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Four Tips To Help You Feel Less Anxious About The Future

Some of us are better wired to deal with anxiety than others. But we can always train ourselves to be better at it.<p><i>This</i> <i>piece</i> <i>originally appeared on</i> <i>Shine</i><i>, a free daily motivational text, and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>A word that I think sounds just like it feels: ambiguous. Think about it: …

3 Powerful Interior Design Rules That Can Transform Your Home

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Negotiate from the Inside Out

Being a successful strategic negotiator requires calculated self-interest, along with a heavy dose of dissembling. Or so go the usual assumptions …

How Your Personality Type Affects Your Negotiation Style

A collaborative approach isn’t always the best option.<p>Negotiation is a scary thing. Whether you’re a college grad advocating for a salary bump for the first time, or a seasoned employee who needs to convince their bosses to allocate a bigger budget for training and development–it’s a situation …

Personality

How To Design Performance Reviews That Don’t Fail Women

For starters, let’s stop evaluating “leadership style.”<p>“You women find it more difficult toward your path to directorship. You are naturally consensus builders. We are looking for a specific profile.”<p>That’s what the director of another department once told me after blocking my promotion. I was …

The One Question I Ask To Stop Negative Thoughts From Ruining My Day

No meditation needed.<p><i>This piece originally appeared on Shine, a free daily text service, and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>I like to think I’m an unofficial expert on negative thinking. It’s not unusual for me to start and finish the day ruminating on something that <i>could</i> go wrong–but most likely …

10 Myths About Negotiating Your First Salary

You just got your first job offer. It’s an exciting and stressful time. The prospect of negotiating your salary feels especially daunting — you don’t want to ruffle any feathers. So you’re thinking about skipping the negotiation altogether. But negotiating your salary is extremely important, …

7 leadership lessons from former commanders of America's most elite warriors

These units contain some of the most elite warriors in the world.<p>And though each unit in SOCOM has its own culture, certain approaches are universal.<p>From their writings and from our interviews with former Navy SEAL commanders Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, former Delta Force commander going by the …

8 Incredible Online Resources for Creative Design Inspiration

<i>Design, whether it’s for print, digital marketing, editorials or websites, requires constant creative juice. But even the most prolific and</i> …

8 Secrets Of People Who Never Get Sick

See if their healthy habits will work for you<p>You probably know at least one person who always manages to stay healthy, even when everyone around them is coughing, sneezing, and feeling miserable. Annoying, right?<p>So what’s their secret? We asked eight super-healthy people to reveal how they dodge …

How to find work you love

Scott Dinsmore quit a job that made him miserable, and spent the next four years wondering how to find work that was joyful and meaningful. He shares …

Stop Paying Executives for Performance

For chief executives and other senior leaders, it is not unusual for 60-80% of their pay to be tied to performance – whether performance is measured by quarterly earnings, stock prices, or something else. And yet from a review of the research on incentives and motivation, it is wholly unclear why …

How to craft the perfect playlist for productivity

Nothing has more of a negative impact on my workday than forgetting my headphones.<p>Like most people, music is a huge part of my life. I listen to the most music while I work, sifting through playlists, from neo classical to indie to electronica on what seems like a never-ending search for the …

The truth about sugar in fruit: how much you should really eat - Telegraph

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

The Five Worst Recruiting Mistakes Employers Make

I use the term ‘employer’ to refer to an organization that employs people, but no employer is only an employer. Every organization has a purpose apart from employing people, of course. Some of them are vendors that market products.<p>Some employers are universities or government agencies. Some are …

10 Things Investors Must See In Your Idea To Invest

I talked to the team at 25k Startups, an incubator that hosts competitions for entrepreneur's best ideas, about what they look for in investment pitches.<p>Pitching is one of the most studied arts for investors to raise money. Being able to do it well can result in millions of funding, failing to do …

Science Guy Bill Nye’s radically simple blueprint for ending climate change

Bill Nye “The Science Guy” instilled an early appreciation for science in young Americans who grew up watching his TV show in the ’90s. And now, he’s using his voice to spark a national conversation about climate change.<p>The head of The Planetary Society and former Boeing engineer released a new …

How to Make Sure You’re Heard in a Difficult Conversation

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>A difficult conversation has to be a two-way street. You’re unlikely to come to a resolution if you don’t hear the other person out. But equally important when addressing a conflict is getting your message across. So after you’ve thoroughly listened to your counterpart, increase the …

4 Tips for Launching Minimum Viable Products Inside Big Companies

<i>“We have to disrupt ourselves before the market does.”</i> It’s not an uncommon mandate today. Established enterprises need to innovate to keep pace with the more nimble, smaller startups. Perhaps no approach has captured the imagination of big companies yearning to get more nimble than the lean …

What Generous People’s Brains Do Differently

Some people make giving look effortless. They’re the kind of people who bring donuts on Friday mornings and don’t think twice before helping overwhelmed colleagues, even if it means they end up working late (again). For these “givers,” taking one for the team comes <i>too</i> easily, and their needs often …

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

Lessons From a 91-Year-Old Entrepreneur That Are Still Relevant Today

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with 91-year-old entrepreneur Jack Nadel to ask him how he has been able to achieve sustainable success in a wide range of industries over a 70 year span of time.<p>Nadel started his first business …

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To Reduce Stress, Embrace Your Inner Type-B

Overtly, most of us say we dislike stress. But often we unconsciously hold on to it, thinking: <i>This is the way real leaders act</i>.<p>Stress and I have had a long, complicated relationship. Early in my career, it often felt like my naturally lower-stress, quiet management style was an impediment to …

Getting an Audience to Remember Your Presentation

Lots of articles about giving good presentations focus on structure and style. Tips focus on the role of stories to get people interested in the material, the value of summaries at the end of talk, and the many facets of presentation performance – things like how you should stand and ways to use …

What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Focus on Before a Job Interview

Years ago, when I was interviewing for the job of deputy editor at <i>Harvard Business Review</i>, I thought I had carefully prepared for my full day of interviews. I had my favorite suit dry cleaned and ready to go. I took my older daughter (a notoriously bad sleeper) to my parents’ house so I could count …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

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The Right Way to Roll Your Jeans

Without looking like you're wearing capris<p>From Marlon Brando to James Dean, expertly rolled denim is a timeless fashion move. But as the style of denim changes, so should the way you cuff the ankle. Brando could pull off a few tight rolls to show off his boots; in the ’80s, the New Kids on the …

Canada’s opt-in rules could change marketing as we know it

A marketer’s job is more complex than ever, thanks to our increasingly digital world. Now, the Canadian government has thrown another challenge into the mix: Canada’s Anti-Spam Law, or CASL, presumed to be the strictest marketing regulation in North America. And they won’t just affect Canadian …