• 3 Career Lessons From Amy Poehler

    Amy Poehler is an inspiration for a lot of working women, based solely on her performance as the resilient government administrator Leslie Knope on the sitcom Parks and Recreation. But her professional life also offers plenty of insight for both men and women who want to be successful while also being true to themselves.

  • CEOs Swap Roles for One Week

    What happens when two tech CEOs swap jobs? Rand Fishkin of Moz and Wil Reynolds of SEER Interactive are finding that out as we speak. Until tomorrow, they'll be doing each other's jobs at their company HQs in Seattle and Philadelphia.

  • Bad Choices Can Impact Your Career

    Everyone makes mistakes, but some bad choices are harder to come back from than others, career-wise. Take the mistakes of former "Grey's Anatomy" cast member Isaiah Washington.

  • The Older We Get, the More Inspired We Are by Work

    This summer, LinkedIn polled its members to find out how inspired they are by their jobs. Among the interesting insights in the initial results: older workers are more inspired than younger ones.

  • How Not to Accept Criticism

    The customer is always right -- unless you're the CEO. The recent dust-up between Uber, a company that has created an app that connects passengers and car services, and Bridget Todd, a writer and activist who says that she was choked by a driver she ordered through Uber's app, shows that high-level executives sometimes know less about accepting criticism than their reports lower on the corporate ladder.

  • Here's How to Eat Healthier When You Work at Home

    When you first started working at home -- either full time, or a day or two a week -- you thought it would be the solution to all your bad habits. No longer would you be stuck trying to squeeze in gym time during a half-hour lunch, or choose the least awful snack out of the vending machine. Then you began your WAHing ways, and now the office looks positively healthy by comparison. What gives?

  • To Be a Good Leader, Practice Humility

    In today's atmosphere of bluster and self-promotion, it's rare that we receive career advice that doesn't support a certain amount of self-absorption.

  • 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 Multitasking Skills
    Out of all of the skills printed on resumes, multitasking 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 multitasking skills. Here are a few signs that you are not a great multitasker, along with a few quick tips to help (because, multitasking).
  • 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: