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Amanda Slavin | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Amanda Slavin

My first job was in the events and marketing industry in New York. Endlessly fast-paced and unrelenting, there were times when I felt like I was on a hamster wheel, where I worked both day and night and still wasn't sure what I was working towards -- or for whom.

Ambiguity? A New Book Suggests Leaders Should Learn to Love It

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
Christopher B. Nelson

Through befriending ambiguity, we become more aware of the possibilities available to us. And the more we understand the range of choices we have, the better our choices will be.

Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Maura Nevel Thomas | Posted 05.24.2015 | Business
Maura Nevel Thomas

Over the past decade, I've seen how after-hours emails speed up corporate cultures -- and that, in turn, chips away at creativity, innovation and true productivity. When employees are constantly monitoring their email after work hours, they are missing out on essential down time that brains need.

This Common Office Habit Is Hurting Your Productivity

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 03.18.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

A crumb-free keyboard isn't the only benefit of eating lunch away from the computer. Taking the time to step away for lunch could greatly enhance o...

Work Smarter, Not Harder, and Other Lessons Learned In Pursuit of My Dream Closet

Katie Kempner | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women
Katie Kempner

He was supposed to be the finisher. He criticized the other two guys' work, but then he proceeded to work really hard all day long. He set up a table saw outside and spent hours and hours going up the stairs and down the stairs, not even breaking for lunch.

8 Ways to Increase Your Value As an Employee

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

One of the best ways to make your way up on the business ladder is to increase your value as an employee within your company. In order to do just that, let's look at the traits of a valuable employee and ways that you can take to show your employee worth.

The First Ninety Days: Part 2 of the Interview Is Just Beginning

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

As a new hire, the process of proving your worth is just beginning. The most successful new hires are the ones who exhibit certain traits and behaviors in their first three months on the job.

10 Lessons Learned in Corporate That Every Entrepreneur Can Use To Grow Their Business

Kelly Lynn Adams | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Lynn Adams

Some of the most successful people in the world are some of the hardest working people. Once these people reach "success" they don't stop -- they keep on going -- their passions, desires and drive keep them motivated and inspired to do more, help more and give more. So tune into your desires, passions and drive. What fuels your work ethic?

It's Not Lack of Skills, Stupid

Ira Wolfe | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Ira Wolfe

We have dumbed down requirements to get an "A," graduate from college, and even write a resume. We have prepared people to get an interview and a job, but not to work.

The Power of Yes: Getting That Promotion

Pam Lyra | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Pam Lyra

People who are recognized and promoted are those who make an effort, and stand out in their organization. They are go-getters who are fearless in taking on a new challenge, and they constantly challenge the status quo.

Burning Bridges Is For Amateurs: Leaving Biz Right Helps You for Life

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

The final impression you make is just as important as the first one. No matter what reason you have for leaving a job, you want to leave on good terms. You don't want to burn any bridges.

How Do You Want to Show Up in Life?

Michael Feeley | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Michael Feeley

How important are your business relationships to you? Think about your mechanic, banker, website designer, hair stylist, gardener, personal shopper or real estate agent. Why do you count on them?

Can Work Ethic Be Learned?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Is work ethic always instilled -- by parents, in young children? Can it be learned later on or, in fact, even be inherent?

Gifted or Hard-Working? Which Is Better for Long-Term Success for Our Children?

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Giftedness is no guarantee for success. In fact, the world is full of gifted failures and yet we, as parents, often hope and pray we have gifted children. This is then a parenting misperception used to validate a parent's sense of worth.

Solange Glows For ASOS...Obvi!

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.25.2014 | Black Voices

And she does it again! Bright colors and bare shoulders light up Solange Knowles’ newest cover spread. ASOS -- the UK based e-commerce beauty and...

How Do I Explain to My Young Child That I Have to Travel?

Diana Grycan | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents
Diana Grycan

It is important to remember that to a young child, they are exclusively the center of their worlds. An understanding of how others factor into their worlds comes a bit later.

Handprint of a Leader: Red Robin's Remarkable Denny Post

Elise Lelon | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business
Elise Lelon

For installment #2 of AWE's Inspirational Female Leaders Showcase Series, we have chosen Denny Post, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer, at Red Robin.

What Is Happening to Language?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 06.08.2014 | Media
SidneyAnne Stone

I have been trying to avoid writing this piece for fear that I will sound like a grumpy old lady which, by the way, I am not. Even as I hear myself discuss this issue I remind myself of my high school English teacher, who was a miserable little thing in case you were wondering, yet I still feel compelled to introduce the topic.

4 Wonderful Things I Learned from the Job I Hated Most

Keith Wade | Posted 04.30.2014 | College
Keith Wade

I've had a couple of jobs I hated most of the time. But I learned an awful lot at the one I hated most.

Mumbai's Work Ethic: Sachin of Shivaji Park

Pranay Gupte | Posted 04.30.2014 | Sports
Pranay Gupte

If you're good, you just show it, you don't talk about it. And if you're not good, then you won't last long in Shivaji Park.

Want to Be a Better Leader? Let's Follow the Science

Dr. Amy Shah | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Shah

We all know a leader (or two) who works excruciatingly long hours and boasts about his or her lack of sleep. This person uses exhaustion as sign of work ethic, and lack of sleep as a taunt to others to work harder.

Why Are Most Latinos Not Prepared for Retirement?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 03.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Yes, we sure like to work. It's unfortunate, then, that so many Hispanics who reach old age have nothing to show for it.

The Secret to Cultivating a Young Entrepreneur

Tim Elmore | Posted 02.02.2014 | Good News
Tim Elmore

At 15 years old, Jack created a new diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer that is 28 times faster, 26,000 times less expensive and over 100 times more sensitive than the current diagnostic tests. If that's not enough, the test also works for ovarian and lung cancer as well. Not bad for a kid who doesn't even have his driver's license.

How to Stop Stealing a Kid's Ambition (Part 2)

Tim Elmore | Posted 12.03.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Think about it. If I grow up in a world where almost everything has been given to me, or made easy -- I start feeling entitled to it. In fact, I stop trying hard, because I know, somehow, an adult will ensure I get what I need or want.

WATCH: Life Lessons From Humble First Jobs

Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living

That first job you had as a teenager bagging groceries or delivering newspapers may have more value than you thought at the time. There are many le...