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15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Just because you're smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn't necessarily mean people perceive you that way.<p>If you want coworkers and friends to take you seriously, you've got to think seriously about the image you're projecting — from your outfit to your speech to your body language.<p>To that end, we …

Body Language

Starbucks Just Made a Huge Announcement That Will Change the Way It Does Business Forever

The concept isn't necessarily a bad idea. Sharing it with everyone was.<p>On Saturday, Starbucks dropped what may be the biggest policy change in its existence as a company:<p>It will now allow anyone--paying customer or not--to use its stores and restrooms, regardless of whether or not they make a …

Customers

12 Social Media Marketing Mistakes Companies Make And How To Avoid Them

Do you actually have a social media marketing strategy or are you just going with the flow and hoping something comes from your vague efforts? Are …

Marketing

Strategies for Managing Time If You're an ADHD Adult

<i>I’m running late.</i><i><br>I’ll be there in just a little while.</i><i><br>I am so sorry I'm late.</i><p>How many times have you said these words? It feels terrible to be late — …

Productivity

First-time Startup Owners in 2018: 5 Must-Have Startup Kits That Nobody Tells You About

These startup kits cannot be purchased externally.<p><b>Writing skills</b>: Believe it or not, sharp writing skills coupled with good oratory skills are big assets while you start-off with your first entrepreneurial venture. As a founder of a business/company, it is important that you master the skill of …

Writing

This is what causes poor communication in the workplace

It’s easier than ever to communicate with colleagues. And yet, that doesn’t always make us more efficient.<p>In fact, just the opposite happens.<p>I …

Productivity

New Zealand Will Give You a Free Trip If You Agree to a Job Interview

The tech industry in Wellington, New Zealand, is actively looking to recruit tech experts from around the world—and they’re offering a free trip to …

Employment

According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

Leadership

How To Become The Best Manager Possible

There’s a first time for everything. You may recall your first day on the job. You walked into the office, filled with nervous excitement about the challenges that awaited you. If your organization had a formal training program, it’s likely you spent those first days immersing yourself in the …

Leadership

17 things you should do if you're bored at work

1/<p>Figure out the thing that bores you the most, and see how you can fix it<p>Maybe it's the daily, hours-long meetings that border on soul-crushing. Or …

Productivity

5 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Get Better Sleep

Too many of us are chronically sleep-deprived. A few simple activities can help.<p>While scientists remain baffled as to why, exactly, humans need to sleep, the overall benefits of getting regular rest are clear.<p>Sleep helps with learning and memory. It reduces the risk of obesity, depression, and …

Sleep

How to Make Positive Company Culture Everyone's Job

Use these simple tips to encourage team members to be culture leaders, no matter their title.<p>When was the last time you heard an employee say something along the lines of, "I just wish our company culture was more/less...?" No matter the desired change, people will generally look to the CEO or …

Team Building

4 Ways To Revise Your Hiring Strategy -- Because Employees Won't Stay

This isn’t a post about pessimism. It’s about changing the hiring model we’ve all been programmed to. In a few effective ways, we can adapt to the new realities of the world of work and successfully reduce the friction between who we need and when they leave.<p>To explain: Integrity is dead. Trust is …

Human Resources

Finally Want to Change Your Life? Ask Yourself This 1 Question

According to Tim Ferriss, this small mental shift can instantly increase your grit.<p>It's gotta be fun to be Tim Ferriss. The best-selling author also hosts a popular podcast that features in-depth conversations with an incredible range of super achievers, from sports stars to artists to billionaire …

Tim Ferriss

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Leadership

10 Simple Habits That Will Make You More Likable Right Away

Enthusiasm is contagious.<p><i>What are some social life hacks? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Andrew Ferebee, 7-figure entrepreneur, on Quora:</b><p>Growing up, I was one of the shyest and …

Body Language

Recruiters Will Ignore Your LinkedIn Profile If It's Missing These 2 Things

Invest the time to stand out early on and success will follow.<p>If I delivered a commencement speech to 2018 college graduates, I'd tell them that nobody will ever care as much about their career as they do.<p>They'll always need to do a little public relations for themselves--and they should probably …

Employment

Stanford Decision Engineer Shares 5 Mistakes People Make When Facing Hard Choices

Stanford Engineer, Michelle Florendo, shares five key insights about the decision-making process based on her training in decision analysis and engineering.<p>Have you ever been paralyzed by a decision, worried you won't make the right choice, or want to feel better about making a decision?<p>Michelle …

Management

6 Brilliant Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting That Job Offer

Are you really sure that company or boss is the right one for you? Ask these questions to be absolutely sure.<p>A typical interview cycle can sometimes last up to several weeks. A recruiter screens you, followed by an interrogation-style panel interview a week or two later; background checks, …

Employment

Want to Keep Your Best Workers from Leaving? Please Stop Being This Type of Boss

According to research, fifty percent of employees leave their job to get away from their manager.<p>In Gallup's massive research over the course of three decades, they have identified three types of workers:<p>1. <b>Engaged Employees</b>: They work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company. …

Employee Engagement

6 Habits Longtime Millionaires Rely On to Stay Rich

Forgetting how you got rich in the first place is how you end up broke.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s a simple fact: most millionaires have different habits than the average person. However, these habits are far from inaccessible; they improve one’s odds of …

Self-improvement

Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>June 05, 2018</b><p>Keep learning, or risk becoming irrelevant. It's a truism in today's economy: the only constant is change. Technological automation is making jobs less routine and more cognitively challenging. Globalization means you're competing with workers around the …

Learning

How to Answer the Trickiest Job Interview Question of All

It's not "Why do you want to work here?" or "What is your greatest weakness?" Here's how to get your answer down pat.<p>Over the past six months, during what he calls “the endless job hunt,” Mike—who didn’t want his last name used due to said hunt—has been on 10 job interviews. Inevitably, at some …

Employment

Want to Retire Early? Here Are 3 Reasons You Probably Shouldn't

So why is it a bad idea to start collecting benefits and get out of the workforce a few years early?<p>There are many valid reasons for wanting to retire early. You might be tired of your current career after decades of effort, wanting to part ways before you burn out entirely, or you might be a …

Retirement

How Much You Should Actually Pay Your Startup Employees

A guide to establishing flexible and equitable pay at your startup.<p>Founders are subject to an extraordinary level of pressure as they work to establish their businesses, and often experience even more pressure as a result of rapid growth. As new ventures evolve, employees must grow in lockstep if …

Employee Engagement

4 Money-Saving Tips You Probably Haven't Thought About

The idea of saving money may sound overwhelming, especially if you’re unsure of where to even start. The reality is, not all budgeting best practices …

Personal Finance

Leading Through Emotions Is the Opposite of Manipulation

Leading means helping people do what they want, not what they don't want. Thinking otherwise undermines your ability to lead.<p>As a leadership professor, trainer, and author, I have occasion to see people develop leadership skills at all levels.<p>When I describe the difference between leadership and …

Leadership

Good Customers Complain, Bad Customers Go Away. This Is the Key to Keeping Them Around

This is the secret to winning customers that stay loyal to your business.<p>Your company will never be without unhappy customers. It's part of doing business.<p>I've seen some CEOs with fragile egos tighten up when they run into a customer who is passionately unhappy, but those customers are gold. …

Business Strategy

8 Ways to Instantly Become More Charismatic and Influential

It's a fact that charismatic leaders close more deals and gain more respect. These simple steps will instantly increase your magnetism and charm.<p>When a charismatic individual enters the room, people sit up and take notice. Iconic pop star, Pink, puts a rather outrageous, yet memorable, spin on this …

Charisma

Your Meetings Are Killing Employees' Best Ideas. It Isn't Your Fault. Here's How to Fix Them

Shared information bias and groupthink destroy innovation. But you can get it back.<p>Think back to your last team meeting. Did you and your employees or co-workers have a friendly, respectful conversation? Was there consensus? Did everyone agree on the best course of action and how to implement …

Leadership