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Neglecting These 5 Actions Will Crush Your Career

For as long as I’ve been developing career training programs, professionals have asked me to develop a short assessment that will help them figure out how to build a happy career. For years, I resisted, because I felt that career success and happiness are just too deep and complex to be captured in …

How to Avoid a Cloud Strategy that Fails

Gartner, Inc.<p>As cloud computing becomes widely adopted, organizations still maintain vastly different schools of thought on what the term “cloud” really means. That’s partly due to the term “cloud computing” being used for a broad collection of services, delivered at many different layers …

Richard Branson's Three Most Important Leadership Principles

I caught up with Sir Richard Branson, as he was releasing his latest book, <i>The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership</i>. Branson is an international entrepreneur, adventurer, icon, and the founder of the Virgin Group. The Virgin Group is one of the world’s most recognized and respected brands, …

How To Network Your Way Into Your Next Startup Job

Landing a job isn’t easy. With unemployment stubbornly high and constant competition from overqualified candidates, overseas labor and overzealous robots, getting hired is getting harder.<p>I recently watched several friends go through the job hunt, and one thing became clear: The traditional method …

Too Poor For College, Too Rich For Financial Aid

The news is constantly buzzing about the disappearing middle class, and nothing illustrates this better than the college financing problem - Too poor for college, too rich for financial aid <i>.</i> It’s a problem plaguing millions of families across the country, and it’s due to a combination of issues …

Wage Discrimination: What Women Can Do To Beat It

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>When Gozde Aksay moved from Seattle to New York City in 2010 to work for a big financial firm, she was so excited to get the offer, she didn’t negotiate her salary or think to inquire what others in her position made.<p>“I didn’t really know how expensive New …

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Best (and worst) foods for your heart

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States -- a respectable reason to show your heart some love and attention. To keep your ticker in tip-top shape, add these best foods to your daily health routine -- and kick the worst to the curb.<p><b>Best: Nuts</b><p>Tree nuts are a superb …

The 8 Powerful Communications Secrets Every Person Can Use

I have recently re-connected with a personal hero of mine: Pamela Maier, a personal counselor or “life coach” as she describes the role she fulfills, “because I now have a life.” Pamela is a delightful individual who’s lived a variety of experiences in her 79 years. Beginning at an orphanage in …

5 Crazy Career Changes That Will Inspire You Not To Settle

Some people know exactly what they want to do with their lives from an early age. They say, for example, that they want to be doctors when they grow up—and, as promised, they’ll excel in science, get accepted into med school, and become physicians.<p>But there are equally successful people whose paths …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …