Career Management

Question your assumptions

August 12, 2013
To see what self-awareness has to do with overcoming obstacles, researchers look at how people use it. Take David Chang, who started out with a humble noodle bar, Momofuku. It wasn’t going anywhere. Instead of blaming someone, he subjected himself to a brutal self-assessment.

Work hard, play hard

July 23, 2013
A conversation with Brian Scudamore, 43, who founded 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in 1989. Today, it’s among the fastest-growing franchises in the world.

Reinventing the knuckleball

July 11, 2013
R.A. Dickey’s career was failing. A pitcher in the major leagues, he struggled on the mound. To compensate for a ligament problem in his pitching arm, he was in the midst of reinventing his pitching style. Not only did he reinvent his pitch, he made it something unique—the knuckleball.

How to improve self-discipline

July 10, 2013
Focus is essential for reaching big goals. Here are several tried-and-true ways to limit distractions and narrow your focus so you can get the most important work done.

Seasoned execs in demand

May 29, 2013
If you’re in the 60+ age range and considering retirement soon, you may want to reconsider, says Charles W.B. Wardell III, president and CEO of executive search firm Witt/Kieffer. According to Wardell, profes­sionals age 65 and older are now aggressively sought by savvy com­panies for leadership and mentorship roles.

Kelly Slater: Master of the board

May 23, 2013
How did a young man from Cocoa Beach, Fla.—a place not known as a surfing haven—become the greatest surfer of all time? Luck? No, unbelievable drive and determination.

What you’re doing wrong on LinkedIn

May 1, 2013
If you use no other social media, you still need LinkedIn to help manage your professional life. Surveys show professional participation at more than 80%. But the pros say a lot of us are doing it wrong.

Yahoo CEO tells how to avoid burnout

April 25, 2013

“I have a theory that burnout is about resentment,” Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer says. “And you beat it by knowing what it is you’re giving up that makes you resentful. I tell people: Find your rhythm.”

Air Force leader ‘grateful for the journey’

April 25, 2013
Maj. Gen. Michelle Johnson, the first woman to serve as a cadet wing commander at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the academy’s first female Rhodes Scholar, has been nominated to become its first female superintendent.

Want to be happier? 6 habits to adopt

April 18, 2013
The only true measure of your success is how happy you are, says sales expert Geoffrey James, who offers six simple habits that can help you be happier.