The best piece of career advice we’ve ever received is this: “Make yourself indispensable. After that, you can do whatever you want.” That may be a bit of an over-exaggeration, but there’s a lot of truth and wisdom in there, too. If you want to keep your job – and climb the ladder to the top of the leadership pyramid – you need to be irreplaceable, mission critical, core to the operation. But how do you do it? A group of experienced women and men in business share the secret of success: the 3 ways to make yourself absolutely indispensable at work. Life hack: this works at home, too.
One quarter of the world’s population is preparing to celebrate the Lunar New Year. And that means that it’s time for buying luxury gifts! Whether you’re shopping for someone at the office, a client, or a friend, there are a few things you should know. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has a simple set of guidelines to share to ensure that your gifts are on-point. Our guide to gift giving etiquette rules for Chinese Lunar New Year shares the “rules,” traditions, bad-luck gifts and symbolism you need to know to ensure that your presents generate joy and delight in each of your recipients.
The new year has dawned, and yet many of the elements of our daily lives are still exactly the same. Like, working from home appears to be the norm we’ll be living with for at least another few months. So if you’re one of those people still using a broom closet at home as your “temporary” office, or the kitchen table as a desk, it might be time to level up and get organized. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has interviewed an expert for advice on office and workspace organization tools and tactics when working from home. She’s sharing tips and product recommendations on the best remote workspace tools to help you stay organized while working from home this year.
Now that the new year is here and the late December lull is a distant memory, it’s time to get dressed like a grown person again. Are you staring into your closet and wondering what to wear in January 2021, dear reader? We’ve got ideas, style inspiration and expert advice on what to wear in January 2021 to be winter chic at work, off-duty, during a weekend at home, on date night or even on a socially-distant trip to the beach. Spoiler alert: embrace the winter blues.
Our correspondent Jeanette Settembre introduces us to Inez Valentine, the luxury women’s swimwear line born during the coronavirus pandemic — and the best new luxury swimsuits for women to shop for this 2021 resort cruise season.