Rakesh Malagi

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10 of the Best Free Mac Apps

The only thing better than great apps for your Mac desktop or laptop are apps that cost you nothing. So, if you are looking for the best Mac apps …

Five Common Misconceptions About Productivity That Can Hold You Back

We all want to work smarter, but are we getting ahead or just spinning our wheels? You might hear someone say they work best under pressure, for …

Six Habits Of Confident People

Fearless children often turn into insecure adults. How do people manage to stay confident in the face of failure?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>When my son was four, he wore a superhero cape. All of the time. …

Body Language

5 Management Rules I Swear By (Data Isn't Emotional, But People Are)

<b>“You can’t manage what you can’t measure.”</b> <i><br>—attributed to W. Edwards Deming (disputed)</i><p>In business, <i>data</i> is king. But what should we measure? And how?<p>Human emotion inevitably factors into the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ decisions. The use of data can evoke deep passions and trigger strong disagreements.<p>Data …

Leadership

5 Ways To Appear More Like An Expert - Rather Than A Narcissist - In The Digital Age

Whether you’re selling vacuum cleaners or you’re offering consulting services, consumers want to buy from someone with proven expertise. The good news is, today’s digital world allows you to declare that you’re an expert with relative ease. The bad news is, you’ll be competing to gain attention in …

Digital Age

How to Make People Like You: 6 Science-Based Conversation Hacks

So you want to know how to make people like you? It’s easier than you think.<p>A while back I posted about how to master conversation skills. Here are 6 …

Self-help

Most People Don’t Want to Be Managers

Most American workers aren’t interested in becoming managers. At least, that’s what a new CareerBuilder survey seems to suggest.<p>Of the thousands surveyed, only about one-third of workers (34%) said they aspire to leadership positions – and just 7% strive for C-level management (the rest said they …

6 Body Language Mistakes You May Be Making And How To Fix Them

Whether you realize it or not, much of our communication is nonverbal. In just a single day, we both express and react to thousands of non verbal cues. While it is heavily debated how much of our communication is based on non verbal cues, a common belief known as the Mehrabian’s rule of …

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> …