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Productivity

4 ways to help you make hard choices in both work and life

Life isn't always black or white — things happen, people change and sometimes you have to make difficult choices. Here's what to keep in mind.

leadership

Do you have what it takes to become a superboss?

Business thinker Sydney Finkelstein speaks with David Burkus about the surprising traits of a superboss — and what they have to do with Saturday Night Live.

The Whole Human

7 things I wish my current self learned when I was younger

I wish I learned these a long time ago. It would have helped me get on the path to a happier and healthier life. But, remember that it’s never too late to make a difference. So go out there and make it happen!

According to Science

Why do smart people do stupid things? The science of avoiding poor decision making

Why do smart people make stupid decisions and how can it be avoided? Learn the science of how to avoid poor decision making.

The Whole Human

This is how to make close friends: 4 surprising secrets from research

In many cases, we make mistakes that prevent us from really connecting with others and end up with lukewarm friendships but no idea how to deepen them. Time to fix that.

Leadership

How to lead with influence instead of authority

It is important to understand that leadership is not about title, level, or office. Equally important to mention is that the best of leaders are even better followers.

The Whole Human

Why ‘am I a success or a failure?’ is the wrong question to ask

It is best to travel through life with a focus on what you are learning and how to get a little wiser and better right now, rather than fretting or gloating over what you've done in the past (and seeing yourself as a winner or loser).

Leadership

Former Navy SEALs on the mistake too many people make

"If you're berating people, if you're an overbearing leader that's constantly in people's face or raising your voice and losing your temper with people, it doesn't work. It's not effective."

Levelling Up

8 signs you have reached the glass ceiling in your company

Once you agree that these scenarios have occurred it becomes apparent that they may have been identified as “not executive material” and that a strategy is needed to ascend the plateau.

The Whole Human

13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

It won’t be long until you get your stride back. But this time, you’ll be more evolved. More able. The stakes will be higher. You’ll have more help and support. Everything will mean more.

Equal Pay Day

Survey: 68% of women believe they are paid equally to men

New research from ahead of Equal Pay Day, on April 10, shows that 68% of women believe they are being paid the same amount of money as men at their company with a “similar” professional background.

Career Advice

6 critical missteps that hurt your career advancement

Let’s face it: it isn’t easy to break out and establish yourself as an up-and-coming leader inside a large corporation. In fact, some days you can feel like the best kept secret in the organization. If you are wondering how to become a leader or how to get promoted, be sure to avoid the following.

Levelling Up

Experts share 7 reasons you may have been passed up for a promotion

Job experts and experienced managers weigh in on how to raise your promotion stakes.

Words at Work

Master these 7 grammar tips if you want to sound smarter

Don't get caught up in miscommunication. Master these simple tips.

Productivity

Here’s why your gut instinct is wrong at work – and how to know when it isn’t

Research that I and others have conducted on decision-making offers some clues on when we should – and shouldn’t – listen to our guts.

How To

5 classic faux pas to avoid when asking for a promotion

Always do your research.

career change

How to (painlessly) reinvent yourself when life demands it

When you face a setback in your life, you have two choices.

career change

How to tell when a career pivot is right for you

Here are the signs to consider that a career switch is right for you, according to second-career experts.

Problem Solving

Your first thought is rarely your best thought: Lessons on thinking

People are losing the ability to think through a problem.

The Whole Human

How to achieve your goals by creating an enemy

If used correctly, scapegoating can be a powerful tool for resisting temptation and sticking to hard goals. It can also be dangerous and backfire if used incorrectly. Here's how creating an enemy can help.

career change

Overrated and underrated careers (and what you can learn from them)

No matter your current career, you can probably find ways to use your skills in different professional arenas. Even if you love what you do, it might be interesting to challenge yourself to pair your best skills with completely different careers.

Productivity

How to psych yourself up for a challenging assignment

With sky-high expectations, a tight deadline and a whole lot of moving parts, you've got yourself a pretty challenging assignment. Here's how to finally get started once you stop groaning about it.

Advice

Three steps to get up to speed on any subject quickly

You have just a few days to learn everything there is to know about a subject you know nothing about. Now what?

Productivity

This can be the most important day of your month

As the new year gets underway, many of us may be finding our ambitious resolutions hard to keep. How do we stay accountable to ourselves?

Office Life

7 fool-proof ways to stay positive in a toxic workplace

There’s a lot we need to do as a culture to improve the workplace, and while generally speaking the workplace at large is moving in a more empathetic, positive direction, toxic environments still exist. So what can you do to remain positive if you find yourself in this type of situation?