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Should you trust your gut feelings?

Intuition has fallen out of favour in an age of rational, analytical thinking. But your emotional responses are not as fallible as some would have you believe, says neuroscientist Valerie Van Mulukom.<p>Imagine the director of a big company announcing an important decision and justifying it with it …

Science Says This Is the Best Way to Motivate Other People to Change Their Behavior

You can't force people to change but you can influence them.<p>Whether you want an employee to participate more in meetings, or you want your spouse to pitch in more around the house, you can't force someone to change their behavior.<p>You can, however, have a strong influence over another individual. …

Want Your Employees to Become the Best Version of Themselves? First You Need to Stop Doing This 1 Thing

Too often leaders simply expect too little of their people and it has to stop.<p>I was asked to evaluate a specific manager in a mid-sized company and it didn't take long to figure out the problem. His rise to a position of leadership wasn't much different than why most organizations promote people. …

Leadership

Can Visualization Exercises Speed Up Injury Healing?

Can you speed up the body's healing process using your mind? Techniques such as guided imagery, or self-hypnosis, and visualization not only help …

5 Critical Lessons to Learn from LinkedIn's 2018 Top Companies to Work For

Collectively these companies are changing the business landscape and teaching us critical lessons at the same time.<p>Everybody loves a top 50 list. It could be dog breeds, the best cities to live in, highest rated CEO's or in this case the Top Companies to work for in 2018. I love LinkedIn's annual …

MIT Just Discovered How to Get Employees to Pay Attention

Like everyone else, employees are drawn to this type of information.<p>What's the most difficult challenge organizations face in communicating with employees? Getting your people to pay attention to even the most relevant and important messages.<p>As one HR leader told me recently, "We work so hard to …

1 Interview Question That Reveals the Right Job Candidate, Regardless of Intelligence or Experience

You should always aim the bar high for hiring your knowledge workers. This question will tell you who they really are.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, once gave sound hiring advice:<p>You're looking for three things, generally, in a person: intelligence, energy, and …

The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.<p>Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But our data shows a …

Leadership

Google's Genius Productivity Hack Will Change How You Innovate

Its mantra is #MonkeyFirst<p>At Google X, the company's "moonshot factory," the mantra is "#MonkeyFirst." The idea is that if you want to get a monkey to recite Shakespeare on a pedestal, you start by training the monkey, not building the pedestal, because training the monkey is the hard part. Anyone …

Having This 1 Person on Your Team Improves Results Immediately, According to Sports Psychologists

When times get tough, every team needs someone who can hold everything together.<p>No one wants to be the "glue guy." Yet every team needs one.<p>Do you have a glue guy or gal on your team? Do you know what they are? Or, more important, what they do?<p>As a senior in high school on the basketball team, I …

This Top CEO's Guru Has Surprising Advice About Leadership

Are you crushing it at work? You'll be surprised by this totally opposite approach--and it's getting high-performing CEOs exactly what they want.<p>Imagine if you can, that you are the CEO of a tremendously successful company--one that has a global mission for good, somehow making the world a better …

Want to Be a Better Leader This Year? Start With This 1 Rare Habit

In 1970, Robert K. Greenleaf wrote a classic that has stood the test of time. One of the practices in his book defines the best leaders today.<p>In Robert K. Greenleaf's classic 1970 essay, "The Servant as Leader," he recorded his personal observations over the course of 38 years (while employed at …

New neuroscience reveals 2 rituals that will make you more mindful

You want to get to work but instead you surf the internet. You want to diet but instead you eat enough candy to give an entire 2nd grade classroom …

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Special Forces

How to be resilient: 8 steps to success when life gets hard

<i>“Stick with it!”</i><p><i>“Be resilient!”</i><p><i>“Never give up!”</i><p>I see a lot of stuff about resilience, persistence and grit. What I don’t see is a lot of legitimate …

9 Things Real Estate Agents Don't Want You to Know

One of them could save you thousands -- and another could cost you big-time.<p>In 2016, close to 5.5 million homes -- including single-family dwellings, …

Real Estate

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason

Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day. What gives?<p>According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of …

3 Ways to Give Back to Employees During the Holidays (That Don't Involve Money)

Everybody looks forward to a holiday bonus -- but when it comes to giving back to employees, these three actions inspire and empower employees well beyond the holiday season.<p><i>By Tanner Corbridge, expert and author on Driving Organizational Results, Leading with Purpose, and Shaping Culture, and</i> …

Warren Buffett's pilot revealed the billionaire's prioritization trick

With more than $70 billion to his name and majority ownership of 70+ companies through his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about prioritizing important work.<p>But this level of focus doesn't come naturally. For most of us, we fall into choice …

Will Power

The Best Managers Do These 6 Key Things Differently

Giving people credit after a job well done isn't a sign of weakness.<p>Effectively managing others is both a science and an art, just like programming or playing an instrument. Based on personality and past experiences, some people tend to naturally be stronger at leading and inspiring others. That …

The 8 Rules of Leadership by Jack Welch

Leadership is best taught by example. Follow these eight indisputable rules directly from the playbook of the former head of GE.<p>Leadership is all about growing others. It's about your team and its welfare. It's about your direct reports and their performance.<p>Leadership is a tough act. It's a daily …

Leadership

Google Just Revealed Its 5 HR Secrets for Identifying and Developing Great Managers

For starters, it's a mistake to think that a high-performing employee should be promoted to management.<p>In a recent podcast at Google's Re:work, Sarah Calderon, a manager at Google who oversees Google's Manager Development curriculum, revealed some nifty secrets about how they train and develop …

The Best Bosses and Managers Do This

In business, things don't always go your way. How you deal with setbacks determine your failure or your success.<p>A few weeks ago I attended a youth soccer game that my son, Isaac, refereed. For most of his life, Isaac has played travel soccer. He loves the sport and knows the rules of the game …

The Best Interview Questions We've Ever Published

Over the years, we've published interview questions recommended by leaders across every field. Here are the very best for hiring excellent performers …

Employment

Harvey Mackay: For best results, avoid temptation at work

A minister parked his car in a no-parking zone in a large city and attached the following message to his windshield: “I have circled this block 10 …

Why Bad Leaders Allow Their Job to Become Their Identity

Working hard, striving for excellence, and setting high standards are marks of great leaders. Bad leaders allow what they do to become their identity.<p>It didn't take long to figure out life was a struggle without his powerful job.The words he used could simply be summarized as "bored." I mean who …

Account Suspended

Meditation Really Is As Good As Your Crunchy Friends Say

At six years old, I had my first-ever panic attack. I can’t remember precisely what triggered it or how, but I do remember sitting with my parents in …

Mindfulness

The One Thing You Can Do to Create 100% Engagement in Your Company

Check out this company's dramatic improvement in overall productivity and performance, and the one simple thing they did to make it happen.<p>Gallup does a monthly poll on the business buzzword "Engagement" - a measure of people actually working instead of going through the motions. Last month it was …

The Best Leaders Know This Is The Key to Making Good Decisions

Good leaders know the cost of making decisions for the wrong reasons, and how to build the mental toughness to avoid doing it.<p>I recently wrote about how the best CEOs use a mindful approach to overcome the most common leadership mistakes. While CEOs may specifically worry about being great leaders, …