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When It Comes To Success In Business, EQ Eats IQ For Breakfast

When I was younger, I bought into the fallacy that the “smartest” person always won. I pushed myself to achieve the highest scores, earn the most recognition, and excel in every field.<p>I worked as hard as I could, but I almost always fell short of my goals.<p>Growing up, I often found myself surrounded …

Self-improvement

Want to Keep Boomers and Gen-Xers from Quitting? Offer Them the Same 6 Things You Give to Your Millennial Employees

What does each generation want from their bosses? Turns out, much of the same things.<p>In a massive study by the Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, researchers analyzed data from over 5 million employees across the world to make comparisons across different generations.<p>Surprisingly, they …

How to Audit Your Competition to Improve Your Employer Brand

Beat your competition to the best talent with this employer brand audit.<p>As we all know, businesses are only as good as their people. Working in employer brand I know how hard businesses are working to attract the best people, especially in such competitive times for talent attraction. There's a …

Court Ruling: Never a Reason to Use Salary History When Calculating Pay

There may be a formula and no inherent gender bias, but if pay discrepancies result, it violates the law.<p>Last year, the 9th circuit ruled that it was okay to pay a teacher from Arizona who moved to California less than her co-workers because the formula was based strictly on the previous salary and …

Would You Answer These 100 (Controversial) Job Interview Questions?

How much personal information are you willing to reveal to a hiring manager?<p>At first, I thought it was a job scam. A joke. But, a little research proved it was legit. Companies are doing this thing referred to as a, "Snowflake Test." One employer using this technique recently sent the list of 100 …

This Retailer Spent $30,000 on Its Employees--and Got $3 Million of Sales in Return

Gap stores conducted research that might turn industry labor practices upside down--while squashing 4 productivity killers along the way.<p>Everyone's looking for the keys to improved productivity and a way to dramatically improve performance. There are few industries more in need of such secrets than …

Every New Employee Onboarding Program Should Have These Two Pieces (If You Want Highly Productive New Employees Fast)

Strategic onboarding approaches are the keys to helping new employees get off and running. And onboarding programs that directly link the new employee experience to key company-wide core competencies while also focusing on relationship building can get new employees highly productive in their new …

Congrats on the New Job. Don't Burn a Bridge By Forgetting to Do These 2 Things

Your legacy is built off moments like these.<p>The first 90 days in a new role are critical. The most successful leaders take this time to learn, promote themselves, build coalitions, and mobilize their teams, says Harvard Business School professor, Michael Watkins (who spent three years researching …

Top CEOs Agree: Hiring People on Intelligence and Talent Alone Without This Other Trait May Be a Huge Mistake | Inc.com

If you were interviewing for an important job, and the CEO of the company asked you this question point blank (which has <i>one right answer</i> for getting you that job offer) what would you say on the spot? The question:<p><i>Are you smart or do you work hard?</i><p>Daniel Schwartz, the chief executive of the parent …

Employment

The Dangers of “Mandatory Fun”

A few years ago upper management at the organization where I worked decided that people in my department did not connect enough socially. Recognizing that loneliness and a lack of connection are serious workplace issues, they arranged a weekly gourmet lunch for us, creating a comfortable, relaxed …

What Science Says About Identifying High-Potential Employees

How inclusive or exclusive should organizations be when developing their employees’ talents? In a world of unlimited resources, organizations would surely invest in everyone. After all, as Henry Ford is credited as saying, “the only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is …

Flight Deal: U.S. to Tel Aviv from $260 Round-Trip

Getting to Israel just got a lot cheaper.<p>In May, the airline known for $99 flights from the U.S. to Europe (sometimes even $69), Wow Air, announced an exciting new route: flights from Newark, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, Israel, with …

Review: The Platinum Card from American Express

<b>Official Application Link: The Platinum Card from American Express (60,000-point bonus offer)</b><p>For a long time, the The Platinum Card from American …

The Job Interview Will Soon Be Dead. Here's What the Top Companies Are Replacing It With | Inc.com

Most companies rely on the traditional in-person job interview to make hiring decisions. But I'm here to tell you, it doesn't work. In fact, it's a terrible tool.<p>Here's why: <i>81 percent of people lie during the interview</i>. No joke, 81 freaking percent!<p>That's according to Ron Friedman. He is an …

Pain-Free Performance Reviews? Possible. Here are 5 Tips for Getting There.

The "annual" performance review system is broken. And fixing the system won't be easy. But start with more frequent, less critical feedback.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s face it: Everyone, employees and managers, dreads performance reviews. The tired ritual of …

To Make Your Employees Happier, Lose This HR Policy

Turns out, employees are more likely to cry after a performance review than improve.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Employee reviews are meant to be helpful and constructive, but many workers say that they have the opposite effect.<p>In fact, a recent study commissioned by …

Playoff-bound NFL coach makes really bad golf analogy

The Detroit Lions lost the final game of the NFL's regular season on Sunday night to the Green Bay Packers. What they also lost to their rival was a division title and the chance to host their first home playoff game in a quarter century.<p>At least, the team could still take solace in the fact it …

Five-Star Customer Service Depends On Treating Employees Well, Say Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons

Great customer service companies need to be great <i>employee</i> service companies as well. Obvious though this might seem, we’ve all seen the corners cut, the abuses that take place in the rough and tumble world of business. Don’t let this be you. The goal of treating employees well needs to be intrinsic …

Customer Service

What happens when a price drops on, say, a hotel, an airfare or a rental car that you've already paid for? Here's how you might recoup some money

Nobody wants to overpay for flights, hotels or rental cars, because saving money usually means you'll have more avenues for enriching your travel experience.<p>Here are six sites that can help in your hunt for bargains. Knowing you're protected makes it easier to commit to a flight, a room or a car …

7 Questions You Should Ask Every Employee That Leaves Your Company

In the startup world, scaling up is typically the major focus. But not every employee is going to be the perfect fit, so a little downgrading is …

Entrepreneurship

5 habits that inspire people to trust you

Well, let me save you time and money and simply break it to you here: It is trust.<p>We already know this to be true from several studies. For example, Great Place to Work— the global research consultancy that partners with <i>Fortune</i> to conduct the annual study of those "best companies" — confirms that …

5 Apps That Will Help You Make Money While Traveling

Originally published by Travel + Leisure<p><i>Photo: Tim Robberts/Getty</i><p>658 million. That’s how many vacation days Americans left on the table in 2015. In …

Why This Former Googler Thinks Performance Reviews Are Useless

Russ Laraway is a tech veteran who’s worked for Google and Twitter. Here’s the conversation he says not enough managers are having.<p>The fog of war envelops every battlefield. When the plan breaks down amid the chaos and ambiguity, how do young marines know what to do next? How can they take relevant …

Leadership vs. Management: Two different governance systems?

<b>LEADERSHIP VS MANAGEMENT</b><p><b>The Specific Art of Leadership</b><p>Vision, change, disruption: the calling card of a great leader is their ability to exert …

9 travel hacks you'll wish you knew all along

Travel can be tricky. Did you pay too much for that flight? Forget to pack some important items? What happens if your flight is delayed or canceled?<p>As always, knowledge is power. The more you plan, research and prepare, the better off you'll be. With that in mind, I've rounded up these nine tricks …

Google Flights

Your Leadership Development Program Needs an Overhaul

Most companies make big investments in leadership development, rolling out intensive internal programs for high potentials, sending key leaders off to expensive executive education programs, or hiring personal coaches for those moving into key positions at the top of the company. But in our …

37K Business Class to Europe, Airline Schedule Change Policies, Unbelievably Cheap Points Hotels & More!

Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from around the web. Enjoy!<p>This Week Around …

How To Get The Best Seat On An Airplane, According To Flight Attendants And Experts

These tips will have you flying in style.<p>There’s a perfect day to book your ticket and a perfect time (more or less) to get to the airport. So where’s the perfect place to sit?<p>A study from budget airline easyJet claims to pinpoint the perfect airplane seat: 7F. Their reasoning? It sells the best. …

Canadian university accused of ‘banning’ Jewish students

For the first time, a Jewish or pro-Israel organization is taking legal action against the faculty and student associations of a Canadian …

The Uncertain Future of the Annual Performance Review

The world of work has changed forever, but the way we manage people hasn't yet caught up. Many business leaders I speak with are still relying on outdated management practices that are no longer effective, or worse, that actually contribute to challenges with employee productivity and performance. …