Stephen Gillan

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Your Meetings Are Killing Employees' Best Ideas. It Isn't Your Fault. Here's How to Fix Them

Shared information bias and groupthink destroy innovation. But you can get it back.<p>Think back to your last team meeting. Did you and your employees or co-workers have a friendly, respectful conversation? Was there consensus? Did everyone agree on the best course of action and how to implement …

How to Become a Content Strategist and Master Storyteller

If you want to be a strategist, or just want to create a strategy for your business, watch how Jordan Scheltgen creates honest, compelling stories on a consistent basis.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this entrepreneur interview, Eric Siu is joined by content …

10 Books I Believe Will Help You Grow a Lasting Business

After reading over 100 books this year, I've selected these as the ones I believe will give your business a boost.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Chances are, every core problem that you're going to face in your business has been dealt with by someone before. "There's …

The way you think about your job interview could be sabotaging your chances right from the start

If you're worried about "hard" questions in your next job interview, don't be.<p>Instead, career expert and resume writer Andrea Gerson says you should think about the job interview as a chance to tell the story you want to tell. She told Business Insider that you can bend the interviewer's questions …

Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is the Most Important Trait to Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions to Find It

It's what holds all three together or everything crumbles.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has lived by a set of awe-inspiring values and principles that has led to unbelievable success.<p>So whenever he imparts his wisdom, you want to tune in. As it relates to …

Google spent years studying effective teams — and one trait stood out

The best companies are made up of great teams. You see, even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together.<p>That's why not too long ago, Google set out on a quest to figure out what makes a team successful. They code-named the study …

The cover letter format that made my job application response rate go from 0% to 55%

Around the 10th unanswered application, the negative chatter started to kick in — and it sounded suspiciously like Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada."<p><i>Go home, Lisa</i>, said the small, icy voice in my head. <i>You're just not cut out for this. Also, you have no sense of style</i>. At my lowest point, …

Four Things To Do In Your First 30 Days On The Job

The first few weeks of a new job are easy in some ways, difficult in others. In most roles, you won’t know enough in the beginning to take on a heavy workload. But you’ll have uncertainty about what’s expected of you and you’ll be striving to make a good impression, which can be emotionally …

Leadership

3 notoriously tough interview questions (and how to answer them)

A job interview can be daunting, especially if it’s your first one. Being able to anticipate what the interviewer will ask, and preparing your responses in advance, can be the key to showing up strong and confident and securing a job offer.<p>In April 2016, a CareerBuilder survey noted that close to …

Employment

This Google Expert’s Top SEO Tips For Job Seekers In 2017

Putting “customer happiness ninja” as your LinkedIn headline—even if that’s your actual job title—won’t do you any favors.<p>When’s the last time you Googled yourself? If you said never, it’s time to start. Recruiters and potential employers are already searching you to decide if you’re a candidate …

Great Interviews, But No Job Offers -- What Am I Doing Wrong?

Dear Liz,<p>I have no trouble getting job interviews. I was even feeling a little cocky when I first started job-hunting in October, after I got laid off. I got two job interviews with my first three Pain Letters.<p>Both of those initial job interviews led to second interviews, so I thought for sure my …

Career Management

Neuroscience Says These Are the 8 Best Ways to Build Trust in the Workplace | Inc.com

It's the foundation behind the happiest marriages and the intangible quality that makes the best teams click. Put simply, it's the key ingredient to all successful relationships.<p>It's called trust.<p>But how do you really gain another person's trust?<p>Paul J. Zak, professor of economics, psychology, and …

The Brain

Corporate Governance Should Combine the Best of Private Equity and Family Firms

The public corporation is typically bedeviled by the gap between managers’ and shareholders’ interests. Over the years, governance has attempted to close that gap by aligning incentives with measures of performance. These attempts have often failed. But where they have succeeded, they have left …

6 Ways to Screen Job Candidates for Strategic Thinking

Every organization needs strategic thinkers. In a 2013 Management Research Group survey, when executives were asked to select the leadership behaviors that were most critical to their organization’s future success, 97% of the time they chose being strategic.<p>This is because people who are able to …

Goldman Sachs HR chief shares 5 tips for acing your job interview

When it comes to assessment techniques, we're seeing the use of machine learning and data analytics, personality questionnaires, online case studies, video interviewing and more.<p>That said, the primary objective of the recruiting process remains the same - to measure the strength of a candidate and …

The cognitive biases that force you to make bad decisions

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

Why you shouldn't hide your weaknesses in a job interview

Two years ago, a young woman named Michele Hansen spotted a job opening that piqued her interest. She wasn’t qualified—the posting was for a product …

CEOs Are 66% More Likely To Have This Personality Characteristic

What differentiates CEOs from all the people who never make it to the c-suite? Is it brains? Ambition? Luck? The answer will vary from company to company, but there are some characteristics that appear across organizations. And one such characteristic is how people approach change.<p>This past month, …

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

Why Humor Matters When Hiring For Your Team

No matter how much experience you have, interviewing potential new hires is hard. Assessing a baseline level of skill or intelligence isn’t that tough, it’s determining the intangible “cultural fit” aspect that is so difficult. After all, how well can you really get to know someone when they’re on …

Emotional Intelligence

4 characteristics that can predict whether you'll become a CEO

If you aspire to one day take the reins of your company, it helps to know if you've really got what it takes to become a chief executive.<p>According to …

Google's sharing its HR secrets. Can you make them work in your organization?

For six years in a row, Google has topped Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” It has also been recognized over 100 times in the …

Why positive relationships at work matter more than you think

Let's start with a question. If today were the last day of your life, what would be your biggest regret? Let me help you with a few possible …

How would you fare at the global negotiating table?

You’re a great negotiator at home, but how would you fare on the world stage? Strong negotiating skills in one culture can actually be a disadvantage …

What do high performers want at work?

It’s time we stopped lumping together high and low performers in workplace statistics, according to a study.<p>The report by SAP and Oxford Economics …

The CFA Level 1 results are in

Only <b>43% of them passed</b>.<p>That's in line with historical pass rates for Level I of the three-part exam.<p>In June, 42% of candidates passed the Level 1, while 44% passed the December 2014 test.<p>Level II and III exams are offered only once a year, in June.<p><b>(To get the must-read guide to the key issues at</b> …

18 books Warren Buffett thinks you should read

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Business Insider.</i><p>When Warren Buffett started his investing career, he would read 600, 750, or 1,000</i> …

Religious belief appears to have negative influence on children’s altruism and judgments of others’ actions even as parents see them as ‘more empathetic’<p>Children from religious families are less kind and more punitive than those from non-religious households, according to a new study.<p>Academics from …

Religion

Understand the 4 Components of Influence

We’ve all encountered people who say less but what they say matters more; people who know how to use silence to dominate an exchange. So having influence means more than just doing all the talking; it’s about taking charge and understanding the roles that positional power, emotion, expertise, and …