Leila Parker

Leila Parker

Newly graduated Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. I'm a cyclist who works, thinks and writes about workplace culture, behavior and self-motivation.

  • Leila Parker
    Published 4 years ago
    Words Sales People Use to Close the Deal

    Words Sales People Use to Close the Deal

    The words that sales people use to close a deal can be simple solutions to boosting sales, whether you are dealing in physical goods or rendering services. This is the secret those marketing gurus will never tell you. Sales people who know this secret are gaining an edge over their competitors and taking home thousands of dollars in profit, while their business counterparts are struggling and crawling on the ground. We want your business to rise and shine.
  • Leila Parker
    Published 4 years ago
    Qualities of a Great Company

    Qualities of a Great Company

    "Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work." While there are many key elements that define a great company, such as hierarchy and setting defined goals, leadership is also an important installment in the things that set the foundation of a successful business. Like many things in life, there are great companies, and there are many more not so great companies. Opinions vary on what the key elements of building and maintaining a great corporate culture are. The truth is that there are thousands upon thousands of contributing factors to the achievement of a strong institution. Many of these are both technical and subject to the time and demographic they are part of. The following key elements are more than just mechanical or subjective. They are the timeless and classic aspects to a great company. True success is the realization of all of them, as no one particular aspect can overwhelm the collective process achieved through these things that define a great company.
  • Leila Parker
    Published 4 years ago
    Things You Don't Owe Your Boss

    Things You Don't Owe Your Boss

    With an uncertain job market and less full-time work available than ever, it can be difficult to know how to find the right work-life balance. There is a myth in many industries and specific jobs that in order for someone to be successful, they need to dedicate absolutely everything to their work. This can lead to long work hours, emotional burnout, and health impacts. Our boss is our primary source of professional feedback, and often the gatekeeper to new opportunities and positions. Unfortunately, some employers will take advantage of eager workers and an unstable job market, and push you into doing more and spending more time at your job. As a result, the onus is on you to make sure you strike a work-life balance that makes you happy. It can be hard to know where to draw the line and where to set boundaries, but there are certain life priorities that work can’t supersede, and we’ve put together a list of things that you don’t owe your boss in your quest for success.
  • Leila Parker
    Published 4 years ago
    Signs You’re A Unicorn Employee

    Signs You’re A Unicorn Employee

    What are the signs you’re a unicorn employee? Or could you spot one amidst the long humdrum line in the labor force? Once in a while, someone will present himself out of the dark recesses of the office, a mythical creature brought in by luck or providence. Don’t bother to find this person. He or she will most likely find you, and with him or her, all the innovation and clarity needed to bring your company to the next level. The unicorn employee will not only refine your business model. He will redefine it, and even break it all together. This could be you, or someone close to you. When you spot one, don’t be afraid to learn as much as you can. An encounter with a beautiful anomaly needs to be studied and emulated. Excited to know of the signs you’re a unicorn employee?
  • Leila Parker
    Published 4 years ago
    Bad Habits To Break To Be More Productive

    Bad Habits To Break To Be More Productive

    They say it takes 21 days to break a habit. Three weeks to stop a behavior that you may have been doing your whole life. But if there's any time to break a habit, it's now. Habits to break to be more productive vary from putting down your phone, avoiding procrastinating and adjusting from a multi-tasking machine to a more focused person. Working smarter can help you accomplish more in a day, both inside and outside of the office. Stop sabotaging your work day and personal life with bad habits and