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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 …

5 Leadership Rules From the Past That Don't Work Now (If You're Doing Any Of These, Stop)

Don't fall prey to these untruths<p>I think it's pretty fair to say that most of us want to be considered a successful leader. However, what worked in the past won't work now. Rapid change requires agile leaders who think differently and can adapt to the changing times. Leadership is also personal - …

9 things you should never say during a salary negotiation

You're 96% sure that you are ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for a raise. Or perhaps you're nearing the end of the job interview process and an offer is in sight. However, if you're like me, you have definitely put your foot in your mouth a time or two saying the wrong thing at …

The One Truth You Should Know That Most Leaders Keep Quiet

While our lives and careers can often find themselves in predictable patterns—go to school, get a job, work hard, and rise to the top—there’s one little secret that most leaders never like to talk about. It’s a subject that can make any one of us anxious to admit. It’s a reality that, at first …

Leadership

This Is What Really Happens to Your Company Culture When Everyone Works Remotely

If you do it the right way, going completely remote can bring your team closer together.<p>Will you lose your sense of culture if you abandon your office space? It doesn't have to be the case. In fact, if you have the right setup, it's entirely possible that your remote workplace will create a better …

Mistakes Most People Make When Giving Negative Feedback

Nothing kills engagement quicker than criticism<p>Picture this. There's a team of enthusiastic employees working on a project. Everyone is super excited to be a part of the project, and they can't wait to succeed.<p>Then, the boss comes in and points out something that one of the employees did wrong. He …

12 books that every leader should read

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating — a list of “Books That Every Leader Should Read” on my old <i>Work Matters</i> blog since 2011. These …

Here's How to Create a Feedback-Friendly Culture (Hint: It Starts at the Top) | Inc.com

Many successful companies have corporate cultures that share some of the same traits: People are honest about what's working (and what's not), they are receptive to fresh ideas, and tend not to be resistant to change.<p>At Funding Circle, we champion this spirit in one of our five company values: "Be …

Leadership

Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read

... and the movies and TV shows we watch<p>Pamela Paul’s memories of reading are less about words and more about the experience. “I almost always remember where I was and I remember the book itself. I remember the physical object,” says Paul, the editor of <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>, who reads, it …

Books

Putting Employees First Will Be Your Best Business Move for 2018

Employees care about the ethical practices of their companies. Eight out of ten would take lower pay if they perceived their company as 'just.'<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Expectations continue to change for organizations -- and the current perspective of American …

Leaders of Alibaba, Google, IBM and Others Share What You Need to Do to Thrive in Today's World

At the World Economic Forum, top business and state leaders, thinkers and activists are talking about how to accelerate progress.<p>Each year, leading thinkers head to Davos, Switzerland, to have a discussion across industries and interest areas about the needs and realities of today’s global world at …

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It | Inc.com

Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer complaints.<p>But there are a few trails out there that show the skillful way Jobs …

News Corp

7 mistakes people make when thinking about people and culture

A company cannot thrive without its people and culture. It is as simple as that. With technological anxieties and fears of automation, it has become …

7 Ways You Can Create Better Work-Life Balance--for Yourselves and Your Team Members | Inc.com

A week or so, I presented my firm's annual business plan to our team, sharing an ambitious growth goal for the future and specific action steps for the year ahead. Team members had a lot of great questions afterwards, including several that relate to a topic people care a lot about: work-life …

Work-life Balance

The Growth Secret: How To Stay Six Steps Ahead Of Your Competition

Here is a fact that the best leaders understand but everyone else wrestles with: Innovation needs to be countercyclical. The best time to create the <i>next big thing</i> is when things are going well, not when you are struggling.<p>When the economy is booming and their company is crushing it in the …

Innovation

How to Build Engaged and Resilient Teams

<b>How to Build Engaged and Resilient Teams</b><p>As a business owner, CEO, manager or other professional, you’ve probably heard you’re only as good as your worst employee. That holds true for many reasons, perhaps with the most notable being the direct effect your staff has on your company’s success. If you …

8 Ways to Run Effective Meetings So You Can Get on With Your Day | Inc.com

Let's face it, meetings can be a real drag. We all hate doing them, but we also feel they're a necessary evil to ensure people work well together. For such a straightforward concept--essentially a bunch of people in a room discussing an idea--we really do make a meal out of it sometimes.<p>With an …

Time Management