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How to Set Goals at Work That Lead to Higher Performance

One of the best ways to achieve any goal that you might set is to utilize your strengths. The same is true in the workplace. In this article from Gallup, get tactical strategies for writing and implementing strength-based performance goals. Whether you are a manager or an employee, figuring out how to maximize what you […]


The Connection Crisis: Craving Friends at Work and How to Bring Back Belonging

Do you have friends at work? For many employees, the pandemic and remote work have made relationship-building with colleagues more challenging than before. Check out this article from Forbes about how to cultivate friendships at work and the positive benefits that result from these relationships.


Relational Power is the New Currency of Hybrid Work 

Relational needs at work typically begin with the manager-employee relationship. In this June 2022 article from the MIT Sloan Management Review, the authors’ research “revealed that to be successful in the new world of work, managers cannot depend only on hierarchical position as the basis for providing leadership. They must also recognize the role of […]


Why Power Skills Are the New Soft Skills

As the world of work has changed post-pandemic with hybrid and remote work environments, the skills employees and managers need to be successful and effective have also changed. In this article from Udemy, learn more about the term “Power Skills” and how employees can develop them. We also recommend downloading Udemy’s 2022 Workplace Learning Trends […]


How to Crush Your Interview

By Paige Bosworth (’13, MBA ’17) In my role as Marketing Manager at Hanesbrands, I am often a part of interview committees seeking to hire student interns and recent grads for positions across our marketing organization. After dozens of interviews, I’ve learned how the most prepared candidates show up. To demystify this process, I’m sharing […]


Figuring Out Feedback: How to Give It and How to Ask For It

In this LEARN with @LifeAfterWake webinar, Allison McWilliams (’95) shares tactical strategies for giving immediate, impactful, and effective feedback as both a manager and a colleague. She also provides tips for how to ask for feedback from others. Watch the webinar recording below!


16 Tips to Transform Employee Performance Evaluations in 2022

With so many employees working in both remote and hybrid office environments, many managers are thinking through what performance reviews should look like in the year ahead. In this article from Forbes, human resources professionals offer up tips for managers on how to approach the employee performance evaluation process.


The Best Leaders Are Feedback Magnets – Here’s How to Become One

In this article from First Round, Shivani Berry gives advice for leaders and managers (really for all of us!) on how to solicit and receive feedback from colleagues and employees. Berry suggests that there are two specific reasons why feedback is critical for leaders: 1) Feedback is the only way to see your blind spots, […]


Build Your Network with Recruiters and Employers

Ever wondered how to best stand out to recruiters and employers on LinkedIn? In this LEARN with @LifeAfterWake webinar, Wake Forest alumna and executive recruiter Katie Hooper (’14) shares insider tips and strategies for showing an interest in job opportunities on LinkedIn, how to message and respond to recruiters, and how to find networking contacts […]


Get “Seen” On LinkedIn: How to Stand Out From the Crowd (In a Good Way!)

In this Wednesday Webinar from our LEARN with @LifeAfterWake platform, Wake Forest alumna Erin Andersen (MSM ’17) shares tips and strategies for how to leverage LinkedIn to be seen by recruiters, employers, and new connections. Watch the recording below:


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