Christine Peloquin

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The New Midlife Crisis for Women

Sometimes, I think I'm falling apart. Then, I talk to my friends. One spent a whole winter getting a babysitter for her toddler daughter in the …

Are You a Highly Charismatic Person? Science Says You Might Be Seen as an Ineffective Business Leader | Inc.com

When thinking about what traits a good leader has, charisma is right up there at the top. You may have a brilliant business mind, but if you can't grab a microphone and sway an audience to share your vision, you'll have a hard time leading a business.<p>But, researchers have just found that being too …

Leadership

5 Signs You’re Much Smarter Than Average

Intelligence, or IQ, isn’t what you know, but rather the pace at which you acquire new information. Longitudinal studies have shown that IQ is fixed …

Are You A Unicorn? How To Stand Out At Work

Tired of doing a good job, but not getting noticed by management? Thinking about applying for a higher-level job and want to stand out from other candidates? Here’s how you can be seen as a unicorn – a unique employee with special skills – at work.<p><b>Do an excellent job with every task, every day.</b> …

Employment

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

For Women To Rise We Must Close 'The Confidence Gap'

Four years ago I moved from the U.S. to Australia and began from ground zero building my business. Having spent the previous decade coaching female executives, I was curious to see how the cultural differences between countries played out for women in the workplace.<p>Since then numerous people have …

Self-esteem

15 Psychological Hacks That Will Give You a Leg Up in Life | Inc.com

People are weird, complicated creatures. That fact can make managing social life tricky if you haven't studied up on the quirks of human psychology. But the reverse is also true.<p>By learning a few simply psychological truths about how our minds work, you can give yourself a huge leg up when it comes …

Self-help

How Not to Make a Fool of Yourself in Arguments

My last essay, “How to Argue for Libertarianism,” ended with a brief treatment of personal credibility. I quoted Aristotle: “Persuasion is achieved …

The Best Way To Answer "Why Should We Hire You?" In An Interview

Last year, my friend was interviewing for an amazing job at a great company. In her final interview, she was asked, “Why should we hire you? We get …

Employment

The $78 trillion free lunch

Lunch

Which Personality Traits Are Most Predictive of Well-Being?

We all want more well-being in our lives. But which traits are most likely to be associated with well-being? This is an important question because it …

Psychology

Why Some People Get Burned Out and Others Don’t

Stress and burnout are not the same thing. And while we know that stress often leads to burnout, it’s possible to handle the onslaught of long hours, high pressure, and work crises in a way that safeguards you from the emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and a lack of confidence in one’s abilities that …

Mindfulness

How to Balance Employee Freedom With Organizational Control

When looking at something such as designing employee experiences one of the biggest questions and challenges that comes up is how to balance employee …

Employee Engagement

9 Emotional Intelligence Mistakes That Make Leaders Look Really Unprofessional | Inc.com

One of the most important attributes of being a good leader is empathy--as well as the ability to understand and react correctly to your employees' emotions when they are expressed. According to a 2015 Harris Interactive survey, 91 percent of employed American adults believe that interpersonal …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Bad Professional Habits You Should Give Up in the New Year | Inc.com

Many people make resolutions for the new year. It's a time for them to determine what changes they'd like to make and what goals they'd like to achieve.<p>But, what if you took the opposite approach? What if -- instead of only deciding what you'll <i>do</i> this new year -- you also decided what you'll <i>stop</i> …

Communication Skills

How to Be Incredibly Charming: 10 Things Highly Likable People Always Do

Best of all, you can be totally sincere and genuine, too.<p>Occasionally we meet a person who almost immediately makes us feel special. They're courteous, friendly, and charismatic, they build and maintain great relationships, they consistently influence (in a good way) the people around them, and …

Self-improvement

3 Ways to Better Understand Your Emotions

Dealing effectively with emotions is a key leadership skill. And naming our emotions — what psychologists call <i>labeling</i> — is an important first step in dealing with them effectively. But it’s harder than it sounds; many of us struggle to identify what exactly we are feeling, and often times the most …

Self-help

What Do We Tell The Children?

“What should I say to my students after the election if Trump wins?” a principal asked me recently. Good question. What should we tell our children?<p>Tell them, first, that we will protect them. Tell them that we have democratic processes in the U.S. that make it impossible for one mean person to do …

Ideology

4 Steps to Beating Burnout

Thomas Hedger<p>Heavy workloads and deadline pressures are a fact of managerial life. Who doesn’t feel overwhelmed or stretched thin sometimes? But when relentless work stress pushes you into the debilitating state we call burnout, it is a serious problem, affecting not just your own performance and …

Mental Health

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As the Ryan Lochte debacle has unfolded, I've had several people ask me, "How could someone who is so mentally strong do something like that?" And it's a good question.<p>In case you haven't caught the latest news story about the incident involving Olympic swimmers in Rio, here's the gist of …

Self-help

A Simple Exercise Can Help Women Overcome Self-Doubt to Succeed

More than 35 years after the term “glass ceiling” was coined, women still are dramatically underrepresented in top business leadership. Although efforts to recruit and develop women, ensure fair practices, and eliminate bias are as important as ever, are there any new ideas to help companies …

Self-confidence

Learn the Science of How Michelle Obama Captivates an Audience | Inc.com

There's a scientific reason why you couldn't stop listening to or considering what Michelle Obama was saying when she spoke at this week's Democratic National Convention.<p>If you want to be an influential leader and deliver a highly regarded, respected speech, you'd do well to take note and make use …

Michelle Obama

What Happened When I Gave Up Multitasking For A Week

Juggling isn’t doing you, or your boss, any favors. So I tried to do just one thing at a time. It was harder than I thought it would be.<p>The problem with multitasking is that it just doesn’t work as well as we think it does.<p>The efficiency myth has been debunked by numerous experts and studies. For …

Productivity

Why Sheryl Sandberg Keeps Getting More Awesome

By Melissa Davidson Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg’s most recent college graduation commencement speech is just one more example of why she is a …

Sheryl Sandberg

Science: Here's How You Motivate People to Do Really Boring Tasks

Recent research reveals the best way to motivate your team to do donkey work.<p>Every job in the world has boring bits. That's true no matter how impressive the job title or exciting the industry. So as a manager, how do you best motivate your people to slog through the necessary but stultifying …

University of Chicago

The Secret To Becoming an Impactful Influencer | Inc.com

Being an influencer means you've discovered how to impact others. It means you help lead people to new frontiers, shape their way of thinking, and foster meaningful change in their lives.<p>There are many books, articles and that will tell you what a influencer is and what they do. Some are genuinely …

Public Relations

6 Daily Habits That Will Make You Look Smarter and Powerful

Building your executive presence now will be a tremendous advantage to your career in the future.<p>The meek might be on track to inherit the earth but they're a ways off from inheriting a position at the head of the conference room table. Meek is simply not an adjective that is generally thought of …

Body Language

7 Things to Say When a Conversation Turns Negative

Every person is at least 75% responsible for how others treat them. Our verbal and nonverbal actions limit or expand the options of others. For example, if someone asks, “How are you?” as he or she walks by, you know better than to turn around and walk with them in order to provide an extensive …

Self-help

To Grow as a Person, Selectively Forget the Past

For 35 years, I have used the Three Box Solution framework in my work with corporations. This practical approach integrates (Box 1) current business performance with (Box 2) selective forgetting of the past and (Box 3) creating the future. But it’s not only business issues that can be solved with …

South Africa

Four Pillars of Character-Driven Leadership

Honesty really is the best policy—and it pays well, too.<p>In an effort to gather hard data to support what many consider to be soft factors, leadership …