17 Skills that are Hard to Learn but will Pay off Forever

August 14 , 2017

The best things in life may be free, but that doesn't mean they won't take time, sweat, and perseverance to acquire.

Filed Under: Good Habits, good habits, life skills, Professional Development, professional development, self improvement

How to Network When You Aren't Sure What You Need

May 29 , 2017

Networking is something that makes a lot of people cringe—and understandably so. When people think of the word “networking,” images of forced and insincere flattery comes to mind.

Filed Under: Attitude, Networking, networking, Communication, communication, Confidence, Professional Development, professional development, relationships

9 Skills that Pay Dividends Forever

May 25 , 2017

Some of the most important skills in life are not taught in school. Here are 9 you won't want to miss out on.

Filed Under: Emotional Intelligence, eq, Good Habits, good habits, life skills, Personality, Professional Development, professional development, Psychology, Self Reflection

15 Habits of Self-Made Millionaires

May 04 , 2017

Success doesn't crop up overnight. All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.

Filed Under: ambition, Career Advice, Goals, good habits, inspiration, self-made, Strategy, Professional Development, professional development, Success

How to Know You're the Right Person for the Job - and Convince Others

September 29 , 2016

Being certain that you’re the right person for the job is as important for you as it is for the person potentially hiring or promoting you. It may be you’re going for a senior position or you may be just starting out in your career. You might be seeking an internal promotion, a transfer across...

Filed Under: ambition, Confidence, good habits, Hiring, Job Search, job search, Professional Development, professional development

What Entrepreneurs can Learn About Brainstorming from TV Writers

September 22 , 2016

Wendy Calhoun is a veteran TV writer, who has worked on hit shows including Empire, Justified, and Nashville. Which sounds like a fun gig, but why did she recently spend time talking to Google employees at the company's re:Work 2016 event?

Filed Under: brainstorming, Communication, communication, teams, Productivity, professional development, 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

10 Reasons Why Your Feedback Falls on Deaf Ears

February 04 , 2016

Leadership is about developing people, and that includes giving difficult feedback to employees about their performance. Leaders who see corrective feedback as a partnership with their employees and an opportunity to encourage their growth and development reap great rewards in employee...

Filed Under: Communication, communication, Feedback, Leadership, professional development, Relationships

5 Phrases That Can Ruin Your Reputation with Your Boss

January 25 , 2016

If you want to get ahead at work, there are certain things you should steer clear of saying in the office. Even if what you’re saying is true (and everyone knows it!). Every time you want to lash out at an irritating manager or co-worker, take a breath and watch your words. Finding productive...

Filed Under: Career Advice, Communication, communication, focus, Strategy, professional development, relationships, Success, 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