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  • Is Being a Workaholic Hindering Your Productivity?

    It's easy to get into a routine of spending long hours in the office, tied in with even more hours working from home in the evenings. But is being a workaholic really helping your productivity? As Joe Robinson of Entrepreneur writes, being a workaholic is actually counterproductive to your career success.

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  • 12 Ways to De-Stress at Your Startup Job

    Q: Startups are tough, whether you work for one or work on one. What's your favorite strategy to manage stress while in the office?

    The following answers are provided by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.

     

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  • 8 Business Automation Tools to Save Time

    Q: What's the best newer automation tool you use that would save first-time entrepreneurs or sidepreneurs a lot of time?

    The following answers are provided by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.

     

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  • How To Get Your Team Emotionally Invested in Their Work

    Great team leaders can be hard to come by since many tend to overlook just how important office morale is. One way of boosting morale and ensuring employees have their eyes set on the company's goals is to make them emotionally invested in what the organization is working towards.

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  • Why You Wished You Worked at Google

    Picture in your mind the perfect company to work for. Would it have a fun office with cool décor, free food, and on-site laundry? Would you be able to commute to work in a shuttle with Wifi and get up to five months off for maternity leave? If so, your perfect company already exists. It is Google, and the story of how it got that way is one of the more interesting successes in the history of HR.

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  • Fired for Facebooking?

    If you want to complain about your job on social media, you better get your colleagues involved in the conversation. Their comments, plus-ones, likes, and retweets might mean the difference between protected complaining and a fireable offense.

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  • 3 Rules to Help You Master the Art of Negotiating

    Negotiating is certainly an art most professionals have yet to master. Grant Cardone of Entrepreneur understands just how stressful negotiations can be and has provided three "golden rules" that will help any professional learn the ropes. First, Cardone writes, it is important to truly understand the definition of the world "negotiate."

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  • Want to Be Popular on Facebook? Add Photos [infographic]

    If you want to get noticed on Facebook, whether you're marketing your brand or just looking for a little more self-exposure in your job search, you'll want to post lots of photos. According to marketing site Wishpond, photos are your best attention-getter.

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  • How to Outsource Your Own Job, and Spend the Day Watching Cat Videos

    Did you hear the one about Developer Bob, the guy who outsourced his software development job to China, just so he could spend the whole day LOLing to cat videos on the internet? Well, there's more: ABC News has an interview with Andrew Valentine, a principal at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, the firm that was engaged to trace the "anomalous activity" in Developer Bob's records. And in this interview, Valentine describes how he could have gotten away with it -- if it weren't for those pesky server logs.

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  • Tales from the Office: Co-Workers from Hell

    No matter how much you enjoy your job, it only takes one annoying co-worker to make you want to take a sick day. We asked PayScale users to tell us what irritates them most when it comes to the people they work with. If you have a co-worker whose behavior makes you want to slam your face into your desk, you are not alone. Read on to find out what horrible habits made the list.

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  • Why Coworking Isn't Just for Startups and Freelancers Anymore

    Sharing workspaces has grown from being practiced by startups and freelancers who lack in funds to a way of life for many successful large businesses. Lydia Dishman of Fast Company recently wrote about the Global Coworking Survey by Deskmag, which found that 71 percent of people surveyed reported they had a boost in creativity since becoming part of a coworking environment. Sixty-two percent said their overall work improved by the change. The survey also found people were more willing to work at all hours in a coworking environment.

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  • Good News: It's Now Legal to Complain About Your Job on Facebook (Sort Of)

    OK, technically, it was never illegal to whine about work on the internets. It was, however, legal for employers to fire their workers for complaining about their jobs online. That's getting a little bit harder now, thanks to a recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board.

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  • Exhausted? Survey Says 87% Are Overworking [infographic]

    An astounding 87 percent of workers in the U.S. feel they are overworking. According to a survey conducted by Wrike, it doesn't matter if you're a business owner or a freelancer, most respondents to the survey are working too much.

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  • Use the OHIO Productivity Technique to Get Ahead in 2013

    Fast Company recently rounded up several productivity tips and tricks for 2013, and one -- the OHIO technique -- has the potential to singlehandedly double your productivity.

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  • Tired at Work Today? You May Be Suffering From Social Jet Lag

    Many of us are back to work today after a long holiday weekend, and if you're feeling sluggish or unmotivated, you may be able to chalk it up to a phenomenon called "social jet lag."

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  • Are Year-End Reviews Useless?

    Are year-end reviews useless? Perhaps, argues Denis Wilson in a recent Fast Company article. Instead, managers should strive to share feedback year-round, when things are going right and when they're going wrong.

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  • 3 Ways Successful People Beat Stress

    We're all stressed. It seems to be a universal fact of modern life. But, as Heidi Grant Halvorson recently pointed out on the Harvard Business Review's blog network, "the difference between those who are successful and those who aren't is not whether or not you suffer from stress, but how you deal with it when you do."

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  • 6 Stellar Interview Questions to Ask Top Candidates

    In her latest Inc. column, ServiceMax VP Stacey Epstein shared her six favorite questions to ask top candidates during the interview process. These questions will help you identify interviewees with rockstar potential.

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  • 6 Things Super-Productive People Do

    What separates super-productive people from the rest of us? Kevin Daum, the author of Video Marketing for Dummies, has some ideas, which he shared in his latest Inc. column.

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  • Behind the Beard: The Business of Santa

    Perhaps you remember the first time you sat on Santa's lap as a child, if your family was into that sort of thing. Maybe you can recall clearly the nervous anticipation you felt in line, the awe you felt as you approached Santa Claus, in the flesh, and the joy you felt at the chance to tell the man himself what you wanted for Christmas. As an adult, you might have a different view of the man in red than you did as the child clutching the candy cane Santa gave you after the picture was snapped. You might wonder where these Santas come from and who sends them out into the world. We spoke with David Mickelson, VP of Arthur and Associates, a leading Seattle Santa company, to get the inside scoop on Jolly Old Saint Nicholas. Settle in with some milk and cookies and read on to find out how this company spreads Christmas cheer. 

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