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6 Ways to Win People Over

Before there was “The Power of Positive Thinking” and “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” there was Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” arguably one of the first self-help bestsellers in history. Since Carnegie first...

4 Key Ways to Create Brand Loyalty

Trained by countless hours of surfing and swiping, today’s consumers have the upper hand. There’s a waiting list for their attention, and only the brands that take the time to get things right will stand out from the pack. It’s easier than ever...

How I Decided to Start My Own Business

I am often asked the question “What is the first step in starting your own business?”  A number of things immediately come to mind: Develop your business idea, write a business plan, decide on a business name, find a mentor, work out the...

How We Did It: 6 Mid-Career Reinventions

One of my journalism professors once asked our class: What is your goal as a reporter? Some wanted to be foreign correspondents. Others wanted to edit magazines. My answer? I want to join the White House press corps and have the president call on...

How Do I Know When It’s Time to Go?

Two years ago I was hired to be a content writer for a small agency. The company has grown tremendously since then. But the only people executing the contracts are myself and a couple college interns. We've reached the point where there are more...

Ask for Career Advice and Get It

Even capable, career-driven people need a leg up from time to time. Whether it's job advice from a former manager, a couple of industry tips from a colleague, or a pep talk from a friend, feedback and encouragement are crucial stepping stones to...

Should I Not Have Posted That?

How to Manage Your Personal — and Professional — Reputation Online

The Real Story Behind The RealReal

Web veteran Julie Wainwright is changing buying habits with her fast-growing online consignment platform

Is an Attitude of Gratitude Holding You Back?

I believe in gratitude. I am deeply grateful for my family, our good health and the fact that, by all accounts, we live an exceptionally privileged life with everything we need — more than we need, in fact. I take nothing for granted: I am...

Stressful Situation at Work? Don’t Sweat It

No matter how much you love your job, stress at work is inevitable. In fact, job pressure is the top cause of stress for Americans, according to a 2013 American Institute of Stress study. But how you handle yourself under pressure or in a bad...

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