You are the CEO of your career, so act accordingly by developing your brand, creating a "board of directors" and strategizing ways to reach your goals, Dan Greenberger and Yosef Meged write. "Good CEOs don’t operate with a vague set of goals hoping for opportunity to knock," they write.
Failing to network outside your company and basing early career decisions solely on money can significantly hurt your career in the long run, Rick Smith writes. "Too many of us navigate our careers like we're paddling across a lake, not sailing across an ocean," he writes.
You look weak and defensive if you react negatively to office politics, Larry Putterman writes. He provides several suggestions for navigating office politics such as not choosing sides in a dispute among colleagues, and never gossiping.
New Yorkers could soon be required to separate food scraps from the rest of their household waste. Similar composting programs are underway in Seattle and San Francisco, but composting New York's waste had previously been thought to be too logistically complex. "If successful, pretty soon there'll be very little trash left for homeowners to put in their old garbage cans," said environmental lawyer Eric A. Goldstein.
Spending on green cleaning products is expected to hit $9.3 billion by 2017, up from $2.7 billion last year, according to Global Industry Analysts. Green cleaning product sales dwindled after the recession but are back at pre-recession levels. Ecover hopes to double its sales over the next five years but, like other companies, must reach customers who are "overwhelmed by competing claims" about green products, Philip Blenkinsop writes.