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27 things you should do on your first day of work

"Most of us remember our first days at every job because of the heightened pressure to impress," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job." "But you can reduce your anxiety by being …

The Only Three Networking Emails You Need To Know How To Write

“Hi, you may not remember me, but . . . ” is a lame way to reintroduce yourself. Try this instead.<p>I’m all about being up front when you network. It’s helpful to be honest about why you’re reaching out (for example, you’re going through a job search or moving to a new city). It can combat nerves and …

12 things successful people do every Friday afternoon

"Successful people tend to adhere to routines in general, so it's no surprise that the <i>most</i> successful people I know maintain a Friday afternoon routine," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "The Humor Advantage."<p>Here are 12 things successful people typically do on a …

Stanford MBAs Are Coveting a Six-Figure Job That You Can Get for Free | Inc.com

When you think of the prototypical MBA, you imagine someone seeking a job in consulting or banking. But today, top graduates are gunning for jobs in product management.<p>Cornell, Harvard, Northwestern, and other top-tier business schools are all getting in on it, designing highly popular curricula …

Product Management

What the Best Managers Are Asking Their Employees During 1-on-1s

How much do you really know about your employees’ professional goals? With the fast pace of today’s business world, many managers opt for a simple …

How one author influenced the CEOs of Apple, Facebook, and AirBnB

Following a piece of advice from AirBnb CEO Brian Chesky, I went to look for "the source", i.e. common habits that successful individuals share that I could potentially apply myself. Daily meditation was one practice I discovered. The other was the value of reading.<p>Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and …

Twelve Rules for New Grads

What advice would you give new college graduates about launching themselves into the workforce? Beginning May 12, 2013, I facilitated a discussion around this question on LinkedIn. The hundreds of responses offered a wealth of advice and insight about what it takes to make a successful transition …

How Will You Measure Your Life?

<i>Editor’s Note: When the members of the class of 2010 entered business school, the economy was strong and their post-graduation ambitions could be limitless. Just a few weeks later, the economy went into a tailspin. They’ve spent the past two years recalibrating their worldview and their definition</i> …

21 Awesome Places to Learn Critical Skills That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and professional, say researchers. It makes communities more productive and …

Learning

The Workplace As An Experience: Three New HR Roles Emerge

What will “the new normal” look like for how companies source, develop, and engage employees? It has been seven years since McKinsey coined the phrase “the new normal,” referring to the fundamental changes in the business landscape following the recession of 2008.<p><b>The New Focus On The Employee</b> …

Human Resources

How Playing a Sport Can Get Women to the C-Suite

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer</i> …

Manpower's CEO just gave us an awesome solution to the 'robots taking human jobs' conundrum

Over 2,500 of the world's most powerful people have talked about the risks and opportunities surrounding "The Fourth Industrial Revolution" this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.<p>The biggest risk that has been pointed out time and time again when Business Insider spoke to the …

New report heralds mass data monitoring in higher education – but there are concerns about how much say students and staff will have<p>‘If you liked this course in moral philosophy at University College London, you may also like this course on metaphysics at the University of Edinburgh, and to …

Higher Education

Use This Simple Math Problem to Kick Critical Thinking Into High Gear

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s 9 a.m. on a Tuesday morning. Or maybe it’s 10 a.m. on a Wednesday. Or maybe your team meets on Thursdays around 11 a.m. It’s that time of week where a group of smart go-getters sit down for their weekly data-dump meeting. Everyone …

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement

Lives We Can Learn From

Hayley Warnham<p>Conscientious leaders think long and hard about their legacies. They ask, <i>How will I be remembered? What will I pass on? Which ideas and values will outlive me?</i> These questions can feel so overwhelming that it’s tempting to just live your life and let others write the eulogy (or, as my …

Succeed in New Situations

Jeffrey Decoster<p>Success almost always requires putting yourself into new situations. To further your career, you must take new jobs, join new organizations, transfer to new office locations, and meet and build relationships with new customers, suppliers, and industry peers.<p>Executives get a lot of …

10 Great Apps Every Leader Needs to Be Effective

Let technology radically enhance your leadership. It’s not enough for today’s leaders to focus only on getting things done. 21st century leaders must …

The End of Expertise

What if what you know didn’t matter anymore? What if knowledge became a commodity? What if everyone could be an expert?<p>Far-fetched, you think? Well, in fact, the “what if” is no longer speculative; it is here already. Talk to people in such professional service industries as private banking, …

10 Great Apps Every Leader Needs to Be Effective | Inc.com

It's not enough for twenty-first-century leaders to focus on getting things done. They must also connect with employees to inspire performance. Digging deeper, top management today needs to marry purpose and meaning to each employee's contribution. Amid these expectations, and these are but a …

Apps

Over 50 Learning Theories Explained for Teachers

October 29, 2015<br>Theory informs practice and without a solid theoretical base we risk having an impaired praxis. This is clearly noticeable in the …

Education Technology

9 Counterintuitive Lessons About Success You Can Learn From Tony Robbins | Inc.com

If you think Tony Robbins’s enduring fame, wealth, and huge influence come from the fact that he’s overflowing with charisma and inspiration--and almost impossibly tall--you’re wrong. Or only partly right.<p>I’ll admit that I believed this myself about Robbins for many years, mainly because of his …

Self-improvement

How to Design an Agenda for an Effective Meeting

We’ve all been in meetings where participants are unprepared, people veer off-track, and the topics discussed are a waste of the team’s time. These problems — and others like it — stem from poor agenda design. An effective agenda sets clear expectations for what needs to occur before and during a …

11 Tricks Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, And Other Famous Execs Use To Run Meetings

We've already learned that meetings fall apart thanks to sloppy agendas, un-articulated ground rules, and other structural mistakes.<p>So we decided to look at how some of the most effective executives in history — from GM czar Alfred Sloan to Apple prince Steve Jobs to Facebook queen Sheryl Sandberg …