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How Smart Managers Throw Employees Under the Bus

Brian de Haaff | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Your employee just made another terrible mistake. And you are going to suffer because of it. You both look bad now, and you are tired of being frowned upon for his incompetence.

What to Do if You Hate Your Job

Wendy Keller | Posted 04.23.2015 | Women
Wendy Keller

Have you considered what price you'll pay physically, mentally, even financially, if you don't take action to improve your work life? Real results require real actions -- yours.

5 Questions to Help You Discover Your Purpose

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 04.23.2015 | Women
Melissa J. Nixon

Before you heart constricts at the thought of figuring out what it is you want to do for the rest of your "life," let's first start by focusing on this moment, right here and right now!

How to Change Your Manager's Mind

Chris Deaver | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Chris Deaver

There are always situations where you can influence a manager. Launching a new project. Brainstorming a product or service. Taking the business to the next level. But many people fail to see their power in these situations.

Giving Up Is Not Always Surrendering, It's Re-prioritizing and Being True

Wassim Israwi | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Wassim Israwi

To me it is clear: We do not control our destiny nor do we create our paths. Clear and simple.

The One Secret of Highly Successful Leaders

Brian de Haaff | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Successful leaders don't hide their goals and their motives. They broadcast them. Transparency is the currency that is used to acquire trust. It's an investment that also requires you to be open to the possibility that you might be wrong.

7 Excuses That Will Hold You Back From Success

Bernard Marr | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Bernard Marr

I've written several times in the past about the qualities and elements that successful people share, but I think perhaps the most important is their ability to get past excuses.

Do You Need a Career Sandbox?

Amanda Yuill | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Amanda Yuill

Something I see over and over again in people who want to make a major career change is a fear of "losing it all". They get 5, 10, 20 years into a career path, find themselves desperately wanting to try something new, but assume that if their new venture doesn't succeed they will lose everything.

Learning Resilience From Hillary Clinton

Dr. Deana Murphy | Posted 04.17.2015 | Women
Dr. Deana Murphy

She is a leader who won't back down. At the pinnacle of her global recognition, now Hillary is seeking to make history with seeking again the highest job in the land. She is a resilient female leader.

Taming the Beast: How I Stopped the Blame Game From Controlling My Life

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

I escaped the cage and found freedom from the wood pellets and stale feeder food. Maybe certain people tried to look for me; maybe they didn't. I didn't care. I was a hamster with a plan. I came to a fork, took the road less traveled and began running like my life depended on it (and hey, maybe it did).

Inspiring Others While Re-inspiring Yourself

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Charles J. Alaimo

Each March, I receive an invitation from my former high school to present at Career Day. While there are always things to do at work and sometimes fitting this into my schedule can be a challenge, I look forward to the opportunity.

Reddit's No Negotiation Success Relies on Offer Process

Katie Donovan | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Katie Donovan

Ellen Pao, interim CEO of Reddit who recently lost a discrimination claim against her former employer, has a novel way to address this issue. Ms. Pao has put an end to negotiating one's pay at Reddit.

The Hidden Benefits of Rejection

Isa Adney | Posted 04.10.2015 | College
Isa Adney

In the deepest darkest moments of grief over your rejection, remind yourself that you are not alone, that this is normal and that this experience doesn't have to be a waste.

5 Tips for Imperfect Success

Rebekah Bastian | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebekah Bastian

While I feel a bit self-conscious claiming to have my act together enough to give advice to others, I have come up with a list of guiding principles. Some cliché, but I think all true.

When Your Career Becomes a Job

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 04.07.2015 | Women
Laura Berman Fortgang

A certain amount of accountability proves to help performance, while being micromanaged or needing approval for every move grossly reduces one's creativity and life force. Like being chained to the floor, a lack of autonomy will quickly frustrate you.

How to Cope With a Bad Job (Without Losing Your Mind)

Dr. Kerry L. Schofield | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Kerry L. Schofield

Surely if you hate your job it's no big deal; don't most people collect their paycheck while dreaming of retirement? After all, your Aunt Mildred never fails to remind you that, "They call it work for a reason" -- so aren't we supposed to be miserable at work? Well...no, unless you're a masochist, obviously.

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Posted 04.02.2015 | MarloThomas

I'm so happy with our Mondays With Marlo series, where we can talk with each other and with my expert guests. And what a lineup of guests we’ve...

Amanda Augustine Joins Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 03.30.2015 | MarloThomas

Job search expert Amanda Augustine joined us for a special episode of Mondays with Marlo about all things employment! So many wonderful questions came...

Follow Your Heart, Keep Your Day Job

Paula Vital | Posted 03.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paula Vital

Today, a dream is coming true for me. The funny thing is, I never really saw it coming. I kept taking a small, sometimes tiny tiny step, towards my tr...

5 Surefire Ways To Make A Powerful First Impression

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 03.28.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Experts disagree as to the amount of time it takes for people to form an initial impression, but this earliest encounter tends to linger. In fact, some communication specialists claim that it can take as many as 12 follow-up meetings to counteract a poor first impression.

Forget Your Rescue Fanstasy

Nicole Williams | Posted 03.26.2015 | Women
Nicole Williams

When you're pushing your limits -- with money, work and goals -- some of these scenarios start looking pretty attractive. It just takes one brutal day to re-ignite your daydreams about that freaky guy from Chem class who was destined to be a billionaire.

Let's Get Real: 5 Traits of Authentic People

Irene Ross | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

Being real or authentic is also a much sought-after managerial trait but, used unwisely, it can hurt your growth. In fact, the Harvard Business Review cites an example of a manager who derailed her career because she confused being authentic for lack of confidence.

7 Tips For A Happier Work Life

Nancy Roman | Posted 03.22.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

No one likes his job every single minute. You are always going to have good days and bad days. Don't complain constantly - especially at work, but also in restaurants, on Facebook, at the gym... you could be overheard. And when someone asks you about your job: If overall you like it well enough, you say, "It's pretty good." And if it is terrible, say, "I'm learning a lot."

How I Used Instagram to Land My Dream Internship

FindSpark | Posted 03.21.2015 | College
FindSpark

Everybody uses social media in some capacity. Just look around you; whether it's your parents trying to maneuver their way through Facebook, your favorite clothing brand on Instagram, or your friends on Twitter, we are all connected online in some way.

12 Most Indisputable Signs You Need to Leave Your Job

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

Perhaps, most of us are not at liberty to immediately leave a job that pays the bills. However, if a few of these signs sound familiar to you, it may be time to re-evaluate your current circumstances.