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Career Management

Successful career development is more than doing a good job. Dressing for success, business writing skills, career networking – all are vitally important.

Business Management Daily’s succinct, workplace-tested career advice is designed to help you position yourself to succeed in your chosen field.

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Grandmas are known for their nuggets of advice about bundling up in winter or baking a fruit cobbler. As it turns out, they know a thing or two about navigating the workplace, too. Pearls of wisdom from grandma:

Executive coach Joel Garfinkle quotes Peter Drucker as noting that past ­leaders knew how to tell, while future leaders would know how to ask. Here’s how Garfinkle advises asking others for feedback on your performance:

In business writing, you don’t receive extra credit for slathering your sentences with fancy phrases, the way you did in college. Do that in a memo or e-mail, and you can expect eyes to glaze over. Here are five "less is more" tips for writing more effectively at work.

Knowledge still confers power. Five things you can do to maximize it: 1. Follow up immediately. 2. Let yourself learn. 3. Focus. Now. 4. Explain what you learned. 5. Ask.

When Olympus Corp. CEO Michael C. Woodford got fired recently, he fought back by going to the press with claims of financial wrongdoing by the company. His is a lesson in how to carefully orchestrate a forced exit.

Veridian Credit Union issued this ultimatum to workers: Quit smoking, curb obesity, or you’ll pay more for health care in 2013. That workplace trend is on the rise, giving us one more reason to make “get healthier” a resolution for 2012.

The power of transparency is that it speeds trust and collaboration, says Dov Seidman, founder and CEO of compliance training firm LRN. And, surprisingly, it’s incredibly disarming.

You wake up late, quarrel with your spouse, and a car cuts you off during your commute. When you get to work, you’re in a foul mood. Researchers have found a link be­­tween that morning mood and your performance during the workday. Stop a bad mood from hurting office productivity:

Just knowing someone, or knowing how to reach someone, isn’t enough to impress anymore. “What you want to know now is whether I have anything compelling to say,” says Jason Seiden.
Thanks to Twitter, Facebook and ­LinkedIn, there are hardly any barriers to someone being included in one of your networks. How often have you received adulation through social media? Did you trust them?
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