Dorie Clark, Harvard Biz Review

Dorie Clark

Harvard Biz Review

Miami, FL, United States

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Past articles by Dorie:

How to Make a Career Pivot — Without Taking a Pay Cut

Making a career transition is never easy — and it may feel impossible when financial responsibilities get in the way. In this piece, the author outlines four steps you can take to take control of your career journey and reshape your trajectory so that, eventually, you’ll end up exactly where you want to be. → Read More

How to Make Peace with Feeling Less Ambitious

You’re used to thinking of yourself as a high-achieving professional, and it may feel discomfiting to have that identity brought into question through your own desires and actions. But downshifting your ambitions doesn’t necessarily mean you’re throwing away your past or becoming a slacker. It may actually mean that you’ve finally recognized what it takes for achievement and ambition to be… → Read More

Taking Charge of Your Career (HBR Women at Work Series)

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How to Help an Employee Figure Out Their Career Goals

It’s not always possible to help the people we supervise identify and work toward their career goals. But having a sense of purpose and a feeling of momentum in achieving our career goals is powerful — so when we can assist our employees in getting there, it’s a meaningful way we can make a difference in their lives and their professional success. In this piece, the author offers three… → Read More

How to Build a Career in a New Industry

Deciding to switch career paths can feel daunting. Where do you even begin? In this piece, the author offers four concrete ways to ease the transition: 1) Start by mapping the terrain. Read the bios and LinkedIn profiles of senior leaders or fast-rising colleagues and reverse-engineer the path they followed. This will enable you — if you wish — to craft a similar roadmap. 2) Recognize that… → Read More

Don’t Focus on Your Job at the Expense of Your Career

The gap between what we have to do today and where we see ourselves in the future can be vexing. We’d like to advance toward our goals, but we feel dragged down by responsibilities that seem banal or off-target for our eventual vision. In this piece, the author offers four strategies you can try so that you can simultaneously accomplish what’s necessary in the short-term while playing the long… → Read More

Haven’t Networked in a While? Here’s How to Jump Back In.

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us have been cocooned, talking primarily to our existing colleagues and contacts. But for the sake of our long-term professional growth, it’s time to start meeting new people and rebuilding loose ties once again. To reprioritize networking, the author offers strategies for easing back into networking when we may feel rusty and out of… → Read More

Stop Procrastinating and Tackle That Big Project

It’s human nature to put off uncomfortable or undesirable tasks, or to make the easy choice in the moment. But if something is a legitimate priority, we’ll have to get it done eventually — and sooner is better than later. In this article, the author lays out strategies we can use to ‘trick ourselves’ into getting started on projects that might feel onerous or overwhelming, but really need to get… → Read More

Approach Your Personal Brand Like a Project Manager

The truth is, everything you do that’s visible to other people in some way — be it in real life or online — will factor into your personal brand. It’s important, therefore, to ensure you’re taking steps to convey the right messages. The authors apply the principles of project management to personal branding and outline six tenets to follow: 1) Identify your purpose 2) Decide on your investment… → Read More

Preparing to Tell Your Boss “I Quit”

Telling your boss that you’re leaving is one the hardest workplace conversations you can have, and it’s difficult to predict how they’ll respond in the moment. The authors outline five possible reactions and how to respond in each case: if your boss gets angry, if they badmouth your new opportunity, if they make a threat, if they try to guilt trip you, or if they counteroffer. By reviewing these… → Read More

How to Make Progress on Your Long-Term Career Goals

Even when you aren’t entirely sure where you want to end up. → Read More

Making Real Connections (HBR Women at Work Series)

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The Upside of Feeling Uncertain About Your Career

Turn your professional angst into a competitive advantage. → Read More

Google's ‘20% Rule' Shows Exactly How Much Time You Should Spend Learning New Skills—and Why It Works

Google’s popular “20% time,” which allows employees to take one day a week to work on side projects or learn new skills, may be the secret to giving you a competitive edge. → Read More

Start Tackling That Big Goal You’ve Been Putting Off

Three strategies to (finally) make it happen. → Read More

Feeling Stuck or Stymied?

Now’s the time to build your career with strategic patience. → Read More

Feeling Stuck or Stymied?

Now’s the time to build your career with strategic patience. → Read More

Staying Visible When Your Team Is in the Office…But You’re WFH

Four strategies. → Read More

Are You Really Ready to Quit?

Some problems aren’t fixable — but some are. → Read More

Reshaping Your Career in the Wake of the Pandemic

The past year has given us a chance to think about what we need to thrive in our jobs — and what we want to change as we move forward. → Read More