Matthew Lysenko

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5 Rare Habits of Managers Everyone Would Die to Work for

It all starts with their ability to listen actively to your needs.<p>Does the thought of working for the boss from hell frighten you? Perhaps you've already met that dismal fate and are considering a change. Or maybe you <i>made</i> the change and have sworn off bad bosses forever.<p>Good move. Now where do you …

Mentoring

This 1 Job Interview Question Reveals if You Are a Good Team Player

Be careful how you answer this question in a job interview. It could make you sound high-maintenance.<p>Job interviews are designed to help a hiring manager determine if you're a good fit for the team. Behavioral interviewing is the technique many employ to figure this out. It's a set of open-ended …

Employment

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Entrepreneurship

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Country Lifestyle

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

This inexpensive cross-country train route is *begging* to be your summer road trip

Sure, summer still feels about as far away as the next total solar eclipse, but it’s definitely not too soon to start planning a dreamy road trip. …

The 5 Communication Tactics That Helped Me Become a Better Leader

Effective leadership starts with effective communication. From writing emails to giving a company-wide speech, what you say and how you say it will matter.<p>Having a strong vision for your company is one thing. Being able to communicate it clearly is another ballgame. As a leader, your job can take …

Self-confidence

The Biggest Reason Why Your Employees Lack Motivation Boils Down to 4 Words

How do you get the best out of your employees? And how do you motivate them to go above and beyond? The answer is not rocket science.<p>In Mark C. Crowley's exceptional book, <i>Lead from the Heart</i>, he gathered a mountain of research data to answer the types of questions that have plagued managers for …

Employee Engagement

4 Toxic Leadership Phrases You Probably Say Daily

They might seem harmless, but these words and phrases tell employees that you're not a people-focused leader.<p>As leaders, our language defines us. Literally.<p>In a new report, the behavioral analytics platform Mattersight analyzed at least 10 minutes of public speaking engagements from well-known …

Leadership

Use This Little-Known Delegation Trick to Get Stuff Done the Right Way

If you've ever handed a staff member a project only to have them fail to complete it one time or up to par, then this delegation trick was likely the missing ingredient<p>I've been <b>coaching business owners</b> for more than twenty years, helping business owners grow their companies and at the same time, …

Employment

Five Ways to Become a Workplace "Yoda"

These five steps can help you give better feedback -- and help make it stick<p>When it comes to feedback, employees and managers often approach it the same way: avoidance.<p>Often, employees dread feedback because they automatically think it will be negative. When someone hears, "your boss wants to talk …

Employment

How to Write a Short Story from Start to Finish

by Joe BuntingI’m working on a new short story. However, it’s been a while, and I’m feeling out of practice, like I have to figure out how to write a …

Creative Writing

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

Employment

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

Employment