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5 Steps for Conducting an Effective Annual Review

It's that time of year for many of us. Here's how to lead an effective annual review that helps your employee grow.<p>This week at Zillow Group, we're kicking off annual reviews -- a time when employees sit down with their managers to receive feedback on the past year's performance and discuss the …

Everyone Hates Setting Goals. Here's How Google Makes It Easier for Its Employees

If a goal doesn't challenge you, then it won't change you.<p>It's that time of year--leaders everywhere are charging employees with the task of establishing goals for 2018. If you've never been through a structured process, this exercise can be daunting, and frankly, feel like a big waste of time. I …

33 Smart Habits That Will Train Other People to Treat You With Respect

Most of these are small, subtle changes in behavior, but they can have a big impact on how much other people respect you.<p>What do people want out of work? More than money, more than benefits, much more than job security, a recent survey says, they want to be treated with respect.<p>If that sounds like …

Should You Quit Your Job? Not if Your Boss Does These 5 Important Things Daily

If you're on the fence about your job, pay close attention to whether your boss shows these leadership signs.<p>Over the years, I've witnessed some atrocious examples of leadership both as a member of executive teams in former companies as well as coaching executives to be more effective since going …

The Secret to a Fulfilling Career Is Meaningful Work. Here's How to Find It

Don't let others' accomplishments determine your definition of a successful career.<p>"What do you have -- a job, a career, or a calling?" This was the question my colleagues and I were asked when Wharton professor Richard Shell stopped by Welltower (where I work) to talk about the keys to finding …

It Took LinkedIn's CEO Exactly 2 Sentences to Give the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

Any one of these practices will make you a better leader.<p>With a 97 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor, LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the most beloved CEOs in the world.<p>Weiner recently shared his advice on what it takes to reach employees on a deeper …

Leadership

We need to shift the conversation around AI before Elon Musk dooms us all

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are playing clash of the tech titans with their views on AI. It’s a battle being played out in hyperbole-driven headlines and clickbait-optimized soundbites, and it’s currently unclear who, if anyone, will win. (Spoiler: Elon thinks it’ll be the robots.)<p>Unfortunately, …

Artificial Intelligence

Go Beyond All-Star: How to Create an Extraordinary LinkedIn Profile

If you received All-Star status on LinkedIn, I hate to burst your balloon. But that lofty rating has very little to do with how successful you’ll be …

Algorithms

Programming is hard. That’s precisely why you should learn it.

It was far past midnight. My wife and kids had long gone to bed. But sleep was not an option for me. I had to figure it out. So I tweaked the code …

Software testing automation: A guide for project managers

Software testing often gets overlooked, but automating it can be a good way to avoid launch date disasters.<p>It's the eternal nightmare of software …

A Comparison of Automated Testing Tools

A defining factor for successfully applying test automation in software projects is choosing and using the right set of test automation tools. This …

Here's How Amazon's Jeff Bezos Makes Great Decisions, Super Fast

"High velocity, high quality" decisions are possible even at a massive company.<p>Amazon is a remarkable company. It's no surprise that it was built by a remarkable mind.<p>The brilliance, philosophy, and quirks of founder and CEO Jeff Bezos are deeply baked into Amazon, which is what makes his …

Creativity Culture Starts With You, Not Your Boss. Here Is How.

There is a vicious cycle in the relationship between trust and creativity. However, your boss is not the only person who can break it. So can you.<p>Research done on creativity in the workplace (including my own) showed multiple factors that affect employee creativity. Some are at the organizational …

12 Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Leader

Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.<p>Podcasts continue to grow in popularity as a convenient way to stay on top of all kinds of topics. As a result, the field is becoming steadily more crowded--a recent check of iTunes showed more than 100 podcasts with the word <i>leadership</i> in …

The Secret to Improving Your Memory (and Brain), According to Neuroscience

Are you pulling all-nighters to crank out work? Your plan may backfire. You may be jeopardizing brain growth and memory.<p>When we turn in for the night, our brains are getting ready to go to work. Sleep provides our brain the time it needs to restore and recalibrate, and prepare to store new …

The One Question You Should Be Asking Yourself at Work

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

Harvard Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy on Mastering the Antidote to Anxiety, Self-Consciousness, and Impostor Syndrome

“Before we even show up at the doorstep of an opportunity, we are teeming with dread and anxiety, borrowing trouble from a future that hasn’t yet unfolded.”<p><i>“We know that we live in contradiction,”</i> Albert Camus wrote in his magnificent meditation on strength of character, <i>“but we also know that we</i> …

TED Talks

Why We Write About Ourselves: Some of Today’s Most Celebrated Writers on the Art of Telling Personal Stories That Unravel Universal Truth

“Making art is all about humans and our psychology: who we are, how we behave, what we do with the hand we’ve been dealt. It’s closer to your own bone when it’s a memoir, but the bone is still the bone.”<p><i>“Oh, let’s not be petty, seeking sincerity in memoirs doesn’t make much sense,”</i> the great Polish …

Literature

The Woman Who Created Netflix’s Enviable Company Culture

How Patty McCord created what Sheryl Sandberg called “the most important document ever to come out of the Valley.”<p>It’s easy to forget that before it became the streaming giant it is today with hits like <i>Making a Murderer, House of Cards</i>, and <i>Orange Is the New Black</i>, Netflix was a DVD-by-mail …

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 …

Stanford University

The Small Psychological Change That Will Make You Much More Successful

This little tweak to how you think will make you not only more successful but also happier.<p>Success, most of us have heard, is hard. We've read about Bill Gates's insane hours when starting Microsoft, gossiped about Elon Musk's divorces (and plenty of other founders' rocky personal lives), and …

Ready To Leave Your Corporate Job And Start Freelancing? Here's What You Need To Know

<b>Part of the series “Living and Working Better”</b><p>Intuit projects that more than 40% of the workforce will be made up of freelance workers by 2020. Other research shares that by the end of this decade over half of the private workforce will be independent. If these projections holds true, millions of …

A Harvard psychologist reveals the quickest way to boost confidence when you're nervous

Her theory: Stand like Wonder Woman for two minutes before a big meeting or event, and your confidence will spike — as if by magic.<p>Four years later, the Harvard psychologist has released a book on the virtues of changing your posture to change your attitude.<p>It's called "Presence: Bringing Your …

Self-help

What Some Extremely Successful People Were Doing At 25

Some people know what they want to do from an early age and focus on it relentlessly. Others reinvent themselves, changing careers and industries …

When are you ready for test automation? | Zephyr

<i>The following article is a guest post to Zephyr from Chelsey Lang, Clearvision. Clearvision is a partner of Zephyr that helps software teams and IT</i> …

Top 11 Test Automation Resources of 2016

Test automation is essential to the success of Continuous Testing and DevOps, however, it often falls short of its promises. How do you make sure …

Seven Steps to Completely Turn Your Life Around This Year

<i>How can I change my life completely in the next year or two? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Max Lukominskyi, CMO at Sliceplanner, on Quora:</b><p>Changing your life completely is a huge step that …

Quora

5 Things Successful People Do After Getting Rejected

Rejection hurts. But that doesn't mean it has to be useless.<p>Your hopes were high, and now they've been dashed. You received a curt, "Thanks, but no thanks" for an opportunity you were really excited about.<p>There's no way around it -- rejection is tough for all of us. And, while there's nobody out …

These are the 9 skills which will make anyone indispensable in the workplace

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Finding a job can be hard in the current economic climate, and it can be even harder if you lack sought-after skills.<p>A government …

The Workplace

What Working for a Pointless Manager Taught Me About Great Leadership

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