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Introvert Or Extrovert? Here's How Losing The Labels Leads To Greater Success

I’m going to make a bold statement: The majority of articles on how to identify introverts and extroverts are wrong. In my own company (like many others), the greatest members embody the characteristics of both. The classic advice has us mislabeled. So here’s my proposal: Why use these labels at …

Personality

The Perils of Comparing Ourselves to Others

It’s normal to wonder how we measure up to other people. According to social comparison theory, this drive is part of our basic desire to understand …

Best Indian Red Wines

The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational

The human brain is capable of 1016 processes per second, which makes it far more powerful than any computer currently in existence. But that doesn't …

7 Daily Habits to Keep Your Brain Health, According to a Neuroscientist

Many physical and emotional problems can be solved with a healthy brain. Here are the best ways to take care of yours.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, healthy, and smart. Many believe that a healthy body will get you there. Dr. Daniel G. Amen says a healthy body is not enough. He advocates maintaining a …

The Hidden Dangers Of Highly Emotional Intelligent Coworkers

Employees who are in complete control of their emotions can also manipulate the emotions of those around them.<p>You’ve probably heard by now that emotional intelligence is in hot demand. There’s research to suggest that high levels of emotional intelligence can lead to greater career success than can …

Why You Should Stop Serving the Feedback Sandwich | Inc.com

Originally published by <b>Adam Grant</b> on LinkedIn: Stop Serving the Feedback Sandwich<p>How do you give feedback to a CEO who's twice your age? I was 25, a new professor called in as a last-ditch, Hail Mary effort to save a dying company. They had already fired three consultants, so why not try me?<p>The CEO …

Leadership

The End of Solution Sales

The hardest thing about B2B selling today is that customers don’t need you the way they used to. In recent decades sales reps have become adept at discovering customers’ needs and selling them “solutions”—generally, complex combinations of products and services. This worked because customers didn’t …

Learn to Love Networking

Rami Niemi<p>“I hate networking.” We hear this all the time from executives, other professionals, and MBA students. They tell us that networking makes them feel uncomfortable and phony—even dirty. Although some people have a natural passion for it—namely, the extroverts who love and thrive on social …

Are you happy now? The uncertain future of emotion analytics

By the time we'll need reform, it might be too late.Read more...

Human Rights

How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Work Day

feridun akgüngör<p>You probably know the feeling all too well: You arrive at the office with a clear plan for the day and then, in what feels like just a moment, you find yourself on your way back home. Nine or 10 hours have passed but you’ve accomplished only a few of your priorities. And, most …

Mindfulness

How to Cultivate the Art of Serendipity

DO some people have a special talent for serendipity? And if so, why?<p>In 2008, an inventor named Steve Hollinger lobbed a digital camera across his studio toward a pile of pillows. “I wasn’t trying to make an invention,” he said. “I was just playing.” As his camera flew, it recorded what most of us …

Creativity

How the World’s Most Admired Companies Are Preparing for the Future

Keeping teams motivated and positioned to succeed is a demanding task in itself. But in today’s busy world it’s even more difficult, as leaders are …

How Big Data Can Sideline Innovation

Algorithms are great at telling you what customers are doing, but not so great at explaining why.<p>I recently asked a gathering of business leaders in New York City how much time they’d spent in a consumer’s home over the past year. Out of 3,000 executives in the audience, only two raised their …

7 Simple Micro Habits for Success

“Motivation makes us start to move toward our goals, but it is our habits that determine if we reach them.”<p>Habits are the way we think, feel and …

The 5 Commandments of Personal Development

Are you drowning under the sea of information on personal development? You wonder what you should really focus on in order to get results?<p>It is while …

Senior Managers Won’t Always Get Along

It’s virtually impossible to like everyone you meet. It’s even more unlikely that you will get along with everyone at work. People have different personalities, biases, values, ambitions, and interests, all of which affect the chemistry of their relationships. And if you throw in the pressures of …

Retraining Your Experiences: How to Defeat Negative Biases

As an operating device obeying the mind, the brain is a miracle of efficiency. One thing is does amazingly well is to take repeated patterns and turn …

Learning a foreign language may make you immune to 2 key decision-making biases

Investigations into the ways and means to combat these biases have lagged behind, but that's starting to change.<p>Now a team of researchers at the University of Chicago has reported that people are immune to two key biases when they think in their second, less familiar language.<p>The first half of the …

7 Social Media Psychology Studies That Will Make Your Marketing Smarter

One of my favorite things about social media is that it’s still such a young and new form of communication. It feels too early to take anything as a …

Psychology

Reviving the legacy of ‘Gara’, exquisite embroidery of Parsis

It took designer Zenobia Davar nearly six months to create this white garas<p>Photos: Anuja Gupta<p>“I lose my sleep if I do not get it right. I rip open …

Fashion (India)

25 Powerful Ways to Connect With People Online

Over its 25 years, <b>Ultimate Software</b> has grown its business through an impressive network spanning every corner of the globe. It is consistently one …

Stop Being Micromanaged

No one likes a boss who excessively scrutinizes work and constantly checks in. Not only is this micromanaging behavior annoying, it can stunt your professional growth. If you have a controlling boss, you don’t have to suffer. By assuaging a micromanager’s stress, you may be able to secure the …

An Introvert's Guide To Small Talk: Eight Painless Tips

Introverts tend to dread small talk. They worry that it will be boring, awkward, or that they’ll run out of things to say.<p>But in today’s world, small talk is difficult to avoid. Cocktail parties, networking events, and even the line for coffee at work may require a brief exchange of …

Self-help

Best Luggage For Serious Travel

<i>Featured products in this article are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale.</i><p>ForbesLife Magazine sent me on an extraordinary trip recently that’s the subject of a Summer 2015 feature in …

Luggage

Why Prefer Potential?

Movies that win Oscars seem to gain more viewers as a result. But it also seems that on the whole people are a lot more eager to watch Oscar …

Psychology

Advice Shows Status

When we give and seek advice, we think and talk as if we mainly just want to exchange useful information on the topic at hand. But seeking someone’s …

5 Steps to Claiming Your Power by Taming Your Inner Critic | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Let’s tell the truth. You would never dream of speaking to others the way you speak to yourself in your own mind. The language of the inner critic is …

Self-help

What To Do When You Have No Idea What To Do With Your Life (9 action steps to start)

Once upon a time, I had no idea what to do with my life.<p>Actually, there were many times while I was in college and after when I was lost. Even when I …