Melody Ng

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The simple approach to powerful networking conversations

<i>Editor’s note: This article was originally published in 2016.</i><p>Much has been said about the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali, the boxer, activist and …

Want to Inspire Happiness? These 6 Powerfully Simple Tips Will Help You Do Just That

Science says that doing these six things will help you inspire happiness in others.<p>When you are the boss, your actions and emotions can have tremendous impact on your staff, both good and bad. You probably don't always think about how your mood, your actions, the tone of your voice and the general …

Happiness

10 change-leadership tips backed by science

I’ve been speaking on change leadership for over 25 years, but only recently have researchers been able to use technology like functional magnetic …

Brainwaves

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

Are you living to work or working to live? (And does it really matter?)

We want to have our cake and eat it too — but in this day and age, it seems that women are always being told to choose. For those of us not …

San Francisco

How being a perfectionist really is your biggest weakness

Whether you’ve been through a series of interviews, or you’ve spent a considerable amount of time preparing for one, you know the dreaded question — …

Self-improvement

Want to Be the Type of Leader People Will Remember for Life? Do the 1 Thing Most Bosses Hate the Most

The essence of great leadership really comes down to where you place yourself on the organizational pyramid.<p>In management theory, certain concepts from yesteryear no longer hold true. Like, for example, the idea that people must be driven to perform.<p>Yet over the years, I've learned that <i>driving</i> …

Profit

MH370 Didn’t Just Disappear, It Was Caught in a Swamp of Corruption

From the beginning, the crash investigation fell victim to a regime in Malaysia now revealed to have been one of the most corrupt in the world. There …

1 Question Smart People Ask Every Day to Judge Their Success

This question can be a game-changer for the pursuit of happiness.<p>Do you ever wonder about your profession or your work, and wish you were doing something else?<p>Maybe you feel stuck in a dead-end job, chose the wrong career, or feel that you were made for something else -- something more …

Tim Cook

How To Be The Boss Everyone Wants To Work For

Quick, think about a great boss you had in your career. What made them great?<p>Chances are you thought about a boss who had your back. Likely it was also someone that helped you learn and grow. In my twenty year corporate career I was lucky to have three bosses who really stand out for me. Each of …

Employee Engagement

Warren Buffett Once Shared This Priceless Advice to Keep People From Making Dumb Mistakes

Without this virtue helping you navigate through life's many choices, you're going to eventually fail.<p>Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has sage-like wisdom. At 87 years young, we expect and look to the third-richest person on the planet to impart profound advice to us mere mortals.<p>No matter how …

Self-improvement

How Not to Be Boring When Making Small Talk

When making small talk, it's not the topic that matters. It's how you discuss that topic.<p>People often say that when making small talk, you want to stick to neutral and non-controversial topics. In my view, that is probably the worst advice you could ever give.<p>When making small talk, it's not the …

smalltalk

10 ways you are killing your executive presence

If you enter a room with 15 leaders one of them will stand out. She will have an air of confidence that people notice. Others will stop talking and …

Self-awareness

Some millennials wonder whether it’s finally time to take the plunge into stocks

With the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.88% and the S&P 500 absorbing prodigious blows in recent days, now may not look like the most …

Stock Markets

When You Have to Carry Out a Decision You Disagree With

One of the great frustrations of being a middle manager is that senior leaders make decisions that go against what you would have done had it been up to you. Sometimes you are part of the decision process, and other times the decision is simply handed down. Either way, you are now responsible for …

Management

8 Tough Questions to Ask About Your Company’s Strategy

Companies often fail to address the tough questions about strategy and execution: Are we really clear, as a leadership team, about how we choose to create value in the marketplace? Can we articulate the few things the organization needs to do better than anyone else in order to deliver on that …

Management

Learning to Learn

Tamara Shopsin<p>Organizations today are in constant flux. Industries are consolidating, new business models are emerging, new technologies are being developed, and consumer behaviors are evolving. For executives, the ever-increasing pace of change can be especially demanding. It forces them to …

6 Brain-Based Leadership Game-Changers For 2018 [Infographics]

The business environment has changed significantly in recent years, making it even clearer that relentless change is now the norm. Emotional agility is key to stay brilliant, no matter how turbulent the times and no matter what external changes you face.<p>Are you ready? Is your organization?<p><b>3 Things</b> …

Leadership

Women in Business Q&A: Abigail Tan, St. Giles

Abigail Tan<p><i>Abigail officially started her career with the St Giles Hotels in October 2009. Armed with the skillset harnessed from previous work experience and university training, she went straight into being involved with every aspect of the purchase to the operations - from negotiations with the</i> …

Leadership is a quality that you can teach yourself

Most people who are good at school follow a pretty straightforward strategy: study hard, get good grades, repeat. This basic approach to achievement stays the same from elementary school all the way through college.<p>But while school is strategically simple, business is among the most complex of …

Leadership

15 Times Adele Was Truly Hilarious

Adele shocked everyone when she took part in James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke series. Her funny, word-perfect rendition of Nicki Minaj’s guest verse …

James Corden

Largest ever prime number discovered has 22 million digits

The number was found by a computer in Missouri and is five million digits longer than the previous record-holder<p>A computer in Missouri has uncovered the world's largest prime number ever seen by humans. The number is 274,207,281– 1, which has 22 million digits.<p>Even the least mathematical among us …

BuzzFeed

The 6 Best Movies to See in Theaters This Holiday Weekend

Choose wisely.<p>Not every year-end movie is worth the price of theater admission. These six are.<p>The Big Short<p>The least depressed you'll ever feel about the Recession. Watch Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, and Steve Carell game the system—which you don't need to entirely understand. Then, …

Christmas taste test: what's the best mulled wine to buy?

Ahh, mulled wine… The steam and spicy scent wafting up from the hot pan, the rich, heart-warming red-berry flavour, the heat on cold fingers wrapped around the glass… for many of us this is the elixir of Christmas, and making it from scratch a jolly winter ritual. Sometimes though, it’s more like a …

How To Build The Ultimate $500 Gaming PC For Fallout 4 And GTA V

If you think you need to spend over $1,000 to be able to play the latest games in high definition – think again. Fallout 4 especially is actually quite an easy game to run with the right hardware and GTA V is easily tameable too.<p>In this guide, I’ve spoken to Asus, AMD and Cooler Master about which …

Why Can't Women 'Lean In?' Politics and Economics, That's Why

<i>By Amanda Watson, Hippo Reads Contributor</i><p>In 2010, at the inaugural TEDWomen conference in Washington, D.C., Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg gave a 15-minute lecture responding to the question, "How are women and girls reshaping the future?" In what would become a tremendously …

The Major Obstacle in Forgiving Others

In episode 717, we recap a conversation Pastor John had with a man wondering about forgiving someone who hasn't asked for forgiveness.

12 Paint Colors That Will Flatter Everyone in the Room

Conventional wisdom says pink gives you a glow, but that's just the beginning.<p>A room is only as good as how you feel it in (or we think so, anyway). For a wall color that makes you look and feel great, start with these hues, recommended by interior designers.

Home Decorating

35 DIY Container Ideas to Completely Declutter Your Home

Ever feel like you're in a heavy downpour of clutter? When the 'stuff' build-up reaches a dangerously high level, rein in your panic and bring out your creative side, with these life-saving DIY containers. Get ready to coral your porch clutter, banish your toiletry mess, and cure your hallway …