This is how you should end your four most common work conversations

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By Judith Humphrey – Fast Company We speak approximately 16,000 words a day. Ideally, we want our words and ideas to make a difference–particularly in the workplace. And for that to happen, our ideas must lead to action. We need to end our conversations with a call to action. Too often we hesitate when it… read more

How Your Schedule Could Actually Be *Hurting* Your Productivity

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By Kristin Marguerite Doidge – GirlBoss Scheduling too many tasks or appointments can lead to what researchers call “time famine”—that feeling of not having enough time to do everything you need to do. Sound familiar? Your best gal pals go out for drinks, but you stay in again to catch up on work—only to feel… read more

Career advice from three successful women leaders

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By Rachel Weingarten – theLadders Frustration over the persistent gender wage gap and how to fix it have followed women in the workforce for decades. From Sheryl Sandberg’s early days of “Lean In” to her subsequent acknowledgement that it’s not always that simple, the conversation about how to change the lack of women in the… read more

Do you come across as arrogant? 5 workplace behaviors to curb

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By Joel Garfinkle – theLadders Many of us have had to battle the specter of arrogance at one time or another. No one is perfect, and the particularly intelligent must be especially careful about slipping into egotistical behavior. If you worry about being perceived as arrogant at work, read on to check your tendencies and… read more

How to leave your comfort zone (for the better)

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By Gustavo Razzetti – theLadders Your life is waiting at the other side of your comfort zone. Inspirational quotes encourage you to do something you wouldn’t normally do — you are missing out on life, they tell you. However, crossing the line of your comfort zone is not easy — science shows that experimenting new… read more

To be a good leader, start out as a follower, study finds

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By Monica Torres – theLadders Do people who see themselves as followers ever become leaders? There is hope to those of us who toil on the floors in hopes of making it to the corner office. A new study published in the Journal of British Psychology found that good followers make good leaders in the… read more

How to blow your boss’s mind

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By Travis Bradberry – theLadders We all want to get ahead. Still, even when it seems you’re doing everything right — you’re never late to work, rarely take a sick day, and always meet deadlines —promotions can be few and far between. You’re putting the work in, so why aren’t you getting rewarded? The answer… read more

The 9 Types of People Who Ruin a Meeting

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By Steve Thompson – UndercoverRecruiter Meetings represent those snippets in our day where we have to sit and confront our deepest fear: social interaction. Steve Thompson, Managing Director of the marketing, analytics and digital recruitment agency Forward Role, highlights the importance of meetings in an organization: “Meetings can be useful, but we’ve all been in… read more

How to Work With Difficult Team Members

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By Social-Hire Every organization has had to work with a difficult team member, in some cases, it could even be multiple difficult team members. Many factors can play a role in someone being difficult to deal with. Changes in their environment, such as home & family issues can impact all aspects of their life. It… read more

10 harmless mind tricks that make people like you

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By Travis Bradberry – theLadders When you’re working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success. Mind tricks won’t make you a Jedi, but using the brain’s natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact… read more