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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.

Office Life

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.

Personal Branding

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.

Personal Finance

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.

Mental Health

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.

Food at Work

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.

How To

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.

Office Life

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.