Posts by Don


Our bodies have a language of their own, and their words aren’t always kind. Your body language has likely become an integral part of who you are, to the point where you might not even think about it. If that’s the case, it’s time to start, because you could be sabotaging your career. TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional...

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When it comes to social media North American CFOs say their companies have focused mostly on the risks so far rather than the opportunities, such as using it to get customer feedback or foster internal collaboration. In particular, they say most of their attention has been focused on establishing policies for employees’ use of social media, providing education on related risks and managing the company’s presence in key social media...

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Since ancient times, the elusive concept of wisdom has figured prominently in philosophical and religious texts. The question remains compelling: What is wisdom, and how does it play out in individual lives? Most psychologists agree that if you define wisdom as maintaining positive well-being and kindness in the face of challenges, it is one of the most important qualities one can possess to age successfully — and to face physical...

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There is a big retirement problem in America, maybe even a crisis. Many working people won’t have enough money to leave their jobs and live in comfort and security. How many are in jeopardy is debatable, but the problem’s existence is not. What’s to be done about it? Strengthen Social Security, certainly. Make it easier and safer to invest in workplace retirement accounts like 401(k)s. Shore up traditional defined-benefit pension...

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Early retirement is again in reach, but the game has changed. Do you dream of leaving full-time work behind at 60 or even sooner? Plenty of Americans do, of course. But the real question is whether you can afford to clock out early. It may require trade-offs, such as moving to a smaller home or picking and choosing your hobbies. Yet it may not be as big a stretch as you think. Here’s what you need to know. You need not fear losing...

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