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The Results of Google's Team-Effectiveness Research Will Make You Rethink How You Build Teams

Why hiring the best and brightest might not be enough.<p>It's no surprise that Google, now part of Alphabet, loves data, and the company's execs frequently share the revelations they find, such as their insights on mobile web use. But some of us would be surprised to discover that this unicorn company …

Leadership

Understanding Your Gaps: Why Some People Succeed and Others Don't

Within each of us are two competing sides, a polarity of character. Only one leads to greatness<p>Do you ever wonder why some people succeed and others don't? We've all seen deserving people who never quite got things off the ground, and others who made it look easy. It doesn't always seem to make …

Leadership

How I launched a side hustle that earns enough to cover my mortgage payment — and requires less than 10 hours of work per week

I loaded my iPhone with apps like Evernote, Outlook, Mail, and Agenda to keep track of to-dos, appointments, and meetings. But I found myself more unfocused and lost in the swirl of life than ever.<p>I started using an old-fashioned notepad for my to-do list, and liked it. Then I started printing my …

Small Business

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

The Best Collections Of Education Research – 2016

I do lots of posts about education research, including my own year-end “round-up.”<p>Other places have begun to do the same thing, so I thought I’d …

10 Reasons People Really Don't Like You (and How to Fix That)

Some people are thoughtful and charming and genuine. Others are not.<p>Some people are remarkably likable. (See if anyone you know has these qualities.)<p>Other people, unfortunately, are not -- and that might include you.<p>Can that impact your chances for success? Probably so: Research shows "popular …

Self-improvement

Becoming the Boss

Even for the most gifted individuals, the process of becoming a leader is an arduous, albeit rewarding, journey of continuous learning and self-development. The initial test along the path is so fundamental that we often overlook it: becoming a boss for the first time. That’s a shame, because the …

The Difference Between Good Leaders and Great Ones

The world tends toward continuums. We order everything from temperature (cold to hot, with tepid in the middle) to wealth (poor to comfortable to rich). Continuity along a linear line, like the inexorable laws of hydrodynamics, helps to capture and comprehend the complexities of science and …

How to Give Feedback to People Who Cry, Yell, or Get Defensive

There’s no denying that performance review season can be a headache for managers. The process of writing reviews and delivering feedback takes a lot of time (especially if you do it thoughtfully) and can be particularly anxiety provoking if you have someone on your team who tends to have a …

We Need a Better Way to Visualize People’s Skills

By 2020, the US economy is expected to create 55 million job openings: 24 million of these will be entirely new positions. And 48 percent of the new jobs, according to Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce, will emphasize a mix of hard and soft intellectual skills, like active …

How I found my life's passion by asking myself these ridiculous questions.

"What's your favorite flavor of shit sandwich and does it come with an …

Costco Organic & Natural Price List

Here is the organic and natural price list of deals for Costco Wholesale Club. <b>Newly updated items will appear in red</b>.<p>Organic …

19 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Connecticut - Page 14 of 18

Enders Falls State Park<p>Source: pinterest<p>Enders Falls State Park, Granby, Connecticut<p>Enders is mainly forest, but those who like to see waterfalls …

Connecticut

15 encouraging phrases a Spanish speaker like me would love for you to learn.

The cure for type 2 diabetes is known, but few are aware

I recently posted to Facebook about a cure for diabetes and suggested someone try it. Just six days later, I received the following message from a …

In 5 years of studying rich people, I found they use a daily tool that never occurs to most of us

The best to-do lists incorporate daily activities that help move you forward in life towards accomplishing your goals.<p>But to-do lists alone will not make you a success. While it's important to get things done, it's equally important to avoid doing things that wash out all of the benefits of a to-do …

Self-improvement

6 Brand-Name Stocks That Could Deliver a Cumulative $300 Billion in Dividend Income By 2020

Image source: Pictures of Money via Flickr.<p>Dividend stocks are often the foundation upon which great retirement portfolios are built.<p>For investors, dividends serve multiple purposes. First, they act as a beacon for income-seekers, allowing them to spot financially sound businesses. Think about it …

Investing

The favorite job interview questions of Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 26 other highly successful executives

Savvy executives know that interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's your biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem.<p>That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many of the most successful execs have their one favorite …

Employment

It's not me, it's you: 6 signs you're a bad manager

Having someone on your team not pull his or her weight is not only incredibly frustrating, but it also makes it harder to hit goals — which, as you've surely stressed about, reflects badly on you.<p>But rather than set up yet another meeting, have you asked yourself how you contributed to the …

Martin Shkreli

How to Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean …

Happiness

Six of our favorite data visualization tools

<b>These six data visualization tools can present your bundles of information in an easy and people-friendly format.</b><p>Even the most junior of marketers …

Data Visualization

5 Ways Successful Brands Win With Millennials On Social Media

It’s no secret brands are looking for a piece of the action, and a chunk of the wallet, when it comes to engaging with millennials. And that’s a large wallet – millennials have close to $200 billion in purchasing power each year. For this fact and many others, the cohort also known as Generation Y …

Public Relations

10 Other Magical Books 'Harry Potter' Fans Should Read

You could re-read "The Goblet of Fire" for the umpteenth time, or, you could try something new.<p>Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s occasional plot twists -- revealed on social media long after the series has satisfyingly concluded -- you’ve decided to re-read <i>Harry Potter</i>, swapping in a new pronunciation of …

The best free online business courses starting in February

<i>This post from LinkedIn Influencer John A. Byrne appeared originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>It's easy to start something - but not so easy to sustain it.<p>That's the first lesson every entrepreneur learns. Early success may be a blessing, but it comes with gut-wrenching risks and tradeoffs.<p>If you need to add …

Cleveland

10 qualities of people with high emotional intelligence

According to Psychology Today, "Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others." This usually involves:<p>Emotional awareness, which includes the ability to identify your own emotions as well as those of others;<br>• The ability to harness emotions …

Emotional Intelligence

The greatest money manager of all-time says he's successful because of this one thing

But Druck made an even more poignant and timely point in that speech a year ago. He singled out specifically what he believes to be the most important factor behind the returns in risk assets, namely the stock market:<p>Interestingly, his further point in this regard was not the popular, "don't fight …

Federal Reserve

This trick will help your LinkedIn profile be seen by more employers

It's a blessing because with that many people using the business-oriented social network, recruiters are prowling the site to find job candidates. LinkedIn makes over 60% of its revenue on recruiter tools, the company says.<p>It's a curse because with 400 million profiles on the site, it can be tough …

Employment

The Netflix ID Bible – Every Category on Netflix » What's On Netflix?

Is there ever a time where you are trying to enjoy Netflix, but Netflix is not cooperating? We may have all the easy fixes to your Netflix</b> …

iOS