How not to let your ego ruin your career

No doubt there’s been some point in your career when your work was under consideration, or a client or coworker seemed to be steering the project in a way that undervalued your contribution. Ted Leonhardt, former global creative director of FITCH Worldwide, discusses a few key steps to help you prevent letting your ego sabotage […]

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5 Tips for Impromptu Speaking

If it’s true that many people fear public speaking more than death, it’s equally true that businesspeople are condemned to a thousand small deaths in client pitches, in boardrooms, and on stage. Whether giving an unexpected “elevator pitch” to a potential investor or being asked at the last minute to offer remarks to a sales team […]

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Overcoming Midday Slump at Work

Doing your best work requires focus and energy. But it’s hard to stay focused for an 8-hour stretch. So how can you find the necessary energy to get your work done? How do you choose those precious moments when you think you’ll be feeling your best to do the most challenging work? And what’s the […]

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How to Manage Angry Colleagues at Work

Outbursts, hostility and upfront confrontations are not all that rare in the workplace and often, they are a result of the buildup of everyday toxicity and micro-aggression. How can managers and HR foster an environment that manages workplace anger well? How should we respond to belligerence in a way that does not contribute to someone’s […]

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How to Identify and Tackle Hierarchy in the Workplace

Amidst concerns with diversity and inclusion, digital transformation of workforce, personal branding and learn organizations, office hierarchy are often overlooked topics because we think power dynamics in the workplace are about to change and top-down structures are losing relevance. However, hierarchy and power will continue to define working relations regardless of the industry, organization or […]

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5 Powerful Ways to Think More Positive Thoughts

No matter how driven and passionate you are at work, you are bound to experience disappointment and skepticism as much as you do satisfaction and joy. Adversity is inevitable and it is easy to dwell on mistakes. However, it is certainly possible and in fact important to be reflexive and embrace every experience positively as a […]

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10 No-Fail Dinner Party Conversation Starters

Running out of conversation starters at parties? Karla McDonald from Huffingtonpost.com has some tips for you to bring back the fun! Alexa Hampton, interior designer and author — I will first ask them to explain to me their work. People usually have a way they explain their job, or how they spend their day, so they can […]

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