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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After you’ve done your homework and are about to speak, remind yourself that you’ve prepared to the best of your ability. This is no time for second-guessing. And keep this old fable in mind:
Three "C's" shape the way other people listen to us, says Susan Mason, of Vital Visions Consultants. If they think we possess competence, character and a can-do attitude, they'll find us credible, and they'll be more influenced by what we say.
I recently read an article in Inc. magazine about the “5 Qualities of Remarkable Bosses.”  As someone niched in training administrative professionals, I feel strongly about adapting these skills to grow everyone’s career.

When you hear "negotiation," what comes to mind? When I ask this question at seminars, women often respond: men in suits arguing and yelling; buying a car; attorneys. When I ask how many women enjoy negotiating, only a few hands go up. Yet in reality, women are born to negotiate.

In 1975, producer Brian Eno and artist Peter Schmidt published a set of 100 cards each containing a single question or “brain bomb” to push them out of their mental rut.
Here are six common communication mistakes that people—especially professional women—make in the workplace, according to communications consultant and Business Management Daily contributor, Colette Carlson:

Build a stronger relationship with your boss by never letting these phrases cross your lips: 1.  “It’s not my job.” 2.  “It’s not my fault.” 3.  “I can’t work with Person A.” 4.  “I can’t do X, because I have to do Y.” 5.  “That’s not possible.”

Everyone is expected to do more with less and the only way we’re going to survive and thrive is to stop at 80% and then move to the next task.

Elevate your business writing by ridding it of these common misuses and abuses: 1. Ill-placed question marks. 2. Cool-sounding buzzwords. 3. Clichés.

Our sedentary work lifestyle is part of the reason Americans have packed on so many pounds over the past 30 years. Some stats that bear witness to the problem:
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