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How to focus at work when your mind is somewhere else
Ever find yourself in a situation where you get to work after a crazy morning, and just can't seem to snap out of your brain fog? Here are a few tips on how to focus when your mind is somewhere else.
How to speak up and advocate for your accomplishments at work
Being an introvert in the office can be hard. They have a lot to offer at work, but sometimes have a difficult time speaking up to show it. Here's how to advocate for your accomplishments and skills when you're not the most outgoing employee in the office.
This is how you can use anxiety to help you succeed
Good news for worrywarts everywhere. Your ability to remember events in excruciating, embarrassing detail can actually be a benefit that sets you apart from the rest. A new study found that people with manageable levels of anxiety were able to improve their ability to recall memories.
Here’s what to do, and where to start, when you have a business idea
One of the leading causes of failure for startups is that there was no actual market for their business idea.
How women can take control of their leadership presence
Women face unique challenges when it comes to being perceived as leaders. They may even add to these challenges by buying into to the “Imposter Syndrome,” or using body language that appears submissive, or waiting for others to recognize and reward their achievements.
Learn to successfully ask for and process advice
No matter how much of an expert of you are in your chosen career, sometimes you need outside perspective. Here's how to get the advice you want and need.
What to say to coworkers when you don’t want to be around them
While you should always strive to do your best at work and build professional relationships with your coworkers, that doesn't mean you should give every minute of your workday over to other people. Here's how to make it clear that you sometimes need to be alone at work.
How to turn “green with envy” into a positive thing at work
Jealousy has a funny habit of popping up at the worst times, especially at work, when it seems like your coworkers are running circles around you. But instead of stewing in your rage, you should use your envy to boost your own productivity, and not try to avoid it altogether.
How to deal with a boss who is contradictory when giving you directions
While contradicting directions might seem obvious to you, your boss might not perceive them without your help. Be honest, and cut them some slack.
Effective icebreakers for networking
One of the most effective and impactful ways to exceed in your career — regardless of industry, skill set or function — is to create lasting bonds with like-minded individuals. This makes networking one of those necessary evils that should fall high on your list of career-building priorities.
How to handle those open-ended interview questions
How to prep for, and expertly handle, long-winded, open-ended interview questions in a way that lets your true value shine through.
5 ways to get to know someone without using cookie-cutter questions
When it comes to networking events, there's a whole world of topics that you could potentially ask someone about. So why not ask about something appropriate that will let you in on who they really are? Here are a few lighthearted icebreaker questions that you can use when you want to get to know someone.
How to recover from the worst Monday (or week) ever
We all have them. Those days that are so horribly challenging that we wonder if we’ll ever fully recover. Before you give up though, consider this; some of history’s most famous winners were first losers.
How to juggle two projects at the same time
With so many meetings and a slew of other responsibilities at work, you're bound to spend a lot of time multi-tasking on two or more projects at the same time. Here are some tips to help manage it all.
Side hustle wisdom: What works and what to watch out for
Over the past few years, we’ve been hearing everyone from moonlighting CEOs to short order cooks refer to their bonus gigs as side hustles. So, what exactly are they?
Overcoming failure in the office
No one is immune to failure, but there are a few things you can do to pick up the pieces and move forward — whether you're an employee or a manager. Here are a few things to keep in mind the next time it happens to you.
4 ways to manage unseasoned employees
Employees who are just starting out in their careers and ones who are new to their field have the potential to bring a lot of fresh, positive energy to their new workplaces. Here's how to manage them.
Cal professor, ‘Great at Work’ author, says ‘do less’ to achieve more
When he first started his career, Morten Hansen was a consultant who thought working up to ninety hours a week was the secret to success.
How to work with colleagues who do the bare minimum and use them to your advantage
Trying to coexist with a colleague who is always lagging behind and barely makes an effort to catch up is a tough spot to be in. Here's how to work with someone who does the bare minimum.
These are the magic words you’ll need to apologize for a late email reply
We've all been there: You get what feels like zillions of emails a day, but you only have the time and mental capacity to respond to so many of them. Ok, maybe not even half. Here's what to do when responding to someone's email after it's been a while.
How to say no without feeling guilty: 6 secrets from experts
Being “too nice” can cause legit problems. So how do you say no without feeling guilty? Experts and research have answers.
How to lower your bills: Tips from the FBI’s top hostage negotiator
How to lower your bills by using the same persuasive techniques as an FBI hostage negotiator.
10 lessons in career longevity from Billy Joel
Billy Joel can teach you a lot about what goes into sustaining a lifelong career. Here are several career lessons we can learn from the Piano Man.
5 ways to get your office to eat healthier
You spend half your waking life at the office, so it can have a huge impact on your health. Here's how to eat healthier while you're there.
5 ways to get your office to be healthier
Some new employees expect to gain five pounds within their first few months at a new job. Here's how you can buck the trend and make a healthier office.