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Here's What Introverts Find so Annoying About What Extroverts Think

If you're someone who clearly identifies with being on either side of the personality fence, you know how challenging it can be living and working with people who can be so different from yourself.<p>Anywhere from a third to half of the population fits the definition of being introverted, meaning …

Psychology

4 Piercing Interview Questions That Expose the Heart of a Job Candidate

I want to hear what it'll be like to work with them while they're grappling with a new problem.<p><i>What is the best interview question you have ever used or heard? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>…

32 Books Anyone Who Wants to Succeed Should Read

If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, check out these highly recommend titles.<p>The most successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day, and often are readers who strive for self-improvement. If reading is something you're willing to do to …

Self-improvement

Do We Prefer Leaders Who Are More Like Dictators?

Most leadership books will tell you a democratic, all-inclusive leadership style is best -- here's why they could be wrong.<p>CEO of The Iclif Leadership And Governance Centre<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and former Singapore …

Leadership

Stop Beginning Your Speeches with 'Good Morning and Thank You' and Start With This Instead

It doesn't matter how compelling your presentation is if you haven't grabbed your audience's attention in the first few seconds.<p>Every presentation is an opportunity to make an impression. You can either use your pitch to build credibility, engagement and buy-in, or blow the chance to share your …

Incorporated

CEOs have strikingly similar résumés — here's how to make yours look more like theirs

<b>• CEOs tend to have certain things in common when it comes to their résumés.</b><p><b>• Job site Zippia recently looked through 7 million résumés to get a sense of the top skills CEOs tend to emphasize.</b><p><b>• Many CEOs major in some business-related field, among other findings.</b><p>Want to give your résumé a boost?<p>Try …

Résumés

How to Stay Focused If You’re Assigned to Multiple Projects at Once

Few people today have the luxury of working on a single project at a time; most of us are juggling the demands of many teams at once. In theory, this system of “multiteaming” offers a number of upsides: You can deploy your expertise exactly where and when it’s most needed, share your knowledge …

The Results of Google's Team-Effectiveness Research Will Make You Rethink How You Build Teams

Why hiring the best and brightest might not be enough.<p>It's no surprise that Google, now part of Alphabet, loves data, and the company's execs frequently share the revelations they find, such as their insights on mobile web use. But some of us would be surprised to discover that this unicorn company …

Leadership

3 Rules for Becoming an Operationally Excellent Leader

Unless you've mastered these operational fundamentals, your organization will always be vulnerable to the competition.<p>Imagine you have a brilliant friend. He's always full of great ideas. Unfortunately, this friend rarely brushes his teeth, never flosses, and showers only occasionally. So when he …

Management

Why This Ancient Leadership Practice Is Suddenly All the Rage

Welcome to the renewed ranks of the Stoics.<p>The Founding Fathers of the American revolution are commonly thought of as Stoics, in the sense that they were uncomplaining, long-suffering--and effective at achieving their goal.<p>George Washington, for example, did not relish his position as head of the …

How I Turned My Side Hustle Into a Career That Earns 10x the Salary of My Day Job

One article changed everything.<p>Ever since I was a kid I've always worked more than one job at a time. Some of my extra jobs were fun little ways to earn a few dollars--like mystery shopping. Others were a way to gain valuable experience that I wasn't getting in my day job--like teaching college …

Employment

How to Build a Profitable Side Hustle While Working Full Time

Follow these four steps to make your side hustle a success.<p>Dreaming of becoming your own boss? You're not alone. Tons of people wish they could quit their job and work for themselves, and some are even making it happen.<p>Today more than ever, working from home and starting your own business is a …

Small Business

Seven Guiding Principles For True Leadership Success

Taking a true measure of our leadership success is no easy task. Do we measure net profit? Gross revenue? Customer satisfaction and loyalty? EBITDA? Quarterly results? Stock price? Social responsibility? While all these yardsticks are crucial, do they really get to the essence of what sustains …

Leadership

Millennials Perceive 'Good Leadership' Differently Than Everyone Else--and They're Right

Millennials get a bad rap. Here's what leaders should really know about the U.S.'s largest workforce.<p>I was recently working with the CEO of a large technology firm in Boston who, over dinner, began venting about his employees. He told me that many of them felt entitled, were lazy, and expected …

Leadership

I ate lunch away from my desk for a week and was shocked by how it affected my productivity

It goes a little something like this: More time spent working equals more to-dos taken care of.<p>Seems pretty obvious, right?<p>Well, I'm about to challenge everything you think you know about getting stuff done.<p>For years, I was never someone who took a lunch break. I work from home, and my lunch hour …

Time Management

The One Question Missing From Job Interviews

It's often said that employees don't leave bad companies, they leave bad managers.<p>And on the flip side, the teams that accomplish the most are those led by managers who know how to best support and develop their direct reports.<p>Yet it's striking that in job interviews the topic of managing people is …

Ten Sticky Topics Every Healthy Team Talks About

If you want a healthy team you have to step out of the bubble and talk about human topics. Too many teams run on a fake energy fueled by politeness and our lifelong training to hit whatever goals are put in front of us. That energy can only take your team so far.<p>If you want to go to a higher level …

Self-help

The Research Is Clear: Long Hours Backfire for People and for Companies

Andrew Nguyen/HBR STAFF<p>Managers want employees to put in long days, respond to their emails at all hours, and willingly donate their off-hours — nights, weekends, vacation — without complaining. The underlings in this equation have little control; overwork cascades from the top of the …

Want to Be an Outstanding Leader? Keep a Journal.

From The New York Public Library<p>Research has documented that outstanding leaders take time to reflect. Their success depends on the ability to access their unique perspective and bring it to their decisions and sense-making every day.<p>Extraordinary leadership is rooted in several capabilities: …

10 Signs You Really Are a Leader (and Might Not Know It)

Usually, the people who influence us the most aren't even aware of it.<p>We often feel that to be a leader you need to be born a leader, or be drawn to leadership, or have a leader-ly position.<p>We think of leadership as a title that has to be deserved or earned.<p>But leaders are rarely, if ever, born. If …

Leadership

What’s Worse than a Difficult Conversation? Avoiding One.

As a leader, how can you confront the truth about a situation without fearing rejection, or disagree with someone clearly and cleanly without obsessing about causing offense?<p>I have been an executive with major corporations, including PepsiCo, Shell, and BBC Worldwide, as well as a change …

5 Things the Most Respected Leaders Do Every Day

Controlling micro-managers will fear these the most.<p>Before founding my company, I got to witness firsthand the leadership styles of many former executives at previous companies. You name it, I saw it -- bravado and swagger, power and prestige, bullyism and micro-management.<p>Looking back, none of …

One Promise You Should Never Believe

The week before I was fired for the first and only time, I read an article on the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> blog (HBR.org) called “Promises You Should …

The Unseen Consequences Of Hypocritical Leadership

For every Trump tweet that’s scrupulously dissected, we may forget that leaders’ actions matter more than their words.<p>Both Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton, their respective parties’ presumptive nominees, have been called hypocrites repeatedly, loudly, and often by critics. You don’t even need …

Why Leaders Can’t Over-Communicate

<i>5 Reasons to Speak Up and Speak Often</i>Leaders face a lot of problems, but poor communication is one they often create for themselves. In fact, nine in …

Employment

Efficiency Is More Important Than Productivity

Leadership

Do Managers and Leaders Really Do Different Things?

Business people and business theorists love to draw distinctions between management and leadership. They tell us that “managers do things right; leaders do the right thing” and “management is administration, but leadership is innovation.”<p>Management, we seem to think, is what we <i>need</i> to do, but …

Forbes Welcome

6 Ways to Get Promoted Instantly

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

A Push for Parity: Put Recruiting, Mentoring and Promoting Women On Your Agenda

Establishing leadership growth plans is key to ensuring a pipeline of qualified candidates.<p>Despite an additional quarter of a billion women entering the global workforce since 2006, wage inequality persists, with women only now earning what men did a decade ago, according to the World Economic …