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Giving a Performance Review? Avoid These Phrases
By Jennifer Post | July 10, 2018

When you're giving a performance review, the way you phrase your feedback impacts how well it's received. Avoid these mistakes for an effective review.

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6 Best Documentaries About Business
By Andreas Rivera | June 14, 2018

These six inspiring films about business are not only entertaining, but also informative.

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Business Etiquette Musts for Your Next Client Meeting
By Sammi Caramela | June 05, 2018

The American business world has become more casual in recent years, but that doesn't mean you should ignore etiquette standards.

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Business Branding Books That Need to Be on Your Bookshelf
By Marisa Sanfilippo | April 06, 2018

No matter how much you think you know about marketing and branding, there's always something new to learn.

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5 Simple Scientific Ways to Be More Productive
By Adam Uzialko | March 28, 2018

If you're feeling like performance has dipped in the office, these five tips should help you boost your (or your employees') productivity.

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Management Theories Every Small Business Owner Should Know
By Paula Fernandes | March 10, 2018

Become a better leader by learning about the five classic theories for business management.

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Ditch Your Comfort Zone: How Pushing Yourself Helps Your Career
By Sammi Caramela | March 02, 2018

Even when you've reached a goal or are comfortable with where you are in life, it's still important to challenge yourself.

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Email Etiquette: The Dos and Don'ts of Professional Emails
By Jennifer Post | January 30, 2018

Clean up your outbox and craft more professional emails with these email etiquette tips.

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7 Doctors on What They Love (and Hate) About Their Jobs
By Brittney Morgan | January 30, 2018

Ever wonder what it's really like to work as a doctor? Here's what seven physicians enjoy and dislike about their careers.

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7 Lawyers on What They Love (and Hate) About Their Jobs
By Brittney Morgan | January 30, 2018

Wondering what it's really like to be a lawyer? Here's what attorneys love and hate about their jobs.

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6 Tips for Perfecting Your Personal Brand
By Jill Bowers | July 31, 2017

Your personal brand is important, so how do you keep it genuine and polished? These expert tips can help.

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10 Ways to Give a Kickass Business Presentation
By Jennifer Post | March 01, 2017

Make your next business presentation engaging and unforgettable with these expert tips.

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Are You a Toxic Leader? 4 Warning Signs to Watch
By Nicole Fallon | November 30, 2016

Is your style of leadership having a negative impact on your team? Here's how to tell if you're a "toxic" leader — and how to correct it.

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4 Important Lessons Marginalized Leaders Should Learn
By Adryan Corcione | October 28, 2016

Any professional from a marginalized background — gender, race, class, etc. — will face unique challenges climbing the ladder. Here's what new leaders need to know.

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4 Healthy Habits That Will Make You More Productive at Work
By Nicole Fallon | August 30, 2016

If you want to improve your productivity at work, take care of your personal health and well-being first.

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5 Unique Ways to Raise Employee Morale
By Nicole Fallon | August 15, 2016

When morale is high, employees tend to be more productive and engaged. Here are a few real-life examples of ways to lift your team's spirits.

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25 Entrepreneurs Share Their Stress-Busting Secrets
By Business News Daily Editor | July 25, 2016

Wondering how successful people deal with the lows of running a business? Here's how 25 entrepreneurs manage stress.

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Core Values: Why They Matter & How to Find Yours
By Nicole Fallon | June 14, 2016

Your company's core values can help guide your mission, operations and business decisions. Here's how to figure out your values and how to live by them.

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Need a Good Mentor? Here's How to Find One
By Nicole Fallon | February 11, 2016

One of the most valuable resources you can have in your career is a good mentor. Make sure you choose one who's right for you.

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By Adam Uzialko | October 21, 2015

Business owners and professionals told Business News Daily what their favorite business books of the year are.

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8 Style Experts on What They Love (And Hate) About Their Jobs
By Brittney Morgan | September 22, 2015

Considering a job in the fashion and beauty industry? Here's what professionals really think about their jobs.

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7 Social Media Pros oyesn What They Love (and Hate) About Their Jobs
By Brittney Morgan | September 09, 2015

Considering a job in social media? Here's what industry professionals say are the pros and cons of their careers.

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7 Health and Fitness Pros on What They Love (and Hate) About Their Jobs
By Brittney Morgan | August 29, 2015

Thinking about a career in the health and fitness industry? Health coaches, trainers and fitness instructors reveal what their jobs are really like.

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7 Writers Share What They Love (and Hate) Most About Their Jobs
By Brittney Morgan | August 25, 2015

Wondering what it's like to have a career as a writer? These 7 professionals share what they enjoy and dislike the most about their jobs.

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8 Freelancers on What They Love (and Hate) About Their Jobs
By Brittney Morgan | August 04, 2015

What are the pros and cons of working as a freelancer? Here's what these freelancers love and hate about their jobs.

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College Professors Reveal What They Love (and Hate) About Their Jobs
By Brittney Morgan | August 04, 2015

Professors weigh in on what they love about teaching and the pros and cons of their jobs.

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8 CEOs Reveal What They Love (And Hate) About Their Jobs
By Brittney Morgan | August 04, 2015

Ever wonder what it's really like to be the CEO? Here's what they love and hate about their jobs.

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8 Publicists Reveal What They Love (and Hate) About Their Jobs
By Brittney Morgan | July 31, 2015

PR pros talk about what they do and share the pros and cons of working in public relations.

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10 'Mad Men' Quotes To Live By at Work
By Brittney Morgan | April 09, 2015

These quotes from the hit AMC show "Mad Men" perfectly sum up what it means to be a great leader in life and in business.

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Professional Development for IT Pros
By Business News Daily Editor | August 07, 2014

Ongoing professional development can bring immense benefits to both IT pros and the organizations that hire them. Here's how you can approach professional development, from both the employee and...