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How to Cut Toxic People Out of Your Life | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from AJ Harbinger.</i><p>There’s an old myth that frogs will pull down other frogs trying to escape a pot of boiling …

How to Take Charge in a Job Interview | The Art of Manliness

There are two ways to approach a job interview.<p>With the first, you take a pretty passive stance. You control what you can on your side of things — …

Employment

13 Latin Phrases That Will Make You Look Smarter and Focus Your Thinking

Latin isn't dead. It's an ancient source of wisdom.<p>Back when I was a relatively new lawyer, I had a boss who wasn’t really up to the job--the kind of guy who nitpicked like a mere manager, rather than acting like a true leader. (It was this guy, in case you’re wondering.)<p>I wrote a memo for him once …

Reality TV

10 Ways to Prove Your Superior Intelligence in Any Business Situation

Because every businessperson needs an arsenal of catchphrases to save meetings--and save face.<p>Tired of colleagues rolling their eyes impatiently while you speak during meetings?<p>Always feel like you're saying the wrong thing or have nothing valuable to contribute?<p>Fear not! What you need is a pocket …

Business Strategy

Casual Dress for Young Men: What to Wear & How to Wear It | The Art of Manliness

Custom suits and imported silk ties look great, but they’re not a lot of use to young men in their late teens and early 20s.<p>Even if you could afford …

Experiment with Organizational Change Before Going All In

Think about the last time you considered introducing a significant change in your enterprise with the intention of improving organizational effectiveness. Maybe you were contemplating a change in employment policies such as flextime or one in customer-facing processes such as a new billing system. …

How to Match a Tie, Shirt, and Suit [VIDEO] | The Art of Manliness

<i>This video is brought to you by Combatant Gentleman. Combatant Gentlemen offers high-quality men’s essentials at prices any guy can afford.</i><p>Enter …

Same-day and Home Delivery: The Next Big Battleground for Retailers - The Network Effect

<i>“One thing Amazon has done very successfully is they’ve owned the entire value chain. They’ve owned the last mile, the moment that matters. That</i> …

Make Sure Your Employees’ Emotional Needs Are Met

In the early 1940s, Abraham Maslow started asking questions about human motivation— questions I study, too. In 1943, he published his first article on a theory he called the <i>Hierarchy of Needs</i>.<p>Today, the theory is usually depicted as a pyramid, although Maslow didn’t use one in his original …

Here's How To Answer The Dreaded 'What's Your Greatest Weakness' Interview Question

All job seekers dread this question. If you're not prepared, it can trip you up and throw you off.<p>Bernard Marr, a global enterprise performance expert and a best-selling business author, wrote in a recent LinkedIn post that the reason some interviewers like to ask about weaknesses is to gain …

Ten steps to business partnering

Take the pulse of your relationship with the supply chain. How collaborative is it? Is finance perceived as a gatekeeper and policeman?<p>WHAT MARKET …

Looking for One Logistics Partner That Does Everything with Excellence?

January 2014 | Sponsored | <b>Knowledge Base</b><p>An Enterprise Logistics Provider Delivers Holistic Solutions that Transform Your Business.<p>Chris Baltz, is …

Customer Service

7 Common Mistakes Bosses Make

Avoid these pitfalls if you want to shine as a leader.<p>No matter how good your intentions and no matter how much breadth of experience you possess as an entrepreneur, company owner, executive, or manager, if you're the boss, then you're going to make mistakes. It's a normal part of life--both on and …

Employment

Speedy weeknight suppers: coconut chicken curry recipe

Flavours of coconut and tamarind permeate this brightly-coloured chicken curry<p>This bright, fragrant curry may have a long list of ingredients but once you’ve arrived at home with everything in tow, it takes no time to put together. A bowl of steamed rice or warm Indian bread will act as the perfect …

12 Famous Quotes That People Always Get Wrong

That hasn't stopped us from spouting famous lines, many from classic literature, however we see fit.<p>We created a list of some frequently used quotes that people just don't understand. Some came from this Quora post. Others, we added from bits and pieces of our high school lit classes.<p><b>1. "I took the</b> …

Organizational Change Is Just Large-Scale Behavior Modification

So use the approaches behaviorists have proven to work.<p>Morten T. Hansen, coauthor with Jim Collins of the book <i>Great by Choice</i>, talked about these approaches in a blog post for <i>Harvard Business Review</i>, which lists 10 "levers" for implementing change. Three in particular appeal to us:<p><b>1. PAINT A VIVID</b> …

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How To Become Fearless At Work

And we also know the others: those who are playing to win. Those are the ones who are disrupting industries, launching game-changing products and challenging the status quo, and their bosses. They are the ones who buy into the mantra that failure is simply another step on the way to success.<p>But …

Be the Company Customers Can’t Live Without

Imagine you’re the CEO of a startup offering a technology solution when the economy plunges into the worst downturn since the Great Depression. Up to then, you’ve delivered impressive results; your product has reached $22 million in revenues in four years on the market and your solution is …

Are We Asking Too Much of Our CIOs?

It is all well and good — and true — to say that the role and mandate of the CIO are expanding. Smart commentators here and elsewhere have described why and how that is happening. But too many organizations are stretching their Chief Information Officers (CIO) too thin. CIOs are being tasked with …

Your Personal Brand Matters

If you don't control your messaging--someone else will. That goes for both your business, and your personal brand.<p><i>Editor's note: This article first appeared on Mark Suster's blog.</i><p>I have long advised startup companies that if you don’t control your messaging somebody else will and your potential …

University of Chicago

6 Ways To Secretly Sabotage Your Job Interview

Do this, not that–and the job you’ve been chasing could finally be yours.<p>We know that a job interview is a lot like a date–and like that other courting process, initial excitement can wear off quickly, leaving you feeling like one George Oscar Bluth, Jr.:<p>But how can you know if you’ve arrested your …

Employment

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Albert Einstein

3 Ways To Get To Know Your Direct Reports

With a shiny new title, an office, and your very own team of employees, landing your first management gig is a pretty exciting time for you and your career. But as a new manager, you can’t focus on <i>you</i> anymore—now, everything is about your direct reports.<p>So before you start changing processes, …

Battle Scope Creep in Your Projects

Every project manager has one key role to play: scope cop. But it’s a job you can’t do in isolation. You need to share nitty-gritty details and related financials with your team members on at least a weekly basis (more often than that in some industries) so they’ll support your efforts instead of …

Gallup’s Workplace Jedi On How To Fix Our Employee Engagement Problem

More than half of America’s workforce is disengaged. In an exclusive conversation with Dr. Jim Harter–who initiated the first “State of the American Workplace” study in 1997–we dig into the latest report, due out this month.<p>The way we lead people in America is failing.<p>That’s the only reasonable …

Employee Engagement

The Sometimes, Always, Never 3-Button Suit Rule | The Art of Manliness

A few years ago, we published a guest post on suit buttons, and one of the best things I got out of it was a handy way to remember the right way to …

When You Manage, Manage With Your Employees

To motivate your workers, don't just manage. Be an advisor, says Coursera co-CEO Daphne Koller.<p>In a taped interview with the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, Daphne Koller, co-CEO and co-founder of Coursera, an online education provider, explains how she divvies up responsibilities with Andrew NG, the other …

Employment

Are Your Employees Happy?

Sure, perks are great--and my company offers plenty of them. But true happiness in the workplace starts with passion.<p>This week marks the 12th anniversary of my entertainment marketing and interactive advertising agency, Situation Interactive. I founded the company, which has offices in New York …

Employment

Don’t Let Predictability Become the Enemy of Innovation

Unhappily shocked by Sputnik’s unexpected 1957 success, President Eisenhower quickly pushed the Pentagon to establish the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Its ostensible mission: “to prevent technological surprise to the U.S. military, and to create surprises of its …