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5 Steps To Achieving Great Things

Problem is, days go by, then weeks, months--maybe even years--and you're still cranking out good. You've yet to design that unbelievable product, write that great novel, dominate that market. Everyone admires you, but you've a growing sense of disappointment in yourself.<p>How do you change that …

10 Qualities Of Exceptional Interviewers

Maybe they assume the burden of greatness lies solely with the employee. ("Hey, it's his job to impress me.") But that's short-sighted and, well, stupid.<p>To find the best employees you possibly can, you must be the best interviewer you possibly can.<p>Here are the key qualities of skilled</b> …

Lean Principles That Make You More Efficient

Most of our processes don't start out this way, but over time, small changes occur and workarounds are developed rather than going through a complete overhaul. Sometimes work is pieced together out of necessity and nobody really gives it any strategic thought or considers how it will affect the big …

Collaboration Isn't Difficult As Long As You Pick The Right People

Most experts agree that collaboration in business consistently provides greater accomplishment. When it works, the combined brainpower of intelligent people can solve complex problems and achieve amazing results.<p>Still many people hesitate before engaging others in their process. It's …

Every Student And Parent Should See These Charts On Earnings By Major

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (aka STEM) majors still have the best overall job prospects, according to a recent report from Georgetown's Center on Education and the Workforce.<p>Engineering majors in particular have the highest median earnings out of college, while arts, …

Hand Gestures Say A Lot About Your Intelligence

Over the past few years, while working on my forthcoming book, "Brilliant," I've been watching and taking note as a new conceptualization of intelligence takes shape in the social and biological sciences.<p>This conceptualization involves many lines of inquiry that can be loosely grouped under the …

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Wharton Professor Explains Whether Leaders Are Born Or Made

Is leadership something that you're born with or something that's developed over time?<p>Wharton professor Michael Useem tells us that it can be both, but for most people, it is developed.<p>So, how do you teach or learn good leadership? In the interview below, Useem, author of the book "The Leader's …

Investment Fund CEO: Here's How To Succeed In Modern Russia

Combine the convergence of East and West that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 with the tastes of modern global consumers and rich oil and gas reserves, and there are plenty of ways to make money in Eastern Europe and Russia.<p>But as with any emerging market, an understanding of cultural …

The Secret Behind The Silicon Valley Elite's Success: Meditation

Over 1,000 Google employees have gone through the tech giant's internal course called "Search Inside Yourself," Noah Shactman of Wired reports. The class aims to teach people how to manage their emotions and stressful situations, and better understand the needs of their co-workers.<p>Studies have …

How To Treat Your Employees—Or Anyone Else, For That Matter

Wade had caught the disease. The disease is very contagious and it spreads to the other employees quickly and it contaminates everyone's work. Like a tumor you have to cut it out as soon as it appears. Wade was fired.<p>The disease spreads in stairwells. The archaelogical digs of startups are found by …

Being A Leader Means Learning To Talk Like One

Effective leadership requires verbal discipline.<p>Leaders need to care about and practice the quality, specificity, and power of their language. Not enough of them do.<p>Communication is particularly crucial to entrepreneurs. A founder's individual vision and presence is vital to his or her …