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Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Parenting

3 Persuasion Skills Shared by 5,000 Top Performers, According to a Groundbreaking New Study

A five-year study by an influential UC Berkeley business professor reveals the communication secrets that separate great leaders from average ones.<p>In a groundbreaking study of 5,000 successful employees and managers over a five-year period, UC Berkeley management professor Morten T. Hansen found …

Bill Gates

The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.<p>Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But our data shows a …

Leadership

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say 'No' Is Brilliant

With so many things coming our way every day, Steve Jobs calls us back to the importance of focus with one prophetic quote.<p>In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative-thinkers and entrepreneurs …

Time Management

8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”

We’ve all been in the awkward situation of meeting someone new and having to build rapport quickly — at networking events, industry conferences, charity events, dinner parties, and other social-professional situations. If you’re like many people — especially most Americans — you break the awkward …

Nonprofits

Every Ambitious Millennial That Makes This 1 Mistake, Fails

Millennials, if you want to reach success, don't make this 1 (painful) mistake<p>Ambition is an admirable trait.<p>Impatience is not.<p>I am a Millennial. I am 27 years old. Most of my friends are Millennials. My peers are, of course, Millennials. So, in terms of "the great debate" of what makes a …

Millennials

Research: How Customers Decide Whether to Buy from Your Website

Sally’s finger hovered over the “Purchase” button. After hours of online sleuthing, she was pretty sure the green chair would complete her living room. It was the style and color she wanted, home delivery was guaranteed within three days, she had money in the bank to pay for it, and both the …

Behavior

What You And Your Boss Should Be Discussing Each Month Of The Year

Having a monthly plan can make check-ins with your boss more productive.<p>When you think about those monthly check-ins with your boss, it’s the standing invite on your calendar that likely brews both excitement and anxiety. Even so, being in constant communication with the person who will help you …

Careers

This Award-Winning Michigan Entrepreneur Figured Out How to Make Work a Place You Want to Go Instead of Where You Have to Go

Chances are you spend more time at work than you do at home or at play. So shouldn't it be fun and engaging?<p>Not every job is a great pleasure. Some workplaces do offer deeper engagement, better communication standards, or more positive cultures. Other workplaces are just somewhere to get through …

Do This In Your First Hour, Day, Week, And Month Of Your New Job

Getting settled into your new job is the ultimate act of multitasking. To make it easier, follow this short guide to your top priorities after starting a new gig.<p>You’re new, and it feels awkward, and it’s probably going to for a little while. But that’s okay. Getting settled into your new job is …

Want To Be A More Confident Speaker? Tell A Story

You might get stage fright when you have to present, but chances are you’re already a natural storyteller.<p>Don’t like public speaking or giving presentations? You’re not alone–most people don’t. We’re fighting our primeval fear of ostracism whenever we stand up and begin to regale an audience. But …

Public Speaking

Why People Really Quit Their Jobs

People don’t quit a job, the saying goes — they quit a boss. We’ve heard it so many times that when we started tracking why employees leave Facebook, all bets were on managers. But our engagement survey results told a different story: When we wanted to keep people and they left anyway, it wasn’t …

Careers

Acing Leadership: How to Make Your Employees Feel Valued

Our job as leaders is to build people up not make them feel inferior<p>Leadership is never easy. It often comes with a whole lot of stress and pressure. One thing that helps leaders deal with these demands is self-confidence. However, self-confidence can sometimes come across to employees as ego. This …

How To Teach Your Brain Something It Won’t Forget A Week Later

Cramming got you through college, but it’s probably paying diminishing returns in your career. Here’s the scientific reason why.<p>Of all the things you learned in school, chances are the right way to <i></i>learn wasn’t one of them.<p>To make it through academic life, most of us opt for what psychologists call …

The Brain

Want to be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work

Whether you're a social butterfly or a total introvert, it doesn't matter. These techniques will help you shine in any conversation.<p>You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small …

runDisney Announces 2018 Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon

Greetings from a galaxy far, far away. We are excited to announce that <i>run</i>Disney is giving runners everywhere the opportunity to participate in the …

Walt Disney Company

Matt Lauer’s Absence From The ‘Today Show’ Isn’t Upsetting Staff: Atmosphere ‘Energized’ Without Him

Nearly six weeks after <i>Today Show</i> co-anchor Matt Lauer was fired for sexual misconduct, the general feeling around the <i>Today</i> workplace is “energized” …

17 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

<b>• Leading others can be challenging at times.</b><p><b>• But there are some subtle signs that you're an exceptional boss.</b><p><b>• It all comes down to your listening skills, empathy, and confidence.</b><p>It's not always easy being in charge.<p>Managing others comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management …

Self-improvement

16 Tiny Habits That Might Just Change Your Life In 2018

H/T Reddit<p>"If you read for 30 minutes every day, that's 3.5 hours a week, which is enough to finish a book every two to four weeks. Depending on what you choose to read, that's 12 to 24 books completed in a year!" —a_tame_zergling<p>"I used to (and still do) have a problem with over-apologizing in …

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear. Most of us …

Got Executive Presence? (Hint: It's Important)

If you don't, it could be holding you back in your career<p>You're smart. You're educated. You have a resume packed with accomplishments. But you're not getting ahead.<p>As an executive coach, I often hear similar frustrations from many of my clients around the world. These leaders are ready to move up …

Eli Manning's Response to Getting Benched Is a Powerful Lesson in Leadership

Now that's what I call a "class act."<p>Imagine you're a loyal employee, having worked for the same employer for over a decade. You've been through a number of ups and downs, and this year is definitely one of the "downs"--but for reasons out of your control. Still, most--both inside and outside of …

How to Stop Your Stomach From Growling So Damn Loud

Why does it always happen in that all-staff meeting?<p>You’re not famished, but it happens anyway—that ferocious stomach growl that fills up the silence in a work meeting. Or on a date, or during a job interview, or pretty much anytime it’s super inconvenient for your belly to sound like it’s hosting …

This 4-Minute Bedtime Routine Will Help You Sleep Soundly (It Might Even Change Your Life)

Follow this rather rigid routine at night, sans all gadgets. You'll sleep better and feel less stressed out.<p>I decided to stop cold. I needed to break the cycle. I was getting a little nervous about what's been happening to me lately, and this was a pretty drastic measure.<p>That's right, I have …

Sleep

American kids’ daily mobile screen time is almost 10 times higher than it was in 2011

More than 95% of US households own a smartphone. If that makes you shrug, this will not: daily mobile media usage among kids under eight is nearly 10 times higher than it was in 2011, according to Common Sense’s most recent kids’ media usage survey.<p>“There’s a been a seismic shift in kids’ media use …

Kids

The Secret To Controlling Your Emotions -- Before They Control You

We’ve all felt how draining fear-based emotions can be. Nothing saps our team’s life force more than panic, overreaction, and upset that is unfounded.<p><b>Watch on Forbes:</b><p><b>Emotions Have Energy</b><p>Thanks to David Hawkins, MD, PhD, we have proof that emotions have measurable energy and can either foster or …

Anger Management

To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from <i>doing</i> to <i>leading</i>. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep “rolling up your sleeves” to execute tactical assignments. But as your responsibilities …

Why You Shouldn't Have a Personal Espresso Maker in Your Office (And Other Leadership Tips)

Leadership isn't the title you wear. It's the way you treat those around you.<p>When it comes to leading a team, it's the soft skills then tend to drive the biggest impact. In order to be a leader, you can't just call yourself a leader--you have to earn it. You have to walk your own walk, and ensure …

Leadership

LinkedIn's CEO Just Gave Some Brilliant Life Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence

For an executive of his magnitude, Jeff Weiner has never lost sight of what truly matters in life.<p>Since taking over as LinkedIn's CEO in 2009, Jeff Weiner has accomplished a great deal to earn him the title of Highest Rated CEO.<p>He has grown LinkedIn's membership base from 33 million to more than …

Dalai Lama

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Just Gave the Best Leadership Advice in 7 Words

No wonder Amazon's Jeff Bezos tried to poach him.<p>Well, I have to admit one thing today:<p>I underestimated what Satya Nadella could do for Microsoft.<p>When he first became Microsoft's CEO, the tech giant was in a mess.<p>Not only was it losing to its biggest competitors, there was a lot of infighting.<p>But …

Satya Nadella