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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 …

Body Language

6 Big Career Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Future

Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.<p>If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes--some because of inexperience, some because we don't yet know what we know, and some, unfortunately, that we repeat again and again until we finally learn …

Self-improvement

9 Words To Stop Negative People From Sucking The Energy Out Of The Room

We’ve all been in those meetings where most people are trying to do something positive and constructive, but there’s one person who keeps sniping and oozing negativity over every good idea.<p>Someone says, “I think this new software will really help our productivity.” But the negative person …

Self-help

7 things I do outside work that double my productivity

So you’ve put aside 60 minutes to do something meaningful. Now the next question is: What are you going to do?<p>4. Pick a hobby<p>Having a passion is …

8 habits of employees that get promoted

Getting a promotion takes more than just doing your job well. To move up the ladder to the next step of your career, you have to prove to decision …

Employment

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Job Interviews

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 …

The best question to ask in a job interview can tell you more than you think

Asking questions in a job interview is not only a great way to show your enthusiasm, but it can also demonstrate that you're already thinking about the role you plan to play in the company's future.<p>The best way to convey this intention is by asking a two-part question at the end of your</b> …

These two men paid over $650,000 for lunch with Warren Buffett—here are 3 things they learned

The average American spends just over $1,000 a year getting lunch at restaurants. But investors Guy Spier, 52, and Mohnish Pabrai, 53, spent $650,100 …

Success

5 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

We all want to be fearless public speakers. We dream of confidently striding onto the stage to give a speech or presentation, breaking the ice with the perfect joke, captivating the audience with compelling stories, handling the most difficult questions with ease, and exiting to cheers and applause.<p>…

Public Speaking

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

9 Beautiful Overwater Bungalows Around the World

Nothing beats the overwater bungalow when it comes to oceanside accommodation. Get ready for pangs of extreme wanderlust. This gallery was originally published in 2016 and has been updated with new information.

Swimming Pools

Why Storytelling Is The Key To Success, And How To Tell Your Story

Ora Shtull and I recently interviewed branding pioneer Dr. David Aaker – a true innovator who is like royalty in the field of branding. Here are the highlights from our conversation.<p><b>William Arruda:</b> Tell us a little about your new book, <i>Creating Signature Stories.</i> Why now?<p><b>David Aaker:</b> People are not …

Marketing

These 3 Persuasion Tricks Have Been Used for Over 2,000 Years

Having trouble closing deals? Use the oldest trick in the book.<p>Over 2,000 years ago Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle cracked the code to persuasion. Aristotle is most known for his knowledge and ideologies surrounding abstract, political and rational topics.<p>Aristotle often dealt with the …

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

Language

Doing This 1 Thing Will Make You Fail Every Job Interview

A simple equation can help you do better in an interview.<p>One of the most popular techniques in interviewing today is the the use of behavioral questioning. It's when the interviewer asks you a series of open-ended questions designed to force you to give a detailed answer. The theory is that through …

Ban These 5 Words From Your Corporate Values Statement

Practically every organization today has a set of core values that ideally function as the “operating instructions” of the company. The goal of articulating the essential and enduring principles of your organization is to inform, inspire, and instruct the day-to-day behaviors of everyone who works …

Fast Food

Why Do So Many Managers Forget They’re Human Beings?

In our assessments, surveys, and interviews of over a thousand leaders, many comments stood out, but one in particular was especially powerful and thought-provoking. “Leadership today,” Javier Pladevall, CEO of Volkswagen Audi Retail in Spain, told us, “is about unlearning management and relearning …

Want your kids to talk to you? Try this...

If you want your kids to talk to you, don’t ask them questions.<p>Kids and husbands have a lot in common—both hate questions. Husbands don’t have the nerve to tell their wives how much they detest the <i>why</i> word. Kids? Boys will grunt a nonsensical response, girls will flash a dramatic eye-roll, and both …

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest person on the planet (as of this writing).<p>So, how has he done it? Actually, it's not so much about <i>what he has done</i> as it is <i>what he hasn't done</i>. …

Self-improvement

What Aristotle Can Teach You About Marketing

You have to make your argument, it has to make sense and it has to make an emotional connection.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Thousands of years ago, a guy named Aristotle had lots of ideas about everything from religion and ethics to medicine and science.<p>He also …

The Problem with Most Meetings Is That There’s Not Enough Debate

The modern workplace is awash in meetings, many of which are terrible. As a result, people mostly hate going to meetings. The problem is this: The whole point of meetings is to have discussions that you can’t have any other way. And yet most meetings are devoid of real debate.<p>To improve the …

This 1 Piece of Advice Won't Be Popular, But It May Save Your Career | Inc.com

During this time of year, my social media feeds get flooded with new years resolution advice. Everywhere I look, there's another tip or life hack. Although I've read hundreds, I'm always curious to see if someone has stumbled upon an idea that will trump the rest.<p>Last week, I came across one that …

Motivation

15 books world-famous CEOs think everyone should read in their lifetime

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>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>There's a reason the most successful people in our society are often the most voracious — or dogged — readers.<p>Think about how many new ideas …

Bill Gates

'Whinge less, people!': Life advice from a 27-year-old woman dying from cancer is going viral for all the right reasons

A post written by a 27-year-old Australian woman who died of cancer last week has gone viral on Facebook with more than 50,000 shares and 60,000 likes.<p>Holly Butcher from Grafton, Australia, suffered from Ewing's sarcoma, which is often found in the bone and surrounding soft tissue.<p>She wrote the …

Use These 5 Steps to Quickly Become an Expert in Anything | Inc.com

If you are going to run a business, you need to be an expert. An expert is really just someone who is trusted enough to lead. To be trusted enough to lead others and to lead innovation requires ability, results, andconfidence. If you are not an expert, no one cares what you think, and no one will …

Self-improvement

Research: Negative Feedback Rarely Helps People Improve

Paul Green, a doctoral candidate at Harvard Business School, and two colleagues studied field data from a company that used a transparent peer-review process and also gave its 300 employees some say in defining their jobs and, thus, over whom they worked with. The researchers’ analysis revealed …

The Catholic Writer Garry Wills Explores the Quran

<b>WHAT THE QUR’AN MEANT</b> <b><br>And Why It Matters</b><br>By Garry Wills<br>226 pp. Viking. $25.<p>I know many well-intentioned people who’ve begun reading the Quran and given up within a few pages. The historian Thomas Carlyle considered Muhammad one of history’s heroic greats, yet called the Quran “as toilsome reading as …

Theology

Opinion: These 4 steps can land your dream job in 2018

If the work you’re doing isn’t helping you lead the life that you want, there is a way to change direction without regrets. It’s a four-step …

7 books that will inspire you to make a change

When you need a little extra motivation...<p>The start of a new year is always a good time to reflect on our lives and consider the things we might like …