News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

Author: Convene Editors       

We get it, you’re busy. So, the Convene editors have curated the latest tips and trends in the world of work for you. Take a look at what caught our eye this past week.

Why EQ Matters

Some 55 percent of the 14,000 people polled in a recent LinkedIn survey said soft skills (i.e., focusing on EQ or emotional quotient) are crucial to thriving in today’s rapidly changing world of work. And even more say their leaders are not prepared for what’s ahead.

Making Gender Equality Happen

A male leader set out to dramatically increase the number of women executives at his firm. Read more at Inc. about what he did and what can be learned from it.

Leaf Your Stress Behind

A new study says that you can ease stress at work simply by gazing at a plant on your desk. Read more at Fast Company.

Recognizing the Hurdles to a Career Change

Hoping for a career or role change? Forbes offers five warning signs indicating that what you wish for likely won’t happen.

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