What to do when you don’t appreciate your colleague

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By Paul White – Ladders although you may have a colleague that rubs you the wrong way, resist putting them in the “Don’t Appreciate Them” basket Let’s be honest, some people are more difficult to work with than others. There are weird people; angry, irritable colleagues; people with a lousy work ethic, and people we… read more

Here’s Who You Can Turn to When You Can’t Count on HR (or Your Boss)

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By Dana Hundley – theMuse You and your co-worker had a spat. Your boss keeps throwing you under the bus. You’re looking to make an internal transfer or want to ask for a raise, but you have no idea how to approach the subject. When your company doesn’t have a dedicated or reliable HR team… read more

The #1 reason people don’t succeed

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By Benjamin P Hardy – Ladders Most people, if they are honest with themselves, want “success” because of some form of status it will give them. “When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.” — Marilyn Strathern There is a law in statistics known as Goodhart’s law, named after the… read more

The 3-step method to stop making careless mistakes at work

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Career Contessa Editors – Ladders Mistakes. We’ve written about them over and over again here at CC. We’ve made them over and over again, too. We think about them, talk about them, obsess about them. They’re what make us human and help us grow, but they can also be devastatingly embarrassing, shameful, and costly to… read more

Wages and salaries jump by 3.1%, highest level in a decade

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By Jeff Cox – CNBC Wages and salaries rose 3.1 percent in the third quarter, the biggest increase in a decade, according to the Labor Department. Overall compensation costs were up 2.8 percent, ahead of Wall Street expectations. Wages have been the missing piece in the economic recovery, though the Fed has been raising rates… read more

3 simple habits to change your personality for good

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By Michal Stawicki – Ladders Thus, to transform your personality, you need keystone habits – the habits that beget the creation of more good habits without much effort. Your personality is the conglomerate of your habits because your habits shape you into who you are. Thus, to transform your personality, you need keystone habits –… read more

What I saw in a coffee shop that broke my heart

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By John P. Weiss – Ladders I’ve been thinking about that Eleanor Roosevelt quote lately. Especially the part about, “To handle others, use your heart.” It happened just the other day. I was in a local coffee shop, enjoying a decaf mocha and doodling in my sketchbook. There were two women seated across from me…. read more

How to know if you have executive presence

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By Mary Lee Gannon – theLadders When you walk into a room you know who has executive presence and who does not. When you are in that high-stakes meeting, sales presentation, interaction, or conflict your executive presence is both emotional and physiological. Your thoughts are racing and your heart rate is escalating. People watch you…. read more

4 Polite Ways to Tell Someone You’ve Actually Met Before

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By Kat Boogaard – theMuse In my previous job, I used to see the same person over and over again at every single industry conference I attended. Let’s call him Forgetful Frank (you’ll soon realize why). We originally met at a trade show and engaged in what I considered to be a relatively lively discussion… read more