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Want to Know If Someone Is Trustworthy? Look for These 15 Signs

If a person demonstrates these cues and traits, they're keepers.<p>Great relationships give live significantly more purpose, and in business, they translate to resources, advice and stability. Trust is at the heart of these connections. These 15 signs are dead giveaways that you're dealing with a …

Self-help

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are three reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaces it with provides even more valuable insight for …

Public Speaking

The 10 Highest-Paying IT Certifications of 2018

A career in information technology (IT) takes a lot of planning. Choosing from the many available certifications determines which sort of career options are available to you. Whether it's system administration, networking, or security that interests you, you're sure to find plenty of certifications …

Project Management

8 Simple Words Exceptional Leaders Use Each and Every Day

In fact, great leaders use these words multiple times every day. That's one reason they're great.<p>If you're in a leadership position and you don't use these words multiple times every day...then you're really not a leader.<p><b>1. "Help"</b><p>Sure, you're the boss. You're in charge. And maybe you really do have …

Self-esteem

This Entrepreneur's Online Reputation Was Destroyed. He Used His Experience Fixing It to Form a Multimillion-Dollar Company.

Here's Pete Kistler's story -- and tips for improving your own online presence.<p>Pete Kistler had never Googled himself. It was fall 2009, and the Syracuse University junior was sending out applications for software design jobs to offset about $20,000 in student loan debt. After a couple of weeks, …

Online

If You Don't Do These 4 Things, Your Meetings Might Just Be a Complete Waste of Time

The truth that most leaders don't want to hear.<p>Have you ever stopped to do the math behind meetings?<p>Every time you bring 10 people together in an one hour meeting, you are basically trading 10 hours of productivity for one. That means you're sacrificing nine hours in the process.<p>Considering that …

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

How Can You Tell Someone Is Truly a Bad Boss? Look for 1 Sign That Makes Most Employees Cringe

Research has found that these bad bosses fly below the radar undetected. That also makes them very dangerous.<p>If you keep up with my column, you know that I've covered the topic of bad bosses' impact on organizations for years. Most of what I've found and documented centers around toxic management …

Can They Refuse To Promote Me Because I'm Not A 'People Person'?

Dear Liz,<p>I’ve worked for my company for almost three years. I’ve had good or excellent performance reviews every year.<p>Last year at my performance review my manager “Elaine” told me that I’m qualified to move up to a better position.<p>She told me to watch the job board to see what positions become …

Leadership

5 Leadership Rules From the Past That Don't Work Now (If You're Doing Any Of These, Stop)

Don't fall prey to these untruths<p>I think it's pretty fair to say that most of us want to be considered a successful leader. However, what worked in the past won't work now. Rapid change requires agile leaders who think differently and can adapt to the changing times. Leadership is also personal - …

3 Ways to Be the Applicant That Everyone Wants to Hire

It's competitive out there, and you're going to have to take matters into your own hands to succeed.<p>When building your career, and your resume, it's important to find ways to stand out. Still, when you're going to school and (or) working jobs it's hard to take the time to find ways to make your …

6 Things Bad Bosses Always Fear (but Great Leaders Always Do)

It could mean the difference between success and failure.<p>Peter Drucker famously said: "Culture eats strategy for breakfast."<p>The quote was actually attributed to him and made famous in 2006 by Mark Fields, chief executive at Ford. Twelve years later, it's corporate-speak for purpose-led and …

How to Compliment a Woman Without Making It Weird

"Wow, what you said was so smart!"<p>Recently, I complimented an intern on her haircut. From behind me, a male coworker commented, “I was going to say that but I didn’t want to seem creepy, what with #MeToo and all.” He figured that this intern would hear “nice haircut” and think “assault.” We teased …

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

Still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook will let you delete anything from your profile or timeline and end Facebook's use of that data.<p>If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after …

Social Media

If You Need Some Extra Income, Here Are Tips to Start a Side Business

Supplemental Income Business Ideas<p>Updated December 04, 2017<p>Are you an entrepreneur at heart? Have you always dreamed of starting and running your own …

No, There Is no Such Thing as ADHD

No, there is no such thing as ADHD. Somewhere along the line we have lost the understanding that kids come in all shapes and sizes. Some kids are …

Want To Succeed Repeatedly? One Simple Rule Dramatically Raises The Odds

There's one rule sure to help you see threats and seize opportunities sooner: the Rule of One.<p>Over many decades of advising leaders of growing companies, certain patterns emerge. Perhaps the most powerful is what I call "the Rule of One." Simply put, the Rule of One is this: whenever you find …

Warren Buffett is worth $87 billion — here are 9 of his best pieces of advice on success

When it comes to getting rich, Warren Buffett is in a class all his own.<p>The 87-year-old founder and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway is worth $87 billion. He first became a millionaire when he was 32.<p>Buffett's skill and success with the stock market has reaped major benefits and earned him a nickname: …

32 Year Old Wins Progressive Jackpot On His iPhone

Casinos Are At Risk Of Disruption because of this new app<p>If you live in the US, then this is the most exciting article you’ll read this year.<p>Here’s …

Are You a Toxic Boss? Google's Management Study Will Tell You

Could you be a toxic boss and not even realize it?<p>Google recently conducted one of the most thorough studies of management behavior ever completed by a large corporation. Started in 2009, a team in Google's People Innovation Lab spent one year data mining performance appraisals, employee surveys, …

The Workplace

Why The Future Will Always Surprise Us

The next big thing always starts out looking like nothing at all<p>When Peter Drucker first met IBM's visionary CEO, Thomas J. Watson, he was somewhat taken aback. "He began talking about something called data processing," Drucker recalled, "and it made absolutely no sense to me. I took it back and …

Innovation

This 10 Minute Daily Exercise Can Make You a Surprisingly Better Leader

Meditation is slowly becoming more popular among top performing leaders, and the science shows it's for good reason.<p>From top-performing CEOs to world-class athletes, mindfulness has become a common activity to enhance performance. Through it, you can become a better leader, friend, and controller …

These sleek $250 earbuds can translate languages in real time — and it's like something out of 'Star Trek'

The company's first product, the Pilot translating earpiece, started as an Indiegogo campaign in 2016. Now, the Brooklyn-based startup says it has sold 27,000 units and has begun shipping to its early customers.<p>The Pilot looks like a fairly standard pair of wireless earbuds. They fit snugly in your …

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

More than 100 'uncontacted' tribes exist in total isolation from global society

We are more connected today than at any time in our species' history, yet isolated pockets of people still manage to live apart from the majority of society.<p>It's impossible to know exactly how many such tribes exist. Organizations like Survival International, however, estimate that more than 100 …

Want Meaning? Self-Made Billionaire Ray Dalio Says This Is The 1 Question You Need To Answer | Inc.com

Life throws so many decisions at us. Which city do you live in? Which job? Do you marry? Self-made billionaire Ray Dalio has a reassuring perspective on how to approach big questions. According to Bloomberg, he's one of the 100 richest people in the world--and he made his wealth himself. At 68 …

Self-improvement

The Real Reason Great Employees Quit -- And Bad Employees Get Promoted

Dear Liz,<p>I just accepted a one-year consulting engagement that I’m very excited about.<p>I’ve never been an independent consultant before, but I’ve done a lot of internal consulting.<p>I got the consulting gig through my former boss “Pam” who recommended me for the job. For the first time in my life, I …

The Workplace

The (super enjoyable) Japanese secret to becoming a morning person

In an ideal world, your morning routine would <i>always</i> set you up for a kickass day ahead. But if you’ve got a packed to-do list, it’s all too easy for …

Ikigai

How 1 Manager Reduced Millennial Turnover by 50 Percent

This manager made these four shifts and drastically improved Millennial employee retention.<p>How do I manage blue-collar Millennials?<p>This is a question I get often when I am speaking and consulting with organizations in industries where they are struggling to fill industrial or skilled trade jobs …

17 best sci-fi movies you should be watching

17 best sci-fi movies you should be watching<p>Great sci-fi movies deal with the future, big ideas and (quite frequently) how something in space will …