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The Power of Listening in Helping People Change

Giving performance feedback is one of the most common ways managers help their subordinates learn and improve. Yet, research revealed that feedback could actually hurt performance: More than 20 years ago, one of us (Kluger) analyzed 607 experiments on feedback effectiveness and found that feedback …

Psychology

How People Analytics Can Help You Change Process, Culture, and Strategy

It seems like every business is struggling with the concept of transformation. Large incumbents are trying to keep pace with digital upstarts., and even digital native companies born as disruptors know that they need to transform. Take Uber: at only eight years old, it’s already upended the …

Management

35 Ways to Earn up to 11% on Your Money

Since the Great Recession, many investors' portfolios have been a tale of feast and famine. Stocks have racked up hefty gains, while the lowest …

Investing

7 Filipino Designers You Need to Know

In the Philippines, there's a pointed purpose for everything people have in their closets.<p>Filipinos make strong distinctions between clothes they wear at home, to work, for special occasions, and every other event on their social calendar. For instance, the minute I walked into my house growing up, …

Asia

Diversifying Your Portfolio 101: How Many Stocks Should You Own?

Deciding how many stocks to own in your portfolio could make or break your investment returns. Here are three simple approaches to portfolio …

Investing

7 Jaw-Dropping Marijuana Statistics You Have to See to Believe

A newly released report projects robust growth for the cannabis industry over the next five years.<p>The marijuana industry is growing like a weed, and …

Cannabis

13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

Psychology

The 25 best countries to buy rental property and make money on the side

Buying a rental property is a wise way to earn passive income.<p>As a landlord, you're getting paid to own something, rather than paying to own it. The mortgage is often covered by rental income from tenants, and if you play your cards right you'll profit after covering insurance, taxes, and …

Real Estate

53 Best Dividend Stocks for 2018 and Beyond

Dividend stocks that can be counted on to raise their payouts annually never go out of style, but they're even more compelling given today's …

Investing

Success in America has nothing to do with hard work — and we're in the middle of a 'war on normal people'

<i>The below is an excerpt from "The War on Normal People: The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income is Our Future" by Andrew Yang.</i><p>I recently had dinner with a friend of mine who works for a real estate investment firm. We met at a Japanese restaurant in Manhattan. …

Universal Basic Income

Downsizing a House to Expand the Garden: At Home with Landscape Architect William Dangar

Though he’s a landscape architect known for designing gardens to complement large houses, Australia-based William Dangar often gets to work with only …

Landscaping

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

Michael Cohen

The Future Is Freelance: How to Optimize Independent Worker Output

By treating freelancers like human beings, companies can ensure they'll never be at a loss for top talent, even on the most challenging projects.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Employees at massive companies often toil away without seeing a financial benefit -- and they …

Employment

These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

Podcasting

The 12 gripping science fiction and fantasy novels you need to check out this May

This month’s picks include stories about AI, interstellar warfare, and a world without prisons<p>A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Slate’s podcast <i>Slow Burn</i>, an engrossing dive into the Watergate scandal that eventually prompted President Richard Nixon to resign. The series prompted me to pick up a …

Books

Yield Traps: When Dividends Sound Too Good to Be True

Just because a stock has a high yield doesn’t make it a good dividend stock.<p>All things being equal, higher dividend yields are better. However, many …

Investing

Opinion: We’re on the cusp of the third digital revolution, and here’s how not to be left behind

Over the past 50 years, two digital revolutions — in communication and computation — have created unprecedented wealth and transformed how we live, …

Fabrication

The Top 6 Value ETFs for Smart Investors

Bargain hunters should look closely at these exchange-traded funds.<p>Everyone likes a bargain, and value investors understand that they can take …

Investing

How to be happy in today’s crazy world: 3 secrets from research

Sometimes it feels like the world is actively conspiring against your happiness. Now before you start folding your tin foil hat, let me say that you …

Happiness

Why a middle-class lifestyle can now cost you over $300,000 a year

Let me tell you a sad story: In order to comfortably raise a family in an expensive coastal city like San Francisco or New York, you've got to make …

Personal Finance

Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI

Publication Date: <b>March 20, 2018</b><p>AI is radically transforming business. Are you ready? Look around you. Artificial intelligence is no longer just a futuristic notion. It's here right now--in software that senses what we need, supply chains that "think" in real time, and robots that respond to changes …

Artificial Intelligence

4 soft skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Navigating the job search as a candidate can feel pretty opaque. From your perspective, it's difficult to identify which skills you should …

Project Management

In Just 11 Words, Billionaire Richard Branson Gives his Best Career Advice (It Came From His Mom)

Mother knows best<p>Richard Branson is a force of nature.<p>In addition to being an actual knight, he is the founder of the Virgin Group, which now controls more than 400 companies. His net worth is $5 billion, which puts him seventh on a list of the wealthiest British billionaires. Plus, he's known for …

Immune System

Foreigners enchanted with Japan’s perfect powder are changing the face of its ski towns

Long queues for chairlifts and hours-long traffic jams on highways to Japan’s mountains characterized the ski boom that accompanied the economic bubble of the 1980s and early 1990s.<p>With the bursting of that bubble, so went the country’s ski industry. According to the Japan Productivity Center, a …

America’s villages are collapsing—so who’s raising the children?

Almost four years ago, I sat in my daughter’s nursery, stressed and anxious. I felt the walls of parenthood pressing in. Our nanny had just quit with no notice, our second daughter was due in six weeks, I had preschool applications to write for our 2-year-old, and the constant work pressures that …

This Former Google Exec Shares Why Leaders Get Happiness Wrong and Why Meditation No Longer Makes Sense

Mo Gawdat, author of 'Solve for Happy,' shares his happiness equation, so you can be content at work and in life.<p><i>In this series,</i> The Way We Work, <i>Entrepreneur Associate Editor Lydia Belanger examines how people foster productivity, focus, collaboration, creativity and culture in the workplace.</i><p>Mo …

Happiness

Retirement Series: You Just Turned 40, It's Showtime!

You are 40 and haven't saved for retirement. Though there is no need to despair, it's time for serious action.<p>We discuss our hypothetical couple – …

This Ivy League Expert Shows How Storytelling Is Key in Any Business - Do You Know How to Use It?

Telling stories is absolutely necessary for effective communication. This Columbia University expert shares what you need to know.<p>Lots of people think they're good storytellers, but not everyone has the gift. The truth is that many of your friends may just be suffering through your boring …

Columbia University

What should I say when I’m reaching out to someone I don’t know?

<b>Q: What should I say if I’m reaching out to someone I don’t know on LinkedIn?</b><p>Dear Social Networker,<p>Reaching out to prospective clients and colleagues online may seem like a friendly inquiry, but don’t approach networking online the same way that you would at a business or networking event.<p>While …

Thought Leadership

3 Simple Ways to Make Your Employees Excited to Come to Work Every Day

What any leader, in any industry needs to know.<p>Employee engagement is one of the most highly discussed topics in the corporate world. Peruse any business media site and you'll quickly find stories about the best places to work, the coolest companies, and the cultures that are doing phenomenal …