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  • Control Your Anger When Work Drives You Nuts - 5 Proven Strategies
    by Melody Wilding - July 29, 2016
    At one point or another, we’ve all felt totally irritated while at work: You pull an all-nighter on a project that then gets scrapped, a client criticizes your team for no apparent reason or your co-worker shows up late for a meeting again, dumping all the prep work on you. These office aggravations can make your blood boil. Your focus is immediately hijacked from the important task at hand. Instead, your mind goes into fi...
  • Financial Tips the Experts Share with Friends
    with Chuck Conrad and Tim Muma - July 29, 2016
    Sometimes it's the casual conversations that bring you the most insight. Of course, it doesn't hurt if you're talking about finances and your friend happens to be an expert in the field. Chuck Conrad, senior financial planner for Szarka Financial, describes to Tim Muma the type of practical tips he shares with his friends. Chuck touches on where to starts, what to slash, and how to determine what's important.
  • The Case for Love as a Hard-Core Business Principle
    by Steve Farber - July 29, 2016
    Psychologists tell us that all emotions, decisions, and actions are rooted in one of the two basic human motives: love or fear. Love gives rise to things like generosity, respect, joy, patience, honor, understanding, honesty, growth, and abundance; fear creates greed, selfishness, deception, bitterness, and stagnation. Choosing love, then, is not something that should be restricted to personal or romantic matters. Love is p...
  • Winning At Working: Get the Facts
    by Nan S. Russell - July 29, 2016
    It was his perception that caused the outburst. "Why aren't there any managers in these sessions? Why aren't they required to attend, too?" he challenged. Hired to provide workshops on building trust in a workplace lacking it, I answered his question to the extent I could during that first session, "It's my understanding that everyone is attending," I offered. "But let me find out for sure and get back to you." Confirming...
  • 5 Cloud Computing Trends to Watch
    by Alexandra Levit - July 28, 2016
    By the end of 2015, 82 percent of organizations had adapted a cloud strategy, up from 74 percent in 2014. Cloud computing adoption is expected to hit $250 billion by 2017, but where is this segment of the IT industry going? We compiled a list of five major, influencing trends to keep your eyes on. Trend #1: Cloud Automation Last year, business-level automation of the cloud emerged, being driven by what Joe Kinsella at C...
  • Conveying Executive Presence
    by Sara Canaday - July 28, 2016
    Certain leaders just seem to have that “Business X Factor”—something that propels them to the top of an organization almost effortlessly. Opportunities emerge. Doors open. Advancement occurs on a fast track. Some people refer to this intangible, success-attracting quality as executive presence. What is it exactly? And how can you incorporate those elusive attributes to increase your career momentum? Music producers are usua...
  • How to Get Better at Almost Anything!
    by Marshall Goldsmith - July 28, 2016
    For several years, I’ve performed what some might consider an unusual daily ritual. At a pre-arranged time, I get a phone call from a person who I have hired solely for the purpose of listening to me report my scores on a brief self-test. The questions, which I wrote myself, function as a simple checklist of my main priorities. For instance, have I done my best to exercise, set goals, have positive interactions with others,...
  • Business Casual Dress: It's Complicated
    by Lindsey Pollak - July 27, 2016
    When even the bankers and accountants are dressing down, you know that casual dress is here to stay as a workplace norm. JP Morgan and PricewaterhouseCoopers are the latest to hang up their suits. While business casual is hardly news in most circles, having such traditional, buttoned-up industries jump on the casual train represents a true sea change. It also adds complication for workers who are unsure what is appropriate to...
  • How To Negotiate Your Salary
    by Paul Freiberger - July 27, 2016
    As a marketplace paradigm, the bazaar has never met with much enthusiasm in the United States. Few people relish the prospect of a protracted negotiation, a distaste that may help explain our aversion to car dealers’ showrooms. Negotiating a salary is a prime example of an activity that makes many of us uneasy. It’s almost as unpleasant as creating the perfect executive resume for your career. It is not just a negotiation;...
  • The Role of Trust in the Hiring Process
    by Debra Wheatman - July 27, 2016
    Trust is the foundation of all human connections, and it governs all interactions we have with one another. The capacity for trust is not equal; some people trust more easily than others, some people are more trustworthy than others, and some are better at gauging trustworthiness than others. For as much as we may like to pretend that the business world is somehow disconnected from humanity, it obviously is not, and human emo...