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You Should Plan On Switching Jobs Every Three Years For The Rest Of Your Life

The stigma of being a flaky job-hopper is quickly becoming a thing of the past, and that’s a good thing.<p>Changing jobs every couple of years used to look bad on a resume. It told recruiters you can’t hold down a job, can’t get along with colleagues, or that you’re simply disloyal and can’t …

How to Help Employees Step Out of Their Comfort Zones

<b>Helping your team members develop their skills can pay off in all sorts of ways: They’ll get better results in their work, be able to shift more and</b> …

Project Management | The 5 New Rules of Face-To-Face Communication

Ever had this internal conversation: Why meet when you can call? Why call when you can email? Why email when you can text? Why text when you can …

People Who Say These 5 Words Have Very Low Emotional Intelligence

They mean the exact opposite of what you think. But only emotionally intelligent people understand why.<p>The words hit me like a hurricane: "I know how you feel."<p>They're right there on pages 80 and 81 of my colleague Justin Bariso's new book about emotional intelligence. They're simple words, and …

5 TEDx Talks That Will Help You Learn How to Focus

These TEDx talks teach the power of mindfulness and how it can help overcome common obstacles in your business and your life.<p>Although we know it's best to be fully present in everything we do throughout the day--it's tough to do this without practice and guidance on how to stay focused.<p>When we are …

9 Ways to Relax at Work When You're Stressed

Much of adult stress tends to stem from the place we spend the most time at: work. No matter what field you're in or where you're employed, stress on the job is pretty much inevitable. Whether you've got a big report to finish for a deadline or a major pitch to present in front of many people, …

How Parents Can Predict Their Kids’ Future Careers

Kids don't know what they want to be so, if you're genuinely curious, it's best to ask them different kinds of questions.<p>Realistic (R)<p>I like to work …

Narcissists Do Not Parent: This Explains Why You are Having Such a Hard Time! | The Recovery Expert

Do you ever wonder why you are so exhausted raising your kids when their other parent is a narcissist?<p>It’s because, in all practicality, you’re a …

Parenting

The Illusory Theory of Multiple Intelligences

Many people find the idea that there are many different types of intelligence very appealing. Howard Gardner disparages IQ tests as having limited …

Emotional Intelligence

What People Find Most Charming About You, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Type

In the last few years especially, the internet has been nerding out about the Myers-Briggs personality test, which was made by Isabel Myers and …

How Google Classroom Prepares Students for the Future of Work

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about a skills gap in the workforce. Every time there is a major shift in the economy there are always people who are …

10 books Richard Branson thinks everyone should read

Over the years he has offered up dozens of titles that have kept his attention and helped him grow as a businessman.<p>We can't guarantee you'll follow in the entrepreneur's footsteps, but the books could certainly set you in the right direction.

Books

15 books world-famous CEOs think everyone should read in their lifetime

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There's a reason the most successful people in our society are often the most voracious — or dogged — readers.<p>Think about how many new ideas …

Bill Gates

Raising A Child With An Old Soul Is A Humbling And Amazing Experience –

“All of my friends are having a massive playdate today, and they’re bringing their Nerf guns and everything!” my son told me excitedly the other day.</i> …

Being an 'Elephant Mom' in the Time of the Tiger Mother

It's okay for parents to nurture, protect, and encourage their children, especially when they're very young.<p>I still remember the first time someone spoke to me about grit. It wasn’t when I lost my dad and saw my mother fall apart.<p>It wasn’t when my mother died, and I felt like I was falling apart.<p>It …

The Only Time You Are Actually Growing Is When You’re Uncomfortable

If everything is too good, you’re probably stuck not being awesome.<p>Don’t join an “easy” crowd. You won’t grow.<p>Many people are so comfortable they’re miserable.<p>Breaking a habit, trying something new, taking a risk, making new connections, or putting yourself in a totally new situation won’t be easy, …

Best (and Worst) Words to Include in Your Resume

Best and Worst Resume Buzzwords<p>Updated October 02, 2017<p>Resumes don’t necessarily have to be a single page long anymore, but that real estate is …

Rewiring the Brain to Bounce Back from Setbacks Faster and Easier

<i>By: Debi Silber</i><p>According to Linda Graham, psychotherapist and author of <i>Bouncing Back</i>, resilience is: “The capacity to respond to pressures and tragedies quickly, adaptively and effectively.”<p>So why do we need to be resilient?<p>It’s inevitable that in our lifetimes, circumstances will come along that …

Weight Loss

Want to Raise Healthy, Happy Kids? Science Says Stop This Dangerous Habit Right Now

The technology has spread so fast that we're not prepared to deal with it.<p>Parents want the best for their children. Yet, most of us are oblivious to a universal, looming hazard that is literally rewiring our kids' brains and putting them at risk.<p>The danger? It's our kids' constant use of mobile …

Want Your Employees to Respect You? Give Them the 1 Thing Most Bosses Never Do

This is a signature trait of the best leaders. It's also a rare commodity and extremely hard to pull off in a business setting.<p>A signature trait of the most likable leaders -- a trait that leads to uncommon loyalty in employees as well as business results -- is one that's extremely hard to pull …

5 Ways the Best Leaders Leave Unforgettable Legacies

How your legacy can last at work.<p>Most leaders don't leave a legacy. They are never mentioned again when they leave an organization, especially if they die or get fired.<p>Then there are the ones who leave a negative legacy. You know, the leader who had the going away party but wasn't invited.<p>However, …

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Lessons on Interviewing for Product Manager Roles

Note: The following piece was originally published in a few months ago in FastCompany’s Leadership section, where I also have a new post on …

Employment

Product managers for the digital world

The role of the product manager is expanding due to the growing importance of data in decision making, an increased customer and design focus, and …

Product Design Playbook – UX Collective

Concepts and Methodologies To Live By<p>At the time I’m writing this post, I’ve been a full-time product designer for ~3 years, though my overall …

Project Management

A Product Manager Communication Survival Guide – Startup Grind

Or, how to tame information overload<p>It’s all you, baby.<p>Or, more accurately, it’s all <i>on</i> you.<p>The burden of communicating among teams, in between …

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Oprah all use the 5-hour rule

In the article "Malcolm Gladwell got us wrong," the researchers behind the 10,000-hour rule set the record straight: different fields require …

Creating a Culture Where Employees Speak Up

All of us aspire to work for leaders who truly value our input. We’re looking for a “speak-up culture”—the kind of workplace where we feel welcome and included, free to express our views and opinions, and confident that our ideas will be heard and recognized. But it’s not just employees who benefit …

A Facebook Product Design VP Has This Advice for Women in Tech

Get to the point where you feel confident that the team, even if it isn't diverse today, really does value you and will listen when you raise issues.<p><i>What advice would you give to young women who want to pursue a career in tech? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where</i> …

10 TED Talks That Will Inspire You to Become a #Girlboss Leader

Even though there’s still an abundance of sexist double standards at work, we’ve interviewed tons of inspirational businesswomen who are crushing the glass ceiling and becoming their own bosses. From Sandy Rubinstein, the CEO of one of the hottest digital advertising agencies, to Komal Minhas, the …