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Five principles from a golf coach to help you be the best leader you can be

Five rules — learned from a golf coach — for how to be a better, more effective, and more productive leader for your team.

The Future of Work

This AI spies on your contacts and writes emails to them

A new email plugin called Crystal made accurate judgments on one reporter's email style. It can help people navigate tone and content with strangers.

Office Relationships

You can’t know it all: Mentoring across ages and stages

The typical mentor is older and wiser, but as office and work culture has changed so has the importance and diversity of mentors. Age doesn't matter as much as communication and compatibility.

Office Life

What your boss won’t tell you about raises and promotions

Your boos may have neglected to explain how raises and promotions really work. Here are 4 secrets.


4 ways to stop your perfectionism from taking over your life

It takes you forever to complete tasks because everything just has to be perfect.

Job Search

7 reasons from recruiters why you didn’t get the job

Here's why you didn't get the position, according to recruiters and experts.

Office Life

Stuck in a dead-end job? Companies want to recruit people like you

Feeling unfulfilled and stuck in your dead-end job? While hating your day job may be a deterrent for some recruiters, other companies are actually seeking out these qualities in recruits.

Office Life

4 phrases that you should never say at work if you want people to trust you

“I sort of just wanted to point out . . . ” isn’t doing you or your listeners any favors.


3 questions that will help you find the most successful side hustle

Is your idea feasible?

The Big Idea

How to become successful even when you think you can’t be

This is how to become a top achiever.

Pop Culture

The stars of ‘Million-Dollar Listing’ share their secrets to success (and tell you to love your haters)

Love your haters.


The absurdly simple thing that makes the happiest people in the world so happy

When something good happens, savor the moment.


Sentenced Volkwagen engineer shows ‘following the boss’s orders’ won’t save you from jail

'Just following orders' doesn't absolve you.


Six ways to build an impressive personal brand

Share your passions.

levelling up

7 steps to get a raise without asking for one

Your boss’s expectations are the price of entry.

Body Language

The way you blink may be freaking people out

A blink is a tiny 'nope' to whatever you just heard. 

Levelling Up

4 effective ways to triple your salary in four years

So what can you do to help add to your bottom line?


Everyone’s a bad boss at first. Just accept it.

Good bosses aren't born. They're made.

the whole human

10 ways to improve your sleep and increase your productivity

Eliminate interruptions.

Job Interviews

How to find out why you didn’t get the job

The first nugget of advice for getting that coveted feedback? Don’t start at the end of the process.

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Here’s why being a ‘joiner’ makes you absurdly successful

The term “follower” is often used to designate the members of a community, as if it is an entirely passive role.

Career Advice

How to rule at work like Daenerys, even if you’re not the Mother of Dragons

You may not be the Mother of Dragons, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have the confidence of one when you’re at work. 


What does Uber’s new CEO have that Travis Kalanick didn’t?

What makes a leader different from a founder? These qualities.


5 successful women share their best advice from their most awkward moments

Yes, you can recover.

Technology at Work

New app will make office gossip a force for good

Can office gossip save your career?

levelling up

10 things the greatest leaders all have in common

Great leaders don't just focus on results.

Gender at Work

How to develop strong female friendships at work

"The world is terrified of competent women."


The 5 paths to become the best at anything

Hard work pays off.


Don’t back down. This is how to deal with hypercompetitive people at work.

Whether it's your boss, your spouse or your friend, work can make people competitive. Here's how to handle it.

the whole human

Why your boss lacks emotional intelligence

The heartless, no-nonsense CEO has become something of an icon.


The $700 million Powerball winner quit her job after she won, but you shouldn’t

Stop right there.


Millennials are telling you why your company stinks but you’re not listening: A Q&A with Simon Sinek

Millennials are sending a message that many companies don't get.


No wonder we don’t fear robots at work. Many of us feel like robots in the office anyway, survey finds

We like to make our own decisions, but few of us get to do it at work.


Science proves why you’re going to eat all the office snacks today and every day

Temptation, thy name is office snacks.

the whole human

The single most proven thing you can do right now to get smarter and happier

Being in good shape increases your ability to learn.


This ‘mood elevator’ helps you understand exactly how miserable you are at work

Use your words.


Nearly half of us are lying on our resumes, survey finds

Lies will sink your career. Every time.

levelling up

3 ways to get your career back on track after a crisis

Don't rush to action.

The Job Search

This is why companies like Apple hide their coolest jobs from you, and what to do about it

Companies want better candidates. Here's how to be one.

Office Romance

More than half of Americans have had an affair at work. Here’s what to do when you find out about one.

Sometimes you discover more than you need to know. Tread carefuly.

the whole human

10 things you should do every day to improve your life, according to science

Challenge yourself.


10 ways smart people work less and get more done

They take time to reflect.

how to

6 ways to master the art of the first impression

Put away your phone.

office life

6 ways to handle unreasonable work requests

Sort out what work is doable and what is overwhelming you.

the whole human

3 ways to stay calm under pressure, according to a bomb disposal expert

Focus on what you can control.

job search

How not to get scammed as a job seeker

A con artist wants you to act quickly, not think things through.

levelling up

How to make the most of informational interviews

Make sure you bring value, too.

the whole human

These are the 6 types of ‘mean men’ you should avoid at work

Here's how to prevent becoming their target.

levelling up

How to spot a toxic workplace and what to do about it

Subjective work processes are a problem.

the whole human

10 signs you’re burning out and how to stop it

The harder you work, the easier it is to get in over your head.