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Want to Be Funnier the Next Time You Give a Talk? Use These Comedian Tricks of the Trade

How to get your audience more engaged by making them laugh.<p>David Nihill hated public speaking so much that he wrote a bestselling book about it:Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker. When I first met him -- oddly enough at a TEDx party -- I was …

Tim Ferriss Says That Goal-Setting is Important, but Fear-Setting is Critical to Success

Tim Ferriss developed this exercise in fear-setting to help him make the hardest decisions of his life.<p>We know that Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author. We know that he's an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, and an investor. What many don't know about Tim Ferriss is that he …

Boring Staff Meetings? Do This 1 Thing to Improve Every Meeting From Now On

You don't have to suffer through the same dull routine. This approach will transform your next meeting.<p>What's the most boring hour you spend at work every week? There are so many possibilities that it's difficult to pick just one--but chances are that a meeting makes the list. And it's even more …

How Can You Tell If Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Famous Study Narrows It Down to 1 Rare Trait

In 2001, this best-selling management consultant identified one leadership behavior found in the most successful CEOs. Some things just don't change over time.<p>In Jim Collins' landmark book <i>Good to Great (</i>published in 2001)<i>,</i> his research team spent five years examining 1,435 "good" companies and …

A Google Study Revealed That the Best Managers Use Emotional Intelligence And Share This 1 Trait

Cutting your employees some slack could be just the thing they need to increase their effectiveness.<p>Google's research on what constitutes a great leader revealed that employees appreciate managers who care for them both professionally and personally.<p>Whereas taking care of your people professionally …

9 types of people who never succeed at work

Experience and knowledge are rapidly losing their relevance to success in the workplace. Harvard economist David Deming studied workplace tasks from …

7 Mantras for Those Who Have Lost Their Motivation and Hope

Earlier today, I was sitting on a park bench eating a sandwich for lunch when an elderly couple pulled their car up under a nearby oak tree. They …

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7 Signs That Your Boss May Be on the Fast Track to Failing You

These common management behaviors are surefire ways to bring down a whole team.<p>The path of leadership is a journey not for the faint of heart. It requires the prerequisite of continuous personal development before you can claim the honorable title of "leader."<p>Yet most bosses that don't deserve the …

10 Things Incredibly Likable People Never, Ever Do (and Why You Love Them for It)

What you do can make you extremely likable, but so can what you don't choose to do.<p>Some people are incredibly likable because of the things they do. Some people are incredibly charismatic because of the things they do.<p>And some people are incredibly likable because of the things they <i>don't</i> do.<p>If you …

Building a mentally healthy workplace: 2nd Pillar

Workplace mental health is a growing concern for many managers. Many of the traditional approaches to addressing mental health at work, are simply …

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 …

Forget Facts: 3 Ways to Actually Change Someone's Mind

You can have all the evidence in the world, but you still won't change minds unless you do these things.<p>Here's a truth that should be blindingly obvious in 2017: facts don't win arguments.<p>With the two sides of our most polarizing political debates shouting past each other and absolutely nothing …

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