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According to This Employment Study, The Top Reason for People Switching Jobs in 2018 Will Make You Laugh |

In a weak job market, it's common for employees to stay put and not switch jobs for obvious reasons. That is no longer the case.<p>According to a Bloomberg employment report released last week, 2017 was the fourth year in a row the U.S. added at least 2 million more jobs, including an estimated …

Employee Engagement

How to Lose 5 Pounds of Belly Fat in 30 Days |

You want a trimmer waistline. You want to lose a few pounds of belly fat in a relatively short period of time. Shoot, you'd even love a set of six-pack abs.<p>That's great, because when you reduce your percentage of body fat (especially when you lose visceral fat like belly fat), you reduce the risk …


Bitcoin Cannot Go To Zero

There is no doubt that Bitcoin fluctuates wildly, which is likely to scare off many conservative investors.<p>However, several factors seem to indicate …

6 Reasons Salespeople Win or Lose a Sale

Why does a salesperson lose a sale?<p>It’s a question I’ve studied for years, as part of the win-loss analysis research I conduct.<p>There’s a tendency to assume that the salesperson lost because their product was inferior in some way. However, in the majority of interviews buyers rank all the feature …


How to Integrate Data and Analytics into Every Part of Your Organization

Many conversations about data and analytics (D&A) start by focusing on technology. Having the right tools is critically important, but too often executives overlook or underestimate the significance of the people and organizational components required to build a successful D&A function.<p>When that …


How Cultures Across the World Approach Leadership


How Analytics Has Changed in the Last 10 Years (and How It’s Stayed the Same)

Ten years ago, Jeanne Harris and I published the book <i>Competing on Analytics</i>, and we’ve just finished updating it for publication in September. One major reason for the update is that analytical technology has changed dramatically over the last decade; the sections we wrote on those topics have …

Big Data

The Best 5-Minute Warm-Up to Do Before a Strength Workout

When life is crazy and you're insanely busy (so like, all day every day), it's tempting to jump right into your workout to maximize the time you've …


Here are 200 Excel shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Each workbook acts as its own separate window on your PC or Mac, while each worksheet acts as a tab within a workbook with separate cells.<p>This section of the Excel Guide offers all shortcuts you need to open, navigate between, and control all of these options.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills.</i>


19 Ridiculously Good Five-Ingredient Pasta Recipes

Because you can up your pasta game without spending a ton of money.

Uber Shows How Not to Apply Behavioral Economics

A recent New York Times article on how Uber is using various insights from behavioral economics to push, or nudge, its drivers to pick up more fares — sometimes with little benefit to them — has generated quite a bit of criticism of Uber. It’s just one of several stories of late that have cast the …

Behavioral Economics

6 Things Good CEOs Always Do to Connect With Employees |

A CEO I reported to back in my corporate days suffered from a condition I call invisible executive syndrome.<p>He dwelled in the safety and comfort of his office most of the 50-plus hours he put in per week. It was safe because, at the time, turnover had reached an astounding 60 percent. His open-door …

Employee Engagement

10 Personality Traits Every CEO Should Have |

Becoming a CEO takes hard work and dedication. It isn't for the faint of heart. However, it seems once the magical title is bestowed upon someone, they can forget a lot of traits they admired in their successor.<p>Effective leadership is the most important aspect of a company and its team's success. …


How a razor revolutionised the way we pay for stuff

<b>The man who founded the Gillette corporation, King Camp Gillette, had some surprising philosophical ideas.</b><p>In 1894, Gillette published a book arguing that "our present system of competition" breeds "extravagance, poverty, and crime".<p>He advocated a new system of "equality, virtue, and happiness", in …


How to Evaluate, Accept, Reject, or Negotiate a Job Offer

Congratulations! You got the job. Now for the hard part: deciding whether to accept it or not. How should you assess the salary as well as the other perks? Which publicly available information should you rely on? How should you try to get a better deal? And what’s the best way to decline an offer …


The Right Way to Hold People Accountable

John* was doing his best to be calm, but his frustration was palpable. Jeanine was explaining that there was little chance her group was going to …

Ten Things Strong Leaders Do -- That Weak Ones Don't

Dear Liz,<p>My boss “Elaine” hired me in September to manage a technical writing team. I enjoy the job. Elaine is a good leader. Everything is great so far except for one thing.<p>My fellow supervisors don’t like my leadership style. It intimidates them, I guess. I call things the way I see them. What’s …


How to Design Meetings Your Team Will Want to Attend

There’s a lot of advice out there about how to make meetings more efficient and productive. And while it’s true that leading focused, deliberate conversations is critical to organizational performance, meetings aren’t <i>just</i> about delivering results. There’s another outcome that leaders should be …


Newly Promoted? Seven Ways To Maximize Your Early Days As A New Manager

I recently had the privilege of coaching at a leadership program targeted to new managers. The enthusiasm was palpable and inspiring, but there was also anxiety around being a first-time manager. How do you bring up ideas with credibility? How do you make tough decisions? How do you rally your team …


9 Whiskey Cocktail Recipes That Are As Stiff As They Are Smooth

With a news cycle as brutal as the one we’ve been living through, we could all use a whiskey cocktail. Sure, a margarita can get us feeling festive, but when we really want to unwind, we call upon whiskey and the great cocktails that can be made with this spirit. They’re very skilled at taking the …

Christmas Eve

9 Healthy Soup Recipes to Meal Prep This Week


How to Make the Jammiest Ramen Egg Ever

That jammy (soft-boiled) egg you get in your ramen is good just about anywhere else.<p>Six and a half minutes. Not six. Not seven. Six minutes and 30 seconds. That’s how we like our jammy-yolked, peel-and-eat soft-boiled egg. (Distinct from the eaten-in-the-shell-with-toast-soldiers kind, though we …


How to Make the Best French Onion Soup

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>In my very first test for this French onion soup recipe, I had a realization: There's no good reason why so much bad French onion soup exists in the world. The thought arrived after I had caramelized a variety of onions in butter, then added some homemade chicken …

What makes gambling wrong but insurance right?

<b>Almost a decade ago, I tried to place a bet with a leading UK betting shop that I would die within a year. They should have taken the bet - I am still alive.</b><p>But they will not gamble on life and death. A life insurance company, by contrast, does little else.<p>Legally and culturally, there is a clear …


Psychology Says This Is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It's Not What You Think) |

According to a report by <i>The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i>, the No. 1 contributor to happiness in life is not money, popularity, good looks, or even a good sex life (too many...jokes...can't<p>It's <i>autonomy</i>.<p>The report defines autonomy as: "the feeling that your life, …

Employee Engagement

Why Some People Get Burned Out and Others Don’t

Stress and burnout are not the same thing. And while we know that stress often leads to burnout, it’s possible to handle the onslaught of long hours, high pressure, and work crises in a way that safeguards you from the emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and a lack of confidence in one’s abilities that …


The fiery partnership between two great psychologists can help explain why some relationships fall apart

They say that opposites attract. But we all know opposites can also repel. They both complement and combust—and this tension is at the center of Michael Lewis’s new book, <i>The Undoing Project</i>.<p><i>The Undoing Project</i> offers a keen-eyed look at the complex partnership between the great psychologists Daniel …