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10 Simple Phrases Emotionally Intelligent People Know How to Use

Each of these phrases will help you make emotions work for you, instead of against you.<p>As humans, we're emotional creatures. We may use logic and intelligence to help us figure out what to do, but if our feelings and emotions aren't engaged, we won't be motivated to do it. In contrast, those same …

Emotional Intelligence

Overthinking The Small Stuff? Five Ways To Make Better Decisions, Faster

How many decisions have you made over the last day, week… month? Drive or Uber? Suit or no suit? Black suit or blue? Times Roman or Arial? Marriott or Hilton? Italian or Thai? iPhone or Galaxy?<p>While today’s freedom of choice has obvious benefits, the constant pressure to make perfect choices can …

Jeff Bezos

Mind Over Matter: Implementing Agile Internal Audit

×<p>Although the concepts of Agile Internal Audit (Agile IA), which emphasize fluidity over formality, are simple; putting them into action has been more difficult than some IA functions have anticipated.<p>“The decentralization of decision-making is key to Agile IA, and it can be a difficult switch to …

Project Management

How To Say 'No' When An Employee Tries To Take Advantage Of You

We’ve all seen the abundance of employee engagement research detailing the sorry state of employee engagement and morale. And while it is a huge issue that needs to be fixed, one unintended consequence is that many leaders try so hard to be more engaging that they end up overly accommodating and …

Leadership

How to Build Trust When Working Across Borders

In countries like India, South Africa, Italy, and the United States, institutional trust is declining. People have less faith in businesses, governments, and the media. But this is not a global trend. The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals that China, the UAE, and Sweden are experiencing dramatic …

Leadership

4 Ways Leaders Can Protect Their Time and Empower Their Teams

We know that controlling what we pay attention to is the key to living an intentional life. According to an informal poll of my clients, one of the biggest impediments to attention management is “O.P.P.” — other people’s problems. This is a particular problem for my clients in leadership who find …

Management

7 Skills That Aren’t About to Be Automated

Today’s young professionals grew up in an age of mind-boggling technological change, seeing the growth of the internet, the invention of the smartphone, and the development of machine-learning systems. These advances all point toward the total automation of our lives, including the way we work and …

Albert Einstein

This dog groomer turns pups into perfectly manicured fluff balls — and the photos will make you so happy

1/<p>Hamachiyo is known for taking scruffy dogs and turning them into masterpieces.<p>Often, the dogs come out of the salon unrecognizable from their …

5 Editor-approved Summer Sandals That Are As Comfy As They Are Stylish

Comfy sandals you could spend all day in are a summer vacation must-have. (Otherwise, what would you do? Suffer in a pair of flimsy flip-flops while …

Empowering Team Members Can Be a Disaster If You Don't Do This

The Situational Leadership Model can be a great tool to help you lead your team.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>They say, trust your employees, give them the power to make important decisions, and more importantly, never micromanage, right?<p>Well ... this sounds great on …

Team Building

The 8 Secrets to Get Your Team to "Own" Their Jobs (Which of these principles of effective leadership are you ignoring?)

Do you feel like your staff comes to you to solve problems and put out fires they should be able to handle themselves? Here are 8 simple steps to get them to actually "own" their own job and free up your time...<p>Wouldn't it be nice if your staff could handle things by themselves without asking you …

The Secrets Of Leadership Presence For Every Woman Leader

<i>By: Ellen Keithline Byrne, Karen Kirchner, and Denise D’Agostino</i><p>You know that woman who walks into the room, delivers a message and everyone’s eyes are glued to her, listening to every word? She stands tall, even if she’s 5’ in height. She commands attention and respect when she speaks, not because …

Leadership

What Your Boss Doesn’t Want You To Know About Negotiation

<b>In Life, everything is a negotiation.</b><p>Your Job.<p>Your Bonus.<p>Your Promotion.<p>Your Project.<p>Your Deadline.<p>And the negotiation doesn’t stop when you get home …

Philadelphia travel guide

Body parts are everywhere: an unblinking eye sizes me up from the floor, lips pout from the wall and bare breasts are plastered overhead.<p>“This was a …

Increase Employee Engagement By 300% With This Daily Practice

We all know that traditional performance management systems and practices have outlived their use.<p>We also know that the #1 stressor for American workers per Andrew Faas’s work with Yale is the old-fashioned, and often intimidating, annual performance review.<p>So what’s the answer?<p><b>Feedback That</b> …

Employee Engagement

This Bag has Three-factor Security!

The guys at XD Design have a reputation of building some of the most criminal-confusing bags. Their bags are designed to cater to the user’s style …

Industrial Design

RANKED: The 19 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe

Eastern Europe offers some of the cheapest holiday destinations on the continent, according to the 10th annual City Costs Barometer from Post Office Travel Money— and they're also pretty stunning.<p>Using price estimates from National and Regional Tourist Offices and average accommodation costs from …

European Travel

Streetwise newsletter: The week’s best reads: OMERS, Cryptocurrencies, RBC

<b>Here are the top reads from the week. Have a great weekend,</b><p><b>ROB Magazine weekend reading</b>: Rude, crude and filthy rich, bad-boy traders once ruled Bay Street. Now they're being replaced by computers that think – and soon we won't need them at all ROB Magazine (John Daly and Christina Pellegrini, for …

Why Your Compliance Programs Are a Million-Dollar Waste of Time

Millions of fraudulent accounts at Wells Fargo. Systemic deception by Volkswagen about its vehicles’ emission levels. Widespread bribery at Petrobras that damaged both the government and the economy of Brazil. While those corporate scandals made headlines in recent years, countless others failed to …

Management

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

Pay Your Executives What They’re Really Worth

Setting executive performance targets is one of the main responsibilities of any board of directors. Unfortunately, it’s a task boards struggle with. From 2006 to 2014 nearly all of the 1,000 largest U.S. firms by market cap completely changed the metrics in their CEOs’ pay-for-performance …

How to Forget About Work When You’re Not Working

When was the last time you got away from work?<p>I mean truly got <i>away</i> from it: didn’t think about it, didn’t worry about it, didn’t have a to-do list rattling around in your brain.<p>Most of us know there are benefits to getting away from work. We know we need time to recharge each day in order to be …

Self-help

5 Sentences You Should Say to Yourself Before Every Presentation

What you say to yourself before your presentation is as important as the presentation itself.<p>There's a lot to dislike about public speaking. There's the preparation, the standing in front of people who are definitely judging you, the unlimited number of things that could go wrong.<p>However, nothing's …

Public Speaking

11 Personality Traits That Could Derail Your Career

When considering what it takes to succeed at work, we often focus on innate strengths: high intelligence, the ability to learn, the ambition to achieve, and the social skills to develop strong relationships. But these characteristics always coexist with weaknesses—aspects of personality that might …

Psychology

References Should Come from a Candidate’s Coworkers, Not Just Their Boss

One of the most common ways to reference check a job candidate is to talk with their former managers over the phone. In a traditional workplace defined by a clear hierarchy and static job descriptions, this type of feedback may be sufficient. But in today’s dynamic, knowledge-based workplace, where …

The Digital Notebook You Will Use Forever

Writing in paper notebooks is kitschy, old-school, and makes you feel like you live in a different era. And digitizing these notebooks can be a …

How to Tell Your Boss to Stop Doing Your Job

Sixty percent of employees don’t believe they have the opportunity to do what they do best every day at work, according to the 2017 State of the American Workplace report. Sadly, one common explanation for this is that their boss is too busy doing it for them. In our ten-year longitudinal study on …

Your Organization Wastes Time. Here’s How to Fix It.

A year into their jobs, how many employees still have the unbridled energy and enthusiasm that they brought with them to their first day on the job? How many still believe they can make a difference?<p>Unproductive routines, corporate bureaucracy, and “administrivia” kill ambition and sap energy for …

Want to Be More Productive? Sit Next to Someone Who Is

To increase worker performance, employers often invest in a number of things, from rewards and incentives to education and training. These traditional approaches develop employees’ skills and enrich their work experience. But we discovered a surprisingly simple way to increase productivity, one …

Companies Are Bad at Identifying High-Potential Employees

A high-potential employee is usually in the top 5% of employees in an organization. These people are thought to be the organization’s most capable, most motivated, and most likely to ascend to positions of responsibility and power. To help these employees prepare for leadership roles in a …