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Management Advice

Whether you're managing subordinates or merely trying to manage your day, your boss and your co-workers on a daily basis, we've got you covered. Our articles range from time management to managing expectations, and we have everything you need to advance your career.

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  • 13 Things Your Smartphone Can Teach You

    Back in the dark ages when cells were molecular and phones were for spoken communication, it may not have been simple but it was predictably segmented. Tasks were sequential, not simultaneous. People could disappear for minutes at a time … Read more...

  • Promoting Mediocrity: Why Employers Don't Always Reward the Best Talent

    Everyone knows "That Guy" at work. He's competent (mostly), but never brilliant. He turns his work in by deadline, makes pleasant water-cooler conversation and walks out the door at the stroke of 5. He is emphatically mediocre. Why, then, … Read more...

  • 12 Bad Habits That Hold Good People Back

    Most self-help books tell you all the things you need to start doing if you want to be successful. Which is why James Waldroop's "The 12 Bad Habits That Hold Good People Back: Overcoming the Behavior Patterns That Keep You From Getting … Read more...

  • 360 Degrees of Influence

    Getting ahead at work and becoming a leader isn't just about hard work. You have to be able to relate to people, read them and their emotions and win them over. And that goes for people above you and those you eventually hope to have … Read more...

  • 7 Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable

    As companies downsize and jobs are lost, many people wonder why they're let go while other employees remain with the company. Although there are always many factors to consider -- political, economic, etc. -- it often comes down to being … Read more...

  • Headhunter Hiring Secrets

    Most people think of games as fun entertainment. But searching for a job and getting hired is a game too, and it's one that many people have been playing for far too long in these tough economic times. And one of the big problems is many of … Read more...

  • Public Speaking for Introverts: Jonesing for the Zone

    While an extrovert might blast out onstage after schmoozing all day, get a further charge from all the people in her audience, and then give a speech worthy of the Academy, that combination of activities could deplete an introvert, making … Read more...

  • 12 Tips for Handling Valentine's Day at the Office

    Valentine's Day. Perhaps no other holiday evokes stronger feelings from both the lovesick and those entirely sick of love. Sure the celebration of holidays at the office can be fun. After all, you're still sporting that certificate for … Read more...

  • The Science of Influence

    Did you know people are more than twice as likely to say yes to your request if you've spoken it into their right ear? And your chances of positively influencing someone increase exponentially in dim lighting. Conversely, people are more … Read more...

  • Listen Your Way Up the Ladder

    We all want to be heard, but a surprising number of people only half-listen. If you spend more time listening than talking, use your listening skills to your advantage in job interviews, negotiations, networking, business meetings, and when … Read more...