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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

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SOURCE: UNDERCOVER RECRUITER It is every employer’s dream to have a team that is self-driven, sets new goals and comes up with new ways to explore their challenges. They are the creative type, who value self-expression and consider fulfillment of their passion as a reward on its own. If you are one, you know what… read more

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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

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  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

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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

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By Jane Burnett, LADDERS Writing a resume is, let’s face it, not always seen as fun: hours mulling every year of your career, searching for the right words, worrying about whether your accomplishments look impressive enough. Then you have to find the time to noodle around with it, between work, family and other commitments. Even… read more

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by Cheryl Snapp Conner Cut your losses immediately if the answer to any of these questions is yes. CREDIT: Getty Images They say experience is the best teacher. They’re right. As recently as two years ago, company ownership felt like single-handedly carrying the weight of the world. My assumptions about growing team members (they’re smart —… read more

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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