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Seven Leadership Secrets You Should Already Know

Not all of us naturally know how to lead. Some leaders have received training, had a mentor or are just plain naturally intuitive leaders. However, many wing it and hope for the best. If you want to be a great leader, here’s what you should know.<p><b>Accept a lateral transfer.</b><p>My clients sometimes …

10 Principles For Leading Through Change: A Navy SEAL's Approach

It wasn’t long after I left the SEAL Teams, attended graduate school and started my first company that I realized <i>change</i> is a consistent reality in today’s more volatile and disruptive business landscape. It affects all businesses. All industries. Now more than ever before.<p>When I reflect on my many …

Employee Engagement

6 Things Smart People Do to Have Really Interesting Conversations

Hate small talk? Tired of the same old questions? These six approaches will make you that much more interesting.<p>Next time you go to a traditional networking event, a cocktail party, or a dinner, do us all a favor: Lose the elevator pitch. That approach is quickly losing relevancy in making …

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Airline pilot explains 21 code words passengers don't understand

For most of us, flying is still an inherently mysterious activity.<p>To shed some light on the world of commercial air travel, Business Insider turned to Patrick Smith for some answers. Smith is not only an author and aviation blogger but also a long-time commercial airline pilot flying Boeing 757 and …

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

Millionaire Seth Godin Brilliantly Sums Up 1 Thing Great Leaders Do That Separates Them From Everyone Else

Forget about top employees for a second.<p>Everyone under the sun is crazy about hiring top employees. Well, I'm the same.<p>But let's be real: Even if you try your best to hire only A players, you can't get it right 100 percent of the time -- which means there will be some folks in your team who don't …

Employment

8 Under-the-Radar Costco Perks You're Probably Missing Out On

When I was looking to buy a car last year, my stomach would churn with every trip to the dealership. It was hard not to feel like I was getting a …

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Get 2 free GB of Google Drive storage by reviewing your security settings

Want two gigabytes of free Google Drive storage? Hurry up and check your Google security settings.<p>Google wants you to lock down your security …

FBI arrests nearly all of the top officials of Crystal City, Texas

Joel Barajas was the only Crystal City council member to show up to the office Friday.<p>That's because everyone else he works with is facing felony charges.<p>Five top officials in Crystal City, Texas, were arrested Thursday under a federal indictment accusing them of taking tens of thousands of dollars …

Hong Kong Lunar New Year riot ends with 48 injured, 24 arrested

Hong Kong's Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed over a street market selling fish balls and other local holiday delicacies, leaving dozens injured and arrested.<p>The violence is the worst in Hong Kong since …

U.S. Charges Widow of ISIS Finance Chief, Linking Her to Kayla Mueller Death

Court papers say Umm Sayyaf told interrogators she guarded American hostage when husband was away<p>WASHINGTON—The U.S. announced criminal charges Monday against the widow of a late Islamic State leader, linking her to the death of American hostage Kayla Mueller about a year ago.<p>Ms. Mueller’s death …