Want to Increase Your Worth By 50 Percent? Warren Buffett Says Honing This 1 Skill Is the Easiest Way to Do It
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Want to Increase Your Worth By 50 Percent? Warren Buffett Says Honing This 1 Skill Is the Easiest Way to Do It

Want to Increase Your Worth By 50 Percent? Warren Buffett Says Honing This 1 Skill Is the Easiest Way to Do It

by Scott Mautz Warren Buffett is like that old EF Hutton commercial (and I’m dating myself here)–when he talks, people listen. And they listen because he talks and writes quite well. Which brings us to his latest gem of advice. Recently, he was with a young entrepreneur who asked him to share one piece of … Read More

How to Decide Whether to Fire Someone
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How to Decide Whether to Fire Someone

How to Decide Whether to Fire Someone

by Rebecca Knight Deciding whether or not to terminate an employee is hard. “It’s an emotionally difficult task,” says Jay Conger, a professor at Claremont McKenna College and coauthor of The High Potential’s Advantage: Get Noticed, Impress Your Bosses, and Become a Top Leader. The decision is especially tricky if the employee in question hasn’t violated … Read More

How to Rock the First 90 Days of a Job
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How to Rock the First 90 Days of a Job

How to Rock the First 90 Days of a Job

by Guy Kawasaki There are two components to getting off to a great start on a new job: what to avoid and what to accomplish. This post explains both components. First, there are four ways to blow it. They form the acronym LAST (Lazy, Arrogant, Stupid, Tacky). Second, let me provide 10 tips to climb … Read More

Start Onboarding the Day the Offer is Accepted
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Start Onboarding the Day the Offer is Accepted

Start Onboarding the Day the Offer is Accepted

by Ilie Ghiciuc The state of onboarding is that it often does not work. 30% of new hires quit within the first 6 months. Around 16% of them stated that they had left the job between the first week and the third month. A Bersin study found that 22% of turnover occurs with the first … Read More

How to Leave a Job You Love
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How to Leave a Job You Love

How to Leave a Job You Love

by Gianpiero Petriglieri Maybe you fell head over heels. Maybe your feelings grew over time. All you know is that you have what everyone is looking for, but few seem to get: A job you love. And you are about to leave it. How do you even start explaining? The work is great. So is … Read More

The Benefits of Laughing in the Office
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The Benefits of Laughing in the Office

The Benefits of Laughing in the Office

by Betty-Ann Heggie It turns out that a series of studies shows the positive impact humor can have in the office. “According to research from institutions as serious as Wharton, MIT, and London Business School, every chuckle or guffaw brings with it a host of business benefits,” writes Alison Beard in the HBR article, “Leading … Read More

How To Create A Culture Of Gratitude In The Workplace
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How To Create A Culture Of Gratitude In The Workplace

How To Create A Culture Of Gratitude In The Workplace

by Karl Sun With the holidays in full swing, it’s easy to think of reasons you’re grateful. But what happens when the lights come down, the Christmas trees sit discarded on the side of the road, and the New Year’s resolutions diets begin? According to UC Davis psychology professor and author Robert Emmons, gratitude is … Read More

4 Ways Busy People Sabotage Themselves
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4 Ways Busy People Sabotage Themselves

4 Ways Busy People Sabotage Themselves

by Alice Boyes You’ve left an important task undone for weeks. It’s hanging over you, causing daily anxiety. And yet instead of actually doing it, you do a hundred other tasks instead. Or you’ve been feeling guilty about not replying to an email, even though replying would only take 10 minutes. Or maybe the last … Read More

What Not to Do When You’re Trying to Motivate Your Team
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What Not to Do When You’re Trying to Motivate Your Team

What Not to Do When You’re Trying to Motivate Your Team

by Ron Carucci When I speak to large groups about leadership, one question I often ask is, “How many of you have ever received a compliment from your boss that actually offended you?” Without exception, more than two-thirds of the people in the room raise their hands. When I probe further on what people found … Read More

Drowning in Work? Here’s How to Ask a Colleague for Help.
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Drowning in Work? Here’s How to Ask a Colleague for Help.

Drowning in Work? Here’s How to Ask a Colleague for Help.

by Heidi Grant Raise your hand if you have an insurmountable pile of projects on your to-do list and an inbox so terrifying to behold that you can hardly bear to behold it. Cue the sea of arms waving wildly. You have too much to do. You can’t do it alone. You need people to … Read More