Jacqueline Keck

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How to Look Like the Smartest Person in Every Meeting

Try these great tips to stand out in your next meeting.<p>My work as an executive leadership coach often has me shadowing the people I'm coaching. And that means sitting in a lot of meetings--as many as seven or eight a day. And I've come to realize that there's always one person who stands out, who …

Two Words Would Make Our Cities More Livable: Pedestrians First

Any plan to make cities better start with the single step we all take when we leave home.<p>What’s the single most important factor in a livable city? Pedestrians. After all, even if we commute to work in a BMW, we start and finish our journey as pedestrians. “Every single trip begins with walking,” …

Urban Design

Jane Jacobs believed cities should be fun — and changed urban planning forever

When Jane Jacobs published <i>The Death and Life of Great American Cities</i> in 1961, she was a lone voice with no credentials speaking up against the most powerful ideas in urban planning. Fifty-five years later, on Jacobs's 100th birthday (honored in today's Google Doodle), urban dwellers are all living …

Urban Design

These Are the Next Big Kitchen Trends of 2018

If 2018 trends are any indication, kitchens are about to look very chic. This year, the trending materials, layouts, and shapes are less about the …

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It all starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who …

Leadership

Ten Skills Every Manager Needs -- But 90% Of Managers Lack

Dear Liz,<p>I’m the Training Manager in a great firm. I have developed and delivered customer service training, communication skills training and several other courses, but now I have a new and bigger challenge. My CEO asked me to develop an in-house leadership development program. I’m very excited …

Leadership

The 1 Masterful Trait of People With High Emotional Intelligence

Out of all the components of emotional intelligence, this one crucial trait rises to the top.<p>Emotional intelligence has been hotly debated as a predictor of success for decades.Yet in leadership practice, there's no question: You need EQ to lead people successfully.<p>While there are various tenets of …

Employees Say This 1 Thing Would Make Them Work Harder (And 6 Reasons Why Managers Won't Do It)

Letting employees know that you appreciate them is far more crucial than you think.<p>Contrary to popular belief, fear isn't the strongest motivator.<p>81 percent of respondents to Glassdoor's <i>Employee Appreciation Survey</i> said they're motivated to work harder when their boss shows appreciation for their …

The 1 Interview Question All Great Bosses Ask to Hire for Potential (Hint: Mark Cuban Says It's the Secret to Success)

This core skill is the key to unlocking one's full potential.<p>Not too long ago, I had a chance to interview a very strong job candidate for a marketing role from a top five undergraduate program. She had all the credentials - strong academics, great work experience, and a "get-stuff-done" type of …

30 Things To Make Every Room In Your House More Comfortable

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Mark Zuckerberg's Response to Donald Trump's Tweet Is a Master Class in Handling Criticism

The president claims Facebook "was always anti-Trump."<p>What would you do if you were falsely accused--in front of almost 40 million people? That happened to Facebook yesterday morning when President Donald Trump tweeted, "Facebook was always anti-Trump." The tweet went on to claim that the networks,</i> …

The New Trick Brilliant Managers Use to Provide Effective Feedback

Everyone loves feedback -- or do they? See how this strategy works with human nature to get you what you want.<p>Feedback is one of the hottest buzzwords of the new millennium. Whether it's Millennials forcing companies to become more transparent, or start-ups using agile methodology to launch, …

29 Budget-Friendly Sites To Find Cheap Home Decor

Because nobody needs to know how much you pay for toss pillows and wall art.<p>Though there are loads of sites to snag discount furniture, it seems finding cheap and inexpensive home decor is its own unique challenge.<p>From finding cheap rugs and expensive-looking coffee tables, to snagging affordable …

Shopping

It Took LinkedIn's CEO Exactly 2 Sentences to Give the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

Any one of these practices will make you a better leader.<p>With a 97 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor, LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the most beloved CEOs in the world.<p>Weiner recently shared his advice on what it takes to reach employees on a deeper …

Leadership