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If You Want A Successful Career, Marry This Type Of Person

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.24.2014 | Weddings

It's known that personality plays a role in professional success. However, new research suggests that your spouse's personality can greatly affect you...

How You Handle Sick Days Tells Your Boss A Lot

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

Martyrdom is good for those with saintly aspirations but if you've chosen a career in business, I'm guessing that's already a pretty unlikely goal. If you're not in a condition to come to work, please stay home.

Ready to Shine? How to Start Using Your Natural Talents and Light Up the World With Them

Kathy Caprino | Posted 09.29.2014 | Women
Kathy Caprino

If you feel off course and know you're in the wrong job or career, I'd recommend taking these three steps to move away from thinking and actions that are keeping you from reaching your highest potential and being of service in the way you dream to:

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

Redefining Career Success: A Simple Framework

Scott Uhrig | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Scott Uhrig

Think about your current job -- how does it stack up across the parameters of the framework? Most important, think about your next job -- how will you decide what's most important to you?

Here's The Problem With 'Practice Makes Perfect'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living

“Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.” It’s a lovely idea, popularized by Malcolm Gladwe...

Why Your Happiest Day At Work Was 5 Years Ago

Fast Company | Laura Vanderkam | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

Here's a quick, two-question quiz: When was your happiest time at work? And when will you hit the pinnacle of your career? If you’re like most pe...

This 15 Minute Activity Will Make You More Successful At Work

Business Insider | Drake Baer | Posted 05.28.2014 | World

According to a new working paper from Harvard Business School, setting aside 15 minutes to write at the end of the workday is enough to make you bette...

The Power Of Goofing Off

Forbes | Erika Andersen | Posted 05.23.2014 | World

I often have my most useful and unexpected ideas when I’m not trying to be productive. How many times have you seen an important connection or unra...

8 Things The World's Most Successful People All Have In Common

The Week | Eric Barker | Posted 05.20.2014 | World

I've posted a lot about the strategies of very successful people: artists, scientists, business leaders… Looking back, what patterns do we see? ...

Pace and Productivity: When Faster and More Isn't Always Better

Sara Canaday | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Sara Canaday

What's your personal workday pace? Maybe it's slow and steady or blazingly fast. For you, it's normal. Perhaps the bigger question is: what's normal for your team?

Why Chasing Happiness May Leave You Feeling Unhappier Than Ever

Forbes | Amy Morin | Posted 04.23.2014 | World

Although the pursuit of happiness has been a topic of discussion since the Declaration of Independence, the suggestion that everyone should feel happy...

How Honoring What You Love Builds a Fabulous Career

Kathy Caprino | Posted 06.21.2014 | Women
Kathy Caprino

A few months ago, I was channel surfing on TV and landed on an intriguing show on PBS called "Pati's Mexican Table." Not a lover of food shows by any...

If You Don't Prioritize Your Life, Someone Else Will

LinkedIn | Greg McKeown | Posted 04.16.2014 | World

“A ‘no’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.” So said Mahatma ...

3 Things To Remember When You Feel Like You're Failing

Business Insider | Jacquelyn Smith | Posted 04.14.2014 | World

If you were to examine the lives of some of the most successful people, you’d find many pathways marked by failure. Take Abraham Lincoln. “He f...

The Difference Between Successful And Very Successful People

LinkedIn | Greg McKeown | Posted 04.08.2014 | World

I recently met with a capable and driven executive and asked him, “How are you?” He gave me a rapid-fire answer of all of the things he was doing:...

Why You Don't Have To Be A Risk-Taker To Be Successful

The Daily Muse | Alex Honeysett | Posted 03.27.2014 | World

As a certainty-driven kind of girl, I’ve always admired people who are totally comfortable taking running, uninhibited leaps off the edges of (metap...

If You Want To Be Successful, Welcome Obstacles

Forbes | Paul B. Brown | Posted 03.04.2014 | World

Let’s start with three truisms. 1. If you do exactly what everyone else does, you will never have a competitive edge. You will always be the same...

The Career Lessons I'd Like To Give My 20-Something Self

Julianna Richter | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Julianna Richter

As Ralph Waldo Emerson so brilliantly said, "Life is a Journey, Not a Destination." I believe the same can be said for our work life so make it the best journey it can be.

5 Ways We Lose the Life We Would Have Loved

Herina Ayot | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Herina Ayot

Most of us accept positions out of desperation instead of holding out for what we really want.

5 Easy Steps to Accessing More Happiness and Boosting Your Success

Kathy Caprino | Posted 02.03.2014 | Women
Kathy Caprino

The three greatest predictors of happiness are optimism (the belief your behavior will eventually matter), social connection, and how we perceive stress (as a challenge or as a threat). If we want to raise happiness we need to make both mindset and behavior shifts.

Living With Purpose: The Key Ingredient to Meaningful Work

Marion Chamberlain | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Marion Chamberlain

With autumn in the midst of causing the beautiful trees to shed its leaves, the temperature dropping and darkness settling in earlier at night, I find that people tend to go more inward and reflect upon where they are in life.

How to Use Feedback to Succeed in the Workplace

Sara Canaday | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Sara Canaday

The concept is not new, and the value is real. So why do many well-intentioned professionals fail to take full advantage of this potential competitive edge?

Why I Never Use the Word 'Successful'

Zeeshan Aleem | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Zeeshan Aleem

Whether it's running a faster mile or being able to afford an apartment big enough to have all your friends over, we have a way of deluding ourselves into thinking the ultimate vista lies just around the next bend, if one toils for long enough.

Lead With Impact and Purpose: Create Positive Energy in the Workplace and Your Community

Marion Chamberlain | Posted 12.16.2013 | Business
Marion Chamberlain

When you've joined the ranks of the "rich and famous," remember that your commitment to being a good corporate citizen is what has set you far apart from those who remain unfulfilled through just accumulating.