Your Career

Change your mindset to bounce back

January 6, 2016

When you are faced with a big problem, it can eat you up inside, causing you worry and stress that zaps your productivity. If it feels truly overwhelming, you may avoid the problem altogether, which only compounds it. Rather than let a challenge break your spirit, try this instead to bounce back quickly

Mistake recovery 101

January 4, 2016

As a supervisor, you can gain the respect of your employees, colleagues and clients by knowing how to act when you realize you made an error. Here’s what to do.

Why you can’t delay action

December 25, 2015
One thing we learned last month from former University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe is that inaction is often worse than making a bad decision.

Cornerstones of leadership

November 23, 2015
People respect, follow and remain loyal to great leaders. To be truly effective, you must commit to the following leadership credos.

Overcome your ‘minglephobia’

October 29, 2015
For some people, mingling with others is unbearable at worst, awkward at best. Follow the advice of Jeanne Martinet, author of The Art of Mingling, to ease your anxiety when you find yourself in social settings.

3 ways to ruin a business relationship

September 30, 2015
Effective networking can lead to new clients and employees, business partnerships and other opportunities. However, networking and nurturing business relationships take time and effort. That’s why you shouldn’t ruin the relationship by making these mistakes.

Project power and authority

September 27, 2015
When you appear strong and confident, gaining influence is a much easier job. And projecting a powerful image may not require more than a few tweaks to how you act.

Capitalize on email introductions

September 23, 2015
When a contact takes the time to in­troduce you to someone via email, take advantage of the opportunity. Fol­­­­­low these tips to turn those introductions into strong business relationships.

6 dumb things smart people do

September 15, 2015
Even the smartest, most successful people slip into bad habits that decrease their morale, kill their motivation and drain their energy. Keep your spirits—and productivity—high by avoiding these actions.

How new leaders build trust

September 13, 2015
Stepping into a new leadership position? The first few weeks on the job can have a huge impact on just how much faith your employees and your boss have in your ability to handle your new gig. Follow this advice to start off on the right track.