The Stupid Easy Change That Made Me Ask Better Questions (and Led to Better Answers)

Learning how to ask better questions can get you a far more direct and helpful response. But, how can you improve your own question skills? This one simple trick will change how you've been asking for directions and empower you to be more clear and concise.

Here’s My Trick for Reading 2 Books a Month (and Still Getting Everything Else Done)

How many of you put down “read more books” as one of your New Year’s Resolutions, yet fail to read all but two before the year ends? If you're struggling to develop a consistent reading habit, here's my trick for reading more and still having time for all the other responsibilities in my life.

30 Buzzword-y Phrases You Should Cut From Your Vocabulary (Like, Right Now)

Do your colleagues ever say things that make you cringe? There are plenty of office buzzwords that make all of us roll our eyes—yet, we're all still guilty of using them time and time again. Put that to a stop by cutting these 30 words and phrases out of your vocabulary immediately.

The Out-of-Office Message You Need When You Have to Take a Sick Day

It’s decided—you're going to take a sick day. Before you completely unplug, you should write an out-of-office message—or else your business contacts might get annoyed. These two templates will help you craft the perfect one, whether you're totally signing off or working remotely.

What I Learned From (Finally) Speaking Out About Sexual Harrassment at Work

I’ve been groped on the subway and touched inappropriately at industry events. When a man made a lewd remark to me while networking last month, I spoke up. Here's my personal experience, and what I learned about the workplace when it comes to being a woman.

The Email Template That’ll Make You Feel Less Guilty Asking for a Sick Day

When you're feeling under the weather, it's better to ask for a sick day than to infect all of your colleagues. Not sure what to say when you'll be staying home? You're in luck. Use this handy email template to tell your boss you'll be out sick—with no guilt or gory details required.

40 Email Opening Lines That Are So Much Better Than “Happy Monday!”

Sick of those standard email opening lines like "I hope you're doing well!" and "Happy Monday!", yet stumped about what you should say instead? Well, we have your back. Here are 40 totally different email greetings you can use to start your message off right.

A Handy Flowchart to Help You Decide if You Should Schedule That Meeting

Before you call a meeting, take a moment to consider if it's really necessary. Or if's an enormous waste of time (and money) for your office. This infographic can help you (quickly) decide whether you should schedule that meeting or spend that time doing something else.

The Solution to Your Time Management Problem Is Simpler Than You Think

"I'm running out of time," "I need more time," we all say it. But the reality of our time management is that it's more about our priorities than anything else.

How to Cut Down a Presentation That’s Running Long (Without Having to Talk Fast)

Talking faster is never a good way to shorten a presentation. If you're down to the wire and you have to make some adjustments, here's what to do.