Monica Gonzalez Aragon

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Mujeres Mirando Mujeres reivindica el papel de la mujer como activista cultural y artística

<b>Mujeres Mirando Mujeres es una iniciativa en torno a la celebración del 8 de marzo, Día Internacional de la Mujer, la cual reivindica el papel</b> …

UtopiaMarkets, la triple cita con la poesía, fotografía e ilustración

<b>El éxito que tuvo la celebración del primer mercado UtopiaMarkets Photo el pasado mes de junio en Barcelona ha impulsado a sus organizadores a</b> …

This new technology is changing web advertising

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Industry Insider" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>A new technology is taking root among publishers.<p>Header bidding - also known as tagless, advanced, or pre-bidding - has truly picked up steam among publishers in …

3 Successful Online PR Case Studies

There is a trend occurring in the world of online marketing, and it’s the increasing overlap between SEO and public relations. If you understand what is driving this, you will instantly benefit just like those who were first in their respective industries to get a good website, engage strategically …

Why Admitting Your Mistakes Will Make You a Better Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Steve Blank, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>At SuperMac, I thought I was a good VP of marketing: aggressive, relentless and would take no prisoners – even with my peers inside the company. But a series of …

Leadership

Richard Branson's Vacation Policy: What's Good for Employees Is Good for Business

Forget the vacation forms and rules. The best companies trust their people to know how much time off they need.<p>Richard Branson has proudly announced a new vacation policy: Take as much as you like. He says he got the idea from NetFlix but the truth is, many of us have managed like this for some …

5 Psychological Strategies for Building a Winning Team Culture

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To be an effective leader of a team in the business world, you have to know yourself as well as the strengths, motivations, quirks and downfalls of those working for you. You cannot prompt members of your team to be their most effective …

Leadership

This is why people leave your company

• People who love their job and the company will work all the time anyway. If you’ve hired good fits, you’ll see this happen.<br>• People do better work when they have lives of their own. “That’s not always a popular opinion, but I’ve seen how true it is over and over again,” says Guthrie. “It’s not just …

Employment

The One Thing About Your Spouse’s Personality That Really Affects Your Career

Here’s something that’s obvious, but at the same time not: We’re all a lot more than we appear to be at work.<p>We have other dimensions that are invisible to our companies, supervisors, direct reports, and most of our colleagues, and those invisible dimensions have a deep impact on our work.<p>A couple …

Empathy Is Key to a Great Meeting

Yes, we all hate meetings. Yes, they are usually a waste of time. And yes, they’re here to stay. So it’s your responsibility as a leader to make them better. This doesn’t mean just make them shorter, more efficient, more organized. People need to enjoy them and, dare I say it, have fun.<p>Happiness …

Why Failure Is The Best Competitive Advantage

This is going to be a two part post. In part 1 I will explore why failure can be a powerful competitive advantage and in part 2 I will explore how to leverage failure as a competitive advantage.<p>When I was growing up I was always told that failing at something was the worst possible thing you could …

The Workplace

Good news: More workers are quitting

Many Americans are stuck with stagnant wages, but Ben Baxter has scored a 31% pay hike since the end of 2011.<p>No, the 28-year-old Alabama resident didn't hypnotize his employer into giving him a raise. He didn't master a secret salary negotiating strategy either.<p>Baxter just felt confident enough …

Employment

The Top 6 Networking Turn Offs And How To Improve Body Language And Attitude

<i>Keeping your career on track is a challenge. In this series, we’ll look at what it takes to survive – and thrive – in 2015! This post touches on some key skills to master regarding networking and how to improve your body language if you need a new job to move your career forward.</i><p>No matter how many …

Why Are We So Hard on Female CEOs?

James Graham<p>Is there really anything left to say about the dearth of female leaders in business? Doesn’t everyone agree that we need more of them—more diversity all the way around? And yet the numbers remain alarming. Among S&P 500 companies, according to Catalyst, women currently hold just …

Time Management Secrets Anyone Can Use

If you’re reading this article instead of doing your work, chances are good that you have trouble managing your time efficiently. You’re not alone. According to a survey by Salary.com, 90% of workers waste at least a half hour each workday, not including lunch or scheduled breaks. While computers …

Time Management

Why failure is so important to career success

Failure is not a dirty word. Yet for too many professionals, it's seen as something that should never happen to you - and if it does, you should be ashamed of it.<p>Well, that's wrong, according to Naama Bloom, the founder and CEO of HelloFlo, a period products startup. (You've probably seen their …

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What to Do If Your Team Is Letting You Down

I was working with a CEO who was frustrated that his team often failed to meet deadlines. When I asked why he thought that was, he explained that it was because they were lazy. When I met with the team to ask why they were often late, they explained that the culture of the organization was built …

How to Quit Your Job Without Burning Bridges

Who hasn’t fantasized about walking into the boss’s office, saying: “I quit!” and then marching straight out the door? The rational side of you knows, of course, that that’s the wrong way to resign from a job. But what is the right approach? Who should you tell first? How much notice should you …

Building High Performance Teams Takes More Than Talent

We’ve all come across this type of person in our careers: the guy who is miserable to work with but who’s also “the top salesman we have.” Or how about “the smartest guy in the room,” who’s also the most unapproachable person you’ve ever met? The talent may well be there but, in today’s …

Leadership

This is the most common mistake made during tech job interviews

Developers and engineers will often list skills on their resume that they can't really back up with solid experience, Tyler Mikkelson, a team lead for recruiting firm Mondo, told Business Insider.<p>So, for example, a candidate may list a particular skill or type of technology that he or she has …

Employment

Why Millennials in the Workplace 'Don't Care,' and 4 Things You Can Do

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m 30, an ex-corporate executive (at BlackBerry) and now the CEO of a business-collaboration tech startup. I know a thing or two about millennials at work because I am one; and I’ve managed several. If you are struggling with how best to …

The Workplace

Hireside chat: How to structure the perfect interview

<i>Hireside chats are in partnership with The Resumator, bringing recruiters, hiring managers and heads of talent or HR the latest thinking around both</i> …

What Millennials Want from Work, Charted Across the World

Courtesy of NASA GSFC<p>As more Millennials assume leadership positions around the world, organizations are becoming increasingly concerned with how to ensure their success. However, most existing research on those born between the early ‘80s and late ‘90s is skewed toward understanding what a narrow, …

Can Anything Motivate My Lazy Employees?

Dear Liz,<p>I’ve been in the Operations end of financial services for two decades now. I manage back-end processing operations and I have had excellent jobs at three very strong companies.<p>Three years ago I took a new job with my existing employer. I moved to a new location and became the manager for …

Employment

20 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known Before My 20s

Being able to manage your time most appropriately is something best done as early as possible. The earlier in life that you start, the better such …

6 sample questions employers ask to assess your personality

These tests are used to gauge traits such as competence, work ethic, and emotional intelligence.<p>We reached out to Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D., CEO of Hogan Assessment Systems and a professor of business psychology at University College London, to find out more about these personality …

Employment

The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders

If you’re the kind of boss who fails to make genuine connections with your direct reports, take heed: 91% of employees say communication issues can drag executives down, according to results from our new Interact/Harris Poll, which was conducted online with roughly 1,000 U.S. workers.<p>In the survey, …

3 Job Interview Questions You Must Stop Asking

There are lots of bad job interview questions out there. (If you want to see how you would fare against some good interview questions, take the free quiz “Could You Pass This Job Interview?”).<p>My numerous studies and interviews with hiring managers have revealed that the following three job …

20 interview questions Harvard asks MBA candidates

Of the nearly 10,000 applicants to Harvard Business School's class of 2017, only 11% were admitted.<p>What made them stand out? As with any interview or exam, preparation is key. And when applying to Harvard, it's vital.<p>Stacy Blackman, founder of Stacy Blackman Consulting, helps clients earn admission …

Employment

Five Stupid Rules That Drive Great Employees Away

It is hard to unlearn the messages that we have heard repeated since we were children. One of them is “Business is a stiff and formal place. To be human and spontaneous is fun, but it isn’t professional!”<p>Some organizations understand the connection between passion and performance, but a lot of them …

The Workplace