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What to do when being a manager isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
What do you do when you find out the hard way that your new position as a manager might not be for you? Here's how to approach the situation.
Study: Open office plans cause us to ‘socially withdraw’
Research shows that open office plans can result in workers to "socially withdraw" – retreating to their desks and the privacy of the internet.
Here’s how many people can be in a meeting before it’s unproductive, according to Harvard
Meetings are at peak production level when there are fewer people involved — specifically, no more than eight, according to Harvard Business Review.
Vitamin sea: The importance of taking an annual vacation
The use of an annual vacation will enable you to disconnect, re-charge and could also improve your productivity upon your return.
Bob Dylan: When and why you should reinvent yourself
Time changes our circumstances. How well we accommodate this, then, depends on how well we are able to reinvent ourselves.
Survey: 68% of workers say children more difficult to manage than employees in the summer
Research reveals that 68% of employees say that their kids are tougher "to manage" during summer break than their workers.
These are the countries with the best work-life balance
All eyes are on the world's best soccer teams right now, but what about which countries have the best work life balance for their employees? OK, so it isn't quite as exciting but if you have no work life balance then you have no time to watch soccer so there you go.
Mozart on how to unlock your inner creative genius
There is a destructive myth that the ‘creative genius’ is born with an innate, godlike ability to create extraordinary work at the snap of their finger. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
I traveled for 50+ days last year and this is what I learned
Even when everything goes perfectly, traveling is hectic, that’s half the fun. But I’ve learned some organization tips that leave me less flustered and able to travel with a little more ease.
Outsmart your own decision biases
Theodore Roosevelt once said, “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
4 characteristics of leaders who get hired and promoted
Want to be valued by the leaders in your own organization? John Hall would encourage you to work well with your team, be data-centric, results-oriented, and operate with integrity.
5 deadly investment mistakes you must avoid
Making an investment is both a terrifying and satisfying thing to do. For one, you know that you are going to enjoy some prolific benefits if your investment bears fruits. You also know that you might lose everything if anything goes awry. These contrasting qualities make many people both eager and reluctant to get into the business.
Feeling stressed about the day when you wake up can hurt your memory, study says
A recent study in The Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences revealed that thinking that you’re going to have a stressful day when you first peel your eyes open in the morning can wreak havoc on your "working memory."
7 ways to stay hydrated during the day even if you hate water
Yes, I get it. Water is super important. There's just one problem. I have never liked it.
2 eye-opening experiences that trigger immediate clarity and behavior change
If you’re struggling to be motivated, you need to have at least one of these two types of experiences.
How to have a successful summer vacation
Lots of people will take a vacation this summer, but for many of them, their vacations won’t be the relaxing, recuperative getaways they were hoping for.
The rule of the scene: Why where you live affects the work you do
Do you have to move across the world to find your scene? What if circumstances prevent you from doing so? Here’s what to do if you find yourself in that situation.
The healthiest office snacks for you to pick over a bag of chips
To combat the allure of unhealthy foods your office is tempting you with, you need to come armed with healthier snacks. Here are some of the best.
How to save yourself from drowning in emails
Here’s his ten ways to “finally gain control over your chaotic inbox."
From boring to beneficial: How to handle a slow day at work
A boring work day doesn't mean you can't get anything productive done, so I’ve laid out a few tips and tricks to help you successfully cross the finish line of a slow day.
The difference between having a job vs. having a career
So what’s the difference between just a job and a career? Here are a few of the deciding factors.
Do you make these thinking errors?
With practice, you can avoid some thinking mistakes that many of us make. And by avoiding these errors, we can improve our decisions, and consequently: Our lives and careers.
Turning yourself from a professional into a brand
Like it or not, working in the digital era challenges everyone to create a personal brand — even if it is merely through Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn.
10 tips for anyone attending business school
Here are my top 10 tips for getting the most out of your MBA program.
Study: 53% of professionals work remotely at least half of the week
A new report found that 53% of professionals work remotely at least half of the week — and increasingly, employers are embracing it and other options.