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What Are You Doing With Your Life? (And Other Dreaded Questions)

Anthony Hughes | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Anthony Hughes

The stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year's is always a time for reflection on that state of one's career. Sometimes this phenomenon is self-induced and other times it's forced upon us by an inquisitive friend or relative who we rarely see for the balance of the year.

Common Mistakes Men Make When Managing Women

Quora | Posted 11.27.2015 | Business

A good manager should assess each person on the team as an individual and not bucket them into a group. A good manager works with each member of their team to identify their strengths and weaknesses and helps them succeed.

It's Better to Be Respected Than Liked at Work

Shivani Bhagi | Posted 11.26.2015 | Business
Shivani Bhagi

Effective leaders have the ability to make decisions that are right for the business, and for themselves, without worrying about what people may think of them.

3 Reasons You Will Get a Raise in 2016

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Before a raise comes, you are typically doing a bigger job than you are getting paid for. Take a hard look at yourself and your work ethic. If you want a raise you should always do these things.

The Truth About Working In Retail

Quora | Posted 11.29.2015 | Business

I worked in-store retail for many years, taking orders and stocking shelves, at everything from small local businesses to national chains and franchises like McDonald's and Radioshack. I later spent years on the corporate side of retail, at Amazon and Sears. Views in this answer are my own, obviously.

7 Essential Ingredients to Writing a Successful Holiday Movie

ScreenCraft | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment

Audiences, each and every year, and even for those that don't celebrate the Christmas holiday, sit down with their friends and family to watch movies they've seen over and over and over again. So what is it about these movies that make people come back for more?

Act As If You're Successful and You Will Be!

Cailen Ascher | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Cailen Ascher

As women entrepreneurs, we sometimes can get stuck in this place of thinking that we need to have certain level of success in order to have "permission" to do things like email an influencer, raise our prices, take a vacation or invest in ourselves or our business.

Jez Day: Don't Drop Your Prices, Quality Always Wins

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.26.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

It's important to trust your judgement -- listen to the advices of your trusted mentors, but you need to trust yourself when you think that you are right and they might be wrong as it's only your own experience that you could truly count on.

The #1 Technique to Open Any Door (to Reach Bestselling Authors, Speakers & Industry Leaders)

Cailen Ascher | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Cailen Ascher

Opportunities beget opportunities. You're featured on this blog and now they want you on that one. You're interviewed on this podcast and suddenly 3 more popular shows want to talk with you. You befriend a top name in your field and now other industry leaders return your emails and phone calls.

5 Ways to Reinvent Your Business Without Feeling Like a Failure

Cailen Ascher | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Cailen Ascher

I'm a serial entrepreneur. Well, actually a recovered serial entrepreneur. For 7 years I searched for my thing. My purpose-full business idea that ...

9 Tactics To Land You The Job

Adele Scheele | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Adele Scheele

1. Research them. Look them up and see who they are and what they need. 2. Remember that you are there to contribute to them, not the other way round...

Networking Must-Do's: Before, During and After the Meeting

Amy Francetic | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Amy Francetic

Networking is probably the single best way to push your career forward, but a lot of young people seem to stumble in this process. It's a skill rarely taught in school and there aren't many ways to figure it out except by jumping in, making a few mistakes, and then learning from them.

Wedding Planning at Work

Nicole Williams | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Nicole Williams

If you're spending more than five hours a day at The Knot (and you're not an official, certified, full-fledged wedding planner), either you've already got a problem or you're going to have a serious one as soon as your boss finds out.

How to Respond When a Co-Worker Steals Your Idea

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I was humbled by the great response to last week's post, "How to Steal Your Co-Workers' Ideas." Close to 10,000 readers took time to read it on LinkedIn, and nearly 60 shared their thoughts.

7 Steps to Know If You're in the Right Job

Zoë B | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Zoë B

If you have (like most people), you may have found yourself evaluating the pros and cons of what you do for work. While this is a useful process, it can be easy to get it wrong. Today I'm going to share with you the exact process I use to coach clients to identify if they are in the right job or not.

The Secrets to Writing Successful Movies for the Whole Family

ScreenCraft | Posted 11.21.2015 | Entertainment

Four-Quadrant scripts and movies are Hollywood's bread and butter. These are the projects that have the most outreach in regards to which audiences embrace them most.

Stop Worrying About Your Lack of Emotional Intelligence

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

"It's not a black and white world," my boss told me. "There's a lot of gray, and you need to focus on it first if you want to get promoted here."

Be a Hero and Give a Gift That Matters This Year

Kristi Russo | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business
Kristi Russo

We live in a world where very little emphasis is put on preparing people to create this document, which turns out to be their biggest personal marketing tool. If done right, it is your golden ticket. If not, it is a one-way stop to the trashcan.

4 Career Mistakes You Should Make by 30 (Hint: You'll Learn Something)

LearnVest | Posted 11.13.2015 | Women

Making some missteps and mistakes early on in your career is actually a critical part of growing -- both professionally and personally. That's why we rounded up career pros to offer their insights on the workplace faux pas that have the potential to actually make you a better employee.

The Only Answer to 'Where Will You Be in 5 Years?'

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.13.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

We spend more time at work than anywhere else during our adult lives. So, it is important to be fulfilled by what you work on. That sounds preachy, right? But I know it's not easy to get there.

Unexpected Reasons For Getting Fired

Quora | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business

Truly unexpected terminations aren't common in my experience. Good employees are hard to find, and employers find themselves in a lose/lose situation when they ambush employees with a pink slip.

4 Ways to Create Your Own Luck Today

Jae Yi | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Jae Yi

The more I study successful people the more I realize that they created their own luck every step of the way. Here are the four patterns I've recognized in how they do it.

How Women Can Approach Their End-of-Year Review With Confidence

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 11.12.2015 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

As December approaches, thoughts turn to the office party, Secret Santa, treats in the company kitchen and, most of all, preparing for an extended break. However, for many professionals the thought of rehashing the past year at their end-of-the year review can be troubling and anxiety producing.

Screenwriting Wisdom From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

ScreenCraft | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ...

The Left Turn

Jodi Weiss | Posted 11.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jodi Weiss

If you haven't yet, it is likely that you will reach a point in your personal and/or professional life, and think now what? Which direction do I go? S...