Personal Development

5 small changes help you get more done

Even little things can affect your productivity in big ways, and making some simple changes to the way you approach your workday can pay off, says Lifehacker’s Eric Rav­­ens­­craft.

1-Minute Strategies: December '14

Turn your next meeting into a walkabout ... Spin your tips into a blog or podcast ... Read another reason to love coffee.

Tell your boss how you want to grow

Don’t freak out if your boss asks “How do you want to grow?” She may be throwing you a curveball, but she’s also giving you an opportunity to participate in a conversation about your professional development, says confidence coach Steve Errey. He offers three suggestions on what to answer.

Make 2015 your best work year yet

With the new year just around the corner, it’s time to think about how to make the upcoming year your best yet. By making a few changes to how you approach your career, you’ll be well on your way to making 2015 a banner year.

5 tactics for taming your temper

Work can be frustrating, but you don’t want to lose your temper, writes author and etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore, who suggests five ways to keep your cool.

3 mindfulness tips aid leadership

The practice of mindfulness might seem out of place in the high-paced business world, but admins would benefit if they took a moment to live in the now. Here’s why, according to clinical psychologist Cheryl Rezek.

How's your personal presence?

Some people just seem to have that “it factor”—the effortless charm and intelligence to seem at ease in all situations. How do they do it?

Use positivity to increase productivity

You can use positivity to rid yourself of petty complaints and drive both your own productivity and your colleagues’, says author Caroline L. Arnold. Here’s how.

No pain, no gain

At work or in our personal lives, growth occurs when we’re challenged almost beyond our limits. We experience the best of ourselves only after struggle, frustration and even failure, says career coach Julie Winkle Giulioni. She offers these tips for finding the right amount of struggle to spark growth.

1-Minute Strategies: November '14

Get moving—even if it’s just for a few minutes ... Learn the power of the doodle ... Boost your chances of career success with three simple steps.