Knowledge & Self Improvement

By Jay Jayasuriya | Knowledge Is Power

Want to Know What Drives You? These 4 Personality Types Are the Key

Has a sudden jolt of personal insight ever blown your mind?<p>When I recently took Gretchen Rubin’s quiz at a friend’s suggestion, complete aha-ness …

Happiness

It's Probably Time to Quit if You See Any of These 7 Signs Of a Toxic Workplace

If any of these resonate with you, it could be time for you to quit.<p>An amazing thing happens when you decide to quit your job: Co-workers who you never really spoke to, decide to invite you to a conference room and tell you everything they hate about the job.<p>When I quit a toxic workplace early in …

The Workplace

9 Signs You Are Genuinely Confident, Without Seeming Cocky At All

The best confidence is quiet confidence. Here's how to know if you have real confidence -- and if not, how you can develop real confidence.<p>Like most people, my confidence level ebbs and flows. I'm what I call situationally confident. Depending on the setting, sometimes I'm extremely assured. Other …

America is slowly sucking the life out of education—starting with its teachers

Education pays.<p>According to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), adults with a college degree are 10 percentage points more likely to be employed, and will earn 56% more on average than adults who only completed the end of high school. They are less …

Education

A study of 36,000 students just backed Bill Gates' favorite style of education

Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has said repeatedly that one of his favorite ways of teaching kids is by letting them guide their own education, typically with laptops or tablets, and moving the teacher more into the role of coach.<p>The style is known as "personalized learning," and a study involving …

Education

Train Your Brain: Mindfulness Meditation for Anxiety, Depression, ADD and PTSD | Daniel Goleman

9 high-impact books that will make you smarter every day

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. The pursuit of knowledge is easier than it has ever been before.<p>Cultivating the mind is essential for your personal growth. Digging deeper will separate you from the …

Success

You Have the Strength & Wisdom to Thrive During Hard Times

<b>“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ~Abraham Lincoln</b><p>Nothing can ever really prepare you for a …

Just 1 Question Can Make You a Radically Better Listener

Most people think they're good listeners. Most people are wrong.<p>Ask people if they're good drivers, and an impossible 90 percent or so will tell you they're above average behind the wheel. Ask people if they're good listeners and you'll hear a similar level of unrealistic optimism.<p>But according to …

Leave These Skills Off Your Resume

When you’re writing or updating your resume, it’s always a good idea to include the skills you have that show why you’re qualified for the job. Your …

If You're Doing These 6 Habits Daily You're On Your Way to Being a Strong Leader

The day-to-day habits you have will define your long term impact as a leader.<p>I've said this in previous posts and I'll say it again: You don't choose to lead people, they choose to follow you. People want to follow someone who protects their interests, demonstrates integrity and leads by example. …

28 Exciting New Books You Need To Read This Fall

New books by Salman Rushdie, Jennifer Egan, Jesmyn Ward, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and John Green, oh my!

Books

23 Signs You're About to Be Fired

Watch out for these red flags.<p>Getting fired can be a real shock to the system.<p>But there are usually signs that your termination is pending. You've …

Mount Everest

How to Be More Assertive for Better Communication

When people describe me, assertive is the last word they use. This has cost me a lot, both professionally and personally, because of missed …

Personality

Founder of a billion-dollar company: Here's what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur

Shortly after co-founding the Huffington Post in 2005, entrepreneur Jonah Peretti started working on a side project to figure out how content and …

Entrepreneurship

These Are the 10 Worst Dirty Lies People Tell on Their Resumes

In 2009 I had a very awkward interview.<p>During my fellowship application with a global legal aid group, their head council and I started talking about …

A Brutal Truth About Following Your Passion and Doing What You Love That Few People Admit

Nelson Piquet Jr. does work he loves, but there's a reason for that. Here's what you need to do if you want to follow your passions and do what you love.<p>Probably the most common career advice is "Do what you love!" People love hearing it, even though it's all wrong -- except under very specific …

Artificial Intelligence will lead to the human soul, not destroy it

Elon Musk famously equated Artifical Intelligence with “summoning the demon” and sounds the alarm that AI is advancing faster than anyone realizes, posing an existential threat to humanity. Stephen Hawking has warned that AI could take off and leave the human race, limited by evolution’s slow pace, …

Artificial Intelligence

How to feel less insecure while applying for new jobs

We’re often at our most vulnerable when we’re applying for jobs. The early optimism we may feel about finding our new future and building a better …

Employment

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Demonstrated the Perfect Way to Respond to an Insult

In 1997, Steve Jobs was answering developers' questions when one audience member took a shot at him. What happens next is remarkable.<p>We live in a world where the insult has become the weapon of choice.<p>Internet trolls use them to get us riled up.<p>Competitors use them to get us off our game.<p>Sometimes, …

Steve Jobs

3 important life skills nobody ever taught you

Imagine for a second that I'm your father. I know that may bring up all sorts of awkward and unpleasant connotations, but stay with me here — and until we're done, just call me "Dad."<p>Now, let's pretend that we're having one of those intimate heart-to-heart conversations that we all ideally imagine …

Self-improvement

The Most Effective Method to Get Someone to Do What You Want

Use the "scales of influence" model to persuade people to do what you want--while thinking that it's their idea.<p>Contrary to popular opinion, human beings don't resist change. We all, however, resist being changed.<p>We have no problem stretching our own comfort zone, but we each throw up our defenses …

Leadership

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4 Essentials for Spiritual Maturity

When the New Testament addresses spiritual maturity, it uses the common Greek word <i>teleios</i>, which means “perfect” or “complete.” When it is applied to …

Spirituality

Understanding and improving your credit score

Your credit score impacts all areas of your financial life, from getting approved for a credit card to the rate you qualify for on a mortgage. Not …

The Genius Problem-Solving Method Elon Musk Learned From Aristotle

How do some entrepreneurs manage to come up with solutions for the toughest problems? They borrow this method from an ancient philosopher.<p><i>"All great Acts of Genius began with the same consideration: Do not be constrained by your present reality."</i><p><b>Leonardo Da Vinci</b><p>Obviously, I have never met …

Design Thinking

The New ROI: Return on Intelligence

Return on investment (ROI) is essential in many projects, initiatives, products, and solutions. With the dollars invested, we want to know what we …

Leadership

Millennial Tempo on Flipboard

By Jon Mertz | Practical insights, inspiration, and stories to empower the next generation of leaders. Gen Y or Millennials are the next generation …

How to master the startup skills you don't learn in school

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Got a million dollar idea but no way to make it …

Entrepreneurship