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Why Leaders Are Easier to Coach than Followers

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>Followers receive very little fanfare. In a culture obsessed with leaders, we think of a follower’s role as submitting, taking direction, and dutifully executing the leader’s will.<p>Recent research from PsychTests, however, reveals that followers may not be as compliant as we …

Climbing the five steps to leadership

If you're looking for a clear picture of leadership, consultant John C. Maxwell believes he has one. It's the one he has been asked to present most frequently, in arenas from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, to Microsoft's headquarters, and in countries on six continents. He portrays …

How I Made My Worst Hire of All Time

You can learn a lot from a job candidate's resume, but ignore your gut feelings at your own peril.<p>As an entrepreneur, I’ve mostly exhibited a good balance of cerebral and intuitive decision-making, but there have been key moments when I should have listened to my gut.<p>Gut feelings can be useful in a …

Why The Hiring Process Should Mimic Social Media Trends

As each day passes, social media and the hiring process become increasingly intertwined. According to a recent Jobvite social recruitment survey of …

Social Media

What Kind of Vibes Are You Giving Off?

You probably don't know yourself as well as you think you do, and your behavior gives off distinct clues you're not even aware of -- but others are.<p>There's a funny word we often use to describe people: "Normal."<p>We don't always use that exact word, but it's what we mean when we say things like …

Self-help

A Better Way to Balance Work, Life and Family

The biggest challenge in life is that you can't do it all: be ultra-productive at work, be generous of heart, be the perfect parent, be a selfless …

Customers

Emails That Land Jobs: The Best Way To Shine In A Follow-Up Note

110.<p>That’s how many emails most “working professionals” send and receive every day.<p>The bad news? <b></b>That’s a whole lot of noise—and it can feel difficult to pop out from the pile, especially when you’re trying to lock down a new job opportunity.<p>The good news? Most emails are poorly written, awkward, …

Top 10 Hiring Mistakes, #10: Letting it Fester

Like it or not, you’re eventually going to make a bad hire. Even if you do everything right in the hiring process, you'll find that it still doesn't …

Top 10 Hiring Mistakes, #8: Blowing the First 90 Days

A successful hire doesn’t end with a job offer and a handshake. “Welcome aboard” is just the beginning.<p>Even overachievers need support, direction and …

The Secret Sauce of Great Recruiters

Recruiters generally get little public credit because the naive observer assumes that good companies get talent for free. That is simply not true.<p>If …

7 Qualities Of A Truly Loyal Employee

First things first: Where employees are concerned, loyalty has nothing to do with blind obedience, or unthinking devotion, or length of …

Four Signs You Shouldn't Bother Applying To A Job

If you’re in desperation mode—i.e., totally miserable in your current gig or job hunting for the fourth unemployed month in a row—it’s temping to apply for any link your mouse lands on.<p>But if you’re set on finding a career that you actually love (which you should be!), stop applying willy-nilly to …

The Only 4 Dimensions That Matter In Hiring (& Why You’re Probably Evaluating Them Wrong)

Does this sound familiar? You interview a candidate who has deep knowledge of your industry and checks off every box in the ‘skills’ section of the …

12 Ways to Spot a High Achiever

As part of my day job, I run a company that trains recruiters and hiring managers on how to attract, assess and hire top performers using …

When the People You Hired Go After Your Job

What happens when an obvious No. 2 guns for the No. 1 job? Watch Joe Biden -- and learn.<p>There's a portrait of George Washington in the Oval Office, but Joe Biden chose Thomas Jefferson and John Adams to decorate his office instead.<p>Why? Because Jefferson and Adams were the first two vice presidents …

Joe Biden

Rock Star Treatment: Meet the Agency That Reps Programmers

Booking shows for artists such as John Mayer was big business--last decade. This agency has found what could be a new path to a bright future.<p>Before Will.I.Am said coders are the new rock stars, before <i>The Social Network</i> glorified late-night-dorm-room-style hacking, and long, long before 13 guys in …

San Francisco

Gerard Butler’s New Movie Uses Vine, And Also Your Help, For Marketing

As more and more people try to figure out how to use Vine in their own lives, movie studios are trying to figure out how to use it in their marketing plans. Oscilloscope was the first to do so, releasing the film <i>It’s a Disaster</i> in six-second increments on the short-attention-span theater app. …

Apple guilty of e-books price fixing

A New York judge has ruled that Apple conspired with major publishers to raise electronic book prices higher than they otherwise should have …

Apple May Switch to IGZO Displays Next Year

The next generation iPhones and iPads will likely charm their users with their extended battery life — among other features, of course.<p>According to …

Batteries

Samsung Has Apparently Overtaken Apple In Worldwide Mobile Web Traffic

According to a web traffic analytics company <i>StatCounter</i>, Samsung has surpassed Apple for the first time ever to claim the top spot in worldwide …

Instagram adds web embedding feature for photos and videos

Instagram has activated one of its most-requested features among the 130 million active users it caters to every day.<p>Even though the service offers a …

Facebook reportedly testing new bottom menu design for its iPhone and Android apps

Facebook is reportedly testing a new navigation design for its Android and iPhone apps, eschewing the left-side sliding bar in favour of a simpler …

Check Out These Gorgeous Renders of the ‘iPhone lite’ by Martin Hajek [PICS]

Designer Martin Hajek, known for his high quality renders of rumoured Apple products has just posted his interpretation of the ‘budget’ iPhone based …

Mobile Technology

IFTTT iPhone App Now Available for Download

Popular service IFTTT (if this then that) enables users on the web to use recipes to automate certain triggers related to tasks or events. You can …

Front-Facing Camera

Apple Might Have To Pay More than $166 million in eBook Conspiracy Case

Yesterday a US Judge found Apple guilty of conspiring with five publishers to fix the price of eBooks, and the company could face a bill as high as …

Class Action

Computer sales see longest slump since PC invention

Personal computer sales declined for the fifth consecutive quarter this year, extending the longest sales slump for the devices on record.<p>Worldwide, …

IFTTT comes to iPhone to automate the chaos of your digital services

There is no doubt that my digital life is just as chaotic as my real one. Sure, they each find peace at times, and occasionally meld into one …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

This Waterproof Smartphone Case Good to 100 feet on Sale for $9 [Deals]

If you are always near water with your iPhone, the following offer from our <i>Deals Store</i> will surely interest you. The following splash proof universal …

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