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8 Signs You Are Going Back To College In Your Mid-20's

Erin Hinkle | Posted 05.28.2015 | College
Erin Hinkle

My safety blanket was gone, and I took on this new adventure of full time college, part time paychecks, and limited social lives.

Why Sam the "Yes Man" Never Got Paid

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I used to know a guy -- we'll call him Sam -- who always agreed with everything the CEO said or did. He loved the CEO even when she was nasty or very, very wrong. He was a Yes Man. Every organization seems to have at least one.

Why Work/Life Balance Is a Big Fat Lie

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Avis Jones-DeWeever

Life is movement. It is a constant series of evolution, growth, stretching and, at times, constriction. So instead of reaching for an ideal that is completely counter to the very essence of life itself, why not seek to value and fully integrate the various aspects of you into one seamless reality?

Jenny Che

Taylor Swift Learned To 'Work Smart' So She Didn't Burn Herself Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Jenny Che | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business

She works insanely hard, but she still makes time for friends and fun.

Spring Cleaning for Your Career (Part 3/3)

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

This is part three in a three-part series on tidying up your inner world: your beliefs, practices and personal habits. (Click here to read part one ...

Best Career Advice, I Received in my Early Years: Beyond Content

Karthik Rajan | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

My early days after graduation were a struggle of a different kind -- not subject matter expertise but having deep meaningful conversations on technical subjects. My work centered on core analytics -- statistics and related technical subjects.

Commandments of Style

Nicole Williams | Posted 05.14.2015 | Style
Nicole Williams

Sweat the small stuff. We're talking fine details. Shave or wax your legs if you'll be wearing a skirt. Take a hard look in the mirror and if your upper lip needs waxing, by all means. Even better, have a professional do the honors.

When You Feel Like A Fraud, Faker Or Impostor

Abiola Abrams | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Abiola Abrams

My coaching clients are what I call Big Vision Women. These are women who are making a tremendous impact in the world, and they seem to have everything -- except what they really want.

The 5 Steps I took to Save My Online Business

Kate Toholka | Posted 05.13.2015 | Small Business
Kate Toholka

A few months ago, I wrote about taking ownership of our results. My business wasn't going as well as I hoped and I had to do something about it. Fast. My business is now thriving financially after implementing a few subtle, but profound changes.

Is Your Outdated Career Map Leading You Astray?

Amanda Yuill | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Amanda Yuill

If you have been tending to your career lovingly for many years, you will be able to visit your career map in light of this new discovery, decide what on the map still resonates with you and what doesn't (even massive changes will carry some elements of your "old life" into the new), and chart a new course.

Facing Your Fears

Nicole Williams | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicole Williams

Your fears are uniquely yours and yours alone (I'm not sure if that's good news or bad) and there are thousands of possibilities of what you might be afraid of. I've taken some of the fears that I hear discussed by young women most frequently and have explored them in this post.

When to say NO

Shivani Bhagi | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Shivani Bhagi

The truth is too many people are afraid to say "no" in the workplace, and especially to those in more senior positions. Many individuals are 'peopl...

Illinois Colleges With the Best 'Value-Added'

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.04.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Some schools offer more value to students than others, even when those schools are similar based on traditional rankings standards. The Brookings Institution looked at colleges and universities in Illinois to determine their "value-added" -- how useful it is for a student to attend a particular school over a similar school.

The Worst Way To Start Your Career Search

Jill Jacinto | Posted 04.29.2015 | College
Jill Jacinto

We all need to make these career mistakes and I'm sure my initial letters were not as eloquent as I would have liked. Graduates need a wakeup call and I'm hopeful that after reading this they'll get one.

Why Every Business Should Also Get Into the Business of Good

Suzanne Lerner | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
Suzanne Lerner

So many business leaders will find that their careers are improved by giving back. Here are a few things to make your business more attuned to benevolence, and what being philanthropic as a business leader can do for you.

6 Simple Tasks to Turn Your Job into a Career

David DiGregorio | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
David DiGregorio

Meeting deadlines may get you through the week but relationships and reputation are going to make you successful in the long-run. Here are six best practices for those looking to play the long-game and establish themselves as leaders in their industry.

It's Not You, It's Me: Are Your Behaviors Holding You Back?

Amanda Yuill | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Amanda Yuill

I recently made the leap from the relative comfort and security of the corporate world to running my own business. Oh, the expectations I had for my new life! I knew that when I was finally running my own show, I would be free to work in a way that reflected my true values of kindness, balance and peace - values that often seemed at odds with a successful corporate career.

8 Reasons to Initiate a Startup While Job Searching

Marty Zwilling | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

If you are one of the many professionals still trapped between jobs by circumstances outside your control, or are about to dump the loser job you have now, you should be actively defining and starting your own business, in parallel with looking for that ideal job. Let me explain why this is a win-win deal, no matter what the outcome.

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.