Stacy Johnson Knudson

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Five Good Answers To 'Why Are You Job-Hunting?'

Dear Liz,<p>I can’t stand my job and I’m desperate to get a new one. Luckily I’ve got three headhunters sending me job opportunities but I haven’t found the right job yet.<p>A lot of the jobs they send me are too low-level for my background, and some of them are located too far away from my apartment.<p>I …

Employment

How Managers Drive Results and Employee Engagement at the Same Time

Is it possible to be a high-standards, results-driven leader while at the same time building an engaged, fun-to-work-with team? Many people would contend that doing either of these things well makes it almost impossible to succeed at the other. And yet our examination of 360-degree assessment data …

Leadership

Beauty Pie, the Company Selling $2 Designer Makeup, Is Now Making $5 Designer Skincare

Luxury skincare with basically zero markup.<p>Most luxury skincare has a price markup of 10 times the cost it takes to manufacture it, according to Marcia Kilgore, the founder of Bliss and Soap & Glory. That’s why she decided to tackle skincare as the next category for her six-month-old company, …

Skin Care

Live a Life You Won't Regret by Avoiding the Top 5 Things People Regret Most | Inc.com

Regret is one of the most challenging emotions we face in life. It's particularly difficult because there's nothing you can do about the things you did, or didn't do, in your past. In fact, I find regret more challenging than the fear of failure. The thing I fear most is waking up one day and …

Happiness

Almost half of Google's management team is made up of women — here they are

And while Google has a male CEO in Sundar Pichai and a male chief executive at its parent company, Alphabet, it's made strides when it comes to women in leadership roles: Women make up nearly half of Google's management team (46% to be exact).<p>While it's not a perfect 50-50 split — there are six …

Silicon Valley

Male Mentors Shouldn’t Hesitate to Challenge Their Female Mentees

The research is clear: women in competitive, historically male, “up-our-out” organizational cultures make more money and enjoy more rapid promotions when they are mentored by men. Excellent mentors generally provide two clusters of critical mentoring functions. <i>Psychosocial</i> functions include …

Leadership

Dear Selena And Anyone With Panic Attacks: Try This Empowering Mind Trick

<i>This post was originally published for Self-Therapy Month on Techealthiest.</i><p>If you've ever had a panic attack, you would know that the experience is sheer terror.<p>It's so bad that the anticipation of future panic attacks is enough to trigger the panic itself.<p>That's pretty awful to say the least.<p>Throw …

Panic Attacks

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Digital Photography

6 Steps For Ensuring Leadership Alignment

Alignment within any leadership team in any environment is critical to mission success.<p>Nothing guarantees mission failure more than a lack of alignment in a senior leadership team. No responsible leadership team wants to be misaligned, but it happens all the time and can be very damaging to the …

Team Building

Why Employees Don’t Trust Their Leadership

Of 33,000 workers globally, one in three said they don’t trust their employer. What gives?<p>One in three people don’t trust their employer. That’s according to the new Edelman “Trust Barometer”, a survey of 33,000 people in 28 countries about trust in the workplace.<p>Among the other notable findings, …

Employee Engagement

The 5 questions everyone should ask before accepting a promotion

To most people, moving into a management role seems like a natural rite of passage when climbing the career ladder. But for all its impressive-sounding perks, joining those ranks may not necessarily upgrade your job satisfaction: According to a 2015 Gallup poll, only 35% of U.S. managers actually …

Project Management

25 of the best leadership and success books to read in your lifetime, according to Amazon

We've highlighted 25 below, including books by psychologists, economists, and competitive athletes. Each one offers a unique look at what it means to be truly successful and how you can achieve your full potential.<p>Read on and start stocking your shelves with inspiration.

Self-improvement

65 Top Tips to Sharpen Your Time-Management Skills | Inc.com

Every day, each of us has 24 hours to spend. Some of us make better use of that resource than others. Learning to manage time and spend it wisely is among the most significant things you can do to build personal and professional success.<p>Here are 65 of the best ways to manage your time:<p><b>1. Know</b> …

Time Management

6 classic business books you should read if you want to be successful

Even though there are plenty of newer reads, sometimes you just can't beat the classics.<p>Here's a roundup of six old-school career books.<p>Yes, your parents may have read them, too; but the advice is so legendary — and useful — they're still worth downloading today:

Self-improvement
Self-improvement

Who Needs Leadership Training? Watch These 5 TED Talks Instead | Inc.com

Companies spend a crazy amount of money each year training their employees--on average, $1,208 per employee, as of 2013. A lot of time and resources are sunk into developing better leaders within organizations.<p>But does it have to be such a process? Not always. Publishing and materials that once …

Leadership
Employment

The Condensed Guide to Running Meetings

We love to hate meetings. And with good reason — they clog up our days, making it hard to get work done in the gaps, and so many feel like a waste of time. There’s plenty of advice out there on how to stop spending so much time in meetings or make better use of the time, but does it hold up in …

Time Management
Customer Service

Why Great Leaders Get Passed Over: 4 Reasons | Inc.com

A while back we looked at the four key reasons good leaders go unrecognized. But there's another category of leader, one who experiences even more frustration: leaders who <i>are</i> recognized as such, but who, for reasons unknown to them, never receive the recognition (or, perhaps, promotion) that they …

Leadership
Home Improvement

Forget the Strategy PowerPoint

I have for decades watched CEOs and other executives try to explain a corporate strategy to a small group of senior managers or to a much larger group of staff. For the most part, it has not been a pretty sight. In the case of senior managers, I usually hear 3 or 4 different interpretations of what …

10,000 Hours with Reid Hoffman: What I Learned

(Credit: Wired magazine. )<p><i>Time to read: 50 minutes</i><p>We touched down in Las Vegas only three hours before, but we were already back in the plane and …

Leadership
Management
Management
Innovation
Project Management