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By Abby Wolfe-theMuse At my previous job, my team delivered regular data reports to our clients. We showed them a ton of different stats about their wellness program and how their company compared to others. Executives loved it! But there was one huge problem: It took hundreds of hours to assemble these beloved reports because… read more

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By Leah Fessler – QZ.com Oh, the joys of being criticized. There’s nothing like being told you’re bad at something, especially when the dig comes from someone you respect. Some, including my former employer, harangue you into believing that every piece of feedback is a gift—no matter how badly it stings. These people are probably right…. read more

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By Mike Kaeding – LinkedIn I laughed so hard. In fact, I think this was the hardest I have laughed in a long time. Let me back up. Our company supports a non-profit organization called Stepping Stone Emergency Housing. They do incredible work helping the homeless get back on their feet and thrive in society. We are passionate… read more

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By Brigette Hyacinth – LinkedIn Employees don’t leave organizations, They leave bad bosses. The worst place an employee can be, is stuck in an organization with a micro-manager who doesn’t care about their development and there are no opportunities for growth and advancement. In my early career, I worked for a bad boss who put profit before… read more

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By LaRae Quy – theLadders A reporter once asked me whether the FBI provides textbooks for an agent to study so they can become a strong leader. The answer is no; FBI agents are expected to face their challenges head-on — no one sugarcoats the reality of their situation. My fellow agents and I learned… read more

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By Cheryl Grace – theLadders Self-Assessment Quiz ─ TRUE or FALSE: I understand that leadership begins with trust and having good character traits. Being a leader goes beyond being the first to raise my hand for something. Confidence and having a positive attitude are core values of a great leader. Okay, newbie, if you answered… read more

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By MightyRecruiter-UndercoverRecruiter “Trust, but verify” is a time-tested and effective way to do business. That holds especially true with top candidates as they reach the stage of being cleared for hire. It’s the nature of the job market for candidates to cast themselves in the best possible light to the broadest group of potential employers…. read more

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By Jennifer Parris – theLadders   The idea of having to sell yourself in an interview is something that a lot of job seekers might struggle with. You want to highlight your qualifications without coming off sounding too smug. But what can wind up happening instead is that you undersell yourself, or you come across… read more

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By Brett Whysel – Forbes “So, Brett, what does GALOP say?” During my days as a quantitative investment banker, my colleagues would often ask me to convey the results of my financial models so they would know what product or strategy to offer a particular client. Programmed in Excel, my GALOP models (which stood for “Global Asset-Liability Optimization… read more

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By Kat Boogaard-theLadders When it comes to work, the last thing you want to be is another cog in the wheel — you’d much rather stand out. You want to be the first person your boss thinks of when she needs someone to spearhead a challenging project, and for everybody in your office to think… read more