Tips to Get Ahead

Complimenting Others Will Boost Your Confidence

Confidence. It’s a word that carries a lot of weight. Being confident in yourself, and having others describe you as confident means you are self-assured, likely outgoing, easy to talk to, and respected. It’s a word...

Tricks Your Mind Plays and How to Fight Back

Every day, our minds play tricks on us. Are there dots in that grid above? Did you remember to turn the curling iron off this morning? What did your colleague really mean when they said you were “tough”? We analyze ...

Accepting Praise Graciously: First, Stop with the “No Big Deal”

I’ve noticed a trend recently, and unfortunately it’s a stereotype we can pile on women specifically. To illustrate it, let me give you a few scenarios: Someone stops by your office at work. They thank you for your ...


Stop the Potty Mouth in the Office….and Everywhere Else

CareerBuilder isthe source for job search information, and is the authority for behavior in the workplace. They know what they’re talking about, kids. So I’ll trust them when they release a study like this one. A ne...

Break Out of a Creative Rut

Are you missing something in your job? It could be a lack of creativity. This incredible infographic tells you how to break out of your rut and become more creative…and consequently, productive.

Hey, That’s My Idea!

Stealing ideas. It happened in your 8th grade science project, it happened in your college Poli. Sci. course, and it’s happening now. Whether someone is entirely stealing your original idea or taking credit for an idea yo...


The Importance of Increasing Your Pop Culture Knowledge

We tend to make fun of them – the people who watch too much TV, see every movie out there, and know the names of even the newest celebrities. They know TMZ, E! Entertainment Television, and have seen every episode of Frie...

Blending Learning, Work and Play

Recently, I heard someone say that the perfect job is one that blends learning, work, and play. And at first, this didn’t seem so revolutionary. We often hear about work and play being important to employee retention. It&...

How to Be a Stronger More Independent Woman

Anyone who is a proponent of girl power ought to have Destiny’s Child’s “Independent Woman” on their permanent playlist. “The shoes on my feet? I bought ’em. the clothes I’m wearing? I ...


The Key to Success: Lines, Not Points

Troy Henikoff is the CEO and Founder of Excelerate Labs, a tech start-up incubator in Chicago. At Tech Week, Troy gave a piece of advice to entrepreneurs that, for me, crossed over the lines of entrepreneurship into all of our ...