Matthew Hardenberg

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These Are the Most Important Soft Skills for Employees to Have, According to Hiring Managers

Hiring for these soft skills can signal a more adaptable and versatile team player.<p>We all know that hiring is hard. Sure, any intelligent individual can pass your tests, psychological interview questions, and social media checks. But, how do you know who is going to be the best fit in the long …

The 10 Most Popular Courses on Coursera in 2017 (and 2,000 Courses You Can Take for Free in January, 2018)

Back in 2012, Coursera started offering MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses) to the world at large. And they've since amassed some 28 million …

The best books of 2017, if you combine 21 “best books of 2017” lists

Best-books-of-the-year lists are a way for editors to promote the books they loved the most, but it’s easy to forget such lists are subjective. One way to get a view of what the industry thinks as a whole is to look at the lists in aggregate. That’s why we combined 21 of 2017’s best-books roundups …

These Are the 66 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

The Most Affordable Beach Towns in America

Buying a home at the beach doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and Realtor.com’s ranking of the most affordable beach towns makes it easy to find a spot …

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10 Einstein Quotes to Fire Up Your Creativity

Einstein's wisdom is more relevant to ambitious entrepreneurs than ever before<p>Einstein was one of the most prolific creators, inventors and scientists in human history. His mathematician's mind was supercharged with creativity and allowed him to see possibilities, not limitations. He was also …

12 Must-Read Books That Will Raise Your Emotional Intelligence

Your Amazon wish list is about to get longer.<p>I didn't learn about emotional intelligence until well into my 30s. By that time, I had started to realize that the best leaders -- those exhibiting high levels of EQ -- typically showed more self-awareness, collaborated better with others, and got …

5 Powerful Books to Hack Your Life for Success

Recently over lunch, a friend asked me which book was my favorite all time? I told him that a book which I loved was The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay. He pushed and asked me for my top five books on success.<p>Here is my list, in no particular order. They're a collective of my favorites on success …

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7 Must-Have Traits You Want in Your Future Leaders

Companies worldwide are experiencing a leadership shortage. The smart ones will identify leaders with these characteristics to move them forward.<p>Recent research has proven that we're experiencing a drastic leadership shortage on a global scale. Eight-five percent of companies have reported an …

The Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Beginner Photographer

Oh the road to becoming the best photographer you can be, you come across loads of useful information… and some not-so-useful information. Sometimes, …

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

Kano's Pixel Kit is a charming introduction to coding

We all know the importance of code. It's the backbone of computing, the internet and so much else we come into contact with on a daily basis. But learning to code is still a tricky and poorly defined pursuit. I've booted up Codecademy a few times, only to try a couple of courses and realise I have …

Undandy Makes Custom Handcrafted Men's Shoes For Under $250

Custom men’s shoes are a luxury that’s far out of reach for most consumers. But an e-commerce upstart called Undandy figured out a way to keep bespoke prices low — really low — without skimping on quality. The footwear is handcrafted-on-demand in Portugal by third-generation shoemakers, and ships …

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You'll Never Get a Group to Agree on a Decision. Here's What to Do Instead

Some people suck the life out of possibility for sport - don't let them.<p>Most of us have tried to make an important business decision through consensus at some point in our careers. How hard was it to get the group to agree on everything?<p>My bet is that it was nearly impossible and extremely …

The 11 best botanical gardens in the United States

Beat the heat in these urban paradises<p>Summer is in full swing, which means there’s no better time to play outdoors. But even diehard city lovers sometimes tire of the incessant urban annoyances in the summer months: the long commutes, the endless pavement, and the oppressive heat.<p>Luckily, nearly …

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HARD Goals, Not SMART Goals, Are The Key To Career Development

Good employees want the opportunity to grow and develop on the job. And here’s the great news, a simple, 15-minute conversation, that focuses on HARD Goals, will encourage your people to take a more active and self-sufficient role in planning for and reaching their desired career growth.<p><i>Watch on</i> …

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Want to Escape Meeting Hell? Three Rules For Shorter, Better, Higher-Impact Meetings

Meetings can take up a lot of your time. But you can learn how to optimize these moments.<p>Whether we're coming together at work or at home, or on behalf of boards, non-profits or clubs, we can all relate to the drudgery of meeting overload. Oftentimes it's less the meeting that's the problem than …

How To Check Out The Company Culture -- Before You Take The Job

Dear Liz,<p>I got burned at my last job and I don’t want to make the same mistake again. I followed my ex-boss to his new company. It was a bad move.<p>My ex-boss “Bart” is a nice guy, and he was a great boss when I worked for him. I was flattered when he called me and said “You have to get into this …

A Navy SEAL's 7 Steps for Using Culture to Drive Change

Change is hard. Leading change is even harder. Don't let culture be an afterthought. Use it!<p>Leading significant organizational change is hard. Though well-intentioned, that's why over half of major transformation efforts fail. Why? Many reasons can include but aren't limited to a bad strategy, a …

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …