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Reinvention For Boomers Is Not a Myth

John Tarnoff | Posted 03.11.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Where is the myth in building greater awareness and greater confidence? What's wrong with dreaming big? There are solutions out there for us, but they do not lie in retreating to timidity, or, worse, intimidation, in the face of change and uncertainty.

7 Tips for Sticking to Career Goals in the New Year

Women & Co | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Women & Co

Sticking to career goals, especially long-term ones, requires patience, tenacity, and a whole lot of motivation. It's a sizable challenge, but one that's achievable if you break it down into manageable bits.

Improve Your Performance With Rehearsal

Laura Butler | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Laura Butler

Remember the old adage, practice makes perfect? We're expected to show up and be perfect at a moment's notice. Maybe it's time to learn from that old adage and give yourself the opportunity to rehearse and practice to improve your work and life.

A New Year Career Cleanse

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Instead of setting unattainable goals that you will most likely abandon by Valentine's Day, consider your professional future and what you really want out of your career this year.

If You Don't Design Your Career, Someone Else Will

Greg McKeown | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Greg McKeown

A client once responded to one of my questions by saying, "Oh, Greg, I am too busy living to think about life!" His off-the-cuff comment named a trap all of us fall into sometimes. In just one example, it is easy to become so consumed in our careers we fail to really think about our careers.

Choosing Social Work as a Transgender Career

Stephanie Mott | Posted 03.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

I want that transgender teen to know that they can be whomever they truly are, and become whatever it is their heart desires. Being transgender should never be an encumbrance to living your life.

3 Meaningless Resume Phrases and What to Write Instead

Her Campus | Posted 02.14.2014 | College
Her Campus

There are certain words and phrases that can kill the resumes of even the most experienced college women. You could be working hard juggling internshi...

So You Want to Save the World? Part 2 -- To Masters or Not to Masters?

Alex Amouyel | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

I am frequently asked whether a Masters is essential for the international development sector. The short answer is 'Probably Yes'.

What If Classroom Learning Was Like the Working World?

Carol J. Carter | Posted 02.11.2014 | Education
Carol J. Carter

Students today attend K-12 institutions and colleges that value a high GPA and test scores, following the rules and listening to the teacher. While those measurements have their place, they aren't the only yardstick.

5 Steps to Grassroots Marketing

Alex Schattner | Posted 02.09.2014 | Books
Alex Schattner

Go to your favorite maps application and find all the bookstores within easy traveling distance. Look at each store and ask yourself: Is it right for my book?

Learning to Serve, Serving to Learn

Richard V. Hurley | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Richard V. Hurley

I am often asked how well our college of the liberal arts and sciences prepares students for jobs and careers. We like to think that a liberal arts education prepares students for life, and that jobs and careers are only one part of that.

Pay Attention to the Process, or What Judy Rodgers Taught Me

Joshua Lewin | Posted 02.05.2014 | Taste
Joshua Lewin

"Recipes do not make food taste good, people do."

#theNewPublishing

Alex Schattner | Posted 02.04.2014 | Books
Alex Schattner

Picking a creative career like writing would be impossible without blind faith in oneself. I've always worked at being the hero of my own story, someone I would root for in a book, or onscreen, but now the scope of the story is growing and I can't predict the plotline.

Smart People Should Build Things

Andrew_Yang | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Andrew_Yang

I knew that there were promising startups and growth companies all over the country that needed talent to expand and thrive. I knew firsthand that there was an army of talented, ambitious, somewhat directionless young people who'd love to work for a startup.

The Three Questions That Lead Us Towards Gratitude

Lolly Daskal | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
Lolly Daskal

In this upcoming season, when our families will gather and we're reminded how much our relationships matter, have we taken the time to think about, and thank, those who have helped us along the way in our business?

Women: How to Thrive in Financial Services

Skiddy von Stade | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Skiddy von Stade

Flourishing in a sector that's well-known for being fast-paced and competitive is a feat in itself. But once you factor in the overarching dominance of one gender, there are even more hurdles to overcome to ensure your long-term success.

How To Cure The 'What Will People Think' Blues

Karin Kasdin | Posted 01.31.2014 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

As the saying goes, 'In your twenties, you worry about what people think about you. In your thirties you hope people are thinking well of you. In your forties you don't care what people think about you, and in your fifties you realize people aren't thinking about you.'

Are You Healed or Whole? How to Tell the Difference

Irene Ross | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

There are many kinds of well-being; to be full, you need to look at everything, including overall happiness, relationships and community, self confidence, career, spiritual health and finances.

A Gust of Good News From NAEP

Jon Erickson | Posted 01.26.2014 | Education
Jon Erickson

When it comes to permanently shaping the landscape it is slow and steady force that literally moves mountains. It may be that we're witnessing the impact of similar subtle shifts in the most recent report from the National Assessment for Educational Progress.

How Do You Make a Major Life Decision?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.25.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

I recently had dinner with a former client whom I had worked with about 15 years ago. Cassie (not her real name) was in her teens then and she is now ...

First-Generation Students Want First-Rate Educations

Jon Whitmore | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Jon Whitmore

The numbers for the first-generation students are particularly telling to me. I was the first in my family to graduate from college. As a first-generation student, I know how important postsecondary education was in shaping my life, and appreciate the difference it could make to millions of others.

9 Career Lessons From Millennials

Maggie Quale | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Maggie Quale

Last week I had the chance to sit down with a group of college students and new graduates to pick their brains on how kids these days are starting their careers.

Are We Preparing Graduates for the Past or the Future?

Carol J. Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Carol J. Carter

We cannot be certain which specific skills the future will demand, but we can be certain that the ever-changing world will require people to navigate uncertain territory, often without a compass.

Recent Grad. Gainfully Employed. Hopelessly Miserable.

Tré Easton | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Tré Easton

So. I graduated this past May to begin my life anew as a so called "grown-up" in the proverbial "real world." I never really cared for that phrase--the real world. As if to say the world in which I was living was somehow removed from reality. Oh wait. It actually was.

Why Taking Risks Comes With Great Rewards

Stacia Pierce | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Stacia Pierce

As with any risk, there is always something at stake. In most instances, when it comes to your business, you stand to lose money, time and your reputation. Which are also the very same things you stand to gain!