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The surprising benefits of slacking off one hour a day

Ben Franklin -- Founding Father, inventor, statesman, diplomat -- knew the value of taking a break each day. Adding slack...

Creative ways to keep it quiet (and boost productivity)

We love these creative ways to minimize noise in the office (and boost productivity). One way is to permit employees...

Guts + resilience + initiative + tenacity = Grit (And it’s a key ingredient for success)

Robin Koval, co- author of the new book “Grit to Great,” says resilience is one of their four ingredients (along...

The science behind why some bosses bully … even their top employees

Harvard Business Review on why some bosses bully even their best performers: " ... our earlier research shows that poor...

How to really unplug during your summer vacation

Summertime means vacation. And vacation used to mean getting away -- really away -- from work. (And coming back refreshed...

Starting your career? Weigh the pros and cons of working for a global brand

Where should you begin your career? At a big, name brand company? Or a boutique agency or start-up? It's tough...

How “Hamilton” creator is building a brand for the ages

Why is a hip-hop playwright and composer profiled in Fast Company? Because Lin-Manuel Miranda isn't just a lyrical genius. He's...

The key to success? Grit.

Grit: It's one of those intangibles that turns out to be a crucial indicator of success. “What if doing well...

Inc. magazine: 9 things highly influential people do

Check out No. 6 in Inc.'s list of "9 Things the Most Influential and Persuasive People Do, Backed by Science."...

When the Oracle of Omaha speaks, we listen.

"Warren Buffett says the corporate world could use fewer committees and a lot less busywork," writes Chip Cutter on LinkedIn. "Oh, and...

Coleman Lew honored to have been a finalist for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent search

Congratulations to the firm that won the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent search. We were honored to be among four finalists to...

Emotional Skills for Success

Don't neglect developing your emotional skills. Here are five everyone needs to have, including: AN ABILITY TO PERSIST. Everyone experiences...