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Redefining Career Success: A Simple Framework

Scott Uhrig | Posted 07.25.2014 | 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 05.02.2014 | 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.

21 Things Lucky People Do Differently

Bob Miglani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bob Miglani

As I thought about my own journey of learning to deal with uncertainty these days, I realized that in the absence of luck being granted to us by the lottery of birth, we all can get a chance to get lucky.

A Humbling Moment In Alan Alda's Career (WATCH)

Posted 09.16.2013 | MarloThomas

When Alan Alda joined me on Mondays With Marlo, he told me about a career-defining moment that he experienced while he was appearing in a play called ...

What These 7 Wildly Successful Women Have In Common

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.24.2013 | Women

"Looking back at my own life, there are the things that can trip us up and dampen that spirit," Arianna Huffington told graduating high school seniors...

The Problem With (Too Much) Encouragement

Randy Hain | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Hain

Straight talk, given in love with a smile, is one of the best gifts we can offer a person. I often ask permission to be candid before I share critical feedback. This is usually appreciated and works well for me.