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How to Absolutely, Positively Ace Your Job Interview

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Bruce Weinstein

Dress nicely. Be polite. Speak with confidence. You already know this advice for doing well on your job interview. But what you might not have considered is talking about your character. I guarantee that no other candidate will be discussing character, yet it is this element that distinguishes a competent employee from a truly stellar one.

How Do Positive Leaders Enable People to Thrive at Work?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Are your employees thriving at work? Do they show up each day with a spark of energy, passion and excitement about the learning and growth opportunities unfolding? And as a leader how do you keep this spark burning?

Politics Needs a Management Shift

Vlatka Hlupic | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Vlatka Hlupic

Decades of research now shows that a cooperative approach to business and economic development is the most effective in terms of business returns, as well as opportunities for employees, and the stability and well-being of a society where good jobs are available.

Being Nice Is Making You a Bad Manager

Margaret Ruvoldt | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Margaret Ruvoldt

If you're a leader with an employee who is failing and that employee doesn't know it, you're failing as the leader, not matter how much they like you.

Sensible Only in Retrospect: Extracting Useful Advice from the Linear Lie

Edward Muzio | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

If you're at the start of a career or in the early stages of a business, few things are more useful than the real histories of those who have gone before. It's just that there's a trick for extracting useful and actionable truth.

How Confident Leaders Silence the Office Screamer

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

When someone starts screaming, your first impulse may be to scream right back. Because you are the boss. That response will not work, and it puts you right in the middle of the argument -- the last place you want to be.

How Do I Get This Up and Running? -- Part II: Should My Program Be Centralized or Decentralized?

Tom Garrubba | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Tom Garrubba

It's also important to have a solid understanding of the benefits and hindrances of both centralized and decentralized program models before selecting the right one for your organization.

The Secret to Becoming the New Powerful

Chris Deaver | Posted 05.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Chris Deaver

Elon Musk is disrupting things. Again. With his announcement of the Powerwall battery, in a TED-like presentation, Elon challenged us to be differ...

The House of Cards Effect

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Deirdre Maloney

If there's a fictional world you love but you know that it's dark and can negatively impact your mood or actions, then make sure you watch, listen to or read something lighter afterwards to balance it out.

5 Ways to be a More Positive Leader

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

As one CEO recently asked me: "Where's the roadmap to becoming a positive leader?" It's a great question and at present researchers are still exploring exactly what such a road map might look like.

4 Unexpected Truths in Entrepreneurship

Damian Bazadona | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Damian Bazadona

As National Small Business Week draws to a close, there is no time like the present to reflect on the advice I've collected, from life experiences and an incredibly supportive mentor base, in my years as the founder and president of a digital marketing agency.

Talking Leadership With Commerce CFO Ellen Herbst

Tom Fox | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Tom Fox

Ellen Herbst, who joined the government in 2005 after two decades in various private-sector leadership positions, is the chief financial officer and assistant secretary of administration at the Department of Commerce.

5 Keys to Professional and Personal Success From a Former Head Recruiter

Quora | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business

Have you ever known someone who seems to be able to get everything they want? The ones who seem to breeze through life effortlessly, making up their own rules as they go along, unaffected to the mundane realities of everyday life?

How Successful Managers Hire the Best People

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I seem to have struck a nerve on Tuesday when I wrote 3 Things Job Candidates Wish They Could Tell HR. I called out three frustrating aspects of hiring: forcing candidates to jump through too many hoops, inaccurate job descriptions, and poor communication.

There She Goes Again

Rena DeLevie | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Rena DeLevie

Have you met your Inner Critic? You know, the voice that berates you all day and night. The one who keeps telling you you're too this and too that and not this enough and not that enough.

Racial Diversity in the Workplace: Who Cares?

Marshall Cannon | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Marshall Cannon

There are always arguments and different opinions about hiring practices when it comes to racial diversity. Every position for and against has holes in it. However, the bigger hole is the one that we continue to fall into as we ignore the importance of racial diversity.

The 10 Secrets To Being The Best Boss You Can Be

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Kevin O'Leary

CEOs who think that they should weigh in on every single aspect of their company get too bogged down in the details, much to the detriment of the overall health of the company. If a ship's captain is overseeing the catering, he's going to hit an iceberg.

Develop These 5 Skills to Become an Outstanding Leader

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

The demand for exceptional leadership skills is vital to unlocking transformational growth in business. Recent research and reports confirm leadership development should be considered a top priority in 2015.

7 Ways Stand-Up Comedy Can Teach Us to Effectively Motivate Others

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

What motivates us? What are the key drivers to motivating others? There are so many that resonate -- to deliver a message, to make a difference, to make an impact, to foster change, to create something new.

Going On Vacation? Don't Pack Your Email

Jessica Wang | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Jessica Wang

Some can't relax unless they know there are no fires burning at work, so they check email surreptitiously while their travel companions are planning the day's excursion. Not me, not anymore.

Finding the Intuitive, Innovative Manager Within (5 Steps)

Bill Donius | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Bill Donius

If our intuition is switched off, can it be turned back on? As one of a certain age, I've discovered that we can indeed turn back the hands of time by bursting out of our comfort zone. We cannot do "the same thing over and over again expecting a different result," as Einstein warned.

Come What May

Daniel Horgan | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel Horgan

And while you may find comfort in the moment, the spiraling effect of this negativity and self-pity will result in a lens through which you start to view everything around you. Now imagine an alternative mindset and action plan that you commit to embracing that propels you forward and positions you as an example for others to follow.

Rushion McDonald: Architect Behind the Steve Harvey Global Media Brand

S. L. Young | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

Achieving success can be a lonely journey, driven by many personal sacrifices, and an unrelenting quest toward the pursuit of a dream.

Technology Needs to Serve Us, Not Rule Us

Vlatka Hlupic | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
Vlatka Hlupic

For the past 20 years or so, since the internet was established, futurists have projected a near-future paradise in an information-rich, automated world of smart cars, smart buildings and smart workplaces.

Why Businesses Have a Hard Time Fixing What's Broken

Gregory Ciotti | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Gregory Ciotti

Reinvention always meets resistance. From pivots to process changes, it's tough to have a perfectly smooth transition.