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The Promotion You Don’t Want To Take

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When it comes to our careers, we’re heavily socialized to be always looking up. We work in “up or out” cultures and stay vigilant against a stall in […]

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Five Good Reasons to Quit Your Job

Everyone has bad days at work. We all have cycles when our jobs are boring, frustrating, or too stressful. We can start to ponder quitting, even checking out […]

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Want more willpower? Start small and practice.

There’s no shortage of well-intended advice out there about how and what we should change. We may want to become an inspirational leader, lose weight, be a better […]

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The Multitaskers’ Guide to Being More Present

"Be more present" is common advice for leaders. But what does that mean exactly? (Image by stockimage)

Just about every self-help movement from spirituality to leadership to parenting extols the virtue of being more present. We’re told to cultivate being introspective, still, and to pay […]

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How to Find a Job That Makes You Feel Alive

How can you find a career that ignites your passion? Now that’s a million dollar (or more) question. It seems that so many of us are searching for […]

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Time Management for the Time-Challenged

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At the risk of sounding immodest, I’m going to admit that I’m good at managing my time.  Co-workers, clients and friends often comment on how much I can […]

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How To Boost Your Influence

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Influence is a hot term in companies, and with good reason. When we go into work each day, we spend most of our time influencing others. We write […]

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R.I.P Work-Life Balance

A few weeks ago, I spent lunch speaking to a group of women on the ever elusive concept of work-life balance. I’ve been to this rodeo before, and […]

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How To Negotiate for More Money

If you want more money at work, start by asking for it.

Negotiating a higher starting salary or a pay raise is rarely easy. We may want or even need more money, but I don’t know anyone who gets excited about having to […]

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How to Interview for Motivation

Managers want motivated employees, but it's hard to determine motivation from an interview. Here are some tips to help uncover it.

Everyone knows someone like my friend, Gary. Gary swears that he’s an extraordinarily good interviewer, with a strong track record of making great hires. His technique? He can […]

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