Erwin De Vogel

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7 Smart Habits of Bosses That Show Emotional Intelligence

They make room daily for laughter and joy, and aren't afraid of expressing frustration, uncertainty or sadness. In short, they're human.<p>The best boss I've ever worked for did what any good leader with a high degree of emotional intelligence (EQ) does: He invested in my development. In short, he set …

Emotional Intelligence

Dear Managers: This Is How and When to Give Useful Feedback to Your Employees

If it's a one-time harmless mistake, do you really need to bring it up?<p>You know that giving your employees feedback--both positive encouragement and constructive criticism--is crucial to being a good manager (if you don't, read this and this).<p>But <i>where</i> and <i>when</i> you give it is just as important as …

Employment

Science says that charisma can be learned — here are 9 proven strategies

"Charisma is simply the result of learned behaviors," says Olivia Fox Cobane, author of "The Charisma Myth."

If Your Employees Can't Answer This 1 Simple Question, They're a Lot Less Productive Than You Think

Nothing is more powerful for tracking productivity than these 6 words.<p>Want to know a dirty little secret in business? Everyone loves being busy.<p>Don't believe me? Try walking into your office and asking all of your employees this one simple question:<p>"What results did you achieve today?"<p>More often …

Want to Be a Better Leader? Try Staying Quiet

Staying quiet doesn't mean you have become passive or overstepped, it means you've created space for impact.<p>There's a quote by Plato that has always stuck with me: "Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools speak because they have to say something."<p>It's a saying that has helped my …

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

Finally — Affordable Luggage We Actually Like

If all eyes are on premium economy — a new, but quickly growing sector of air travel — then the Delta Comfort+ of the suitcase industry is a New …

Luggage

You can teach yourself to read an entire book in a single day

There’s no better superfood for your brain than a book.<p>Reading is the best way to rapidly gain a deep, and broad understanding of a topic or discipline.<p>You can read an entire book every day, but it will cost you. It’s a massive goal and can be unreasonable, but it works for me.<p>I am selective about …

Writing

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

10 things smart people never say

There are some things you simply never want to say at work.<p>These phrases carry special power: They have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even …

Emotional Intelligence

9 bad manager mistakes that make good people quit

It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain …

Employment

Empowered Kids Have Parents Who Use These 3 Strategies

The principles are simple enough, but you can't quit, and you have to tell your reptilian brain to shut up.<p>By far the biggest irony of being a parent is that, while it's human nature to want to feel needed, if we're doing our job as a mother or father, we have to empower our kids, at least on a …

7 things to do instead of shouting at your kids

Swore you'd never be a 'shouty mum' but yell on a regular basis? You're not alone. Top parenting experts offer some alternatives<p>The reasons we shout …

Safe-Space

Finally There’s A Diver’s Watch That Fits Perfectly With Your Suit

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How to give yourself a salon-style face massage for free

Beauty experts share the amazing way you can benefit your face and body - minus pricey salon prices.<p>Your face is your calling card but the best …

The One Interview Question You Aren't Asking But Should Be

Whether you are a business owner or manager, it is guaranteed that you have done your fair share of interviews. The process alone is daunting, between shuffling through hundreds of often unqualified candidates and spending hours narrowing it down to the 10 or 20 resumes that are worthy of an …

Employment

We Studied 100 Mentor-Mentee Matches — Here’s What Makes Mentorship Work

Whitnie Narcisse runs First Round's Mentorship Program and has learned exactly what it takes to make mentor-mentee relationships truly …

Everything You Should Know About Happy Relationships in One Infographic

From communication to intimacy, this data visual has it all covered.<br>Read More

The Best Scuba Diving Locations in the World

All year long, you listen to our advice on what dive destinations should be added to your bucket lists. (Thank you.) And for 25 years now, we’ve …

How to lose belly fat: The only 3 exercises and foods to help you burn fat fast

How to lose belly fat: The only 3 exercises and foods to help you burn fat fast<p>If how to lose belly fat is something that’s been on your mind, you’re …

This Diet Burns Fat Like No Other—and You've Probably Never Heard of It

The ketogenic diet is having a moment. Scientists are beginning to discover that this relatively little-known diet reduces inflammation in the brain, …

Nutrition

17 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

<b>• Leading others can be challenging at times.</b><p><b>• But there are some subtle signs that you're an exceptional boss.</b><p><b>• It all comes down to your listening skills, empathy, and confidence.</b><p>It's not always easy being in charge.<p>Managing others comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management …

How to Resolve Conflicts with a Remote Coworker

Working as part of a remote team, with colleagues spread out in different locations, is increasingly common and surprisingly challenging. Absent non-verbal cues, it’s often difficult to gauge how your relationship is going. If something does start to derail your relationship, you don’t have the …

I took nootropics every day for a week—here’s what happened

Just like how subsisting on Soylent instead of actual food became a habit among Silicon Valley bros years before you could buy a bottle at 7-Eleven, …

Employees Say This 1 Thing Would Make Them Work Harder (And 6 Reasons Why Managers Won't Do It) | Inc.com

Contrary to popular belief, fear isn't the strongest motivator.<p>81 percent of respondents to Glassdoor's <i>Employee Appreciation Survey</i> said they're motivated to work harder when their boss shows appreciation for their work. In contrast, only 38 percent said they work harder when their boss is …

Employment

How one couple saved their marriage by asking each other a simple question

For years, novelist Richard Paul Evans and his wife Keri struggled with their marriage. Then, one day, they learned to ask each other a simple question: “How can I make your day better?”<p>The question, which Evans wrote about in a viral blog post, saved their marriage.<p>The Salt Lake City, Utah couple …

Relationships

All The Cars I Convinced People Not To Buy In 2017

As you may be aware, in addition to blogging hot takes about cars and giving you car buying advice, I run a consulting business where I actually help …

How to Establish a Meeting-Free Day Each Week

One tweak to your weekly schedule could make the difference between confidently accomplishing your strategic objectives and scrambling to keep up with the day-to-day. That simple change? Having a meeting-free day.<p>Establishing one day with no meetings is a technique that I used throughout 2016 to …

7 Tricky Work Situations, and How to Respond to Them

You know the moment: a mood-veering, thought-steering, pressure-packed interaction with a colleague, boss, or client where the right thing to say is stuck in a verbal traffic jam between your brain and your mouth.<p>Sian Beilock, president of Barnard College and author of <i>Choke</i>, found that this …