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The 1 per cent you won’t regret: why it’s worth giving equity to an advisory board

by Benjamin Chong<p>One of the things I’ve learned when running a startup is you cannot do everything on your own. You and your co-founder could be …

Forget Cover Letters - Write A Pain Letter, Instead!

If you haven’t been on a job search lately, consider yourself lucky. The job market is no picnic. Most large and medium-sized organizations use brutal and talent-repelling automated recruiting sites with keyword-sorting software that sucks all the human life out of your application or resume.<p>Cover …

Skills Gap Remains A Concern Among Private Companies As Employment Outlook Creeps Up

Employers are definitely looking to hire over the next year or two, according to the quarterly <i>Business Trendsetter Barometer</i> survey from PwC on hiring outlook and strategy among private US-based companies. But their hiring will be restrained in two ways: they foresee a low head count increase of …

You're Never Too Young To Be A Leader

Most people near the starts of their careers aren't typically thought of as leaders in the workplace. Not only do they inhabit a low spot in the office hierarchy and lack experience and skills, but also many are too timid and insecure to assume a leadership role. But with the right attitude, an …

How To Tell In 10 Minutes If You're Ready For The Success You Want

When most people talk about “success,” they’re often referring to outer things like money, title, and promotions. But in reality, these outer accomplishments almost never bring a lasting sense of happiness or success. They’re fleeting, and the goalposts are constantly shifting.<p>Instead, real success …

How To Live To 102

Doctors say that healthy habits will help get you to age 85, but how to live beyond that remains a medical mystery. We interviewed people in their 100s to find out how they did it. (Pictured here: Daisy McFadden, 101.)

How I Became a Student of Humiliation

There are as many approaches to leadership as there are leaders. But without living authentically, being true to the person and leader you really are, you will never achieve your potential. This is a lesson I learned many years ago, the hard way.<p>Her name was Consuela. She was blonde, Latin, and …

How Design Thinking Drives Competitive Advantage

We live in a world of unprecedented opportunity and possibilities. That’s good news. The catch, however, is that the same trends changing our world for the better also are dramatically increasing complexity, which may be the biggest challenge of our time. Untamed, complexity kills – slowing things …

Health Games Platforms Ready for Mainstream Adoption

For the past several years, researchers have strived to create compelling games that improve behavior, reduce stress, or teach healthy responses to difficult life situations. Such healthy games tend to arise in research settings because of the need to demonstrate clinically that the games are …

MIT Team Turns 6.9 Million Clicks Into Insights To Improve Online Education

MIT has been a leader in online education for more than a decade, and many leading thinkers in the evolution of education technology have emerged from the Cambridge, Massachusetts campus. MOOC leader, edX, is run by Anant Agarwal, who is a professor at MIT, for example.<p>The path of progress has not …

More students in higher ed, but it's no more representative

The 2013 student data has been released, which includes information on access for groups of students under-represented in higher education. Lately, …

Higher Education

Dole changes will 'motivate' unemployed, minister says

The federal government says the unemployed should be out looking for work every day as it prepares to make them search for up to 40 jobs a month and …

Five things your accountant should be doing for you besides your taxes

<b>In addition to filing your tax return and BAS statements, your accountant should be acting as a trusted advisor, delivering valuable advice across</b> …

My first year as an entrepreneur: How I’ve failed, what I’ve learnt, and where I’m going

It’s been little over a year since I had started HotDesk (Australia’s shared office space booking platform) and LinkedIn made sure my connections …

Don’t Try to Read Your Employees’ Minds

In <i>An Essay on Criticism</i>, Alexander Pope famously wrote, “A little learning is a dangerous thing.” I think of this quote often when observing executives with a “little learning” of emotional intelligence (also called “EQ”).<p>Don’t get me wrong; the beneficial insights and managerial advances derived …

The medical bills that hit retirees hardest - Encore - MarketWatch

If you’re trying to estimate health-care expenses in retirement, a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation highlights some important …

Unemployed to be forced to apply for 40 jobs a month as part of $5 billion dole overhaul

Jobseekers may be forced to apply for 40 jobs a month as the Government renews its push to move people off welfare.<p>The Federal Government has …

Tracking your digital fingerprint online raises privacy issues

Just how much information we give away about ourselves as we browse the web has been raised again by a tracking device used in thousands of …

Privacy

When Passion for Work Is a Bad Thing

You have passion for your career. Great, as long as it's the right kind of passion--the other kind can make you miserable.<p>The passion backlash continues.<p>Just about every American has heard the old saw advising people to "follow their passion," so perhaps it’s inevitable that some career experts …

University of California

How One Company Created Healthy School Meals That Follow Students Home

Kristin Groos Richmond and Kirsten Saenz Tobey have a lofty mission: they want to change the way America eats. To do this, they founded Revolution Foods, a company that encourages healthy eating habits by providing nutritious, kid-inspired meals to schools, stores, and — most importantly — families.<p>…

Get Millennials to Perform in 5 Easy Steps

Are they entitled or selfless? Whatever your point of view, how to get your youngest staffers to perform at their highest level.<p>Millennials represent the future of the workforce, but how exactly do you manage this unique generation of talent? It’s a question that comes up over and over again. At a …

Leadership

6 Reasons Companies Fail at Content Marketing

A leading expert explains the most common content marketing mistakes he's observed and how to avoid them.<p>As content marketing continues to move past the early-adoption phase, I am noticing more and more companies start to take it seriously. But there are many common missteps.<p>To better understand …

Marketing

5 Secrets of Public Speaking From the Best TED Presenters

How can you borrow a bit of the magic that garners some TED Talks millions upon millions of views? The author of a book on the subject shares some secrets.<p>Ask just about anyone these days for great examples of public speaking and you'll hear a variation on a single thing--"Did you see that TED talk …

Public Speaking

An Almost Foolproof Way to Achieve Every Goal You Set

Step One: Stop focusing on the actual goal.<p>I love setting goals.<p>Unfortunately, my goals don't always love me back.<p>I've tried using silence to accomplish a goal, and I've tried to sneak up on big goals, and although those strategies work, they're hardly foolproof.<p>Fortunately James Clear, an …

Motivation

9 Things Great Leaders Say Every Day

People judge you by what you do--and by what you say. Here are nine phrases that should roll off your lips every single day.<p>Your words are among your greatest tools. They're a window into your vision, your values and your abilities. So, whether you're running a giant organization or just trying to …

Leadership

5 Lessons Your Intern Really Needs to Learn This Summer

<i>Nathan Parcells</i> <i>is the co-founder and CMO of</i> <i>InternMatch</i><i>,</i> <i>an online platform connecting the best intern candidates and employers. Connect with Nathan and InternMatch on</i> <i>Facebook</i><i>,</i> <i>LinkedIn</i><i>, and</i> <i>Twitter</i><i>.</i><p>This summer, thousands of students and young professionals will flock to land coveted internship …

How to Tell Your Professional Story on LinkedIn

A social media expert weighs in on keeping your profile fresh and using it to create an effective narrative about yourself.<p>There are more how-to articles about creating LinkedIn profiles than there were stars at the Academy Awards. But with all due respect, most are worth less than a DVD of Lindsay …

Employment

10 Signs You Need to Stop Trying So Hard

Always do your best to get everything right? Maybe that's your problem.<p>Read this site often? You're probably an overachiever, just like me and thousands of other entrepreneurs out there. That's not a bad thing. Striving to do better work, accomplish more, get healthier, and be a better person is …

Automotive Industry