How to Improve at Work When You’re Not Getting Feedback
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How to Improve at Work When You’re Not Getting Feedback

How to Improve at Work When You’re Not Getting Feedback

by Zenger Folkman Too many managers avoid giving any kind of feedback, regardless of whether it’s positive or negative. If you work for a boss who doesn’t provide feedback, it’s easy to feel rudderless. It can be especially disorienting if you’re new in the role, new to the company, or a recent graduate new to … Read More

A CEO Says He Always Does the Same Thing Before Offering Anyone a Job
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A CEO Says He Always Does the Same Thing Before Offering Anyone a Job

A CEO Says He Always Does the Same Thing Before Offering Anyone a Job

by Aine Cain This article is blunt and not meant to offend anyone. When it comes to hiring people, Luis Von Ahn, CEO of the language app Duolingo, has one strict rule.  “We have a big ‘we don’t hire assholes’ rule,” he tells Business Insider. So, how can you ensure you don’t hire someone who’s a bad fit … Read More

29 Annoying Words and Phrases on Your Résumé That Make Hiring Managers Cringe
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29 Annoying Words and Phrases on Your Résumé That Make Hiring Managers Cringe

29 Annoying Words and Phrases on Your Résumé That Make Hiring Managers Cringe

by Rachel Gillett “Nearly everyone is guilty of using buzzwords from time to time, but professionals are evaluated increasingly on their ability to communicate,” says Paul McDonald, senior executive director for professional-placement firm Robert Half. Some of the major problems with using buzzwords, according to Mary Lorenz, a corporate-communications manager at CareerBuilder, are that they … Read More

How the U.S. Marines Encourage Service-Based Leadership
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How the U.S. Marines Encourage Service-Based Leadership

How the U.S. Marines Encourage Service-Based Leadership

by Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch Many of us feel that we’re stretched to capacity at work and have nothing left to give. But according to a recent Gallup poll, 70% of the workforce is either “actively disengaged” or “not engaged,” meaning there are millions of professionals who have more effort that they could give … Read More

What Not to Say to a Stressed-Out Colleague
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What Not to Say to a Stressed-Out Colleague

What Not to Say to a Stressed-Out Colleague

by Holly Weeks I was recently stressed out and sleepless because I had to tell a difficult senior colleague something he was not going to want to hear — and I always dreaded his angry, high-volume pushback when it was directed at me. An acquaintance listened to me, nodded quietly, and said, “People have yelled … Read More