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The American Workplace Is Broken. Here’s How We Can Start Fixing It.

American workers are more stressed, sleep deprived, burnt out and disengaged than ever before, but the solution is surprisingly simple.<p><i>This story is part of our monthlong “Work Well” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this project here.</i><p>The way we …

The Different Types of Goals and How These Can Help You Succeed

There are various types of goals that can help you become successful. This may seem surprising to most who only view goals as a general aim.<p>Many of …

3 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before You Resign

Yesterday evening over dinner, I had a wonderful discussion with a friend about his decision to leave his job. It had nothing to do with the company, …

A top recruiter on what anyone can see after 30 seconds with your resume

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What do recruiters look for in a resume at first glance?</i> <i>Answer by Ambra Benjamin, Engineering Recruiter.</i><p>I don’t look through stacks of resumes anymore. I hate paper. I do everything online.<p>There has been for many decades, a mysterious Wizard of Oz-type …


How to Give Tough Feedback That Helps People Grow

Over the years, I’ve asked hundreds of executive students what skills they believe are essential for leaders. “The ability to give tough feedback” comes up frequently. But what exactly is “tough feedback”? The phrase connotes bad news, like when you have to tell a team member that they’ve screwed …


The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders

If you’re the kind of boss who fails to make genuine connections with your direct reports, take heed: 91% of employees say communication issues can drag executives down, according to results from our new Interact/Harris Poll, which was conducted online with roughly 1,000 U.S. workers.<p>In the survey, …

Jeff Bezos

35 habits that will make you irreplaceable at work

Amazing employees stand out from the crowd in many other ways. Simply put, their contribution far outweighs their cost, regardless of their expense.<p>Many employers today are willing to pay top dollar for the right people, but often they wouldn't recognize those "A" players, because they aren't …

Employee Engagement

5 Ways to Find Your Dream Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Job seekers can spend a lot of time trolling job sites and sending resumes en masse without culling much of an employer response let alone landing an interview. Employers still receive between 102 and 137 applications per job from both …


Why You Should Watch Out for Your 5-Year Job Anniversary

Most of us begin a new position with energy and a desire to impress. Our effort is high. Our passion is infectious. Our enthusiasm helps us to excel quickly.<p>But for some, work becomes mundane and repetitive. They lose some of their passion, and their work can begin to feel like a chore. Eventually …

The Workplace

30 Awesome Bodyweight Exercises

30 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere<p>Here’s how to get a great workout—wherever you are<p>The number one reason to train with just your bodyweight is ridiculously obvious: You can burn calories and work your muscles anywhere. But if your bodyweight arsenal only includes basic pushups, situps, and squats, …


The Calorie-Killing Cardio Countdown Challenge

“You’re cramming a ton of work into a short amount of time with minimal rest, which increases the intensity,” says Gaddour, who demos the workout in the video above. And he’s not kidding. By the time you’re finished, you’ll have completed 110 fast-paced reps of each exercise or 220 reps total. 

A …


Our management tip: Do something interesting this weekend


Our management tip of the day: Don't be afraid to express doubt

What Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Finding a Career

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>“After board dinners, we inevitably sit around and talk about our kids and their careers,” Dave Calhoun recently told me. “Frankly, we’re often at a loss with how to help them.” If someone with Calhoun’s experience has trouble with this – he’s chairman of Nielsen’s board, sits …

New York Times

5 Steps To Prepare For New Revenue Recognition Standards

All companies track and report revenue. Organizations worldwide will need to start complying with new regulations for revenue accounting that have been approved by the FASB and the IASB. This will be a very big change for many companies both public and private.<p>The burning question is, “What are the …

Small Business

Today's management tip: The right way to network

Today's management tip on the best argument for a new technology:

Our management tip of the day: Only invite the necessary people to your next meeting

Are the People Who Take Vacations the Ones Who Get Promoted?

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>Too many people limit their happiness and success by assuming that taking time off from work will send a negative message to their manager and slow their career advancement. But new research, says that the exact opposite is true. Taking a vacation can actually <i>increase</i> the …

The Workplace

Today's management tip: Try shifting your leadership style

Our management tip of the day: "Always negotiate for a higher salary" is bad advice

A Checklist for Someone About to Take on a Tougher Job

Careers involve numerous transitions when we “step up” into a new role, typically one with greater rewards, bigger responsibilities, and higher stakes. We’re well aware that these opportunities come as the result of effort and diligence in our previous role, but we can fail to appreciate how much …


Our management tip of the day: Engage the employees most likely to lose motivation

Our management tip of the day: Think about the pronouns you use when motivating people

Today's management tip: Get better ideas from your employees