• 3 Career Lessons From Obie, the (Formerly) Obese Dachshund

    Sometimes, career wisdom comes from the oddest of places -- for instance, from the life and struggles of Obie, a dachshund who once weighed 77 pounds.

  • 5 Signs That No, You Do Not Have Great Multi-Tasking Skills
    Out of all of the skills printed on resumes, multi-tasking is probably the most overused. It is rare that an applicant will admit that he or she is unable to manage more than one task at a time, but unrealistic to believe that the entire job-force has great multi-tasking skills. Here are a few signs that you are not a great multi-tasker, along with a few quick tips to help (because, multi-tasking).
  • Want to Be Indispensable at Work? Here's How

    There's no such thing as job security anymore, but you make yourself a little bit safer from the ax by making yourself as valuable as possible to your employers.

  • 3 Ways Your Big, Fat Mouth Can Cost You Your Job

    When it comes to the world of work, what you say can be as important as what you do. No matter how casual your work environment, making the wrong comments (or the wrong comments to the wrong people) can get you fired in a hurry.

  • 5 Career Lessons From Iggy Pop

    Sometimes, the best career advice comes from unexpected places. For instance, the 2006 concert rider for Iggy and the Stooges.

  • Want to Love Your Job? Build a Career With These 3 Things

    Seventy percent of American workers are unfulfilled by their jobs, according to Gallup's 2013 State of the Workplace study. Research has shown that money doesn't buy happiness at work. So what does?

  • Desk Envy? How Standing Desks Can Get You Noticed at Work
    You’ve heard about the health benefits of a standing desk, but did you know getting off your duff could benefit your career? We talked to Roman Paluta, an award-winning, Minneapolis-based advertising executive who ditched a derrière-friendly chair for a standing desk more than two years ago and knows the career upsides to being upright.
  • How NOT to Fire Someone

    Want to be a better boss? Treat people respectfully even if -- perhaps especially if -- they're on their way out the door.

  • 3 Signs You Were Born to Be a Leader

    Leaders aren't necessarily the bossiest people in the room. True leadership springs from the ability to inspire people to do their best work, and then support them while they do it. Since these qualities aren't showy, it's not surprising that we sometimes overlook them, even in ourselves.

  • Want to Get Ahead? Dress Like the Boss

    When it comes to dressing for success, following corporate dress code might be less important than paying attention to what the boss wears, and mimicking it -- just enough.

  • Summer Brain Drain: Does Nice Weather Mean Lower Productivity?

    The best thing about the weather is that no matter what's going on outside, you can probably use it as an excuse for not being able to get stuff done.

  • 5 Things 20-Year-Olds Need to Know Right Now

    The upside of getting older is that it gives you the opportunity to grumble a lot about the younger generation. But in between all the griping about changing technology, manners, and morals, there are occasionally a few pieces of good advice.

  • If You're Happy and You Know It, Don't Do This

    What's your ultimate goal in life? Strip away the specifics -- the perfect job, the ideal living situation, the man or woman of your dreams -- and it all amounts to being happy. But how do you know if you're really, truly happy? Well, according to Marc Chernoff of Marc and Angel Hack Life, you don't do any of these things:

  • Does Good Nutrition Make You Better at Your Job?

    Most of us have a crutch or two, without which it's harder to do our jobs. For some of us, it's coffee. For others, it's sweets. But Valeri V. Karpov of The Code Barbarian feels that we might want to consider swapping in something a bit more substantive. (And when a developer starts advocating for better nutrition, you know things are serious.)

  • 3 Ways to Save Your Morning

    How's your morning going so far? If it's slipping away from you, don't panic: there's still plenty of time to get on track and redeem your productivity.

  • 3 Ways to Find Time to Enjoy Your Summer

    Remember what summer was like when you were in school? Not high school and college, when you could reasonably be expected to get a job. Before that, when all you needed to do was secure the snack foods of your choice and remember to reapply sunscreen once in a while. Pretty great, right? Times, needless to say, have changed.

  • 3 Ways to Capitalize on Your Genius at Work
    The business world can be a rough place for people who don't fit the mold. Companies sometimes fall into the mistake of rewarding "corporate mediocrity," valuing employees who show up, do their jobs, and don't make waves. Instead of trying to fit into the cookie-cutter mold, workers with ideas, passion, and innovation can use their differences to everybody's benefit in three ways.
  • 5 Reasons You Probably Suck at PowerPoint

    In the wrong hands, corporate America's favorite presentation software is less a productivity tool and more cruel and unusual punishment. Anyone who's ever sat through an 80-slide-long presentation on an initiative that could have easily been summed up in a three-paragraph email knows what we're talking about.

  • How to Make an Open-Plan Office More Productive

    Seventy percent of workers now work in an open-plan office, according to the International Management Facility Association. The real question is, how many of those folks actually like working in an environment that potentially contains more beanbag chairs and foosball tables than doors and walls?

  • Get to Work on Time: 3 Alarm Clock iPhone Apps

    Many of us are not, shall we say, morning people. This is unfortunate, as most of us have bosses who are unsympathetic to our desire to sleep in. In the bad old days, we'd combat this problem with multiple alarm clocks, but now, there's an app for just about everything -- including getting to work on time.