Advancing Your Career Articles

  • Here's what thinking strategically really means in the business world.

    How to Be a Strategic Thinker – Embrace Your Inner Child

    November 29, 2017

    Strategic thinking feels like a vague, ungraspable buzzword business-types throw out to sound important. The truth: it’s literally child’s play. Dorie Clark explains in her LinkedIn Learning course, Strategic Thinking. When we are young, we question everything. Our favorite word when we are 2-years-old – why. And then, society smashes that out of us. “We spend a...

  • The questions you should ask yourself to give yourself your own performance review.

    4 Questions That Ambitious Employees Should Ask Themselves

    November 22, 2017

    The best professionals don’t wait for their performance reviews to get feedback. They take the initiative and give periodic “self-reviews” to themselves, which reveal what they are strong at and where they need to improve. But that's easier said than done. When we review ourselves, we tend to either be overly negative or overly positive, and rarely finalize on...

  • Dan Patrick is one the great interviewers of our time. Here's his lesson on how to ask great questions.

    One of the Best Sportscasters Ever, on How to Ask Great Questions

    November 20, 2017

    Here’s a question few have asked – what if I asked better questions? You'd be a better communicator, a more effective salesperson, a better interviewer. Certainly, a better leader, a more effective coach. Even personally, asking better questions will make you a better spouse, friend and parent. And yet, have you ever learned how to ask a great question? Have you...

  • Busy is another word for ineffective." Great advice by David Crenshaw on time management.

    Stop Being Busy – Advice for a Better Way to Approach Your ...

    November 15, 2017

    Dave Crenshaw has spent a good portion of his career studying time management. He’s wrote books about it, given speeches about it and...

  • Advice here on when and how to stand up to your boss.

    When and How to Stand Up to Your Boss

    November 10, 2017

    Hopefully, you never have to use the advice in this article. Hopefully, the bosses you have are compassionate and self-aware enough...

  • In our first advice column, we answer questions like when you should quit your job and how to manage day-to-day tasks with more strategic ones.

    Ask the Experts: How Do I know When to Quit my Job?

    November 2, 2017

    Editor’s Note: Welcome to our first advice column here at LinkedIn Learning, created to answer all your work-related questions. Our...