Michele Smith

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Emotions and Work

An exasperated Tom Hanks, in <i>A League of Their Own</i>, told his sobbing female right fielder: "There's no crying in baseball," creating a catch phrase for the ages. He also raised a question. Does the same hold true for the office?<p>I've written about crying in the workplace in the past. But it occurred …

16 Things You Should Do At The Start Of Every Work Day

The first few hours of the work day can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight—so it’s important you have a morning routine that sets you up for success.<p>“Having a good start to the day where you have greater control is critical in achieving better results, …

Surviving the worst at work

You’ve been there — embarrassing yourself at the office, facing down a redundancy and wondering how, exactly you’ll survive and keep progressing in your career.<p>These are the dilemmas of professional life and they are never easy to navigate. They’re also topics a number of LinkedIn Influencers …

5 Easy Ways to Write Better Emails

Email has been around forever, yet few of us know how to send good messages. Here are the top five things you should think about before sending any important business email.<p>Business email accounts aren't sexy. They've been in widespread use for decades, and even the services that so many of us use …

5 Ways Great Leaders Do Great Work at the Last Minute

Oh no! The column I'd planned for today fell apart at the last minute! Here's how great leaders pick up the pieces and perform when they don't have anywhere near enough time to do so.<p>Time is running out. The column I'd planned to run today fell apart. I need to find a replacement, and fast.<p>As the …

Manage Your Time Without Annoying Your Coworkers

A lot of time management advice is about saying no to meeting invites or checking email less often. But those actions can cause conflict with your colleagues. Is it possible to set the boundaries you need to get your work done without negatively impacting the rest of the office? How can you manage …

How to Navigate Through Politics in the Workplace

According to a 2012 Robert Half study, 56 percent of employees in the United States believe it is necessary to engage in office politics in order to …

3 Ways You’re Holding Yourself Back in Your Career

<b>By Adrienne Erin</b> <i><br>Contributor, Online Career Tips</i><p>You’ve been working at the same job for what feels like years on end, and you don’t know where your …

How To Negotiate Over Email

<i>Dear Negotiators,</i><p><i>I’m in corporate communications, where I’m often trying to sway others in the company about appropriate word choice for publications or specific messaging in speeches, and in both cases the details are key.</i><p><i>I feel confident in my negotiation capabilities when I’m speaking one-on-one</i> …

7 Email Faux Pas That Make You Look Totally Unprofessional

<b>1. Bad grammar.</b> If you are sending emails to clients and co-workers, make sure that you are using correct grammar (invest in a dictionary or grammar …

How to Disagree With a Co-Worker (and Not Want to Punch Each Other)

Picture this: You’re working on a big project or starting your own business—and you’re partnering with a colleague. You have a tight relationship …

6 Key Steps Of Effective Career Management

Throughout my career in HR, I have seen more people leave their jobs for the wrong reasons rather than stay for the right ones.<p>Personal career …

5 Silly Work Mistakes That Could Derail Your Career

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>You show up to the office on time, you’ve never missed a project deadline, and you always refill the coffee pot when you’re done.<p>What could you possibly be doing wrong?<p>Maybe nothing. After all, we don’t want to make you paranoid. But, just for peace of …

7 Leadership Qualities You May Not Know You Have

Build on these personal traits to become a more effective leader.<p>What does it take to be a great leader?<p>Once upon a time, birth order and socioeconomic status were considered powerful determinants in who would successfully climb the ladder.<p>Lately, though, the focus has shifted to personal qualities.<p>…

How to Get a Promotion

Even if you love your job, the time may come when you feel you are ready to move into a role with new responsibilities. If you want to get a …

Employment

9 Sleeping Habits to Enhance Your Productivity

<i>Firas Kittaneh is the CEO of One Mall Group.</i><p>Coffee, late night email and the snooze button sap people of energy, compromising an employee’s overall performance at work. Though these things seem innocent, an evening cup of Joe, one quick reply to a colleague and an extra 15 minutes of shut-eye in …

Admitting You Don't Like Your Boss Could Be The Wisest Career Move You'll Ever Make

It’s not uncommon for bosses and employees to have completely different opinions about their relationship. A boss who presumes she’s highly respected and well-liked, may be viewed as controlling and manipulative by her subordinates. Similarly, a worker who thinks the boss loves him, may be …

How to Learn Any New Skill Fast – in 20 Hours or Less

When I moved to New York, a friend of mine took me out for lunch to welcome me to the city. While we were eating, he made an offhand comment that …

A Former CIA Agent Explains How To Advance Your Career Like A Spy

They have to gain their opponent's trust and respond to a crisis quickly.<p>In the book "Work Like a Spy: Business Tips from a Former CIA Officer," J.C. Carleson writes about her experience as an undercover agent for the Central Intelligence Agency and the business and career tips she gained during …

The seven habits of highly confident people

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Confidence is crucial to a happy and fulfilling life. It influences your success in leadership, how you engage with your team, and at work in general. It influences how you build your business, how you are in your family life, …

25 Web Resources That Will Maximize Your Productivity

The most productive people are masters of efficiency — tuning their calendars, arranging their tasks, and otherwise making the most of their time.<p>To aid your quest for efficiency, here are 25 of the most useful web productivity resources we've found.<p>They'll save you a lot of time in the long</b> …

5 Tips on How to Talk Like a Boss

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve spent any amount of time around top executives or business leaders, you’ve probably found that most of them don’t speak like your typical employee. There is a recognizable confidence, timbre and clarity to their vocal presence …

7 Memory Skills That Will Make You Smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues ... If you're good at …

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14 Sqm Architecture Office Featuring An Internal Pipe Structure

R3Architetti first caught our eye when they designed a long and narrow shop and turned it into a loft back in 2002. Now they impressed us once more …

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

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