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What’s the best smartphone? The top models face off

The big guns are out from all the major phone manufacturers, and it's a real battle royale on all carriers. Big, powerful phones with 4G LTE connections, high-quality cameras, and HD screens — which do you really want? To help thin the herd a bit, we've put together this little cheat sheet with the …

Phones

Swarm of drones to give early warning of flash floods

FLASH floods are quick and deadly. At least 13 people died when a surge hit parts of Saudi Arabia earlier this month. Two years earlier, 123 were …

Foxconn

When Leaders Fail

I read a fascinating article in Wired recently about how Google has failed to respond appropriately to rise of Facebook and other social networking …

How Can Aspiring Chief Executives Prepare For The Job Of CEO?

I recently wrote an article asking <i>Why Do So Many Bright Business People Fail So Impressively As CEO?</i> I lamented the lack of preparation and adequate training for a position so unique as CEO. It begs the question: How can aspiring CEOs prepare for the job? I have identified five areas not covered in …

10 Job Interview Tips From A CEO Headhunter

Whether you’re being interviewed to be an intern or a CEO, you’re going to run into a few notoriously tricky questions–here’s a road map of what you’ll be asked, and how to craft impressive answers to even the toughest questions.<p>No two situations are ever exactly the same, but as a general guide, …

Employment

7 Ways To Pump Up Your Resume

Hiring managers sometimes have to read over hundreds of resumes each day. They all start looking the same, as you can imagine. What does it take to …

Employment

30 Questions You Should And Shouldn't Ask In A Job Interview

A job interview is a two-way street. The employer asks questions to determine if the interviewee is an ideal fit for the job, and the smart candidate uses the interview to assess how she would fit in, if she would be able to do her best work there, and how well aligned her goals are with those of …

How to get important people to respond to your emails

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>Two years ago, I made a commitment to do something that made me profoundly uncomfortable. I had just finished writing my first book, and I promised my publisher that I would reach out to bestselling authors and senior leaders, …

Self-improvement

How To Take Criticism Like A Champ

Simple tips for learning how to take criticism like a champ.<p>Listen to everyone, no matter how painful.<br>• Acknowledge good points made by the other …

5 Tips That Ensure Your Resume Produces Top Results

A professionally written resume is an important component to any job search. The overall effectiveness of the document, however, depends on certain …

How Insufficient Sleep Makes You Fat, Stupid, And Dead

If you need a reason to shut off your screens for a night, consider your waistline, your working life, and beyond.<p>Need a reason to #unplug? How about four: Exxon Valdex, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, Challenger. As we continue to look into these man-made disasters, we discover they’re increasingly …

Sleep

Don’t Just Do Something—Sit There!

Much like I contemplated changing my drinking habits for years before ever taking the first step, I long considered making meditation practice a part …

3 Tips For Surviving As A First-Time Manager

Your first management job is a big win – a sign that you’ve done something right in your career. It’s also the first time that your success is completely tied to the performance of other people.<p>Those other people are your former peers, maybe even your current friends, and everyone feels a little …

Start Off Your New Job on the Right Foot! - Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

<i>Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way. —Dr. Seuss</i><p>Starting a new job can be nerve wrecking as you try to learn the ropes …

How To Tell If Your Boss Is Spying On You

Earlier this year, the CEO of a Christian publishing company gathered his troops for a meeting where he went ballistic over rumors being spread about the company by internal sources — and then punished the unidentified culprits by firing 25 employees. During the meeting — which garnered press …

The 10 Skills That Will Get You Hired In 2013

The experts agree: anyone can take a course in C++, but it’s not going to land you the job. The most in-demand jobs for the new year might be rooted in the booming computer industry, but it’s not only technical and programming chops that prospective hires should be showcasing.<p>“The most sought-after …

10 Ways to Reduce Employee Turnover

We all know it costs thousands of dollars -- if not tens of thousands -- when an employee quits. There are recruiting expenses, your own time as you screen and interview candidates, lost productivity as someone gets up to speed, and the abiding fear that the new hire "won't take" and you'll have to …

Employment

11 Unlikely Life Lessons From The Super Successful

1. Be a social ninja.<p>Have you ever had a conversation with someone, gotten a great impression, then, upon walking away, realized you hardly learned …

How to Delegate Effectively

<i>Ilya Pozin is the founder of Ciplex, and a writer on entrepreneurship and marketing.</i><p>Don’t look now, but your micromanagement habits might be stunting your company’s growth. If you’re improperly, inefficiently, or just plain avoiding the delegation of tasks, you may be harming your company more than …

5 Ways to Encourage Your Employees to Lead | Inc.com

Every organization needs a great leader charting the course--but you must have leaders within your company as well. Some of today's most effective businesses encourage every one of their employees to take on leadership roles in their organizations. When employees throughout a business become …

Team Building

8 Simple Ways To Get Happier At Work

Eye strain, iPhones, desk lamps, stomach cramps: Maximizing and minimizing these elements of your workday will help you get work done. But don’t just take it from us. Listen to Happiness Project author Gretchen Rubin, who clearly knows from mirth.<p><i>Happiness Project</i> author Gretchen Rubin recently …

Happiness

Six Tips for Making the Leap to Meaningful Work

This essay is adapted from <i>How to Find Fulfilling Work</i> (Picador).<p>The idea of fulfilling work—a job that reflects our passions, talents, and values—is …

5 Traits of Curious Leaders - Leader's Beacon : Knowledge is Power

<i>We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths –</i> Walt Disney<p>In …

7 Secrets to Being an Innovative Boss

Becoming an innovative boss is one of the key features you don’t normally see in a business plan, but it is something you should be thinking about …

6 Tips to Release Anxiety to Feel Calm and Free

<b>“I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>For a long time I have struggled with episodes of …

Computer Science

Want A More Satisfying Career? Become A Mentor

If you’re not currently mentoring someone, it’s time to ask yourself: “Why not?” You may feel you don’t have anything to share as you’re not experienced enough or considered a tenured professional. Maybe you don’t know who would be a good fit as your mentee or just don’t have any time.<p>But avoiding …

Ten Signs You’re Committing Leadership Malpractice

<b>mal·prac·tice</b> (māl-prāk’tĭs), <i>noun</i><p>any improper, negligent practice; misconduct or misuse<br>• immoral, illegal, or unethical professional conduct or neglect …