Adrian Rath

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If You Want Your Next Presentation to Lead to the Decision You Want, Do These 6 Things

How you structure your presentation is just as important as how well you present it. If you do these six things when presenting for decision, you up your odds significantly of getting the decision you want.<p>Whether you work for a start-up and are presenting to Angel investors or a big company …

Your Strategic Plans Probably Aren’t Strategic, or Even Plans

It happens all the time: A group of managers get together at a resort for two days to hammer out a “strategic plan.” Done and dusted, they all head home. But <i>have</i> they produced a plan with a strategy?<p>At the start of my public seminars on strategic planning I ask attendees, who rank from board …

Management

Google's Genius Productivity Hack Will Change How You Innovate

Its mantra is #MonkeyFirst<p>At Google X, the company's "moonshot factory," the mantra is "#MonkeyFirst." The idea is that if you want to get a monkey to recite Shakespeare on a pedestal, you start by training the monkey, not building the pedestal, because training the monkey is the hard part. Anyone …

How to Highlight Your Talents in a Job Interview Without Showing Off

In a perfect world, job interviewers would be able to gauge your talents with great accuracy, so that you wouldn’t need to engage in any form of boasting or self-promotion. But talents can be notoriously hard to judge, particularly in short-term interactions with other such as job interviews: there …

The Best Teams Build Up Accountability With Each Other (But Not in the Way You Think)

Accountability is critical on all teams--especially leadership teams--however, it's easy to get wrong. Here's why and what you can do to avoid mistakes.<p>Practicing accountability while working on teams is critical to any team's success. Team experts like Patrick Lencioni, Thomas Kayser, and John …

I tried the ketogenic diet for 30 days. Here's what happened

When patients kept asking this dietitian about the ketogenic diet, she tried it for a month to see how she would feel.<p>As a dietitian, my patients ask about a wide variety of diets. One plan has dominated the inquiries lately: the ketogenic diet. Since I’ve never put a patient on a diet I haven’t …

Nutrition

Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories

Here's how to grow your influence, boost your impression and make a powerful impact.<p>Leading business schools, from Stanford to Wharton, teach storytelling as a business communication strategy. The ability to tell an engaging, compelling, and persuasive story is a hallmark of effective leadership …

How the Best Leaders Resolve Workplace Conflicts

Resolving conflict in the office is a crucial leadership role in any company<p>Disagreements among people in a workplace are common. When they're on your team, those disagreements have the potential to escalate into conflict between coworkers, creating a distracting, unproductive, and negative working …

It's Not Magic: You Can Have Amazing Executive Presence

If you don't, it could be holding you back in your career<p>You're smart. You're educated. You have a resume packed with accomplishments. But you're not getting ahead.<p>As an executive coach, I often hear similar frustrations from many of my clients around the world. These leaders are ready to move up …

Research Says 86 Percent of Employees Quit Within the First Six Months, Unless Managers Do These 4 Things

This is a powerful and simple strategy that most bosses rarely implement for an effective new hire experience<p>Here's something to seriously ponder: Research is saying that a new hire's decision to stay with a company long-term is made within the first six months of employment.<p>Think about that for a …

4 Reasons Why You Need to Be Coachable (If You Want to Advance)

Being open to help is the single most important personal commitment you can make if you want to grow. Here's how your coachability will propel you forward.<p>Every organization wants to maximize revenue generation and constantly develop new ways to impact their specific market. They can't do it …

Employment

Science Says Kids Who Become Great Leaders Have Parents Who Teach Them 8 Things

Have you taught your kids to be more persuasive? You should, because that will make them more successful.<p>All the extremely successful people I know -- and all the great leaders I know -- are exceptionally good at persuading other people to follow them.<p>(Maybe that's why Mark Cuban says knowing how …

HSE official slams government for not funding electronic records system

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Ellen Pao explains the root cause of Silicon Valley's bro culture

This week, venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, left that firm after allegations of inappropriate behavior and an internal investigation. The company said he left by mutual agreement; he has publicly denied any allegations against him and said on Twitter that he'll pursue …

Want to Be a Mentally Tough Leader? Develop These 6 Habits

Mental toughness leads to a more effective leader and person.<p>Mentally strong individuals are also some of the best leaders. Not because of a specific style, but because the traits of a mentally strong individual are transferable across multiple spectrums of life.<p>When it comes to leadership, it can …

Why Smart Entrepreneurs Don't Ask For Advice, They Ask For This Instead

While giving advice might feel good, stepping back and sharing experiences can often be more helpful.<p>Business owners are often looking for advice on strategies, tactics, and key decisions. However, while offering straight up advice might seem like an obvious solution, in the big picture, …

Why Asking This 1 Question in a Job Interview Increases the Chances You Get Hired

Employers want you to ask this question. Here's why...<p>Anyone who has been on an interview knows there usually comes a point at the end of the meeting where the interviewer says to the interviewee, <i>"Do you have any questions?"</i> You may be wondering whether it's OK to ask some. Or if you should just …

9 Ways to Make Your Boss Like You Immediately

Your goal as an employee should be to make your boss’ life easier. If you can help your manager look good to <i>their</i> manager, you’re in good shape.<p>It’s …

The Results of Google's Team-Effectiveness Research Will Make You Rethink How You Build Teams

Why hiring the best and brightest might not be enough.<p>It's no surprise that Google, now part of Alphabet, loves data, and the company's execs frequently share the revelations they find, such as their insights on mobile web use. But some of us would be surprised to discover that this unicorn company …

12 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. Here are some of the titles that could help mold the …

Bill Gates

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

Why Do You Feel Happy When You're 'In the Zone'? Science Finally Has an Answer

Flow is associated with a distinct brain activity pattern. You're both engaged and emotionally calm at the same time.<p>When he ran the four-minute mile in 1954, Sir Roger Bannister said, "No longer conscious of my movement, I discovered a new unity with nature. I had found a new source of power and …

6 Questions Great Leaders Ask Their Teams

It’s humbling to ask questions. After all, the moment that you ask a question is the moment you reveal what you don’t know. To some, asking questions is a death-blow to their ego, while to others, it’s a stepping stone to clarity. In fact, during research for their book The Innovator’s DNA, the …

Leadership

80% Of Jobs Are Not On Job Boards: Here's How to Find Them

<i>The following letter is authored by Evan Guzman. Evan is a nationally recognized leader with over two decades of experience in strategic corporate development, employment marketing & branding. As former Global Head of Military Programs and Engagement for Verizon; Evan’s responsibilities included</i> …

Employment

Digital Health Technology Vision 2017

This 1 Book Unlocks a Secret Shared by Google's Founders, Navy SEALs, and Ancient Greeks

How to put you and your business in flow with your true north.<p>Whether you are an executive at a Fortune 100 company or an entrepreneur just starting your business, your core questions likely center around growth potential: for yourself as an individual and for the organization to which you are …

Navy SEALs

Manchester police still relies on Windows XP

<b>England's second biggest police force has revealed that more than one in five of its computers were still running Windows XP as of July.</b><p>Greater Manchester Police told the BBC that 1,518 of its PCs ran the ageing operating system, representing 20.3% of all the office computers it used.<p>Microsoft …

According to Science, This Is the Best Way to Gain Power and Influence Others

The old power model is about to get a swift kick in the rear by the new power model (and it's totally the opposite of what you think).<p>One sure path to power is through such means as coercion, deception, force, and disregard for people. It is how many organizations operate, and, yes, they prove to …

Open-Mindedness

A beginner's guide to investing in the stock market like a non-beginner

Most people who abstain from investing in the stock market do so because they believe it’s too confusing and risky to ever pay off for them. But …

Stock Markets

Google Says These 5 Characteristics Can Make or Break a Successful Team

How you can apply them today to make your team more successful<p>Google studied 180 teams through its Project Aristotle over two years. They were on a quest to find the common traits among the most successful ones. Going in, they assumed the best teams were comprised of the most skilled people. But …