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It’s Not Who You Know, It’s What You Do: Rethink Networking

By | Posted Aug 25, 2016

Networking serves no purpose unless you give people a reason to build a relationship with you. Focus on your work—be the best at what you do. Make people want to know you.

ineffective leaders

7 Ways Ineffective Leaders Lose Their Team’s Respect

By | Posted Aug 23, 2016

Ineffective leaders can not only kill team spirit, but completely lose the respect of those who report to them. How many of these 7 poor leadership habits do you—or your boss—practice?

ways to be productive

19 Surefire Ways To Be Productive — And Stop Wasting Time

By | Posted Aug 19, 2016

Drawing inspiration from the classic Tim Ferriss book The 4-Hour Workweek, here’s a list of 19 things that really productive people incorporate into their daily lives to keep from going off track

advice from Steve Jobs

How Did Nike And Apple Survive? One Piece Of Advice From Steve Jobs

By | Posted Aug 18, 2016

Afraid to miss an opportunity? Juggling too much of anything never leads to a positive outcome. This one piece of advice from Steve Jobs helped a new CEO, and changed the fate of two super brands forever.

habits of likable people

How Many Of The 39 Habits Of Likable People Do You Practice?

By | Posted Aug 17, 2016

Let’s face it, we all want everyone to like us. But likable people aren’t always born… sometimes they’re made. These are the 39 habits that likable people practice daily—how many of them apply to you?

negotiation tactics

4 Negotiation Tactics To Win In Both Business And Life

By | Posted Aug 16, 2016

How can you master the art of negotiation? We all encounter situations in life that require a little extra care. Try using these four powerful tactics to start building your negotiation arsenal.

working long hours

Work Smarter, Not Longer: Why Marissa Mayer Sets A Bad Example

By | Posted Aug 15, 2016

How can we work smarter during prime working hours? Find out why following Marissa Mayer’s 130-hour workweek is unrealistic, and won’t help us to succeed in our careers.

problem solving

Problem Solving: Einstein And Edison Did It Half Asleep

By | Posted Aug 12, 2016

Need a new way of problem solving? Try using your half-asleep brain! Great minds such as Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison used “theta thinking.” You can, too.

losing focus

Losing Focus? Think About Two Rabbits

By | Posted Aug 11, 2016

Losing focus is something we all face daily in our multitasking lives. But here’s a trick to help you easily visualize the pitfalls of trying to do too many things at once.

toxic employee

8 Signs Of A Toxic Employee Who Should Be Fired

By | Posted Aug 10, 2016

Bad employees are easy to pick out of a crowd—their terrible work habits have likely already appeared on a performance appraisal. But what about the ones who fly under the radar because their worst characteristics aren’t performance related?

20-somethings

Hey, 20-Somethings! It’s Not You. It’s Just Life.

By | Posted Aug 9, 2016

Being in your 20s is supposed to be the most exciting time of your life. But making the switch from teen to adult overnight can seem like an impossible task. So here are the 20 brutal truths all 20-somethings need to learn and accept.

learn new things

4 Ways Smart People Learn New Things

By | Posted Aug 8, 2016

Whether you’re hoping to increase engagement and productivity in your employees, or advance in your own career, “Always Be Learning” should be your mantra.

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