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The Price Tag for Employee Loyalty

Mindy Crary | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women
Mindy Crary

Women tend to recognize the investment their employer made in them and they want to repay it. In Jody's case, she didn't realize that she had long ago repaid her boss just by doing a stellar job during the previous 10 years.

Behind the Scenes: How to Move From Corporate Exec to Entrepreneur

Ellevate | Posted 09.25.2014 | Women
Ellevate

I tell anyone who asks that being an entrepreneur is tougher than running Merrill Lynch. That's not to say it's not an unbelievable experience... but it's not for everyone. Here's how to make the switch.

5 Things Successful Presenters Do

Ellevate | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Ellevate

Successful presenters don't think about themselves.They know they matter very little to the success of their message. What's most important is their audience, so they turn their focus to them.

The Magic Formula for Distraction Subtraction

David Peck | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
David Peck

Keep your own (and your team's) focus as clear as a bell: Choose, transmit and filter your way to achieve results, and your team will be more likely than not to stay on track and execute effectively.

Warning: Don't Look for a New Job By Yourself

Michael Feeley | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

It is brave and it is very important to ask other people to help you find your way and relax into your potential because looking for work is not easy and it can be discouraging. Your friends and colleagues may not know what you're going through...

10 Productivity Tips, Tricks, Hacks for Entrepreneurs

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

New, old, stale. Entrepreneurs get to have many tag-names added to their title. I believe that entrepreneurs are the people who build something of value, perhaps something that anyone could have built before, but didn't because the time wasn't right. Are entrepreneurs known for their perfect timing?

Millennials: To Survive, You'll Have to Improvise

Abby Norman | Posted 09.22.2014 | College
Abby Norman

Don't give up; not just on what you truly want, but also the seemingly useless and boring things that you have to do "just to get by." Everything has potential, every single opportunity is a piece of your puzzle. It's just a matter of figuring out where it fits  --  and revealing the picture it creates.

Hey Little Rickey -- Where Did My Little Gay Boy Get Lost?

Rick Clemons | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Rick Clemons

Who'd of thunk, that 3.5 days at summer camp in the Catskills, freezing my booty off with a bunch of like-minded, awesome, "let's be friends first and talk about business later" peeps, could lead to a reunion between my younger and present day self. Guess I came out again!

How to Choose a Career Path, Not Just a Job

David A. Dunn | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
David A. Dunn

Keep in mind that nearly any job can be the right job if you can learn enough of the right things while you are there that will help you with your short and long term goals.

How Traveling During College F*cked Me Up and Forced Me to Follow My Dreams

Anita Wing Lee | Posted 09.19.2014 | College
Anita Wing Lee

You can never predict where exactly your travels will take you but the most exciting and most rewarding moments happen when you take that leap, book that ticket, take that course, start that business and chase that dream.

Five Things People Do to Hurt Their Careers -- And How to Stop Doing Them

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.19.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

These days, the barrier to advancing is more likely to be self-constructed. That's right: Your own worst workplace nemesis is you.

Why Your Career Will Never Completely Fulfill You

OWN | Posted 09.19.2014 | OWN

Keith, a 23-year-old economics student, is ready to start his career. Like many new grads, he's nervous about entering the working world and worried a...

Sometimes Your Happiness Depends On Walking Away

Kristen Houghton | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Too often we focus so much on a door that has closed abruptly and unexpectedly in our faces that we don't realize that the world is full of other doors that are open to us. You won't find your happiness demanding that a certain closed and locked door reopen; all you will do is miss seeing alternate avenues of opportunities that are available to you.

One Formula to Lead and Live Better: 75+/25-

David Peck | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business
David Peck

We've all heard about the "power of positive thinking," but flick on the news, and you'll see the world seems to prefer tuning in to the negative most of the time. Where's the good stuff? The answer: It's everywhere. It's free of charge, too.

Embracing Change in an Uncertain Climate

Brandon J. Espinosa | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact
Brandon J. Espinosa

Next time a challenge or opportunity disguised in uncertainty is presented to you, take a second to reflect and give it thought before dismissing it. What you may be passing up is the opportunity to walk through the next door that is planning to open.

What Everyone Needs to Know About Money

Quora | Posted 09.20.2014 | Money
Quora

Come up with ten ideas for how two people can help each other. Introduce them and stay out of the way. This is real networking. Not fake networking where people hand business cards to strangers.

Mentoring Millennials for Management

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

If you're looking to bring out the very best in your organization's next generation of leaders, it's important to find creative ways to connect junior talent with more seasoned employees or leaders -- both through formal and informal mentoring arrangements.

6 Tips to Start Re-Branding Yourself

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

If you are reading this and feeling trapped in your career, wondering how you're going to change your situation... there is no time like the present, Kid!

What I'd Rather Have Taken in College Instead of Philosophy

Patrice Bendig | Posted 09.16.2014 | College
Patrice Bendig

It would have made a world of difference if my curriculum focused on more practical working skills rather than just industry fundamentals and core classes. Here are a few classes I wish were on my roaster during college.

I'm Quitting Google in 10 Days: In Search of Me, Myself and I

Michael Peggs | Posted 09.16.2014 | Technology
Michael Peggs

What I know now is that you'll never reach your potential until you assume some level of risk. It doesn't have to be your job, but leave something behind starting today. Stop holding on to what's good enough and make room for what's great.

The 19 Essential Rules For Workplace Bathroom Etiquette

GSElevator | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
GSElevator

No long conversations at the urinal (a simple "Hey man" or nod is acceptable). And, absolutely no talking between stalls.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Job Seekers

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

In 1989, Dr.Stephen R. Covey wrote an excellent book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I highly recommend this book to anyone, in a job search or in a job! These are Dr. Covey's list of recommended habits, with descriptions adapted to apply to job search.

15 Life Lessons I Learned By My 30th Birthday

KnowMore TV | Posted 09.14.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

You need to invest in yourself financially, physically, mentally and emotionally. This isn't just about a 401K.

Steve Harvey Pinpoints A Big Reason Success Often Feels Just Out Of Reach

OWN | Posted 09.12.2014 | OWN

Long before Steve Harvey made a career out of comedy, wrote a best-selling book, hosted a talk show or won an Emmy, he was a college dropout who drift...

Engaging Customers in the Digital Age

Bill Marriott | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Bill Marriott

As I listened to our general managers, I took notes on some of the new ways to attract and keep guests. In the lingo of social media, I "curated" a top ten list from my notes, including my own item, #10.