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3 Steps to Success for Young Bosses

Here are three quick tips to finding success inspired by those who’ve found it from…

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#BossMoves: 3 Smart Questions to Ask Before You Start Your Day

Shake off the Monday blahs with these steps

Mondays aren’t always welcomed but these three questions will get you through on a good…

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Pre-Holiday Weekend Boss Moves: A Plan for Refocus for the Office

Plan today to enjoy your holiday without back-to-work anxiety

Young professionals, don’t wait until the night before holiday weekend ends to prep for work.…

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Rihanna Reveal: How Millennials Can Channel the Greats for Career Wins

Pop superstar's CFDA fashion lends nod to vitality of professional muses

Like Rihanna channeled icon Josephine Baker for her CFDA win, millennnials can channel greats in…

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Beats’ Billion-Dollar Deal: 3 Boss Moves Lessons on Value Addition

Young professionals, here's how you too can build bankable relationships

With news of Apple’s purchase of Beats, millennials, be inspired to know your value and…

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Maya Angelou: Top 10 Boss Moves of a Global Renaissance Woman

Novelist, actress and educator laid the groundwork for female bosses of color around the world

Remembering her legacy, here are the top 10 most daring and inspiring career moments of…

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Enforcing Public Dress Codes: Discrimination, Health Issue or Just Plain Nonsense?

Fashion freedom and style censorship are expanding beyond the office. Is it fair?

Cities are banning sagging pants, with a recent alleged arrest in South Carolina for the…

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Mad Men Motivation: How to Roll with Career Punches, Don Draper Style

Last night's show lends nod for millennials on how to rebound after failure

Last night’s episode of Mad Men lends nod to how young professionals can roll with…

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More Than Just ‘Likes’: How Millennials Can Leverage Social Media Popularity for Career Wins

Three tips to turn the virtual popularity contest into professional capital

Who hates the satisfying feeling of getting lots of likes or double taps on your…

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Crisis Managment, Anyone? Don Sterling Scandal Lends Nod to Importance of a Vital Plan

Be prepared for any career challenge---whether extremely scandalous or not

Don Sterling scandal lends a nod to the importance of a crisis management plan for…

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Diddy’s Revolt: 3 Lessons On Disruption, Reinvention & Millennials Changing the Game

Sean Combs talks evolution of music TV at NYC upfront event

Sean “Diddy” Combs, along with Revolt TV executives and staff, held an upfront event in…

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World’s Worst Job: Long Hours, Tough Duties….Oh, and No Pay

'Gotcha' ad sheds light on 'skills gap vs unrealistic requirements' debate

A recent clever ad campaign nods at unrealistic job duties and the question of whether…

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#FamousLies: 3 Career Fibs That Could Ruin Your Future

Understand the myths and lies in order to avoid professional flops

These work-related myths and lies could make or break your career.

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Throwback Thursday: 3 Vital ‘Old-School’ Career Advancement Practices That Still Work

How young professionals can incorporate business habits of yesteryear to find success

Traditional communication? On-site experiences? Remember those? Though technology is awesome, “old-school” business practices still lead…

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Just Say No to Coffee Meetings: Effective or Nah?

Time management and kind declines are just business---not always personal

When it comes to effective networking, saying no is a business norm, but does that…

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Earning What’s Due: 4 Boss Moves to Make on Equal Pay Day

Active ways millennial women can make a difference today

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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Money Motivation: Does Growing Up With a Silver Spoon Foster or Inhibit Boss Moves?

Anderson Cooper's insights on inheritance raises question on young ambition

One of my favorite media crushes professionals was recently interviewed by shock jock Howard Stern,…

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Work & Watch: 6 Career-Inspiring Shows Not To Miss

These will intrigue and inspire---or at least provide a much-needed mental vacation

Check out six stand-out shows with career themes that will intrigue and inspire—or at least…

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Millennials: How a Simple ‘Thank You’ Can Revive Your Network

To give instead of making the ask can actually boost your network and advancement

Millennials, in a work world full of gloating, fierce competition and quotas, a simple ‘thank…

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Millennials: What You Have in Common with the Nation’s Top Trusted Brands

Take a cue from leading companies on how you can be a leader in your industry

Entrepreneur magazine listed nation’s most trusted brands. You can take a cue from these leading…

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The Pharrell Effect: Millennials, Find Your ‘Buffalo Hat’ Moment

How to capture that 'it' chance or trait and leverage it for big wins

Musician Pharrell Williams gained global attention with his buffalo hat. Millennials, here’s how you capture…

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Not Feeling Your Career? Here’s How to Get the Love Back

Before you put in your resignation, try these steps to spice things up

Before you put in your two-weeks notice and trail off into an oblivion of the…

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Boredom or Sloth: 5 Steps to Get Rid of a Case of the Lazies

Millennials, don't become the hype. Try these steps to stay motivated

It’s a popular stereotype that millennials are lazy. For those who embody the hype, here…

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I’m ‘Bossy’ … And There’s Nothing Wrong With That

Sheryl Sandberg's campaign is a little shortsighted, missing the point

Sheryl Sandberg has called for a ban of the word ‘bossy,’ but one columnist encourages…

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Continuing the Momentum of Lupita: 3 Boss Moves to Get You Started

Millennials, be inspired in your career journey as we all watch Nyong'o's star rise

Inspired by the career journey of Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o, check out three boss moves that…

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Not Your Average Networking: 3 Fun Ways to Build Connections

Ladies, here's a refreshing break from the same old, same old

Sick of the same old, tired networking events? Here are three ways to shake things…

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The Road Traveled Alone: How Millennials Can Find Motivation In Challenging Environments

Four steps to get support you need for strategic career trouble-shooting

Sometimes, the road to success is a lonely one, especially for millennials in challenging environments.…

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When Blogging Goes Wrong: 3 Common Branding Mistakes to Avoid

How to ensure the message you're sending is the right one

It seems everyone is a blogger—but not a good one. If you want to leverage…

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Build Your Voice, Build Your Brand: 3 Steps to Gaining a Professional Platform

Create a winning image of yourself with these tips

As a young professional, it’s best to know how to build a platform for yourself…

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Stressed Millennials: 3 Tips to Combat a Career Killer

Learn to turn perceived negatives into positives that can motivate you toward success

With a recent survey reporting millennials as the most stressed group, it’s important to be…

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Millennial Perceptions: Survey Reveals Negative Views of Young Professional Prepardness

Here's how you can change the game and defeat the stereotypes

A recent study released by Bentley University found that nearly 70% of corporate recruiters say…

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Still Making Boss Moves: 3 Lessons on Longevity from the Legacy of Cicely Tyson

Take cues from a woman who embodies grace and professional tenacity

Cicely Tyson is a legend in her own right who many young professionals should be…

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Women of Power: Macy’s Shawn Outler Talks Retail Industry Boss Moves Beyond the Sales Floor

Executive shares how women of color can leverage diversity of opportunities

Shawn Outler, a group vice president at Macy’s, shares her career journey and how women…

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Top 5 Most Annoying—And Productivity-Stealing— Personalities in a Meeting

Young professionals, learn how best to navigate an unavoidable part of business

As we all know, meetings are a prevalent and essential part of the business world.…

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Millennials: What’s the State of Your (Career) Union?

Three steps to realistically assess and set goals for advancement

Young professionals, take cues from one of the oldest practices in U.S. government–the State of…

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3 Surefire Signs That Event Has Nothing to Do With Professional Development

If you want to be strategic with your time, take heed to these red flags

If you’re into strategic time management and seeking to expand your network, be sure to…

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Leadership Handicaps: 5 Surefire Signs You Can’t Be Trusted at the Helm

These bad habits ensure you won't be next in line to be the boss

Want to be a leader and wondering why you’re passed over? Here’s five bad habits…

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The Power of Awkward: 3 Ways to Leverage a Valuable Quirk in Leadership

Use your wacky, out-of-the-box fabness to stand out among the pack

Celebrities like Issa Rae have made it cool—and marketable—to be awkward, and you can too.…

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Boss Moves Lessons from a Woman of Power: American Express EVP Glenda Goodly McNeal

Then and now: 3 key insights on career positioning from a female who beat the odds

A millennial gets a chance meeting with American Express executive Glenda McNeal and is inspired…

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Bankable Advice: 3 Major Career Lessons I’ve Learned From Millionaires

It's the intangible capital that keeps on giving

With inspiration from Paul C. Brunson, one millennial recalls the millionaires she’s encountered and the…

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Investing In Yourself: 3 Ways to Meet the Cost of (Wanting to Be) A Boss

Young professionals, don't let lack of funds dictate your next boss move

As young professionals, sometimes pockets don’t match ambitions, posing a challenge for professional development. Here…

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Humility is the New Black: A Millennial’s Hard Truth About Leadership and Bosshood

That age-old, super-aggressive model of career climbing can be faulty at best

After maturity and experience kicks in, one young professional finds that age-old, super-aggressive model of…

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The Official Day to Clean Off Your Desk: 7 Steps to Get Organized

Declutter .... lest you risk peace of mind---and that promotion

Clutter has been associated with productivity loss—and even loss of promotion—so use today’s recognized occasion,…

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Negative Depictions of Black Power Women: Enough is Enough

Is diversifying character plots a bit too much to ask?

BET debuted “Being Mary Jane,” and one avid TV consumer says, in terms of the…

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Then and Now: 10 Gigs That Didn’t Exist Before, But Are Now Booming

Tech, fitness-related jobs lead as high in demand and big on salary potential

These jobs weren’t even a thought for companies to invest in before and are now…

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3 Quick Steps to Prep for Job-Seeking Boss Moves in 2014

Use this easy checklist to see new and better employment in the new year

Millennials and young professionals, use this quick guideline in prepping for new and better employment…

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Bey Bold: 5 Savvy Lessons on Power Moves from the Queen

Superstar's surprise album release screams 'Don't talk about it. Bey about it'

Beyonce’s surprise release lends a nod to the boss move of all boss moves: Power…

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Mental Motivation: How to Train Yourself to Be Successful

5 steps to enhancing your capacity for bigger boss moves

You an train your mind to make bigger boss moves. Here’s five steps to help…

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Dueces: A Millennial’s Guide to Career Clean-Up for 2014

9 professional habits, people, and ideals I'll be giving the boot in the new year

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I love a good purge —(Pause. Not going there.)—from getting rid of clothes…

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On the Radar: Africa’s Leading Women in Business, Entertainment, Politics and Advocacy

The AWP Network highlights global powerhouses we all should watch

The AWP Network highlights global power women, some well-known and others under-the-radar, who we all…

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Do Call It a Comeback: 4 Lessons on Career Rebounding from the Soul Train Awards

This year's show embodied true essence of triumph over professional challenges

The Soul Train Music Awards were a hit, holding a prevalent theme of career comebacks…

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Give Thanks: 5 Workplace Personalities Who Rock

Just a little gratitude for the awesome people you work with

Many lists feature qualities of the boss from hell or horrible coworkers, but these workplace…

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Celeb Besties: 5 Lessons on Power Duos and Dynamic Networking

Don't sleep. Strategic friendships can lead to big wins

Sightings of the Kardashian clan with hip-hop royalty have raised eyebrows, but get a clue:…

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Style Violation: Rihanna’s Doobie And 5 Other Office Hair Faux Pas

Power women, stay away from common mistakes that could cost you your coin

Rihanna’s AMA awards look—Doobie pins and all—have everyone talking hair. Take a look at 4…

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Layover: 4 (Career) Boss Moves to Pass the Time at America’s Most Delayed Airports

Give Candy Crush a rest and advance your professional development

Layovers and delays are becoming a prevalent part of travel, so how do you spend…

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Six Smart Holiday Boss Moves to Ensure Success into the New Year

Don't let time fly without planning your next best steps

Get an early start on planning your next best moves into 2014. Here’s a checklist…

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3 Life-Changing Leadership Lessons from a Batkid

Take a cue from Miles' fearless journey to see his wish become reality

San Francisco’s Bay Area has been shut down by a fearless 5-year-old battling leukemia dubbed…

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Turning Career Anger Into Passion… and Then, Into Professional Calling

Facing workplace issues that grind your gears? Here's the best way to channel the rage

We’ve all witnessed business faux pas that grind our gears. But don’t get angry. Get…

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Productivity Faux Pas? 3 Smart Reasons Being a Late Sleeper Is Not Such a Bad Thing

It's quite fine if you'd rather get your best work done well after the crack of dawn

True early risers see productivity benefits, but here are 3 reasons night owls—and late sleepers—…

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3 Career Lessons From the Best Resume I’ve Ever Seen

This CV incorporates elements of innovation and ingenuity

Robby Leonardi’s interactive resume has become viral. See how you can be inspired to rev…

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Boardwalk Empire’s Dr. Narcisse: 3 Career Lessons on Influence and Power

Show's villian can teach a thing or two about boosting the boss moves---barring murder and mischief

Dr. Narcisse of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” can teach a thing or two about boosting the…

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The WIE Symposium: New York Event Connects Everyday Power Women with Industry Celebrities

From Tyra Banks to Norma Kamali, this event is inspiration in action

WIE Network co-founder Dee Poku, with fashion and TV business icon Tyra Banks and Nadja…

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My Boss Moves Are Better Than Yours: 5 Things Influential People Do Best

Take a cue from leaders you admire on what really gives them the 'it' factor

We all admire great leaders and talented celebrities, but what really drives that “it” factor…

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: 5 Good Reasons Not to Rest on Your (Career) Laurels

Who cares about age or career stage? These stars continue hitting and surpassing the success bar

After watching Sheryl Lee Ralph on TV One’s “Life After,” I’m reminded to keep pushing…

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Passion vs. Profit: Ladies, It’s Time to Get What You’re Worth Today

No matter how lucrative---or not---your career path, the key is to have an entrepreneurial mindset

As women, many of us choose less-lucrative career paths or don’t negotiate what we’re worth.…

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The Childless vs. the Mommies: Do Women with Children Get Preferential Treatment at Work?

Yes. But what's a single, childless woman to do? Create a united force for advocacy

In recent reports, women say women with children get preferential treatment. What’s a single, childless…

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Work-Life Balance Woes: The Study That Justifies Being Too Tired For Chores After Work

According to a study, women in male-dominated industries do less chores

According to a recent study by a Notre Dame sociologist, what you do for work…

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Job-Seeker Rejection Files: When Keeping It Real Goes Right

Entrepreneur's letter to denied applicants details hard, but valid truths

Gawker published one man’s rejection letter to 900 job applicants, citing his insensitivity in keeping…

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Boss Moves: Top 5 Dangers of Toxic People

Don't let negative elements suck you dry and prevent you from success

We often give people passes, but keeping toxic peers around can equal long-term career damage…

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Career Training Camp: Are You Prepared for Your Next Season?

Try this strategy to be a starter on the winning team in your industry

As NFL players start camps, professionals can take a page from the league’s book and…

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Messy Millennials: How Social Media TMI Can Lead to Major Losses

Latest 2Chainz incident brings to light the down side of transparency

Young professionals, the more you disclose about your private life on social media, the more…

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Messy Millennials: ‘Cupid Disclosures’ Yet Another Reason to Say No to Office Romance

One writer says it's company business, but why not avoid it altogether?

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For some, working with the boo is a major plus. You may not work…

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‘Angry Black Woman’: Doomed if You Speak Up, Doomed If You Don’t

Heckler incident brings to light a social label that needs to be retired

The prevalent notion that any time a black woman speaks up—and it’s not to coo…

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Baby Mama, Bride or Boss Moves: A Millennial Woman’s Choice Can Be a Hard One

I chose career over giving birth. Is there anything wrong with that?

No shade to the young hot mamas out there but for all the young women…

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The Roots Picnic: A Lesson On Longevity and Industry Relationships

Take a page from the book of a band that's still got it

On the heels of the Roots Picnic, here are three lessons on longevity and relationships…

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The Real Househusbands of Hollywood: 3 Smart Career Lessons

Beyond the tear-inducing laughter, these men are winning with the boss moves

As the ‘Real Househusbands of Hollywood’ closes out with a hilarious reunion show, take a…

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Back-To-Work Blues: 5 Smart Tips to Get Back on the Grind After Vacation

Shake off the blahs and get back to the boss moves

No matter how much you love your job, returning to work after a vacation can…

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4 Boss Moves to Make During Memorial Weekend

While others are at play, get your hustle on

While many are at play during Memorial Day weekend, you can hustle and get ahead.…

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Boss Inspiration: Forbes List Gives Young Women of Color 100 Reasons To Succeed

Three steps to become one of 'The World's Most Powerful Women'

For young women of color who face self-esteem challenges daily, Forbes gives 100 reasons to…

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A Timeless Classic: Top Career Lessons from ‘The Great Gatsby’

Classic story includes timeless themes to avoid career ruin

As F. Scott Fitzgerald classic hits theaters, take a look at timeless lessons from the…

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Dynamic Women’s Conference: Star Jones Talks NAPW, New Boss Moves and Her Next Phase

Attorney and author sets sights on leveling the playing field

Star Jones, author and spokeswoman for the National Association of Women Professionals, hosted dynamic event…

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The Key to Your Career Advancement: An Emotional Intelligence Mentor

Learn from solid leaders how to manage feelings in the workplace

As a young professional, learning how to work through challenges and manage emotions can be…

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Get Into This: Out-of-the-Box Resumes and When to Use Them

Unique job-seeking tactics and when to keep it simple

Here’s how to leverage unique job-seeking tactics and when to just keep it simple.

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Fasting at Work: Hard but Worth It

During Lent, check out these tips to help you stick to your fast

During Lent, take a look at a few tips to staying focused while fasting—even in…

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Yes, We Do That: A Black Woman’s Amazing NASCAR Escapade

My journey squashing stereotypes and reacquainting with a childhood fascination

Someone said “Black people don’t do NASCAR.” Well, we did that, and it was amazingly…

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This Job Market ‘Superpower’ Will Give You More Than a Leg Up

Advocacy group shines light on valuable job skill via tech stars like Mark Zuckerberg

You may think this skill is just for tech geeks, but in the job market,…

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Will Police Departments Finally Fix Workplace Racism Issues?

As minority officers speak out, Dorner case shines yet another light on discrimination

Christopher Dorner murder case shines yet another light on racism in law enforcement, from the…

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When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: How Discernment Should Be Your BFF in Job Seeking

Being too direct or wacky can mean yet another year unemployed

We’ve all heard the “get creative” advice, but sometimes getting a bit too radical can…

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What’s on Your Boss Moves Bucket List For 2013?

Throw pause out the window and run, full force, into success

As we move into the new year, it’s good to think of your plans for…

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Rhonda Lee Case: Was Responding to Ignorance Worth It? I Don’t Think So

Sometimes it's best to pick professional battles wisely

Meteorologist Rhonda Lee was fired after responding to a viewer's racially charged Facebook comments about…

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Don’t Believe the Hype: Successful Women Can Get—and Keep—a Man

Pop media may not favor, but you don't have to dismiss ambition for amour

True, the stats aren’t in power women’s favor, but don’t get it twisted. You don’t…

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A Brand of Exploitation: ‘Sweet Browns’ of the World, Please Have Several Seats

Shucking and jiving for checks is just not my cup of tea

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Some of us chuckled and…

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Get the Memo: The Biggest Time Wasters Aren’t Just Employees

Common workplace 'necessities' contribute to productivity blunders

Statistics show that common workplace elements such as office politics and meetings, are the biggest…

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Ladies, Take a Cue From Successful Men on Work-Life Balance

Spend less time waiting on his call and more on making boss moves of your own

Here are the work-life balance lessons men have taught me that will could ensure you’re…

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This Vetarans Day, A Special Shout Out to My Ladies

How my sister's decision to serve opened my eyes to women's equality

Salute to all servicemen— but especially my ladies, who juggle protecting our country with managing…

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3 Quick & Easy Side Gigs For Busy Professionals

No matter what industry, you can find the time for these money-makers

Any professional in any industry can try one of these side gigs to bring in…

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The Obama Mojo: How Will You Re-Invent and Upgrade Your Professional Swagger?

As we look to the President to push further, so should we

As the president prepares for his 44th and second term in the White House, think…

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You Tried It: Top Most Ineffective Responses to Twitter Job Opps

Stay away from mistakes that could cost you a prime opportunity

Here are the top most annoying, off-putting ways to respond to a job opportunity presented…

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Woe is Sandy: 5 Steps to Stress-Free Return to Work

You can make a seamless transition after the mess of the storm

Hurricane Sandy left a mess, and with the rebuilding, we all have to clean up.…

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Thank You For Being a Friend: How Sandy Unites Coworkers

It's never a good look to be Ms. Annie Anti-Social, especially in the workplace

Hurricane Sandy taught me one vital lesson: Connecting with those you see most during the…

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Delete & Unfollow: Top 8 Reasons You Aren’t Making Connections on Social Media

Don't keep up habits that could turn people all the way off

Seven key social media no-nos I see on a daily basis that could put a…

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Gigs That Never Sleep: Even Hurricane Sandy Can’t Stop the Hustle

As a major storm looms, some of us still have to put in work

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When it comes to hurricanes or any other disasters that could hinder work, some…

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Stop the BS Stunt and Show: Top 5 Cliche Job Titles

Yes, there are reputative professionals wearing these shoes, but others have no receipts

Some so-called occupations have prompted a side-eye and skepticism, whether warranted or unwarranted.

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Get Into This: National Take Back Your Time Day

Avoid long-term damage by prioritizing what's important: happiness and balance

For this national initiative, it’s time to look at what’s important: balance and happiness.

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Do We Really Have to Give Up Culture for Ultimate Career Success?

I'd beg to differ, but in reality, it's up to us to choose the yay or nay

Whether it’s our name, mannerisms, interests, or values, is it necessary to sacrifice the cultural…

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Surviving the Grunt: How to Put Short-Term Pride to the Side for Long-Term Wins

Want to end up the top dog? Bite that bullet and do the work

Sometimes grunt work is your stepping stone to gaining trust and respect, leading to major…

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Get Into This: Job-Seeking Gains for Women Means Keep Pushing Ladies

Take advantage of prime moment where unemployment is declining

Now is a prime time to take advantage of what experts are saying is a…

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Hello, Nicki Minaj: It’s Best to Make Allies with Seasoned Pros, Not Enemies

Tirade mirrors generational gap and a need for young bosses to take the high road

Recent footage of a spat with Mariah Carey lends lesson on generational gaps and humility…

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Get Your (Professional) Life: ‘Tamar & Vince’ Lessons on Power Positioning

Hubby of Braxton reality star shows value of pumping those career breaks

Tamar Braxton is known for dramatic antics and star quality. In her latest show, with…

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Get Into This: No Job Doors Opening? No Choice But to Build Your Own

Take a cue from Spike Lee's journey and make some radical boss moves

Take a page from Spike Lee’s career book: If doors are closed, take a radical…

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Get Into This: Organization Invests Millions Into Building Black Male Leaders

Institute will facilitate education and advocacy in national network

Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) investing $2 million to launch the…

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Get Into This: Instead of Grad School, Do Some Real Footwork

Aggressively connect with your network face-to-face

Author and nonprofit professional Rosetta Thurman suggests a lightbulb alternative: Aggressively connect with your network…

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Get Into This: 4 Free Savvy Job Search Apps

On-the-go resources make getting that gig so much easier

Check out these four free app resources to make your job search that much easier…

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3 Things You Can Learn from the Mary J. Blige Chicken Debacle

As the R&B diva finally details her 'mistake,' take heed for your own career success

As Mary J. Blige finally speaks out in detail about the Burger King chicken debacle,…

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Why You Mad?: We Gave Gwyneth Paltrow Permission to Use the N-Word

Pop culture's --- and our--- loose use of the word diminishes its negative impact

With the news that Gwenyth Paltrow used the N-word in a Twitpic caption, many find…

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Leave Justin Combs Alone: Whether Rich or Poor, An Earned Reward is His To Keep

Any wealthy offspring who doesn't embody negative stereotypes should be lauded

The argument that the son of a multimillionaire should return a scholarship he rightfully earned…

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It’s Time to Face the Truth: Adult Bullying is Bigger than Reality TV

If you're a victim, you can take your power back and and get respect you deserve

Don’t let a bully take your power, especially as an adult. And if you are…

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Hot Ad Mess: Is Lack of Color in the Advertising Biz to Blame for MJB/Burger King Snafu??

After official Mary J. Blige response, I'm still shaking my head

As the Burger King chicken wrap hoopla continues, questions arise about lack of diversity in…

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UPDATE: Burger King Pulls Chicken Ad, But Damage to Mary J. Blige Brand Already Done

We all make mistakes. Here are a few suggestions for a better brand move

After an outpour of backlash about a Mary J. Blige commercial that raises more than…

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Mary J. Blige, the Multi-Platinum Chicken Peddler? Say It Ain’t So

Adding a side-eye-worthy endorsement to the brand just doesn't make sense

Joining the ranks of chicken-eating stereotypes, the multi-platinum singer adds an endorsement to the brand…

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I Love You Oprah, But I Still Won’t Watch OWN

Here's an idea: Spice things up by sprinkling in some reality and rachetness

Oprah, let’s be real: Reality and celebrity-based TV are not only the popular kids on…

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Green-Eyed Diva: 5 Steps to Conquer the Hater in You

We all get jealous. Here's how to shake it off and keep it moving

Healthy professional competition is vital among successful peers, but jealousy can creep in with every…

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Lesson in Personal Branding: Would You Be Associated with You?

While evaluating your inner circle, it's good to put yourself to the test, too

We often evaluate people in our networks since they reflect largely on our own personal…

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Respect the Position: Making Benefit of the Doubt an Ally on the Job

Boost morale and avoid stress by trusting that someone is adequately qualified

When it comes to any job, there has to be a level of trust that…

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Splurges, Surprises, and Serious Consequences

In my last year of 20s, here's what I'd tell the younger, less responsible me

After 29 years of excitement, carefree experiences and graceful falls, there’s so much that the…

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You Don’t Always Need a Co-Signer on Decisions

Sometimes it's best to simply trust yourself and act

Whether it’s a career or personal decision, sometimes it’s best to simply trust yourself, and…

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Stop Shuckin’ and Jivin’: How Some of Us Are Letting Excuses Hinder Career Success

So the job market is tough. What are you going to do about it?

Though the unemployment rate for blacks stands at more than 16%, that’s no excuse to…

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Misses with Attitude: Mastering the Poker Face for Career Success

Don't let emotions on the sleeve be your handicap in the workplace

Don’t let emotions on the sleeve be your handicap in the workplace

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Get it Together, Diva: Plans B, C, and D are Always a Good Look

Proper prioritizing and preparation can help to cushion life's bumps

When it comes to life, prioritizing and practicing due diligence in all aspects is def.…

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Channel Your Inner Kanye, and Stop the Second-Guessing

Being your own biggest fan can ensure you don't let success pass you by

Don’t let the insecurity of second-guessing yourself hinder your opportunity to shine, whether in your…

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Pseudo Phenom: It Takes More than Bragging to be a Boss

Cars, clothes and uh... that ... isn't enough to win the title of head honcho

As with any pop culture concept that takes on a life of its own, the…

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Doing all the talking. Yes, Twitter is a great place to let people know what you’re doing. But if that’s all you’re doing, it’s not going to work. “You can’t just go on Twitter and type in the title of your blog post and link to it. Or you can’t just say, ‘Oh, look what’s new here.’ It has to be a conversation. And that’s what’s so amazing about Facebook and Twitter—that you can engage with your audience. You shouldn’t just post something and go on with your day,” Gregg says.

The Case of the I’mas: More Talk Than Action is Never a Good Thing

Sometimes it's best to let results speak for themselves

Unless simply talking will take you straight to the bank, less chatter and more action…

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Racial Jokes in the Workplace

Being mindful of what we say is not only the right thing to do-- it's good business

DJ Cipha Sounds of Hot 97 made an inappropriate joke that cost him his integrity…

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Why Financial Fitness Isn’t Just About Getting Married

Honest, open communication--not finger-pointing--is vital in a happy relationship

Let’s take the strategic steps in striving to improve and build a clear path toward…

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Lock-Out: Virginia Moving Co. Says Dreadlocks Reason for Not Hiring a Man

A good candidate should not be turned away because of hair choice

Since when does a hairstyle trump qualifications or a resume full of experience? My two…

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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