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How to prevent workplace burnout

A piece published today by Fast Company, “5 Creative Ways to Prevent Employees Burning Out,” offers some good reminders about balancing work and everything else. The tips are directed at employers, but anyone can put them to use. And they remind us of some other ways that journalists can help themselves and one another. First, Fast […]

This list of errors is a wake-up call

In our introduction to Strategy 28 in “Think Like an Editor” — Edit for Accuracy — we share examples of the kinds of errors that can get published when accuracy is not top of mind. Even when you’re conscientious and focused, errors could just as easily occur when your correct information gets sabotaged by auto correct. […]

How to lead when you want to scream

In a feature published on syracuse.com called “CNY Conversations,” editor Stan Linhorst talks each week with a local person in a leadership role. The Q/A is always about “leadership, success and innovation.” Today, the conversation is with the president of a plastics manufacturing firm, and it offers a great lesson for journalists and communicators. Our […]

Encore: Competition vs. collaboration

This post originally was published January 11, 2012. It’s a good reminder not to let competition get in our way. We’ve written several posts about collaboration because working together is such an important way to accomplish a goal. It’s also an opportunity to learn new skills. But it won’t work if competition gets in the […]

Shed your fears and get going

A piece published on Fast Company today will lift your spirits and help you soar to success. In his “7 Methods to Overcome Your Fear of Failure,” entrepreneur Faisal Hoque gives us hope and an action plan, starting with his description of “fear of failure.” The overwhelming sentiment growing inside of us, gnawing at us, and saying, […]

18 ways to get to know your emotional IQ

In case you missed this Forbes piece earlier this month, “Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here’s How to Know for Sure,” read it now. Contributor Travis Bradberry could be talking to a roomful of journalists. First, what is it? Bradberry explains: Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we […]