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Carly Fiorina on Leadership and Unlocking Human Potential

Katie Day | Posted 08.29.2014 | Women
Katie Day

See possibilities, not limitations. See possibilities in yourself. See possibilities in others. See possibilities in the circumstances around you. And you'll have an impact and make a difference, and when you do, people will take notice.

5 Life Lessons For The Young Entrepreneur

Elana Joelle Hendler | Posted 08.28.2014 | Small Business
Elana Joelle Hendler

You can't be everything to everyone and haters come with the territory. Don't be discouraged by people who don't understand you, like you, like your product. It's going to happen but it doesn't mean you're wrong, not talented, a failure in the making.

Don't Let Detroit Happen to You

Meiko S. Patton | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business
Meiko S. Patton

What's required now is an entrepreneurial mindset. As federal workers if you want to advance in your career, you have to stop thinking like an employee. You have to think and act like you're running the company you're working for.

Does Knowing Someone Get YOU Work?

Roger Wright | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

OF course it will! But wait. There's more to the story. Used to be that "knowing a guy" (and yes, it most often was a guy) was all you needed to get a job. Go see the man in charge, and presto. You're working.

The Best Answer To The Question, "What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?"

Alicia Jessop | Posted 08.27.2014 | College
Alicia Jessop

As a sports law professor, I realize that only 15 to 25-percent of my students have any interest in going to law school. Thus, I need to create value beyond the in-class material for the rest of my students.

The Overachiever's Guide to Junior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 08.26.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

Identify a second faculty mentor for research. Meet at least once a semester with both of your faculty mentors to explore research opportunities, including paid summer experiences. Also, if you plan on applying to graduate school, request letters of recommendation.

Is Following Your Dreams Unrealistic?

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 08.26.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Kevin Kleitches

Most of the e-mails I get echo the same sentiment: "I wish I could follow my passion." These people write to tell me they've been stuck in a boring...

An Open Letter to Those Who Would Quit Their Jobs

Jock Gilchrist | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jock Gilchrist

The point is to live intentionally. Ask yourself: Why aren't you doing what you really love? There may be legitimate reasons to stay in a job you don't like. But there is no excuse for living by default, for not examining the conditions of your life and having the courage to see other options.

Here's Why Parents Have No Business Giving Their Kids Life Advice Anymore

Michael Price | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Michael Price

The only person who knows what's best for your kids is your kids. That may sound like a radical and ridiculous idea, but think about it.

Why Passion Is Not Enough

Alex Pirouz | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Alex Pirouz

Since writing my first book "Unlock the Passion Within You" back in 2009 I've been fortunate enough to share my message with many business owners across the world on the importance of passion for life and business success.

5,178 Gigs: The Tracks of My Tears

Glenn Paul Manion | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Glenn Paul Manion

My volunteer gigs with Musicians On Call present a unique challenge in song selection. I am escorted to a hospital room occupied by one or more patients. I need to size up the situation quickly and select the one song that might go over best.

10 Ways to Rock Your Next Interview

Rana Campbell | Posted 08.22.2014 | Business
Rana Campbell

Interviewing can be a hard thing to master, but it doesn't mean you can't get better at it over time. Check out my top 10 interview tips based on my own experiences interviewing others for research and career/educational opportunities.

How Quitting Your Job to Travel Enhances Your Career

Sherry Ott | Posted 08.22.2014 | Travel
Sherry Ott

We all fantasize about it, taking your job and shoving it, hopping on a plane, and heading out to see the world. But what keeps us from actually living out this fantasy?

The New Way Ahead for Women at Work: Don't Be a 'Queen Bee'

Ellevate | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women
Ellevate

I've worked with some terrific women during my career. But I've also been "Queen Bee'd," and it was one of the great surprises of my professional life.

6 Tips for Recent College Graduates

Suzanne McFarlin | Posted 08.21.2014 | Business
Suzanne McFarlin

If you're a recent college graduate, or know one, the phrase "I don't know what I want to do!" may be familiar. Many 2014 graduates are still pounding the pavement to find that first opportunity.

To A Dear Friend: 7 Things I Wish I Knew On My 30th Birthday

Kim Keating | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

Find comfort in knowing that the years where you have tried, failed, experimented, bombed, been there and done that are behind you!

The Overachiever's Guide to Senior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 08.26.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement. I have learned that my very best students were focused, driven, and disciplined enough to follow these key steps-to-success during their senior year.

The Balancing Act: Your 9-5 vs. Your Passion-Based Business

Roshell Rosemond | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business
Roshell Rosemond

Pace yourself. I challenge you to master one of these items every 6 months. On this journey you will learn that "No" is in fact a complete sentence. In order to make room for the things that are really important in your life you will have to become comfortable with saying no.

6 Ways To Be More Assertive In The Workplace

SELF | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

Demonstrate that you're completely in the moment by fearlessly listening, acknowledging cues in a conversation, and asking for clarification when you need it. Don't be afraid to ask questions. It shows you're unafraid to both acknowledge you didn't understand something and get the insight you need.

5 Career Negotiating Tips for Recent Grads

Katie Donovan | Posted 08.15.2014 | Women
Katie Donovan

Did school teach you the skill for the job and the career center teach you how to get the first job? Yup, but most likely no one taught you about all the things that can happen in the first job. Here are five tips to help negotiate the early part of your career and beyond.

The American Dream

Diane Gilman | Posted 08.14.2014 | Fifty
Diane Gilman

It didn't come early in my career (understatement, as 59 years old is a dinosaur in the youth-obsessed fashion industry), but maybe the best should be saved for last... My prophecy at the age of 4 took a bit longer to come true than imagined, but it's all about the journey.

How to Ace a Conversation With Your Boss (or Anyone You Want to Impress)

Laurie Gerber | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Laurie Gerber

We have power in all of our relationships because every relationship has a dynamic and when one part of a dynamic changes, the whole dynamic has to change.

Professionalism Behind the Wheel

Diane Gottsman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

The way people handle themselves behind the wheel of a car can say a lot about how they conduct themselves in business. Our driving behaviors often reflect not only how we approach life, but also how we deal with others on a day-to-day basis.

7 Things I Learned in Trying a New Career

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Gratitude is the answer to nearly every question. I haven't had a situation yet where I couldn't apply gratitude. It is the great equalizer of the heart. It allows you remember what matters.

6 Negotiating Lessons From the Trenches

Scott Uhrig | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business
Scott Uhrig

You have an opportunity to learn as much about the job, company and your prospective boss during the negotiation phase as you've learned up to this point.