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Infographic: Pro tips for creating a top-notch presentation

Speaking to a crowd can be terrifying.That shouldn’t stop you from delivering an incredible performance, though.Preparation goes a long way in easing …

Public Speaking

WATCH: Can You Affect Another Person's Behavior With Your Thoughts?

Do you think that the private thoughts in your head could influence how other people — or creatures — act? The answer is "Of course not," right? Because to say yes would be to admit you believe in mind control or telekinesis or some other phenomenon usually reserved for superhero comic books.<p>But …

Other

This is my 500th article for Forbes. If we published them in book form, they would fill seven books. Reflecting on the three main ideas flowing through and out of those articles:<p>BRAVE Leadership – A framework for thinking about culture and leadership.<br>• Strategic Points of Inflection – Jump-shifting …

Leadership

The 10 Best Scary Movies on Netflix Right Now

The psychology behind our love of horror films is pretty simple. We love the adrenaline rush, and we feel comparatively safe knowing that a …

Horror

10 things you should never say when making a presentation

Making a presentation at work can be scary. Some of us fear public speaking more than death. However, like many things in life, giving presentations …

An 8-Year Study Reveals the Key to a High-Performing Culture--and 8 Ways to Build It

Build trust and fuel organizational performance by focusing on these 8 components.<p>You can invest in the latest technology, lean out processes, and add as many extra employee incentives as you want. However, if you're going to motivate your workforce and create a high-performing organization, then …

4 Signs an Executive Isn’t Ready for Coaching

The stigma of asking for or being assigned an executive coach is vanishing quickly. The growth of the industry tells us so. In the U.S. alone, $1 billion was spent on business, personal and relationship coaches last year, according to IbisWorld, up about 20% from five years earlier. And the number …

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to …

How Some Companies Are Aiming High In Leadership Development

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” —Michelangelo<p>What is the aim of current leadership development efforts? One way of determining the current aim is to identify what is happening in most …

Corporate Culture

Science Says These are 4 of the Worst Kinds of Bosses You Can Have

Bad bosses have a negative impact on employee state of mind and they don't help your company perform better either.<p>Not all bosses are equal. In fact, in somewhat comical <i>Office Space</i> fashion, many company leaders miss the mark by a long shot. There are extremely few among us who have not lived …

How to Develop Empathy for Someone Who Annoys You

When someone you work with annoys you, it’s tempting to avoid the person as much as possible. But this isn’t always feasible and often only makes the situation worse. You’re better off cultivating some empathy. How can you do that with a colleague who rubs you the wrong way? How can you foster …

Use This Equation to Determine, Diagnose, and Repair Trust

<b>Anne Raimondi</b> was stumped. Two people she managed weren't getting along, and it was really impacting progress. In her private conversations with each …

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

What Do Employees Want From Their Bosses, Exactly? This Study Sums It Up in 1 Simple Sentence

While you'll think this is a no-brainer, the reality is it's also a powerful motivator to get employees' commitment.<p>A piece of reality I often alert my readers in management roles to is the fact that, way too often, employees don't get the one thing so many of them want the most: <i>Being recognized</i> …

3 Communication Mistakes that Destroy Trust

The tie that binds a healthy trust-based relationship is authentic communication.<p>The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer, the annual global study often considered the gold standard in trust data measurement recently stated that, "In a year marked by turbulence at home and abroad, trust in institutions in …

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're …

I’m a law professor, and I teach my students how to destroy American democracy

In my classes on authoritarian regimes, I used to lecture my students on how modern authoritarians have abandoned the openly repressive tactics of their predecessors. Today’s authoritarians frequently come to power by democratic elections and then erode democracy through seemingly legitimate means. …

Why Do So Many Managers Forget They’re Human Beings?

In our assessments, surveys, and interviews of over a thousand leaders, many comments stood out, but one in particular was especially powerful and thought-provoking. “Leadership today,” Javier Pladevall, CEO of Volkswagen Audi Retail in Spain, told us, “is about unlearning management and relearning …

Employment

How To Manage The Four Strong Personalities You See In Meetings

We’ve all got our quirks, and most of us bring strengths and some weaknesses to the teams to which we belong. But there are four strong personalities that stand out for their ability, both positively and negatively, to impact team dynamics, especially when it comes to meetings.<p>There are the</b> …

Surprising Harvard Research Says Giving Negative Feedback to Peers Won't Work (Unless You Do 1 Simple Thing)

Harvard researchers say we've got it all wrong on giving negative feedback to peers. It's useless if you don't do this too.<p>Giving negative feedback to peers can be as stressful and confounding as figuring out how to give feedback to your boss or how to give feedback to a difficult employee.<p>And now …

According to This Employment Study, The Top Reason for People Switching Jobs in 2018 Will Make You Laugh

According to a Korn Ferry poll of nearly 5,000 professionals, people are switching jobs, but it's not for the reason you think, like more money.<p>In a weak job market, it's common for employees to stay put and not switch jobs for obvious reasons. That is no longer the case.<p>According to a Bloomberg …

How Are You Perceived at Work? Here’s an Exercise to Find Out

It’s not easy to understand how other people perceive us. We are often uncertain, confused, or even completely unaware of what we project. And this lack of self-awareness can be career-limiting.<p>Consider a former client of mine who was angling for the C-suite but had received feedback that his …

Why You Should Hire an Executive Coach (and What to Look For)

Here's how to choose the best executive coach for your goals.<p>Behind every great athlete there is an even greater coach. There isn't a top athlete--from Muhammad Ali to Tiger Woods to Serena Williams--who did not need a mentor to help them reach the top of their profession.<p>If you think about it, …

This Elon Musk Email to Tesla Employees Is a Powerful Lesson in Authentic, Heartfelt Leadership

When times get tough, great leaders don't just protect -- they connect.<p>Elon Musk is one of the world's most popular entrepreneurs. As the guiding force behind Tesla, SpaceX, and OpenAI -- not to mention helping to found PayPal -- he tackles some of the biggest challenges.<p>That includes some of the …

4 Ways to Get Honest, Critical Feedback from Your Employees

I recently observed a town hall meeting where a new leader had just been promoted to run his division. In his introductory remarks, many – including me – were struck by his declaration, “One of the things you’ll find is that I’m very self-aware and open to feedback.” Even from the side of the room, …

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 …

The Results of Google's Team-Effectiveness Research Will Make You Rethink How You Build Teams

Why hiring the best and brightest might not be enough.<p>It's no surprise that Google, now part of Alphabet, loves data, and the company's execs frequently share the revelations they find, such as their insights on mobile web use. But some of us would be surprised to discover that this unicorn company …

Cinemaps

Expedia and Zillow co-founder Rich Barton on building great teams: Have a purpose, no scumbags

Rich Barton knows a thing or two about building a company. He spun travel giant Expedia out of Microsoft and went on to co-found real estate …

Zillow