Neha Sampat

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Obama’s Parting Gift: The Power Not to Fear White Racism

The only Inauguration I have attended, and probably the only one I ever will attend, was Barack Obama’s first, eight years ago. My wife and I were nearly broke, but we gathered money from the life insurance left by my mother, who had died of lung cancer six weeks before the election. We wrapped our …

Barack Obama

23 Free Blogging Tools That Will Make You a Better Blogger

Whether you blog to share your experiences or to promote your business, blogging is the best way to connect with the outer world.<p>The work does not …

free writing app around. No fonts, no bold, no italics—just you and your words.

7 Traits Older Generations Don't Understand About Millennials (Written By A Millennial)

Here's what you're not getting.<p>Millennials are a hot topic because they are the modern-day disrupters. They're the generation causing the most change. They're the ones redefining the way things get done--and they're the ones closest to the action. They are both the prized spending demographic as …

Why Mentoring Millennial Women Could Be The Key To The C-suite

Think for a moment about what a CEO of a Fortune 500 company looks like. If you’re like most of America, you pictured an older, white male, suited up and likely named John.<p>It turns out there’s good reason why this is what a CEO is pictured as. According to the New York Times, there are more male …

How Women Leaders Emerge From Leaderless Groups

Women are more likely to take command in collaborative work environments–including those that are predominantly male.<p>In spite of a significant imbalance between male and female leaders in business, new research from the University at Buffalo’s School of Management suggests that in collaborative …

Why Leaders Need To Be Great Storytellers

We’ve all seen them. Emotionally flat presentations. Emotionally devoid corporate mission, vision, and value statements that are simply wall art. They’re not memorable. And even if the team has been asked to memorize them, even recite them, but if you ask what they <i>mean</i>, you’ll get blank stares.<p>Why? …

Customer Service

The High Cost of Crying, for Both Men and Women

You’ve just suffered a crushing defeat after making what you thought was a great presentation to management. Methodical to a fault, you did your …

Psychology

Nine Tips For Managing Millennials

By 2025 millennials (the generation born between 1980 and 2000) will make up 75% of the world’s working population. While it is important not to generalize too much, millennials as a whole do possess characteristics and motivations that differ significantly from earlier generations in regards to …

Employment

Facebook And Mortality: Why Your Incessant Joy Gives Me The Blues

Clearly, researchers love Facebook, even if some of the rest of us are ambivalent.<p>A 2012 survey of social science papers related to the social network turned up 412 separate studies, and there have been even more since. Among the most popular questions: What effect does Facebook have on emotional …

Here's What Makes Generation Z and Millennials Happy at Work

<i>This piece originally appeared on Money.com.</i><p>If you’re tired of hearing about how the millennials are changing work for the rest of us, good news: …

8 leadership lessons from the book Facebook's HR chief recommends to all new managers

It's a term based on Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman's 1999 bestselling management guide "First, Break All the Rules." The coauthors were Gallup analysts at the time and drew insights from 25 years of Gallup studies of 80,000 managers across 400 companies.<p>They "broke all the rules" of convention …

Social Media

Wounds from childhood bullying may persist into college years, study finds

Childhood bullying inflicts the same long-term psychological trauma on girls as severe physical or sexual abuse, suggests a new survey of college …

Q&A w/ Ida Abbott: Breakfast for Champions Gets Men Engaged in Dialog

Author and consultant Ida Abbott has helped employers develop, manage and retain legal talent since 1995. She is also a mentor and coach whose …

Gender

Learn to Love Networking

Rami Niemi<p>“I hate networking.” We hear this all the time from executives, other professionals, and MBA students. They tell us that networking makes them feel uncomfortable and phony—even dirty. Although some people have a natural passion for it—namely, the extroverts who love and thrive on social …

Biglaw Firm Hit With $100 Million Class Action Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Three makes a trend. We now have three (3!) female Biglaw partners willing to take their firms to court over gender bias. My hat’s off to you …

Don’t Worry, Be Gloomy: Negative Feelings Have Benefits Too

It’s been 53 years since the smiley face—that bright yellow circle with the schematic grin and black-dot eyes—first appeared.<p>Hundreds of millions of …

10 Important Reasons to Work Seriously On Your Small Business Blog - Small Business Trends

How the heck do they do it?<p>You know who I’m talking about. I’m talking about those successful small business entrepreneurs who get tons of business …

Stop Telling Me to Have More Kids

When I tell people the plan — the one and done — I often get sadder looks than when I tell people my daughter had cancer.<p>Things never seem to move fast enough. People in the street walk too slowly. I always call a restaurant at least twice between the time the order is placed and my buzzer actually …

4 Traits of Exceptional Leaders That Appeal to Every Generation

Yes, Boomers and Gen Xers love these as much as Millennials.<p>Somebody asked me the difference between management and leadership. In a rush to a meeting, I said, "You <i>manage</i> the work, and you <i>l</i><i>ead</i> your followers."<p>Sure, in the context of the day-to-day corporate grind, you cannot have one without the …

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting — and most controversial — aspects of marketing.<p>The problem has …

You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Great Leader

If you can influence and have an impact on others, you're a leader.<p>Many people believe leadership is something that's conferred along with a title or attained when you direct a team of people, but true leadership is never about authority or power. It's about helping others grow, and that's …

How to Market Your Self-Published Book Without A Budget Or Audience (Yet)

When I first began my book publishing journey, even writing a book seemed like such a lofty goal. But publishing, and then marketing it on my own? An insurmountable feat.<p>Once I had finished penning <i>I Am the Ocean</i>, my travel memoir about a solo backpacking trip I had taken along the east coast of the …

Writing

Steps to Turn Off the Nagging Self-Doubt in Your Head

Most of us lose time to negative thoughts; reframe your thinking and feel more positive<p>Think of the last time you told yourself something critical or negative. Then think of the last compliment you gave yourself.<p>Which is easier to remember?<p>Many of us—whether due to genetics, brain chemistry, our …

Self-confidence

Unless You’re Oprah, ‘Be Yourself’ Is Terrible Advice.

IT was going to be the biggest presentation of my life — my first appearance on the TED Conference main stage — and I had already thrown out seven drafts. Searching for a new direction, I asked colleagues and friends for suggestions. “The most important thing,” the first one said, “is to be …