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How to Gain Credibility When You Have Little Experience

There’s a meme on the internet, which speaks truth about a dilemma for young people entering the hypercompetitive workforce of 2017. The photo is of two seasoned, older interviewers glaring critically across the table at a young interview candidate with the following words: “We’re looking for …

13 Habits of Super Persuasive People

Whether you’re convincing your boss to fund your project or your preschooler to put his shoes on, persuasion is a skill that’s instrumental to your success in life.<p>Persuasive people have an uncanny ability to get you leaning toward their way of thinking. Their secret weapon is likeability. They get …

Be A Pokemon Master With These Pokemon GO Tips and Tricks

It’s almost one week since Pokemon Go was released in Malaysia, and it’s not an exaggeration to say that this single app has drastically increased …

How to Bake the Chocolate Chip Cookie of Your Dreams

If you’ve ever scanned the offerings on a packed school bake-sale table you’ll know one thing: Not all chocolate chip cookies are created …

Getting Growth Back at Your Company

<b>Chris Zook</b> of Bain explains the predictable crises of growth and how to overcome them. His new book is <i>The Founder’s Mentality,</i> coauthored with James Allen.<p>Download this podcast<p>SARAH GREEN CARMICHAEL: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green Carmichael. I’m talking …

Different Cultures See Deadlines Differently

We all have the tendency to look at other cultures through the lens of our own. While this is natural, it can lead to misunderstandings when communicating with and managing colleagues from around the world. In my experience working and teaching across cultures, I’ve noticed one important area where …

9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever

The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the mistaken assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your energy on getting the job done, assuming that the rest will take care of itself. Big mistake.<p>New …

3 Ways to Incorporate Sustainability into Everyday Work

<i>NICHOLAS BLECHMAN FOR HBR</i><p>A look at global trends such as energy demand should remind leaders of businesses small and large that what we do every day matters. The key to solving the world’s pressing energy and environmental challenges is for organizations with the right expertise — like the one I …

5 Misconceptions About Networking

A good network keeps you informed. Teaches you new things. Makes you more innovative. Gives you a sounding board to flesh out your ideas. Helps you get things done when you’re in a hurry. And, much more (see my recent Lean In video on how networks augment your impact).<p>But, for every person who sees …

When Muslims suddenly ‘discover’ freedom of speech | Malay Mail

APRIL 17 — As a friend pointed out following opposition to Dr Zakir Naik’s one-week tour here, the Indian Muslim preacher has already taught his …

3 critical communication mistakes great leaders don't make

If you look at any workplace issue, at the root you see a communication problem, which affects workplace relationships.<p>Leaders rely on critical communication skills to resolve conflict, increase effectiveness, initiate difficult conversations, and keep everyone focused on the end result.<p>Leaders …

8 Habits Of Those Who Are Highly Productive

Ever wonder how some workplace superstars or successful entrepreneurs seem to get more done in an hour than what others are able to accomplish in a …

Lesson 101 on tax filing for the employed individual

It's that time of the year again so here's a quick brush-up lesson on your taxes for Year of Assessment 2015.<p><i>By Poovarni Rajagopal</i><p>It’s that time of …

Imposter Syndrome Will Kill Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Deep inside many entrepreneurs, there’s an unwanted emotion lurking, just waiting to rise to the surface to override their hard work. It’s an ugly feeling that impacts the best of us from time to time. If you allow it, this unwelcome …

HBR@Work: Learn to Love Networking

3 Questions to Ask Before Adopting a Platform Business Model

By now, nearly every executive has navigated at least one discussion about whether his or her organization should strive to become a platform. Platform models are often lauded as the path to the next disrupted industry. Leaders struggling with how to respond to platform pressures should consider a …

10 Personality Traits That Get In The Way Of Growing Your Business

Demand is high for your product. You just put new processes in place and made several new hires. All in all, you’re on track to grow your business.<p>Under pressure, however, emotions run high and harmful personality traits can take over without you even realizing it. Whether it’s micromanagement, …