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Is Your Boss an Empty Suit?

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
Craig Newmark

Your first task after getting inside might be to determine if the boss is an "empty suit," looking good and projecting confidence and that's it. Then you decide if the culture is a fit for you.

The 1 Question You Must Ask About Your New Job

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Gina Ciliberto

Are you given the proper support to fulfill these responsibilities? And, most importantly, can you handle more autonomy than you bargained for if you find yourself in an environment where the rules are, largely, up to you?

Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Christine Fruechte | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Christine Fruechte

Over the years, other opportunities have come my way, but I've chosen to stay for reasons that I hope will inspire others as we finish 2014 and set goals for the year ahead.

How to Answer the Most Boring Interview Questions With the Most Interesting Answers

Wes Janisen | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Wes Janisen

How do you slip in a great story when your interviewer is asking the slew of usual questions that seem to merit one-sentence answers?

Is It Time For A New Job? 6 Ways To Find Out

Megan Dalla-Camina | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women
Megan Dalla-Camina

If you leave a job too early, you run the risk of not leveraging all of the experience the role can offer you. But if you stay too long, you can get stale and miss opportunities for career expansion or greater enjoyment. Here are six questions to ask to help you determine if it is time to move on.

7 Tips for a Productive First Week on the Job

Diane Gottsman | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Your first few days set a precedence on what others can expect from you as a coworker and employee. Here are seven ways to make the most of your first week on the job.

4 Signs That You Should Go To Therapy

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

I recently had a friend who was feeling stuck reach out to me to ask if she should start seeing a therapist. After our call, I thought that it would be useful to share some of these ideas with others who are considering "the talking cure."

Top 100 Ideas And Quotes For First-Time Leaders

George Bradt | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
George Bradt

As a refresher on the fundamentals of leadership, this highlights 100 of the best ideas and quotes for first-time leaders from my New Leader's Playboo...

After the Fall: How a Little Trip Put My Life Back on Track

Rachel Chang | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Chang

It's easier to go down the rabbit hole than it is to pull yourself out of it. And on the way up, you may stumble (literally). It took a helpless fall for me to take control of my own life -- and to speak up and fight for myself instead of sitting back and letting the drama floating around get the best of me.

Three Things First-Time Leaders Should Know

George Bradt | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
George Bradt

The number one problem first-time leaders face is failing to understand that leading requires entirely different strengths than does doing or managing...

WATCH: The Moment I Knew I Needed To Make A Career Change

Posted 03.05.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

What do you do when you find yourself yearning for a career change, but it doesn't feel like the right time? Tarrick Grant joined HuffPost Live's C...

The Most Important Secrets to Succeeding in a New Job

George Bradt | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
George Bradt

Three executive onboarding ideas have reduced the rate of failure for new executives from 40 percent to below 10 percent: Get a head start. Manage the...

Business Etiquette: Before You Say 'I Don't Know'

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Starting a new job can be stressful, especially when you find yourself in those awkward situations where your standard answer seems to be, "I don't know." Don't fret. Here are a few tips to on how to handle those situations:

LOOK: The Cute Note One Daughter Left For Her Dad

Posted 07.12.2013 | Divorce

Single parents get by with a little help from their... kids? Well this single dad does, apparently. Reddit user Mrbhensley posted the super sweet n...

21 Signs It's Time To Leave Your Job

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business

1. You've outgrown the collegiate office atmosphere you once loved. 2. And have completely and utterly mastered the art of pretending to wor...

The Worst Job Interview Mistakes

The Fiscal Times | Maureen Mackey | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business

Fiscal Times: You landed a job interview for a position you really want – but the hiring manager never called you back after it was over. What h...

New Grads: 10 Goals for Your First 5,000 Hours on the Job

Brazen Life | Posted 07.10.2013 | College
Brazen Life

If you're lucky enough to be starting a job -- a real, career-building job -- after you graduate, you probably aren't thinking of when it will end. But the reality is that few people keep their first jobs for long.

About Leadership: Getting to Know You

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

Supposing you are given responsibility for a segment of the business, or a functional role, that involves overall managerial responsibility for 100 people. What's the first priority, after your predecessor (assuming he or she existed) has cleared off?

The Second 90 Days: Four Ways to Continue Your Onboarding Success

Amy Jen Su | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Amy Jen Su

So much is written about the first 90 days of a leader's new role, but it's after the first 90 days that the rubber begins to really meet the road. Here are four ways to help continue your momentum into the second 90 days.

How to Hit a Home Run on Opening Day

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

The first few weeks in any job is very tough. With these few tips you can ensure that you don't strike out or get picked off on your first day at work.

Back To Where I Once Belonged

Mike Kravinsky | Posted 05.11.2013 | Fifty
Mike Kravinsky

I've found that people who "start over" are often just returning to an old professional passion. Something that, for whatever reason, had to be put on hold.

Not Qualified? Why You Should Tackle That Challenge!

Karl Gude | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Karl Gude

Tackling monster challenges -- where failure is the expected outcome because you lack the credentials to succeed -- can be addicting. It's a win-win situation, like being the underdog in a fight: you're expected to lose, but win and you're a hero.

31 Great Work Perks People Don’t Tell You About

Kate White | Posted 03.16.2013 | Women
Kate White

For 14 years I was the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and along with the responsibility came some pretty sweet perks, compliments of my company. Here's a sampling of work perks based on level of employment.

New Leader's Playbook Highlights: A 2012 Year in Review

George Bradt | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
George Bradt

Readers of The New Leader's Playbook in 2012 were most interested in 1) getting a job, 2) onboarding into a new job, and 3) BRAVE leadership in the job.

What Employees Most Want This Holiday

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

Despite reports that company holiday parties are coming back, they aren't what most matters to employees -- even if they include an open bar.