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How to Give Original Answers to 7 Cliché Interview Questions

In a job interview, expect to be asked these questions and answer them with stories tailored to make you the best candidate.<p>This story originally appeared on Glassdoor<p>Throughout your career, you will participate in many, many job interviews. In all of these interviews, there are a few questions you …

Employment

Overthinking The Small Stuff? Five Ways To Make Better Decisions, Faster

How many decisions have you made over the last day, week… month? Drive or Uber? Suit or no suit? Black suit or blue? Times Roman or Arial? Marriott or Hilton? Italian or Thai? iPhone or Galaxy?<p>While today’s freedom of choice has obvious benefits, the constant pressure to make perfect choices can …

A new study compared formal and informal communication at work and the results aren't fun

For decades now, the trend in business is toward informality. We refer to bosses by their first names, casual Friday is also observed Monday through Thursday, and rigid rows of cubicles have been replaced by laptop-using workers sprawling on couches.<p>That drift has taken place in communication style …

Beware of fatal pitfalls as a new CIO

It’s your first day as the new CIO. You may know what probably needs to be done, but you don't yet know what and who you don’t know. You’re excited …

Raising Brilliant Kids — With Research To Back You Up

<i>An earlier version of this piece ran in 2016.</i><p>"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"<p>When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a "Just because." You can explain: "Red is for stop and green is for go." Or, you can turn the question back to …

Pedagogy

10 New Albums to Stream Now: Lori McKenna, The Internet and More Editors’ Picks

<b>EDITORS’ PICK: Lori McKenna, The Tree</b><br>One of modern country’s greatest songwriters, the author of Tim McGraw’s winning “Humble & Kind” echoes its …

Car audio systems: Terms to know, how to listen and what to listen for

For music lovers, there has never been a better era in which to buy a new car. Automakers realize your in-car entertainment needs have evolved over the past decade or so, and consequently they're working more closely than ever with speaker companies like Harman and Bose to transform your car into a …

The 100 Greatest Songs of the Century – So Far

100<p>“Gasolina” Daddy Yankee feat. Glory<p><b>2004 | Universal Latino; Highest Chart Position: 32</b><p>A watershed in reggaeton’s rise to world dominance is built …

What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

Building a Company Culture That Is Fast and Efficient Starts With the Founder. Here's Why

If you're frustrated by how slow your team is working, remember you're the one who sets the pace.<p>Lee Iacocca, the great American Ford automobile executive, has a quote that says, "The speed of the boss is the speed of the team."<p>I've never heard something so true.<p>As an entrepreneur, you're signing …

"Find your passion" is bad advice, say Yale-NUS and Stanford psychologists

Your passion isn’t out there, waiting to be discovered. It’s not a mysterious force that will—when found—remove all obstacles from your path. In fact, psychologists argue in a new study that the pithy mantra “find your passion” may be a dangerous distraction.<p>In a study (pdf) by researchers from …

I Asked One Question -- And The Interview Was Over

Dear Liz,<p>I had a job interview two weeks ago. I was interviewing for an administrative assistant job. I hit it off with the woman who was interviewing me. She’s a lawyer. She’s looking for someone to run her front office.<p>I haven’t worked for a lawyer before but I know I can pick it up.<p>The lawyer …

Employment

Are You An Agenda Mover?

In this age of rapid-fire change, having a good idea is not enough. A lot of people have good ideas. Having charisma and gravitas is not enough, either. A lot of people are impressive.<p>One thing that sets real movers and shakers apart from the rest of the crowd is the ability to <i>produce.</i><p>That’s the …

Here's An Interview Question To Test If Millennial Candidates Are Actually Entitled Narcissists

Of all the charges that get leveled against millennials, the most pernicious, and ubiquitous, is that they’re entitled narcissists. Now, those charges are seriously overblown (and often completely inaccurate). But for the moment, let’s imagine that we do think the ‘entitled narcissist’ label fits …

Narcissism

A Grandfather's Advice Is Priceless. Mine Taught Me to Make the Most of This Short Life.

He confronted each day as if it were a barn that needed raising.<p>My grandfather, Dwight Archibald Garner, known to everyone as Archie, spent most of his early life working in the coal mines in and around Marion County, West Virginia. He quickly rose to become a foreman. Later he branched out and in …

What Is Agile Scenario Modeling and Why Does It Matter?

What does the future world look like? How will our value change over time? What's the risk to our organization? If you're a finance leader, these are …

8 IT management productivity killers

There are two types of productivity killers in the modern workplace: small distractions that sap your focus and big productivity killers that push …

4 Ways the Best Leaders Turn Their Employees Into All-Stars

We've all got a story to tell. But as a leader, it's your job to use your tale to improve your organization.<p>I have never met of half of my employees in-person. But as the leader of a completely virtual team, it has always been important for me to maintain a company that feels like a family. I want …

How the Technicolor Ikat Designs of Central Asia Thread Into Textile History

From power ties to flashy jewelry, it’s no secret that what the wealthy wear tends to signal their lofty standing in society. Far from an exclusively …

CIOs reveal their most essential IT financial management principles

For for-profit enterprises, business success begins and ends with the financial ledger. Markets and regulators are quick to correct overexpenditures …

Saying The Phrase 'I Hear You' Doesn't Work If You Follow It With This Word

While Trump has received plenty of ribbing for using a cheat sheet, what shouldn’t be lost in the jokes is that saying something like “I hear you” can actually be an empathetic thing to say, especially when you’re listening to someone in pain. The problem with the phrase “I hear you” is that it’s …

Donald Trump

Is A Lack Of Follow-Through Costing You Credibility? Four Steps To Protect The Perception Of Your Leadership

Few things are as costly to a leader’s ability to influence others as making promises they fail to keep.<p>When I meet with client teams, I frequently hear about how employees are frustrated with management’s lack of follow-through. When leaders fail to keep promises to their teams, employees are left …

Employment

5 Rare Habits of Managers Everyone Would Die to Work For

It all starts with their ability to listen actively to your needs.<p>Does the thought of working for the boss from hell frighten you? Perhaps you've already met that dismal fate and are considering a change. Or maybe you <i>made</i> the change and have sworn off bad bosses forever.<p>Good move. Now where do you …

Employment

Use This Little-Known Delegation Trick to Get Stuff Done the Right Way

If you've ever handed a staff member a project only to have them fail to complete it one time or up to par, then this delegation trick was likely the missing ingredient<p>I've been <b>coaching business owners</b> for more than twenty years, helping business owners grow their companies and at the same time, …

Follow These 3 Rules For Making Decisions and Your Business Will Never Stop Growing

Paralysis by analysis stops so many entrepreneurs from becoming successful.<p>Over the years, I have encountered a lot of managers, directors, vice presidents, and (even) C-level executives who have a hard time "pulling the trigger" on a decision.<p>This is how a "culture of indecision" spreads like …

How Smart Leaders Handle Employee Turnover

Turnover is a part of any organization. How you handle it will make all the difference.<p>"John I have bad news, and I wanted you to be the first to know. I have been offered a new job that I just can't refuse."<p>It hurt and I was disappointed. Not only was he a super talented professional but he added …

6 Leadership Lessons from Top CEOs

Do you want to grow your business and get your personal life back? Learn these six leadership lessons from top business owners and CEOs to help you train your team to grow the business independent from you.<p>Leadership grows businesses. It empowers teams to take on more responsibilities and deliver …

Why IT departments could increase user satisfaction by acting more like product managers

When it comes to meeting business requirements and keeping end users happy, IT can sometimes fall short. A product management approach can improve …

Everyone at Davos is talking about 'Larry's letter'

• <b>Larry Fink, the founder of the $6.3 trillion asset manager BlackRock, sent a letter to CEOs everywhere on January 16.</b>• <b><br>A week later, it's a big topic of discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where the global elite have gathered for a week of meetings, panel discussions,</b> …

CEOs

Steve Vai Reveals One Rock Guitarist He'd Take Lessons From

<b>Steve Vai</b> is a guitar god who has inspired generations of players with his technical mastery and compositional virtuosity.<p>After making a name for …

Guitar