Justin Ng

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How to Be More Resilient When Things Get Tough

The choices we make every day determine how resilient we can be when things go wrong. Discover the secret to thriving in challenging times.<p>It's human nature to resist change--particularly when it comes in the form of adversity or challenges. But change is inevitable, and developing the trait of …

Self-improvement

7 Proven Ways to Get Ahead at Work

Everyone has the power within them to get ahead on the job. It just takes doing the right things at the right time.<p>Everyone wants to be recognized for doing a good job, to be able to earn promotions and raises, and to move up the organization. However, the path isn't always clear, and sometimes we …

provenways

How to Manage an Underperforming Employee

Confronting your workers can be difficult, but it's necessary if you want to take your business to the next level.<p>Dealing with underperformers is one of the more challenging aspects of being a manager. Approaching an employee to discuss their shortfalls and coming up with a plan of action is often …

Management

How to Manage Remote Direct Reports

Geographically dispersed teams are increasingly common in the modern workplace — perhaps you’re based in your company’s New York headquarters and your team works out of offices in Denver and Charlotte or maybe you’re in San Francisco and manage telecommuters in LA and a group of developers in …

Management

What Everyone Should Know About Office Politics

Nobody really likes office politics. In fact, most of us try to avoid it all costs. But the reality is that companies are, by nature, political organizations, which means that if you want to survive <i>and</i> thrive at work, you can’t just sit out on the sidelines. If you want to make an impact in your …

Leadership

You've Just Been Promoted. Now's the Time to Really Start Innovating

Whether you just got moved up to the C-suite or hired by a new company as an innovation officer, here's how to shake up the old ways of doing business.<p>Perhaps your big idea just got you a new executive title at your company. Or maybe you got poached by a fast-moving competitor. Either way, the …

Innovation

75 Inspiring Motivational Quotes About Success

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve your dreams can be found in a few simple words of wisdom.<p>Success, as with most things, starts with attitude. When you're struggling, a small burst of inspiration can make a huge difference.<p>Here are 75 quotes about success to inspire you to keep pushing …

Motivation

5 Ways to Energize Your Next Virtual Meeting

Ban boredom. Quash multi-tasking. Here's how to build participation.<p>Virtual meetings have become commonplace--so commonplace, in fact, that in some organizations it's hard to get people (even those right down the hall) to attend a meeting in person. This wouldn't be a problem except for the fact …

Brainstorming

5 Ways Successful People Keep Calm

Think the most successful people spend their days frantically running? Think again. Here's how to keep as calm as high performers.<p>If you spend much of your day being frantic in your pursuit of success, you should know that research shows that the vast, vast majority of high performers are actually …

Emotional Intelligence

9 Habits of Remarkably Persuasive People

You don't have to be born with an incredible power of persuasion. Here's how you can develop that vital skill.<p>Show me a successful person and I'll show you someone incredibly good at persuading other people.<p>Oh, I know: "Persuasion" implies manipulating, pressuring, cajoling … all the used-car …

Self-improvement

4 Tips on How to Reinvent Yourself

It's never too late to choose a different path and a new life.<p>Do you feel cornered by the decisions you've made in your life?<p>Did you choose a specific career because you thought that's what you wanted only to find out that it's not fulfilling you?<p>If you answered yes to eitherof these questions, …

Work-life Balance

The Secret to Winning at Work

This simple technique sets you up to win almost every political battle before it even gets fought.<p>Even though I've written about office politics before, there's a secret that I've always kept to myself. It's a technique that allows you to get the better of any opponent in just about every workplace …

iPad

5 Steps to Creating Really Effective Teams

Great teams can help you get more things done better. Unleash the power of teams in your organization, and reap the benefits.<p>Teams have always been, and will always be, an essential ingredient for building a successful business. But building great teams isn't something that just happens. It takes …

Project Management

12 Weak Habits Every Leader Must Break

Don't let these bad leadership habits damage your credibility for good.<p>Chances are, you're guilty of at least one of these bad habits. But as your startupgrows,so must your competency as its leader.We asked12young founders fromYECwhichhabits leaders should work on breakingnow--before it's too …

Leadership

How to Create Upward Momentum in Your Business (and Life)

If you don't do the work to keep moving up, you're doomed to go downhill.<p>If there's anything that's true in business and in life, it's change. And change means that each element of your business and your life is either improving or deteriorating. Because nothing ever stays the same.<p>Take your …

Networking

3 Ways to Earn Employees’ Trust

Fostering trust among employees who are suspicious of management doesn't have to be a daunting task.<p>Employees are often suspicious of management. Everyone has had a bad boss in the past, and that experience can taint future interactions, unless good bosses are sensitive to this baggage.<p>You can't …

Employment

5 Productivity Tips From Incredibly Busy People (Infographic)

Advice from people who are just as busy as you are.<p>From former U.S. Army captains to tennis pros, it's always interesting to learn what kind of strategies highly productive people use to stay on top of their game. Some of these tips--for instance, wake up earlier--might be harder than others to …

Productivity

7 Deadly Sins of Staff Meetings

Avoid these common mistakes and transform staff meetings from bad to brilliant.<p>Your intentions are admirable: Because you know how important it is to bring employees together to discuss key business issues, you schedule regular staff meetings.<p>But simply putting people together in one room does not …

Leadership

Feeling Stuck? 6 Tricks for Getting Past a Plateau

If you've stopped taking risks, here's how to get back in the game.<p>Sometimes the most frustrating times in your business or your career are when everything is going OK. No huge crises to solve, no major fires to put out, but at the same time you're not chasing new opportunities or taking new risks. …

Self-improvement

3 Expert Tips for Strengthening Personal Networks

Actual face-time is more important than ever. Here's how to get it with that person you're dying to meet.<p>Whether you're recruiting a talented executive or trying to reach an actual decison-maker for a key sale, you'll improve your job performance if you have a stronger personal network.<p>That much, …

Leadership

Why You Shouldn't Reward This Kind of Problem-Solving

Why reward someone if they solve a problem they created?<p>“Lose a million dollars in your first month.”<p>That's the advice I shared with a friend who joined a new company to oversee risk management.<p>“But I'll get fired!” she replied.<p>“No, you'll be a hero by your third month once you've solved it,” I …

Sequels

Not a People Person? How to Fake It 'Til You Make It

Great leaders know how to connect with people, even if they're not naturally outgoing. Personal warmth can be cultivated. Here's how.<p>I have always been described as a warm person and leader. It's served me well throughout my career. People have taken a genuine interest in me and rooted for me based …

Employment

How to Make Your Meetings Insanely Productive

One simple change to your meeting protocol will eliminate 90 percent of the time that's wasted.<p>The time wasted in business meetings is like the weather: Everyone complains about it, but nobody ever does anything about it. Well, today we're going to change that.<p>The biggest misconception about …

Time Management

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking

Are you feeling uninspired and stuck? Perhaps it's the people around you. Here are five ways to get people to challenge and inspire you to success.<p>It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. …

Self-improvement

5 Ways to Ask the Perfect Question

When you care about the answer--and you always should--how you ask the question is everything.<p>I thought I had the answer. Still, I wanted to be sure, so I asked a key employee.<p>"I'm thinking of moving two crews to a different shift rotation to get a better process flow," I said. "I've run the …

Self-improvement

9 Ways To Sound Like You Know What You're Talking About

Luckily for the not-so-natural speakers among us (in other words, most of us), speech coaches say the most important presentation skills can be learned. From slowing down the pace of speech to eliminating pesky "ums" and "ers," there are plenty of tricks for speaking with aplomb in front of an …

The Most Overlooked Hiring Factor

Think you already know the critical attribute you're looking for in a candidate? Think again.<p>Maybe it's qualifications. Or experience. Or hard skills. Or soft skills. Or work ethic, or leadership ability, or cultural fit. Or maybe it's a combination... but depending on the job, when you're …

Employment

How to Raise Prices Without Losing Customers

Six ways to raise prices and increase margins while keeping customers (relatively) happy.<p><i>Dear Jeff,</i><p><i>My margins are too thin and I need to raise prices. But I'm concerned about pissing off or even losing customers if I do. Any ideas?</i><p><i>-- Name withheld by request</i><p>If you're in retail the mechanics of …

eCommerce

The Best Leaders Ask for More Feedback

It's not enough to just ask for feedback once. Research shows that the most effective leaders also follow one rule: Get lots of feedback.<p>The value of feedback has been written about time and again. But new data from leadership consultancy Zenger/Folkman really drives home the value not just of</i> …

Top 10

How to Bring Tough Love Into Your Office

Endless praise, no wrong answers, and trophies for everyone is not the recipe for an optimal company culture. To get people to perform at their best, take a firmer approach.<p>Finding an effective method to motivate your employees and create a culture of excellence at your company is always a daunting …

Leadership