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Are You Thriving or Surviving?

Laura Berger | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

But see, I unfortunately can't get you around the stark reality that dictating a life of your own is not possible without having the guts to make it happen so you can watch everyone trying to figure out how they are going to get in the pool with you.

Carpe Diem, Oprah Style

Ellevate | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Ellevate

None of us know our 2.0 and are just trying to figure it out. I change my plan every day. Oprah says everyone of us is looking for the same thing - we want to know we matter! And everyone has a story to tell, I just may not know mine yet.

Navigating Your Career Through Breast Cancer

Stacey Tisdale | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
Stacey Tisdale

The ways in which we spend have changed. We have different attitudes about debt, and even though the job market has improved, millions continue to struggle as wages have not caught up.

Why Your Sales Presentations Are Bombing

Ellevate | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women
Ellevate

Begin your presentation with your audience's picture rather than your own. Speak in language they can easily understand. Tell them only about your product or service as it has relevance to them and their problem-solving and/or goal-conquering.

The More Distressing, Less Noticed Message From Microsoft CEO Nadella

Ellevate | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Ellevate

Recognizing, discussing, calling out, debating, arguing about, examining this perhaps-innate gender bias against women who negotiate is a first step. We should be having these discussions publicly, and managers should be having them privately.

From Suits to Sweats, A Woman's Reconciliation With Her New Self

Juliana Maio | Posted 10.17.2014 | Women
Juliana Maio

Most troubling was the shift of identity that was taking place inside of me. Law had been so good to me, I couldn't think of shedding that identity. And why should I? I was still a lawyer; but in the eyes of the world, the metamorphosis from lawyer to author was at the very least confusing.

7 Ways to Success-Proof Your Career and Your Brand

Colette A.M.Phillips | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business
Colette A.M.Phillips

How many of you would go on a cross-country trip without mapping your trip on your GPS or Google? So why would you go through life without a "life plan"? This is where a mission statement comes in. Do you have a personal and/or career mission statement? If you do not, then create one.

Love Women? Prove It!

Ellevate | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women
Ellevate

Women are one of the biggest ongoing business news stories of the year. And they continue being a story because, for all the confetti and marching bands, women still comprise a sliver of top leaders in nearly every industry.

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.

"Happy Talk" Job Search

Roger Wright | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

The next time someone gives you a piece of Happy Talk advice on finding work, ask yourself: "What if I thought differently about finding work?" Then listen for your own unique answer. Not the expert answer.

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.

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.

Why Passion Is Not Enough

Alex Pirouz | Posted 10.25.2014 | 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.

7 Things I Learned in Trying a New Career

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 10.07.2014 | 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 10.07.2014 | 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.

Valuable Lessons Learned in the "Rat Race": Corporate America Revealed

Roshell Rosemond | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Roshell Rosemond

In my pursuit of success in corporate America, I found that the game-changers were well versed in a different code: one that was unwritten. I made it my business to glean the lessons along the way and found these invaluable few to be most essential in the proverbial rat race.

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?

Your Career - Paved Road or Tall Grass?

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Dina Vardouniotis

Imagine a time in your career when the road ahead seems seems perfectly clear. Free of obstacles, your goals are obvious, the plans predictable and the effort to achieve them almost, well effortless.

Advice To A Young Man Who Wants To Go Places

Ryan Holiday | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Ryan Holiday

You're scared but overconfident, clueless but eager to learn, just glad to be given a shot and you don't want to screw it up. I tried to think of a few things I wish I'd been told when I was just starting, things that would have saved me some tough lessons.

Why Can't I Get the Job?

Roger Wright | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

Do any of the following 10 reasons sound familiar? Perhaps you've noticed some changes since the last time you looked for work? If so, you're right. Things have changed!

What to Do When You Have No Idea What You Want to Do With Your Life

Michael Price | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Michael Price

Today, there is more opportunity than you can imagine and there's no excuse to waste your time doing something you have no interest doing. If you're stuck and in a rut, look no further than towards your aptitude.

Learning From Mistakes: Three Lessons to Clear the Path to Success

Zach Overking | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
Zach Overking

No one starts out successful. Success is an experiment that comes with plenty of trial and error; it is built as you learn from mistakes along your path to personal and professional development.

3 Tricks Companies Commonly Use to Scam Employees

Michael Price | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Michael Price

If you've worked in corporate America you're likely familiar with some of the scams employers use to screw employees. This article isn't necessarily for you. This article is for recent college grads or anyone for that matter that is new to the workforce and getting their first "real job."

16 Reasons Why You Haven't Gotten a Raise or Promotion

Michael Price | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Michael Price

You've been a loyal employee. You put in the extra hours and you kissed the bosses rear, so why haven't you gotten a raise yet? Here are 16 reasons why.

How to Succeed in Business: the First Steps

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.