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Nike’s Big Gamble on Colin Kaepernick

For the past two years, Nike has kept Colin Kaepernick on the bench despite an endorsement partnership that dates back to 2011. In 2016, Kaepernick …

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The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.<p>Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a …

Want to Be the Type of Leader People Will Remember for Life? Do the 1 Thing Most Bosses Hate the Most

The essence of great leadership really comes down to where you place yourself on the organizational pyramid.<p>In management theory, certain concepts from yesteryear no longer hold true. Like, for example, the idea that people must be driven to perform.<p>Yet over the years, I've learned that <i>driving</i> …

5 Things People With Emotional Intelligence Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed

Do you work with people who display emotional intelligence? Better yet, do <i>you</i> display your own emotional intelligence (EQ) when working with others? I've experienced my fair share of conflict and drama in the workplace -- some of it brought on by me.<p>That's where EQ does its best work; it has helped …

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4 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders That Are Hard to Find

When society puts so much value on external accomplishments, good leaders start with what's inside.<p>I often tell people that leadership is a journey. When you think you've arrived at the top of the mountain, look up. You'll always find another peak to climb.<p>The truth about leadership is actually …

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Doing 1 Simple Thing Will Instantly Make You Sound Smarter, According to Science

Best of all, it's a change anyone can immediately make.<p>If you think about any one of the extremely successful people you know, it's almost guaranteed that one of their skills is the ability to influence and persuade other people.<p>(Of course that might be because selling is the one skill everyone …

This is how to “work smarter not harder”: 3 secrets from research

“Work smarter, not harder.” Sounds good. But how do you actually do that?<p><i>*crickets*</i><p>Well, luckily someone finally took up the challenge of finding a …

This Habit Will Make Everyone Think of You as a Leader, Instantly

Curiosity didn't kill the cat. It made him a harbinger of success.<p>Whether or not you want to be a leader, most of us would agree that being looked up to and admired is a good thing. Yet, the qualities that we see as admirable are changing along with our societal norms. One behavior, however, that …

Why You Should Definitely Pan-Sear Steak for a Weeknight Dinner

When we think of steak, we usually associate this big, hearty piece of meat with eating out, or at least, some sort of special occasion. But...why? …

3 Ways To Ensure Your Audiences Never Forget What You Say

Follow these simple steps to ensure that you capture your audience's attention and change behavior.<p>Businesses spend a small fortune at events to educate and inspire their employees. Whether it be to stay abreast of the latest business trends and industry news in their fields, or sharpen their …

5 Things Every Millennial Needs to Know About Becoming a Leader

Even best-selling author Simon Sinek struggled to develop the confidence that's made him famous. Here's his advice for young leaders-in-training.<p>You probably know Simon Sinek as a best-selling author and accomplished speaker. But what you probably don't know is that he struggled early on in his …

17 Easy Ways To Boost Your Pinterest Following

So you want to gain traction on Pinterest and amplify the number of followers you have.Don’t we all?Pinterest is a game-changer for entrepreneurs, …

How to Outsmart Facebook's News Feed (and Build a Better Brand)

Facebook may have rained on your brand page parade, but here's how you can turn the tide back in your favor.<p>When Facebook announced they were overhauling the entire news feed, I was as shocked as the next brand-expert. Brands and publishers were all but banished from the news feed which now will …

Guac Lovers Run Amok In AFM's Latest Super Bowl Spot

Avocados From Mexico’s fourth consecutive Super Bowl ad uses a humorous scenario set in a domed enclosure to drive home the point that the green …

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4 Ways To Inspire Employees To Care About Their Work And The Company

It’s a more common problem than we’d all like to believe. It happens in every industry and workplace. It happens in every corner of the globe. This problem affects all of us. It’s our problem. It’s your problem. It’s everyone’s.<p>“I’ve read all the studies about low engagement,” said Bryce, a …

Here's Why You Shouldn't Email Your Employees Tonight (Part Two)

Sick of writing emails on nights and weekends? Learn how business owners can change the company culture. Four steps to better employee retention, higher engagement, and more time off.)<p>As a business coach, I find that while a few challenges are particular to individual coaching clients, many are …

How People Analytics Helps Businesses Retain Top Talent

With an unemployment rate at 4.1 percent, the U.S. labor market is becoming something akin to the Hunger Games for hiring firms. Continue reading...

The Best Companies Are Radically Changing How They Hire People in 2018. Here's What You Need to Know.

Research shows that most businesses plan to expand their workforce this year, making it tougher than ever to hire the talent necessary to grow.<p>Expect hiring to be a hot issue in 2018. Our research shows that the vast majority of CEOs from small and midsize businesses (SMBs) say they plan to …

5 Steps for Conducting an Effective Annual Review

It's that time of year for many of us. Here's how to lead an effective annual review that helps your employee grow.<p>This week at Zillow Group, we're kicking off annual reviews -- a time when employees sit down with their managers to receive feedback on the past year's performance and discuss the …

This is how Taco Bell, Starbucks, and other fast-food chains are using mobile to boost order values

Mobile has gained legitimacy as a commerce channel. Millions of retail locations in the US now accept mobile in-store payments and are also developing e-commerce businesses that support mobile payment options in apps and on mobile websites.<p>However, quick-service restaurants (QSRs) — also known as …

8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”

We’ve all been in the awkward situation of meeting someone new and having to build rapport quickly — at networking events, industry conferences, charity events, dinner parties, and other social-professional situations. If you’re like many people — especially most Americans — you break the awkward …

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either)

Steven Pinker's new book reveals three mental biases that will keep you from achieving your leadership potential.<p>If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world …

It Took Apple Executive Angela Ahrendts 1 Sentence to Drop the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

Not everyone thought Angela Ahrendts was cut out to lead a team. That's why she learned this invaluable lesson.<p>As the SVP of retail strategy at Apple, Angela Ahrendts is one of the highest-ranking executives at the most valuable company in the world. To get that job, she had to leave her post as …

5 Things Super-Organized People Do Every Day

They're simple, but can save you time and money.<p>We all have those super-organized people in our lives: the ones who always seem to get things done …

Want to Hire Employees with Grit? Ask this Interview Question

As someone who’s built, managed, and now advises hundreds of global talent acquisition teams, one question that repeatedly comes up is: How can we …

Want to Raise Kids With Great Empathy? Always Ask Them This One Simple Question

Asking your kids how you are doing as a parent makes them see that you want more than the facts.<p>"How am I doing as your dad?"<p>It's a question I didn't ask often enough.<p>Yet, it's an incredibly valuable question to ask, because to my kids it meant I was being vulnerable enough to ask for their …

Research Says 86 Percent of Employees Quit Within the First Six Months, Unless Managers Do These 4 Things

This is a powerful and simple strategy that most bosses rarely implement for an effective new hire experience<p>Here's something to seriously ponder: Research is saying that a new hire's decision to stay with a company long-term is made within the first six months of employment.<p>Think about that for a …

9 Free Apps You Didn't Know Your Small Business Needed

You'll be surprised at just how much of your business you can manage from your phone.<p>When you're starting out as a small company, prices can easily skyrocket in the search for experienced, knowledgeable employees. But with the flourishing enterprise app market, solutions may be right at your …

4 Signs Your Star Employee Will Be a Good Leader

You can give the title of leader to anyone in your company, but is that person ready to lead?<p>"The first step in wisdom is in the correct naming of things.<i>"</i> -- Confucius<p>Whether you're looking to move up in the ranks of your organization, or you're considering team members for promotion, being clear …

Steve Jobs Once Gave Some Brilliant Management Advice on Hiring Top People. Here It Is in 2 Sentences

Every boss in a hiring role should appreciate this simple yet profound advice from the former head of Apple.<p>Steve Jobs may have had an enormous ego as the head of Apple, but he understood his place in the information age when he famously quipped,<p>It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell …