Jennifer Fales

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10 Secrets to Influencing Absolutely Anyone

How to get people to do what you want--no arm twisting, blackmail, or other slimy trick required.<p>Ever wish you were better at getting people to do what you want? You can be. All it takes is practice and desire.<p>I know this from experience. When I first got involved in the American Society of …

Leadership

Would You Recognize an Exceptional Performer If You Interviewed One?

10 telltale signs of exceptional performance - and how to expose them with one straightforward interview question.<p>In my last column, I detailed the one question that reveals everything a hiring manager needs to know to evaluate a candidate. The idea here is that getting a detailed, thoughtful …

The 10 Best Companies For Women In 2014

Are you ready to take Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s advice and lean into an executive position at a top company? We’ve got a list of 10 places where you may have the best shot at climbing the career ladder.<p>The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), a division of <i>Working Mother</i> magazine …

9 Simple Things Great Speakers Always Do

If they want to make a real impact on the audience, that is.<p>Some people like to learn from mistakes. Others prefer to learn by finding out what <i>to do</i> instead of what not to do.<p>Case in point: Last month, I shared 10 phrases great speakers never say. A number of people emailed saying, "Great, but what</i> …

When You Hate Your New Job And Want To Go Back

Are you having regrets about your recent career move? You’re not alone. Plenty of employees in new jobs, companies or careers wish they could turn back—but the experts say you shouldn’t make any impulsive moves.<p>“It is very common for an employee to make a big career change, sit at their new desk on …

Die With No Regrets: Follow These 43 Life Lessons

If you want to live a personal and professional life with no regrets, follow these 43 life lessons, penned by H. Jackson Brown.<p>In the Fall of 1990, Mr. Brown sat at his kitchen table, pulled out a pad of paper and began writing advice to his son, who had just entered college. Mr. Brown’s aphorisms …

8 Ways Negative Feedback Can Lead To Greater Success At Work

Most employees loathe negative feedback. Being told that you’ve failed to meet expectations or that you’ve done something wrong at work can be a serious blow to the ego–especially if you’re used to the boss singing your praises. But criticism is an inevitable part of life in the office and you …

8 Ways To Turn Negative Feedback Into Something Positive

Negative feedback at work is painful. It might make you angry or frightened--but if you're able to turn it into a positive thing, the negative feedback can actually be your key to success. I spoke to Rebecca Thorman, a speaker, blogger, and careers writer at Kontrary.com, Eve Tahmincioglu, a career …

Happiness

Instantly Improve Your Conference Call Etiquette

Most companies can relate all too well to these conference call flubs. Seth Godin has a few ideas for you.<p>The awkward silences. The false-starts. The odd background noise. If you have a remote team, you know the symtoms of a terrible conference call.<p>Seth Godin recently wrote a post on how to fix …

What Strong Emotions Reveal About the Way You Work

These seven emotions tell you what you're doing wrong (and right) in the office.<p>Emotions are more than just what you feel. They're powerful signals that you need to make changes in the way you work and the way you think about work.<p>Frustration<p>This emotion tells you to be patient. Something isn't …

4 Commitments Every Great Leader Makes

Just showing up everyday isn't nearly enough. If you're really going to make a difference, you need to be able to affirm these four things.<p>What commitments are you making when you take on a leadership role? Your answer may determine how effective you really are.<p>"So much of success is a function of …

10 Trigger Words to Ban From Your Emails

Not only are these words a sign of weak communication; they're also likely to turn off your recipients.<p>My day job is to write about technology and test gadgets. However, there are days when I think I'm really just processing email. Despite my best efforts to reduce incoming spam, categorize and …

12 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Are you starting your day off productively?<p>If it has to happen, then it has to happen first, writes Laura Vanderkam, time management expert and author of "What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast."<p>Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively …

How To Perform At Your Peak Every Day: 10 Tips For Working Smarter In 2014

<i>This is the first in a two-part story on how to manage your mental energy to do your best work. Click here for the second article, “7 Types of Experience Your Brain Needs To Function At Its Best.”</i><p>It’s a common scenario for many of us.<p>You start the day with an idea of what you want to work on and …

The Worst Career Advice

Career advice is easy to come by, but it's not all good. Here are some common refrains that might backfire.

Why Best Buy is Going out of Business...Gradually

Electronics retailer Best Buy is headed for the exits. I can’t say when exactly, but my guess is that it’s only a matter of time, maybe a few more years.<p>Consider a few key metrics. Despite the disappearance of competitors including Circuit City, the company is losing market share. Its last earnings …

Target Joins Home Depot, Walmart, Others In Cutting Health Care For Part-Timers, Citing Obamacare

Target has become the latest high-profile retailer to cut health benefits for part-time workers, citing both low employee participation and “health care reform” in a letter posted on its website.<p>The Minnesota-based discount chain joins Home Depot, Trader Joe’s, Forever 21 and other large retailers …

5 Career Blunders You Didn't Realize You Were Making

<i>By Libby Kane</i><p>Whatever your chosen profession, we all have something in common: We’re trying to do the best we can in our careers.<p>Of course we aren’t going to gossip about our boss, fail to meet our deadlines or do anything else to jeopardize our jobs or careers … knowingly.<p>It’s that “knowingly” …

How To Lighten Your Mental Load

The first step is gaining control of your “open loops.”<p>Unless you’ve managed to pare your life down to monk-like simplicity, chances are you’ve got a lot going on. There’s all the demands of work, of course, and your car needs to be inspected. Your pants aren’t going to walk themselves over to the …

Fastest Way to the Top of Your Career

Last week, I attended a great panel hosted by New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) called “The Fastest Way to the Top” where five successful women at all stages of their careers discussed the importance of finding mentors and sponsors along the way to support you, offer advice and help you …