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The Real Reason Introverts Dread Small Talk

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>Just the other day, you avoided making eye contact with your chatty neighbor when you saw her unexpectedly at the grocery store. And you skipped the office holiday party so you wouldn’t have to make awkward small talk all night with your co-workers.These …

The Smartest Ways to Network at a Party

Reading a room is a skill that can be learned; a guide to nonverbal cues like how people stand or hold their hands<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>Some people enter a room of strangers and glide along from one lively conversation to …

20 creative ways of using Evernote

So much to do, so little time.<p>I imagine many marketers might feel this way, what with all the wonderful hats we all get to wear. One of my favorite fixes for helping stay organized isEvernote.<p>There are so many ways to use the app and since we talk a lot about productivity here on the Buffer blog, I …

Productivity

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John Maxwell, the well-known leadership expert, once said, “Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower …

Seven Leadership Mistakes That Deplete The Energy Of Teams

Discover the secret energy sources of high performing teams plus the traps to avoid with these leadership tips distilled from respected industry …

5 Great TED Talks to Help You Work Smarter

September 11, 2015<br>Work and productivity are two correlate which do not always run the same line. You might be totally engaged in your work but this …

TED Talks

5 signs you're overworked — and what to do about it

The more dedicated you are, the more solid your standing with your boss and employer.<p>Add to the mix never-ending, pervasive technology and a gadget-centric world that cannot disconnect, and you have the makings for a very un-relaxed society.<p>Did you stay home this summer? In a recent Allianz survey, …

5 essential brand-new & upcoming Books on Positive Psychology

Are you eager to get some fresh perspectives on Positive Psychology? Here you go…<p>Recently published books on Positive Psychology<p><b>Michelle Gielan</b>: …

10 Books That Helped Me Find Happiness & Uncover My True Purpose

Certain books have found their way into my life at times I needed them most. In 2009, my doctor diagnosed me with clinical depression, but instead of …

8 Signs Of A Leader Lacking Confidence

It is widely known that confidence is a critical trait of successful leadership. Confident leaders genuinely believe in their ability to make a …

Harvard says these 8 leadership traits are critical for success

Ray Carvey, executive vice president of corporate learning at Harvard Business Publishing, a subsidiary of the Harvard Business School, says management structures today are very different than 20 years ago, namely because of the middle manager.<p>Carvey describes today's business world as "volatile, …

10 Success Books That People In Their Thirties Should Read

Philip Pape<p>Read full profile<p>Your twenties are behind you. You have a job and responsibilities, but you know there’s more to life.<p>You’re looking for …

Self-improvement

7 Powerful Books Sheryl Sandberg Wants Women to Read

Here's what the Facebook COO thinks you should be checking out.<p>Previous posts have provided the recommended reading lists of Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg. Now I figure it's time to expand our reading beyond the billionaire boys' club.<p>This post …

selfdevelopment

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream?<p>Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students.<p>He …

Goal Setting

9 Thought-Provoking Quotes About Work-Life Balance

No matter how good you are at your job, you probably often think: <i>I could be doing more</i>.<p>Call it work-life balance, work-life coexistence, or simply life, but balancing responsibilities can be stressful in an always-on world. Phones and connected devices make it easier than ever to stay entangled in …

Work-life Balance

Simple Leadership Advice For New Managers

It can be hard for new leaders to find their footing—but not as hard as you might think.<p>Many people who find themselves in a leadership role for the first time take a little while to get settled. Learning how to manage a team and give directives is no easy art. While they’re figuring that out, some …

10 Inspirational Books that can Change Your Life

“Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and …

3 Excellent Google Sheets Tools to Enhance Teachers Workflow

July 8, 2015<br>Here are three good Google Sheets add-ons to ease off your workflow and boost your productivity.Some of the things you can do with these …

Education Technology

The 3 communication skills every leader needs to master

For a business leader to be successful, solid communication skills are vital.<p>Skip Weisman, a leadership and workplace communication expert, coaches leaders on how to communicate more effectively.<p>He says there are three overarching skills that lead to success, which he calls "the three levels of …

35 Powerful Books for a More Productive and Organized Life

40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year

Knowledge is king. The first step to creating change in your life is to know what you're doing wrong or why you need to change. We've picked out 41 books that will better your life in a dramatic way. Whether it's figuring out how to get out of debt, learning how to be happier, or trying to find …

Self-improvement

5 Leadership Habits for People Who Hate Following Leadership Advice

A unique leadership style is fine. But these habits work in every company.<p>No one leads quite like you. You have developed a few habits that have worked for your eclectic mix of employees and product segment. You have a unique leadership style.<p>Good for you! Not every leadership tactic works for …

Leadership

6 Warning Signs That You're Failing as a Leader and How to Avoid It

We all have things that erode our progress. Learn what is making you fail as a leader and then learn how to avoid it.<p>Leadership is necessarily a matter of growth and learning. You cannot become what you need by remaining what you are.<p>Your personal growth and development as a leader will likely be …

Self-improvement

The Speech On Feminism Every Millennial Should Hear

In her usual style, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie just dropped some awesome feminist knowledge.<p>In a speech given at Wellesley College's Commencement ceremony on May 29, the award-winning author discussed feminism, male privilege and daring to speak your mind.<p>Adichie said that she understood from a young …

Here's what 13 successful CEOs think their employees should do before they turn 30

Turning 30 can be a turning point in a person's life, and career.<p>It's the point where career goals start setting in and the hunger to land a spot in the corner office increases.<p>So we asked some CEOs what they would want their employees to have done before they turn the big 3-0.<p>From saving money to …