It’s not about sleek graphics or the presentation software you use. It’s about whether the story you tell resonates with your audience’s needs. If you ask anyone what they think of PowerPoint presentations,
The rules are slightly different from standard social settings, yet business schools rarely discuss professional etiquette topics. In her new book "The Essentials Of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter
The term branding has long been relegated to companies, but today almost every individual has a personal brand. Not many of us have consciously cultivated these brands, but they exist nonetheless. A digital
“We learned to take the long view, mostly because we didn’t have any other choice,” says Kate, now in her sixties and busy investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs. “Both sticking to our full-time
Reentering the workforce after taking a leave of absence can be difficult, but is it harder for workers who lost their jobs and have been unemployed or workers who took time away to care for children?
You can’t go back in time and not post those embarrassing photos, but you can erase your mistakes before your future boss Googles you. When I graduated from college in 2000, social media didn’t really
No matter what emotions you’re experiencing, there’s a way to channel them to project leadership. You’ve heard by now that you need to be “transparent” and “authentic” and to “bring your whole self” to
Companies that can help their customers remake the social fabric have an enormous opportunity. Early one morning last week a group of about 50 people gathered in Santa Monica shortly after sunrise, before
Being a curmudgeon could be good for your career. We’ve been sold on the idea of the power of positive thinking. From affirmations to optimism, if you want to succeed you must always look on the bright
From smarter electric grids to automated monitoring of at-risk environments, there are many areas where technology could have exponential effects on sustainability. If the world’s natural resources are
As the world falls behind on some of the Sustainable Development Goals–inequality, consumption, climate change, and clean oceans–there are also places for aspiring social entrepreneurs to find a niche.
This Y Combinator alum and former IBM Watson strategist believes the market value of one particular capability will soon outpace EQ. On the walk back from her high school, Max drops by the corner bodega
After watching her grandmother struggle to remember her own family members, the young coder Emma Yang decided to figure out how to use AI and facial recognition to help her–and others coping with the When
Whether it's your first time delivering a business pitch or your hundredth, it's always daunting to stand up in front of potential stakeholders and explain why they should be doing business with you. addition
Typical stories of creativity and invention focus on finding novel ways to solve problems. James Dyson found a way to adapt the industrial cyclone to eliminate the bag in a vacuum cleaner. Pablo Picasso
According to experts, “titles and years of experience are no longer a person’s number-one currency.” When you’re job-hunting, a resume used to be the quickest way to get your foot in the door, but that’s
Are you able to work effectively in a team? That’s the skill employers most want when they are recruiting new college grads. The next most important skill: ability to make decisions and solve problems.
Don’t be a memorable candidate for the wrong reasons. Nervousness goes with interviewing like scrambled eggs goes with hash browns. You pretty much always find them together. In other words, everyone know–myself
After forcing himself to become more “phone-prone,” this CEO finds that empathy sometimes equals efficiency. The sound of descending chimes. Funky MIDI elevator music. Ughhhhhh–why is my phone ringing?
Being instantly likable isn’t rocket science, but this checklist takes practice to master in the short space of a first impression. What’s the point of networking if not to get other people to like you?
You’ll be doing some people-watching and self-reflection anyway while you kick back. Why not make it count? Packing your beach bags? Firing up a grill? Now’s the time for leaving work concerns at work