Articles Posted by Caroline Dowd-Higgins

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All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Chronicle. Caroline Dowd-Higgins authored the book "This Is Not the Career I Ordered" (now in the 2ndedition) and maintains the career reinvention blog of the same name. She is Vice President of Career Coaching and Employer Connections for the Ivy Tech Community Collegesystem and contributes to Huffington PostThrive GlobalEllevate Network,Mediumand The Chronicle newspaper in Indiana.Her online show:Thrive!about career & life empowerment for women is on YouTube. Caroline hosts the award winning podcast, Your Working Lifeon iTunesand SoundCloud. Follow her on FacebookLinkedIn,Google+,and Twitter.

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    Zoom fatigue is real, but you can take back your workplace

    Before mandatory shelter-in-place, which necessitated working from home, I had never spent so much time on Zoom. Meetings with geographically distant colleagues via Zoom were a great way to connect with anyone, anywhere but it was not…

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    Radical Candor: Part II – Breaking It Down

    In my last blog post, I shared the story of Kim Scott’s radical-candor-epiphany while at Google, when her boss at the time, Sheryl Sandberg, pulled her aside and confronted her on a performance issue.  While the experience was not a comfortable one…

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    Radical Candor: Part I – Getting Real

    It’s performance review season for many organizations, despite the pandemic, and that can mean difficult conversations. Managers are giving evaluations that can be hard to deliver, as well as hard for those on the receiving…

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    The new normal: How will yours look?

    You may have seen them on social media…the memes and articles about how our lives will be forever changed due to the coronavirus. One of those memes, from Brené Brown, recently appeared in my social media…

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    Single task your way to sanity during shelter-in-place

    These are stressful times, sheltering in place while we are living 24/7 with family members who are trying to work, supervise online education for kids, and stay healthy during a global pandemic. While it may…

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    Leverage your influence during COVID-19 when working at home

    COVID-19 has forced most of the global population into required remote work. Whether you had the option to work at home previously or if this is your first virtual work rodeo – the new virtual…

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    On the move: Making the most of the New Year

    It never ceases to amaze me how quickly time flies. No sooner have we finished celebrating New Year’s, than we’re preparing for the wearin’ of the green!  Before we find ourselves singing Auld Lang Syne to…

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    Being your own Valentine: Loving who you are

    It’s the time of year for cards with red hearts, chocolates, and flowers as Valentine’s Day approaches. It causes anxiety for some who are seeking affection, and bliss for others who are celebrating their love…

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    It’s Never Too Late | Finding New Year’s inspiration: Poem for 2020 and beyond

    As we head into a New Year, I wanted to share a poem written by one of my clients. This client, whom I’ll call Mary, has worked in lots of positions that have paid the…

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    It’s Never Too Late

    Finding New Year’s Inspiration: A Poem For 2020 And Beyond As we head into a new year, I wanted to share a poem written by one of my clients. This client, who I’ll call Mary,…