Giovanni Barbera

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How to Get the Upper Hand in Any Negotiation, According to an FBI Negotiator

The secret to getting what you want is this simple but powerful question.<p>The trick in negotiations, experts agree, is managing to balance the need to be tough with the need to be liked (especially, it's sad to say, if you're a woman). The people that drive the best deals somehow manage to keep …

Project Management | The 5 New Rules of Face-To-Face Communication

Ever had this internal conversation: Why meet when you can call? Why call when you can email? Why email when you can text? Why text when you can …

What to Do When You Get a New Boss Every Few Months

In some workplaces, reorgs and personnel changes are constant, which means that you might be getting a new boss every few months. How do you develop an effective relationship with your manager when the person filling that role keeps shifting? How much of an investment should you make? How can you …

531: Brexit And The Leadership Equivalent Of Empty Calories

Don't Sign Anything Without Knowing These 7 Contract Negotiation Tactics

The outcome of a contract negotiation will have a tremendous impact on the future of your business. Here are a few ways to control the flow and get the most value for your company.<p>Inevitably, in business or in life, you will need to negotiate a contract. This applies to everything from structured …

The Surprising Truth About the Perfect Brainstorm

Follow these steps to make your next brainstorming session productive and inspirational.<p>My article on brainstorming sessions that make people crazy generated a lot of requests for tips to make brainstorming effective. If you follow this guide, not only will you save the sanity of your team, you may …

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Networking Tips For Scientists - The Psychology Behind Connecting | Cheeky Scientist® | Industry Training For Intelligent People

<i>Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D.</i><p>Like most PhD students I went to graduate school because I liked doing independent research. I liked having the time …

Why Measuring Systems Matters More Than Measuring People

No one can do their best job when the wrong processes are in place<p>When something goes wrong at your company, what's the first thing you do? Many leaders start looking for a head to roll. They immediately turn to the person closest to the problem. Whether it's an individual, department, or division …

Management

Contextual Intelligence

Photography: Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2013<p>Artwork: Tomás Saraceno, Poetic Cosmos of the Breath, 2013, Hong Kong, China<p>Whether as managers or as academics, we study business to extract learning, formalize it, and apply it to puzzles we wish to solve. That’s why we go to business school, why we write …

Why is 'x' the unknown?

Why is 'x' the symbol for an unknown? In this short and funny talk, Terry Moore gives the surprising answer.

The 4 Quadrants of Creation

Think of something you have thus far failed to achieve or create. Now answer this question: Is it because you couldn't, you didn't really want to, or both?<p>Think of something you have thus far failed to achieve or create...<p>Now answer this question:<p>Is it because you couldn't, you didn't really want …

Self-improvement

37 More Words That Will Make People Like You Even More

When I wrote about the magic words that engender positive feelings in others, I was amazed and gratified by the response.b As always, focus on what you say as much as what you do.<p>The other day, my email was flooded with thousands of notices that people were signing up for my weekly newsletter. At …

How To Use 10 Psychological Theories To Persuade People

Influence your audience without feeling sleazy about it with these tips on social media.<p>What are we really talking about when we’re talking about conversions?<p>Persuasion, right? Influence.<p>When we talk about conversions, we are, most of the time, discussing ways we can be more persuasive, more …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

5 Steps Toward Building Influence as a Great Thought Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you have something to say about a topic you are well versed in? If so, you could become an influential thought leader in your field of expertise.<p>Thought leaders are CEOs, businesspeople, entrepreneurs and other individuals who are …

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Tips for switching careers | Financial Times

Changing your job function or industry requires careful planning and research. The challenges multiply when you are trying to do both at the same …

Lavoro: 10 consigli per avere successo con i cacciatori di teste | Redazione Finanza.com

Qual è il modo migliore per entrare in contatto con una società di cacciatori di teste? E quali sono le cose da non fare assolutamente? Ecco un …

Got a meeting? Take a walk

Nilofer Merchant suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health: Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it …

A 17-Year-Old Invented This Smart Device That Makes Clean Water And Power At The Same Time

17-year-old Cynthia Sin Nga Lam, one of 15 finalists in this year’s Google Science Fair, started researching renewable electricity generation last …

3 Behaviors That Drive Successful Salespeople

Most people consider selling to be an art rather than a science: some people have it and some people don’t. But this leaves a lot of uncertainty in what is often a company’s most profitable department, and it makes managing a high-functioning sales force notoriously difficult. The prevailing …

Businesses must do the hard work of exploring leaders’ hang-ups | Financial Times

Most chief executives think of themselves as rational. Certainly, in the world of closely scrutinised listed companies, it would be unwise for …

Eurozone economy fails to grow in second quarter | Financial Times

The eurozone’s economic recovery has shuddered to a halt, bolstering calls for the European Central Bank to take aggressive measures to boost growth …

Guest post: selective “recoupling” in EM? | Financial Times

By George Iwanicki of JP Morgan Asset Management<p>In recent years, EMs have struggled relative to DMs because of the widening gap in economic …

10 awesome Google features you should be using

The reason the Google home page is so bare is that, way back when it was just starting out in a Silicon Valley garage, no one working there knew how to program a web page to make it look pretty.<p>In fact, even the word Google was a mistake. The founders really wanted “Googol” – the digit 1 followed …

EmDrive Is an Engine That Breaks the Laws of Physics and Could Take Us to Mars

An experimental engine is gaining acceptance among scientists, and could introduce a new era of space travel — it only had to break a law of physics …