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These are the verbs that should never appear on your resume — and what to use instead

Your resume isn't a place for modesty; it's a chance to show companies all the awesome things you've done — and what you can do for them if given a chance. Take the opportunity to liven things up a bit. Weak, vague or overused verbs can actually diminish the excellent work you did at your last job, …

Employment

6 Ways Truly Effective Leaders Deliver Feedback

Stay focused. Listen carefully. Be compassionate.<p>I'll never forget one of the first courses I took at Wharton, where I was studying for my MBA many years ago. It was a course on leadership taught by Professor Stewart Friedman, founding director of the Wharton Leadership Program, and author of …

Leadership

The Surprising Way to Be More Effective at Storytelling | Inc.com

By now, most of us are familiar with "the irresistible power of storytelling as a business tool" (as <i>Harvard Business Review</i> describes it) to get people's attention, involve them emotionally and help them remember the content you're trying to convey.<p>But you may not know that the traditional way we …

Public Speaking

How to tell if you’re emotionally intelligent

Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognise and manage both your emotions and the emotions of others.<p>According to Psychology Today, it can …

Emotional Intelligence

The Explainer: How Management Teams Can Have a Good Fight

These six tactics create productive conflict with a focus on issues, not personalities.

Management

Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

Esther is a well-liked manager of a small team. Kind and respectful, she is sensitive to the needs of others. She is a problem solver; she tends to see setbacks as opportunities. She’s always engaged and is a source of calm to her colleagues. Her manager feels lucky to have such an easy direct …

Emotional Intelligence

To Defuse an Argument, Think About the Future

If you’re caught up in conflict with someone, there are a few practical strategies that can help you resolve the situation. These strategies include seeking compromise, taking the other person’s perspective, being humble, trying to forgive, and not casting blame. But personal conflicts are …

Psychology

New Year, New Game: Groove Your Downswing for Longer Drives

<b>The New Year is nearly upon us, so it’s time to start thinking about golf for 2017. We’ve assembled some basic tips to serve as a New Year’s</b> …

Why Your ‘I Am Good Enough’ Affirmations May Not Work

You're reading Why Your ‘I Am Good Enough’ Affirmations May Not Work, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

Mount Everest

15 Crucial Tips All Leaders Need to Know Now | Inc.com

Times are changing. Whether it's the colder weather, holiday cheer, post-election ruckus, or the fast-approaching new year, things are not what they once were. The truth is that we live in an evolving world that is not the stationary noun we pretend it to be.<p>In our modern selfie-centered society, …

Leadership

6 Reasons to Get Better at Leading Meetings

Most people see meetings as a burden, a waste of time, or a general annoyance. But meetings aren’t going away. The good news is that leaders have the opportunity to significantly improve how meetings are run at your company, which could boost your influence and your career.<p>A recent study, published …

Participation

5 Steps to Help Yourself Recover from a Setback

This was not your best week. Something didn’t go right. Let’s say it was a negotiation that didn’t play out your way.<p>What do you do afterward? You might go to a bar with friends, talk to your spouse, or call your mom. But those are just delay tactics. Soon the ruminating will begin. You’ll wonder …

Self-help

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Multitask, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Time Management

Leading Change: 6 Reasons Change Management Strategies Fail

There are hundreds if not thousands of books about change management. There are courses managers can take an oodles of “expert” consultants companies can higher. So why do so many organizations get it wrong. In a 2013 Strategy&/Katzenbach Center survey of global senior leaders on culture and change …

Management

How a Culture of Silence Eats Away at Your Company

Most people think they will speak up when something negative happens at work, but few actually do. Take these examples from a recent survey we did with managers and employees:<p>“We had an assistant who created a very adversarial atmosphere. We walked on eggshells around her. People would rather do …

Workplace Safety

7 Signs You're an Effective and Influential Leader

Successful bosses share these traits that command respect and inspire employee productivity.<p>It's not always easy to gauge how you're doing as a boss.<p>Your reports aren't always likely to tell you how you're undermining their performance -- or even what you're doing well that they'd like to see more …

Human Resources

Figure Out the Leadership Style That Fits Who You Are

We all want to be part of a great success story. To run, start, or play a senior role in a company that wins big or changes the course of its industry. To launch a brand that dazzles customers and dominates its markets. To be the kind of executive or entrepreneur who creates jobs, generates wealth, …

Leadership

How to Put the Right Amount of Pressure on Your Team

While the popular press talks of stress as a negative to be avoided, seasoned managers know better. If you’re trying to drum up new business, get a customer’s order out on time, or hit your numbers for the quarter, a little stress goes a long way. It’s even more important when you’re trying to …

Subpar

So, You Want To Be An Effective Leader. How Are Your...

So, You Want To Be An Effective Leader. How Are Your Conversational Skills?<p>Contrary to traditional — and misguided — belief, leading is not merely …

7 Science-Backed Steps To Take Before Quitting A Job That’s Burning You Out

Here’s the latest research on the small tweaks you can make to fall back in love with a job that’s getting the better of you.<p>When you first moved your things into your office, you couldn’t wait to put your talents to use and impress your new colleagues with your dedication and drive.<p>But at some …

Princeton University

7 Powerful Phrases Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Use Daily

EQ is just as important as IQ, and it all starts with these communication tips.<p>Emotional intelligence may be labeled a "soft skill" -- but to be a leader in today's workplace, it's just as vital as any technical wizardry or IQ.<p>Emotional intelligence, or EI, refers to the ability to know oneself as …

Leadership

7 Things Successful People do Differently

You're reading 7 Things Successful People do Differently, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying …

Self-improvement

How Long It Really Takes To Form a New Habit (and how to get started)

You're reading How Long It Really Takes To Form a New Habit (and how to get started), originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Self-improvement

The One Thing You Need to Remember When Assigning Tasks to Your Team

There are only two ways to create value: through projects and processes. Leaders need to understand the difference and make sure they put “project …

Salesforce

Improve Your Résumé by Turning Bullet Points into Stories

You’re searching for a new job. Updating your LinkedIn profile and résumé. Describing your accomplishments in two- to three-line bullet points that start with powerful action verbs and end with quantifiable results.<p>You know the standard advice. But for the most part, recruiters aren’t calling. And …

Profit

Run Meetings That Are Fair to Introverts, Women, and Remote Workers

In the ideal meeting, all attendees participate, contributing diverse points of view and thinking together to reach new insights. But few meetings live up to this ideal, in large part because not everyone is able to effectively contribute. We recently asked employees at a large global bank a …

Remote Working

How to Talk in Meetings When You Hate Talking in Meetings

Nobody loves meetings. But they can be especially taxing for people who crave a quieter setting for brainstorming or thinking through issues, or who struggle to have their voices heard in a room full of loud-talkers. How can these folks make sure their ideas are well-represented in team meetings? …

Public Speaking

Why Leadership Development Has to Happen on the Job

At a recent leadership summit we held at Twitter with 100 of our top global leaders, our agenda was to talk about our strategic direction and get aligned as a leadership team. Then, the day before the summit, news leaked of several executive departures. The context of our discussions had …

Leadership

Decisions Are More Effective When More People Are Involved from the Start

Why is it so hard to get people to change? That’s one of the most common complaints I hear from executives in other organizations. They and their boards make decisions and send out orders and then…nothing happens.<p>Frustrated by what they believe is their people’s inability to execute on their …

Management