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career development

Many people say, “I refuse to participate in politics,” perhaps imagining they are above the fray. You can still choose to be honest, ethical, and reasonable in your approach to politics. But if you choose not to participate, then you and your slice of the organization will lose to those who do.

Companies sometimes make changes in organizational direction to improve their futures. Individuals can also make changes in direction―personal pivots. And like companies, individuals who cannot pivot can become stagnant, neither growing nor dying. Read on for more about some changes you could make.

Conferences and training programs that focus solely on women are on the rise. Although all of this focus on women's diversity is a way to enable them to step up and obtain better prospects, it leaves us to question whether the diversity lies in their exclusion or inclusion as a group.

If you're a tester and you've been avoiding public speaking opportunities because you don't think it applies to your work, you don't know what you would talk about, or you're just nervous to present in front of people, you should change your mind. Public speaking has several benefits for testers.

You can have the most talented, experienced team of tech professionals all under one roof, but if they don’t have high morale, success will be hard to reach. That’s why a group like Plasticity Labs—which uses data analytics to gauge workplace morale—can even exist.

Is software testing an emotional activity? Think about the range of emotions we feel when undertaking our role. What emotional intelligence tries to teach us is how to identify and respond to these emotions in the most productive way possible. Read on to learn how to use emotional intelligence.

A highly effective angle for drawing useful information from customers is the “What’s unique about…?” question. What’s unique about this problem? What’s unique about your current process? What’s unique about your company? You're likely to get a deeper understanding of what your customer wants.

It would be wonderful if success at work were as easy as following five simple steps, like you may be led to believe from many article titles. Still, an occasional glance at advice about how to be successful is worthwhile. Read on for attributes and practices that can help you down the right path.

Two of the most high-profile executive appointments recently were Satya Nadella as CEO of Microsoft and Vishal Sikka as CEO of Infosys. Both organizations put their trust in first-time CEOs, which leads us to question: Does experience really matter in today’s business world?

Although executive presence is something executives should have for success, it’s a demeanor people at all levels can benefit from acquiring, both to be effective in their current positions and to advance. Read on to find out what qualities entail executive presence and how you can cultivate them.