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Young People Need to Know Entrepreneurship Is Hard

How’s this for an entrepreneurship-education outcome: The proportion of high school students saying they’d like to start a business <i>declined</i> over the course of a summer program, according to research from New York University.<p>But that’s not a failure — not at all. I’ll explain.<p>Prior to the BizCamp …

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

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 …

How a living wage is calculated

ON MAY 19th the Los Angeles city council voted to raise its minimum wage, from $9 an hour to $15 an hour. The full increase will be enacted by 2020. …

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5 Signs It’s Time for a New Job

Regardless of your age, background, or accomplishments, you have probably fantasized about the possibility of a new career at some point in your life – those who haven’t are the exception.<p>LinkedIn reports that of its 313 million members, 25% are active job seekers, while 60% can be considered …

Building Relationships in Cultures That Don’t Do Small Talk

Michael has been in Frankfurt for about a week and is really missing his home office in Chicago. Everyone in Germany seems to be so serious at work. No small talk, no conversation about the weekend, no interest in his American background — in fact, no interest really in him at all, it seems.<p>At …

Digital hives: Creating a surge around change

Online communities are helping companies engage with employees to accelerate change.<p><b>New lessons are emerging</b> for executives striving to harness the …

Project Manage Your Life

More and more companies are adopting software and product development frameworks like Agile, Scrum, and Kanban — which promote quick, iterative, lean production — to deliver higher quality products, faster. These methods help teams produce rapid, continuous improvements, via daily face-to-face …