Personal Development

5 steps to a strong second impression

First impressions are important, but still may leave you fairly forgettable in the eyes of your new contact. To cement a good first impression, you need a great second impression, Geoffrey James writes. He explains how in five simple steps.

1-Minute Strategies: May '15

Follow the unwritten rules of networking ... Extend your Wi-Fi with plug-in device ... Stop wasting so much time on planning.

Start each day off in a productive way

Making a few small changes to your morning routine can give you a serious boost of productivity, writes John Brandon, an Inc. contributing editor. He suggests doing these eight things at the start of each day.

1-Minute Strategies: April '15

Meeting icebreaker: Try ‘Guess My Lie’ ... Take the “Hi” road ... Seek insight from peers, not just superiors or mentors.

Make your commute ... longer?

One method of dealing with stress to consider is to put an end to the mad rush that makes your trip to work an unconstructive blur of fighting with traffic and looking at the clock. The longer your commute, the more likely you are to reach a state of...

Your calendar = better networking

Do you find networking a challenge? Perhaps your calendar can help, writes Dave Delaney in The Tennessean.

5 ways to manage work-related stress

April is National Stress Awareness Month, making it a good time to take stock of how you feel at work and figure out if you’re dealing with stress properly so you don’t burn out or wear yourself down.

7 tips for mastering office politics

Realizing they're more about culture and relationships can help you understand those politics better and manage them to your advantage.

1-Minute Strategies: March '15

Increase productivity by only checking email three times a day ... Find receipts in Gmail quickly ... Liven up your work area to get more done.

3 methods to manage up

Managing up is a vital career skill, says Stacey Hawley, founder of Credo, a compensation and talent management firm. She offers three ways to do it right.