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June 13, 2012
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Getting Ahead 
  • How to keep your great idea from falling through the cracks
    Flashes of brilliance can strike at any time so record and save your ideas using a spreadsheet, notepad, smartphone or whatever other tool you feel comfortable with, Eva Rykrsmith writes. To make your idea pitch-worthy, lay out specific goals and timelines, and consider who will be affected by it. Remember, if you pitch too many half-baked ideas, "soon enough nobody will take you seriously," she writes. The QuickBase Blog (6/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • 5 ways to get the most out of your mornings
    Establish a morning routine to unlock more of your potential, Laura Vanderkam writes. Visualize your perfect morning and establish new habits one at a time to bring yourself closer to that vision. "[S]mall rituals can accomplish great things. When you make over your mornings, you can make over your life," she writes. Fast Company online/FC Expert Blog (6/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Making the Connection 
  • Use LinkedIn to keep tabs on office gossip
    LinkedIn can help keep you in the loop about who just garnered a promotion and what the latest company news is, Nicole Williams writes. Try using LinkedIn's status updates, group discussions or the LinkedIn Today newsfeed to stay informed, she writes. LinkedIn Blog (6/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • How to survive life after the death of unlimited data
    Verizon Wireless is introducing a new data-sharing plan that lets users spread their data allocation among multiple devices. Among the major U.S. carriers, only Sprint still offers an unlimited data plan free of throttling. Whitson Gordon offers advice on how to adjust to the new data reality, including how you might be able to hold on to your unlimited plan for at least a little longer. Lifehacker (6/12), USA TODAY/The Associated Press (6/12), CNNMoney (6/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Greatness Gap
Achievers surveyed North American employees about their level of connection with core engagement factors, such as their company's mission, their perceptions and experience of recognition at work, and their workplace culture. The data shows us that there are a few things missing. Read the results
The Landscape 
  • Companies quicker to offer rewards on service anniversaries
    Staffers aren't being made to wait so long to receive gifts commemorating their years of service as 44% of companies say they recognize employees within their first five years, according to Terryberry, a company that runs employee-recognition programs. Companies spend about $15 to $25 per year of service on employees, meaning a five-year gift is usually worth $75 to $125, Terryberry says. The Wall Street Journal/At Work blog (6/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Featured Content 

Your Next Challenge 
  • Can job loss be a positive experience?
    How you respond to job loss can determine whether you're successful in finding another position, Margie Warrell writes. Staying focused on the future instead of dwelling on the loss, surrounding yourself with positive people and being kind to others can give you the emotional buoyancy you need to bounce back, she writes. Forbes/WomensMedia (6/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Balancing Yourself 
The Water Cooler 
  • On the trail of a fine-wine forger
    The wine world is reeling after the arrest of alleged "gentleman thief" Rudy Kurniawan, who is said to have made a fortune selling fake fine wines. Kurniawan and his friends are accused of drinking their way through huge quantities of authentic vintages, then refilling the bottles with cheaper wines before selling them at exorbitant prices. It's now thought that up to 80% of pre-1980 Burgundies are fakes, with many still bearing Kurniawan's sales sticker. Vanity Fair (7/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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