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6 Small Acts That Help Get You a Raise |

Despite enjoying your job and the people there, you'd love it more if being there put added cash in your pockets. There's a family to plan, a significant other to spoil, and more problems to solve with the additional dollars made.<p>It's about time you get on top of asking your boss about a raise. …


Five Enduring Leadership Lessons

With the recent death of Warren Bennis, “the father of leadership,” we have been reflecting on the significance of his passing and what he has “passed along” to all of us. In our work with leaders, if there is an influence that has touched us most profoundly, it is the work and presence of Warren …

The Easy Secret to Making Yourself Better at Anything |

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I'm a big believer in self-reflection, and I'm all about finding ways to make things (including myself!) better whenever possible. The reality is, none of us are perfect. Whether it's …


5 Presentation Tips From the World Champion of Public Speaking |

Public speaking can be terrifying for many people simply because they're not accustomed to having a room full of people paying attention to their every word and action. There are also plenty of people brimming with self-confidence who, due to a lack of practice or preparation, give a presentation …

Public Speaking

The 10 Worst Body Language Mistakes People Make While Giving Presentations

To help you understand what <i>not</i> to do, the experts at SOAP Presentations in São Paulo, Brazil, compiled some of the worst body language mistakes you can make while presenting — as well as how you can easily correct them.<p>We've published the slides here with SOAP's permission.

Public Speaking

How To Be The Most Popular Person In The Office

We all want to be liked, and that's especially true at work.<p>Winning over your boss, colleagues, and clients can help you get ahead in your career.<p>In a recent LinkedIn post, Jane Anderson, a personal branding strategist, explains the key to likeability: "[Make] it less about you and more about them."<p>…


10 Secrets of What Great Leaders Know and Do

Ten years ago Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller shared <i>The Secret</i>. The book was a business fable told through the eyes of Debbie Brewster. Through her journey of transformation, she learns the answer to a simple question,<p>“<i>What’s the secret of great leaders</i>?”<p>It’s a compelling short read. <i>The Secret</i> has …

7 Things Great Leaders Always Do (but Mere Managers Always Fear) |

When I think about the difference between <i>great leaders</i> and <i>mere managers</i>, I think back to a day when I put my foot in my mouth.<p>I was working as a lawyer for a giant government bureaucracy then. One of my bosses had a fancy title, but everyone referred to him simply as a "manager." One day, he was …