How to Get the Most From Your Work Day

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We all want to make our work days as productive as possible. For many people, that simply means putting in more hours. But there comes a point when working longer produces diminishing returns. In fact, there is research showing that the longer we work, the less productive we become. But there things you can do… Read more »

The Skills You Need to Succeed In Business

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In a recent survey, a number of CEOs and other business leaders were questioned about the skills that are needed to excel in the business world today. They listed a range of different skills, all of which fell into one of five categories. Here are the categories of desired skills as named by the business… Read more »

How to Update Your LinkedIn Profile

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If you are concerned about advancing your career, having a profile on LinkedIn is a necessity. It is a place where you can sell yourself and your expertise. But to get the most out of LinkedIn, you need to be sure to update your profile on a regular basis. Here are things to look at… Read more »

How to Research for the Job Interview

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If you are going to be interviewing with a company for a job, you need to do your research, to find out as much as you can about the firm so you don’t appear uninformed at the interview. If you start asking questions about things that could easily be found on the company website, you… Read more »

The Amazing Benefits of Exercise

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You know exercise is good for you. But you probably don’t know how good. It is so good for your overall health that some have called it the magic drug. Most importantly, it can help boost your performance and your mood at work. Here is a short list of all of the things exercise does…. Read more »

How to Handle Work History Gaps in Your Resume

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Many people have gaps in their resumes. It is not an uncommon thing these days when you consider the recent instability of the economy, downsizing, mergers and the like. Even so, attitudes often do not change as quickly as circumstances, and so if you find yourself job hunting, you have to figure out how to… Read more »

How to Communicate More Effectively

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Communication is about a lot more than just the words that come out of your mouth. There is a great deal of interpretation that is swirling around those words — what exactly the intention was behind the words, the reliability of the speaker, the emotional content. A lot of communication is about trust and building… Read more »

How to Prepare a Good Elevator Speech

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When you go to conferences or other gatherings of your industry peers, or meet other people in your industry at other venues, you may be on the lookout for a new job. If that is the case, you need to make sure you have your elevator speech polished and ready to go. The elevator speech… Read more »

How to Benefit from Meditation

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The practice of meditation has been getting a lot of attention recently. Many people might still consider it something that only old men with long beards do on a mountaintop, but that image is rapidly being replaced with another. It is becoming increasingly popular among business people. Even CEOs are doing it for the benefits… Read more »

How to Reach Your Goals

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We all have goals we are trying to reach. We have goals at work, ones that we set for ourselves and ones that our company has set for us. We have goals in our personal lives as well. But sometimes, we have trouble making headway toward the goals. We may move forward a little, but… Read more »