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July 31, 2012
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Getting Ahead 
  • Why your company won't make you a manager
    Alison Green lists 10 reasons you might not get a promotion to management such as dressing inappropriately, being part of a clique and avoiding tough conversations. "If you shy away from difficult conversations -- or the opposite, if you're too aggressive and confrontational in them -- you likely won't be seen as manager material," she writes. U.S. News & World Report/On Careers blog (7/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Do you make your boss happy?
    To be successful, you have to build a relationship with your boss, Ron Thomas writes. "Try and think of the value that you bring to your boss. To be successful, you have to be in sync with their work style and habits," he writes. "Concentrate on making their job easier." TLNT.com (7/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Crafting Your Company's Story
Call it an elevator pitch or your company's story. However you describe it, being able to quickly summarize your business can help you engage with customers, partners and investors. Click here to read Boomtown: Think Like a Startup

Making the Connection 
  • Why making friends isn't the same as networking
    You might be hurting your career if you're trying to make friends at networking events instead of focusing on attaining your professional goals, Laura Katen writes. She addresses some common networking scenarios and how best to handle them. TheDailyMuse.com (7/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Landscape 
  • Is the downtown office building becoming obsolete?
    Technological advances mean workers no longer have to physically be in an office, which will likely change the real estate needs of businesses in the future, a white paper by Mitel says. Instead of companies having large office buildings in central urban locations, they might create networks of smaller work centers located in the suburbs, the paper argues. The Atlantic Cities (7/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Your Next Challenge 
  • Never take your foot off the gas in a job search
    While waiting to hear back from an employer about an application or interview, continue to search for work and make contacts, Scot Herrick writes. "When you wait for an employer to respond to your brilliance, you cede control over your job search from you to them," he writes. CubeRules.com (7/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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Balancing Yourself 
  • Study: Sitting all day isn't the culprit of weight gain
    People in the Western world expend almost the same amount of energy sitting at their desks all day as hunter-gatherers in Northern Tanzania, a study finds. The findings suggest the Western world's obesity problems are caused by increased calorie consumption, not sedentary lifestyles, the researcher say. TheAtlantic.com (7/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Water Cooler 
  • The weird stuff Olympic athletes eat
    Olympic athletes don't always eat the kind of healthy foods you would expect. For example, beach volleyball star Kerri Walsh enjoys frozen waffles in the morning, and sprinter Usain Bolt ate yams and chicken nuggets during the Beijing Games. FoxNews.com (7/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything, or nothing."
--Lady Nancy Astor,
British politician

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