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Afraid Your New Boss Will Overwork You? Ask This 1 Question in the Interview to Find Out

This behavioral question will reveal what it really takes to succeed at a company.<p>While it's very important to prepare for an interview so you can sound confident and clear in your answers, one part of interview preparation that's often overlooked is what questions the job seeker should ask the …

Employment

Top Headhunter Reveals Secret Interview Technique

If you understand real job needs, you only need to ask two questions to predict on-the-job success. It doesn't matter what you ask if you don't know job needs, you'll either be wrong, or lucky.<p>It took me 30 years and 2,500 interviews to make this table showing the best and worst predictors of …

Want Kids Who Can Stand up to What Life Throws at Them? Follow This Simple Advice

Instead of being victims, resilient kids see themselves as being in control of their destinies. As a result, they tend grow and get better when bad things happen, instead of crumpling.<p>Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from …

Parenting

Why Your Goal Setting Process Is Broken And What To Do About It

Yes, this article is about goal setting. But rest assured I’m not repeating the same garbage you’ve already seen a million times this week.<p>Most people start goal setting by thinking about all the things they want to accomplish this year. Then, if you’re a seasoned goal setter, you probably write …

Business Strategy

This Simple Solution Will Eliminate Tons of Conflict From Your Life

Make your life easier by following these skill sets to wipe out conflict from your life.<p>Conflicts. Arguments. Frustrations. Even for all the toughies out there, fighting with companions is never fun. Interpersonal struggles, no matter how minor, are destructive and can eventually come to erode …

I tried at-home exercises to improve my posture—here’s what happened

You know those women you see in your yoga class, sitting in the front row with their legs crossed, spines long, and shoulders elegantly held back? I …

The Best Response to the Tricky Interview Question 'Why Are You Leaving Your Current Job?' (Most Answer Incorrectly)

How you answer this question reveals critical information, and your response will shape what is possible for you in the future.<p>Last week, I discussed how best to answer the question "Why do you want to work here?" I shared what interviewers hear when you provide typical responses and how to craft …

To Recover from Burnout, Regain Your Sense of Control

You feel exhausted, ineffective, unaccomplished, and cynical. Maybe you feel like no matter how hard you work, you can never keep up. Or that you can’t make your boss happy no matter how hard you try. And you’re beginning to question your professional situation: <i>Am I in the right job? The right</i> …

What Science Says About Identifying High-Potential Employees

How inclusive or exclusive should organizations be when developing their employees’ talents? In a world of unlimited resources, organizations would surely invest in everyone. After all, as Henry Ford is credited as saying, “the only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is …

'Work-Life Balance' Is Backfiring on Employers. Here's Why.

Work-life "integration" is the way to go. But, first, leaders must first understand why a perfect work-life balance isn't even possible.<p>Work-life balance is a concept many employers have been attempting to make a reality for employees. Unfortunately, it isn’t as attainable as we'd hoped.<p>Jennifer …

6 Critical Steps You Must Take Before Every Big Decision

Taking a new direction in life doesn't mean you should burn the ships behind you.<p>When a business, career, marriage, strategy, or some other aspect of life isn't working, many of us take one of two options: We stubbornly resist change and continue to do what isn't working, or we scrap everything and …

Business Strategy

4 Interview Questions That Can Improve Your Hiring Results by 40 Percent

Research shows that top-performing team members demonstrate positive attitude, accountability, prior related job success and culture fit. Here's how to find out whether or not your candidate makes the cut.<p>As the leader of a high-growth company, you should be spending at least 50 percent of your …

Employment

How to Work From Home: 6 Steps to Land the Perfect Remote Job

Want to find a great job that lets you work from home? Here's how to get hired for the perfect remote job -- and dream lifestyle for you.<p>Remote work is increasingly popular for employees and employers. (I know: "Thanks, Captain Obvious.") Working from home is quickly becoming an expectation: Nearly …

Employment

The New Habit You Need to Develop Now If You Want Every Employer to Do Anything to Hire You.

It's time to step up and manage your performance.<p>If you're on the job hunt right now or want to make sure you're in a job that's the right fit for you, you need to think about performance management in a new way. The old way of performance management is over. Gone are the days where you wait to be …

Self-improvement

Mediocrity Is a Virus. Here's How to Banish It Completely

Little things become big things.<p>Little things become big things.<p>When you justify and allow even little things into your life which your intuition warns you against, you permit a virus to enter your life. It spreads to other areas.<p>When you introduce a change to any system, you simultaneously change …

Self-improvement

Want to Be Happier? Answer These 34 Essential Life Audit Questions

Unless you figure out where you are, you won't get to where you want to go.<p>Audits are standard in both personal and business finance, but in many ways, life audits are much more crucial. That's because life audits evaluate well-being not just in one area but in basically everything. They can mean …

Happiness

Why most people will never be successful

"Success" isn't just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is …

Self-improvement

5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life

It's best to learn these lessons while you're still young.<p><i>"What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Alyssa Satara, co-founder</b> …

Happiness

A leading happiness researcher says we’re giving our kids bad advice about how to succeed in life

Most parents want their kids to be successful in life—and so we teach them attitudes that we believe will help them achieve their goals. But as I learned while researching my book <i>The Happiness Track</i>, many widely-held theories about what it takes to be successful are proving to be …

Self-improvement

Geeky Gadgets Deals Of The Week, June 17th 2017

It is time for our weekly Geeky Gadgets Deals Of The Week roundup of the most popular deal in our deals store over the last week.<p>Some of the popular …

The books every new graduate should read, according to a dozen business leaders

New graduates may think they’re ready for the world, but even after all that learning, there’s still room in their heads for some wisdom. We asked a dozen business leaders—from CEOs of big companies and startups, to deans of leading business schools—what books they would put in the hands of a newly …

George Eliot

3 Mission-Critical Skills You Won't Learn In College

Case problems are great, until you're facing real problems.<p>In my youth, I only knew how to win by working hard.<p>I'm not the only one. In every school and professional workplace, you've had peers who succeeded because they were willing to forgo sleep, friendships, and sunlight in order to get …

Self-improvement

The Crazy, Labor-Intensive Technique We Used to Get Our First Clients

Networking and coffee meetings didn't work for us. We needed a different way to sell our services.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In the new podcast</i> Masters of Scale<i>, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman explores his philosophy on how to scale a business -- and at Entrepreneur.com, entrepreneurs</i> …

9 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids (If You Want Them to Be Happy and Successful)

Experts warn these common phrases could be harming your kids.<p>When I was growing up, my father would always tell the story of how, in his pre-child days, he vowed never to tell his kids "Because I said so." Having hated the phrase himself, he promised himself he would never use it.<p>Nevertheless, one …

Parenting

Franchising's Million-Dollar Question: How Much Money Can I Make?

Like most worthwhile career ventures, the answer lies in due diligence and conversations with people already in the business.<p>As a franchise coach, I get a lot of questions from people who want to become business owners. Understandably, the biggest question on the minds of prospective franchisees …

Want to Keep Your Millennial Employees? You Have to Be Willing to Offer Them This 1 Thing

Pretty soon, this will be the standard.<p>Companies and their senior leadership are asking the wrong question. It's not about how to hire or attract Millennial talent. And it's not even about how you keep them engaged. The real question is: What can you offer them that they can't get anywhere else? …

The Workplace

Think you want to retire early? Ask yourself these 10 questions first

Achieving early retirement is a pretty awesome feat. My husband and I are on the verge of it later this year, at the ages of 41 and 38, respectively. …

How Smart People Work Less and Get More Done

Growth Strategies > Productivity<p>How you work is far more important than how much you work.<p>Next Article<p>3 Quick Tips You Can Use to Get More Done Daily<p>Next Article<p>Travis Bradberry • Guest Writer<p>Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and …

15 ways to drown out the negative voice in your head that is keeping you from being successful

The prospect of making any of the above adjustments to your life is empowering — that is, until your mind starts to wander.<p>Any time you've thought about making a change or pursuing a passion, you've probably dwelled more on your present state than your potential.<p>Or once you got started, minor …

Self-help

4 secrets to leading a happier life, backed by research

In his book, "Authentic Happiness," University of Pennsylvania professor Martin Seligman (the Big Kahuna of happiness research) says that there are <i>four</i> types of happy lives.<p>That's right — not only do we have a blueprint for what makes a happy life, you even get four choices. That doesn't mean …

Happiness