10 Reasons Why People Who Read a Lot Are More Likely To Be Good Leaders
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10 Reasons Why People Who Read a Lot Are More Likely To Be Good Leaders

10 Reasons Why People Who Read a Lot Are More Likely To Be Good Leaders

by Casey Imafidon Reading is currently on a global decline. The statistics and polls behind this pattern are frightening because the shortage of readers means there will be a shortage of leaders. There is no disputing it: reading offers you the platform to become a leader. Famous leaders from Steve Jobs to Elon Musk engage … Read More

15 Dumb Things That Absolutely Don’t  Predict Job Success
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15 Dumb Things That Absolutely Don’t Predict Job Success

15 Dumb Things That Absolutely Don’t Predict Job Success

by Lou Adler For the past 40 years I’ve been working with hiring managers, recruiters and candidates on all types of jobs from camp counselors to senior executives. Part of this has been tracking the results of their hiring decisions including what happens to people who didn’t get hired for a dumb reason at company … Read More

5 Signs It’s Time for a New Job
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5 Signs It’s Time for a New Job

5 Signs It’s Time for a New Job

by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Regardless of your age, background, or accomplishments, you have probably fantasized about the possibility of a new career at some point in your life – those who haven’t are the exception. LinkedIn reports that of its 313 million members, 25% are active job seekers, while 60% can be considered passive job seekers – … Read More

How to Override Your Default Reactions in Tough Moments
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How to Override Your Default Reactions in Tough Moments

How to Override Your Default Reactions in Tough Moments

by Lee Newman “It’s 9:00 a.m., you’re across the table from a colleague who doesn’t like you or the changes you’re proposing, she’s pushing all your hot-buttons and resisting your efforts to get her to support the change. What’s your typical reaction?” I recently posed this question to a group of executives. About two thirds … Read More

Why Employees Are Lonelier Than Ever
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Why Employees Are Lonelier Than Ever

Why Employees Are Lonelier Than Ever

by Maeghan Ouimet Music might be good for productivity, but headphones may be doing more harm than good for your team. According to a Harvard Business Review report, most young people in the workforce wear headphones–and as a result, cut themselves off from their surrounding environment. Anne Kreamer, author of the book It’s Always Personal: … Read More

Bring Courtesy Back to the Workplace
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Bring Courtesy Back to the Workplace

Bring Courtesy Back to the Workplace

by Ron Ashkenas Respect towards others should be standard behavior in the workplace, regardless of role, rank, or reputation. But as companies have become more virtual, global, and stressed out, this assumption can break down unless we focus on it more explicitly. Let me explain. In the not-too-distant past, the majority of work was conducted … Read More

Are You Proud of How You’re Spending Your Time?
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Are You Proud of How You’re Spending Your Time?

Are You Proud of How You’re Spending Your Time?

by Elizabeth Grace Saunders When you feel like you’re just one e-mail away from failure at work, it can seem ludicrous to take your eyes off of what you believe absolutely needs to get done to consider what you might regret in the future. The amount of demands coming at you feels so crushing and … Read More

10 Advantages Of Hiring A Veteran
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10 Advantages Of Hiring A Veteran

10 Advantages Of Hiring A Veteran

by Jeremy Bender Companies take note: hiring a veteran of the U.S. Military comes with a host of benefits. A number of Quora users responded to the question “What are the advantages of hiring someone who has been in the U.S. Military?” Of the responders, retired Marine sergeant and current hiring manager Jon Davis outlined ten … Read More

The Last Question You Must Ask Before Hiring Someone
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The Last Question You Must Ask Before Hiring Someone

The Last Question You Must Ask Before Hiring Someone

by Ian Mills When hiring for a position you are naturally focused on assessing candidates based on what you want and need and what is best for the business, but if you fail to thoroughly address what is best for the individual who is applying you are exposing yourself to one of the biggest errors of … Read More

Signs that You Lack Emotional Intelligence
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Signs that You Lack Emotional Intelligence

Signs that You Lack Emotional Intelligence

by Muriel Maignan Wilkins In my ten years as an executive coach, I have never had someone raise his hand and declare that he needs to work on his emotional intelligence. Yet I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard from people that the one thing their colleague needs to work on is emotional … Read More