Articles about How To

Travel

Doing this simple task on the plane will lessen your flying anxiety

Nearly 1 in 3 adult Americans is either anxious about flying (18.1%) or afraid to fly (12.6%.) I am both and yet I still do it frequently even though it pains me (and embarrasses me in front of countless strangers.) So any time there is a hack or a tip on how to lessen your flight anxiety (so I can clutch the arm rests just a little less) my ears perk up.

job search

This is how you can tell when someone is lying on their resume

Ladders talked with Amanda Augustine, career advice expert for TopResume, to try to understand the motivation behind embellishing on your resume and how you can tell when someone is.

Office Life

8 ways to work with (not against) your boss’ source of energy

One of best things you can do to work well with your boss is to understand whether she is an introvert or an extrovert and then adapt your communication and interaction style accordingly.

Work-Life Balance

Forget early retirement – people who saved enough say a ‘mini retirement’ is just as rewarding

Early retirement isn't always feasible for some people. Instead of an early retirement or end-of-career retirement, they opt for a mini-retirement, a series of meaningful respites away from their job.

Office Life

How to encourage positive collaboration on team projects

Team projects at work can be hard enough, but how you act can have a big impact. Here's what you can do to help things run smoothly.

The Whole Human

How to design a lucky life for yourself

None of this is foolproof, and there’s no real way to completely eliminate the role of chance in our lives. The best we can do is take bits and pieces of tried and tested ideas to better make sense of things and to better influence the end outcome.

Communication

6 ways to prepare for a networking event when you’re a bit rusty

It really pays to go to major networking events — they can help you stay relevant and meet new people. But it can be difficult to get all your ducks in a row if it's been a while. Here are six things to keep in mind.

Meetings

How to keep your cool when someone threatens you at a meeting

Have you ever been in a high stakes meeting or in a conversation where someone challenges your position and you immediately start to feel the world closing in on you? Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl describes that moment this way: “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Productivity

How being a perfectionist really is your biggest weakness

If we dig a little deeper, it becomes clear perfectionism is a weakness if you’re truly obsessed with every detail of everything you do. So, let’s dig in — here are four ways perfectionism works against you in the office, and one big way to make it work for you.

Personal Finance

How to answer the salary expectation question in online job applications

What are your salary expectations? This is the minefield every job seeker must navigate carefully. But what if you are at the beginning of your job hunt and are asked while filling out a job application on a website?

Productivity

How to tie up all loose ends on that project you’re working on

Sometimes, it’s just as difficult to start a project as it is to finish it. But it's not impossible —  here's how to tie up all the loose ends.

Communication

How to create a funny – and appropriate – Out of Office email response

But before you copy/paste your traditional message, career experts challenge professionals to be a tad more creative with your OOO. Try these tips on matching your excitement for your getaway with your email the next time you head off on an adventure.

Confidence

How to assert yourself when you’re dismissed

Have you ever sat in a meeting and felt ignored or utterly unimportant?  Perhaps you offered up an idea that someone else seized upon. Maybe you inserted yourself into the conversation but no one gave you their eye contact or their attention.

Productivity

How to stop procrastinating and get things done in 2 minutes or less

Go ahead and simply just take that first step. Don’t worry about completing the ‘big’ goal yet, just focus on getting started. Hopefully, this useful technique will help you stop procrastinating and get more things done. Don’t delay your greatness — make it happen today.

Motivation

Here are the 7 rules of success

Taking action is the ONLY way to get the life of your dreams. So shut this tab out and go do what you need to do. Success awaits. Stay Grounded.

Job search

How to instantly improve your LinkedIn profile headline

There is a proven LinkedIn profile headline formula that isn’t about catchy taglines (“The pro you’ve been looking for”) or meaningless buzzwords (“Innovator, Influencer, Omnipotent”) — but ACTUALLY increases the number of searches you appear in and leads to more profile clicks.

How To

When it comes to wedding gifts this year, remember: Go with cash!

Summer is wedding season, which means that you'll probably spend a lot of time stocking up on wedding presents for all your friends and family members tying the knot — just don't make the wrong choices.

Office Life

Boo freakin’ hoo: What to do if you’re being professionally ghosted

Professional ghosting happens and it's more difficult to navigate than relationship ghosting. Especially if you have to see the person who is ignoring you in the workplace. Water. Cooler. Awkward.

Productivity

Stop putting your dreams on sale: How to eliminate procrastination

Procrastination is simply you not thinking fulfillment is possible.

The Whole Human

How drama can accelerate your leadership growth

Many people believe workplace issues are distinct from personal issues. However, if you pay attention to your family dynamics, you’ll see many parallels. Both family dynamics and workplace dynamics offer many of the same opportunities for personal and leadership growth.

Productivity

How to make the right decision: Ask this question

Stop thinking about right or wrong. Making decisions requires clarity, not certainty. Asking one question will get you unstuck.

How To

How women can escape the impostor syndrome trap

A female’s self-doubt can negatively impact her career when, as studies show, she pushes less often than her male counterpart for a raise or a promotion.

Office Life

4 things to do instead of flipping out at work

You know the feeling: something doesn't go your way at work and you want to fly off the handle — but you can't. Pause. Deep breath. Here are four things to do instead of risking your future at a company because you showed how upset you really were.

Leadership

5 common leadership faux pas

Regardless of your rank in a company, from manager to director or CEO, leadership challenges will surface. These five lessons address some of the most common challenges, which when dissolved, can help your company get to that next level — the one we all seek.

Productivity

The Eisenhower matrix: How to decide on what’s important and urgent (without a to-do list)

In his lifetime, Eisenhower accomplished a lot and sustained high productivity for many years until his death. His best-known technique, the Eisenhower Matrix, is a simple, powerful tool that will help you to better prioritize your tasks—distinguish between what is important and urgent—and boost your productivity today. Here’s how it works.