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5 Mistakes Smart People Make At Work

5 Mistakes Smart People Make At Work

Good work does not excuse temper tantrums

Think intelligent people are always good co-workers? Think again. Smart people are prone to serious mistakes that can have lasting career implications. Read More »

Soft Skill: Flexibility

Soft Skill: Flexibility

No stretching exercises required

Advice on being flexible and adaptable at work and on a job search. Read More »

Don't Be Selfish: Pass On The Team Spirit [QUOTE CARDS]

Don't Be Selfish: Pass On The Team Spirit [QUOTE CARDS]

Work together, win together

Animals and people alike work together to solve problems not because they are weak but because it is often the most efficient and productive way. Read More »

Soft Skill: Team Player

Soft Skill: Team Player

Remember: Co-workers are people, too

Unless you're self-employed, a one-man band or a superhero, you probably work as a team. Here's a roundup of resources to polish your team-playing soft skills. Read More »

Get The Holiday Time Off You Need Without Hurting Your Team

Get The Holiday Time Off You Need Without Hurting Your Team

Be willing to help out your colleagues so everyone wins

Many people want to take extra time off at the holiday season but work doesn't stop. Tips for getting everything done and the time you need. Read More »

9 Reasons You're Failing At Your Job

9 Reasons You're Failing At Your Job

If you want to give yourself the best shot at success, avoid these habits. Read More »

What NOT To Do When You Lose Your Job

What NOT To Do When You Lose Your Job

When you lose your job, it's very tempting to lash out at anyone in your path. After all, you've been wronged, so someone needs to take the heat. Everyone expects you to be angry and upset at getting fired or laid off, but don't take the bait. Being outwardly bitter and vituperative will only prevent you from... Read More »

People Pay To Vote On Entrepreneur Mike Merrill's Life

People Pay To Vote On Entrepreneur Mike Merrill's Life

It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a group of 160 shareholders to raise one Portland man. For five years, entrepreneur Mike Merrill has been selling shares of himself, and then allowing those shareholders to vote on important business and personal decisions in his life. As a result of various... Read More »

Can You Create Your Own Job With The Help Of Strangers?

Can You Create Your Own Job With The Help Of Strangers?

Three brothers, Christian, Joseph, and Patrick Lane, had one simple idea: to completely revolutionize the way people shop. Americans produced 1.4 billion pounds of waste a day, and 40 percent of that is packaging used just once. Why do we need boxes around cereal, they wondered, and plastic around milk? They... Read More »

Law Professor Arrested, Fired After Bizarre Rant And Shoving Students  [VIDEO]

Law Professor Arrested, Fired After Bizarre Rant And Shoving Students [VIDEO]

College campuses may be the sacred centers of free speech, but that speech went sour at the University of Oregon on Thursday, when an adjunct law professor engaged with students holding a pro-immigrantion demonstration. The instructor pushed students, and pocketed one demonstrator's phone, leading to his... Read More »

Gossip Is Good For The Office -- And Your Productivity, Study Finds

Gossip Is Good For The Office -- And Your Productivity, Study Finds

Most workers are guilty of it from time to time, but gossiping in the workplace is viewed by many employers and employees alike as a time waster -- and potentially destructive, too. But a new study by Dutch researchers finds that gossip helps keep offices running more smoothly and can actually improve... Read More »

Lessons From 6 Famous Sidekicks: How To Succeed Without Being A Lackey

Lessons From 6 Famous Sidekicks: How To Succeed Without Being A Lackey

Thursday's match-up between Vice President Joe Biden and vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan may not be the most anticipated debate of the election season, but for those who do tune in, the discussion will likely showcase how devoted each man is to his running mate. Playing second fiddle to a more... Read More »

You Thought Cubicles Were Hell? Try 'Open Plan' Offices

You Thought Cubicles Were Hell? Try 'Open Plan' Offices

By Kelly Eggers It sure sounded like a good idea. When Tuft and Lach Law, a small law practice in St. Paul, Minn., opted for open, shared office space, they didn't expect to hate it. After all, numerous academic studies have shown that workers are more productive in open offices and, in the trend-setting... Read More »

10 Surefire Ways To Get Fired

10 Surefire Ways To Get Fired

Getty Images By Kelly Eggers Nobody wants to get fired. Most people avoid it by generally doing good work and keeping complaints about their jobs to themselves or close family. Unfortunately, it's not that simple. There are many things that can get you fired beyond the obvious; you don't have to burn down... Read More »

How To Overcome Phobias In The Workplace

How To Overcome Phobias In The Workplace

By Debra Auerbach Few people truly love public speaking. So when you have to give a big presentation to your boss and a room full of your peers, it's normal to feel nervous, get a little sweaty and rejoice once the presentation is over. Yet for some, the idea of public speaking evokes such fear that it's... Read More »

Beware Of The 'Ides Of Jobs'; 7 Strategies To Recover From Job Adversity

Beware Of The 'Ides Of Jobs'; 7 Strategies To Recover From Job Adversity

We all make mistakes on the job, and occasionally the boss steps in to correct our performance with discipline or a performance improvement plan. It's how you recover from adversity that sets you apart from the rest You are accused of being "off sides" when the flag was thrown and everyone is pointing, "You,... Read More »

What It's Like To Be An Occupier At Night: A Firsthand Account

What It's Like To Be An Occupier At Night: A Firsthand Account

An Occupier isn't just your casual visitor to Zuccotti Park, or a sometime demonstrator for the Occupy Wall Street cause. Occupiers are those who actually sleep out in the concrete square, enduring the bitter New York night to prove their point. It is those nighttime hours that make Occupy Wall Street such a... Read More »

Get Me Out Of Here! Most Workers Regret Taking Their Job

Get Me Out Of Here! Most Workers Regret Taking Their Job

Given the bad economy and poor job market most would think that people would be happy to have a job -- at least that's what our bosses and organizations tell us. Wondering whether this was the case, I recently asked AOL Jobs readers to share with me their feelings and attitudes toward their job and... Read More »

How To Make Your Brilliance Shine

How To Make Your Brilliance Shine

Today, workplace learning and teaching can and must bring out the brilliance in everyone. Here's how: The traditional approach to workplace learning and teaching is beyond old school -- it's broken. As a result, organizational intelligence is suffering at a time, on the heels of the Great Recession, when we... Read More »

Live Longer By Being Nice To Co-Workers

Live Longer By Being Nice To Co-Workers

Work can be more challenging for employees than it was just a few years ago. The mass layoffs of the recent recession have resulted in fewer people doing the same amount of work. That can result in some pretty tense workplaces, but a new study suggests that if employees stand together and support each other,... Read More »

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