Leadership & Career

The 6 most depressing things about white-collar work in the years to come

October 17, 2015
If you think you gaze morosely out your office window with a hangdog expression for hours on end now, you ain’t stared at nothing yet. The office life will soon hold far more possibilities for frustration and incremental depletion of the soul than you ever thought possible. The common thread among most of them? Why, it’s all the wonders that technology has given us! Here’s what we’re in for.

Welcome criticism with open arms

September 30, 2015
One of the most overlooked strengths of leaders is their willingness to heed criticism.

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.

Don’t let the office walls block your vision of the world

August 5, 2015
It’s easy to get so caught up in the grind that you forget to keep an eye on your industry.

Let the candy jar do its job

July 7, 2015
Q. I keep a bowl of candy on my desk for visitors. But my boss always scoops up a handful and walks off. Should I say something?

… employees submit their two-week notice

June 1, 2015
If you’ve been a good boss, most employees won’t just quit and never come back. They’ll want to wrap things up and leave on a positive note. It can sting when someone quits, but follow this advice when you receive a two-week notice, to ensure a smooth transition.

The upside of mistakes

May 4, 2015
Mistakes happen to every person at some point in his or her career. If you never make a mistake in your job, you are most likely not taking enough risks.

Mother knows best

May 4, 2015
In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked working moms for their best tips on achieving a work-life balance. Here’s what they had to say.

Make your commute … longer?

April 27, 2015
It might be worth a shot.

4 tips for effective virtual delegation

April 16, 2015
It’s hard enough to pass off a task without being physically disconnected from someone. But in the modern age, you don’t always get to delegate face to face.