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9 ways to make your boss fall in love with your ideas

Have you ever had a new idea? And have you ever tried to convince your boss to give that new idea a go? Was it met with open arms - or crushed by a raised eyebrow, stalled by a request for a business case or met with a negative “that’s not how we do things here”?<p>For most of us - regardless of …

The Definitive Guide to Budgeting Your Money for 2017

AKA how to get your shit together when it comes to your hard-earned cash this year.<p>Money. We all want more of it, we all want to know how much others have and what *they* do with it, and we all want to know that we're doing all the right things with it. But when you're just figuring out this whole …

This Flowchart Helps You Find Your Leadership Style

If you ever have to step up and manage people, it can be pretty difficult to figure out the best way to do it in a way that both works with your …

This Is the Easiest Way to Diffuse an Argument, According to Psychologists

It's when we're in the middle of an argument that we're least likely to turn to problem-solving strategies—seeking compromise, taking the other …

6 Powerful Ways to Build Unbreakable Self-Discipline

All the knowledge in the world is worth nothing if you don't possess the self-discipline to use that knowledge. Only by applying what we know can we …

Why Real Leaders Have Strong Egos (And That’s A Good Thing)

Understanding and developing your own ego doesn’t make you a narcissist, one writer argues. In fact, it’s a prerequisite to leadership.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of</i> Fast Company.<p>Ego tends to get a bad rap in leadership circles, and it’s …

6 Personality Tests That Will Actually Help You Learn About Yourself

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>Humans have a weird desire for self-awareness, even …

90 Smart Ways to Radically Boost Your Productivity

An epic list of ways to increase your personal productivity and be a lot more successful.<p>Ninety days, 90 ways to be more productive in 2017. While some will only take a few minutes, they will still make a major impact on your productivity. Others might take a little longer, especially if creating a …