First Week on the Job

June 04 , 2019

You walk through the revolving door of the lobby toward the elevator, soaking in your surroundings—there’s not a familiar face in the building. You straighten out your suit, press #12, and take a deep breath: Once those doors re-open, your first week of work will officially begin.

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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...

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The Positive Trait That Holds Talented People Back at Work

September 19 , 2016

In a perfect world, your completed assignments would speak for themselves. You’d work on friendly, collaborative teams with fair-minded co-workers, and each person would be free with praise and full of self-effacing humility. You’d never have to worry about self-promotion or navigating office...

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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.

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How to Overcome Perfectionism: 6 Powerful Habits

January 11 , 2016

One of the most common challenges that people email me about – and I myself have had quite a bit of trouble with – is perfectionism.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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6 Common Myths Holding You Back at Work

October 19 , 2015

Have you fallen prey to “the way we’ve always done it” at work? Did you know, though, that some of the most common business beliefs are being shattered by new research on how our minds and emotions function?

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How Positivity Makes You Healthy and Successful

October 08 , 2015

When faced with setbacks and challenges, we’ve all received the well-meaning advice to “stay positive.” The greater the challenge, the more this glass-half-full wisdom can come across as Pollyannaish and unrealistic. It’s hard to find the motivation to focus on the positive when positivity seems...

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