It may not surprise you to hear that only 26 percent of c-level positions at S&P 500 companies are held by women. According to research conducted at University of Buffalo School of Management, men are still more likely to be perceived as leaders than women. The researchers point to societal pressure and differences in personality […]

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One of the core messages in my book, LIES That Limit, and when I speak, is to follow your sense of purpose and allow it to guide your life. But, you and I don’t have a single purpose. In a TedTalk, Career Coach Emilie Wapnick introduces the concept of the “multipotentialite.” These are people with […]

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 If you aspire to become a leader, but your title is still something less, Forbes.com contributor William Arruda offers these five tips to help others see you in a leadership role. Master the mindset. Look way beyond your to-do list to the bigger picture. Think of ways you and the work you do can […]

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If your company is hiring and the job posting doesn’t include a salary range, you may be turning off good candidates. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, 70% of job seekers surveyed by LinkedIn said they want to know salary information up front. Glassdoor.com backs this up with their survey — 76% of […]

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 In my book, LIES That Limit, and when I speak to audiences, my goal is to help people let go of limiting beliefs and strengthen their belief in themselves. Success.com contributor John Addison offers 5 ways to bolster belief in yourself. Examine your thoughts. They are shaped by the people you spend time with […]

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 A recent New York Times article explored ways our peers influence us. The article contends that if we surround ourselves with positive people who are committed to healthy lifestyles and who support each other, we are more likely to behave similarly. In Okinawa, Japan, these kinds of communities are set up deliberately. And it’s […]

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 One thing we all have in common is that at some point, we will face obstacles. We will be tempted to turn back, negating the progress we’ve made. Yet, within each of us is the capacity to persevere. We, each of us, find that strength in different ways and places. Success.com contributor John Addison […]

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If public speaking freaks you out, here are four rituals that Harvard Business Review Contributor Nancy Duarte says can pump you up, or calm you down. The Empathy Ritual can help you connect to your audience. Get to know your audience by working the room before you speak. Or sit in the audience seats looking […]

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When updating your resume, you might be wondering how far back you should go, or how much should you pump yourself up. If you’re in the process of readying your resume for immediate distribution, Forbes.com contributor Liz Ryan offers a list of things you can remove. Any self-praising language like “savvy” or “senior-level. Ryan says […]

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 If you’re a manager, the probability is high that some members of your team have or will experience burnout. According to Gallup, two thirds of people they studied reported burnout to some degree. Here are 5 things Gallup says managers can do about it. Listen to work related problems. Active listening is an effective […]

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Recent articles on Gallup.com looked at employee burnout. Its effects costs companies big dollars and cents. On the surface, it might appear that demand for high productivity is to blame, but according to Gallup, the problem is more about how people are managed. What are five top things that lead to employee burnout? Unfair treatment: […]

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 We all know that employee burnout is real. And it comes with significant costs to organizations. According to a recent Gallup study of 7,500 full time employees, two thirds have experienced burnout to some degree. Burned out employees take more sick days, are more likely to be looking for a new job, have low […]

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 Success.com contributor Tom Bilyeu offers tips on how to up-end our human tendency to be critical of self and others. He encourages us to recognize our triggers and choose our reactions. For example, replace the tendency to criticize with compliments. Why? Because criticism doesn’t work so well in interpersonal relationships. So, resist the tendency […]

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 Leaders: Do you find that you’re spending so much time managing your team that you have little time or attention span left to slow down and think strategically? Harvard Business Review contributor Maura Thomas has these tips just for you. Schedule regular meetings with direct reports, and designate specific times for others on the […]

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If you’re in a leadership role, you’re likely juggling two very important responsibilities — being accessible to your people, and generating the strategies and ideas for moving the organization forward.   Harvard Business Review Contributor Maura Thomas has recommendations for doing both effectively. Here are two. Mentor in hindsight. In keeping with the rules of adult […]

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 How do you approach the end of your workday – when your energy is low there’s not enough time to start a new project? Do you surf social media, aimlessly finger through things on your desk, or scroll through emails to which you don’t intend to reply. Well, Fast Company has suggestions for making […]

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Are you addicted to your devices? Never without them? Do you respond reflexively to every beep, buzz and ding? Researchers at Australia’s James Cook University recently noted the rising market for digital-device free holidays. So, if you’re fatigued by technology’s ever-present intrusion into your life, take a digital-free vacation or staycation. This expanding approach is […]

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Philosopher William James said, “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” Thoughts and emotions are tied to one another. Just thinking about something generates an emotional reaction, which triggers similar thoughts and emotions. This loop can send us spiraling downward in ways that are seemingly out of our […]

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 If you’re a manager, you’ve probably experienced yourself switching between the roles of visionary leader and hands-on manager. Yet, the role of leader and manager are different. Each requires a particular mindset and set of competencies. Here are examples of when you should wear your manager hat. When dealing with day-to-day tactical, transactional tasks […]

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