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Consider These 5 Things Before You Break The Rules In Your Career

Sometimes you have to go against the flow in order to achieve your career goals.<p>When Magdalena Yesil was a 21-year-old product design engineer at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), she was invited to a national sales conference to present one of her products. The first item on the agenda at 8 a.m. on a …

Advanced Micro Devices

How to Have a Productive Relationship with Your Manager

Setting clear expectations is essential to building a productive relationship with anyone, and your boss is no exception. Though it’s a two-way …

Management

How To Be More Assertive At Work When That’s Just Not Your Personality

It’s your job to ask for things. Here’s how to be more comfortable with getting what you want.<p>Find it hard to advocate for yourself? You’re not alone. The personality trait that psychologists call “agreeableness” describes how motivated you are to get along with other people. If you’re highly …

Prioritize Your Life Before Your Manager Does It for You

In their several years of working together, Jin-Yung had never really negotiated with her manager. She would simply say yes even if it threw her life …

Management

A simple mental shift can help you feel less gross about networking

In 2014, researchers found scientific evidence of a phenomenon many of us had already experienced: Professional networking can make us feel dirty. But the more powerful you are, the less dirty you feel.<p>For example, the researchers surveyed lawyers at a North American business law firm. Results …

Employment

5 Habits To Get Over Self-Limiting Beliefs

“Iceberg beliefs”–self-limiting, below-the-surface doubts–could be major obstacles to your success. Here’s how to overcome them.<p>Sometimes the biggest thing holding you back from greater success is something you might not even be aware of.<p>They’re called “iceberg beliefs,” and they could be major …

The Hidden Power In Trusting Your Gut Instincts

Trusting your gut is age-old advice for a reason: Your instincts are usually right. Take these steps to stop second-guessing yourself.<p>It’s one of the most commonly doled out nuggets of professional advice: “Go with your gut.” But it’s a very challenging system to consistently implement.<p>“We spend …

What Is Strategy, Again?

If you read what Peter Drucker had to say about competition back in the late ’50s and early ‘60s, he really only talked about one thing: competition on price. He was hardly alone — that was evidently how most economists thought about competition, too.<p>It was this received opinion Michael Porter was …

Benefits of rooting your Android phone or tablet

Rooting… a world not every user dares venture into. We wouldn’t blame you if you are wary of doing this. It’s intimidating when manufacturers keep telling you tinkering with a phone can void your warranty and/or harm your device. And it’s true – you may be left on your own if something goes wrong …

Apps

The Top 10 Content Marketing Strategy Lessons from the Last 15 Years

I first started to dabble with content marketing in 1998. At that time, I worked in the internal communications department for an insurance company. …

Marketing