• Don't Just Complete Tasks: Add Value by Thinking Like an Owner
    If you want to move ahead in your career, join the minority of employees who don’t merely complete tasks but also bring value to the workplace. In other words, think like a business owner.
  • Multitasking—The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    Multitasking. Everyone seems to headline it on their resume, and employers take it as a given that you’ll do it. But is multitasking all it’s cracked up to be? Let’s find out as we explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of multitasking.
  • Always Putting Out Fires at Work? Here’s a Checklist to Keep You Calm
    In today’s always-on, notification-driven world, it’s all too common to feel like you’ve spent your entire work day dealing with major and minor crises out of your control—and not accomplishing anything that helps you get ahead. Too many days like this will quickly lead to feeling overwhelmed, an...
  • Going beyond Your Job Description
    At many companies, going beyond your job description is the best way to move up. Your boss has no way to know you can perform higher-level tasks until she sees you excel at those tasks. Learn more.
  • Simple Changes You Can Make to Increase Your Productivity
    We all wish we could squeeze more out of 24 hours. If we could just get more done at the office, then we'd have more time to exercise, read, or spend time with family and friends. Alas, you can't change the Earth's rotation around the sun—but you can make simple changes at work to increase your p...
  • Should You Tell Your Manager You Don't Have Enough Work to Do?
    The last person who held your job must have been a slacker because you can easily finish a day’s work by lunchtime. Should you tell your boss you don’t have enough to do? Yes, but tread carefully. It’s critical to pick the right time—and the right way—to send your message.
  • How to Stay Focused at Work
    We all know we should stay focused at work, but distractions are an ever-present danger of the modern office. Diversions drain our focus because they are designed to prime our brains. Luckily, understanding a bit about how our brains work is the best tool for learning how to maintain focus on the...
  • The Best Ways To Organize Your To-Do List
    Just when you think you're ready to shift into a more productive groove at work, Procrastination enters the room. You two decide to hang out, which means your to-do pile grows longer.
  • Master These 5 In-Demand Soft Skills Employers Are Seeking
    Soft skills are in demand, and may matter just as much, if not more than, hard skills. Here are the most in-demand soft skills employers are looking for and why they matter.
  • Why a Shorter Working Week Could Be Good for Business
    Across the globe businesses are embracing the four-day work week, and the results are in: business is booming.But how could this possibly work? Let’s reflect on just how working just four days a week could be highly beneficial for your business and your workers.
  • 8 Things You Need to Know When Your Contract Has a Probationary Period
    Your new job has a probationary period.  At the end of that period, you’ll either have a job or be told it isn’t working out. Overall, you want to know how success is measured. Knowledge is power. Here’s what you need to know.
  • How To Interview Someone For A Job You Can’t Do Yourself
    Interviewing someone for a job you can’t do yourself can be a nerve-wracking experience—you have to intelligently evaluate a qualified candidate, yet you have little to no understanding of what qualifies as “qualified.” Make a mistake and your organization will lose time, energy, and money on fin...
  • 5 Things You Can Be Doing Right Now For Your Next Promotion
    “You deserve a raise.” “You deserve a promotion.” Hearing your boss say those magic words is different from repeating the phrase to yourself as you drive to work. Fortunately there are steps you can take right now to increase your chances. These are them.
  • Can I Excel at My Job, Enjoy a Social Life, and Get Enough Sleep?
    “Can I excel at my job, enjoy a social life, and get enough sleep?” We’ve all asked ourselves some version of this question, and our answers typically fall somewhere between a self-defeating no and derisive laughter at our own foolishness. But it doesn’t have to be this way. It is possible to exc...
  • Working From Home: How To Manage Your Time
    When you work in an office, your gabby neighbor, needy family members and others don’t expect you to be free during the day. Your inner domestic engineer or social media butterfly isn’t coming up with tasks or distractions either. But when you work from home—as a telecommuter, business owner or p...
  • This is What Employers Don't Want to See on Your Resume
    Whether this is your first time writing a resume or your hundredth, it can prove to be a time-consuming affair. And while there’s a lot employers want to see on your resume, there’s definitely some items they don’t.
  • Tips For New Managers On Setting Up Boundaries
    You scored a promotion, and you’re ready to make a difference in your new position. Remember, your role has changed. Last week, you went out for happy hour with your friends/coworkers to complain about…the boss. Now you’re the boss. You’ll need to set some boundaries to ensure your future success.
  • Unlearn Habits From Your Old Job Before You Learn A New Job
    Often, professionals — particularly seasoned ones — will reject the benefit of a first day and operate in a new job as if it were their previous job. You may feel inclined to replicate old habits and expertise from one job to the next, but this behavior can shorten your tenure. Here’s why.
  • How to Talk to Your Manager about Being Overwhelmed with Your Workload
    It's one of the toughest conversations you can have with your manager: letting her know you feel overwhelmed by your workload. It's easy to slip into the trap of feeling like you're admitting defeat and saying you can't do your job—but in fact, this conversation can improve your relationship with...
  • Good Strategies for Delivering Bad News
    Delivering bad news is a lot like delivering mail. You need to sort it out before you pass it around. The last thing you want to do is blurt out “we’re laying off a third of the staff” without first doing the proper preparation and planning. Sharing a difficult announcement is a delicate task, an...