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Here's why this CEO sets up just 6 chairs for every meeting

Most of us have been there, which means there are a <i>lot</i> of wasted ideas that have never been put forth.<p>Lew Cirne, CEO of New Relic, a software analytics company based in San Francisco, recognizes the validity of large-meeting-anxiety and has developed a system to combat it.<p>"I have a table in my …

San Francisco

Careful! Don't Use These Words With Your Boss

Your relationship with your boss is a unique one. Maybe your manager is very friendly and acts like your BFF. Maybe he or she is more like a drill …

AOL's CEO Makes His Executives Spend 10% Of Their Time Just Thinking Every Day

He makes his executives spend 10% of their day, or 4 hours per week, just thinking.<p>We first saw this at the FT. There's no real explanation for why Armstrong does it. An AOL PR person told the FT, 10% of thinking time is something "Tim believes in and urges us to do."<p>In a book about distractions, …

AOL

Warren Buffett Tells Managers Their Top Priority Is To 'Zealously Guard Berkshire's Reputation'

Now at age 84, he emphasizes a different asset to his Berkshire Hathaway management team: reputation.<p>In a biennial memo to his senior managers surfaced by the Wall Street Journal, Buffett writes that "<b>the top priority — trumping everything else, including profits — is that all of us continue to</b> …

Wall Street

The 2 Most Important Things Successful People Do At The End Of Every Workday

If so, you may want to reconsider your end-of-day routine.<p>"The last 10 minutes of your workday have a strong influence on your next day at the office," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive …

Success

How To Manage Every Personality Type

That's why we turned to Paul Tieger, CEO of SpeedReading People and coauthor of "Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type," which has sold more than 1 million copies over five editions.<p>Tieger has spent 30 years advising companies and individuals …

Personality

5 Things Powerful People Never Say At Work

Deaver lists out nine things the most powerful people never say in the office. Here are a few of them:<p><b>"To tell you the truth…"</b><p>Ever heard someone say, "To tell you the truth…" or, "Honestly…" when they're trying to seem more transparent or convince you of something?<p>Powerful people don't use these …

Success

18 Phrases Professionals Use To Get People To Trust Them

"Words not backed by action are meaningless," says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc. and author of "Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results." "You can use the right words and phrases to sound 'trusting,' but language is no replacement for being a trustworthy person. In …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

How To Follow Up After A Job Interview

When it comes to landing a job, it's up to you to lead the charge — even after the interview is over. "It's never enough to just send out applications and go to interviews — you need to go the extra mile every single time," writes James Caan, CEO of the Hamilton Bradshaw Group, in a recent LinkedIn …

Employment

12 Tips For Getting The Salary You Want

But it isn't.<p>"A job interview can be stressful, especially when it comes time to talk about money," says etiquette expert and author Jacqueline Whitmore. "However, you <i>can</i> get what you want and deserve — most job seekers just aren't sure when and how to ask for it."<p>To master the delicate dance that …

Employment

The 4 Most Common Negotiation Mistakes — And How To Avoid Them

Cue University of Michigan Ross School of Business professor George Siedel. He's taught negotiation classes around the world, and he recently heard from students saying they used his tactics to secure both of the deals above, he tells us.<p>Siedel is currently teaching 50,000 students in his Coursera …

Hillary Clinton

Use These Tips To Be Happier At Work

Are you happy with your job? If yes, then you're actually in the minority — less than half, 47.7%, of Americans are satisfied with their jobs according to this infographic compiled by Happify, a website and app that provides psychology-games to increase happiness.<p>One of the ways you can find …

Happiness

What 33 Successful Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure

That's why marketing consultant, writer, and speaker Brian Honigman gathered advice from entrepreneurs like Levo League's Caroline Ghosn and Buffer's Leo Widrich. They're still involved in the nitty-gritty of building successful companies, and they have plenty of wisdom to offer from persevering …

Decorations

Harvard Psychologist Says These 8 Principles Will Bring You The Most Happiness For Your Money

"This sentiment is lovely, popular, and almost certainly wrong," says Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert in a paper he coauthored.<p>Money provides an "opportunity for happiness" the authors say, since moneyed people can live longer and healthier lives, enjoy financial security, have leisure time, …

Happiness

How to ride faster without pedaling harder

<i>This is a sponsored article, brought to you in association with Scott.</i><p><b>There are two basic ways to go faster on the bike: pedal harder or decrease</b> …

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

Self-improvement

7 Psychological Tricks That Will Help You Nail Your Next Job Interview

While interviewers consciously take note of the answers you provide, your body language reveals subconscious clues to your personality and attitude.<p>So how do you ensure that your body language is giving off the right vibes? A recent Quora thread discussed just that, answering the question: "What …

Employment

18 Surprising Things That Affect Whether You Get Hired

Knowing that, most people take the process very seriously. They arrive to the interview on time, dress impeccably, and answer each question intelligently.<p>But as it turns out, there's more to it than just showing up and doing your best — there are dozens of small details that overtly or …

Employment

12 Stephen Hawking Quotes Reveal How A Genius Thinks

Doctors told him he had a few years to live.<p>He's now 72 and one of the foremost physicists alive — a professor at the University of Cambridge, an investigator of black holes, and the author of the bestselling book "A Brief History of Time."<p>Here are a dozen quotes showing Hawking's approach to …

Stephen Hawking

Here's How To Avoid Being The Office Jerk

However, there's also office jerks who take a more subtle approach: they constantly critique your work, don't listen to your ideas, or only look out for themselves. These annoyances may even be so slight the individual doesn't realize how they're coming across to coworkers.<p>Luckily, these …

Employment

17 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know

In her book "The Essentials Of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the specific rules people need to understand in order to conduct and present themselves appropriately in professional social settings.<p>Here are the most important tips on how to introduce yourself, how to dress, and …

Employment

5 Things Successful People Never Do

But an important one many don't know about is the ability to manage emotions and remain calm under pressure, says Travis Bradberry, president at TalentSmart and coauthor of "Emotional Intelligence 2.0," in a LinkedIn post.<p>In a more recent follow-up post, Bradberry says that managing your emotions …

Emotional Intelligence

"Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?"

It's a job-interview standard.<p>The interviewer nearly always asks you "Where do you see yourself in five years?"<p>We've been hearing this lame question …

The 13 Worst Mistakes People Make In Their 20s

Most people use their 20s to figure out what it means to be an adult, and the process is certainly not easy for everyone.<p>Whether you're finishing up school, just starting out on your own, or preparing to transition into your 30s, you can benefit from the wisdom of those who've already made their …

Self-improvement

These Guys Raised $7 Million To Create A Calendar App That Thinks For You

The app is a hybrid between a calendar and to-do list, but Timeful is really about creating better habits.<p>"We're fanatical about time," Yoav Shoham, one of the three founders of Timeful, told Business Insider. "Time might be a little cliche, but we really believe time is the most precious resource …

Apps

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …