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Nobody Cares. Work Harder.

Sarah Julien | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Sarah Julien

I never tell my clients how old I am. Unlike most other things, people actually care about experience. When they are audacious enough to ask, I answer...

Citizen Therapists Against Trumpism -- The Path Back to Power

Harry Boyte | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Harry Boyte

Citizen Therapists Against Trumpism is a response to a profoundly dangerous anti-democratic tendency in the U.S., visible as well in other countries. Their manifesto is endorsed by many prominent therapists, and it went public on June 23.

Avoid This One Punctuation Habit That Will Destroy Your Credibility

Larry Kim | Posted 05.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Larry Kim

Are you guilty of abusing exclamation marks in your emails, memos or even blog posts? Have a peek and see.

Being a small business is an opportunity, not an excuse!

Swati Joshi | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Swati Joshi

Being the owner of a small business myself, I deeply empathize with my peers who are going through the many challenges this journey has to offer. Howe...

Not Equal Partners: What Kelly Ripa's Behavior Really Means

Calvalyn Day | Posted 05.09.2016 | Black Voices
Calvalyn Day

Not only did Michael not owe her a huge explanation for what he does with his life, he also doesn't deserve the periodic shady comments she's throwing his direction as she continues to play the victim in a completely victimless scenario.

Stop Being a Professional Child!

Todd Calongne | Posted 04.27.2016 | Business
Todd Calongne

Have you ever felt like some people you work with act like spoiled children as opposed to professional adults?

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professional Ethicists - On Becoming a Consummate Professional - Part 3

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.18.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"In speaking of the achievement of excellence as workers and citizens, we refer to the three E's: Excellence, Engagement, and Ethics." -- Howard Gardn...

17 Simple Habits That Make You Look More Professional

Brian Ainsley Horn | Posted 04.07.2016 | Business
Brian Ainsley Horn

In business, and even when you are out enjoying life, you probably notice plenty of people around you who seem at home in their chosen field.

You Don't Need Your Dad's Connections

Garrett Mintz | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business
Garrett Mintz

After you know the right people, who those people are, and have taken the time to listen to them, you can then easily transition to being understood. The key to being understood is to clearly and concisely convey what you are interested in doing.

Why Margarita Ice Luges Don't Belong in the Workplace

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

Sorry to rain on your Patrón parade, but a company that relies heavily on a corporate drinking culture is seriously jeopardizing its productivity and...

7 Secrets to Keeping Your Dreams Alive... Even After Graduation

Zanele Mutepfa | Posted 10.29.2015 | College
Zanele Mutepfa

Keeping your dreams alive is the one job from which you will never be rejected, fired, or laid off. Just because you don't get your dream job right after graduation doesn't mean it's impossible.

Is Politics a Profession?

Terry Newell | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

We don't hand over the controls of jetliners to just anyone. Nor should we hand over the controls of the presidency to political beginners.

In Defense of Nursing

Gregory Roloff | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Gregory Roloff

The field of nursing has an attribute that many others lack. Even on the worst of days, nurses will never leave the workplace wondering if they just did something meaningful. My hope is that that the public outcry to the incident on The View revives a deeper respect for nursing.

Is Your Professionalism Costing You Your Career or Business?

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Melissa J. Nixon

While at lunch today, I was talking with a friend whose has had her own consulting business for over 20 years. We were in the midst of sharing ideas and getting caught up when, I heard another one. Another story of a woman who had been dinged in her career for being "too" professional, well I guess essentially for not opening up.

Does Cannabis Need a Corporate Makeover?

Alex Thiersch | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Alex Thiersch

This is a time of real change in the legal cannabis industry. Just in the last year we've made many business inroads and technological innovations that have stoked already red-hot growth.

Seven Things to Remember When You Leave an Internship

Jessica Pliska | Posted 08.24.2015 | College
Jessica Pliska

Many students spend months working on getting internships. They spend days deciding what to wear to make the right first impression, but the reality is that your last impression counts for as much as your first one.

Is Too Much Professionalism Harming Your Career?

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 07.10.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

My clients often fear that if they show their true selves at work and reveal to their peers the fun sides of their personalities, they won't be taken seriously. If your professionalism makes you feel stymied, then you've probably taken it a bit too far.

Professionalizing Legislatures Is a Progressive Policy

Sean McElwee | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics
Sean McElwee

New evidence suggests that differences in legislature structure at the state level have important implications for representation.

Innovation in Legal Practice: Beyond the Current Model of Professionalism

Oliver R. Goodenough | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Oliver R. Goodenough

This crisis of representation is not an aberration. It is a structural feature of the system of lawyer professionalism we have built, and it will not go away until we build a different way to deliver the benefits of law to people in need of them.

Religious Freedom in Practicing the Platinum Rule

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

As a university professor of pre-service teacher education students, I raise the distinction between moral convictions and professional ethics when we discuss issues of controversy within the field of education.

Dunham Dance Steps To Success

Havelock Nelson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Havelock Nelson

And that's the point. While Scott's instruction conveys the fundamentals of the Dunham technique -- which integrates African and Caribbean movement with modern-dance and ballet technique -- his ultimate goal is to impart life skills. His purpose is to use dance as a vehicle to teach kids about discipline, professionalism and success.

The Power of Appreciation

Alex Lyman | Posted 04.25.2015 | College
Alex Lyman

The art of the thank you note has evolved over the years. It used to be when you received a gift, or someone helped you in some way, you would send a note to express your appreciation for their efforts.

The Fountain of Youth: A Childhood Lesson in Healthy Competition

Katy Blevins | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Katy Blevins

I'm a big fan of reality tv. There, I said it. Shame on me. I love nothing more than to be sucked into the relentless drama of the human race, captured in minute, ridiculously over-the-top egotistical fashion. Me, me, me. I, I, I. Everyone for themselves. Survival of the fittest. Kill or be killed. I love it.

My Speaking Nightmare -- Lesson Learned

Ellevate | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women
Ellevate

Fortunately for me, I was going to get credit for my own presentation. Unfortunately for the attendees, they were not going to meet Scarlett Johannsen.

The Side Hustle

Austin Schneider | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

You may consider work or class your day job. It is crucial to excel at these, but you still have a great amount of time outside of your day job that you can turn into actionable learning and improvement.