Stacey Parnell Stafford

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5 Questions You'll Hear at Your Next Job Interview — and Exactly How to Answer Them

Bookmark this now.<p>Look, there’s no way around this: job hunting sucks.<p>It’s stressful, time-consuming, and success hinges on a million different …

Employment

Coders From Spotify, Klarna And Candy Crush's King Have Flocked To This AI Startup

A never-ending debate over artificial intelligence is whether this exciting, deeply-complicated software can really boost a company’s bottom line. One way to find out: build a quick-and-easy neural network and plug it into your legacy system.<p>In Sweden, engineers who once built the …

Machine Learning

How To Create Your Leadership User's Manual

I’ve long been captivated by the idea of creating a leadership “user’s manual.”<p>The basic idea is that managers should create a short guide to their personality, work style and, yes, even quirks, so that their direct reports would know how to best work with them. I also suspected that this kind of …

Self-awareness

Managers Are a Dying Breed. Here's What You Must Have Instead

Why managers need to become leaders of disruption in this ever-changing business environment.<p>The crisis of leadership grows, as companies struggle to adapt to change. We have a rise in part-time workers, the growth of the gig economy, evolution of technology, an increase in virtual teams, and an …

Innovation

The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

Feedback, as they say, is a gift. Research bears this out, suggesting that it’s a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. Negative feedback in particular can be valuable because it allows us to monitor our performance and alerts us to important changes we need to make. And indeed, …

Self-help

This is the free online course Bill Gates thinks everyone should take

We know Bill Gates has a stellar list of books for you to read but he is not done making recommendations. In a recent post on his blog he praised …

Bill Gates

How to reset your midlife body to burn fat – in six easy steps

Weight gain is not an inevitability of ageing – although, for many people, as they accumulate years under their belt, they also gain pounds.<p>A big part of this is down to the modern dietary environment, which encourages gradual weight gain over time. Over the last 10-20 years, we have started to eat …

Whatever You Do, Don't End A Job Interview This Way

The best way to end a job interview is to get up and go. Don’t linger. Your time is valuable. You are just as happy to leave as you were to arrive. The interview is over and you have other important places to be.<p>Don’t grovel and try to slam in one more story about your awesomeness before you go.<p>The …

Make Your Next Meeting Super Productive With These 5 Powerfully Simple Strategies

Don't waste everyone's time with meaningless meetings -- there are already enough of those. Instead, plan ahead using these strategies.<p>In a survey some years ago, Microsoft found that people spend 5.6 hours a week in meetings and that 71 percent of American workers said that the meetings they …

Time Management

The 3-Second Trick From Craig Ferguson That Will Help You Manage Your Emotions

This quick mental dialogue could save you some major regrets.<p>Our emotions influence practically every decision we make. That's why it's so important to understand emotions and how they work--and learn how to keep them under control.<p>In my new book, <i>EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional</i> …

Emotional Intelligence

Top 10 Best Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning Tools Today

<b>Top 10 Best Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning Tools For You</b><p>Artificial Intelligence is profoundly changing the way we consider technology. …

Explainer: What is the Kanban system and how to get started with a Kanban board

We explain the basic principles of Kanban, introduce the Kanban board and look at Kanban vs Scrum<p>Managers may breathily whisper the word 'Kanban' to …

5 Tips to Think and Act Like A Start-up in your Corporate Gig

Two years ago I packed my bags in Germany and left for Silicon Valley in pursuit of a new intrapreneurship opportunity after 20 years of living and …

Will This Hot Trend Lead To A Golden Age Of Solo Entrepreneurship?

One of the most exciting global trends today is the extraordinary rise in individuals’ ability to make things happen. Thanks to easily accessible social media and online communities, it’s easier than ever for one person with access to influential people to have a real impact, in the business world …

Entrepreneurship

How to spend a year living abroad for $1,000 a month

The sabbatical.<p>The year off.<p>The walkabout.<p>The career/life reset.<p>It's something most of us talk about, or at least dream about. It's the answer to the questions we ask ourselves before our pick-me-up 4:15 p.m. coffees: Will life be a march of unremitting, interminable years of work? Will each year …

You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its young cousin sophrology

‘Warmth spreads across my shoulders. I feel a quiet buzz’<p>In 'the raisin meditation' you spend five minutes studying a raisin with all your senses, then eat it<p>Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your …

Mindfulness

Elon Musk Wants You Afraid of 1 Thing When Meeting With Him (Your Employees Should Fear This Too)

It's a fear every leader should facilitate.<p>Elon Musk certainly has no shortage of self-confidence and is known for his bold leadership lessons and business and personal advice he emphatically shares. Despite the brashness, he's not known for being mean-spirited, so don't think the worst when I tell …

Leadership

How to achieve your 10-year plan in the next 6 months

How much time does something really take to accomplish?<p>Before answering that question, a better question is: <b>How much time do you actually have</b>?<p>Once …

Stanford Decision Engineer Shares 5 Mistakes People Make When Facing Hard Choices

Stanford Engineer, Michelle Florendo, shares five key insights about the decision-making process based on her training in decision analysis and engineering.<p>Have you ever been paralyzed by a decision, worried you won't make the right choice, or want to feel better about making a decision?<p>Michelle …

Management

'I'm Sorry' Can Undermine Your Career. Here's What to Say Instead

When "I'm sorry" becomes overused, it gets tuned out -- and so do you.<p>We all make mistakes. From minor ones like mispronouncing someone's name (which, depending on the person, could be a big deal) to major ones like making an expensive misguided hire, every single one of us can remember the …

Time I

Elon Musk Cut the Gordian Knot of Corporate Spending

With a single stroke of genius, Musk solved one of the world's most intractable management problems.<p>Elon Musk keeps hitting it out of the ballpark... not as a technology guru but as a people-savvy manager. Last month, Musk gave the world's best productivity advice in a single, short sentence and …

consultants

7 Cool Productivity Tools You Probably Haven't Heard Of

It's a fantastic feeling to find a product or service that can give you new insight into your work, help you get more done, or save your company money.<p>It's a fantastic feeling to find a product or service that gives you new insight into your work, helps you get more done, or can save your company …

Project Management

24 life skills every adult should master before turning 30

There’s no handbook for adult life.<p>Somehow you’re just supposed to know that you should have more money coming in than going out and you shouldn’t …

Time Management

10 essential career lessons to embrace before it’s too late

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone—or so we’ve been taught.<p>Is that really the best career guidance?<p>People often take this sort of …

The 6 most cost-effective vegetables to grow in your garden

Use this handy Vegetable Cheat Sheet as your guide<p>Growing your own vegetables can be a great way to help the environment and also save some …

The Project Management Professional Certification Training Bundle: Lifetime Access

<b>Project Management Professional (PMP)</b><p>Increase Your Employability & Salary with This Industry-Recognized Certification<p>PMP for project managers is the …

What Exactly Is Agile? A Definition of Agile Project Management

In 2001, at Utah’s Snowbird ski resort, 17 software developers got together and produced the groundbreaking Agile Manifesto.It was meant to …

How A 32-Year-Old Woman In Media Learned Not To Disclose Her Salary

<i>In our series</i> My Salary Story<i>, women with years of career experience open up about the most intimate details of their jobs: compensation. It’s an</i> …

Loneliness isn't inevitable – a guide to making new friends as an adult

Striking up friendships can be tricky – and studies show millions of us are lonely. Here, four people who forged new connections explain how they did it. Plus: psychologist Linda Blair gives her tips<p>When you are a child in the playground it is pretty simple, but “Do you want to be my friend?” isn’t …

Loneliness

The 8 most in-demand job skills for 2018 and the online courses you can take to learn them

We live in a technological age — and there is no going back. For anyone looking to get ahead in their career, mastering certain skills is absolutely …