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6 Things Smart People Do to Have Really Interesting Conversations

Hate small talk? Tired of the same old questions? These six approaches will make you that much more interesting.<p>Next time you go to a traditional 'networking' event, a cocktail party or dinner, do us all a favor: lose the elevator pitch. That approach is quickly losing relevancy in making authentic …

Most people might not be extroverts or introverts but 'ambiverts' — here's what it means to be one

People often categorise themselves into one of two types: an extrovert or an introvert.<p>Stereotypically, extroverts are the life of the party, and like nothing more than socialising with friends and meeting new people. Introverts are happier going home alone and curling up with a book.<p>But as …

Psychology

How To Manage The Four Strong Personalities You See In Meetings

We’ve all got our quirks, and most of us bring strengths and some weaknesses to the teams to which we belong. But there are four strong personalities that stand out for their ability, both positively and negatively, to impact team dynamics, especially when it comes to meetings.<p>There are the</b> …

Leadership

The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy

It seems beyond debate: Technology is going to replace jobs, or, more precisely, the <i>people</i> holding those jobs. Few industries, if any, will be untouched.<p>Knowledge workers will not escape. Recently, the CEO of Deutsche Bank predicted that half of its 97,000 employees could be replaced by robots. One …

HR 2020: Key challenges for Human Resources (Part 1) - Tap'd Solutions

Are HR leaders missing the opportunity to be more impactful? Too many times I see HR Leaders not having the time to stop and refocus on what really …

7 Steps to Dealing With Highly Intimidating People | Inc.com

Intimidation has a way of stunting you, both professionally and in terms of personal growth. It's not, however, something you have to suffer by default. You can put an end to it starting today, and you don't need to sacrifice your pride or decorum to do it.<p>1. Mentally prepare yourself well ahead of …

Self-help

I tried the software that uses AI to scan job applicants for companies like Goldman Sachs and Unilever before meeting them — and it's not as creepy as it sounds

<b>• HireVue uses AI to analyze word choice, tone, and facial movement of job applicants who do video interviews.</b><p><b>• The company has raised $95 million and works with companies like Unilever and Goldman Sachs.</b><p><b>• I tried the software by applying to a HireVue job and discussed the results with HireVue's</b> …

These are 8 things Google looks for in a manager

The experiment didn't go down well and in the end failed. After only a few months, the engineering manager role was restored. It turns out that far from creating an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy, a good manager is actually key to a happy and productive team. Google's latest research, which they …

World Economic Forum

The Real Reason People Won’t Change

Every manager is familiar with the employee who just won’t change. Sometimes it’s easy to see why—the employee fears a shift in power, the need to learn new skills, the stress of having to join a new team. In other cases, such resistance is far more puzzling. An employee has the skills and smarts …

Communicating a Corporate Vision to Your Team

Amit* manages a team of 40 people around the globe for a massive tech company. After months of furiously working on a new product to be the first to market, his boss told him that the company’s strategy had shifted. The product’s launch plans were then delayed, and competitors began gobbling up …

Microsoft announces professional degree program to fill the skills gap

Microsoft wants more data scientists in the job market. But some young people need to acquire their knowledge starting completely anew, while mid-career professionals need to build on their previous experience.<p>To plug the skills gap for both categories, Microsoft launched a series of classes in …

5 Strategies Facebook Uses To Avoid Office Politics

Facebook’s global head of engineering offers simple strategies to rout out toxic, self-serving behaviors.<p>Office politics. At best, they’re something to be navigated to achieve your goals. At worst, they can make work a toxic hive that encourages back-stabbing and other bad behavior.<p>Startups have an …

These Are the Biggest Reasons Startups Fail

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

3 Major Trends That Will Forever Change the Way We Work

The workplace is changing--rapidly. By staying ahead of these trends, you can make sure your business remains the leader of the pack.<p>While the "future of work" may feel like a phrase related to a far more advanced or revolutionary description of the modern workplace, the reality is that workers …

How the Immune System Controls Social Behavior

Researchers have found a new mechanism that could explain the link between social dysfunction and immune dysfunction.<p>More and more, we are discovering that the mind and the body are not separate. The brain is not just an ivory tower that sends orders from on high to a body that just does what it’s …

Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome)

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too.<p>When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press "play", …

These Are The Companies With The Best Work-Life Balance

Indeed combed millions of anonymous employee ratings on Fortune 500 companies to generate this list of top employers.<p>Finding a good balance between work and the rest of your life is a constant challenge for the connected employee–even when they’re in a dream job and have an empathetic …

12 Inspirational Quotes From Dalai Lama On How To Live A Good Life

Here are some jewels of wisdom from the Dalai Lama's 81 years of life.<p>Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, celebrated his 81st birthday Wednesday.<p>The Buddhist leader marked the occasion with a birthday celebration at the Drepung Monastery in Karnataka, India.<p>From his humble beginnings as a …

Dalai Lama

These Are Job Seekers’ Top 3 Priorities Right Now, According To LinkedIn

LinkedIn asked over 26,000 professionals what they look for most in an employer. This is what they said.<p>Last year, job openings in the U.S. hit a five-year high, clocking in at over 5 million, where they remain today. That’s a lot of positions that need filling, but the good news for employers is …

The fascinating, strange medical potential of psychedelic drugs, explained in 50+ studies - Vox

Welcome to <i>Show Me the Evidence,</i> where we go beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of science around the most pressing health questions of the day.<p>After years of struggling with treatments for his worsening cancer, Roy was miserable — anxious, depressed, hopeless. …

Consciousness

Former CEO of a $33 billion company explains how growing up in trailer parks taught him a key lesson about leadership

Growing up in a series of trailer parks across the Midwest, David Novak never envisioned himself as the head of a billion-dollar company.<p>As the CEO of Yum Brands from 1999 to 2015, Novak turned a PepsiCo spinoff into a global leader in the fast-food industry through the brands KFC, Taco Bell, and …

Leadership

5 Ways to Boost Your Resilience at Work

Currently, a quarter of all employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The World Health Organization describes stress as the “global health epidemic of the 21st century.” Many of us now work in constantly …

Personality Tests Are Popular, But Do They Capture The Real You?

Twelve years ago, I tried to drive a stake into the heart of the personality-testing industry. Personality tests are neither valid nor reliable, I argued, and we should stop using them — especially for making decisions that affect the course of people's lives, like workplace hiring and …

Psychology

Yoga saved my life: three people share their stories

At a time of difficulty last year I found comfort in yoga. I went through a period of torturous insomnia that left me wide awake every night until 3am, begging for my brain to switch off. I’d heard that yoga could help so started going to a local class. Immediately, I felt better. I loved how slow …

Mental Health

8 signs you're dating someone who is manipulative

When you’re with someone you genuinely love, it can be really difficult to admit it if things have gone south. It’s even harder to acknowledge if …

7 Traits Of Highly Influential Leaders

Without question, the world of work today runs on social media in some shape or form. It has changed the nature of work, play, friendship, commerce, …

Talent Management

Science has next to nothing to say about moral intuitions – Michael Mitchell

For centuries, philosophers have been using moral intuitions to reason about ethics. Today, some scientists think they’ve found a way to use …

The Brain

Chronic Loneliness Is a Modern-Day Epidemic

Humans were not designed to be solitary creatures. We evolved to survive in tribes; the need to interact is deeply ingrained in our genetic code. So …

Sorry, LinkedIn: The 11 biggest tech mergers in history almost all had terrible endings

In fall 2015, Dell bought EMC for $67 billion— the biggest pure-technology merger and the second-biggest tech deal ever.<p>In June, Microsoft shelled out a whopping $26 billion for LinkedIn, making it the priciest company the tech titan has ever bought.<p>Silicon Valley figures like investor Marc …

IT

A woman who has read over 4,000 résumés says this is the biggest mistake the most successful people make

Amy Adler, a certified master résumé writer, management coach, and career strategist for executives — who has read around 4,000 executives' résumés in her life — says that there's one common mistake many of these people make.<p>"Executives typically have broad, deep, and successful careers," she tells …