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13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that an ability to understand and manage emotions greatly increases our chances of success--quickly took off, and it went on to …

Emotional Intelligence

Asking your coworkers two uncomfortable questions is the key to getting ahead in your career

How do the people you work with see you?<p>However you answered that question, you're almost certainly wrong. It's surprisingly difficult for most of us to understand how others perceive us — we think we're being inclusive as managers and others see us as weak and indecisive (that happened to me). Or …

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How the Most Successful Teams Bridge the Strategy-Execution Gap

The strategy-to-execution gap is an enduring problem with no easy solution. As the Japanese proverb goes, “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” In their seminal HBR piece, Paul Leinwand, Cesare Mainardi, and Art Kleiner outlined what senior leaders must do to …

See More, Judge Less: A Mindful Approach to Success | Heleo

“We want to light up the passion to embrace the unknown, to lean into it, since that’s where we figure out who we really are.”<p><b>Scott Barry Kaufman</b>, …

4 interview questions that are actually OK to ask (because the answers matter)

If you prepare for interviews as thoroughly as I think you do, you’ve probably got a (long) list of questions to ask. But you probably also worry …

“We can make a lot of mistakes”: The science of job interviews

After weeks of trolling the internet for job postings and dashing off cover letters, you’ve finally had a stroke of luck. There’s only one thing standing between you and your dream job: The interview.<p>This kind of high-stakes situation is guaranteed to get pulses racing. We all want to know what our …

Employment

'I interviewed over 100 people at Goldman Sachs, and this was the one question I asked every job candidate'

If you ever interviewed with Becca Brown at Goldman Sachs, you were probably asked her favorite interview question.<p>Before cofounding Solemates, a …

The Best and Worst Things to Do in an Interview

In life and in business, it's best to learn from the best—and steer clear of land mines by learning from others' mistakes. That's why we asked seven hiring managers for their best and worst interview stories. You'll want to take notes when it comes to the smooth moves and missteps some interviewees …

How to Take the Bias Out of Interviews

HBR STAFF<p>If you’re a hiring manager, you’re probably happiest getting a sense of a candidate through unstructured interviews, which allow you to randomly explore details you think are interesting and relevant. (What does the applicant think of her past employer? Does she like Chicago? What does she …

The Secret to a Brilliant Job Interview

When you attend a job interview, creating the right impression is your ultimate aim. Presenting a personal brand that hollers:<p>"Yes, it's me, the one you've been waiting for; the perfect fit for this job. You can cancel the all other interviews, I'm here!"<p>If you fail at this all-important first …

The worst job interview advice people love to give

Between your friend telling you how to negotiate, articles telling you how to dress, and your mother reminding you to "just be yourself," it can be difficult to discern what's worth listening to and what's not.<p>Here are five tips you should always think twice about following:

How Emotional Intelligence Can Boost Your Career and Save Your Life | Inc.com

There is a time in the life of every predicament where it is ripe for resolution. Emotions provide the cue to act when a problem is big enough to see, yet still small enough to solve. By understanding your emotions, you can move adeptly through your current challenges and prevent future …

Emotional Intelligence

Why You Need to Learn How to Speak a Leadership Vocabulary | Inc.com

In leadership, as in most fields, there's a specialized vocabulary. But unlike the language of most fields, the words that mean the most in leadership aren't technical jargon. They reflect the kind of language that virtually everyone knows and uses--a series of everyday phrases, affirmations, and …

Vocabulary

The 22-year-old whiz kid who runs Apple's Twitter account shares his social media tips

One of the main people behind it is 22-year-old Tai Tran. Apple offered him a full-time job running social media before he even graduated. He's been named to Forbes' 30 under 30 list for marketing, and when he accepted a job at Apple, it was covered by Apple blogs.<p>Tran is sharing his social media …

19 Small Things That Will Make You Wildly Successful | Inc.com

I have had the privilege of working with top leaders in all kinds of businesses. And I have found a definite pattern: their success is primarily the result of small actions repeated over and over.<p>Here are 19 small things that you can do to keep your priorities in line and success within your</b> …

Self-improvement

It's Time to Organize the Top 7 Things That'll Keep You Organized All Year Long

I have a few things that I regularly do at the end of the year. If I don’t do them, I don’t feel ready for January, let alone poised to take control …

Productivity

52 Week Photography Challenge by Dogwood Photography

Week 1<p>Portrait: Self Portrait<p>Start things off right with a "selfie"! Explore the self timer setting on your camera.<p>Week 2<p>Landscape: Traditional …

Top 10 Leadership Tips

In a new book M.A. Soupios and I co-authored, <i>The</i> <i>Ten Golden Rules of Leadership</i> (New York:AMACOM, 2015), we share scores of leadership tips of great thinkers, Aristotle, Plato, Thales, and Hesiod. Here are my top ten tips.<p>The most lethal distortions come not from the lips of our opponents or …

Leadership

Study Reveals 4 Leadership Gaps That Impede Performance

The challenge of staying relevant in today’s fast-paced and hyper–connected world can be daunting if you don’t know when to move forward, when to stay put or when to adapt.<p>A recent leadership study shows that while the quality of organizational leadership improved from 2009 to 2014, the percentage …

Leadership

16 interview questions that are designed to trick you

<b>• Interview questions are often designed to test candidates.</b><p><b>• Some of these questions are obviously difficult, while others are more subtle traps.</b><p><b>• Business Insider spoke to two career experts who listed some especially tricky questions to watch out for and how to answer them.</b><p>Savvy hiring managers …

Employment

10 Mindsets Of Organized People Which Will Make Them Successful

Being organized is not something that people inherit: it is more to do with how well you organize your daily routine and tasks to make sure that …

How To Double Productivity And Take Control Of Your Time

<i>The following is a guest piece by Steven R. Shallenberger.</i>Have you ever felt overwhelmed, or “task saturated,” with phone calls, emails, …

Time Management

15 Ways to Live Authentically & Amazingly

<b>Anxiety, depression and unhappiness occur when people are not living their lives in a way that is congruent with their authentic selves.</b> This is what …

15 Tips for Instilling Leadership Skills in Children

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many leaders also serve as parents, happily balancing a daily workload with ball games and family dinners. Along the way, most of these leader-parents also realize the influence they have over young minds. Today’s children are tomorrow’s …

What are the best day-to-day time-saving hacks?

Marius Ursache<br>I've been testing and adjusting various productivity techniques for the past five years, read lots of books (most of them repeating) …

Productivity

The Scientific Benefits of Mindfulness

Hundreds of mindfulness studies are published every year. The research has found that not only are mindful people more prone to wellbeing, but …

Mindfulness

Seven Habits Of Organized People

Organized people aren’t born; they’re built. Here are the habits that you can cultivate to be just like them.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>We all know that one friend or coworker who is super-organized. The …

The 10 Commandments of Leadership | Inc.com

A group of archaeologists digging through ancient corporate archives recently uncovered two mysterious tablets (aka "wall plaques") engraved with the following laws:<p>I. Thou shalt remain optimistic.<p>Since thy employees look to thee for leadership, thou must not let thy worries and concerns cast a …

Employment