The end of the week is upon us once again. In case you missed it (ICYMI) is our weekly compilation of the top workplace-related news articles and other interesting tidbits from around the web. Enjoy!
Good news: You don’t need a promotion to grow at work
If you’re stuck on a career plateau feeling like you have nowhere to go, don’t panic. If you still enjoy your company, you colleagues and your work, there’s room for you to accelerate your career. Harvard Business Review contributors, Jordan Stark and Katie Smith Milway, put together four proven tips to help you grow when you feel like you have no place to go.
- Make lateral moves within your organization.Explore different areas of the business. Get involved in cross-departmental projects.
- Revamp your current role.Take an inventory on your workload. What do you like to do? What do you not like to do? What would you like to start doing?
- Expand your influence.Mentoring is a great opportunity to make an impact inside or outside of your organization. Think about the different ways you can make an impact in another person’s career.
- Deeping your skills.Obviously this is our favorite tip! Seize the opportunity to continuously learn. Tap into your company’s internal learning and development resources and find something that interests you.
Get more details and examples on how to grow your career by reading the full article!
Intelligent beach reads: 50 books that will forever impact your life
As Andrew Medal says in his Entrepreneur article, “50 Global Entrepreneurs Recommend 50 Books That Forever Impacted Their Lives,” cue the Reading Rainbow song! Whether you’re looking for some summer beach reading material, or trying to grow your skill and expand your mind, there’s something on this list for you. Medal reached out to 4,000 entrepreneurs asking them to, “Name the one book that had greatest impact on your life,” and the responses were overwhelming. Here’s a sneak peek of the 50 books that forever impacted the lives of global entrepreneurs. Read the article to get the full list!
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill — recommended by Sandile B. Magwaza
- Start by Jon Acuff — recommended by Kimberly Edwards LaComba
- The Lean Startup by Eric Ries — recommended by Matt Barber
- Zero to One by Peter Thiel — recommended by Franklin McCullough
- Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki — recommended by Mannan Gupta
- The 100 Dollar Start Up by Chris Guillebeau — recommended by Nawaz Dangra
- Produced by Faith by Devon Franklin — recommended by Say Smith
- The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind by Gustave LeBon — recommended by Ingo Behle
- The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey — recommended by Puna Snamandla Gumede
- The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner — recommended by Vrush SG
Is it the dog days or are you just burnt out?
Remember when you started your job and were so excited about the difference you were going to make in your new role? You went into the office every day filled with purpose and passion. Fast forward a few years and now your dread every morning. You feel as if your work is meaningless, you are always stressed and just want to call in sick.
Sounds like you have the classic symptoms of a job burnout. If you have experience this yourself, it’s essential to know how to recover from it before it is too late and you experience damage to your sense of wellbeing and your career.
While every day you will not be happy and fulfilled, the good news is that you’re in control of your own destiny. Inc. magazine and themuse.com offer up some tips for how to bounce back from work burnout and begin the road to recovery and happiness.