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  • Success Will Come and Go, But Integrity Is Forever May 22, 2017 - by: Amy Rees Anderson-FORBES If I could teach only one value to live by, it would be this: Success will come and go, but integrity is forever. Integrity means doing the right thing at all times and in all circumstances, whether or not anyone is watching. It takes having the courage to do the right... read more
  • 10 Toxic People You Should Avoid Like The Plague-Quit trying to beat them at their own game. May 19, 2017 - by:Dr. Travis Bradberry-HuffPost Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. As important as it is to learn how to deal with different kinds of people, truly toxic people will... read more
  • Tips For How To Handle An Irrational Boss May 19, 2017 - by: Kendall Wood-IGLOO It can be difficult to figure out how to deal with a boss who has a tendency to be irrational. You might characterize them as volatile, highly demanding, and generally hard to please. Perhaps they tend to be quite overreactive and worrisome on a daily basis, and consistently send you and your... read more
  • 3 Practices To Become A Great Listener May 17, 2017 - by: Christine Comaford-FORBES Are any of these phrases familiar to you? • “You just don’t understand.” • “How many times do I have to repeat myself?” • “I can’t tell if you’re distracted, or you just don’t care.” Whether you’re hearing these phrases or saying them, they’re all signs of ineffective listening. And ineffective listening... read more
  • Doubting Yourself Again? Nine Ways Women Can Grow The Confidence To Take Their Seat At The Table May 17, 2017 - by: Margie Warrell-FORBES I must tell you — I love being a woman! And I have long felt very fortunate to have been born in a time when women have so many opportunities and choices that even my own mother never had. Yet of all the barriers women still face, one of the biggest is... read more
  • 5 Lines Everyone Wishes Their Co-Workers Would Say To Them May 17, 2017 - The Muse, Forbes How many times have you thought how great it would be if your co-worker congratulated you on your latest project, or said “Happy Birthday,” or asked how you were feeling when you were having a terrible day? And how often has that thought actually turned into an action? It’s nice to be... read more
  • Three Magical Words That Will Change The Trajectory Of Your Career May 17, 2017 - by: Bruce Kasanoff -FORBES One of the smartest things anyone ever said to me was, “Act as if… you already have what you want.” These three words are like magic, so much so that it’s difficult for me to explain why they can have such a profound impact on your career. If you act as... read more
  • Ask a Career Coach: I Want a Promotion, But I Don’t Know How to Get Noticed at My Large Company May 15, 2017 - by ANNA RUNYAN- The Muse Hi Anna, I’ve been working at my organization for nine months now, and it’s my first job post-grad. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity, but while I’ve learned a lot, I’m getting antsy—I feel ready to take my skills to the next level. I work for a large company,... read more
  • 11 Neuroscience Hacks To Wire Your Brain For Success May 15, 2017 - by: Deep Patel – FORBES Is there really a recipe for success? According to science, there is — or at any rate, there’s a general roadmap that’s proven to have a positive impact. In fact, according to neuroscientist Michael Merzenich, 30 hours of training based on specific neuroscience techniques can improve memory and cognition, speech... read more
  • ‘I Hate Change’ And 4 More Mindsets That Can Get You Fired May 15, 2017 - by: David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom-FORBES Google is currently testing driverless cars in Arizona. The two of us had lunch one afternoon in Scottsdale and watched the noticeable cars (with their rooftop honing devices) pass by our restaurant. As the car passed we heard a gentleman at a nearby table say, “Not a chance I’d... read more
  • Finding A Mentor Might Be Easier Than You’re Making It May 9, 2017 - by: Steve Cadigan , CONTRIBUTOR – Forbes No matter your level of seniority in your company or field, you’re inevitably going to encounter a challenging situation you’re unsure how to handle. This can be anything from a new job offer, to a company merger, to managing a tough employee. Instead of viewing these as stumbling... read more
  • 6 Ways To Overcome Career Anxiety May 9, 2017 - by: Ashley Stahl – Forbes When my client, Lillian, sat down with me for our first meeting, I could feel the tension emanating from her before she even began to talk. She was a ball of nerves, so tightly wound that she was ready to burst—and burst she did. She sobbed about how miserable she... read more
  • How to Make the Most of Networking May 4, 2017 - by: Peggy I. McKee-LinkedIn For most of us, networking isn’t our favorite thing. It’s more of a “must do” than a “want to.” Networking is boring and can be absolutely terrifying. Meeting strangers at stuffy events where you wish a cocktail or three could be downed isn’t exactly fun. The problem is networking is an... read more
  • How to blow your boss’s mind May 4, 2017 - By Travis Bradberry – Ladders 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
  • Resilience: Option A For When Life Inevitably Throws Option B at You. May 4, 2017 - by:Arianna Huffington-LinkedIn We are, as we often hear, living in an age of transition. All over the world, there are massive changes that are shaking up millions of lives and virtually every industry. And not surprisingly, these changes are causing no shortage of pain and anxiety. But the answers we see being offered in our... read more
  • 7 Ways To Finally Get Your Team On The Same Page May 4, 2017 - BY IGAL HAUER-Fast Company You know the drill. You call a team meeting to discuss a project–say, a new product launch. You discuss the steps you need to take, from defining messaging and target audiences to writing the collateral, preparing a demo video, contacting the media, executing your email and social campaigns, assigning target dates... read more
  • What to Do If Your Boss Micromanages You April 26, 2017 - source: Sarah McCord, the Muse Since you have to go to work every day, you want to feel that showing up actually matters. That’s why it’s so important to have ownership over your projects. Once a task is assigned to you, you’d like to be empowered to take the lead. It affirms that your manager... read more
  • 6 Things You Never Knew About Mentoring April 24, 2017 - Source: This is a guest post by Lucy Lloyd – Cofounder and COO at Mentorloop. Her opinions are her own. Mentoring is experiencing a revitalization. In fact, some might even say that it is pretty hot right now, with most employers and employees looking to engage in some form of mentoring. Although mentoring is universally recognized and... read more
  • Focus on these 4 mindsets to rise to the top April 24, 2017 - Source: Ajit Nawalkha is the co-founder of Mindvalley, an angel investor, and the face of Zentrepreneur and Evercoach.    Success is a mind game. If you don’t believe this, take a look around. There are plenty of people who have extraordinary talent, passion, and skills but aren’t succeeding in business or winning the game of life. Do... read more
  • 10 ways smart people stay calm April 20, 2017 - By Travis Bradberry / LADDERS The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and... read more
  • 11 Life Lessons Every Professional Should Know (Before It’s Too Late) April 14, 2017 - by RAVI RAMAN, EXECUTIVE COACH – 80,000 hours. That’s how long you can expect to work over the course of your lifetime. I’m personally well on my way, approaching the 35,000-hour mark by now. I’ve had a long and winding career path. First, in the accounting department of an airline. Then, at an investment bank.... read more
  • How To Know When People Are Lying April 5, 2017 -   by Peter Collins Body language can be described as the unspoken or non-verbal complementary kind of communication we engage in. It is those gestures that can send out alarm bells to those that have been trained to understand the subtleties of our interaction with another person or with groups of people. People from walks... read more
  • 10 mistakes smart people never make twice April 5, 2017 - By Travis Bradberry Everybody makes mistakes — that’s a given — but we don’t always learn from them. Sometimes we make the same mistakes over and over again, fail to make any real progress, and can’t figure out why. “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” — Bruce Lee When we make mistakes,... read more
  • Your boss really doesn’t know he’s terrible April 5, 2017 - by Jane Burnett, LADDERS When you enter the meeting, your palms are sweaty. Your nerves have really got the best of you this time— what if you give your presentation, and as soon as he hears about your vision for this project, everything goes up in flames as he rips your confidence into shreds? You... read more
  • 7 questions that successful people ask when they’re networking March 31, 2017 - By Lily Herman To many, networking events sound as appealing as getting teeth pulled, but that doesn’t mean they have to be so dreadful. Instead, great networking is all about having questions ready that start actual conversations, not mundane small talk. After asking dozens of professionals their go-to networking questions, I found two important patterns.... read more
  • The One Word That’ll Make Asking for Honest Feedback Less Scary March 31, 2017 - by Alsye Kalish / The Muse When we’re asking for feedback on our work, it’s not always an “I feel awesome” moment. Yes, sometimes our questions lead to a round of applause and a “Fantastic job!” But more often, they lead to our boss rattling off critiques, or co-workers stating, “It’s OK, but maybe you should... read more
  • An Easy Way to Make a Sucky Day a Little Bit Less Sucky March 31, 2017 - by Kat Boogaard / The Muse I sat staring at my computer, feeling totally defeated and discouraged. Despite my best efforts to reassure myself that business isn’t personal, I could feel my chest getting tight and my eyes welling up with tears. What happened? Well, my whole day seemed to be turning into a relentless... read more
  • 7 Perfect Replies to (Politely) Shut Down Negative People March 31, 2017 - by Aja Frost / The Muse Up until very recently, I’ve had two techniques for dealing with negative co-workers and colleagues. Full disclosure: Neither of them ever worked. First, I tried avoiding negative people. I was never rude, but if someone was always venting, I wouldn’t engage in conversations with him or her. This strategy... read more
  • A Realistic Solution if You Just Realized There’s No Way You’ll Get Everything Done March 31, 2017 - by Kat Boogaard / The Muse You look down at your seemingly endless to-do list and and feel like you’re either going to throw up or burst into tears—maybe both. Yes, you’re all for prioritization tricks, productivity hacks, and magic formulas that promise to make you more efficient and help you strategically tackle those tasks.... read more
  • 5 Lines Everyone Wishes Their Co-workers Would Say to Them March 31, 2017 - by Alyse Kalish / The Muse How many times have you thought how great it would be if your co-worker congratulated you on your latest project, or said “Happy Birthday,” or asked how you were feeling when you were having a terrible day? And how often has that thought actually turned into an action? It’s... read more
  • How Do I Brag About My Work Without Being Obnoxious? March 27, 2017 - PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT Hi Kyle, I am working my butt off, but my boss doesn’t seem to have the slightest clue about what I’m actually achieving. My role involves a lot of different tasks and projects, and I am largely supposed to manage my own time and priorities. I’ve always seen it as a sign... read more
  • Mindfulness Works but Only If You Work at It March 27, 2017 - by:Megan Reitz & Michael Chaskalson The latest trend in leadership development is mindfulness training. There is a burgeoning array of apps, self-help books, and corporate interventions designed to help leaders become more mindful and thus more resilient, focused, and aware — qualities that many executives believe can make them more effective in their roles. Mindfulness — a way... read more
  • 4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments March 27, 2017 - by:Joseph Grenny Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.... read more
  • Emotional Intelligence: An Introduction March 27, 2017 - by: Mike Shelah Have you ever noticed, when you buy a new car, you begin to see that car everywhere?! It’s like, the moment you bought that car, everyone else did too. If we reflect on this feeling, we quickly realize, that is not the case. We have simply become more aware, as a result... read more
  • Improving your writing skills for e-mails & proposals March 14, 2017 - By Stacey Lastoe Have you ever stopped to think about how important writing is to your daily work? With the exception of a few fields, most of us are responsible for communicating via email. What’s more: We may be asked to write proposals, add pages to a handbook, or create a text-heavy deck for presenting... read more
  • The 4 Forces that Will Reshape Nursing March 14, 2017 - by Laurie Larson Peter Buerhaus, R.N.,  a health care economist and a professor of nursing at Montana State University, maintains a multifaceted research program analyzing nursing workforce economics, forecasting nurse and physician supply, and determining public and provider opinion on care delivery issues, among other areas of study. He does so in his role as... read more
  • Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You’re Trying To Become Successful March 14, 2017 - by Lisa Quast You attended the party of a long-time friend and ran into a lot of people from high school that you hadn’t seen in years. During chit-chat over appetizers and drinks, you could feel the friendly competition heating up. While comparing career accomplishments, you were shocked to learn that the kid from school... read more
  • Food As Fuel: How Leaders Power Their Days March 14, 2017 - by Alan Kohll Leaders have learned that what they eat impacts their performance. We all know how great a healthy diet is for your body, but did you know that some foods can boost your productivity by nourishing your brain? Certain nutrients feed your mind and create long-lasting energy to help you stay focused and... read more
  • 6 Outdated Mindsets That Undermine Your Success March 14, 2017 - by William Arruda Photo credit: Shutterstock Some vestiges of the past have no place in today’s employment landscape. Yet I talk to many people in companies all over the world and am surprised to see that many employees – even millennials – hold on to antiquated mindsets that were made irrelevant to the workplace decades ago.... read more
  • Three Leadership Lessons from La La Land’s Jordan Horowitz March 8, 2017 - by Scott Eblin No doubt, you’ve heard all about it by now. It’s the end of the Academy Awards ceremony and Hollywood icons Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway have just announced that Best Picture goes to the popular musical La La Land. The producers and cast joyfully come on stage to accept their Oscars and make... read more
  • 12 Habits of Genuine People March 6, 2017 - Dr. Travis Bradberry There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs. People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than people... read more
  • Great Management Boils Down to One Major Thing March 1, 2017 - by Glenn Llopis Management is about execution, coordination and implementation of results.  Effective managers earn trust quickly, are strong team players and prepare employees for success.  Management requires one to continuously be mindful of the details and attentive to follow-up. Management requires the constant due diligence that is embedded within each task at hand and delivering... read more
  • 5 Reasons Leaders Become Followers March 1, 2017 - by Glenn Llopis It’s hard to distinguish the leaders from the followers these days.  So many leaders are playing it safe, holding themselves, their teams and their organizations back because they choose to follow instead of lead.   Leadership is about taking risks, seeing opportunities others don’t see, unleashing your passion, being entrepreneurial, working with a... read more
  • 8 Critical Career Stages Great Leaders Understand About Employees February 28, 2017 - by David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom  Shutterstock “I think I need a new job,” a close friend who leads a regional office for a large global organization told us. “I used to love working for my company, but either I’ve changed or the company has changed. I just don’t feel appreciated like I used to.” As... read more
  • Organizational Distrust Is Rampant: Why Leaders Should Be Worried February 28, 2017 - by Christine Comaford Shutterstock Distrust is rampant. It’s worldwide. It’s pervasive across all types of organizations in the business world. Even though the trust of CEOs is at an all-time low, we can help heal the distrust that may exist in your organization and boost your trust-factor among your tribe. Are you ready? You Can’t Buy... read more
  • 25 Ways To Cut Employee Stress And Boost Productivity February 28, 2017 - by Alan Kohll Shutterstock Employee stress is a problem. For every employee. At every company. Stress naturally occurs in the workplace. When left unchecked, it can wreak havoc on employee health and productivity. In fact, stress has been associated with physical problems like a weakened immune system, stomach aches, high blood pressure, hair loss and headaches.... read more
  • 7 Traits Of Inspiring Leadership That Uplifts Rather Than Destroys February 28, 2017 - by Kathy Caprino Photo: iStock In the leadership development work I do with mid- to high-level professionals, we begin by focusing on how to help each individual lead his or her own personal life in more positive and enlivening ways. You can’t lead anything well (including others, projects, growth, or organizational behavior) if you’re not... read more
  • Five Slack Hacks That Can Keep You Productive No Matter What February 23, 2017 - MATTHEW GUAY 02.22.17 Slack is designed to replace your inbox and be the one place where all your communications would happen, keeping you and your team productive and informed at the same time. But like all communication tools, it can also be a distraction. Try to combine every message from everyone on your team—along with... read more
  • Trade In Perfect For Bad*ss With These 7 Tips February 22, 2017 - by Denise Restauri TWEET THIS Until we change the way we see women, we’re not going to change the way we treat women. be unwavering. I call it “true north vs. magnetic north.” My true north is what I believe in, what my thoughts are, what my values are. Designer Carrie Hammer at Role Models... read more
  • To Earn More Respect At Work — Stop Doing These 10 Things by Lisa Quast February 21, 2017 - So you took my advice and have been working on becoming a more likeable employee, but still feel like you’re not earning respect at work? Maybe it’s not just about what you should start doing. It can sometimes also be about what you need to stop doing. If you want to earn more respect at... read more