change management Archive

Finding Your Strengths in the Unexpected

We have all experienced incredible amounts of change throughout the past year, particularly in our workplaces. As you experience unexpected changes in your life and work, it’s helpful to have strategies to help you manage your current realities. In a recent webinar on our LEARN with @LifeAfterWake platform, alumnus John Champlin (’06, MBA ’15) shares […]


Get a Grip: Decision-Making for Decision-Making Procrastinators

Do you often find yourself stuck when it comes to making decisions? If you identify as a decision-making procrastinator, then this latest webinar from our LEARN with @LifeAfterWake platform is for you! Wake Forest alumna and OPCD Fellow, Katherine Laws (’20), shares tips and strategies for taking steps towards making a decision, whether big or […]


How to Stop Overthinking Everything

Be honest: do you overthink everything? For most Wake Foresters, being a perfectionist is a common struggle! We want to get things right, make the best decisions to position us well for the future, and avoid failure at all costs. The problem with overthinking is that, eventually, we begin to experience decision-making fatigue and struggle […]


How to Enjoy the Process of Decision-Making: Tips from a Recovering Decision-Making Procrastinator

By Katherine Laws (’20), Wake Forest Fellow in the Office of Personal & Career Development Have you ever felt paralyzed by decision-making? You feel like all you need to do is just sit down and make a decision, yet when you give it your full attention, your brain goes in a million directions. You feel […]


Want to Transfer to Another Job Within the Same Company? Here’s How to Actually Do It

If you find yourself wanting to change to a new position at your current company, it can feel like you’re wading through murky waters. You may be wondering how to navigate an internal hiring process, how and when to tell your current manager that you’re applying to a new job(s), and how to utilize your […]


Stay-at-Home Parent? How to Kill It On Your Comeback Resume

If you’re a stay-at-home parent or caregiver and planning to return to work, you likely have a lot of questions about how to address the past few years on your resume. In this piece from The Muse by Jenny Foss, get practical tips for how to showcase your skill set, write a robust summary statement, […]


How to Stay Optimistic When Everything Seems Wrong

Between a global pandemic, an upcoming political election, and social injustice and unrest, it’s no surprise that many of us feel less than optimistic about the world right now. Just turn on the TV for a few minutes and your blood pressure will start rising! In this article by Kristin Wong in the New York […]


Getting Back to Normal: Lessons From a Global Crisis

In this piece in Psychology Today, Allison McWilliams (’95), VP for Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development at Wake Forest, offers up wisdom about how we can all learn from and make changes as a result of living through a global pandemic.


Quarantine is Not a Competition: Self-Compassion and the Myth of “Winning”

In the following webinar from our LEARN with @LifeAfterWake platform, Wake Forest alumnus Ryan Riccordella (’15) focuses in on the realities of living through a global pandemic, the importance of avoiding comparisons (particularly during high stress times!), and strategies for personal compassion and accountability.


5 Ways to Fight Loneliness While Working From Home

Unless you have a job role requiring you to be in-person at your place of employment, you’re likely one of the millions of people working from home. Whether you’re used to working remotely or you suddenly found yourself turning your dining room table into an office back in March 2020, WFH can be difficult and […]


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