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26 Tips On How To Read People

There's no single, consistent recipe — and even the best mind readers on the planet are only right 80 percent of the time — but there's a lot to be learned.<p>According to UCLA professor Albert Mehrabian, <b>55 percent of what you convey comes from body language, 38 percent from the tone of your voice,</b> …

How Starbucks, Walmart And IBM Launch Brands Internally And What You Can Learn From Them

Last year, for well over 100 brands, it was time for a new brand positioning and marketing message. In fact, rebranding or repositioning is happening with increasing frequency, as changes in the media landscape and message-weary audiences are making it harder for the same message to break …

Leadership Tip: Hire the Quiet Neurotic, Not the Impressive Extrovert

Most leaders are attracted to the guy or woman who seems confident and outgoing, unafraid in any situation or facing any challenge. They expect an extrovert to infuse any team with energy, to push ahead on projects and to motivate colleagues to do their best work. Meantime they have low …

Why Business Leaders Must Master Data And Analytics

There’s a war on talent. The explosion of data in the digital universe is creating a skill gap and is opening up many new career opportunities in management. A recent study from McKinsey Global Institute estimates that the United States needs 1.5 million more data-savvy managers to take full …

Why Getting Comfortable With Discomfort Is Crucial To Success

In an increasingly competitive, cautious and accelerated world, those who are willing to take risks, step out of their comfort zone and into the discomfort of uncertainty will be those who will reap the biggest rewards.<p>When I first left my parents’ small farm at eighteen to move to “the city” for …

5 Things Never Heard at the Most Innovative Companies

<i>My colleague Kathy Gersch explains that while it may be difficult for your company to generate innovative ideas, high-tech start-ups and other companies we consider to have innovation built into their DNA have just as much difficulty maintaining their innovative edge.</i><p>workingThe most interesting …

What Leaders Know About Creating An Innovative Culture: A Case Study

Iron Man is a fictional superhero.<p>A.G. Lafley, the former chairman and CEO of P&G, is a real one. He took a proverbial, slumbering consumer products giant and turned it into a company that delivered $100 million worth of <i>new</i> products to market, quarter after quarter after quarter.<p>Many people …

15 Etiquette Rules For Dining At Fancy Restaurants

Others can be a bit more nuanced. Who pays after a business meal? Where do you put your napkin when you stand? And how exactly does one order the perfect bottle of wine?<p>We spoke with expert Patricia Napier-Fitzpatrick of The Etiquette School of New York. She not only makes a living teaching people …

Why companies are getting rid of cubicle walls

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How To Build Teams That Innovate

<i>When assembling a creative team it’s the quality rather than frequency of familiarity that counts.</i><p>Designing new systems or products is typically a team rather than individual effort. Putting together a group of people to maximise the generation of new ideas is the most challenging job an innovation …

Three Principles For Making Innovation A Reality In Your Company

Management thinking is inherently faddish, but there are some perennial favourites that never fall out of favour. Innovation is one those evergreen themes: it is a rare CEO who doesn’t list innovation as one her top four or five priorities.<p>But innovation is an elusive beast. Setting aside a few …

6 Good Reasons Not To Check Your Email

My partner Jeff just sent me a great article from the Farnam Street blog: The Tyranny of Email – 10 Tips to Save You. In it, Shane Parrish talks about how our constant connection with our electronic devices is eroding our mental abilities in various ways. Jeff sent me the link and noted, “The …

Google admits those infamous brainteasers were completely useless for hiring

You can stop counting how many golfballs will fit in a schoolbus now.<p>Google has admitted that the headscratching questions it once used to quiz job applicants (How many piano tuners are there in the entire world? Why are manhole covers round?) were utterly useless as a predictor of who will be a …

Employment

The Man Who Saved Apple Isn't The Subject Of Major Motion Pictures

The Steve Jobs biopic (<i>Jobs</i>) premiers August 16th, lionizing the late Apple CEO, who revolutionized every field he touched, founded the legendary Apple Computer, and made it the most valuable company in history.<p>But Jobs’ legacy would be very different without one man: Gilbert Amelio. Because there …

How To Eliminate Performance Reviews In Your Organization

Performance reviews don’t work. They are disliked by managers and employees alike. They are usually poorly written and disappear as soon as they are completed. Everyone knows this but most are not going to admit it. So why do organizations still use them?<p>Primarily, it’s because everyone agrees that …

Entrepreneurs Are 'Calculated' Risk Takers -- The Word That Can Be The Difference Between Failure And Success

I wish I had the thought that led to the headline, but I didn’t.<p>“Entrepreneurs are not risk takers. They are calculated risk takers,” is something that Leonard C. Green tells his students each semester at Babson College, which has been the number one school for teaching entrepreneurship for as long …

Pro Presentation Tips: 7 Secrets To Winning The Room

You’ve done the work, you’ve put in your time, you know your stuff—but before you open your mouth to give the presentation you’ve prepared so intently, you’ve been judged.<p>It’s human nature: Our brains are wired to take in all available information and draw instant conclusions. Which means that …

Don't Treat Your Employees Like You Want To Be Treated

We’ve all been told that we should treat others the same way we want to be treated; however, don’t take this literally in your role as a manager.<p>After all, everyone is different. How your employees respond and react to different situations will vary. In many cases, you do have to be fair in the way …

If You Want To Succeed, Never Underestimate Your Competition

I am a big believer in ego, with one huge caveat.<p>I will get to the exception in a minute, but I really do believe the importance of ego in just about all phases of life–but especially in business, particularly entrepreneurial businesses–is underrated.<p>It is ego that allows you to get over the scary …