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How To Turn What You’re Already Doing Into Your Dream Job

Your day job and your dream job may not be as far apart as you think. Here’s how to bring the two closer together.<p>Think your day job has nothing to do with your dream job? Think again, says Erika Napoletano, a Chicago-based marketing consultant and author of <i>The Power of Unpopular: A Guide to</i> …

How To Rediscover Your Motivation

Changing the way you think and adding a few key habits can help you get back the motivation that you lost somewhere along the way.<p>Companies spend a lot of time and money trying to motivate their employees.<p>But when was the last time a mug with your company’s logo or a coffee shop gift card made you …

Ask The Experts: Which Should I Care About–Promotions Or Job Satisfaction?

In a perfect world you wouldn’t have to choose, but many of us are faced with this dilemma: liking your work or moving up the ladder.<p>We’re raised with what can feel like conflicting goals: follow your dreams, but be as successful as possible. Ideally you can find a way to do both. But that’s not …

4 Habits of People Who Follow Their Dreams

Inspiration from famous people who followed their childhood dreams and the habits that kept them going.<p>As kids we all had dreams. Some of us wanted to be firefighters while others planned to become teachers, veterinarians, or even President. I wanted to be Nancy Drew. Along the way, however, most …

How To Cure An Expectation Hangover

How to deal when things aren’t everything you thought they would be.<p>What do you do when your business idea you were sure would flourish has flopped? Or when that fantastic new job turns out to be a dud?<p>Most of us take great comfort in planning our lives. We set goals and are proud when we achieve …

4 Habits Of Good Listeners

If you’ve ever been called out for talking too much, come up for air and try one of these four listening techniques.<p>Whether in business or in your personal life, a lot can be gained by learning when to keep quiet.<p>Once you’ve landed the sale, it’s time to stop talking, says Eric Chen, a business …

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The Upside Of Negative Thoughts, Listing Successes, And Shutting Up: This Week’s Most Popular Leadership Stories

This week we talked about our feelings and why even the bad ones are good for us, stopped talking to up our negotiating game, and told companies what they should fix and why they need us.<p>Here are the stories you loved in Leadership, for the week of November 10.<p>1. What Happened When We Created Daily …

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What To Do When You Have Too Much To Do And Too Little Time

Feel like one more item on your to-do list will send you over the brink? It’s time to start practicing the fine art of saying no. A lot.<p>Do you sometimes (or always) feel like you have too much to do and too little time to do it?<p>Consider an email I got from a student the other day:<p>“… as the semester …

How To Make Meetings Better, Faster, And More Fun

Meetings can be one of the biggest time sucks in daily office life, but since we can’t eliminate them completely, we’ve found three big ways to make them more enjoyable and productive.<p>Better<p>Improve collaboration in meetings by removing the chairs from the conference room. Researchers at the Olin …

No Slacking Off With New Slack Feature That Allows Your Boss To Read Your Messages

Updates to the privacy policy and terms of service will let employers with stricter regulations have access to employee communications.<p>Slack, the insanely popular office collaboration and communication service that recently entered the billion-dollar valuation club, announced today an updated …

The Common Traits Of The Most Successful People

Do you have a routine for focus and a feeling of connectedness in your work? These great innovators had these traits in common.<p>What makes someone ordinary become extraordinary? Is it their intellect or good luck? Is it their charisma and leadership qualities? There’s no definite formula, but …