There are basically two types of people in the workplace—those motivated to do well by prevention and those motivated by promotion, writes Heidi Grant Halvorson, associate director of Columbia University’s Motivation Science Center. Research shows these two types of people need different strategies to succeed.
A CareerBuilder survey identified 10 professions that seem to invite weight gain, usually because of prolonged sitting, on-the-job stress or frequent, high-calorie working lunches.
After reading Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, Amy Keyishian, an author at LearnVest, summarized eight nice behaviors that Sandberg says women—and men—must avoid in the workplace if they want to get ahead.
Ralph Waldo Emerson is usually remembered as an American poet and philosopher, not a career-development expert. Yet, the philosophy of self-reliance that Emerson developed with his friend Henry David Thoreau offers a blueprint for accomplishing remarkable things in life.
Aging is a fact of life, but these days you can find plenty of ways to conceal its harsher effects on our appearance. Should you take advantage of these techniques?
Maybe you want to take a few months off to care for an ailing relative, to take a longer career break to raise a family or to realize your dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail now, rather than when you retire. When work becomes incompatible with the rest of your life, and you take a leave of absence from the job, don't drop your career in the dust.
Great administrators are known as those who do their best, work at the top of their game and who work like they are in a profession of choice. One of the strongest ways to send that message is when you choose to become certified.
Add "investing" to your list of skills ... Keep personal and professional online networks separate ... Try hosting your next party at the gym ... Get ready to say "yes" to napping on the job.
What are the most common foibles that cause promising professionals to fail? These are the traps that can bring you down.
The devil, as they say, is in the details. In so many workplace situations today, though, the devil is in the abstract phrases that we seem all too eager to accept. The result: misunderstanding and mistakes. And that only makes you look bad.