Use the Tools You Have Now Instead of Dreaming of the Tools You’ll Have Later

If you have been putting off saving for retirement hoping that someday you will begin, it’s time to make changes someday is now. If you can’t put aside money right now you are likely wasting money somewhere. You need to find out where that waste is going, pour through your credit card statements, use a … Read more

Success at School vs Success in Life

Success at school and success at life are similar things. We want to do well at school because it means we will do well at life. We want to succeed and gain the respect of others. But, there are people who did great at school and flunked at life and there are people that did … Read more

Why And How To Say Sorry

Apologies are some of the hardest things for people to do. But it’s one of the most important things in any relationship. You may think that the key to being satisfied in your relationship is to point out the other person’s faults and insist that you’re right. But that isn’t true. Saying “sorry” is guaranteed … Read more

Six Times You Should Hire a Financial Planner (and Three Times You Shouldn’t)

Financial Planners: Do I Need One? You may be considering hiring a financial planner but you aren’t sure you really need one. Is a financial planner a tool everyone needs to utilize? There are six times you should definitely hire a financial planner and three times that you should not. Regardless you will need to … Read more

Sunday Sports Lead to Monday Flops

Sports fans can get very invested into the team they support. However, a study concluded that how a fan’s team performs on Sunday, especially if the team did poorly, has a direct impact on the fan’s work performance and eating habits on Monday. A dissatisfactory performance leaves the fan unhappy. A negative mood gets carried … Read more

Taking a Hard Look at Your Future Self

Most people spend time envisioning where they will be 1 year, 5 years or 10 years from now. We envision our future self richer, happier, and healthier. The choices you make today can greatly impact if your vision of your future self comes to fruition. What you choose to do today will surely impact your … Read more

HBS 2+2: A No-Risk Way To Get Into Harvard Business School?

HBS “2+2” Program: What You Need to Know Harvard Business’s School’s “2+2” program can be a different way to enter the prestigious program. It allows graduates an opportunity to spend two years in the business world before returning to school. But unlike when the program was called “deferred admission,” it is not any easier to … Read more

Ask Ariely: On Career Center Incentives, Painful Pricing, and Colorful Communication

Career Centers: Why Aren’t People Using Them?   Many schools offer career centers to their students. These centers can offer invaluable resources to students. However it can be a struggle to get to students to use the services available to them. What incentives can be offered to get students to use career centers? What are … Read more

Five Things to Take Off Your Resume in 2017

Have You Updated Your Resume?   Resumes, especially older ones need a good update when job searching in this market. Objective statements make resumes look dated and need to be removed. Take out references available upon request, employers are aware of that and don’t need to read it. Jobs over ten years old or anything … Read more

The Super Bowl Winner? Mr. Clean, Say MBAs

The Patriots’ comeback in this past Super Bowl was historic. So was the price tag for a 30-second commercial. But while $5 million for a half-minute sounds extreme, the potential benefits are similarly oversized. The professors and students at the Kellogg School of Management know just how to figure it all out. Key Takeaways: The … Read more

Buying a Home This Year? Start Now to Get Your Credit in Shape

You Want to Make Sure Your Credit is in Good Shape Before Buying a House   Buying a home is a major life step for those of us trying to make that dream into a reality. There are a few pointers regarding your credit, and the do’s and don’ts that could potentially hurt your ability … Read more

Turning the “Motherhood Penalty” into a “Breadwinner Bonus”

Why Women are Paid Less than Men, and how to Fight it   The decision to become a parent is often the biggest decision in a person’s life. The changes that abound in a person’s life when taking on this role are limitless. It is found that women often take a hit in their careers … Read more

FT Releases 2017 Global MBA Rankings

The global MBA program rankings are in. Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan rankings were among those that fell. Did your school make the top 10?   “How successful is this business program?” is a question that every school offering an MBA must look at, both to compete with others and for self-examination. This article … Read more

Why Narcissistic Leaders Are Prone to Overconfidence

Over-Confidence is not Linked to Success.   Narcissism is a problem because people who suffer from it are arrogant and think they are the best thing since sliced bread. These are not the qualities a leader should possess. It’s hard to deal with a narcissist in daily life. More about this and how it relates … Read more

You’re Less Persuasive Than You Think Over Email

Talking Face-to-Face is More Impactful Than You Might Think.   It turns out that people are actually less persuasive than they think when it comes to email. Asking people face to face is a better recruiting method than doing it online through email. People think they are convincing through email because they are focused on … Read more

People Are Surprisingly Bad at Knowing Who Their Rivals Are

Think You Know Who You’re Up Against? Think Again.   It turns out that people are surprisingly bad at knowing just who their rivals are. Research has shown that we are not that good at figuring out who our rivals are, but we are good at knowing who likes us and wants to be around … Read more

The Trait That Turns Some Bosses into Micromanagers

There is a Correlation Between the Power Someone Feels and the Control They Need.   There is one trait that turns some bosses into micro managers. They are the bosses that control everything, down to the smallest and most insignificant thing. A study was done and it was found that bosses who felt very powerful … Read more

A Meaningful Job Linked to Higher Income and a Longer Life

Meaning and purpose is what everyone wants in their job.   When people have a job that they really admire and gives them joy, then that is linked to a higher income and a longer life. A good job is about more than a steady income stream. It is about passion and expressing yourself through … Read more

Ask Kate: FSO or Becoming a Diplomat

What CV/resume is the best when applying for the Foreign Service? Which universities are considered best? Which languages? Which extracurriculars? Which BA and MA? Read more about FSO at Quora   A: I agree with former FSO John Burgess, but as someone who has helped those prepare themselves for the interview process rather than a … Read more

Ask Kate: EMBA job placement

Q:Executive MBA: If I take EMBA from a top tier US business school, will I get a job in the USA? I have 7 years work experience as Accounting Supervisor. A: The EMBA is a relatively lousy way to get a job in the US. Some schools will grant you access to career resources – … Read more