When Stephen King couldn’t catch a break

Failure and rejection can be great motivators. In his book On Writing, Stephen King recalls his jubilant collecting of rejection slips.

How Ryan Reynolds became an advertising guy

Ryan Reynolds’ LinkedIn bio says, “Part Time Actor, Business Owner.” But the Hollywood star is not being coy. He is actually one of the most in-demand and influential creators in advertising.

Side-hustling his way to $1 million

When Levi Newman originally joined Fiverr in 2014, he started with small jobs as low as $5, taking in around $100 in a few days. Now, having written more than 15,000 unique descriptions generating more than $1.2 million in revenue to date for clients including Disney, he has taken the side hustle full-time

Boost your career with a ‘skip-level’ meeting

Skip-level meetings are meetings with your boss’s boss without your boss present. This interaction should not be perceived as going over your boss’s head: the personal interaction with a higher power in the organization can advance your career, especially if you’re a new hire.


Today's Leadership Tip

Each year that the digital lifestyle engulfs us all, the power of a simple handwritten note grows. Just as getting a real greeting card in the mail dwarfs even the snazziest animated e-card, handing off a note of thanks, encouragement or motivation written in your own hand is a gesture that gets noticed and remembered. If your staff doesn't know your lettering by sight, it might mean your communications with them could use a personal touch.


Q. A senior leader was let go from our company. As a friend of hers, I’ve become aware of disparaging things she now writes online about it—nothing widely seen, but I think many of them are unjustified. I want to stay friends, but also put an end to these inaccuracies. Any suggestions?

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