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3 questions from employees on digital transformation and how to answer them

Employees ask questions out of fear of losing their jobs, falling behind in skills, and not knowing how they can help their companies transform. Surfacing these questions and answering them can help bring on new drivers and...

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Do you speak body language?

Why are we so concerned with body language today? How important is body language to a successful business presentation?

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5 tips for career rebranding

It's fairly common for people to look up at the job and think, "How did I get here?" Changing careers can be difficult and daunting. Here are 5 quick tips for making a career change and rebranding yourself professionally.

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10 tips for making self-evaluations meaningful

Whether you think your company uses the information or not, self-evaluations are a necessary device for professional development. Here’s how to make the most of the dreaded self-evaluation process.

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7 tips for engaging millennials in tech companies

Technology companies are infamous for high turnover and rapid burnout. Why is this, and how can senior leaders navigate a rapidly evolving talent market?

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How IT can foster a spirit of ‘intrapreneurship’

Corporations don't have to look outside for fresh and innovative ideas. Instead, businesses can foster intrapreneurship by encouraging better communication between IT and other departments.

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6 soft skills employers should be looking for in tech talent

LinkedIn's Jennifer Shappley shares how she sources for soft skills and what to look for in your own candidates.

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You hate your boss. Now what?

All of us will probably work for at least one extremely difficult person during our careers. An unpleasant working environment can evoke strong emotions and unchecked emotions can damage our careers. Here are some coping strategies...

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6 tips to avoid job search depression

Searching for a new job is a tiring and depressing process. Here's how to avoid letting your job search drag you down.

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Racism in tech runs deep

A reader reminds senior writer Sharon Florentine that while racial progress has been slowly made over the decades, racism still exists in a big way in our nation and in tech.

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Underrated at work? Here’s why

Crazily, most people think they are above-average performers. This can create difficulties for team managers, but a closer look at research in this area can help us manage through this performance paradox.

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What CIOs should consider when taking on new roles

The transition from CIO of VMware to CIO of both VMware and Dell, lessons learned and what other CIOs should consider.

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Trumping up a social venture

Looking for hope in the midst of all the news chaos? Post-electorally, 2016's election has been a great demonstration of the democratization of opportunity to do social good. Maybe we can change the discussion this year - there's...

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How career mobility programs improve retention

Enterprises are experimenting with internal career mobility programs that allow workers to test drive new roles in the hopes of boosting engagement and productivity.

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Why CIOs should take mentor programs seriously

Barnes & Noble CIO Bill Wood shares advice on how IT leaders can build coaching and mentoring into the fabric of their organizations.

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How to prevent millennials from burning out at work

A lot can be said about millennials at work, but one thing seems certain: This generation is stressed-out and anxious. Here’s how you can help.

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You carry their dead weight

Up to 20% of your consultants were probably rated 'below level' or 'significantly below level' in their most recent annual reviews. You need to identify their dead weight to keep it from dragging you down.

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Read your PowerPoint slides!

Coaching and advice for anyone who is called upon to deliver a business presentation. Is there anyone who has not heard, "Don't read your PowerPoint slides to the audience during a presentation"? We think this means we are not...

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