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How Being A Better Person Will Make You A Better Leader

We have been told from a young age to be kind and genuine but when it comes to business often times we see people partake in cutthroat and selfish behavior. Contrary to popular belief you don’t need to step on the toes of others to get ahead. Find out how becoming a better person will in turn, make …

Leadership

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

Leadership

The Importance of Visual Elements in Your Brand Strategy

The Importance of Visual Elements in Your Brand Strategy written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape MarketingWhen you’re building your brand, …

Graphic Design

4 Ways to Get Honest, Critical Feedback from Your Employees

I recently observed a town hall meeting where a new leader had just been promoted to run his division. In his introductory remarks, many – including me – were struck by his declaration, “One of the things you’ll find is that I’m very self-aware and open to feedback.” Even from the side of the room, …

Can You Be a Great Leader Without Technical Expertise?

There is a broad assumption in society and in education that the skills you need to be a leader are more or less transferable. If you can inspire and motivate people in one arena, you should be able to apply those skills to do the same in another venue.<p>But recent research is rightly challenging …

10 Marketing Strategies to Fuel Your Business Growth

You need more than one strategy. You need a strategy for every opportunity.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Growing a business isn't easy. First, you need a viable idea. From there, you need to discover a profitable niche, define a target demographic and have something …

The 13 Best Coca-Cola Commercials Of All Time

For decades, Coca-Cola has been an innovator in both print advertisements and TV commercials, debuting several creative campaigns from ‘The Pause …

Culture Eats Brand Strategy For Lunch At FedEx

At a recent Columbia Business school BRITE conference, FedEx vice-president and CMO Rajesh Subramaniam spoke candidly about his iconic company’s brand strategy, from the inside out, without a worry or concern. Why? Because even knowing everything there is to know about the FedEx brand strategy …

Customer Experience

Deliveroo to add 300 UK tech jobs in new London office

<b>Deliveroo has said it will increase its staff by a third when it opens a new London head office later this year.</b><p>The UK-based food delivery company is the latest tech firm to expand in the capital, planning to hire more than 300 "high-skilled, high-tech" recruits.<p>Deliveroo reported a 650% rise in …

Daring Greatly

• <b>Author:</b> Brené Brown<p><b>The #1 New York Times bestseller. 1 million copies sold!</b><p><b>From thought leader Dr. Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability.</b> <i><br>“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out</i> …

The Happiness Advantage

• <b>Author:</b> Shawn Achor<p><b>Our most commonly held formula for success is broken.</b> <b></b><br>Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, <i>then</i> we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will …

How To Rewire Your Brain With Compassion, Joy And Love

<b>We are wired for happiness</b><p>Research shows that we have the capacity for great wisdom, creativity and insight. We are naturally wired for it. Our brains, however, are also wired to protect us. And since survival is the brain's top priority and we have a tendency to look out for danger, threats and …

How to Get Your Salespeople to Execute Your Strategy

Sales professionals make decisions every day about what prospects and customers they will be meeting with, what products or services they will highlight in their pitches, and even what elements of your value proposition they will emphasize. McKinsey & Co. research on B2B purchases indicates that …

Know the Difference between Customer Service and Customer Experience - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DISNEY INSTITUTE

<b>By Bruce Jones, Senior Programming Director, Disney Institute</b><p>The term “customer experience” is ubiquitous in business these days. In fact, focusing on the customer experience has become the single most important way for an organization to achieve success—often becoming its key differentiator and …

Customer Experience

Don’t Let Your Mistakes Go to Waste

I made an omelet with parmesan cheese and shredded coconut. Mistake.<p>Of course it wasn’t good, you say, you who know how to cook. But if I’d thought it wouldn’t be good, I wouldn’t have made it. I like eggs, I like parmesan cheese, and I like shredded coconut. It should have worked. Then again, it …

The Truth Behind Pathological and Compulsive Liars

Admit it: From time to time, you lie — at least a little. Your best friend asks what you think of her new haircut. It's awful, but you tell her it …

Psychology

How to Make Your Relationship Last: 3 Secrets Backed by Research

The beginning of a relationship is amazing. But often, it starts to fizzle out later on…<p>The things you used to love about them start to annoy you. …

Rules For Living Together Before You Tie the Knot

One of the biggest benefits to living together before you tie the knot is that "it really helps us learn what we are getting ourselves into, and truly know all sides of our partner," says Alisa Ruby Bash, Malibu-based licensed marriage therapist. And exploring your relationship with these three …

492: China and the Biggest Startup You've Probably Never Heard of

How to act less stupid, according to psychologists

Over the course of any given day, the average person sees plenty of odd behavior. A bizarre outfit or a strange conversation, an unfamiliar gesture or anything, really, that doesn't fit into the realm of acceptable behavior.<p>One of the most common breaches, one of the things that tends to give us …

US naval manoeuvres in South China Sea risk clash with Beijing

China expresses concern about reports that the US is preparing to send warships around the disputed Spratly islands<p>Officials in Beijing have expressed concern after the United States signalled it was poised to up the ante in the South China Sea by sending warships through waters claimed by …

China

Learn this beginner-friendly coding language that's used by sites like Google and Dropbox

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Stack Commerce Whether web development is your calling or web developers' six-figure salaries are, coding is an undeniably great skill …

Emotional Health: 7 Habits of Emotionally Successful People

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Your emotional health is at the crux of your quality of life. Without happiness, hopefulness and well-being, it’s difficult to reach …

5 Habits of Top Athletes That Can Transfer to the Workplace

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An athlete steps up to the starting blocks in the Olympic stadium. He (or she) stands tall, takes a few deep breaths and shakes out his muscles. Thousands of people cheer while he is introduced, but his eyes never waver from the course …

Elon Musk’s Space Dream Almost Killed Tesla

By Ashlee Vance | May 14, 2015<p>Illustrations by The Red Dress<p>SpaceX started with a plan to send mice to Mars. It got crazier from there.<p>In late …

5 Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From Game of Thrones

Macall B. Polay—HBO<p>Helen Sloan—HBO<p>Helen Sloan—HBO<p>Helen Sloan—HBO<p>Helen Sloan—HBO<p>Macall B. Polay—HBO<p>Helen Sloan—HBO<p>Helen Sloan—HBO<p>Helen Sloan—HBO<p>Macall …

TV Series

7 things to do with your money when you get your first real job

With the second one, though, you have a prime opportunity to start setting yourself up for success.<p>"I think it's a big transition," says financial planner Michael Solari. "Especially coming from college, not making any money, to coming home with a paycheck. People's heads spin about what they …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence

In my ten years as an executive coach, I have never had someone raise his hand and declare that he needs to work on his emotional intelligence. Yet I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard from people that the one thing their colleague needs to work on is emotional intelligence. This is the …

Forget quadratic equations, play 'Super Smash Bros.' on your TI-83

The geniuses that guided Rosetta's lander onto a freaking comet no doubt put their TI-83 programmable calculators to good use, but you know what the rest of us were doing with them? Yeah, playing <i>Wolfenstein</i>. Now you can misspend physics class with another game: <i>Super Smash Bros</i>. Programmer Hayleia …