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Why You Should Hire People Who Are Smarter Than You

All too often, inexperienced managers will avoid hiring people who are smarter than they are, Rascoff tells the New York Times. He thinks that's because people tend to fear being outdone by someone lower on the food chain.<p>"It might be subconscious — people don't want to be shown up by one of their …

Why Year-End Bonuses Don’t Work

There's no doubt a check in hand will boost anybody's morale — at least temporarily. If your year-end bonus is a gift, then give it in the spirit of the season.<p>As a reward, however, year-end payouts have limited success; people are happy enough to have the money, but studies have shown financial …

These Surprising Questions Get Employees To Do What You Want

Leadership author Daniel Pink gave props to the book "Instant Influence: How to Get Anyone to Do Anything — Fast!," by Michael Pantalon, for its helpful advice on this perennial conundrum.<p>On his blog, Pink quotes the following tip:<p>"Imagine you're a manager at a major PR firm and one of your reports …

14 Mistakes You're Making On LinkedIn

They only fill out half their profiles or they're missing out on some of the network's most helpful tools.<p>Kim Brown is an assistant director for Syracuse University's Career Services department. She spends a lot of time looking over LinkedIn profiles for job seekers and students.<p>She makes sure …

The 22 Most Important Finance Books Ever Written

In case you missed them, we've compiled a list of 22 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>These are the books that show up time and again in lists of books recommended by the pros themselves.<p>Topics covered include everything from the fundamentals of investing to the stories behind …

What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Between wrangling children, walking dogs, and checking email, your early hours might be more crazed than calm. Carve out some a.m. tranquility (and productivity) with these steps.<p>Mornings are a great time for getting things done. You’re less likely to be interrupted than you are later in the day. …

10 well paid jobs of the future

Futurologists predict the lucrative careers for 2030 that your children should be aiming for today.<p>Grandparents and parents are being advised to radically update the careers advice they give to children on the jobs that will earn the most money in future.<p>Experts warn that it would be wrong to …

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Turns out, something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains the importance of color in website and brand design.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the</i> …