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December 27, 2012
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Getting Ahead 
  • Use random words to unlock your creative superpowers
    A word plucked at random from a dictionary or newspaper is all you need to get your creative juices flowing, writes Chuck Frey. By forcing yourself to find connections between that word and the problem you're contemplating, he argues, you'll force your brain out of its rut and into unusual and innovative new lines of thought. (Sweden) (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Women who rose to the top in 2012
    It has been a year of ups and downs for female business leaders, Colleen Leahey writes. Among 2012's big winners: Marissa Mayer, who took over as CEO of Yahoo; Marillyn Hewson, who unexpectedly landed the top job at Lockheed Martin; Phebe Novakovic, who runs General Dynamics; and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, who now also serves as Big Blue's chairwoman and president. CNNMoney/Fortune (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story

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Making the Connection 
  • How to feel less like a voyeur on Facebook
    You'll feel better about your Facebook habits if you adjust your network "so it's less a tabloid feed ... and more a warmer, personal space that better reflects your real-life circle," Tali Arbel writes. For instance, enable e-mail notifications so you don't feel like you need to check Facebook constantly or keep it open on your computer all day. "The goal: read less and write more," Arbel writes. The Huffington Post/The Associated Press (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Your Next Challenge 
  • 4 reasons your résumé isn't getting any bites
    The most common reason job seekers don't get interviews is that their résumés simply list the descriptions of their previous jobs without explaining why they'd be a good fit for the job they're applying to, Alison Green writes. Boring cover letters and bad feedback are other reasons that job seekers fail to get interviews. U.S. News & World Report/On Careers blog (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Balancing Yourself 
  • How to keep your energy up until the holidays wind down
    It's easy to run out of energy midway through the busy holiday season, when large meals and limited activity are the norm, writes Fredrik Hertzberg. However, you can avoid this problem by getting some exercise -- shoveling snow is a good option -- and eating foods high in protein, he writes. It's also a good idea to speak with relatives during large meals, which can ensure that you will eat more slowly. (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Water Cooler 
  • Schadenfreude, anyone?
    Some of the world's top business leaders saw their net worth plummet in 2012, writes Simon Goodley. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg lost about $5 billion as his company's shares went south, while Mexican mogul Carlos Slim lost $1.7 billion as a number of key investments were hit by Europe's economic malaise. "The poor lamb is now only worth north of [$70 billion]," Goodley writes. The Guardian (London) (12/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet."
--Joseph Joubert,
French essayist

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