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22 Books to Help You Get Ahead in Business and Life | Inc.com

If you're the kind of person perpetually on a mission to improve yourself, a good book can provide stellar inspiration and guidance. Here are top picks from nearly two dozen high-achieving executives.<p>1. <i>Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive</i> by Harvey Mackay<p>"Very few business books provide …

Self-improvement

Who Will Dominate the Future of Work? Specialists or Generalists? | Inc.com

It's a common debate that is gaining more traction as we move towards the future of work: should you be a generalist or a specialist? There are pros and cons to both answers, but the best solution might be right in the middle.<p>Generalists can typically do many different things, such as a handyman …

Employment

Don’t Let Inexperience Stop You from Participating in Meetings

As a young professional, you’ve probably been in this situation: You’re at a meeting and have something to say but wonder if you’re too junior, inexperienced, or new to speak up. Maybe you’re uncertain about whether what you have to say is actually a good point, or you’re afraid that the people …

Management

A TI Híbrida muda o papel dos engenheiros de rede

Na nuvem há menos a ser gerenciado, mas os engenheiros de rede ainda são os responsáveis por garantir que o usuário tenha uma boa experiência<p>O …

10 epic long-distance walks around the world

From the Highlands to the Himalayas, these hikes take in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. They’re not for the faint-hearted, but keen trekkers will love the challenges posed by each More great walks: Europe | UK | best kit<p>Makalu Base Camp, Nepal<p>The trek to the base of the fifth …

Hiking

3 tips from the expert who teaches mindfulness at Google, Microsoft, Sony, and Nike

Employees at the Google office in Zurich, Switzerland. Google<p>The alarm goes off at 7 a.m. and the first thing I think of is coffee. I get up, somewhat reluctantly, and as I make my way toward the coffee maker, I spot my so-called smartphone plugged into the wall.<p>Reflexively, I pick it up and check …

Mindfulness

8 Indispensable Ways to Be Respected at Your Job

Being respected in your work is more important to your overall well being than a paycheck. Work hard to be held in high esteem by all around you.

New Managers Don’t Have to Have All the Answers

If you are a newly promoted manager who feels the pressure to have all the answers expected of you from day one, don’t despair. You are not alone.<p>A new role comes with a whole new set of expectations. There is an implicit — and perhaps explicit — social contract with your team to show the way, …

London School of Economics

Global Teams That Work

To succeed in the global economy today, more and more companies are relying on a geographically dispersed workforce. They build teams that offer the best functional expertise from around the world, combined with deep, local knowledge of the most promising markets. They draw on the benefits of …

Management

The Surprising Downsides of Being an Overachiever

Being the office overachiever might feel good, what with all the pats on the back and thumbs ups from your boss. But there’s a fine line between …

Self-improvement

Asking Open-Ended Questions Helps New Managers Build Trust

In many companies and organizations, new managers are selected as a result of their success in technical and operational roles. This seems to be a sensible approach, as the manager needs to understand the challenges facing his or her direct reports. At the same time, it’s fundamentally flawed. The …

Management

What to Do First When Managing Former Peers

<i>STEVEN MOORE FOR HBR</i><p>You just learned that you’ve been promoted and will now be managing a team of your former peers — exciting news! That is, until the moment you realize that your good fortune means disappointment for your coworkers who didn’t get the job. When you’re promoted over people who have …

Leadership

New Managers Need a Philosophy About How They’ll Lead

Being promoted to manager is a good sign you’ve been successful to date — however, the road from this point forward gets trickier to navigate. Your job is no longer just about getting the work done. You’re more likely now to find yourself juggling conflicting demands, delivering difficult messages, …

Employment

How to Get a Job by Targeting the Companies You Want to Work For

Trying to get a job can make you feel helpless. The best you can do is submit your resume to as many companies as possible, right? Not exactly. In …

How to Bounce Back After Getting Laid Off

Losing your job is hard. It dents your self-esteem; it’s tough on your bank account; and if you’re not smart about your next steps, it can derail your career. Aside from getting back on the horse and looking for a new job, what else should you do to get back on track? How do you maintain your …

Employment

Write a Resume Summary That'll Stop Recruiters in Their Tracks

How long will recruiters spend on your résumé before deciding to toss it in the recycle bin? Six seconds, says online job search site The Ladders. That’s about 20 to 30 words.<p>So how do you write those first few lines of your resume—the summary section—to compel the recruiter to keep reading? How do …

Employment

Focus on Task-Management, Rather than Time-Management, to Be Less Busy

“If only there were more hours in the day,” you tell yourself. You have so much to do and, no matter how effectively you use your time, there always …

How to Write a Résumé That Stands Out

The resume: there are so many conflicting recommendations out there. Should you keep it to one page? Do you put a summary up top? Do you include personal interests and volunteer gigs? This may be your best chance to make a good first impression, so you’ve got to get it right.<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

How to Give a Stellar Presentation

Speaking in front of a group — no matter how big or small — can be stressful. Preparation is key, of course, whether it’s your first or your hundredth time. From preparing your slides to wrapping up your talk, what should you do to give a presentation that people will remember?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

8 Questions To Ask Your Boss That Can Make Or Break Your Career

Want to get ahead in the workplace? Channel your inner talk show host.<p>Think about it: You probably only hear from your boss when a) you royally screwed up, b) you majorly kicked ass or c) it’s performance review time.<p>Feedback from your supervisor is what you crave, unless you’re happy flying under …

Employment

How the People Around You Affect Personal Success

Recently I sat down with a new friend I met for dinner. We talked about what it takes to achieve the goals you want to achieve in life. My friend is …