Cassie Goldstein

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Get People to Listen to You When You’re Not Seen as an Expert

One of the most powerful forms of influence, according to psychologist Robert Cialdini’s famous analysis, is authority — often derived from perceived expertise. When a doctor advises us to exercise more, or a Nobel Laureate raises questions about a certain economic policy, we’re likely to pay much …

If You Want People to Listen, Stop Talking

Andrew Nguyen<p>George*, a managing director at a large financial services firm, had an uncanny ability to move a roomful of people to his perspective. What George said was not always popular, but he was a master persuader.<p>It wasn’t his title — he often swayed colleagues at the same hierarchical …

How to Get the Feedback You Need

You need feedback to learn and grow, and if you’re waiting for your annual review to find out how you’re performing, you’re not getting enough of it. But how do you get the focused input you need? And if your boss is stingy with pointers and advice, how do you encourage her to give you more? Who …

How to Get Employees Excited to Do Their Work

What keeps you up at night as a manager? Are you worried about hitting your numbers? How to boost the results of lower performers? What about how to keep top performers motivated?<p>We often believe that the most effective way to respond to these concerns is to directly tell our employees what to do. …

Signs That You’re Being a Pushover

If collaboration is key to succeeding in organizations today, doesn’t it pay to play nice in the sandbox? You have to get along with others to get things done, right? Yes, this is true — to a degree. You want to be a cooperative colleague but you don’t want to be seen as an ineffective pushover. …

The Remedy for Unproductive Busyness

Raise your hand if you feel busy. Keep it up, still, if you think the busyness is hurting your productivity. If your hand is still up, then you should keep on reading.<p>It’s very easy to succumb to the temptation of staying busy even when it is counterproductive: It is the way our brains are wired. …

There’s a Difference Between Cooperation and Collaboration

Everyone seems to agree that collaboration across functions is critical for major projects and initiatives. The reality, however, is that meshing the skills and resources of different departments, each focused on its own distinct targets, to achieve a larger organizational goal is much easier said …

The Best Presentations Are Tailored to the Audience

Nicholas Blechman for HBR<p><i>When preparing a presentation, we all remember to think about the basics: what you want to say, the data you need to back it up, any visuals that might help. But what about the people you’re presenting to? The following excerpt from the book</i> Presentations <i>will help you</i> …

How Steve Jobs Trained His Own Brain

Steve Jobs wasn't only a pioneer in computer technology. He was also a pioneer in the technology of the brain.<p>Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He's mostly known for his legendary ability to create innovative, …

20 Common Phrases Even the Smartest People Misuse

When you hear someone using grammar incorrectly, do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? There’s no doubt that words …

How to Learn Social Media Marketing: 15 Blogs for Beginners

Are you blogging, Facebooking, tweeting, or pinning? If not, you’re missing out.<p>The Internet has become the primary means for prospective buyers to …

7 Conversation Starters Better Than "What Do You Do?"—and 7 That Are Even Worse

I am on a mission: to improve my networking conversations. After recently applying to business school, the countless coffee chats, networking events, …

Mindfulness May Boost Workouts, Fitness, Exercise

You've heard that practicing mindfulness while eating—focusing on how each bite of your meal feels and tastes, without any outside distractions—may help you to recognize when you're full, potentially resulting in weight loss. But now, a new study suggests that the same technique might actually help …

Mindfulness

10 Qualities of Really Amazing Employees

While opinions are often like snowflakes, ask ten different people for their definition of an amazing employee and you won't get ten totally …

Employee Engagement

How to Travel Like the 1 Percent on an Economy Budget

Professional travelers Ari Charlestein and Howie Rappaport explain how you can 'hack' the airline miles system to travel in luxury for the price of coach.<p>Unless you've been blessed with an all-expenses-paid trip, flying business or even first class might seem like an unattainable privilege. But …

Andreessen Horowitz Reveals 16 Hot Tech Trends It's Watching

When Marc Andreessen or his partner Ben Horowitz speak, investors listen. The founders of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz have invested successfully in just about every significant startup you can think of.<p>Today, the company, sometimes known as a16z after its URL, put out a list of “16 …

Venture Capital

How to Write a Cover Letter

No one likes job hunting. Scouring through online jobs boards, spiffing up your résumé, prepping for grueling interviews — none of it’s fun. But perhaps the most challenging part of the process is writing an effective cover letter. There’s so much conflicting advice out there, it’s hard to know …

44 Insanely Effective TRX Exercises

It's time to ditch the dumbbells, kick the kettlebells, and forget about those weight-training machines. OK, maybe not permanently, but at least long …

Workouts

The Four-Week Workout to Thigh-High Skirt Worthy Legs

Photo: IMAXtree<p>It all started with Angelina Jolie's infamous thigh-baring 2012 Oscar gown (and the memes that followed). Now high-slit skirts and dresses have flooded the market and we're all about showing off some leg (sorry crop tops, your moment is up).<p><i>Related: The Four Week Workout to Crop Top</i> …

Codecademy: From Zero Experience To A Tech Job In Three Months

Codecademy, a venture-backed company, offers free online training for tech workers. Since it opened in 2011, more than 25 million people have taken those courses, according to CEO Zach Sims.<p>Courses include how to build websites and e-commerce apps, which, said Sims, “use modern languages like Ruby …

44 Best Mobile Apps and Tools for Social Media Marketers

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You get a ton done when you’re at your computer, speeding away on the day’s social media strategy.<p>Might there be a way to wring some productivity when you’re away from your desk?<p>Mobile apps and tools can make it so a marketer’s entire day is filled …