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Manager’s Checkup: How well are you listening?

February 27, 2017

To get the information you really need to do your job well, you have to listen—not just "hear," but really listen. How's your approach to active listening? Take this quiz and find out:

Advancement

Develop 9 traits to be more than an assistant

February 2, 2017

One-fifth of the world’s population work as assistants, but how many have locked down not just job security but a career arc that’s always moving upward?

Personal Development

Why artificial intelligence is no threat to your job

February 2, 2017

Yes, automation can work wonders, but not quite for everything—including what matters most.

Personal Development

Trouble talking to strangers? Script it out

February 2, 2017

Try this the next time you’re in a situation where the choice is either to stand awkwardly in a corner or go up to someone and start chatting.

Personal Development

6 tips to knock out the first-day jitters

February 2, 2017

While you made it through the hiring process, day one presents a whole new set of challenges that can cause anxiety among new employees.

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6 ways to improve your focus at work

Increasing your ability to focus at work can sound daunting, but through simple adjustments you can enhance your productivity in no time.

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‘Everyone loves me’–but is that always a good thing?

So you get along great with everyone and everyone has nothing but good things to say about you. That's terrific, but it can also have a double meaning. Ask yourself: Is my nature so generous and so kind that it actually keeps me from getting what I want out of my career and my life? If nobody out there hates you, it might be because you're too hesitant to step on any toes in order to ever grab the brass rings you secretly dream of—or even notch the smaller daily victories won by people who dare to offend and alienate once in a while.

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