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The 4 Worst Kinds of Bosses to Work for (and How to Avoid Becoming Them)

Be the leader that people want to follow, not flee from.<p>Fact: most people have had at least one boss during their lifetime who was so bad that it made them question their entire career. Take that information and chew on it for a moment. Isn't it awful? I've been doing some reflecting on what makes …

Morgan Freeman

You Can't Be a Great Leader Without This Basic Quality

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Google just proved how unpredictable artificial intelligence can be

The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) is only the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity.<p>Self-driving cars are already less accident-prone than human drivers, the TV quiz show Jeopardy! is a lost cause, …

6 Ways to be Better at Work Right Now (Or, You Know, Tomorrow)

Don't have the time (or inclination) to read the best self-help books on the market? No problem. We've done the legwork for you<p><b>Be calmer under pressure.</b><p>The tip: "When you're stressed your shoulders automatically rise without you even noticing. Simply dropping them will make you calmer physically, …

Why Haven't We Met Aliens Yet? Because They've Evolved into AI

Movies and television have led us to think of aliens as green, slimy creatures traveling around in flying saucers. Nonsense.<p>While traveling in Western Samoa many years ago, I met a young Harvard University graduate student researching ants. He invited me on a hike into the jungles to assist with …

This Is What Makes a Really Great Leader

Timing is everything.<p>Consider the Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King, Jr. wasn’t the first person to talk about civil rights. Indeed, there …

Welcome To The Post-Work Economy

For the future economy to work, we need to get rid of our unhealthy fixation on what work and jobs mean to our self-worth.<p>If the goal of the economy is to provide decent-paying work for everyone, that economy clearly isn’t doing a good job at the moment. Real wages for most Americans haven’t …

Entry-level to CEO: 11 online classes to improve your interpersonal skills

Whenever I used to meet charismatic people, I automatically assumed they were just lucky to be born with great genetics — while I was the unfortunate …

The 'quitter's mindset' could be the secret to success

She looked out the window, and back down to her desk where a full-time offer letter from Lola sat, awaiting her reply.<p>It didn't matter that she'd only finished her first year. Or that most people she asked said it was a mistake.<p>She knew it was time to make a change, and she did.<p>Chisa made the …

5 research-backed ways to tell if someone is lying

We're going to see what the research has to say on detecting lies, avoiding deception and more. And this is the industrial strength package. We'll look at how to avoid being deceived by the pros in this arena: con artists.<p>To get the real answers, I called an expert. Maria Konnikova is a …

A Stanford professor says eliminating 2 phrases from your vocabulary can make you more successful

The way you speak not only affects how others perceive you; it also has the potential to shape your behavior.<p>Swapping one word for another could make all the difference in how you approach your goals.<p>That's according to Bernard Roth, a professor of engineering at Stanford and the academic director …

The 1 Question That Can Save Your Relationship

It’s one of the most uncomfortable places to be – deep in a fight with the person you love most. You’d do anything to come to an understanding. You’d …

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A Look at the New VR Interactive Porn Video Games

Do you like having sex but find actual humans with opinions and needs are not worth the hassle?<p>If so, you're in luck! You can now donate to this IndieGoGo campaign and make all of your virtual sex dreams come true.<p>via: indiegogo<p>Bill Spracklin, owner of the San Francisco-based Eos Creative Media, is …

5 Attitudes That Define Great Leaders

I typically work with huge datasets and draw conclusions based on thousands of leaders. Recently, however, I was working with a small dataset of just 30 leaders. These leaders work for a high tech company with more than 60,000 total employees. This group of 30 were considered to be some of the …

Leadership

How DNA and 'recreational genealogy' is making a case for reparations for slavery

Alondra Nelson, academic who was at the forefront of Afrofuturism, has a new book on how DNA can help descendants of slaves seeking compensation<p>More than a decade in the writing, scholar Alondra Nelson’s new book The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations and Reconciliation After the Genome has been …

Molecular Biology

This Body Language Makes You Look Like a Leader

It’s important to balance the appearance of power and warmth.<p>Via The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help–or Hurt–How You Lead:<p><b>When</b> …

Body Language

How You Can Learn the #1 Persuasion Technique of FBI Hostage Negotiators

FBI Hostage negotiators know how to listen and this is the secret to connecting with people.<p>We’ve all been told we could be better listeners and that …

Self-help

5 mindfulness techniques to make you a better leader

That advice comes from Charles Francis, author of "Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple: Your Guide to Finding True Inner Peace" and director of the Mindfulness Meditation Institute.<p>Sounds good — so how do you achieve greater mindfulness? Meditation is certainly one powerful way to do it, and it …

Here's the emotional intelligence quiz ING uses on its financial markets staff – would you pass?

The division has around 350 salespeople that deal financial products to clients looking to hedge their bets around the world.<p>It's now two years into a programme to improve staff emotional intelligence to rid fear and self-interest from the institutional mindset.<p>The new mindset is working.<p>In a …

Emotional Intelligence

Robots That Could Decompose When They're No Longer Needed

It might be time to start building robot cemeteries<p>Scientists at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) are developing materials that could allow robots to decompose at the end of their lives, much like humans, according to Reuters.<p>Most robots are made of plastic and metal, which are …

When collectors call, demand proof of your debt

Suzanne Husted went through a rough patch about a decade ago and had to take out a pair of $300 payday loans to get by. She said she paid each back within a couple of months.<p>Now she's getting calls from two different debt collectors insisting that $2,400 in principal and interest is owed and that …

Personal Finance

Artificial Intelligence Is Going to Make the World 'Thrive'

Hollywood loves to give us stories of super-intelligent robots running wild with their orders. And we love to watch these stories. If artificial …

5 Qualities of Leaders with High Emotional Intelligence

What is emotional intelligence? Psychology Today defines it as the “ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others”. …

Emotional Intelligence

There's an 'invisible' trait that makes leaders more effective — here's how to develop it

The difference seems to lie at least partly in charisma — a trait that can be hard to define but relatively easy to spot.<p>Yet a growing body of research suggests that charisma is both definable and replicable. Scientists who study charisma say it's less a natural gift bestowed only upon some lucky …

What to Do When You’ve Screwed Up Like Steve Harvey

How to man up and mea culpa when you fail publicly<p>Steve Harvey did everything right on Sunday night.<p>Well, not <i>everything</i>. He failed pretty spectacularly at announcing the winner of the Miss Universe pageant.<p>He named Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner when, in fact, the title belonged to …

Where in the world have we achieved 100% renewable power?

In a few places around the world, humans have achieved a feat that seemed impossible just a few years ago, and still seems inconceivable nearly everywhere else: They’ve stopped burning fossil fuels for electricity.<p>Throughout 2015, several nations, states and cities announced they had either managed …

Renewable Energy

Extremism ends in civil war: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and a right-wing insurgency the GOP can no longer control

The last time a U.S. political party put forth a radical like this was 1860. There are really frightening parallels<p>The rise of dictators-in-waiting Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz has left political observers bewildered. How did the establishment wing of a dominant American political party end up …

Here's how much we’d all get if the UK dumped its welfare state and introduced a universal basic income scheme instead

In 2017, Finland will introduce a type of universal basic income scheme, in which most of the country's welfare state will be abolished and replaced with a single €800 (£579, $879) per month stipend, payable to all Finns, regardless of their income, tax-free.<p>Citizens of Finland will be allowed to …

Sex, love and robots: is this the end of intimacy?

Can’t find a partner? Don’t worry, the ‘sexbot’, programmed to meet all your desires, is on its way. Eva Wiseman explores the troubling world of sex robots<p>The world is ending. The sports fields are empty, the science labs closed. No babies have been born for years. Cut to a split screen of human …

Lips

The Madness Of Meetings And How It Relates To Your Organization's Leadership Culture

Several moons ago, I was asked to participate in a meeting.<p>Nothing new there. After all, a report by Atlassian suggests employees attend 62 meetings per month. In the US alone that works out to roughly 11 million meetings being held every single day. Some days it feels as though I’m attending most …

Leadership