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These are the 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future

Work is changing, so to stay ahead you’ll need to master these skills that you probably didn’t learn in college.<p>Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role didn’t even exist a short time ago. The workplace of today and the future looks quite different …

Leadership

The Power of Listening in Helping People Change

Giving performance feedback is one of the most common ways managers help their subordinates learn and improve. Yet, research revealed that feedback could actually hurt performance: More than 20 years ago, one of us (Kluger) analyzed 607 experiments on feedback effectiveness and found that feedback …

Psychology

Everything you know about innovation is wrong

When it comes to redesigning how government functions, most of the common assumptions about innovation don’t hold up, write Sara Hudson and Hana Schank in “The Government Fix,” a new essay series published in partnership with New America.<p><i>This is the first installment in The Government Fix, a new</i> …

To Take Charge of Your Career, Start by Building Your Tribe

Show me a person who sees uncertainty as opportunity, and I’ll show you a person who has mastered the new world of work.<p>A person like Juliet (not her real name), for example, who described a stressful stretch of her career as “disgustingly exciting.”<p>Juliet had left full-time employment in the …

The process of building trust works in the opposite way that you think it does

<i>Wharton psychologist and author Adam Grant recently sat down with Daniel Coyle, author of the new book</i> The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups<i>, to talk about the surprising truth about how trust works, and how we can build it in groups large and small. This article is a condensed</i> …

How to Prepare for a Crisis You Couldn’t Possibly Predict

On the morning of May 18, 2012, at precisely 11:05, Nasdaq planned to execute the first trade in in Facebook’s hotly anticipated initial public offering. The opening trade was an auction of sorts — buyers and sellers entered orders, and Nasdaq calculated a price that would cause as many shares as …

When Empowering Employees Works, and When It Doesn’t

Research has regularly demonstrated that when employees feel empowered at work, it is associated with stronger job performance, job satisfaction, and commitment to the organization.<p>Many leaders today often try to empower their employees by delegating authority and decision-making, sharing …

Employee Engagement

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Restaurants

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Tell Employees What You Want Them to Strive for (in as Few Words as Possible)

When Joe Whittinghill came into his role as general manager for talent, learning, and insight at Microsoft, the tech giant’s leadership model was characteristically thorough. There were eight competencies leaders needed to succeed, 10 behaviors that marked inclusive diversity, five things employees …

Most Leaders Know Their Strengths — but Are Oblivious to Their Weaknesses

“Oh, I pretty much know my strengths and my weaknesses.”<p>If we had a dollar for every time we’d heard this from an executive we were coaching, we could have retired a long time ago. When probed, they often proclaim that while they might not recognize all their strengths, they are confident about …

Why Your LinkedIn Profile Could Be Killing Your Professional Chances of Success

Whether you like it or not, your LinkedIn profile has become a regular part of potential clients (or employers) looking you up on online. Here's how to make sure it shines.<p>You may have set your LinkedIn profile up years ago and then promptly forgotten about it.<p>If so, you're putting your personal …

7 Dad Hacks Every Modern Dad Should Know

Drew Magary explains how to save your Spotify recs, survive kid-sports, and use the toilet in peace.<p>You were warned. You were warned long ago that American parenthood is a gauntlet of emotional and physical toil. Friends, family, strangers… they all assuredly told you that having kids is a real …

The 3 Things Employees Really Want: Career, Community, Cause

Strike up a conversation about work values, and it won’t be long before someone brings up a pyramid — a famous psychologist’s best-known theory. Abraham Maslow’s big idea was that we all have a hierarchy of needs: once our basic physiological and safety needs are fulfilled, we seek love and …

How To Design For Everyone, In 3 Steps

First? Ignore the average user–they don’t exist.<p>Inclusive design is officially a buzzword, with companies like Airbnb releasing an inclusion toolkit and Microsoft attempting to use its principles to make better products. But the idea behind that buzzword–that designing for a wider variety of people …

The Open Brand Project is an open initiative to update and simplify Red Hat’s corporate logo and brand system. Here’s how you can help.

No, but that doesn’t mean he will be a feature of our new logo, either.<p>Shadowman is a symbol from our early days. He represents a time when our …

Screw Emotional Intelligence–Here’s The Key To The Future Of Work

This Y Combinator alum and former IBM Watson strategist believes the market value of one particular capability will soon outpace EQ.<p>On the walk back from her high school, Max drops by the corner bodega to pick up a NeuroStim pill, a prescription neuroplasticity stimulator. She’ll pop it at exactly …

La La Land

Most Buzzed Designs of January 2018

Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in January …

One Thing Is Clear From Davos, Blockchain Is Out Of Beta

Under the decidedly grim moniker “creating a shared future in a fractured world,” the world’s elite gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the annual meetings of the World Economic Forum. Awaiting the arrival of President Donald Trump, delegates were regaled with prognostications about the state of the …

Blockchain

This Is The Scientific Way To Win Any Argument (And Not Make Enemies)

It’s not about the specific points you make, it’s all about how you position them.<p>You’re in the middle of a heated discussion–or fine, let’s just call it an argument–and the person whom you’re trying convince seems unable or unwilling to grasp your point of view. What should you do?<p>For starters, …

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

What Are the Most Important Qualities of an Effective CMO?

Marketing leaders agree effective CMOs must be able to represent the voice of the customer<p>What makes a CMO effective? The August 2017 CMO Survey …

The 5 Things Your AI Unit Needs to Do

Not a day goes by without the announcement of the appointment of a new VP of Artificial Intelligence (AI), a Chief Data Scientist, or a Director of AI Research. While the enthusiasm is undeniable, the reality is that AI remains an early-stage technology application. The potential is vast, but how …

Starting A Side Project In 2018? Here’s How To Make It Successful

Hint: It takes more than being passionate and having fun.<p>For businesses, giving resources and time to side projects has proven over and over to be worth it. Slack, everyone’s favorite communication hub, started life as a simple tool for a group of game developers.<p>Side projects help us uncover new …

Entrepreneurship

The Strange Brands in Your Instagram Feed

A new breed of online retailer doesn’t make or even touch products, but they’ve got a few other tricks for turning nothing into money.<p>It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. It looked like a decent camel coat, not fancy …

Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not

SAN FRANCISCO — Recently the founder of something called Ripple briefly became richer than Mark Zuckerberg. Another day an anonymous donor set up an $86 million Bitcoin-fortune charity called the Pineapple Fund. A Tesla was spotted with a BLOCKHN license plate. There’s a surge in people looking to …

Cryptocurrency

The Gifts of Imperfection Wants You to Let Go of Who You're 'Supposed' to Be

From its title, <i>The Gifts of Imperfection</i> sounds like a book for perfectionists. And it is, but also so much more. The titular gifts are courage, …

The anatomy of the modern marketer

What does the future of marketing look like? Last year, MOI Global undertook a six-month project to find out. Consisting of three global dinner …

Four Reasons Resumes No Longer Work

According to experts, “titles and years of experience are no longer a person’s number-one currency.”<p>When you’re job-hunting, a resume used to be the quickest way to get your foot in the door, but that’s not necessarily true anymore. Today, 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn to vet candidates during the …

Employment

Satisfying Pictures of Meticulously Arranged Objects

At the extreme opposite of Katerina Kamprani an her “The Uncomfortable” series, the artist Adam Hillman satisfies our need of order with his …