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If you aren’t advancing as you’d like and it seems like your career is going nowhere, here are four possible reasons and solutions, offered by executive coach Joel Garfinkle, author of Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level.

Prove you’re ready for a promotion

September 14, 2017 Categorized in: Advancement

Getting promoted is tougher than it used to be, writes Anne Fisher. Researchers at leadership development and coaching firm PDI Ninth House set out to analyze exactly what leads to a successful upward move.
Talking about yourself and your accomplishments can be risky business. You don’t want to sell you or your work short, but coming off as pompous or clichéd can be bad for business, writes Jeff Haden for Inc.com.
When we are living fully, we feel it. We get the sense that our life is moving along steadily and we take things in stride; we relax enough to feel joy. So why does achieving and maintaining balance seem so difficult?

Declutter and free your mind

September 7, 2017 Categorized in: OrganizingPersonal Development

Tiny bits of mental energy are tied up in each of our possessions. We’re subconsciously bombarded by questions: What if I lose this? What will it cost to replace? When can I afford a better one? To feel lighter, try a possession purge and simplify in other areas too.

Success comes from action–now!

September 7, 2017 Categorized in: Personal Development

There comes a point when you need to stop thinking about pros and cons, upsides and downsides, and just start rolling the dice. Try these assertive strategies.

Build your influence at work

September 7, 2017 Categorized in: Personal Development

To get noticed not just by your friends or your team, but everyone at work, try these 5 things.
“I’m going back to school!” It feels so good to say, but then come the details. Marcelle Yeager, writing at U.S. News & World Report, reminds us of some basics to keep in mind when pursuing higher learning.

Want to ask for a raise? 4 tips

September 7, 2017 Categorized in: NegotiatingSalary

4 steps to getting more.
In which we open to a random part of a 2,500-page old-school dictionary to discover etymological gold.

When hobby and career meet

September 7, 2017 Categorized in: Personal Development

There are certain tasks Scelia does every day as an assistant at Scarinci Hollenbeck, such as answering phones, screening emails, maintaining the schedule and updating social media accounts. However, there are frequent surprises, and she says that’s something she loves about her job.
It is estimated that the average human being will make 2 million mistakes in life. OK, not really—we have no idea of the actual figure, but that seems close. What to do about the small percentage we make at work and that haunt us days, weeks, even months later?