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A Meeting Agenda Guide That Actually Works (Infographic)

Running a meeting isn't always easy. However, this guide will make them a piece of cake.<p>2 min read<p>Meetings can go two ways: They can end up being hour-long slow-talking processes that rarely cover what they needed to cover, or they can be productive, to-the-point collaborative get-togethers that …

Infographics

5 Brilliant Ways to Deal With Toxic People at Work

These toxic manipulators are tough to deal with, until you change the rules of the game.<p>If you've ever worked with toxic people, you know that dealing with them can be mentally, emotionally, and physically taxing.<p>One recent poll of 800 managers and employees in 17 industries, as reported by <i>Harvard</i> …

Self-help

10 “Notes to Self” that Will Stop You from Taking Things Personally

Let’s start off with a simple question:<i>Why do we always take things so personally?</i>There are admittedly quite a few viable and valid answers to …

Self-help

4 soft skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Navigating the job search as a candidate can feel pretty opaque. From your perspective, it's difficult to identify which skills you should …

Project Management

This 30-Sec Eye Massage Will Lighten Up Your Dark Circles

Stress, lack of sleep, and staring too long at a computer screen — all of these modern maladies will show up under your eyes. This is one of many …

6 Mental Habits of People Who Manage Their Emotions Remarkably Well

When anger rises to the surface, they don't react--they respond.<p>Anger is one powerful human emotion. It is also a very <i>normal</i> human emotion that needs to be expressed in a healthy way. But there's a place and time for appropriate anger, and we all have to learn how to manage it before it …

Self-help

Clean Up Corrosive Interpersonal Dynamics on Your Team with This System

“The consequences of not identifying and addressing conflicts and corrosive team dynamics are always dire,” says <b>Laura Gates</b>, whose work as an …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Why we should all be more self-aware

An ability to monitor our 'inner world' is key, say the experts.<p>You may have heard the term self-awareness tossed around, but what is it and why does …

Google Wanted to Know What What Makes a Manager Great, so It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

How the Fight for Gender Equality Is Changing in 2018

In 2006, TIME magazine named “You” as the Person of the Year, recognizing the shift that had taken place on the internet. Users had become the …

#MeToo's global impact: Big in some places, scanty in others

Thanks to the vast reach of social media and the prevalence of sexual misconduct in virtually every society, the #MeToo movement has proven itself a genuinely global phenomenon. Yet its impact varies widely from country to country, from potentially momentous to inconsequential.<p>No other nation has …

Me Too movement

Leaning in doesn't pay

During pregnancy, two books came to take up permanent residency on my bedside table.<p>First, the obligatory “What to expect when you’re expecting”, …

A memo the president of United Airlines just sent his staff shows exactly how not to treat your employees

Words matter.<p>Even if they're in a memo. Especially if they're in a memo sent by a senior executive to all of his 86,000 employees.<p>I felt a peculiar twitch just above my eyebrow, therefore, when I read some words sent by United Airlines president Scott Kirby to all those who work at United.<p>The words …

United Airlines

Time's Up legal defense fund takes on 1,000 cases

<b>(CNN) —</b> The women behind Time's Up are making good on their promise.<p>The campaign, launched in January by some of Hollywood's most powerful women to combat sexual harassment across industries, has raised $21 million for its legal defense fund.<p>Tina Tchen, who served as the chief of staff for former …

Sexual Harassment

Court: US anti-discrimination law covers sexual orientation

NEW YORK (AP) — Ruling in the case of a gay skydiving instructor, a federal appeals court in New York on Monday became the second one in the country to declare that U.S. anti-discrimination law protects employees from being fired over their sexual orientation.<p>The decision could set the stage for an …

LGBTQI

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

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 dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Entrepreneurship

Curl Up With 'The Tuscan Child,' A Truly Cozy Mystery

Rhys Bowen's new novel <i>The Tuscan Child</i> fits as firmly in its genre niche as an Italian <i>nonna</i> might in the hamlet of San Salvatore, where most of the action takes place. RAF officer Hugo Langley survives a crash nearby; a local woman, Sofia Bartoli, finds him and nurses him back to health. We read …

Books

Kevin Federline Wants More Child Support From Britney Spears Amid Las Vegas Residency Success

1 of 6<p>Photo credit: BACKGRID<p>Photo credit: BACKGRID<p>Kevin’s lawyer <b>Mark Vincent Kaplan</b> sent a letter to Britney’s legal team, explaining why the former …

The hottest iPhone and Android accessory we’ve covered in 2018 so far is only $37 on Amazon

Thousands and thousands of our readers have picked up a Depstech WiFi Borescope Inspection Camera based on our coverage, making it the most popular …

Tech Trends

Research Shows This 1 Rare Habit Totally Separates Successful Leaders From All Others

This may be cringeworthy but the research doesn't lie.<p>When it comes to choosing a leadership philosophy that will turn employees into loyal and committed high-performers, who will then win over loyal and committed customers time and time again, you can't beat Servant Leadership.<p>In fact, the …

Kate Middleton Can Wear Her Heels For HOURS on End, Thanks to This $20 Hack

Black pumps, nude pumps, strapped heels, beige espadrilles. Kate Middleton's shoe collection knows no limits. While many would do just about anything to switch closets with the impeccably dressed British royal, personally, I wouldn't know what to do with so many heels and the high probability of …

Women's Fashion

For every woman in political office in the United States, there are three men.

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, an unprecedented number of women — primarily Democrats — are running for office in 2018. Final numbers will not be available for some time, but Emily’s List, an organization that works to elect Democratic women, has reported being contacted by more than …

Tom Price

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation) | Inc.com

While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next stage, the interview (which is when you had better be ready for the most commonly asked job interview questions).<p>Oddly enough, …

Employment

McDonald's Just Made a Stunning Announcement That Will Completely Change the Future of Fast Food | Inc.com

While I don't eat at McDonald's very often anymore (the few times I eat a burger in any given year, my place of choice is In-N-Out), I have unwrapped plenty of Quarter Pounders with Cheese, Egg McMuffins, and other delectable McTreats in my time.<p>McDonald's sells a tremendous amount of food each …

Sustainability

Google starts certificate program to fill empty IT jobs

There are 150,000 open IT jobs in the U.S., and Google wants to make it easier to fill them. Today the company is announcing a certificate program on …

Trump Administration

'This Could Hurt' Is A Workplace Saga With Heart

Jillian Medoff's new novel is an office dramedy involving an elaborate coverup in a corporate HR department that has nothing to do with financial or sexual transgressions. In other words, it isn't ripped from the headlines. Set at a New York-based market research firm that's been cut to the bone by …

Employment

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman says there's an unexpected danger all successful people face

In his journey to becoming one of Silicon Valley's most influential entrepreneurs and investors, LinkedIn cofounder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman has seen the full scale of success, failure, and everything in between.<p>He's both observed and mentored founders like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg from …

Silicon Valley

Sexual-harassment reckoning: In 2018, more backlash and pushback?

The sexual-harassment reckoning is in full cry as 2018 dawns, but skeptical voices are growing louder.<p>If 2017 was about accusations and denials, penance and penalties, then 2018 could also be about backlash and pushback. Some people, and not just the accused, are fretting about "witch hunts" and …

Sexual Harassment

10 Feminist Books To Read That Will Help You Deal With Self-Image Struggles

Most of us read books to experience something outside of ourselves. We read to go on grand adventures, or to find out what it would be like to be a …