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Intelligence is meaningless if you can’t recognize your own mistakes

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>It’s good to be smart. After all, intelligent people earn more money, accumulate more wealth, and even live longer. On the surface, being smart looks like easy living. But there’s another side to the story.<p>Intelligent people have a …

Self-improvement

Making Yourself Indispensable

Artwork: Vincent Fournier, Space Project: MDRS #04, Mars Society, 2008, U.S.A.<p>A manager we’ll call Tom was a midlevel sales executive at a Fortune 500 company. After a dozen or so years there, he was thriving—he made his numbers, he was well liked, he got consistently positive reviews. He applied …

Why Bad Guys Win at Work

“Not all psychopaths are in prison – some are in the board room,” Robert Hare famously said during his aptly titled lecture, <i>The Predators Among Us.</i><p>Psychopathy is one of three “dark triad” traits, the other two being narcissism and Machiavellianism. It should be noted that, unlike clinical …

Stop Calling Every Conversation a “Meeting”

I just got back from speaking at a 500 attendee event on the West Coast. The company referred to it as its annual meeting. Today, I have a discussion scheduled with two people from a small tech startup about collaborating on a project. They’re calling that a meeting too. Strange, because the only …

Stress Is Your Brain Trying to Avoid Something

Stress exists in every workplace, and all of us have probably tried a few trendy stress-management approaches. But rather than trying the latest fad, it may be more effective to understand how stress works and where it comes from, so that you can create your own methods for dealing with it.<p>Stress …

How to Stop Micromanaging Your Team

Micromanaging is a hard habit to break. You may downplay your propensities by labeling yourself a “control freak” or by claiming that you just like to keep close tabs on your team, but those are poor excuses for excessive meddling. What can you do to give your people the space they need to succeed …

To Reach Your Goals, Make a Mental Movie

Warren Bennis, one of the most respected authorities on leadership in the world, said: “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” On the surface, this sounds perfunctory. But when we examine this more deeply, several important implications arise. If leadership is the ability to …

ARM’s new Cortex A17 will power midrange devices in 2015

32-bit architecture to provide performance similar to A15, use less power.<p>ARM is expecting growth in high-end phones and tablets to begin slowing, …

Verizon implies Netflix is the 'source of frustration' for lousy streaming speeds

Verizon's average Netflix speeds have dropped considerably in recent months, adding to concerns that the FiOS provider may intentionally be slowing connections to the streaming video service. In its monthly grading of ISPs, Netflix says that Verizon fell to an average of 1.82Mbps in January. That's …