What Makes a Good Leader

Today, George Kohlrieser is the Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the International Institute for Management Development. Sounds like a tame job, right? But Kohlrieser used to be a hostage negotiator – a position that helped him write his award-winning book, Hostage at the Table: How Leaders Can Overcome Conflict, Influence Others and Raise Performance. During […]

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3 Simple Ways to Become A Better Giver

Have you ever heard of Adam Grant? He’s Wharton’s youngest tenured professor and the author of Give and Take, touted as one of the best business books of 2013. Last week, I got to hear him speak at the World Business Forum, a gathering of top business leaders in New York. Grant became popular for his insights […]

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3 Questions You Must Ask to Be Great

Last Thursday morning, I had the privilege of listening to Jim Collins speak at the World Business Forum in New York. Jim Collins is the bestselling author of business books like Good to Great – and he has 12 questions you must answer to make that switch. You can check out all 12 here – but these are […]

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How to Deal with Discouragement at Work

Feeling down or discouraged is bound to happen in your professional life. It’s inevitable. So the trick is not avoiding that feeling — but figuring out how to deal with it when it happens. And here’s how. 1. Pinpoint the reason. Why has work gotten you down? Did you mess up an important meeting or report? Do […]

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10 Everyday Superheroes You Should Thank

Thanksgiving might be a few weeks away, but the whole month of November is a great time to express gratitude for all the blessings in your life. Not sure who to thank? Here are 10 everyday superheroes you might have forgotten about. 1. Soldiers. No matter what your views on war are, we all owe […]

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Excel Formulas To Help You Budget

Even though you’ve likely mastered Microsoft Word, you probably aren’t an Excel wizard yet. Up your skills (and your resume!)  by learning the following formulas, which can help create a budget. Average. Did you know Excel can easily calculate the average of a set of data? Just click on an empty cell and type =AVERAGE(A1:A100) – those numbers […]

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7 Ways To Make Money While You Travel

Can’t afford to quit your job and start traveling? No problem! Why don’t you find a job that allows you to indulge your travel bug instead? Making money while you travel is actually much easier than you might think. Here are seven jobs that are great for the wanderlusters among you. 1. Teach English. If you’re a […]

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10 Things I Learned from Techweek

Last week, I went to Techweek NYC. This annual gathering of tech leaders features several cool startups and a lot of interesting panels. And those panelists had tons of information useful to everyone, whether or not your superpower is tech-related. Here are 10 things I learned from Techweek NYC. 1. Learn how to tell stories. […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Fear Failure

If you’ve read this site at all, you know we’ve talked to some pretty inspiring people. But when you listen to someone describe their successes, sometimes you just end up wondering why you’re not as accomplished as they are. Something that most successful people have done – whether they talk about it publicly or not […]

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50 Empowering Words You Should Be Using

In honor of National Dictionary Day, we decided to highlight a few words that you may not use in your day-to-day life but that can empower you. If you feel powerful, you can truly accomplish anything. That’s where these empowering words come in. By changing the words you pick, you can actually change the way […]

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3 Simple Ways to Get Your Ass-ets in Gear in Your 20s

Are you tired of digging yourself out of a hole? Isn’t that what being in your 20s is all about?? What a luxury to be the gal or guy saying, “This round’s on me!” – without the gut-wrenching fear of loan payments or worrying whether you’ll still be able to stock up on food this week. […]

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12 More Economic Terms You Should Know

You didn’t think you were done with your economic education, were you? We’re back with Part 2! If you missed Part 1, catch up here. 1. Market power exists when one buyer or seller has the power to affect the prices or quantities of a certain good being sold. 2. Minimum wage is the bare minimum […]

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The Danger of Seeking Too Many Opinions

Before I make any decision, big or small, I usually end up receiving advice from other people. Usually those people are my friends and usually I did ask them to share their insights. But if it’s a major decision, I can’t stick with talking to just one person about it. I present my case to multiple […]

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10 Basic Manners We Should Bring Back

Your parents are usually responsible for teaching you manners. But as we get older, there’s nobody to tell us we’re being rude and sometimes we just forget. Follow these tips to remain as polite as you can be. Remember, politeness never hurt anybody. Hold doors open. Contrary to popular belief, this applies to both men and women. Whether […]

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6 Subtle Ways to Promote Yourself

Talking about self-promotion sounds a little sleazy, like we’re encouraging bragging. But there is a difference between highlighting what you’ve done and sounding arrogant. The following tips will help you accomplish the former without accidentally doing the latter. Avoid the humble brag. The humblebrag is the cousin of the backhanded compliment. An example might be, “It’s so hard to answer […]

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8 Economic Terms Everyone Should Know

Economics is a subject everyone should know at least a little about. How your country’s economy is doing directly affects you, even though you may not be able to see it. The first step? Understanding these basic terms and definitions, so when the financial news comes on you won’t have to skip it because you […]

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7 Things You Need to Know About Your Student Loans

71% percent of college graduates have student loan debt. And it’s more than likely you didn’t read the fine print when you signed up for your loan – meaning you could end up paying a lot more money than you need to. That’s why we’ve broken down a few common loan terms for you so […]

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7 Personal Finance Resources You Should Check Out

Managing your finances is about more than just paying your bills on time. It’s about thinking ahead and planning for your future. Unfortunately, not all of us do those things. That’s why we’ve compiled the following list of resources you can get advice from. 1. Krisstina Wise. If you’re reading this article, you’ve probably seen Krisstina Wise’s advice […]

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How to Work with A Difficult Teammate

No one accomplishes anything alone. No matter what you do in life, you’ll probably be working with people. It’s inevitable that you’ll clash with your teammates – but you have to learn how to deal with it. Here are a few tips. Listen: If someone you work with is causing issues for you and your other co-workers, […]

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How to Work with Different Personalities in The Office

In your life you’ll probably have quite a few jobs before you settle on one career. So you’ll need to be able to work with many different types of people. Unfortunately, not all of them will be easy to work with. That’s why we compiled the following tips to help you work efficiently with anyone. Learn how […]

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10 Tips on Being A Good Mentee

Having a good mentor can be a great boon to your career. But in order to get the full benefits of an excellent mentor-mentee relationship, you have to put in the effort. Here are 10 tips on being a great mentee. 1. Know what you want. Before you start the search for a mentor, you […]

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6 Job Search Tips You Might Not Have Considered

Looking for a job is almost as tiring as working a job. It’s never-ending and exhausting. So to help you attain the career of your dreams, we compiled the following list of job search tips you might not have considered. 1. Focus on quality instead of quantity. You may think that applying for jobs is […]

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Why You Should Take a Trip This Fall

Fall means back to school for some. But if you have a job, it just means that Summer Fridays are over. As September gets underway, going on vacation might be the last thing on your mind. But you should start planning a trip this fall! And here are the reasons why. Expenses: People are less likely to […]

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Thank You, Superheroes!

Congratulations, Superheroes…We did it! Our 2012 SuperheroYou conference raised over $25,000 to adopt a village in Kenya. We donated those funds to the Unstoppable Foundation, who partnered with Free the Children to help out the Mwangaza community in the Maasai Mara in Kenya via their Sponsor a Village (SAV) program. Last week, we received our final […]

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