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Being a New Manager in a New Culture Is Twice as Hard

Becoming a manager for the first time is no easy task. One day you’re happily doing your own work and achieving your own goals, and then, suddenly, your work life does a 180: Instead of focusing on yourself, you have to focus your attention on others. You have to motivate others, build …

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

Five Things You Owe Your Employer And Five You Don't

Dear Liz,<p>I like my job and I’m not complaining about it, but I work all the time. My boss never says “You have to stay late tonight” but he often says “I need that report on my desk at 9 a.m.” where it’s obvious that means I have to work for hours at night.<p>I have mentioned to him that I am …

10 Houseplants That Actually Clean the Air You Breathe

Probably just about every interior designer will preach it to you: If you want your home to have a friendly, outdoorsy, calm, elegant and homey feel, simply add a plant. Need to fill an empty corner? Add a plant. Got a bare spot on your bookshelf? Add a plant. And we’re pretty sure this “Put a …

Plants

Why Leaving Your Comfort Zone Can Be So Rewarding

You’ll lead a more fulfilled life<p>Comfort can lead to laziness, and as we’ve already touched on stepping outside of our comfort zone can lead to heightened activity and optimal performance.<p>Comfort may feel good in the short term, but as Ran Zilca, explains on Psychology Today, sacrificing …

If Your Offer Letter Includes This Sentence, Burn It!

When you get a job offer you are going to see certain stock phrases in it. I’m talking about job offers in the U.S. Other countries do it differently.<p>You’re going to see “This offer is not to be construed as a contract.” That makes sense. It’s still important to get the written offer letter, even …

5 Ways To Transform Yourself Into A Leader

After months of effort, you finally land the promotion you’ve had your eyes on. On paper, it’s your dream job: You have a bigger team under you, more exciting responsibilities, a direct line of communication to the big boss, a salary that’s<i>actually</i> competitive, and of course, the highly anticipated …

22 Morning Routines That’ll Inspire You to Get Out of Bed

Mornings. You either love them or hate them. If you’re trying to convince yourself to be more of a morning person, these Instagrammers definitely provide some convincing inspiration. Whether it’s relaxing moments with a good cup of coffee, spending a little time working on a creative hobby or just …

Workouts

7 Simple Maintenance and Care Tips to Keep Your Digital Camera in Great Shape

Camera bodies, lenses and accessories are significant investments that require care. They start the day with us at sunrise, finish at sunsets and …

Use This Lightroom ‘Secret Slider’ Trick for Extreme Shadow Recovery

Retoucher Matt Kloskowski offers this quick and easy Lightroom tip for your mental library: if you ever find yourself with a drastically underexposed …

Tutorials

DIY Redecorating: How to Make the Bedroom More Appealing

A wise man once stated that things end they way they began.<p>Day in and day out we experience that first hand. We begin our day rising from our …

6 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started Managing People

I first became a manager in my 20’s and, back then, I probably wasn’t a very good one. Nothing really prepares you to lead other people. There is, of course, no shortage of advice out there, but most of it is more myth and lore than anything else and not very helpful.<p>Henry Mintzberg wrote, “The …

Leadership

10 Apps To Download Before A DIY Project

These days, the most invaluable tool for inspiring and organizing any home design project fits in your back pocket. Whether you want to compare and contrast new potential paint colors for your den, find a coffee table that fits in your living room <i>and</i> your budget, or plan a complete kitchen …

10 Powerful Ideas that Will Change the Way You Work

<i>“Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the</i> …

Time Management

The Magical Fairy Tale-Inspired Portraits of Ukrainian Photographer Anita Anti

Anita Anti is a photographer based in Ukraine who uses elaborate costumes, props, and makeup to create magical portraits that are often inspired by …

Your Guide To Finally Living A More Organized Life In 2015

Small steps and simple habits help you tackle your hectic life.<p>If you’re determined to be more organized this year, don’t make the all-too-common mistake of expecting it to happen all at once.<p>“People decide they are going to overhaul their lives in January and they are going to do it all at one …

Counterfeit Wine Investigator Has an Idea for Fighting Fakes

The doors slid open, and Nick Bartman and his undercover team of operatives walked into the stylish reception area of a prosperous winery and import …

How to Have Friends at Work When You’re the Boss

Girish* is a client of mine who runs a 500-million-dollar business. He gets stellar reviews and is seen as a high potential successor to the CEO.<p>But he has a friend problem.<p>Several of his direct reports are close friends and he doesn’t hold them accountable in the same way he does his other direct …

7 Habits of Exceptionally Rich People | Inc.com

Usually, becoming a millionaire isn't an accident. Absolutely, it's possible to win the lottery, but the odds are 1 in 304 billion. Plus, with modern-day medicine, your rich parents may live longer than you. You have to have a plan. I am not pretending to be a millionaire. However, I've had the …

Self-improvement

This Maker Created a Different Origami Figure Every Day in 2014

We’re big fans of all things making, especially paper art. But when makers take on a daily challenge involving one of the most complex forms of the medium — origami — we have to stop and stare (in admiration, of course). That’s exactly what origami artist Ross Symons made us do with his 365 Days of …

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We Went To SurveyMonkey, Where Engineers Use Treadmill Desks And Do Planks Between Coding

We recently stopped by SurveyMonkey, a Palo Alto startup that lets people create free, customizable surveys.<p>SurveyMonkey celebrated the official opening of its new office on Friday by letting employees autograph the sign that will hang outside its building.<p>SurveyMonkey may be turning 15 this year, …

6 Career Tips From Buffett, Branson & World's Best Coaches

It’s that time of year when your boss will judge whether you’re likely to hit or miss your annual goals, and undoubtedly you’re being pushed to commit to even more ambitious plans for next year. Before you dive in, consider these questions from Warren Buffett, Richard Branson and the world’s top …

How To Be A Great Manager If You're Shy

Recently, Muse career expert Melody Wilding talked about how to manage shy employees—which got me thinking about the flip side: What about when the boss is shy?<p>It seems like a contradiction. Managers are supposed to be authoritative, bold leaders. And shy people tend to hold back, avoid social …

12 Things Successful People Do In The First Week Of A New Job

After the flurry of hiring that typically happens in the first quarter, the fall tends to be the second-biggest hiring period of the year, according to career coach Kathleen Brady, author of "Get a Job!" and the director of career development at Georgian Court University. Employers refocus on their …

3 Cultural Problems That Cause Good Employees to Go Bad | Inc.com

We like to think of character as stable. "I'd never do <i>x</i> bad thing!" we tell ourselves, but a parade of findings in psychology and behavioral economics shows that our choices are often a lot more malleable than we'd like to admit. Change the surroundings in which you make a decision and you can …

4 Secrets You Should Never Hide From Your Boss

For career success, what worked in the last century won’t work today. Once, workers expected to be employed by one organization for decades. To keep their jobs, those workers conformed to their employer’s expectations. They toed the line and guarded their tongues, waiting politely for promotions …

4 Expert Tips for Fearlessly Changing Your Career

Are you considering a major career change in the near future? According to research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), you’re not alone. SHRM reports that about 19 percent of US employees are unsatisfied with their careers. Most employees considering a switch prioritize fair …

50 Inspiring Motivational Quotes to Increase Your Confidence | Inc.com

• "The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you." <i>William Jennings Bryan</i><br>• "If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." <i>Vincent Van Gogh</i><br>• "Always be yourself and have …

Motivation