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Four Ways to Influence Your Bosses without Alienating Them

Here’s how to make your manager look good and become indispensable in the process.

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Podcast: Knock Your Next Business Presentation Out of the Park

From eliminating surprises to setting up the room, the best presenters do a lot more than practice.

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How to Feel Authentic While Building Your Personal Brand

Get beyond clichés like “adaptable” or “self-starter,” and learn to tell meaningful stories about yourself.

Strategy

Who Gets Blamed When a Group Project Goes Wrong?

Here’s why consequences stick to some team members more than others, according to a new study of retracted academic papers.

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Take 5: How to Take Charge of Your Professional Development

Kellogg faculty offer advice for every stage of your career.

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Strategy

Why Do Trainees Get Stuck with So Much Grunt Work?

There must be faster ways to get them up to speed. Yet grueling apprenticeships persist in medicine, law, and the trades.

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Podcast: Why It’s Crucial for Startups to Define Their Identity Early

Plus, dispelling a pervasive myth about successful entrepreneurs.

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Don’t Let Complacency Derail Your Career

How to hone your learning agility and take good risks.

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Podcast: How to Be a Great Mentor

Plus, some valuable career advice that applies to just about everyone.

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Take 5: Tips for Widening—and Improving—Your Candidate Pool

Common biases can cause companies to overlook a wealth of top talent.

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4 Key Steps to Preparing for a Business Presentation

Don’t let a lack of prep work sabotage your great ideas.

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Podcast: What Veterans Can Bring to Your Organization

A discussion of how former soldiers make loyal employees and trustworthy CEOs.

Leadership

5 Ways to Get the Most out of a Mentor–Protégé Relationship

Protégés, it’s not just about landing your next job—and mentors, there’s plenty in it for you, too.

Innovation

When You’re Hot, You’re Hot: Career Successes Come in Clusters

Bursts of brilliance happen for almost everyone. Explore the “hot streaks” of thousands of directors, artists and scientists in our graphic.

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What Will It Take to Get More Women on Boards?

Women make up less than a fifth of corporate board members. Changing that is a business imperative.

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Podcast: Our Most Popular Advice on Improving Relationships with Colleagues

Coworkers can make us crazy. Here’s how to handle tough situations.

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What Will It Take to Get More Women on Boards?

Women make up less than a fifth of corporate board members. Changing that is a business imperative.

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Podcast: Our Most Popular Advice on Improving Relationships with Colleagues

Coworkers can make us crazy. Here’s how to handle tough situations.

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Stop Flailing and Start Delivering

Here’s how to gain clarity and focus when your tendency is to overcommit.

Entrepreneurship

How Old Are Successful Tech Entrepreneurs?

A definitive new study dispels the myth of the Silicon Valley wunderkind.

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Launch Your Career on the Right Trajectory

How women can maximize the post-college decade.

Leadership

Four Reasons Why Hiring Veterans Makes Good Business Sense

They’re trained to be trainable and can take criticism. Is your company overlooking these talented candidates?

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How Will Automation Affect Different U.S. Cities?

Jobs in small cities will likely be hit hardest. Check how your community and profession will fare.

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You’ve Climbed the Corporate Ladder. What’s Next?

How to create a meaningful “second act” for your career.

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Podcast: Attract Rockstar Employees—or Develop Your Own

Finding and nurturing high performers isn’t easy, but it pays off.

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Five Ways Women Can Negotiate More Effectively

How to advocate for yourself at critical points in your career.

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Podcast: Give Better Feedback

An expert on marriage and a former executive offer advice on giving and receiving constructive criticism.

Organizations

Making Employees Compete for Rewards Can Motivate Them—or It Can Backfire

When employees care about each other, rewarding group performance may be the better strategy.

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Podcast: How to Maintain Your Social and Professional Connections

Plus, sending a regular “letter to the boss” can help you when you need it most.

Leadership

Take 5: How to Tell a Great Story

Storytelling is a key business skill. Here’s how to make your narratives more persuasive.

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Video: How Trust Takes Us Out of Our Comfort Zone

The more trusting the relationship, the more you have to gain—or lose.

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How Innovators Choose Their Next Career Move

There is an overarching pattern in how innovators, like Elon Musk, shift their focus over time.

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Does Smiling Make Us Happier?

Sometimes, but you don’t need to force it. “There is value in being authentic.”

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How to Maintain Strong Friendships as You Move Through Your Career

What the science of regret says about work–life balance and prioritizing close relationships.

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Podcast: How to Avoid Five Common Career Pitfalls

Plus, a study shows an upside for companies that hire ex-offenders.

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Want to Network Like a Pro? Get Your Story Straight

You will meet hundreds of people this year. Are you ready?