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The Academy Awards of Leadership

Sara Canaday | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business
Sara Canaday

To lead effectively, you must have willing and enthusiastic followers. In other words, the audience matters.

Job References Are Pointless

Liz Ryan | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

If we cared about talent in our organizations, we'd recruit differently. If we cared about talent, we'd scrap the early-twentieth-century recruiting process we follow in nearly every organization.

Sheryl Sandberg's Lessons to Succeed and Savor Work and Life

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Women
Kare Anderson

Taking stands for what you believe in is core to Sandberg's credo in her new book, Lean In. She urges women to "lean in" to their career and not hold back, as she feels that women have been conditioned to do.

The Hiring Guru: Hiring New Employees? Start With a Phone Call

David Jensen | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
David Jensen

Screening candidates by phone helps narrow the field. This process can be tedious as there are many outgoing and incoming telephone calls. The conversations themselves can also be deceptive but will save a great deal of time in the long run as you'll eliminate some potential time-wasting interviews.

How My Son's Accident Changed My Life -- For The Better

LearnVest | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents
LearnVest

Several years ago, my life was the picture of success. Every day, I woke up in the dark, roused my two young children and began my morning routine: get out the door by 6 a.m., drop both children off at their private school and race like mad to catch the train.

Re-Inventing Valentine's Day for Singles, Couples, and People Who Hate Heart-Shaped Foodstuffs

Roadtrip Nation | Posted 04.14.2013 | College
Roadtrip Nation

Valentine's Day is upon us, and it's time to express our love with gifts that would normally only be appropriate for a Care Bear.

Fighting Spirits: Students Overcoming Life's Hurdles to Achieve the College Dream

Students Rising Above | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifMy husband, Eddie, and I are proud and honored volunteer mentors for four amazing students through Students Rising Above (SRA). Two are current first-year college undergraduates, and two are high school seniors.

Expanding Opportunities for Better Jobs in Atlanta

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
The National Fund for Workforce Solutions

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifMore than 630,000 families across the 13-county region are not financially self-sufficient. They are headed by adults who lack the education, training and experience needed to fill middle-skill jobs that pay enough to support a household.

From Gypsy Girl to Grounded Yogi

Lauren Zander | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Zander

I recently got this letter and thought it would be valuable to share my response with everybody. It's applicable to anything you are avoiding hunkering down on.

9 Sentences That Could Ruin Your Career

Posted 01.23.2013 | Small Business

By Steve Tobak, visit Inc. More people shoot themselves in the foot, get fired, or destroy promising careers by opening their big fat mouths th...

MLK's Friend Says 'Get Busy!' (On Your Dreams, That Is)

Roadtrip Nation | Posted 03.23.2013 | Black Voices
Roadtrip Nation

The question is: if you resolutely pledged yourself to your dreams, what could you accomplish? Whether you dream of solving world hunger, saving the environment, or you've just always wanted to draw video game characters, the point is that no dream is too big or silly to chase.

It's Passion That Blurs the Lines Separating Work and Play

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

When the work that you do is the work that you love, not only will it come easier to you, but you will feel more aligned with your purpose as well as more satisfied, engaged, fulfilled, and inspired in your daily life.

How to Work From Home... And Actually Get Your Work Done

Nicole Williams | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Nicole Williams

What I've learned is that the motivated young woman I hired is no more likely to be playing Solitaire at home than she was at the office and as long as she's getting the work done, do I really care that she's doing it at 10 at night because she decided to go for an afternoon run?

Get Married, Stay Home and Take It Easy OR Go to Work?

Gina Barreca | Posted 02.16.2013 | Women
Gina Barreca

I was scared by my mother's life. I never wanted to have to ask anybody to foot the bill for my rent, my food, my clothes or my education.

Best Holiday Career Gifts for Yourself

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 02.02.2013 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Designing your career destiny takes courage, strength and commitment. As you look to celebrate all that you've accomplished in 2012, consider the following gifts to yourself that cost nothing but are truly priceless.

College-Student Partnership Yields Career Success

Donna Randall | Posted 01.27.2013 | College
Donna Randall

The core strengths of a liberal arts education -- the development of skills in critical thinking and analysis, communication, and problem-solving, along with rigorous preparation in an academic discipline -- are more important than ever.

How Would Your Colleagues Vote?

Sara Canaday | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business
Sara Canaday

If you were on the ballot for advancement as a corporate leader, how would your colleagues vote?

How Turkey Day Flexibility Can Lead to Success in Life

Jennifer Maffett | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Maffett

As much as we look forward to sharing the bounty at our holiday tables with friends and family each year, some parts of the long weekend can be a little trying.

Creative Ways to a Second Career

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

Many people long to do something different. They dream about starting a new career but can't get past the common hurdles: how to leverage what they know into what they love and how to live on less, as a new career often means a pay cut.

How to Defend Against a Bad Career Choice

Melani Ward | Posted 01.06.2013 | Women
Melani Ward

When we consider how averse so many people are to uncertainty, it is no wonder that the principal mistake people make when they are contemplating a career change is hesitating to step forward.

Why You Should Consider Pursuing a Dead-End Career

Brazen Life | Posted 01.06.2013 | College
Brazen Life

We have a lot of little sayings about the downsides of the "rat race" and "keeping up with the Joneses"--but at the end of the day, we need only look in the mirror to see a perfect example of the people we're mocking.

8 Tips To Get A Raise

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 12.29.2012 | Money
Jonathan Alpert

4. Anticipate resistance from your boss and know how to respond. Remember, there are two opposing goals: yours is to make money while his is to save money.

The Hiring Guru: Don't Be a Fool on Facebook... While Job Seeking!

David Jensen | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business
David Jensen

If you didn't take the time to research the company, the job offering, and the responsible individual handling the hiring, why should that individual waste their time reading your résumé, contacting you, and arranging an interview?

Self-Employed? Give Yourself an Annual Review

Women & Co | Posted 12.17.2012 | Small Business
Women & Co

I may no longer work in an office full of people and the resulting social politics, but I still have contacts and clients who play an important role in my self-employed work, even if I don't see them every day like I would see coworkers in previous jobs.

The Art of the Detour: See Possibility Around Every Bend

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Emma Haak When Susan Richardson's dream career hit a roadblock, she didn't agonize over what could have been. Instead, the now-58-year-old fro...