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Take 5: The Case for Being More Authentic at Work

When done thoughtfully, authenticity can make for more confident, ethical leaders. Here’s how to ensure you’re being your true self.

Scientists who experienced an early-career setback succeeded more in the long run, new research shows.
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Early Career Failures Can Make You Stronger in the Long Run

A study of young scientists who were denied grants provides a striking example of why you should never give up.

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Take 5: What Business Leaders Can Learn from the Military

Army colonels share advice on recruiting millennials, managing up, and keeping the broader mission in mind.

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Nobel Prize Winners—They’re Just Like Us!

The career paths of these elite scientists are surprisingly similar to those of their less accomplished peers.

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How to Get the Ear of Your CEO—And What to Say When You Have It

Every interaction with the top boss is an audition for senior leadership.

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Ready to Reenter the Workforce? Read This First.

Four suggestions for transitioning back to work after a long break.

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Business leader practices self-reflection with team holding mirrors.
Leadership

4 Steps to Becoming a More Self-Aware Leader

Here’s how to hone your emotional intelligence to benefit your team and your career.

A leader chooses their own path
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Are You Doing the Work You Were Meant to Do?

It’s never too late to forge your own path. Here are four steps.

A woman maintains close connections and friendships throughout her career thus avoiding regret down the line.
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Take 5: How to Kickstart a Successful Career

Young professionals, smart decisions now will open doors for you in the future.

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In the Hunt for Top Talent, Don’t Overlook Older Workers

A veteran recruiter shares tips on hiring this valuable, and growing, segment of the labor force.

Policy

How Big Is the Gender Gap in Science Research Funding?

Two new studies look at who wins the prestigious grants and prizes that can make or break a scientist’s career.

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Worried You’re Not Saving Enough for Retirement? Here’s What You Can Do.

An economist offers suggestions for individuals and policymakers to help make retirement more secure.

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How Introverts Can Learn to Love Networking

Four tips for turning this trait into a “networking superpower.”

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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.

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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.

Careers

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.

Organizations

Are Women More Ethical at the Negotiating Table? It’s Complicated.

Plus, how women are judged differently when they break the rules.

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.

Entrepreneurship

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: Our Most Popular Advice on Advancing Your Career

Here’s how to connect with headhunters, deliver with data, and ensure you don’t plateau professionally.

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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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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.

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?