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Should You Lie at Work? That Alamy

Should You Lie at Work? That Depends

So lying at work is not necessarily as cut-and-dried as people think. While there is a lot of "creativity" around the truth, the irony is that in today's wired society, the consequences of being caught in a lie have never been more severe. The "little white lie" on the résumé has derailed many high-profile careers as professionals and amateurs work to "out" such untruths.
10/23/2014 12:46 EDT
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We Should Welcome Robots to the Workplace

In this continuing dialogue about whether the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation will help or hurt the work force, I've always been of the opinion that technical advancement is good, and creates new opportunities, even if it kills off existing ones. This robotic work force strikes fear in many. But what if these advances in technology serve to improve human leadership rather than replace it? It's already happening.
10/12/2014 10:03 EDT
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Say Goodbye to August and Hello to Productivity

To manage this, Ms. Sone-Cooper advises job seekers and hiring managers to "communicate, communicate, communicate." Be open about your availability and expect the same. In the wrap-up part of the interview, ask when you can expect to hear back considering it's summer, and find out what the next steps are in the hiring process.
08/31/2014 05:17 EDT
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Are You Experiencing Gen Y Envy?

For those critics out there, a recent study by PsychTests, a Montreal-based psychological testing company, showed that contrary to popular belief, millennials are ambitious and scored higher than boomers on their desire to reach a major goal, such a making a big sale or designing an innovative product.
08/17/2014 11:00 EDT
How to Cultivate an 'A-ha' Dougal Waters via Getty Images

How to Cultivate an 'A-ha' Moment

It happens at moments when you least expect it: in the shower, while out for a run or, for me, right before falling asleep. Cultivating "a-ha" moments seems about as likely as forcing a pot to boil water faster, but there are tactics you can use to encourage them.
08/10/2014 11:50 EDT
Will the Rise of Female Entrepreneurship Break the Glass Bloomberg via Getty Images

Will the Rise of Female Entrepreneurship Break the Glass Ceiling?

Looking back on my entrepreneurial journey so far, there were many reasons I'd wanted to say goodbye to the corporate life. But the one that sticks out is the moment I realized that, no matter how hard I worked in my previous role, I'd never make it to the top. I wanted to be the Chief Executive Officer and, for me, the only way to do that was to launch my own venture.
06/16/2014 08:29 EDT
Working With Your Family? Forget Work-Life

Working With Your Family? Forget Work-Life Balance

I used to think I suffered from poor work-life balance while working for a large corporation, when I slept with my smartphone and responded to queries from colleagues before the break of dawn. Then I left to start my own company where I work closely with my husband, and simultaneously took a greater interest in another business run by my extended family.
04/30/2014 09:28 EDT
Social Networks Have Evolved. So Must

Social Networks Have Evolved. So Must Companies

"How did I do this before the rise of social networks?" I ask myself this question repeatedly, often while performing some mundane activity. The task can be as simple as finding a friend's phone numbe...
04/23/2014 02:54 EDT
Let's Celebrate Bossy

Let's Celebrate Bossy Girls

Language is powerful -- but banning another word from our lexicon is at best a token solution, and at worst misguided. I wish that banning the other B-word would result in improved self-worth for girls everywhere but that simply wouldn't be the case. Instead, let's celebrate fabulously bossy girls.
04/13/2014 10:43 EDT
How to Tweet Your Way to the CP

How to Tweet Your Way to the C-Suite

What do you learn when you spend eight hours with a top business leader? Samantha Sim, a fourth-year journalism student at Toronto's Ryerson University, spent the day shadowing Kirstine Stewart, managing director of Twitter in Canada. Ms. Sim found that the executive schedule was filled with speeches, cab rides and tweets.
02/26/2014 12:19 EST