SHOWING ARTICLES TAGGED WITH Managing

Think you know all about CDs? Bet you don’t know about this one.

Make Your Cash Grow on Hand

Think you know all about CDs? Bet you don’t know about this one.

by Allan Roth

Financial expert Jean Chatzky’s advice for 50-year-olds.

How To Earn, Invest and Spend at Midlife

Financial expert Jean Chatzky’s advice for 50-year-olds.

by Jean Chatzky, AARP The Magazine

Finding your “why” matters more than finding your “how,” whether you’re seeking your first career at 22—or your third at 42.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Purpose

Finding your “why” matters more than finding your “how,” whether you’re seeking your first career at 22—or your third at 42.

by Sarah Mahoney

The Best Kinds of Friends

by Bruce Jay Friedman, AARP

Some games are running fraudulent background programs. Here’s how to beware

Don’t Fall Prey To Mobile Phone Hijacking

Some games are running fraudulent background programs. Here’s how to beware

by Sid Kirchheimer

Social media can be a powerful force for good, a brand-burnisher and a friendship aid, but it’s one relationship where you must be the boss.

How To Take a Social Media Time-Out To Get Your Creative Groove Back

Social media can be a powerful force for good, a brand-burnisher and a friendship aid, but it’s one relationship where you must be the boss.

by Kara Baskin

How to effect change that improves the workplace and your career.

Be Known as an Innovator, Not a Troublemaker, at Work

How to effect change that improves the workplace and your career.

by Kara Baskin

The new breed of Millennials wants warp speed to the next promotion. Here’s how to manage their ambition and improve their performance.

How to Empower an Overeager Millennial

The new breed of Millennials wants warp speed to the next promotion. Here’s how to manage their ambition and improve their performance.

The very qualities that make you a terrific leader can shut down some of your staff, unless you know these 5 strategies.

How an Extrovert Leader Can Help Introverts Shine

The very qualities that make you a terrific leader can shut down some of your staff, unless you know these 5 strategies.

by Kara Baskin

A busy life, a needy mom or dad—the perfect recipe for stress. Here’s how to manage two full-time jobs.

How to Run a Business While Caring for Elderly Parents

A busy life, a needy mom or dad—the perfect recipe for stress. Here’s how to manage two full-time jobs.

by Kara Baskin

It’s the key to making a balky staff member more productive. Bonus points: it can make you better at your job too.

How to Mentor Your Enemy—And Why You Should

It’s the key to making a balky staff member more productive. Bonus points: it can make you better at your job too.

by Kara Baskin

How to resist panicking, support your spouse—and rescue your marriage.

Panic Time! Your Spouse’s Business Just Failed

How to resist panicking, support your spouse—and rescue your marriage.

by Kara Baskin

If you feel stuck, you may be ignoring your authentic self. Here’s how to ignite your uniqueness.

How To Be Authentic—and Why You Should Bother

If you feel stuck, you may be ignoring your authentic self. Here’s how to ignite your uniqueness.

by Kara Baskin

In just 15 seconds, you can reset your mood and salvage your big bad day.

Press Pause on Stress To Smooth Out a Monster Day

In just 15 seconds, you can reset your mood and salvage your big bad day.

by Kara Baskin

Manage your online time and get hands-on with your work, says an expert on digital distraction and the brain.

Quit Worrying About Unplugging and Do This Instead

Manage your online time and get hands-on with your work, says an expert on digital distraction and the brain.

by Kara Baskin

Yes, we can teach the younger generation, but we can learn from them too.

How To Work With Millennials

Yes, we can teach the younger generation, but we can learn from them too.

by Mary W. Quigley

 There are 5 key times when you should get mortgage advice

Should You Refinance Your House?

There are 5 key times when you should get mortgage advice

by Maicie Jones

Here’s a potent (and simple) motivational tool that most organizations just don’t get.

An Easy Way To Inspire Others—It Works Every Time

Here’s a potent (and simple) motivational tool that most organizations just don’t get.

by Sarah Mahoney

  The latest research is rewiring how we react to a much-feared illness.

When Your Cancer Treatment Is Watch and Wait

The latest research is rewiring how we react to a much-feared illness.

by Sarah Mahoney

You may not be able to change your hours at work, or the hours you’re plugged in, but you can change your attitude for the better.

Break Free From Workaholism

You may not be able to change your hours at work, or the hours you’re plugged in, but you can change your attitude for the better.

by Kara Baskin

Finding a job you love isn’t just networking. Here are six steps that will help your career change.

Make a Career Leap With Ease

Finding a job you love isn’t just networking. Here are six steps that will help your career change.

by Kara Baskin

From doing the books to keeping your mind in the game, these web-based services can help you run your career.

7 Great Online Tools for Freelancers

From doing the books to keeping your mind in the game, these web-based services can help you run your career.

by Kara Baskin

I started morning meditations because of a writing assignment. I have kept meditating because it feels so good for work life balance.

Balancing Work and Life Through Meditation

I started morning meditations because of a writing assignment. I have kept meditating because it feels so good for work life balance.

by Kara Baskin

  These 5 tips can change your attitude toward getting to work.

Make Your Commute an Asset, Not a Liability

These 5 tips can change your attitude toward getting to work.

by Kara Baskin

What one executive discovered about authority, responsibility, face-time, disclosure—and healing.

How To Manage Your Work During Cancer Treatment

What one executive discovered about authority, responsibility, face-time, disclosure—and healing.

by Kara Baskin

What a decade working at home has taught me about productivity and peace of mind. Check out these best working from home tips.

9 Things You Absolutely Must Do When Working From Home

What a decade working at home has taught me about productivity and peace of mind. Check out these best working from home tips.

by Kara Baskin

 Got a client who’s constantly changing the rules or always demanding more? Here’s how to cut the cord.

How To Break Up With a Soul-Draining Client

Got a client who’s constantly changing the rules or always demanding more? Here’s how to cut the cord.

by Kara Baskin

 Try this seven-step plan to make your time away from the office a true getaway

Going on Vacation? How To Truly Unplug

Try this seven-step plan to make your time away from the office a true getaway

by Kara Baskin

Best-selling author Ben Michaelis reveals how to transform your work attitude.

Write Down Your Values and Live By 3 Lists

Best-selling author Ben Michaelis reveals how to transform your work attitude.

by Kara Baskin

The green-eyed monster can drain your confidence; here’s now to put envy in its place.

Freelancing? Stop Comparing Yourself to Other People’s Success

The green-eyed monster can drain your confidence; here’s now to put envy in its place.

by Kara Baskin

These 6 tips will take the lame out of lame duck, and help you prepare for your future

Keep Your Heart in the Game When Your Feet Are Out the Door

These 6 tips will take the lame out of lame duck, and help you prepare for your future

by Kara Baskin

Pursuing a passion and working fewer hours sounds like heaven. But first, you have to come to terms with the new you

Don’t Lose Your Identity When You Downsize Your Job

Pursuing a passion and working fewer hours sounds like heaven. But first, you have to come to terms with the new you

by Kara Baskin

  The offer to teach a class often comes at midlife. Here’s how to quell those first-time jitters

5 Sure-Fire Tips For First-Time Teachers

The offer to teach a class often comes at midlife. Here’s how to quell those first-time jitters

by Kara Baskin

Be successful—never smarmy—in publicizing your business, by employing the 80/20 rule.

The Strategic Art of Self-Promotion

Be successful—never smarmy—in publicizing your business, by employing the 80/20 rule.

by Kara Baskin

Tired of being a doormat, saying yes to your boss’s every demand?

How To Get What You Want at Work

Tired of being a doormat, saying yes to your boss’s every demand?

by Kara Baskin

 Before you panic, ask these 3 questions, and do these 4 things

The Bright Shining New Job Is a Big Fat Mistake

Before you panic, ask these 3 questions, and do these 4 things

by Kara Baskin

Being your own boss demands special skills. Here, we let you in on the secrets to success.

Succeed at Freelancing, Starting Now

Being your own boss demands special skills. Here, we let you in on the secrets to success.

by Kara Baskin

 An entrepreneurship expert talks ethics and expediency.

Should You Poach Clients From Your Old Company?

An entrepreneurship expert talks ethics and expediency.

by Kara Baskin

Finally, how to balance that work-life equation

What a Time-Management Pro Knows

Finally, how to balance that work-life equation

by Kara Baskin

 If you don’t have the money for the staff you need, it’s time to get creative. Check out this 6-point plan.

Hire Brilliantly on a Start-Up Budget

If you don’t have the money for the staff you need, it’s time to get creative. Check out this 6-point plan.

by Kara Baskin

How to say no with tact and grace

The Liberation of Setting Boundaries

How to say no with tact and grace

by Kara Baskin

Spend the final 60 minutes before a big presentation making sure you’ll hit it out of the park

The One-Hour Prep To Prepare You for Anything

Spend the final 60 minutes before a big presentation making sure you’ll hit it out of the park

by Kara Baskin

 If you take a breath and express it the right way, anger can be a healthy transformative force

Is It Ever OK to Get Angry at Work?

If you take a breath and express it the right way, anger can be a healthy transformative force

by Kara Baskin

 Tougher isn’t necessarily better when it comes to engaging your employees

How—and Why—To Soften Your Leadership Style

Tougher isn’t necessarily better when it comes to engaging your employees

by Kara Baskin

 Your relationships can make or break your career success

To Do Good Work, You’ve Got To Have Friends

Your relationships can make or break your career success

by Janice Holly Booth

What to do when you’re as enthusiastic as ever about your venture, but your partner is stalling out

Your Business Partner Is Letting You Down

What to do when you’re as enthusiastic as ever about your venture, but your partner is stalling out

by Kara Baskin

How to merge your passion with your profession

Bring Your Hobby To Work

How to merge your passion with your profession

by Kara Baskin

Managing new parents takes a special knack

Get the Best From Millennials

Managing new parents takes a special knack

by Kara Baskin

 Follow this 7-step approach to make the life change you’re yearning for

Start Building Better Habits Today

Follow this 7-step approach to make the life change you’re yearning for

by Kara Baskin

There’s both art and science to getting it right, whether you’re deciding on a career change or putting a problematical employee on probation

How to Make a Calm Decision

There’s both art and science to getting it right, whether you’re deciding on a career change or putting a problematical employee on probation

by Kara Baskin

A messy desk isn’t the sign of a creative mind. It’s a flaw that could cost you a promotion

Organize Your Way to Job Happiness

A messy desk isn’t the sign of a creative mind. It’s a flaw that could cost you a promotion

by Kara Baskin

 Coworkers don’t think you’re up to the job? Win them over in 30 days.

Accepting a Controversial Promotion

Coworkers don’t think you’re up to the job? Win them over in 30 days.

by Kara Baskin

 A bad work relationship can color your day, your week, your job, or even your whole career, which is why it’s worth doing the hard work to put things right

How to Reverse a Big Misstep

A bad work relationship can color your day, your week, your job, or even your whole career, which is why it’s worth doing the hard work to put things right

by Kara Baskin

 5 rules for making the impossible possible, from the woman who coaches Navy SEALs

How to Power Through Anything

5 rules for making the impossible possible, from the woman who coaches Navy SEALs

by Kara Baskin

Acing the balancing act is a key way to get happier about your job. Feeling shaky? Follow these 5 steps

Get Your Work-Life Groove Back

Acing the balancing act is a key way to get happier about your job. Feeling shaky? Follow these 5 steps

by Kara Baskin

 A neuroscientist explains why chilling out—even napping—can pay off big-time

Want To Be Productive? Relax!

A neuroscientist explains why chilling out—even napping—can pay off big-time

by Kara Baskin

 This 6-step plan to greater self-awareness can transform how you do (and view) your job

Do You Know How Your Co-workers See You?

This 6-step plan to greater self-awareness can transform how you do (and view) your job

by Kara Baskin

 6 steps to changing your hours—and your attitude

Build Flexibility Into Your Job

6 steps to changing your hours—and your attitude

by Kara Baskin

How to diagnose the problem—is he evil or just aggravating—and start your solution

Help! My Coworker Makes Me Want To Quit

How to diagnose the problem—is he evil or just aggravating—and start your solution

by Kara Baskin

 Making a graceful exit isn’t just polite. It’s strategic

How To Leave a Job You Hate

Making a graceful exit isn’t just polite. It’s strategic

by Kara Baskin

 Don’t let “your time” disappear into the demands of your job

10 Ways to Turn Lunchtime Into Your Power Hour

Don’t let “your time” disappear into the demands of your job

by Kara Baskin

 Adding the right colors and meaningful personal touches could make you like your job a little bit more

Make Your Office A Place You Want To Work

Adding the right colors and meaningful personal touches could make you like your job a little bit more

by Kara Baskin

Just one tip in our procrastinator’s guide to making boring work tasks tolerable—even fun

Turn Your Home Office Into a Spa

Just one tip in our procrastinator’s guide to making boring work tasks tolerable—even fun

by Kara Baskin

 You’ve successfully negotiated a work-from-home deal. Here’s  how to make it work

8 Things To Do Before You Start Working From Home

You’ve successfully negotiated a work-from-home deal. Here’s how to make it work

by Kara Baskin

 You’ve achieved your dream of working for yourself. Now be the boss and give that client the heave-ho

Is a Bad Client Making You Hate Your Work?

You’ve achieved your dream of working for yourself. Now be the boss and give that client the heave-ho

by Kara Baskin

Like her dad before her, Dee Masciola joined the Navy to see the world. And see it she did: Her tours of duty took her all over the U.S., Puerto Rico and Italy. But after putting in her 20 years and retiring, Masciola realized she craved a life without firearms, body armor or salutes. So when she returned to her small hometown of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, she opened a tanning facility and then a full-service beauty salon. Following a hardcore military career that included working on aircraft and serving as a drill sergeant, the change in her work life seemed like a surprising second act. But to Masciola it was just common sense—a natural progression in her active life.

About Face: A Post-Military Makeover

Like her dad before her, Dee Masciola joined the Navy to see the world. And see it she did: Her tours of duty took her all over the U.S., Puerto Rico and Italy. But after putting in her 20 years and retiring, Masciola realized she craved a life without firearms, body armor or salutes. So when she returned to her small hometown of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, she opened a tanning facility and then a full-service beauty salon. Following a hardcore military career that included working on aircraft and serving as a drill sergeant, the change in her work life seemed like a surprising second act. But to Masciola it was just common sense—a natural progression in her active life.

by Dara Padwo-Audick

 When a promotion makes you anxious rather than excited, here’s what to do

Staff Management for Introverts

When a promotion makes you anxious rather than excited, here’s what to do

by Kara Baskin

 What to know before pitching in when your son or daughter launches a business

Should You Work for Your Kid?

What to know before pitching in when your son or daughter launches a business

by Kara Baskin

Try this 5-step plan to make shyness work for you

Do You Dread Speaking Up in Meetings?

Try this 5-step plan to make shyness work for you

by Kara Baskin

 Try these 5 mood-lifters to make you happier in your workspace

Windowless Office? Look on the Bright Side

Try these 5 mood-lifters to make you happier in your workspace

by Kara Baskin

7 lessons Scott Adams learned from his surprising series of flops

Dilbert’s Creator on Failing Smart

7 lessons Scott Adams learned from his surprising series of flops

by Sarah Mahoney

Whether you’re launching a business or starting a new project, this is who you need on your side

Team Building: Why Opposites Should Attract

Whether you’re launching a business or starting a new project, this is who you need on your side

by Kara Baskin

 Research suggests prolonged peak performance is unlikely, reports <em>The Fiscal Times</em>

Rethinking Mutual Funds

Research suggests prolonged peak performance is unlikely, reports The Fiscal Times

by John Grgurich

 6 lessons from the experts in how to stay motivated in an online course

Learning Online: How To Finish Strong

6 lessons from the experts in how to stay motivated in an online course

by Kara Baskin

4 key ways to protect your business from harm.

Office Gossip on Social Media

4 key ways to protect your business from harm.

by Larry Dobrow

Here’s How to Help People Help You

Feedback that Could Save Your Career

Here’s How to Help People Help You

by Caroline Ceniza-Levine

 Nine in 10 women at midlife are taking charge of money decisions, in a new study reported by <em>The Fiscal Times</em>

Who’s the CFO in Your Household?

Nine in 10 women at midlife are taking charge of money decisions, in a new study reported by The Fiscal Times

by Sheryl Nance Nash

You know you want a new career. But how much will retraining cost, and can you safely borrow that sum?

School Loans After 40: How Much Should You Borrow?

You know you want a new career. But how much will retraining cost, and can you safely borrow that sum?

by Sarah Mahoney

Younger employees may shun the phone, while older clients may hate email. Here’s how to bring them together.

Talking to Customers: Email, Text or Phone?

Younger employees may shun the phone, while older clients may hate email. Here’s how to bring them together.

by Elaine Pofeldt

“I was running out of money. I cried, but I couldn’t let go”

How This Cookie Keeps from Crumbling

“I was running out of money. I cried, but I couldn’t let go”

by Susan Crandell

How to harness a subordinate’s ambition – and make it work for you.

Is Your 2nd-in-Command After Your Job?

How to harness a subordinate’s ambition – and make it work for you.

by Larry Dobrow

How to do your own assertiveness training—and ace the course

What Makes a Great Manager: Grit

How to do your own assertiveness training—and ace the course

by Renita T. Kalhorn

Don’t be a victim of investment fraud. Learn to spot these five red flags, reports<em>The Fiscal Times</em>

Is Your Financial Adviser Funding Your Dream—Or His Own?

Don’t be a victim of investment fraud. Learn to spot these five red flags, reportsThe Fiscal Times

by Marine Cole

Check out these new rules for keeping remotely based staff on the ball.

Checklist for Managing Staff Who Work Remotely

Check out these new rules for keeping remotely based staff on the ball.

by Larry Dobrow

Small business owners are oversubscribed. They don’t have to be overwhelmed.

Do You Sabotage Your Own Productivity?

Small business owners are oversubscribed. They don’t have to be overwhelmed.

by Renita T. Kalhorn

He’s obnoxious – and essential. So you can’t fire him. Here’s how to polish him up.

How To Manage a Bad Apple Employee

He’s obnoxious – and essential. So you can’t fire him. Here’s how to polish him up.

by Larry Dobrow

Into even the ideal job, some rain must fall. Here’s how to unfurl your umbrella.

“Finally, my dream job. Why does it suck?”

Into even the ideal job, some rain must fall. Here’s how to unfurl your umbrella.

by Bassam Tarazi

With two offers in hand, can I afford to wait for the job I really want?

“Can I stall a job offer without losing it?”

With two offers in hand, can I afford to wait for the job I really want?

by Kathy Caprino

Imagine you could hire Amazon’s CEO as a consultant.

What Would Jeff Bezos Say?

Imagine you could hire Amazon’s CEO as a consultant.

by Eilene Zimmerman

Need cash to nurture your entrepreneurial venture? Put away that credit card and read this.

The Ins and Outs of Getting a Microloan

Need cash to nurture your entrepreneurial venture? Put away that credit card and read this.

by Victoria Stefanakos

 Here’s how to keep dazzling ‘em, start to finish

Conquering the L-o-n-g Hire

Here’s how to keep dazzling ‘em, start to finish

by Caroline Ceniza-Levine

But misused, they will hammer you, reports <em>The Fiscal Times</em>

Home Equity Loans Can Be a Handy Financial Tool

But misused, they will hammer you, reports The Fiscal Times

by BY Sheryl Nance Nash

How to wear lots of hats -- and never feel like your hair’s on fire

Juggling Lessons for Entrepreneurs

How to wear lots of hats -- and never feel like your hair’s on fire

by Renita T. Kalhorn

An LLC can limit liability and offer flexibility for taxes. Is it right for you?

Forming An LLC? 5 Questions To Ask

An LLC can limit liability and offer flexibility for taxes. Is it right for you?

by Elizabeth MacBride

Weighing patience against forward motion.

The Case for Not Busting Your Ass

Weighing patience against forward motion.

by Bassam Tarazi

Shine a harsh light on the emotions that are cramping your thoughts and holding you back.

Are Energy Vampires Sucking Away Your Career?

Shine a harsh light on the emotions that are cramping your thoughts and holding you back.

by Renita T. Kalhorn

Stay in your comfort zone and you risk losing big-time.

The Deadly Danger of Playing It Safe

Stay in your comfort zone and you risk losing big-time.

by Renita Kalhorn

The smartest business owners keep overhead low and conserve cash even when things are good

4 Reasons Why Your Overhead Is Too High

The smartest business owners keep overhead low and conserve cash even when things are good

by Gene Marks

3 surefire steps to control your urge to control

The Pitfalls of Micromanaging

3 surefire steps to control your urge to control

by Renita T. Kalhorn

How the philosophy of small wins can spark energy and enthusiasm.

How the philosophy of small wins can spark energy and enthusiasm.

How the philosophy of small wins can spark energy and enthusiasm.

by Renita T. Kalhorn

Business owners reveal the rules for bringing a son or daughter into the company.

Big Question for the Family Biz: Should You Hire Your Kid?

Business owners reveal the rules for bringing a son or daughter into the company.

by Larry Dobrow

When you work for yourself, saving for later can be especially tough. These 5 tips can keep you on track.

The Secret of Saving for Retirement

When you work for yourself, saving for later can be especially tough. These 5 tips can keep you on track.

by Elizabeth MacBride

Here’s how talented team leaders rally their troops in the midst of trouble.

Keeping Staff Motivated When Times Are Tough

Here’s how talented team leaders rally their troops in the midst of trouble.

by Larry Dobrow

Go ahead, profit from your bad bosses’ mistakes

Be The Boss You Always Wanted

Go ahead, profit from your bad bosses’ mistakes

by Elizabeth MacBride

Forging agreements and enforcing them: First in a 5-part series on best practices for managers.

What Makes a Great Manager: Agreement & Accountability

Forging agreements and enforcing them: First in a 5-part series on best practices for managers.

by Renita T. Kalhorn

Why a 24-year-old whippersnapper was one of the best bosses I’ve ever had.

What Makes a Great Manager: Building Relationships

Why a 24-year-old whippersnapper was one of the best bosses I’ve ever had.

by Renita T. Kalhorn

It’s never too late to start a business...if you follow Anita Crook’s 5 rules.

Grow a Business from Your Garage

It’s never too late to start a business...if you follow Anita Crook’s 5 rules.

by Susan Crandell

How to transform gossip from a force for evil to a way to do good.

Office Gossip: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

How to transform gossip from a force for evil to a way to do good.

by Gail Belsky