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Aliza Licht’s “Leave Your Mark” Says: Turn Yourself into a Bestseller

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In this always-connected, always-plugged-in world, your personal brand is more critical than ever. Coming from an entrepreneurial family, I know a little something about personal branding. The term may sound modern – and of course, the practice and philosophy of personal branding changes with the times – but in fact, it’s an age-old truism: You’ve got to self-promote. You’ve got to get yourself out there. My grandfather was a self-employed electrician. In those days, there was no social media. No Internet, no cell phones, no instant communication outside of the telephone. Even so, there were business cards and the all-important reputation, fueled mostly by word-of-mouth. How do people know you? What do they know about you? Over time, people came to…

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5 Morning habits that will boost your career

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The morning ritual. For some, it consists of nothing more than a rapid shower and a quick stop at Dunkin Donuts. But if you’re looking to add some spice to the start of your day and you’re focusing on your professional career, you’ll have to step things up. Stop hitting the snooze button and hit the ground running! If you had the opportunity ask the world’s most successful business leaders, you’d find that most of them are very active in the morning. As Entrepreneur notes, people like Richard Branson, Tory Burch, Jack Dorsey, Lord Alan Sugar, Indra Nooyi and Mark Zuckerberg get an early start. Did they read The Daily Habit Ritual (by Simon Wright, Amazon Digital Services)? Nah, they…

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Kate White: What phrase must you strike from your vocabulary?

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There is one phrase, five little words, that you must immediately strike from your vocabulary if you want to lead. It’s so innocuous it will probably surprise you, but getting into the habit of not saying it can build your confidence, your decision-making ability and increase respect of your subordinates. What is it? The answer is revealed in the video.   What phrase have you stricken from your vocabulary? Share in the comments.

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Dear Malia: 5 career tips for an Obama daughter

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First, the good news. As you embark on your search for a college to attend, be assured that your fantastic grades (if not your famous name) will open doors to some of the nation’s most prestigious universities. And while your dad will be about to lose his job when you begin your freshman year, the lucrative careers as an author and public speaker that await him should more than cover your college expenses. The bad news, though: history has been kind of rough on grown children of American presidents. For every Chelsea Clinton, there’s a George Washington Adams and an Andrew Johnson Jr., both of whom led checkered and failed lives. Also, it’s kind of rough out here in the…

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