comedy in your company! Read on for how to bring more legal oxytocin into your culture, from you or the funny people on your team.
Act like the leader you want to be
Having “executive presence” is not something you’re born with or have—it’s something you do. A Stanford GSB professor explains 10 behavioral habits in two categories of leadership—authoritative and approachable—and how to adopt them to attain that elusive executive presence.

Manage Better

If you permit it, you promote it
You might not like it when a member of your team routinely shows up 15 minutes late for a meeting, but if you don’t take steps to correct such behaviors, you’re condoning them. One solution? Create conduct standards in every area of your purview, whether it’s team management or customer service, and a method of evaluation.
Clashing with a coworker? Here’s what to do.
A simple framework and 4 steps to help you, or members of your team, solve conflict—no matter who’s on the other side of it.

Job Search Better

If I were 22: Advice from a B student
While 22 is in the rear view for most us is, it’s always energizing to tap into the hopefulness and openness we had at that age. Follow the link for an inspiring read about seeing and seizing career opportunities while never losing focus on what matters to you most.
How to gracefully turn down a job offer
A template for turning down a job offer so you can maintain a positive relationship with the contact and company.

Learn Better

This quick daily habit will keep your brain sharp
What is the one thing I am committed to completing today? A simple question to start every day that is both great for your productivity and good for you brain in 5 ways.
Every solar eclipse happening in your lifetime (so you an be prepared this time)
These so-called rare solar eclipses are not actually that rare. The next total solar eclipse that will cross the U.S. will be on April 8, 2024. Those of you in Texas will be in or not far from totality. Or if you’re willing to chase solar eclipses across the world, The Washington Post created a tool: input your birth year, and it will tell you all the eclipses that will happen during your lifetime. Just be sure to start planning any travels at least a year in advance and buy certified eclipse glasses before they sell out. 


Explore your life in history
The Atlantic devised a similar tool: type in your birthday, and get a sense of how the world has changed in your lifetime and what is unique to your duration on earth so far. Are you one of the first people to never have lived in a world without G.I. Joe action figures? Or “The Simpsons”? 


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