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How to exercise during allergy season

It can feel impossible to do much of anything when you're sneezing and blowing your nose constantly.<p>And if you're one of the roughly 8% of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, you might find yourself struggling with those symptoms when attempting outdoor exercise in the spring (when the …

How To Write A Marketing Email That People Will Actually Read

"We all know what it's like to be bombarded with email messages, all competing for our attention during a busy day," says Dmitri Leonov, a VP at SaneBox. "If it's your job to come up with a compelling subject line, it's a good idea to leverage your experience as an email recipient to help you craft …

Marketing

The 3 Worst Communication Mistakes Professionals Make

When it comes to communicating effectively, however, many professionals fall into common communication traps that undermine their authority and obscure their message. In the March issue of More magazine, Dee Soder, founder of executive advisory firm the CEO Perspective Group, details three top …

Here's How To Answer The Dreaded 'What's Your Greatest Weakness' Interview Question

All job seekers dread this question. If you're not prepared, it can trip you up and throw you off.<p>Bernard Marr, a global enterprise performance expert and a best-selling business author, wrote in a recent LinkedIn post that the reason some interviewers like to ask about weaknesses is to gain …

Employment

12 Things Successful People Do In The First Hour Of The Workday

"Successful people understand the importance of having control over their mornings and know how to use that time wisely," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job." "These people …

Time Management

How To Wow Everyone In A Meeting And Leave Them Wanting More

In fact, meetings, with their committee mentality and tendency to perpetually defer decisions, were invented in large part to thwart new ideas, says Al Pittampalli, author of "Read This Before Our Next Meeting." "That doesn't mean it's impossible to sell your ideas. But you will need some courage …

Self-improvement

5 Brilliant Strategies Jeff Bezos Used To Build The Amazon Empire

The Gazelle Project. That's what Amazon called its initiative to cajole book publishers into giving them better deals. According to The New Yorker, CEO Jeff Bezos said "that Amazon should approach these small publishers the way a cheetah would pursue a sickly gazelle."<p>A cheetah can sprint 70 miles …

Jeff Bezos

7 Books Every Leader Should Read, According To A Harvard Business School Professor

I hadn't heard of two of these, which I picked up.<p>I think we've all heard of this one. Bazerman says:<p>This is another one I think most of you have heard of but it's a classic. I once used this book as the foundation to make the case to a management team for hiring a group of behavioral …

Harvard Business School

Here Are The Major Differences Between Successful And Unsuccessful People

A few weeks ago, Dave Kerpen, author and chief executive of Likeable Local, received a postcard that illustrated the traits and behaviors of successful and unsuccessful people.<p>The card came from fellow Entrepreneurs Organization member Andy Bailey, the chief executive of Petra Coach. Although the …

Self-improvement

7 Clichés You Should Never Use In A Job Interview

One of the main goals to achieve during a job interview is to make yourself stand out among other applicants vying for the same position as you. There are an infinite number of ways to represent yourself, so stay away from these cringe-worthy clichés.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser .</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On</b> …

3 Psychological Strategies Every Leader Should Use

Sherven explains in a recent LinkedIn post that while there are "numerous books, courses, and online trainings for improving your managerial skills, seldom do they address the psychological underbelly of wise and wonderful management."<p>She says that understanding and incorporating the following …

11 Things You Should Do In The 15 Minutes Before A Job Interview

"Those 15 minutes are your opportunity to get yourself into the right frame of mind, and set your energy and focus on who you'll be meeting with, what you want them to remember about you, and what you want to ask them," says Deborah Shane , a career author, speaker, and media and marketing …

Employment

8 Ways To Manage Someone You Don't Like

If these employees have proven their worth, then you're going to have to adjust your management style for your sanity and your team's overall productivity.<p>Here are eight ways you can establish a better working relationship with even the most annoying employee.<p>Understand that there is a line between …

Stanford University