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Ten Things You Never Want To Say At A Job Interview

The more preparation you do before a job interview, the less stressful the interview will be.<p>One part of your preparation is to write up a list of questions to ask at the interview.<p>Start with the job itself. Do you know where the job is located — where you’ll go to work every day? That’s something …

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analysing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

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

Dealing with change can suck on any battlefield. Here are 10 principles for success.<p>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 …

Leadership

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Legendary Football Coach Nails It With 1 Brilliant Sentence

A profound quote decades old, it's even more applicable in today's social economy.<p>A few days ago, I was listening to a Higher Purpose podcast where the host, Kevin Monroe, asked his guest JeffHarmon, a leadership coach and author of <i>The Anatomy of a Principled Leader</i>, about the challenges of using …

Leadership

How To Spot A Lie In 5 Seconds (And The Biggest Lie I Ever Told In PR)

Body language is a critical part of public relations. As I tell our clients, if the visual and verbal aspects of a message don’t align, you are doomed.<p>Yes, there are clues that show the world when someone is telling a flagrant lie or shielding the truth. For your PR, the takeaway is to tell the …

Psychology

Your Rigid Attendance Policies Are Making Everyone Sick

Please let sick employees stay home.<p>The flu is terrible this year and because the flu shot isn't very effective this year, there's a chance you'll get it even if you did the responsible thing and get your flu shot.<p>This means that your employees are likely to get sick as well.<p>And the flu isn't the …

Hairstyling

Zora Neale Hurston study of last survivor of US slave trade to be published

Due in May, Barracoon is based on the novelist’s 1931 interviews with Cudjo Lewis, who had arrived in the US in 1860<p>A previously unpublished work by Zora Neale Hurston, in which the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God recounts the true story of the last known survivor of the Atlantic slave …

Black History

Employees Trust Bosses Who Display Any of These 5 Successful Leadership Habits | Inc.com

Tell me if you agree with this statement: For any human relationship to thrive, it has to be founded on trust.<p>If you agree, then know that it's really no different in the workplace, especially in the relationship between boss and employee. The best company cultures, where collaboration is humming …

Leadership

Emailing While You’re on Vacation Is a Quick Way to Ruin Company Culture

Companies expend untold energy building culture—defining their values, revamping their office space, organizing holiday parties and volunteer outings. And yet many managers don’t seem to realize that while company culture can be really hard to build, it’s incredibly easy to destroy. And you may …

The Workplace

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Cape Town

This Leadership Book Is One of the Most Critically Acclaimed Ever. Here's Why You Need to Reread It | Inc.com

In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies to develop programs that help their highest potential leaders take that next step.<p>Regardless of the circumstance, we …

Leadership

To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

Leadership

9 Signs an Employee Deserves a Promotion (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations) | Inc.com

Along with, "How do I get a raise?" one of the most common questions that even exceptional employees ask their boss is, "What can I do to get promoted?"<p>For some bosses, the answer to getting promoted is obvious: complete a specific task, gain a certain amount of experience, or simply be the next in …

Self-improvement

The death of presenteeism is the birth of flexible working

As you're reading this article, perhaps trundling along in a crowded Tube carriage, try to imagine a saner, less stressful way of working.<p>Imagine …

The Workplace

How to Act and Look Like a Professional at All Times

Understanding the Behaviors that Showcase Workplace Professionalism<p>Updated November 01, 2017<p>The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines professionalism …

The Workplace

5 Workplace Practices That Are on Their Way Out | Inc.com

Some things, like hair scrunchies and jazzercise, simply run their course and go by the wayside. The same should be true for things in the workplace, but sometimes it can take a little longer for people to realize those practices and trends have reached their end. As we head towards the future of …

The Workplace

The Most Desirable Employee Benefits

In today’s hiring market, a generous benefits package is essential for attracting and retaining top talent. According to Glassdoor’s 2015 Employment Confidence Survey, about 60% of people report that benefits and perks are a major factor in considering whether to accept a job offer. The survey also …

The Workplace
Employment

Responding To, 'So, Tell Me About Yourself'

I have two kids in college and two recent graduates. If their early work life is like mine, every few years they’ll be changing jobs or even careers. When you’re in your 20s, it’s <i>always</i> ”interview season.” Even later in life we’re occasionally asked to explain our career arc to others when speaking …

Employment

10 Harsh Lessons That Will Make You More Successful

Everyone fails in life, and failure can be a crushing experience. The only thing that separates successful people from the rest is how they respond after they fail.<p>When facing obstacles, you have to decide if you're going to let them be the excuse for your failure or if you're going to make them …

Self-improvement

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8 GoPro Hacks You Need to Know

Anyone can buy a GoPro — but not everyone knows how to get the most out of the action camera to make a badass video like the ones you see online. …

Netflix and Univision are releasing what looks like a haunting new series about drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzmán

Mexican kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán may be in jail, but the show must go on.<p>The trailer for a series about the Sinaloa cartel boss, produced jointly by Netflix and Univision, briefly appeared online Wednesday.<p>The trailer shows images associated with the drug war in bloodred and black, …

Mexico

Silicon Valley's young tech workers are betting that this 1960s technology will let them live forever

<b>This is Episode 9 of Real Future, Fusion’s documentary series about technology and society. More episodes available at realfuture.tv.</b><p>In a nondescript …

Singularity

Prewritten Excuses for Cancelling Plans This Winter

I won't be able to make it to your _____ because it's at a kind of gross bar and there won't be anywhere safe for me to store my coat. I just got it for seventy per cent off on Gilt. You understand.<p>Sorry, I can't attend your _____ because my glasses will fog up when I enter and I won't be able to …

Time I

The best photo filter apps for iPhone and iPad

Add fun to your photos<p>If you're an iOS-using photographer, there's a good chance you're constantly on the lookout for unique visual "looks" that will …

Apps

Five foolproof ways to destroy employee morale

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Most of the leaders I work with are focused on keeping their …

Your Pick For Best Flashlight: Fenix PD35

Many a flashlight lit up our nominations rounds, but the Fenix brand, specifically the PD35, shone brightest, locking up your vote for best LED …

A Guide to Optimizing Gmail: 30 of the Best Email Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

Like it or not, email is often the cornerstone of your personal and professional communications. As a result, there are hundreds of people vying for …

Apps

The Internet Has Discovered Mexico's Insanely Attractive Weatherwoman

The weather in Monterrey, Mexico is hot. And we're not just talking about the temperature, which is known to hit triple digits in the summer. <i>Televisa</i> …

Mexico