Knowledge & Self Improvement

By Jay Jayasuriya | Knowledge Is Power

If You Aspire to Be a Great Leader, Be Present

Some years ago, we worked with a director of a multinational pharma company who’d been receiving poor grades for engagement and leadership effectiveness. Although he tried to change, nothing seemed to work. As his frustration grew, he started tracking the time he spent with each of his direct …

Leadership

5 Masterful Ways That People With Emotional Intelligence Avoid Drama and Conflict

In a recent report, top human resources officers revealed that emotional intelligence will be a required job skill by the year 2020.<p>In a recent report, top human resources officers were asked to forecast the 10 job skills they feel will be an absolute requirement by the year 2020.<p>Coming in at …

Emotions

7 Life Changes I'm Making in Order to Crush 2018

What are you doing to improve your life next year?<p>With 2018 literally right around the corner, it's that time of the year when people start to map out goals and game plans. My goals are very clear for the upcoming year. I'm the co-founder of a very fun project that has incredible potential -- it's …

Productivity

5 ways mentally strong people set themselves up for success

Mentally strong people appear to go through life with relative ease. They rebound from failure, overcome hardship and look challenges square in the …

Self-improvement

8 phases to make a great impression on your workmates

When you start a new job, it’s vital to make a great impression on your new colleagues. After all, that are the people you will be spending most of …

Networking

15 Ways To Make Yourself More Marketable

Dear Liz,<p>I am not job-hunting but I’m on full alert because there are changes coming in my company.<p>Our CEO left last year under a cloud, and it’s taken the Board forever to appoint a new CEO. The interim CEO doesn’t get along with the VPs, and everybody knows it.<p>Now they say that the Board is …

Employment

20 Lessons You Need to Learn Before You're Out of Your 20s

The level of reward you experience directly correlates to the level of effort and work you invest.<p><i>What are some of the lessons one should definitely learn at their 20s? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand</i> …

Quora

Emotional intelligence: why it matters and how to teach it

Teaching young people skills such as active listening, self-awareness and empathy can equip them to succeed both academically and socially<p>In our work with schools, it’s now commonplace for us to hear those in education talking about helping students (and staff) develop their emotional intelligence. …

Teaching

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 …

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 …

Careers

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 it.<p>Like most people's, my confidence level ebbs and flows. I'm what I call situationally confident. Depending on the setting, sometimes I'm extremely assured. Other times I'm …

Self-improvement

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 …

Child Care

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 …

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

YouTube

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 …

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 …

Mind

The 1 Question That Will 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 …

Leadership

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 …

Employment

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. …

Leadership

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 …

Careers

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 …

Determine

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 …

Warren Buffett

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 …

Brutal

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, …

Consciousness

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 …

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 …

Mind