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Save Yourself From Tedious Small Talk - WSJ
By Sue Shellenbarger
Updated May 23, 2017

Only one in four people sees value in asking probing questions of strangers, based on a Contacts Count survey of 1,000 people. Doing so can be risky, says Lynne Waymon, the firm’s CEO and co-author of a book on networking. “I’m demanding more of you when I ask thought-provoking questions. I’m making an assumption that you’re in this conversation to make something of it—that you’re not going to see somebody across the room and say, ‘Oh, I need to go talk to Susan or Bob,’” she says. “But the connections you make are going to be much more dramatic and long-lasting.”
Sue_Shellenbarger  conversations  ice-breakers  questions  Communicating_&_Connecting  open-ended  small_talk 
may 2017 by jerryking
How to De-Clutter Your Magazine Pile - WSJ
Updated March 10, 2015.

Consciously filter your reading load, limiting your Facebook visits for industry news to once a week. When I travels, practice ignoring the Wi-Fi on planes and immerses myself in reading. I can also consumes more news and books in audio form, listening in subways or cabs or while walking....Other timesavers include reading synopses of books, rather than the whole thing. Executive book summaries can be found at Another site,, offers access to 140 magazines via a single subscription.
filtering  howto  reading  GTD  productivity  Sue_Shellenbarger  mobile_applications  information_overload  decluttering  Evernote  scanning  digital_life  digitalization 
march 2015 by jerryking
Picking Your Workplace Battles - WSJ
Dec. 16, 2014

Many people avoid confrontations, says Dr. Shelley Reciniello, New York, an executive coach and psychologist. But simmering frustrations can come out in other ways, fostering passive-aggressive behavior such as slacking off or backstabbing...It’s important to weigh your ability to control your emotions during a confrontation and to manage any counterfire from your opponent....More than 4 out of 5 corporate employees have conflicts with other employees over priorities, misunderstandings, resources or personality differences...When picking a battle, it is important to be willing to offer a solution or work with others to find one....It’s better to avoid some kinds of battles altogether, such as disputes over someone’s personality or style,
Communicating_&_Connecting  conflicts  confrontations  conversations  emotional_mastery  Managing_Your_Career  managing_people  managing_up  misunderstandings  passive-aggressive  stressful  Sue_Shellenbarger  workplaces 
december 2014 by jerryking
How Not to Be the Office Tech Dinosaur -
April 16, 2013 | WSJ | By SUE SHELLENBARGER

Don't Be the Office Tech Dinosaur
As Younger Colleagues Speak Fluent Twitter, How Old Pros Find Ways to Upgrade Their Skills, Fight Insecurity
aging  Managing_Your_Career  advertising_agencies  Sue_Shellenbarger 
april 2013 by jerryking
When a Genealogy Hobby Digs Up Unwanted Secrets -
January 15, 2013 |WSJ | By SUE SHELLENBARGER.

When a Genealogy Hobby Digs Up Unwanted Secrets
Some One in Five Find Unsavory Ancestors; How 'Sausage King' Got Rid of Wife

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Sue_Shellenbarger  genealogy  ancestry  family  secrets 
january 2013 by jerryking
Note From the Edge: Sometimes You Can't Control Your Success -
September 2, 1997 | WSJ | By HAL LANCASTER.

An Ex-Manager Says You Can't Always Control Your Success

Mr. Curnutt says. He speaks for a large populace of middle managers who aren't golden boys being groomed for senior management, who will likely rise only so far and then stay there.

But there is more these managers can do to bust out of their confining boxes. Mr. Curnutt always wanted to be a manager and he says now he would have been better off majoring in business or accounting from the start. I think he also could have been more aggressive in promoting himself, particularly after getting his M.B.A. Perhaps he could have created a new position, using some of the skills he learned in his M.B.A. program, instead of waiting for the company to identify an opportunity for him.

Even then, of course, things might not work out. Not everyone is meant to ride the gravy train. But you have everything to gain and nothing to lose. Remember, those who stand in place the longest are the most vulnerable. Ask Mr. Curnutt.
action-oriented  beyond_one's_control  contingency_planning  crisis  crisis_management  first_movers  Hal_Lancaster  immobilize  middle_management  paralyze  self-promotion  stress_response  Sue_Shellenbarger  uncertainty 
december 2012 by jerryking
Stay-at-Home Moms Fill Executive Niche -
April 30, 2008 | WSJ | By SUE SHELLENBARGER

Catering to Moms

Here are a few flexible-staffing firms that find work for at-home mothers:
job_search  Sue_Shellenbarger  stay-at-home  home_based 
august 2012 by jerryking
Grammar, a Victim in the Office -

This Embarrasses You and I*
Grammar Gaffes Invade the Office in an Age of Informal Email, Texting and Twitter

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Communicating_&_Connecting  grammar  Sue_Shellenbarger 
june 2012 by jerryking
Work & Family: Toll of Parental Tension -
JUNE 23, 2005

Not in Front of the Kids: Documenting the Emotional Toll Of Parental Tension

Sue_Shellenbarger  children  parenting  relationships  tension  Communicating_&_Connecting  John_Gottman 
november 2011 by jerryking
Work & Family: Giving Men Their Due -
MAY 19, 2005

Giving Credit Where It's Due: Men Do More Housework Than Women Think

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housework  relationships  marriage  Sue_Shellenbarger 
november 2011 by jerryking
Better Ideas Through Failure -

Companies Reward Employee Mistakes to Spur Innovation, Get Back Their Edge

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Sue_Shellenbarger  innovation  failure 
september 2011 by jerryking
The Secret of Dads' Success -

How Fathers' Teasing, Tickling, Wrestling Teach Kids to Whine Less and Be More Independent
Sue_Shellenbarger  fatherhood  children  parenting 
june 2011 by jerryking
When Success Follows the College Rejection Letter -
MARCH 24, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By SUE SHELLENBARGER.
Before They Were Titans, Moguls and Newsmakers, These People
Were...Rejected....At College Admission Time, Lessons in Thin Envelopes.
bouncing_back  Colleges_&_Universities  Sue_Shellenbarger  harvard  admissions  rejections  adversity 
march 2010 by jerryking
To Work Better, Try Working Less -
SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by SUE
SHELLENBARGER. # Identify future goals; # Plan for deadlines far in
advance. # Set, and focus on, top hourly, daily or weekly priorities.
Sue_Shellenbarger  time-management  productivity  Managing_Your_Career  life_skills 
september 2009 by jerryking
Mom's 'Toxic' Behavior May Sabotage Dad's Child Care Attempts
June 17, 2008 WSJ blog post by Sue Shellenbarger looks at
encouragement and criticism from mothers to fathers' level of
fatherhood  parenting  Sue_Shellenbarger  toxic_behaviors 
january 2009 by jerryking

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