We dreamed of a better work-world this week, whether you're reflecting on how emotional intelligence plays into hiring practices or creativity comes from old-fashioned wisdom: Here are the stories you loved in Leadership, for the week of April 21.
Working crazy-long hours to wit’s end is a status symbol; colleagues try to out-suffer each other to be the busiest martyr in the office. As we're burning out, that attitude is shifting--some companies going as far as firing for working over 40 hours. You’ll be surprised who’s leading the change.
Creativity doesn’t come from a toolkit, but these fresh ways to look at the process--including getting out the old pen and paper, going for a run, and taking a chair nap--can spark new ideas.
Forget dolls and dress-up: At age eight, Isabella Rose Taylor began her career at sewing camp and bee-lined for the big time. Before the 13-year-old’s designs hit the rack this fall, check out how the teenage entrepreneur made it with “blood, sweat, and glitter.”
Sifting through a stack of resumes and references can only tell you so much about job candidates' true abilities. Emotional intelligence--the capacity for self-awareness, managing emotions, and defending her position--is just as important as a flawless CV. Read this before you make your next hiring decision.
How The Most Successful Brands Dominate Instagram And You Can, Too
The photo-sharing platform isn’t just for selfies anymore. Take your audience behind the scenes of your brand, run contests, and feature your biggest fans with Instagram--no sepia toned desaturated filters necessary.