Round-up: Introverts in business

Is it really Friday again? This week I had a piece over at Fortune called “Can introverts succeed in business?” Using as a news hook Susan Cain’s bestselling book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, I argue that introverts do have certain in-demand business skills. Like coming up with ideas. And listening.

Over at CBS MoneyWatch this week, I returned to some good old-fashioned career and productivity themes.

How to organize your crazy schedule: When you’re slammed with work, you can “triage” — a medical term that means figuring out what is doomed, what will do fine regardless, and which projects will turn out a lot better with a little bit of effort.

Why you should relive that first job search: Lindsey Pollak’s classic job search manual, Getting From College to Career, was just re-issued this week. Based on that, I argue that older folks can learn a lot from how young people search for jobs these days — whether you’re looking for a job or not.

The smart way to make a to-do list: Keep your eye on big goals. Based on those goals, set weekly priorities. Get those things on your calendar first. Then you can schedule that progress review you don’t actually care about.

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