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Today's Top Stories January 16, 2018

Leadership

8 quotations on leadership from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Frequently quoted by leaders everywhere today for inspiration, Dr. King's advice on leadership is as relevant and as urgent now as it was when he first gave it decades ago.

Job Search

Research: Working for a company that’s been shamed can cost you money

When you work for a company that's been up to no good, employers will start to think you're up to no good — even if you're innocent. Working for a company that's been accused of misconduct can not only cost your professional reputation, it will literally cost you money.

Management

Survey: Majority of managers are uncomfortable with communication (aka doing their jobs)

Without regular feedback, teams fall apart. To be an effective manager, you need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Here's how to be a strong communicator, even when you need to deliver bad news.

Advice

What 50-year-olds know that 20-year-olds often don’t

Here are some lessons I’ve learned during my half century on this planet. Life goes by really, really fast, but it's better after 50.

Advice

11 celebrities’ best advice to their younger selves

Here are the best pieces of life and career advice celebrities and leaders like Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey would give their younger selves, so that we can learn along with them, and hopefully learn to see a pitfall before we fall into it.

Happiness

3 ways to tell if your relationship is ruining your career

Giving your best both at work and in love is a tough task for most people, and it's a big reason why work/life balance continues to be a pressing topic for many professionals. Is your relationship hurting your career?

Productivity

Why making mistakes is actually good for business

Failure, mistakes, mishaps — they all play a vital role in helping employees learn and grow. Here are 4 steps to changing office culture to embrace that growth potential.

News

Survey: Americans have an extremely high bar for what constitutes online harassment

When it comes to online harassment, Americans are more divided on what is right, what is wrong, and who is responsible for the problem.

Bosses

4 things to do when your manager treats you like a ghost

Ever feel like your manager either doesn't want you to succeed, or won't even give you occasional praise, even when it's well deserved? You definitely don't have to suffer in silence — this is what you should do instead of feeling undervalued.

Science of Work

Study: Your partner’s cell phone use might be dragging down your career

A new study has found that a spouse's cell phone use at home can lead to a lower sense of job performance and career satisfaction for their partner.

Networking

Here’s how to get more out of networking events

Buy tickets to a networking event. Get there, buckled up for a cookie-cutter experience of going from one panel to the next. Only talk to other attendees during breaks and cocktail receptions, then rush to the next session. Here are some strategies could help you stand out a networking events for all the right reasons.

Productivity

This is the best time to do anything: 4 powerful secrets from research

Dan Pink's new book "When" provides scientifically-based insights on the best and worst use of our time, for maximum productivity.

Productivity

This can be the most important day of your month

As the new year gets underway, many of us may be finding our ambitious resolutions hard to keep. How do we stay accountable to ourselves?

Productivity

5 ways to take a work break — and none include your phone

The next time you need to take a break at work, choose an activity that is restorative so you feel refreshed and more prepared to tackle the rest of your day. Here are the top nine.

News

Bad news: You probably don’t have Martin Luther King Jr. Day off

If you work at a business in America, you most likely don't have Martin Luther King Jr. Day off on Monday, January 15, according to a recent survey.

Drinking

How to survive Dry January at the office

As part of our New Year's resolution to live healthier this year, many of us choose to forego alcohol for the month of January in a phenomenon known as Dry January. Here's how to stick to it at work.

News

Survey: Millennials want passion more than money

New research on millennials at work shows that when they get a new job, the most popular top priority is being in a role they're passionate about.

Productivity

The 9 worst mistakes you can ever make at work

Beware the behaviors that will sink you at work. If you don't pay close attention you may just be guilty of one — or all nine — of them.

Office Life

7 fool-proof ways to stay positive in a toxic workplace

There’s a lot we need to do as a culture to improve the workplace, and while generally speaking the workplace at large is moving in a more empathetic, positive direction, toxic environments still exist. So what can you do to remain positive if you find yourself in this type of situation?

Science of Work

Study: Perfectionism is on the rise among millennials

While holding to yourself to a high standard can help you strive for success, perfectionism can also hold your career back when it becomes your only metric for success and satisfaction.

Gender

This is how gender equality is changing dating

At present, the desire for a young, attractive partner of the opposite sex tends to be more prevalent in men than in women. Women, meanwhile, are more likely to prioritize money and status over youth and beauty. Is this a permanent condition?

News

Survey: Highly educated dads get the most time with their children

Six in 10 fathers still say they spend too little time with their children, but highly educated dads with advanced degrees seem to be better off and spend the most time with their children.

News

These are the cities hit hardest by the winter blues

It's easy to feel like all you want to do is crawl back under the covers instead of heading to work in the morning. These are the top cities where the winter season brings workers down emotionally.

News

Ex-Google engineer James Damore files class-action suit alleging discrimination against white conservative men

Former Google engineer James Damore filed a class-action lawsuit against Google for discrimination on account of alleged 'perceived conservative political views,' 'their male gender,' or 'their Caucasian race.'

Management

3 ways to salvage a meeting that’s gone sour after a big conflict

We've all been in meetings that have gone horribly off the rails. This is what you can do as a manager to diffuse the situation — either during or after the meeting.

Report: These are the fastest-declining jobs in the U.S.