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How Long to Form a Habit? - PsyBlog

• Previous article: How to Stop Biting Your Nails<p>Research reveals a curved relationship between practice and automaticity.<p>Say you want to create a …

How To Make Your Goals Work For You, Period | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

If you are reading this right now, it simply means that you are having tough times achieving your goals. Perhaps, you set your goals but you fail to …

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A resume alone will never help you get hired. It has to be relevant and compelling enough to get your foot in the door. Having reviewed thousands of resumes myself, I've found that most of them read like a cross between an obituary and a museum exhibit timeline.<p>First, let's debunk a couple of …

Employment

This Is the Personality Trait That Most Often Predicts Success | Inc.com

The only major personality trait that consistently leads to success is conscientiousness.<p>"It's emerging as one of the primary dimensions of successful functioning across the lifespan," Paul Tough writes in <i>How Children Succeed.</i> "It really goes cradle to grave in terms of how people do."<p>Tough says …

Find Your Competitive Advantage: What Are You Willing to Be Bad At? | Inc.com

Deciding where to focus your time and energy next usually involves some deep consideration about what the market demands as well as what your own values are.<p>Questions involving the latter are harder to answer, as they're usually not so straightforward. That's why, in a recent video posted to <i>99U</i>, …

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6 Ways to Land the Perfect Employee Who Isn't Job Hunting

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many times, the candidate you really, really want (the one who is that perfect fit for the job) is already happily employed and not actively looking for a job. But that doesn’t mean she is off limits; it simply means she is a passive …

The Two Questions Every Manager Must Ask

When something seems too good to be true, it usually is. And management techniques, practices, and strategies are no different. When you read a business book or attend a presentation on a particular management practice, it is a good habit to explicitly ask, <b>“What might it not be good for?”</b> When …

6 Rules To Transform Your Leadership Development Program

What makes a leader great? And what type of leader is best for your business? Digging into the questions–and answers–that are crucial to any company.<p>Peter Drucker, who remains the guru of management, had little to say on leadership. In fact, Drucker believed that leadership was only useful inside …

Soft Skills Are Vital to Employees' Long-Term Success: How to Hire for Them | Inc.com

A few years ago, a senior engineering executive at a high-tech Silicon Valley company asked me to teach a two-hour course on assessing "soft skills". His company had mastered the art of judging candidates' technical skills. It conducted day-long interviews focused on programming languages, server …

Employment

Flexibility: The New Definition of Success | Inc.com

People have probably been competing for status since the days when the surest route to the top of the pile was the ability to fashion the flashest stone tool or take down the mightiest antelope. And throughout this long history of puffed chests and subtle showing off, we’ve come up with a great …

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