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Career Advancement

What Neil Patrick Harris Can Teach About Career Reinvention

Jack Stahlmann | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
Jack Stahlmann

Even if you didn't get through med school by age 15 (in real life or on TV), you can reinvent yourself to reach new professional heights.

The Career Confidence Cliff

LearnVest | Posted 01.12.2015 | Women

Picture two co-workers: While one is slightly timid about voicing opinions in meetings and spearheading projects, the other is clearly more ambitious, openly striving for a seat in the corner office someday. Who's the man, and who's the woman?

Breaking the Debt Cycle: How Peer-to-Peer Lending Is Changing the Student Loan Rules

Evan Bailyn | Posted 12.21.2014 | College
Evan Bailyn

Peer-to-peer lending is one of the hottest trends in this new world of loans, and can change the way we look at debt -- particularly the crushing burdens of student loans and the growing expectations of post-graduate degrees.

How You Handle Sick Days Tells Your Boss A Lot

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

Martyrdom is good for those with saintly aspirations but if you've chosen a career in business, I'm guessing that's already a pretty unlikely goal. If you're not in a condition to come to work, please stay home.

The Doors We Open (and Close) for Ourselves

Hans Hickler | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

In the 25+ years of sitting down with my people and doing performance reviews I have had many a case where my employees express a readiness for care...

What to Do When You Have No Idea What You Want to Do With Your Life

Michael Price | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Michael Price

Today, there is more opportunity than you can imagine and there's no excuse to waste your time doing something you have no interest doing. If you're stuck and in a rut, look no further than towards your aptitude.

5 Ways to Measure the Impact of Your Personal Influence

Dianna Booher | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

Do you know how much your personal influence is worth? How much does your organization value your contributions? Can you communicate that value to y...

5 Tips for Women Who Want to Advance in Their Careers

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 05.19.2014 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

This advice will help women overcome the myriad invisible barriers that exist within the corporate world and political system.

Learn to Recognize and Savor All Forms of Career Success

Monique Valcour | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Monique Valcour

You need to develop the awareness and adaptability to notice, appreciate, and exploit opportunities to enjoy career success in all its different forms, even if the most explicit forms of recognition aren't currently available.

Harness the Ben Franklin Effect, Boost Your Career

Steve Dalton | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Steve Dalton

You may know a lot about Benjamin Franklin -- for example, that he invented bifocals, graces the $100 bill, and was born on January 17 -- but you've likely never heard of the Ben Franklin Effect. It's a concept which, when properly applied, can strengthen your sales performance and even your job search.

Why Things Are Never Good Enough for You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Life is really just a whole bunch of "right now" moments strung together. If this moment is not what we want, and we constantly find ourselves waiting for a better future -- minutes or years from now -- then we're really just accepting our own unhappiness all the time.

Adam Grant: Who's Smarter, the Selfish or the Generous?

Adam Grant | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

Intelligence and concern for others often go hand in hand. This doesn't mean it's wise to give away the farm. The key is to use our brainpower to make sure that our contributions to others don't come at the expense of our own interests.

If You're Not Bragging, You Should Be

Helene Lerner | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Helene Lerner

Part of advancing is being able to let people know you are ready to move forward -- and how are they to know unless you tell them? There is an art to speaking up and talking about what you are proud of -- what you have accomplished alone or as a part of a team.

Promoting Minority Advancement: Influencing Decision Makers and Company Leadership

Manny Espinoza | Posted 05.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Manny Espinoza

On first glance, it can appear that these companies would not need to invest or develop diversity programs, policies or practices. But, the reality is that diversity and inclusion are not limited to companies looking to recruit, hire and retain minority employees.

Promoting Minority Advancement: The Top-Down Approach and Leadership Training for Inclusivity

Manny Espinoza | Posted 04.29.2013 | Latino Voices
Manny Espinoza

In order to have a top down approach where a company's executive leadership is committed to and supports diversity and inclusion, leaders must think inclusively.

Promoting Minority Advancement: Creating Effective Workplace Environments

Manny Espinoza | Posted 04.22.2013 | Latino Voices
Manny Espinoza

With the growing minority demographics inside the U.S. and the influence of global markets in all sectors, diversity and inclusion, when practiced correctly, is a business imperative.

Mentoring Is Good, Sponsorship Is Better

Manny Espinoza | Posted 03.31.2013 | Latino Voices
Manny Espinoza

If you already sponsor someone, assess how effective a sponsor you are. How many lives have you impacted? How many people have you promoted? Are you creating opportunities for those you sponsor to advance and grow in their careers?

Can Flirting Help You Get Ahead at Work?

Karin Kamp | Posted 12.12.2012 | Women
Karin Kamp

It seems sexist and contrary to what many would like to believe, but women in business can get what they want with a bit of flirting, according to a new study.

Don't Rely on Your Boss to Advance Your Career

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 12.09.2012 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Don't rely on your boss to grow your career. You alone have accountability for where you want to go.

Resilience: 7 Simple Strategies For Busy, Stressful Lives

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Resilience is a popular buzzword, but what really is resilience? Most people are able to define it as the ability to bounce back from adversity, but few realize that resilience is made up of a number of different skills and abilities.

Ten Career Worthy Olympic Lessons

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 10.06.2012 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

The extreme level of focus, commitment, determination, and relentless work ethic is something others can relate to in their non-Olympic careers.

What's Really Standing In The Way Of Women's Career Advancement

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 05.17.2012 | Women

Even as this year’s Fortune 500 list included a record number of female CEOs, and urban, single women in their 20s are out-earning their male peers,...

Creating the Change You Want in Your Career

Women & Co | Posted 07.15.2012 | Women
Women & Co

This is not a race, it is your life and career, and you want to enjoy the journey as well as the destination.

Don't Be Scared to Specialize

Daniel Gulati | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Daniel Gulati

Beyond the daily adrenaline rush, there is an emerging belief that accumulating breadth of experience is essential to being a CEO of tomorrow.

What To Do When Someone Else Takes Credit For Your Work

Posted 04.29.2012 | Women

Jennifer Winter | The Daily Muse Managers love to extol the virtues of a team mentality. I can't count how many schlocky motivational posters I've ...