Career Advice for College Graduates

May 30 , 2019

Most of the best career advice isn’t learned in school or discussed during formal annual reviews. They’re the priceless nuggets of wisdom you tend to learn through the school of hard knocks instead – sometimes too late. One of the best gifts that seasoned leaders can give to college graduates is...

Filed Under: ambition, Attitude, Behavior in the Workplace, Best Advice, accountability, Career Advice, Career & Money, Communication, Decision Making, Goals, Good Habits, Quick Tips, Skills, Success

How to Boost Productivity During the Dog Days of Summer

July 12 , 2018

You may have loved your job when you started, but it’s not unusual to get in a rut. If you’re experiencing burnout, changing your mindset can bypass it, says Daniel M. Cable, author of Alive aWork: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do, during his interview with Stephanie...

Filed Under: Attitude, Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Distractions, distractions, Focus, Good Habits, good habits, Strategy, Organization, Productivity, productivity, Quick Tips, quick tips, summer, work

Office Organization Tips to Help You Work More Productively

July 28 , 2016

More than half of the people surveyed in an Express Employment hiring trends survey said they lose nine work hours a week due to lack of organization; 57 percent said they lose six work hours a week because of a lack of time due to disorganization, reported Corp Magazine.

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, clutter, Good Habits, office essentials, Organization, Productivity, productivity, work environment

7 Character Traits That the Best Employees Share

June 30 , 2016

The difference between success and failure in business usually comes down to one thing: good teamwork. If someone is going to be an employee, he or she needs to work well with me and other team members. For that reason, it's important to identify and hire based on the qualities that predict...

Filed Under: Appearance, Behavior in the Workplace, Best Employees, Character Traits, Confidence, Detail-oriented, Emotional Intelligence, Experience, Personality, personality, Professional Development, Reliability, teamwork

17 Email Etiquette Rules

June 23 , 2016

US employees spend, on average, about a quarter of the workweek combing through hundreds of emails.

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, Communication, communication, Email, Email Etiquette, Good Habits, good habits, professional development, quick tips

How to Convincingly Fake Confidence, Happiness, etc. in the Workplace

February 25 , 2016

We fake it in meetings. We fake it over email. We fake it when we’re envious of someone else’s success. We fake it in the elevator when we ask Kyle if he has any weekend plans. The professional world’s a stage, and we’re all actors pretending to care about how Kyle spends his free time.

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, Career Advice, Communication, how to, Strategy

Why do Employers Expect More of Entry-Level Employees than Ever Before?

February 08 , 2016

When Grinnell College senior Ham Serunjogi began his first internship at an environmental technology accelerator in 2013, he was shocked by how much was expected of him in his first days on the job, and how little school had prepared him for entering the workforce.

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Career Advice, Communication, Hiring, hiring, Societal Shifts

Don't Get Fired for Honest Mistakes

December 28 , 2015

There are so many things that can get good, hard-working people fired. Honest mistakes often carry hard-hitting consequences.

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Career Advice, Communication, communication, Decision Making, decision making

10 Ways to Become a More Confident Person

December 21 , 2015

With confidence, the world just seems like a better place, a sunny day where anything is possible. Without it, the darkness slowly creeps in and your mood begins to decline.

Filed Under: Attitude, Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Career Advice, Confidence, Good Habits, Strategy, Quick Tips, quick tips, Success

Sorry: Work Stress is Just as Bad for You as Secondhand Smoke

December 17 , 2015

It's far from breaking news that stress is bad for you, but new research from the Harvard Business School and Stanford University has outed exactly how damaging it can be to your body and mind, and it's not pretty: Workplace stress is just as harmful to your health as secondhand smoke.

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Career Advice, stress, professional development, Quick Tips, Stress, Time Management, Work-Life Balance, worry