Adopting a 30-60-90 Day Mindset

Whether you’re starting a new job, or starting work for the first time, figuring out what you should be working on, what’s expected of you, and how to be successful there can be challenging. A great tool to help you do this work is a […]


How to Manage: Being Taken Seriously in the Workplace

“Before I thought I wasn’t cut out for managing people. But now I wonder how much of that self-doubt was me having absorbed their doubts about my suitability for the job.” Sounds familiar? From microaggressions to allyship, from seeking respect to wanting to be liked, 


Developing Your Advocacy Skills For a More Inclusive Workplace

Written by Nina Banks (’23), Fellow in the Office of Personal & Career Development at Wake Forest University My diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) journey formally started when I entered college. As I reflect on my growth, one challenge I experienced stands out the […]


5 Generations in the Workplace: How to Manage Them All

There are now five generations present in the workplace, including traditionalists, baby boomers, Gen X, millennials, and Gen Z. This presents both positives (such as learning from one another and mentoring opportunities) and challenges (such as communication styles and work expectations). Whether you are managing […]


Let’s Practice Reflection

By Maggie Kuhn (’21), Assistant Director, Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development at Wake Forest University The society we live in is increasingly engineered for productivity. Self checkout lanes, drive-through restaurants, online shopping – all efficiencies meant to keep up the pace, to save […]


The One Question You Should Ask About Every New Job

Some Opinion articles stand the test of time. This is especially true of organizational psychologist and author Adam Grant’s 2015 article in the NY Times. In this piece, Grant addresses the conundrum of figuring out the organizational culture of a company you’ve yet to […]


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