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[caption id="attachment_7174" align="alignleft" width="300"] Office worker relaxes and meditates in the lotus position. Businesswoman meditating. Vector handdrawn creative illustration.[/caption] We all want to get more done. But the solution doesn’t always require spending more time plugging away. Instead, try these tips and tricks for working smarter—and...

Dear DW, I’ve been asked by someone I supervised a few years ago for a reference. She did only an adequate job, but I like her and wish her the best. What should I say? Signed, Feeling Awkward Dear Feeling Awkward, You might consider talking with your former direct...

For all the gains women have made in business, they are still far less likely than men to found the highest-value start-ups. That’s the message from a research report by Goodcall.com examining the factors behind the success of male and female founders of unicorns (start-ups valued...

Generate Ideas—Not Stress When you need fresh ideas, it’s time for a brainstorming session. And while some people love them, others dread them, in part because they can be unfocused, sometimes seeming like a free-for-all college dorm rap session. So, as a leader, how do you...

by Katherine Griffin In recent years, studies have shown that, contrary to conventional belief, multitasking isn’t efficient. Our brains can’t truly handle more than one thing at once, and the microseconds spent switching between tasks actually diminish our focus. So how to resist the temptation to multitask?...

by Katherine Griffin Women of color are more likely than Caucasian women to want to be a C-suite executive—yet are much less likely to reach that goal. That’s one of several discouraging findings from a 2016 LeanIn.org/McKinsey & Co. report on women in the workforce. The research...

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