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Getting Ahead

Why Determination Matters More Than Smarts In Getting Ahead

Fast Company | Vivian Giang | Posted 12.08.2014 | World

If you are constantly told you’re a genius, how would it affect your work ethic? Would it make you work harder because you know your ability, or mak...

The Key to a Successful Presentation Most People Ignore

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

The biggest worry of all should be the most important person in the room. The reaction of that one person to your presentation is probably going to be the biggest factor in whether or not your presentation will be successful at accomplishing your goal.

Don't Ditch Your Business Cards

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

Think business cards are a thing of the past? Don't give up that increasingly rare chance for person-to-person interaction. And don't worry about coming up with something to say: you can always reflect on how amazing it is we're still handing one another small pieces of paper in 2014.

How You Handle Sick Days Tells Your Boss A Lot

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

Martyrdom is good for those with saintly aspirations but if you've chosen a career in business, I'm guessing that's already a pretty unlikely goal. If you're not in a condition to come to work, please stay home.

The Gifted Speaker: 5 Steps to Breath

Michelle Hakala-Wolf | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Hakala-Wolf

Pushing Past the Fear Your heart starts to race. Your hands are sweaty. You are pretty sure you are going to faint. You've been asked to speak in fr...

Taking This Job Advice Too Literally Could Kill Your Career

Brazen Life | Posted 06.16.2013 | College
Brazen Life

To be truly successful, you need to determine the difference between good and bad advice as it relates to your own career aspirations. That means you'll need to learn how to keep the useful parts and leave the rest.

13 Things You Should Never Say At Work

Forbes | Jacquelyn Smith | Posted 03.28.2013 | Business

"The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the li...

10 People Who Have An Advantage Over You

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 08.30.2012 | Money

It's a dog-eat-dog world and unfortunately, if you're not single, skinny and good-looking, you're more likely to be scraping the bottom of the barrel....

Are We Ignorant About Our Personal Success?

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

If you want to be more successful -- at anything -- than you are right now, you need to know yourself and your skills. And when you fall short of your goals, you need to know why.

Before You Sign Up for that Extra Week of Camp…

Karen Dillon | Posted 08.12.2012 | Parents
Karen Dillon

With the best of intentions, we hand our children off to a myriad of coaches and tutors because we think they will best prepare our kids for the future. But this can come at a high cost.

Vulnerability Is Sexy in Business

Sophie Gold | Posted 06.12.2012 | Business
Sophie Gold

Being yourself, being real is something that connects you with your audience. Remember that people buy you, not your products or service.

5 Surprising Places To Find Your Next Job

SavySugar | Posted 03.29.2012 | Women

Whether you believe in fate or not, sometimes saying a few words to the stranger beside you can put you in touch with just the right people you need t...

How Being Young And Slightly Weird Can Help You Get Ahead

Forbes Woman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Women

One myth I would really love to smash to bits is the notion that only a certain type of person can be successful in business. I meet far too many peop...

It's Bad, It's Bad -- And That's Good!

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Laermer

These are the times when you got to stop whining and do something. And I'm sorry to say you are going to have to change habits -- that's the good news. The bad is it may hurt.