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The Simple Interview Trick That Will Get You The Job

If you want one thing to focus on in your next job interview (and every job interview you attend in the future) here it is: focus on the person sitting across the desk from you.<p>It is normal and natural to focus on yourself in a job interview. You want to put your best foot forward. You can’t wait …

Profit

8 Books Every Manager Should Read to Become a Better Leader

There's a worthwhile book out there for whatever you need to move forward on your leadership journey.<p>6 min read<p>It is okay to admit that managing other people is challenging. It requires monitoring multiple emotional energies, personalities and preferences while also caring about yourself. Even …

Self-improvement

4 Examples That Will Confirm You Were Born to Be a Leader

Do you have a natural bent for people and relationships? That's a good starting point.<p>Ever wonder if you're true leadership material? Perhaps you've been told you are, but the question is <i>by what standard</i>? Thousands of leadership books are written each year, many of them with marketing agendas to …

Leadership

20 Simple Habits That Will Make You Happier

I am fascinated with the habits that affect happiness, health, productivity and success. I read everything I can get my hands on related to these …

Happiness

What Is the 4-7-8 Breathing Technique?

The 4-7-8 breathing technique is a breathing pattern developed by Dr. Andrew Weil. It’s based on an ancient yogic technique called pranayama, which …

Meditation

Why hiring an ‘average’ employee can be dangerous

Every leader knows that bad employees are bad for business, but average employees can be even worse. A recent McKinsey & Company paper suggested a …

Employment

This could be the most important chart of the century for investors

“Oh, that’s all, huh? No pressure.”<p>That’s basically the initial response we got when we asked an assortment of financial and economic types for what …

Stock Markets

Pork Chops with Wine and Garlic

Heat the oil and 2 tablespoons of the butter in a heavy skillet over high heat. Salt and pepper both sides of the pork chops and sear them until …

20 Executives Share Lessons They Wish They Could Have Told Their Younger Selves

Take some tips from high-achieving individuals keen on identifying their mistakes, learning from them, and growing into better human beings.<p>Ideally, with age comes wisdom. Nobody's perfect, but the highest-achieving individuals are keen on identifying their mistakes, learning from them, and growing …

In Just 2 Words, Jeff Bezos Sums Up What Separates Winners From Dreamers

There may be no single formula for success, but Jeff Bezos' annual letter to stockholders comes darn close.<p>Few figures have captured our attention the way Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has. In just under 23 years Amazon has soared from revenues fo $500,000 to $178,000,000,000, from nine …

Leadership

8 Insights on Leadership from GM CEO Mary Barra and the Wharton People Analytics Conference - The Wharton School

EMBA student Robert Chen, WG’19, an executive coach at Exec|Comm in New York City, highlights takeaways about leadership from Mary Barra, CEO of …

15 Body Language Hacks That’ll Instantly Make You More Impressive At An Interview

Being successful is not something everyone can achieve. Not for the lack of trying, of course. Sometimes, it's just the way you walk, talk or behave. …

Body Language

Five Ways to Get Paid Without Photographing Portraits

In a saturated market of incoming photographers each holiday or tax season, it is easy to get discouraged when you are trying to get paid clients in …

Scrum And DevOps

Hello great people of the world. Welcome back to Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) blog series with yours truly. This time we’re going talk about …

Project Management

Key Traits for Best Team Leaders

Inland Empire

The Twelve Most Important Reads for Life: MBA Edition

<b>Full disclosure</b>: This list ignores many important parts of an MBA education, including accounting, statistics, and Excel spreadsheets. Instead, it …

This may be the best time for value over growth stocks in 17 years

Value stocks, which have been overshadowed by growth stocks including Amazon, Alphabet and Netflix, may make a comeback beginning this year as …

Never, Ever Go To A Job Interview Without These 10 Things

The key to a great job interview is preparation.<p>As somebody who has interviewed thousands of candidates I can tell you that it is very sad to meet a candidate who is smart and friendly — but also, sadly unprepared for the interview.<p>When you ask a candidate, “What do you know about our company so …

Job Interviews

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

Opinion: Here’s how to think clearly about the Fed, stocks, and interest rates

Interest rates are making headlines again. Are rates going up or down? Is this good news, bad news, or no news for the stock market? These are …

How To Be Ruthlessly Organized

As a child, I was obsessed with everything in my room being perpendicular or parallel to everything else. I was a weird kid — very organized, but weird. My love for organization is the major reason why I was able to be a triple major in college, a product manager at Google, a successful …

Productivity

19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

How Not to Suck as a Manager Comes Down to Displaying These 3 Rare Behaviors

We can learn a lot from the practice of servant leadership.<p>U.S. companies will literally spend billions of dollars annually on leadership development programs to strengthen its high-potential talent. Fact is, there's a drastic leadership shortage in the pipeline across industries, and executives …

Ten Years After the Bear Stearns Bailout, Nobody Thinks It Would Happen Again

Key players have spent the last decade arguing about what was done, defending past decisions and wondering how such a crisis would play out today<p>A major investment bank careens toward bankruptcy. It has $400 billion in assets, 85 years of history and deep ties to every major bank on Wall Street. As …

Finance

Want to Be a Great Leader? The Smartest Ones Start by Doing These 4 Rare Things

If you want your employees to respect you and give you exceptional performance, adopt these four behaviors of the best leaders.<p>Do you work for a boss who has been defined as a "driver?" You know, he or she "drives performance" and "drives results." Maybe even, "drives people?" (maybe into the …

Want to Be Irresistible to Hiring Managers? Do These 2 Things Immediately on LinkedIn

You can make recruiters come to you with this tip.<p>Everyone dreams of having a top employer contact them about a job opening. The constant rejection that comes with job search is so intense, when you finally get an email or a call from a hiring manager, there's a feeling of euphoria. This makes …

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Telling Stories Will Make You a Thought Leader

Are you a thought leader? Should you be?<p>People ask me about thought leadership all the time. They want to know what it is and whether they should be …

Become a Public Speaking Phenom With These 8 Simple Tips

Speaking onstage to hundreds of people can be daunting, so follow these tips to captivate an audience.<p>As a television anchor, I'm used to being in front of a camera. What I'm not used to is speaking to a room full of blinking, live human beings. It's one thing to stare into a camera lens; it's …