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2 Books That Will Change Your Mindset And Business (That You've Probably Never Heard Of)

There are lots of books out there that everyone has read. There are others which are slightly less known, but that are written by some of the best practitioners in the world.<p><i>"If you read what everyone else is reading, you'll think like everyone else thinks."</i>--Ryan Holiday<p>Like many people who read …

Self-improvement

We need a radically more human approach to leadership

Change is happening all around as – as consumers we experience it every day, and as professionals in our industry it consumes our …

Employee Engagement

How to Create a Facebook Ad With Business Manager

Want to use Facebook for advertising? Wondering how to create your first Facebook ad using Business Manager? In this article, you’ll learn how to …

Facebook Ads

'Solo' Director Ron Howard Has a 3-Step Checklist for Scripts. Using It Will Help Your Pitch or Presentation

Master the art of presentations with this checklist by a legendary movie director.<p>If you want to create an exciting business presentation that keeps your audience on their edge of their seats, then steal a page from one of Hollywood's best storytellers, Ron Howard.<p>Howard is the legendary director …

Bill Gates

Study: Early AI adopters may gain "insurmountable advantage"

A pecking order is evolving in the newest stage of the digital era: aggressive early adopters of artificial intelligence are reporting elevated …

Artificial Intelligence

Why It’s So Hard to Speak Up Against a Toxic Culture

Frustrated by the behavior of some men in their workplace, a group of women working at Nike anonymously surveyed other women colleagues a few months ago about their perceptions of sexual harassment and gender discrimination at the company. The results painted a clear picture of a workplace where …

Sexual Harassment

5 Reasons Why Your Business Is Losing Customers

Ever think about why people keep buying iPhones, even though they're so darned pricey?<p>7 min read<p>Like it or not, your business is losing customers. Recent research from McKinsey & Company revealed that only 13 percent of customers surveyed said they were loyal to a single brand. The research found …

Customer Service

A Restored Midcentury Gem by Marcel Breuer Asks $1.47M

Based on a showhouse Breuer designed for the Museum of Modern Art, this revived 1950 abode sits on a secluded, four-acre lot in Princeton, New Jersey.<p>Marcel Breuer modeled the Lauck House after one of his own iconic works, the residence commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art's "House in the …

Architecture

6 of the Most Captivating Cover Letter Openers -- and Why They Work

Cover letters are tough. Here are some tips to help you get started.<p>This story originally appeared on Glassdoor<p>Let’s cut straight to the chase: Most cover letters are bad. In fact, Dawn Rasmussen, certified resume writer and president of Pathfinder Writing and Career Services, happily admits that …

Employment

Which Is More Profitable: Foreclosures, Short Sales or REOs?

Distressed Home Sales: Foreclosures, Short Sales, REOs<p>Which is more profitable: foreclosures, short sales or REOs?<p>Updated April 06, 2018<p>Foreclosures, …

Real Estate

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Excel tricks everyone should know

Lifehacker AU is never one to shy away from doling out handy Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tips.<p>Chances are you’ve had to deal in spreadsheets for as …

Infographics

Grades and Test Scores Don’t Matter. A Love of Learning Does.

My daughter probably would be shocked to discover what I truly think about grades.They don’t matter all that much.The other day she brought home a …

Education

Running Multiple Businesses? This Is How Billionaires Apportion Their Time for Maximum Output.

Running more than one business at the same time isn't so crazy if you're working all the time already anyway.<p>6 min read<p>Think starting one business is tough? Try owning multiple.<p>As any serial entrepreneur will tell you, it’s not actually that crazy to start and manage multiple businesses. After all, …

Entrepreneurship

Good Customers Complain, Bad Customers Go Away. This Is the Key to Keeping Them Around

This is the secret to winning customers that stay loyal to your business.<p>Your company will never be without unhappy customers. It's part of doing business.<p>I've seen some CEOs with fragile egos tighten up when they run into a customer who is passionately unhappy, but those customers are gold. …

Business Strategy

How to Connect With Just About Anyone

You've heard about 'six degrees of separation.' What about six degrees of connection? Here they are.<p>5 min read<p>We’ve all heard it before: Networking is important. It can lead to new opportunities, push your career to the next level or even just help you make new friends. And, according to a Virgin …

Networking

An Unconventional New Job Description For Every Leader In A Complex Age

The basis of competition has changed dramatically over time. The digital revolution of the 21st century has changed the rules of competition in a massive way, requiring flexibility and adaptability. Simply put, too many new things are being introduced, things are changing too fast, and things have …

Leadership

Radical Candor

• <b>Author:</b> Kim Scott<p><b>Now a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller</b><p>"I raced through <i>Radical Candor</i>--It’s thrilling to learn a framework that shows how to be both a better boss and a better colleague. <i>Radical Candor</i> is packed with illuminating truths, insightful advice, and practical suggestions, …

5 Signs That Instantly Identify a Leader with True Emotional Intelligence

This is what the best leaders do to gain trust and win the hearts and minds of people.<p>What do emotional intelligence and authenticity have in common? Everything. In its most stripped down form, being emotionally-intelligent means being an authentic person.<p>Yet authenticity doesn't come natural, …

Emotional Intelligence

The Sales Playbook

• <b>Author:</b> Jack Daly<p>As a salesperson, how much time do you spend learning proven sales techniques from your company’s Top Producers? How much time do you spend practicing those techniques in-house, refining them with other team members before taking your final, polished approach on the road? And how …

6 Ways To Start A Conversation That Guarantee A Positive Response, According To Dating Coaches

When you're interested in learning more about a person, asking the right questions is key. But when you're on a first date or just getting the …

Relationships

How to identify a toxic work environment before accepting a job

As the year goes on, many people are thinking about making a move in the job market. In addition to looking for more compensation, advancement opportunities, or a change of place, job seekers these days are paying close attention to company culture — for good reason.<p>No matter how great the title, …

Wall Art

Stay Confident During Your Job Search by Focusing on the Process, Not the Outcome

Not long ago, I had the chance to speak to a networking group for job seekers over the age of 40. Many of the people in attendance had worked for over 10 years at companies and were then let go. A number of them had been out of work for six months or more and were starting to get worried about …

Employment

The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action

Publication Date: <b>October 05, 1999</b><p>Why are there so many gaps between what firms know they should do and what they actually do? Why do so many companies fail to implement the experience and insight they've worked so hard to acquire? The Knowing-Doing Gap is the first book to confront the challenge of …

Schadenfreude

How to Make a Job Sound Super Impressive on Your Resume

Tips for Jazzing Up Your Resume Job Descriptions<p>Updated April 25, 2018<p>When it comes to applying for jobs, looking good on paper is important. After …

Employment

How McKinsey Embraces Agile As Key To Managing Talent

Talent is now the determiner of business success, and agility is its philosophical underpinning, according to the interesting new book, <i>Talent Wins: The New Playbook for Putting People First</i> (HBRP, 2018) by Dominic Barton, the global managing partner of McKinsey & Company, and his colleagues Dennis …

Innovation

Make Your Garden Private With These Lovely Plant Ideas

Whether you love or hate your neighbors, you most certainly need space for your own adventures with your family that…

Landscaping

The 5 best stretches to counter all your desk sitting

If you have a desk job, you’re kinda screwed. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who work in these …

Yoga

How to organize messy cords at home

Smart Homes

10 free tools for creating infographics, images and more

In the world of PR and marketing, visuals rule.<p>You can boost interest and engagement with your social media and blog posts by adding compelling …

Project Management Software Is Evolving: Here's Why

Project management software is undergoing a significant change thanks to new technology and new demands.<p>Project management software isn't exactly new. Depending on how you count them, the earliest project management structures date back to the Harmonograms of 1896. So today, with dozens of …

Project Management