Business Communication Essentials, 8th Ed.
Richard Feloni reports on the work of Jon Levi (photo, left).
Caris Thetford discusses the Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment.
"Those who succeed in their careers are those who are willing to apply a critical eye to themselves.
According to Adam Allington (photo, left), "Today, the journey toward complete withdrawal from the labor force can last many years.
"Annoying your coworkers, while never a good idea, is one thing.
Natalie Walters (photo, left) reports at BusinessInsider.
Rachel Gillett tells the tale of J.
"At the start of The Hunger Games, Katniss finds herself on a pedestal looking out upon a massive cornucopia filled with weapons and resources.
"Nobody likes having to actually ask for a promotion.
Adam Grant covers the topic at NYTimes.
"For job seekers, the persuasive cover letter and germane resume have long been the way to get a foot in the door, and more recently, HR directors will rummage through Google to make sure nothing negative turns up.
"Just about every industry is undergoing some level of digital disruption, and the transformation is only in its infancy, according to McKinsey Digital global leader Paul Willmott, and Jay Scanlan, leader of McKinsey’s Digital Strategy Practice.
"So, how do you know if your personal branding is a hit or a miss?
"Networkers, take initiative! If you are asking someone to meet with you to receive advice, information, or support, make an extra effort to impress him or her with your competence and energy.
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Julie Bawden Davis (photo, left) reports on the trend.
"Assuming you work very hard and are not rude, insensitive, or offensive, if you feel you must significantly change the way you speak and act to fit into your company's culture, then perhaps you are in the wrong company.
"Every week, we gather our favorite resources on career advice, smart living tips, and ways to have a little more fun in life and compile it all into our famous Best of the Web newsletter.
"There’s nothing I love more than a good list, especially at the end of the year, when reflecting and resolution-making abound," says Adrian Granzella Larssen, editor-in-chief at TheMuse.