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Suzy Welch: What to say when a job interviewer says, 'Tell me about yourself'

Hiring managers often kick off interviews with a deceptively simple question: "Tell me about yourself."<p>Interviewees may be tempted to gloss over this …

Consciousness

How to ‘sell yourself’ in an interview without being an egomaniac

The idea of having to sell yourself in an interview is something that a lot of job seekers might struggle with. You want to highlight your …

Self-improvement

Use This 100-Year-Old ‘Productivity Hack’ to Get More Done, Says This CEO

The strategy works because it reduces "decision fatigue."<p>Optimizing your schedule is important for making the most out of every workday.<p>That’s …

Productivity

13 things successful people do in the first 3 months at a new job

Your first three months on the job can lay the groundwork for major achievements down the road.<p>Successful people know this when they start a new job. …

Success

11 Ways You're Wasting Time Instead of Doing What You Need to be Successful

When was the last time you found anything on social media that moved your life forward?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the end of another busy day, and you look back and wonder “Where did the time go?” Most likely, part of your time was eaten up with those little …

7 Traits of Super-Productive People

Is there someone on your team who seems unusually productive? Someone who gets a huge amount done — without working longer hours?<p>Super-productive people are in every industry. The most productive software developers write nine times more usable code per day than the average developer, according to …

This Culture 'Tool' Is Being Used By All Of The Best Entrepreneurs

Over and over recently, I'm seeing some of the best thinkers using Gapingvoid's work.<p>For most executives, organizational culture has been a bit of a mystery. We read about companies with great cultures: Zappos, Rackspace, REI, Southwest Airlines, etc., but how did they create workplace environments …

6 Things To Think About When You’re Stressed & Your Mind Is Racing A Mile A Minute

Have you ever felt so incredibly stressed out that your mind refuses to stop racing, no matter what you try to do? Whether you're in a rough patch …

15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Just because you’re smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn’t necessarily mean people perceive you that way.<p>If you want coworkers and friends to take …

13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

40 Years of Leadership Taught Me 3 Rules That All Managers Should Follow

Leadership is greater than the sum of its parts.<p>In more than four decades in the corporate world, I've learned many management lessons -- some the hard way.<p>I've also endeavored to share some of the wisdom I've picked up from those lessons with the sharp, ambitious, young men and women at Stanford …

The Top TED Talks of 2018 So Far -- and What You Can Learn From Them

Check out seven compelling speeches that offer key takeaways.<p>Inspiration can take many forms, but oftentimes, we find it through other people. That spark can be lit by a colleague, a friend, an acquaintance or even a complete stranger, and that last one is what TED -- a nonprofit with a mission to …

If You Want to Be a Great Leader, You Should Stop Using These Phrases Now

Your words have the power to either inspire or discourage your employees<p>When you're a manager, your employees are constantly watching to see how you behave and what you say. As a result, it's important to be intentional about your choice of words in any setting.<p>As the boss, there are certain things …

Want to Be More Self-Confident? Stop Undermining Yourself in These 7 Ways

Self-Confidence is hard enough to maintain so why would we contribute to the opposite? And yet we do, unwittingly--here's how.<p>There are many success lessons to draw from and success inducing behaviors to emulate. But nothing might be as important for success as self-confidence.<p>A study by the …

8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they …

The Only 8 Moves You Need to Be Fit

Squat<p>For the most elemental of human movements—sitting down and getting back up, or lifting something heavy off the ground—there is no better …

6 Habits That Will Help You Become a Better Leader, According to Someone Who Coaches CEOs

Start implementing these now.<p>Over the past 25 years, I’ve coached a mix of executives in for profit and not-for-profit companies like Kellogg’s, …

Best Buy's CEO says he uses 5 criteria to decide whether someone's a leader

Best Buy's CEO has five criteria to determine whether someone is a leader.<p>"I've spelled out the five 'be's of leadership," CEO and chairman Hubert Joly told Business Insider. "I think it resonates with what we're trying to do."<p>Joly has led Best Buy's turnaround efforts since taking on the role of …

Want to Be a Better Leader? Stop Giving Orders and Do This Instead

If I asked you to close your eyes and visualize a leader, what image would come to mind?<p>When I originally did the exercise, the first thought that came to my mind was a statue of a military general. For some reason, a general in the 1700's with one leg on a giant rock pointing a sword to direct his …

Sean McVay

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Get Rid of These 4 Bad Habits

Ever been tagged as someone who assumes too much? You may not like this article.<p>Think good communication matters at work? You bet. In fact, the world's most successful billionaire entrepreneurs have already declared its importance.<p>Warren Buffett recently told a graduate student earning his MBA at …

Communication Skills

A 36-year-old in charge of $135 billion shares his 'awkward' advice for making it to the top — and it involves going against your instincts

LONDON — Aged just 30, Malcolm Smith became Blackrock's youngest managing director.<p>Six years and two children later he now oversees JPMorgan Asset Management's $135 billion international equity group, a major part of the $1.7 trillion business.<p>One of the keys to this rapid rise, Smith told Business …

Law enforcement has a massive problem with these 3 cryptocurrencies

Crime linked to cryptocurrency is taking on an increasingly high profile as law enforcement agencies scramble to deal with a new technology complicating how they operate. But not all coins are created equal.<p>While bitcoin steals most of the headlines, with wild price swings making and breaking …

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

How to sell yourself in 30 seconds and leave people wanting more

How do you get people interested in you when you only have 30 seconds?<p>Whether you're in a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or happen to …

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're …

8 things that could derail your career if you say them to your boss

Everyone occasionally says the wrong thing to the wrong person. After you backpedal furiously and apologize, the matter is usually put to rest and both of you can move on.<p>However, when that "wrong person" happens to be your boss, the awkwardness-level gets cranked to 10. Worse, you could lose out …

6 Ways to Take Control of Your Career Development If Your Company Doesn’t Care About It

We are now in the era of do-it-yourself career development. Companies less frequently offer formal training — a trend that has been around for years. This may be because employees change jobs so frequently (job tenure now averages about four years) that firms don’t see the value in investing in …

Career Development

Want to Be a Better Leader This Year? Start With This 1 Rare Habit

In 1970, Robert K. Greenleaf wrote a classic that has stood the test of time. One of the practices in his book defines the best leaders today.<p>In Robert K. Greenleaf's classic 1970 essay, "The Servant as Leader," he recorded his personal observations over the course of 38 years (while employed at …

This Study of 400,000 People Reveals the 1 Reason Employees Work Harder (and It's Not Pay or Benefits or Culture Decks)

The good news is, every company -- and every leader -- can instantly adopt this one practice.<p>Forget slogans and posters. Forget mission statements. Forget culture decks. A survey of over 400,000 people across the U.S. found that when employees believe promotions are managed effectively, they are …