Your Career

How to ask for help

November 1, 2014
Do you want to change your work life for the better? Then utter these words: “I need your help, please.”

How to handle intimidating negotiations

October 21, 2014
Negotiating with an influential person may feel like fighting a losing battle. If you’re about to go toe-to-toe with someone who has more status or power than you, quash your feelings of helplessness by preparing yourself mentally beforehand, suggests Brazen Career­­ist writer Savannah Marie. She offers these six tips.

Achieve your full potential

October 1, 2014
Empower employees closer to the action to handle lower-level questions, problems and decisions. Doing so will offer you more time for long-term projects and upper-level decisions that truly warrant your involvement.

Are you a bad boss?

October 1, 2014
Kathleen Brush, a 25-year veteran of international business and author of The Power of One: You’re the Boss, warns managers at all levels to avoid being one of these terrible bosses:

Learn faster, retain more

September 1, 2014
Want to remember more and learn faster? Just like your body, you’ve got to train your brain. Practice these five actions regularly to boost your brain power.

Never say ‘It’s not my job’

September 1, 2014
You can feel put upon and taken advantage of when work is dumped on you. It’s tempting to speak up when it isn’t in your job description to complete those tasks. However, here are three reasons to keep your lips sealed.

Achieve a better work-life balance

September 1, 2014
To feel fulfilled and productive at home and in the office, you need a strong work-life balance. Here are some time-management tips to help you achieve it.

Deal with a micromanaging boss

September 1, 2014
Coping with a boss who micromanages is tricky. He or she can make you feel like a child, stifling your creativity and using up too much of your time with unnecessary progress checks. Follow these tips to address the situation:

Don’t make this contract mistake

August 1, 2014
Noncompete agreements are becoming more common across a variety of industries. Don’t blindly sign an agreement placed in front of you. Here are five things to know before you sign:

Improve your resilience

August 1, 2014
Resilience allows you to get knocked down repeatedly and bounce back stronger than ever. If your workplace resilience could use a boost, use these tips.