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The Underrated Skill The Best Leaders Have Mastered

The Underrated Skill The Best Leaders Have Mastered

'Brevity is the soul of wit,' said Shakespeare

The brutal reality in business today is that verbose leaders have few followers. Read More »

The Best Kind Of Interviewee Is An Active One

The Best Kind Of Interviewee Is An Active One

Make it a conversation, not an interrogation

Breathe life into your interview by taking an active role. Here are ways to demonstrate your capabilities by employing the classic skills of a sales call. Read More »

5 Ways To Get Fewer Emails (Finally)

5 Ways To Get Fewer Emails (Finally)

By Laura Roeder This probably isn't the first article you've read about taming the email beast. You know all about categorizing, filtering, batching your time, etc., etc. But no matter how savvy your email system is, managing your inbox is still attacking the symptom, not the problem. What if you just got less... Read More »

The Benefits Of Being Introverted At Work

The Benefits Of Being Introverted At Work

By Sonia Acosta Can you go an entire workday without saying a word? Does it mean you're an ineffective employee, you don't like your co-workers, or you don't have anything meaningful to say? Of course not. You're probably just an introvert, or you're more reserved at work than in your personal life. You... Read More »

Feel Stuck? 5 Ways To Get Your Career Moving

Feel Stuck? 5 Ways To Get Your Career Moving

By Beverly Flaxington Do you feel like you should be further along in your career? Have you received performance reviews and felt disappointed that you didn't rate better? Are you stuck or frustrated in your job? You could be engaging in what a recent survey calls "career-limiting habits." The study found... Read More »

14 Ways To Manage (And Manipulate) A Difficult Boss

14 Ways To Manage (And Manipulate) A Difficult Boss

By Monica Wofford If your boss over delegates, micromanages, vanishes when you need him, screams like a banshee or flings coffee mugs at you, you know you need to do something. But what, and how? Here are 14 ways to deal with difficult behavior and in some cases, even make it disappear. Read More »

8 Ways To Take The Sting Out Of Criticism

8 Ways To Take The Sting Out Of Criticism

By Justin Thompson No one is perfect. In trying to be the best version of ourselves, we must occasionally fail and learn from our mistakes. Part of this learning process involves receiving criticism from others. While it can be difficult to hear criticism from peers, co-workers, a manager or any authority... Read More »

How To Tactfully Say 'No' At Work

How To Tactfully Say 'No' At Work

By Justin Thompson Many of us have been in a position where our boss, our co-worker, a client or customer has asked us to do something that we know is a bad idea or a complete waste of time. More often than not, we bite our tongues for fear of being the office Debbie Downer. But if we can save the company... Read More »

Could Your Company Say 'Goodbye' To Email And 'Hello' To Social Networks?

Could Your Company Say 'Goodbye' To Email And 'Hello' To Social Networks?

By Mary Lorenz If you had to guess, what percentage of emails do you get on a daily basis that you really need? And not just, "You have to see this YouTube video of a kitten playing with a crocodile" need but really need? Read More »

What's The Fastest Way To Get What You Want?

What's The Fastest Way To Get What You Want?

By Erica Nicole Asking for what you want is hard. Knowing what you want is much easier. Don't spend a good portion of your time masterminding and talking about what you want during various stages in your business without taking the pivotal and final step-ask for it. Read More »

The 6 Job Skills You'll Need In 2012

The 6 Job Skills You'll Need In 2012

This article originally appeared on Schools.com By Rob Sabo Having the right skill set can help you land a new or better job, as well as put you in prime position for a promotion. Some may argue that being a well-rounded employee is more important in 2012 than ever before. High national unemployment --... Read More »

10 Jobs For People Who Love To Talk

10 Jobs For People Who Love To Talk

By Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder If you're a talker, picking a job where you spend your days quietly behind a computer can make you absolutely miserable. Just imagine Kelly Ripa or Katie Couric crunching numbers in a cubicle. Talkers don't need to be constantly engaged in conversation. However,... Read More »

6 Ways To Be A Better Communicator

6 Ways To Be A Better Communicator

By Morgan Norman No matter how good you are at communicating, there's always room for improvement. Being a good communicator will affect every aspect of your life - from personal to professional. We've also heard the tips on TV and at seminars: Face the other person, maintain eye contact, follow up with... Read More »

Then And Now: How Did We Work Before Email?

Then And Now: How Did We Work Before Email?

By Sonia Acosta Hey you. Yes, you writing the email to your co-worker in a cubicle two feet away from you. Ever feel like no one talks to each other anymore? We are all guilty. Email is easier, it's quicker, it helps us keep a paper trail, and well, it's just what we're used to in the modern workplace.... Read More »

How to Navigate a Difficult Conversation

How to Navigate a Difficult Conversation

By Robert Half International There's nothing easy about difficult workplace conversations and, unfortunately, these awkward talks aren't uncommon. At some point, you may need to ask a colleague to redo his work on an important project, for instance, or let your boss know you can't meet the deadline she... Read More »

Motivational Mondays-Winning Voicemail Messages

Motivational Mondays-Winning Voicemail Messages

A recent study conducted by CSO Insights, "a research firm that specializes in benchmarking the challenges impacting sales and marketing performance and, more important, how companies are leveraging people, process, technology, and knowledge to address those issues" finds that less than 59 percent of firms'... Read More »

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