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4 Big Predictions for the 2019 Workplace
The 2019 magic eight-ball says, "It'll be a banner year for learning and growth!"

5 Things to Instantly Improve Brand Communication
Much of success in business comes from what you do--your planning and behavior. But the way you communicate is the other half of the equation.

How to Learn From Your Worst Bosses
You may have been belittled, disrespected, or undermined. But here are key lessons every professional can take away from their experiences with terrible bosses.

Apple's First 'Ad' Could Fetch $60,000
A single note on a piece of notebook paper that Steve Jobs probably spent 10 minutes writing in 1976 is going up for auction.

25 Tech Predictions for 2019
It will be a new year, and things look to be very different.

Tofurkey and the Veganizing of Thanksgiving
The once-small startup is now competing with the likes of Impossible Burger, Memphis Meats, and Beyond Meat.

18 Things to be Thankful for at Work
On Thanksgiving, many families follow the tradition of expressing thanks for the good things that have occurred. When we return to the office, however, we're more likely to complain than affirm.

8 Free Tools Every PR Pro Should Know About in 2019
Talk about good, for nothing. Here are the latest free tools sure to improve the results from your marketing efforts.

Video: The New Post-Interview Thank You
Video thank you emails can win out over a regular thank you email because they show that you're tech savvy. Video also can give a brief reprieve to eyes that are tired from focusing for hours on fonts.

7 Social Media Trends Brands Need to Know for 2019
Marketing on social media is an ever-moving target. Paying attention to these 7 trends will help you take better aim.

Regaining Your Business Momentum
Facing a workplace setback? Instead of being discouraged, here is what you can do to regain confidence to keep going.

How to Quantify Your Company Culture
Lots of leaders talk about what a great culture they have inside their organization. But do you really understand your culture?

Five Common Hiring Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Hiring is one of the hardest challenges leaders will face. When you're short staffed, tasks build up, and your staff starts entering burnout phase.

Is Your 2019 Marketing Plan Already Failing?
Get to marketing growth faster by ditching your marketing plan and executing an agile strategy.

The 10 Most Commonly Misspelled Words in the English Language
An email or document with spelling errors makes it difficult to trust the sender. Spelling speaks to attention to detail and you want to make sure yours is on point.

3 Ways to Combat Facebook's Drop in Page Engagement
You may have created the content equivalent of Moby Dick, but unless you can distribute your content to the right people at the right times, no one cares.

The 10 Brands Generation Z Trust Most
Young consumers have different buying behaviors and elevated expectations; the brands that understand them will win their loyalty.

How to Motivate (and Hire) the Best Candidates
Many employers wait more than a week to respond to job applicants, which poses a risk for losing top talent to the competition. Learn how you can treat job applicants more like customers.

6 Ways to Ensure Your Facebook Account is Secure
On September 25th, Facebook determined there was a significant security breach, which was publicly announced on the 28th.

How to Declutter Your Work Space in Less Than Five Minutes
Sometimes it's nice to have a space that's free from distraction, with everything ready to go, quick to find and within reach. And if you've got five minutes, an orderly workspace absolutely can turn into reality.

8 Apps to Help You Nail Your Next Presentation
Use these apps for your next speech to make stage fright go away, engage your audience, and prepare for just about anything.

Four Things Newly Promoted Leaders Should Do Right Away
When you're tapped for a leadership role, don't look back. Think about what you need to do (and what not to do) to make yourself successful in your new role.

What To Do When Work Takes a Toll on Your Mental Health
The flip side of being smart and accomplished is that it's easy to fall into traps of overthinking, worrying, and perfectionism.

Job Hunting? Don't Skip the Cover Letter
If you're applying to jobs, I'm here to tell you: The cover letter is still a big deal to recruiters and hiring managers. Turns out, if you skip the cover letter, you might just get skipped over in your hunt for your next great job.

Colin Kaepernick is Face of Nike's Anniversary Campaign
They just did it. Taking a stand may not be comfortable, but sometimes you have to. And sometimes it's good PR.

Will You Be Good at a Job You've Never Done Before?
One of the things that will help you futureproof your career is to figure out whether you have the potential for jobs that you haven’t done in the past.

Three Questions to Make You a Better Interviewer
"Can you walk me through your resume" just doesn't cut it when you're truly looking for the best fit. These three interview questions will change how you hire.

Ikea's New Ad Addresses What's Wrong With Work Today
The world's largest furniture retailer is taking a strong stance about work in its latest commercial.

Three Things Every Salary Negotiation Should Include
Negotiating for a salary should not be about how you dress up the conversation, or about the right verbal innuendo, it should be about the facts.

Chipotle Is Bringing You the Bacon
There comes a time in every brand's life when it reaches a crossroads. For Chipotle that time is now, and that crossroads involves bacon.

Using Hashtags the Right Way in 2018
Hashtags still represent a big opportunity for brands to inform content creation strategies, and attract new followers.

How Brands Use Smart Speakers to Market to Kids
AI assistants want to raise (and market to) your children. Welcome to the era of voice-robot parenting.

How to Be a Better Leader in 30 Days
These 30 tips may not transform you overnight, but it will improve you at the end of 30 days.

McDonald's New Happy Meal Will Make 80's Kids Happy
Since everything old is new again, it's probably inevitable that McDonald's would give the Rubik's Cube another shot.

Job Hunting? Don't Skip the Cover Letter
You may be tempted to skip a cover letter in the digital recruiting age, but don't. If you want the job, write about it.

Five Ways to Say No to Your Boss
Just because they're in charge doesn't mean their every request is worth doing exactly as asked.

Brand Lessons From PayPal's Mistake
A man wrote PayPal to say his wife had died. The company's response was heartless.

5 Rules for Marketing on Facebook Messenger
Boost your ROI with these tried-and-true tactics for chatbot marketing automation.

How Frequently Should Your Brand Post on Social Media?
There's a lot of debate when it comes to recommended frequency for social media publishing. Here's what the data has to say about it.

Five Easy Steps for Delegating Properly
When you are the leader, you may have a strong desire to control of everything -- but let's face it, you can't and shouldn't even try to do everything yourself.

How to Be the Boss of Your Inbox
Happiness is an empty inbox. Believe me, you can do it (or get pretty darn close).

Seven Habits to Help You Achieve Your Goals
According University of Scranton, 92 percent of people who set goals never actually achieve them. Failing to meet goals is frustrating and can set you back.

Forget Kombucha: Cannabis is the Next Beverage Trend
As beverage heavyweights like Constellation get into the cannabis industry, THC and CBD infused drinks are about to show up everywhere.

Branding Blunder? IHOP's Potential Mistake
Branding is a sexy topic, at least according to branders, who will tell you all about how much power and value you can reap when you build an iconic brand.

3 Best Practices for Following Up After an Interview
Navigating the interviewing process can be like playing a game of chess. Although your experience and qualifications get you into the game, to succeed, you'll have to make a few strategic moves if you want to prevail.

Seven Keys to Working From Home
Working remotely effectively is a red-hot job skill--one that requires practicing the right things. Here are 7 ways to make yourself better at it.

3 Key Ingredients For Creating Interactive Content
Neuroscience says we're built to like feedback, novelty, and control in our media.

The Surprising Productivity Boost of Working From Home
The jury was out on the productivity effect of working from home. It has returned with a surprising verdict.

The Inside Story of Wawa, Taking Over the East Coast
54 years old. $10B in revenue. This family-owned business is rapidly expanding--and ditching gas and cigarettes for kale salads and nerdy coffee.

Six Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer
Are you really sure that company or boss is the right one for you? Ask these questions to be absolutely sure.

Video: The New Way to Thank a Job Interviewer
With email thank you notes becoming the standard for interviews, video versions have big advantages.

5 Ways You Can Be Healthier at Work
The average person spends 90,000 hours -- or around one third of a person's life -- at work. It seems like we're all one project away from living at the office.

Purchasing Power: Gen Z is Where It's At
Brands haven't seen anything yet. The influence and buying power of Gen Z is mind-blowing.

5 Ways to Excel at Your New Job
Establishing yourself in a new role is critical for future career trajectory. Early impressions of your attitude, drive, and performance are often established within the first year -- or sooner.

10 Ways to Make an Impressive Impact at the Office
The world's growing ever more competitive. Even if you already have a job, making sure you have access to the best opportunities means going beyond the usual.

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