Stacy Johnson Knudson

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How to Be Invisible Online -- Without Going Off the Grid (Infographic)

It's important to go the extra mile to protect your personal information online.<p>Companies and organizations are getting their hands on our data and using it for a number of reasons we don’t even know about. Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to minimize your presence online and …

Personal Information

Science Says 51 Percent of U.S. Employees Are Quitting Their Jobs Right Now. Try These 4 Strategies to Keep Them From Leaving

Last year, Gallup published the third iteration of its State of the American Workplace <i></i>report<i>,</i> an in-depth study created to help business leaders optimize their hiring, engagement, and performance strategies.<p>Collecting data from more than 195,000 U.S. employees, Gallup scientists asked employees to …

Employment

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 …

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 …

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, …

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

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 …

TED Talks

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 …

Management

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 …

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

<i>This post was originally published for Self-Therapy Monthᅡᅠon 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 …

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 …

How To Be Indispensable At Work

Want to be indispensable to your employer? I talked to Rita Friedman, a Philadelphia-based career coach and resume writer, Andy Teach, author of <i>From Graduation to Corporation</i>, Stever Robbins, an executive and personal coach and top 10 business podcaster, Amy Hoover, president of Talent Zoo, and …

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 …

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, …

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

Secret #1: They focus on minutes, not hours.

Average performers default to hours and half-hour blocks on their calendar. Highly successful people know there are 1,440 minutes in every day and there is nothing more valuable than time. Money can be lost and made again, but time spent can never be reclaimed. As legendary Olympic gymnast Shannon …

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.

Harvard Business School

65 Top Tips to Sharpen Your Time-Management Skills

One of the most important keys to personal and professional success lies in how you spend your time. Here are 65 of the best ways to manage it.<p>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 …

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:

Stock Markets

12 Books That Will Help You Advance Your Career, No Matter What Level You're On

Whether you're an assistant or a CEO, these business tomes will help you shake up a stale work routine.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Are you an assistant? An associate? A VP with unlimited vacation? It doesn't …

Who Needs Leadership Training? Watch These 5 TED Talks Instead

Inspiring leadership talks offer a free education in just minutes.<p>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 …

8 Habits of People Who Always Get Job Offers

I want to remind you of this important fact: we are hoping you're the one.<p><i>What are some of the best ways to make a great first impression during a job interview? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Heather Spruill, HR Manager on Quora:</b><p>The beginning of an …

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 …

5 Reasons Verizon-AOL Will Crash and Burn

There's no way that this ill-conceived merger will be anything other than a total disaster.<p>Some megamergers, like Disney-Pixar, seem made in heaven, while others, like Sears-Kmart, turn out to be hellishly stupid. If history is any guide, the recently announced merger of Verizon will fall into the …

Why Great Leaders Get Passed Over: 4 Reasons

Feel you are doing all the right things but aren't getting the pat on the back you desire? You may need to have an honest conversation with yourself.<p>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 …

Ready to Remodel? How to Hire a Contractor You Can Trust

Contractors come in all shapes, sizes and skill levels. Follow these steps to separate the pros from the bad eggs.

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 …

Organizational Design: Why You Should Not Have a President and COO

<i>Photo credit: AudienceView.</i>It’s a classic tale. Your company’s driven, visionary founder manages to lead your start up to takeoff and hit rapid …

Fear of Failure And Lack Of Speed In A Large Corporation

I just spent a day working with Bob, the Chief Innovation Officer of a very smart large company I’ll call Acme Widgets.<p>Bob summarized Acme’s impediments to innovation. “At our company we have a culture that fears failure. A failed project is considered a negative to a corporate career. As a result, …

This Tool Turns Your Mind Maps Into Agile Projects

Mind mapping – and then?Mind mapping is a fantastic technique when it comes to brainstorming ideas, taking notes, outlining strategies and planning …