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Apologies From Around the World
By Skye Schooley | July 08, 2024

Every country has its own customs for offering an apology. Here's how to make amends according to different international customs.

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20 Ways to Boost Your Productivity
By Matt D’Angelo | June 03, 2024

Want a few simple, low-tech ways to boost your productivity in the office? Here are 20 actions you can take to boost your focus and get more done.

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Can Creativity Be Learned?
By Sammi Caramela | May 01, 2024

Creativity tends to be viewed as an unattainable trait only artistic people have, but with these tips, you can quickly increase your creativity.

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Essential Negotiation Tips to Close the Deal
By Brandi Calero-Holmes | April 02, 2024

Business negotiations are inevitable for professionals and business owners. Learn what to do and what not to do when negotiating a deal, raise and more.

Stress Management Key to Keeping Business (and Owner) Alive
By Sean Peek | January 17, 2024

Managing stress as a business owner is important for both you and the success of the company. These tips can help you stay cool, calm and collected.

What Is The Most Productive Day Of The Week?
By Chad Brooks | January 12, 2024

Determining the most productive day of the week can be tricky, but there is a common theme among the studies and surveys on the topic.

12 Cool Careers for History Buffs
By Stella Morrison | December 20, 2023

Here are unique, history-inspired career paths you can take instead of going into teaching or academia. Many intersect with the business world.

5 Highly Effective Words for Business Meetings
By Adam Uzialko | December 08, 2023

This guide identifies effective words to use in business meetings, as well as ineffective buzzwords that make people tune out or roll their eyes.

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Management Theories Every Small Business Owner Should Know
By Tejas Vemparala | November 10, 2023

As a business grows, understanding the type of manager you want to be is crucial. Learn about management theories and how to implement a management style.

Want to Get More Done at Work? Eat Better
By Max Freedman | November 02, 2023

Your diet can influence your productivity. This article examines how a healthy diet improves your ability to get things done and can advance your career or grow your business.

Email Etiquette: The Dos and Don’ts of Professional Emails
By Max Freedman | October 26, 2023

Email is more than omnipresent enough that etiquette has emerged around it. Here’s a guide to this etiquette.

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Business Etiquette Musts for Your Next Client Meeting
By Sammi Caramela | October 24, 2023

Whether you're in a conference room, restaurant or remote meeting, these tips will ensure you practice proper etiquette and strengthen your network.

What Is Thought Leadership, and Why Does It Matter?
By Skye Schooley | October 24, 2023

Thought leaders influence others by giving guidance and inspiration. Learn how to establish yourself as a thought leader and boost your industry presence.

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What’s Your Most Productive Work Time? How to Find Out
By Nicole Fallon | October 24, 2023

The traditional workday may not maximize performance for each worker. Discover your most productive work times and optimize your schedule for productivity.

The Real Reasons Employees Are Late to Work
By Marisa Sanfilippo | October 24, 2023

The reasons employees give for being late to work may not always be the truth. Here are some of the most common reasons employees are tardy.

12 Tips to Take the Stress Out of Business Travel
By Ross Mudrick | October 24, 2023

Many professionals suffer from high stress and unhealthy habits during business travel. Learn to plan ahead and stay productive during a business trip.

How to Find a Mentor
By Matt D’Angelo | October 24, 2023

Mentors are invaluable for career development, but what makes a good mentor, and how can you find one? Learn how to connect with the right mentor.

The Secret to Career Success: Branding Yourself
By Shayna Waltower | October 23, 2023

If you want a successful career, hone in on your brand.

How Much Time Do Americans Spend Online and Texting?
By Shayna Waltower | October 23, 2023

Many Americans spend excessive time emailing, texting, using social media and surfing the internet. Learn why users should reduce their online screen time.

How to Craft the Perfect Work Apology
By Matt D’Angelo | October 20, 2023

A good apology is an excellent workplace communication tool. Learn how to craft the perfect workplace apology and what types of apologies to avoid.

How to Set Achievable Business Goals
By Alex Halperin | October 20, 2023

Your business goals should be specific and challenging to maximize your odds of success. Learn to choose the right business goals and track your progress.

Why You Should Offer an Employee Health and Wellness Plan
By Jocelyn Pollock | October 20, 2023

Find out the potential benefits of a health and wellness plan and how to plan and create your company's health and wellness program.

Success Is Holding Tight to Your Passions Throughout Your Career
By Bassam Kaado | October 20, 2023

When you find something you're passionate about or skilled in, you shouldn't take it for granted. Learn how to fit your passion into your career.

How to Encourage Employees to Pursue Professional Development
By Tami Kamin Meyer | October 19, 2023

Ongoing professional development not only helps improve your employees’ skills, but also keeps them motivated to advance in their careers.