Our Corporate Life
June 7, 2016   •   Volume 7, Issue 12   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: One-Minute Musing
Ask Amanda: I think I'm not getting offers due to my age.
♦   Practical Tips: Time to Buff Your Social Skills
One-Minute Musing

While there has been a lot written about the benefits of mindfulness, most find it difficult to incorporate time for reflection into their work life.

Dr. David Peterson, Director of Executive Coaching and Leadership at Google, recommends setting aside one minute every day to consider how your day has unfolded. He suggests reviewing the following five questions:

  • What new thing did I do today?
  • What worked well?
  • What didn't?
  • What did I learn?
  • What one thing will I do differently tomorrow?

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Thought to Ponder

Are you addicted to distraction?

Practical Tips: Time to Buff Your Social Skills

According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report, “On average, by 2020, more than a third of the desired core skill sets of most occupations will be comprised of skills that are not yet considered crucial to the job today, according to our respondents. Overall, social skills—such as persuasion, emotional intelligence and teaching others—will be in higher demand across industries than narrow technical skills, such as programming or equipment operation and control. In essence, technical skills will need to be supplemented with strong social and collaboration skills.”
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 ask Amanda

I think I'm being discriminated against. I have been looking for a job for quite a while and haven't even received an offer yet. I am in my 40s and my friends think there's age discrimination too. What can I do? A.D., San Diego, CA

Amanda Mitchell

Whoa! I think concluding that age discrimination is the reason you haven't received a job offer is a huge leap. I chose your question because it demonstrates how we disempower and paralyze ourselves.
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