Your Career

Get the guts to speak to your boss

September 26, 2018
Much of our advice is predicated on the fact that you feel comfortable enough to talk frankly with your boss. But what if you don’t? Follow these tips.

3 tips for self-evaluations

September 26, 2018
Write a strong self-evaluation—without sounding like you are bragging—by following this advice.

Recover from harsh rejection

August 22, 2018
Rejection is a part of life. You won’t get that promotion. Your idea will be turned down. You won’t close that deal. Whatever the rejection, bounce back stronger with these tips.

Clear up task confusion

August 22, 2018
When you don’t know how to complete a task your boss has assigned you, use these tips to gain clarification.

Apologize for a late response

August 22, 2018
Sometimes you’re busy and emails slip through the cracks. Days or even weeks can pass, and you’ve failed to follow up with the sender. Use these tips to address the oversight and protect your relationship.

How to decline a promotion

August 22, 2018
The expectation is that if you have a job, your goal should be to climb the ladder and move into a leadership position. But what if you love your job so much that you want to stay exactly where you are? How do you explain that to the people offering you a promotion? Take this advice.

To get ahead, focus on 4 traits

August 22, 2018
To become the best employee, leader, and person you can be, Julian Birkinshaw and James Manktelow, co-authors of Mind Tools for Managers: 100 Ways to Be a Better Boss, say to focus on developing these personality traits.

Sell yourself in 30 seconds

August 22, 2018
When it comes to meeting new people, you should think of it as an opportunity to sell yourself. Only it shouldn’t feel that way, says Dorie Clark, a marketing strategist and author of Entrepreneurial You. Here’s her top advice for a winning introduction.

4 times you shouldn’t stay quiet

August 22, 2018
Even if you consider yourself to be shy or introverted, or you simply like to keep your opinions and ideas to yourself, sometimes you should speak up. Here are four times when you shouldn’t bite your tongue at work.

Defeat negative self-talk

July 25, 2018
Sometimes your worst communication habit is how you talk to yourself. When the following thoughts enter your mind, stop the pity party first. Then reframe your thoughts to be more positive and action-oriented.