Entries by First Sun Team

#Leadership : Since Your Brain Constantly Compares You With Everyone Else, Try This…Social comparisons sometimes make us feel better and sometimes don’t. Here’s how to use that tendency to actually get better.

Your brain is a comparison engine. In every new situation, it automatically rifles through your memory of every other situation you’ve encountered in the past. It swiftly finds one or a few that are similar to the current scenario, then uses that information to figure out what to do next. Most of the time, you […]

#Leadership : 18 Hard Things to Do If You Want to Be A Successful Leaders…Everyone can Rise Above their Circumstances and Achieve Success If they are Dedicated about What they Do.

Nobody ever said that being a leader would be easy. If you've taken more than a couple of steps down the path, you know that leadership comes with challenges and complications at every stage. Becoming a successful leader is synonymous with becoming the best version of yourself--it's that simple and also that difficult. Here are 18 hard things you will […]

Your #Career : 8 Tips for Job Hunting While You’re Still Employed… Job Hunting While you’re Still Working in your Current Position can be a Double-Edged Sword.

 Candidates who are employed are typically more attractive to employers. However, it can be dangerous. Learn what it takes to balance your current job and your career search--without getting cut. Looking for a job requires a lot of time and effort on your part and it isn't something you should enter into lightly. Conducting a […]

Your #Career : Hobbyist Turned Entrepreneur: How To Do It…..Hobbies are a Fun Pastime, and now Might Be the Time to Turn your Dream of Starting a Business into a Reality. There’s Nothing Stopping you from Giving it a Shot, So What are you Waiting For?

Hobbies are a Great way to ReDirect your Mind & Cope with the Chaos of Life, so Why not Turn your Mind-Body Balance Scheme into a Business Venture and Reap the Benefits of some Extra Cash? Most people have a hobby no matter how small or complex it may be. Perhaps you enjoy knitting, writing, […]

Your #Career : Save More For Retirement Or Pay Off Debt?… Even Well-Known Personal Finance Pundits Disagree on this One.

This is a common question posed to financial planners and advisers: “Should I save more for retirement or pay off debt first?” Even well-known personal finance pundits disagree on this one. Mathematically, this is a fairly simple question to answer. Behaviorally, however -- actually taking action and sticking with the plan – approaching this question […]

#Leadership : Want Your Coworkers To Take You More Seriously? Stop Doing These 8 Things….You Might be Undermining your Credibility.

Most professionals care what their colleagues and the higher-ups think of them. That’s because how people perceive you and your work is often the determining factor in whether or not you get a promotion, raise, or access to leadership opportunities. Unfortunately, there are a lot of elements that go into determining what your work reputation actually […]

#Leadership : Do Your Employees Not Trust You? Here’s How to Fix It, Fast….Now is the Opportune Time to ReThink your Retention Strategy — and the most Essential Component for Long-Term Success is Trust.

Trust is Essential for Both Companies and their People. With job openings at an all-time high and skilled graduates in great demand, now is an opportune time for job seekers, whether experienced professionals or new to the workplace. However, this "candidate's market" also serves as an important reminder for companies across industries: It's time to renew the […]

#Leadership : Managing a Diverse Team Requires These 6 Essential Behaviors…There should be No Double Standards When it Comes to Acceptable Behavior or Performance on the Job.

As a white engineering manager, what should I do to support black engineers I work with? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Charlotte Lang, on Quora: As a white engineering manager, what should I do to support black engineers I work with? The […]

#Leadership : 8 Ways to Use Criticism to Inspire Your Employee…There’s an Art to Respectfully Guiding Employees with Directness, Honesty and Dignity. When Done the Right Way, Criticism can Actually Strengthen the Relationship you Share with your Staff and Generate Positive Results.

Any role involving the supervision of others requires ongoing feedback. Providing positive commentary gets tougher when it comes to pointing out particular areas which need improvement. When critiquing an employee's performance, keep in mind no professional wants to face a negative reaction to their job performance, but it's an important conversation; identifying and addressing weaknesses helps people learn and grow […]