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How Chance the Rapper put himself a position for success and what we can learn from it

Whether Chance The Rapper knows it or not, he’s a brilliant marketer. Here's what lessons can you can learn from him and his unique strategy.


The power of using an inclusion rider in your next employee contract

Frances McDormand's Oscar night inclusion rider shout-out sparked a national discussion on the little-known contract clause, and how it could be used to increase the representation of minorities in Hollywood and beyond.


What Frances McDormand’s Oscars speech can teach us about sharing success with others

When Frances McDormand invited other women onto the pedestal with her during her acceptance speech for her Oscar for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” she showed that Hollywood has a huge amount of potential to go around — whether you're an Oscar recipient or not.


From Negan to Voldemort: Career lessons from classic celluloid baddies

Why are awful fictional characters so incredibly appealing? And more than that, is there anything we can actually learn from them?


What Fergie’s National Anthem disaster (and response) can teach us about embracing failure

Fergie didn't shy away from the spotlight after her National Anthem performance. Instead, she embraced the moment and took full responsibility for how her rendition went.


What to do when the workplace ‘Omarosa’ has choice words about your company

Here's what to do if an "Omarosa" is badmouthing your company after being let go.


4 tips on salary negotiation from the $20-million-plus star of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo, the star of Grey's Anatomy, is the highest-paid actress on a primetime drama on TV. Here's her secret about how she went into the salary negotiation that made it happen.


11 celebrities’ best advice to their younger selves

Here are the best pieces of life and career advice celebrities and leaders like Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey would give their younger selves, so that we can learn along with them, and hopefully learn to see a pitfall before we fall into it.


6 management lessons from an Oscar-nominated filmmaker

Her bulleted list of tips was directed toward a colleague but her practical advice is useful for any first-time manager.

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New show lets you experience the stress and panic of a job interview from the comfort of your couch

CNBC’s new series 'The Job Interview' televises what usually happens behind closed doors: the dreaded job interview. Here's how it all plays out.


5 reasons to be more like Larry David at work

Sometimes, your inner curmudgeon is your best asset.

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The stars of ‘Million-Dollar Listing’ share their secrets to success (and tell you to love your haters)

Love your haters.


7 signs Sean Spicer missed his declining influence. Are you doing the same?

Keep your eyes and ears open.


The best inspirational notes celebrities wrote to themselves

Write yourself a check for $10 million.


The Game of Thrones guide to success at work (with spoilers)

Just don't be Cersei, whatever you do.

Salary Negotiation

This is a powerful lesson about being underpaid from ‘Hawaii Five-O’ stars

Sometimes you have to walk away.


A former British Vogue editor shows what not to say after you’ve been fired

Don't do these things.

Age at Work

This is why Silicon Valley CEOs always think they’re the good guy

They share a lot about themselves.

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Celebrity chef Charlie Palmer on career switches: ‘All you can do is focus on the future’

Don't look back if you're trying to move forward.


Martha Stewart’s career success lessons become a musical

It sounds like a good thing.

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Jackass creator Jeff Tremaine on success: ‘It was baffling to me’

You never expect success when it comes.

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3 brilliant tips for emotional intelligence from the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

We can all be as strong as hell.

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6 success rituals you can borrow from star athletes

LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Dwayne Wade, and Michael Jordan all have used techniques to succeed that you can borrow.

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5 ways Wonder Woman succeeded against the odds (and you can too)

Turn your weaknesses into strengths.


The ‘George Washington’ battle plan for career success after 40

Ian Kahn, who plays George Washington on 'Turn,' absorbed some of the Founding Father's wisdom.