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The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself

Jack Nadel | Posted 04.18.2014 | Business
Jack Nadel

When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his first inaugural address on March 4, 1933, he was advising an anxious nation that fear itself was the...

10 Tips for Making Your First Real Job Count

Joel Peterson | Posted 04.18.2014 | College
Joel Peterson

You've spent much of your life cultivating disciplines and developing up-to-the-minute practical skills that should form a terrific foundation for lifelong professional development -- if you make the right first moves.

A Letter to Early Graduates

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 04.12.2014 | College
Gina Ciliberto

In truth, while I know that you have loads of fun waiting for you in your life post-graduation, while I believe that you will, ultimately, find employment and reach financial independence, I am also scared for you.

The Silver Bullet of the Job Search

Christian HELP | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Christian HELP

5,647 was the number of applications I had submitted online, or at least that is how many it felt like. Fresh out of college and ready to star...

Lean In, Take a Leap

Mable Chan | Posted 04.09.2014 | Education
Mable Chan

When I was young and restless about my future after high school in Hong Kong, I leaned into the headwinds and dropped the "A-bomb" on my mom one night after dinner. "Mommy, I want to go to America."

Being a Jerk Isn't Sustainable Leadership

David Peck | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
David Peck

If you want to be a lasting leader, you need to get good at both the "what" and the "how." The "what" -- the results -- are the minimum stakes of le...

Productivity Hacks for Small Businesses

Paul Proctor | Posted 04.18.2014 | Small Business
Paul Proctor

We all know the feeling of having a full day ahead and no motivation to get work done. But as a small business owner -- whether you're a notary or a landscaper -- procrastination is not an option.

3 Essential Gen Y Time Management Tips

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Sometimes your natural strengths can keep you from having the best time investment when you transition from college to career.

4 Things Highly Successful People Do To Get Ahead

Michael Stewart | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Michael Stewart

Disruption is the new normal, and that will not change anytime soon. Now is the time for those who are willing and able to show up differently.

Finally, How to Live Your Dreams: Become an Unstoppable Warrior for Your Life's Work and Desires

Tama Kieves | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business
Tama Kieves

The question I hear most as a career/success coach is how do I live my dreams? It's not about "sensible" actions. It's about irrational desire. I don't want my clients just taking actions. I want them taking inspired actions. That means it's all about the mojo.

3 Ways to Spark Your Next Career Move

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 04.03.2014 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

We know that career ascension requires movement. However, determining when to make a move can prove to be an arduous and complex process.

Four Alternatives To Turning Your Passion Into A Job

Forbes | Rob Asghar | Posted 04.03.2014 | World

John Lennon’s aunt Mimi famously told him, “The guitar’s all right, John, but you’ll never make a living out of it.” A rich Lennon later smu...

5 Ingredients for a Successful Career

Mary Beth Asher | Posted 04.02.2014 | Women
Mary Beth Asher

If you don't have a deep-rooted passion for what you do, you need to find something that inspires you as soon as possible. We invest too much time in work to think otherwise.

First Day at My Dream Job and How I Landed It

Ahrif Sarumi | Posted 04.02.2014 | Small Business
Ahrif Sarumi

As cheesy as it may sound, I found my greatest joy in helping people whom our society forgets about or simply ignores, so nonprofit opportunities got on my radar.

My 20s Weren't Supposed to Be Like This: Getting Through the Quarter-Life Crisis

j.n. salters | Posted 04.02.2014 | College
j.n. salters

Two weeks ago, I got a new haircut. Last week I joined a dating site. Today, I told my landlord that I would not be renewing my lease because I planned to spend the next year backpacking. Through where? I do not know. All I know is that I feel stuck.


Christine Hassler | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Where you look is where you go. Whatever you put your attention expands and impacts what you experience and create in your life. Consider: Where are...

Defeating the Workplace Bully

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), a national survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute indicated that 35 percent of American...

Be the Bracket Buster: Breaking Out at the Office

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

From time to time, we all need someone who is willing to call a time out and give us feedback. We can't improve what we can't see, so finding someone who can show us how we are perceived by others can be a powerful tool for getting ahead.

How to Get a Raise Without Asking

Brian Horn | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Brian Horn

Here is a five step process to not only get a raise, but to transform how your organization values you forever." I call it "microspecialization."

Lessons Learned From Painful Post Interview Feedback

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Suzanne Grossman

While it never feels good to hear something critical about our presentation skills, it is an opportunity to learn and better prepare for the next time.

Navigating "Career Fear"? Let Purpose Be Your GPS

Josh Middleman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Josh Middleman

It can strike when we consider looking for a new job, debate starting our own company, are faced with multiple job offers, or when we're confronted by the dreaded question, "Is this really what I want to be doing?"

How To Figure Out What You Want Out Of Life

Amita Patel | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Amita Patel

Most of us have a fuzzy idea of what we want now, today, and maybe even this month. However, we struggle to answer the bigger question: What do I really want out of life?

So, You Want to Write a Book?*

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts
Carlota Zimmerman

I urge you to write the book(s) inside of you, because if nothing else, that process, and the confidence, hope and pride it brings is bound to change at least one person's life...yours.

Friday Short: The Fine Art of Following Instructions

Keith Wade | Posted 03.28.2014 | College
Keith Wade

A lot of candidates -- possibly good candidates -- get tossed into the "no thanks" pile (from which there is no appeal) by simply not following instructions. Here are some tips for avoiding their most common mistakes.

On-Ramp Internships: Opportunity or Exploitation?

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 03.28.2014 | Women
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

By paying these experienced mothers less than market value, we denigrate the importance of skills required of a mother. No mother can succeed at her maternal role without learning to work while completely exhausted, to multitask, to enlist the help of others, and to solve problems.