6 Key Traits You Need to Be a Great Team Player

As the saying goes, “Teamwork makes the dream work.” It's a bit of a cheesy phrase, but there's no denying that there's plenty of truth to it. Working in a team enables us to complete tasks faster, be more effective, …

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Allyship at Work | How to Turn Intentions into Actions

Illustrated by Marian Blair

We’ve all heard the term ally, used most often to describe an alignment between those who have shared beliefs and who seek the same goal. Up until about 30 years ago, the term was almost exclusively used …

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How to Problem-Solve Like a Management Consultant

Traditionally, the art of problem-solving has been the professional domain of management consultants. However, you don't have to be pursuing a management consulting career in order to be an adept problem-solver. Below are four mental models for effectively solving business …

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These Time Management Skills Can Make You a Better Employee—and Improve Your Work-Life Balance

Time management is one of those important work and life skills that seems to find its way into every job interview and performance review. That’s because recruiters and management teams alike know that an employee’s time management skills can make …

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Your Guide to Organizational Skills on the Job—and During the Job Hunt

As someone who constantly balances two careers—that of a freelance writer and a life and success coach—I can’t emphasize enough how essential organizational skills are. Really essential. Organizational skills are the foundational skills that allow me to work efficiently, deliver …

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Take Our Quiz | What’s Your Leadership Style?

While we may not all be leaders in the sense that we’re managing a team or running an organization, we all possess certain habits and instincts when we’re presented with an opportunity to lead, be it as a project manager, …

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How to Use ‘Deliberate Practice’ to Become an Expert and Boost Your Career

We all know the saying “practice makes perfect,” but what we all don't know is the specific type of practice needed to reach perfection—and that's called “deliberate practice.”

In 1993, Swedish psychologist Anders Ericsson concluded that 10,000 hours of deliberate …

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How Career Planning Can Help You Get Ahead

Are you feeling stuck in a boring and unfulfilling job? Or maybe you’re looking for a job but you’re not clear on which career direction you should pursue? No matter what stage of your career you find yourself in, career …

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How to Write Professional Emails That Get the Results You Want

People get dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of emails (let’s not even talk about how many unread emails are sitting in my inbox right now) and it’s easy to miss—or just plain ignore—them on a scroll. So when you’re writing …

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7 Benefits of Technical Skill Development

From the moment we wake up to the time we turn in for the day, we're using technology in some form or another. Its permeation is so widespread that we can't think of a life without gadgets and tools. Developing technical …

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