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Does It Pay To Be Pretty | Leadership Principles

Does It Pay To Be Pretty | Leadership Principles | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Do we live in a superficial world or is it all in your attitude? Confidence is key, and those with high self-esteem tend to earn more than those who question themselves. This infographic from the Brighton School of Business & Management explores the role of height, weight, make-up and attitude in professional success.

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Six Steps to Make a Great First Impression | The about.me Blog

Six Steps to Make a Great First Impression | The about.me Blog | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Making a good first impression is the first step in establishing a great relationship. You never know who you may meet and how they may impact your future.

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9 Good Reminders that Will Change the Way You Think

9 Good Reminders that Will Change the Way You Think | Good Advice | Scoop.it

1. Everything that happens helps you grow, even if it’s hard to see right now.

2. The way you feel about people and situations will shift, and that’s OK.

3. There will always be more tough changes to make.

4. Those who complain the most, accomplish the least.

5. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

6. You were born with the ability to change someone’s life.

7. You can best serve yourself and others by giving yourself what YOU need.

8. Everyone you meet serves a purpose in your life.

9. You are not alone in feeling weird and alone.

 

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You are not alone in feeling weird and alone.

 

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The Art of the Done List: Harnessing the Power of Progress

The Art of the Done List: Harnessing the Power of Progress | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Maintaining your motivation is a difficult battle, especially when you feel paralyzed by a crushing list of action items and projects that seems longer at the end of each day. The solution? Make a “done list.”

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How to Persuade Someone to Hire You Over the Phone

How to Persuade Someone to Hire You Over the Phone | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Expert tips for an amazing phone interview or client meeting.
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Why we are looking at the ‘value’ of college all wrong

Why we are looking at the ‘value’ of college all wrong | Good Advice | Scoop.it
'The lens of economics distorts our judgment about the true worth of higher education.'

 

Education is not information transfer. The educated college graduate is not simply the same person who matriculated four years earlier with more information or new skills.

 

The educated graduate is a different person—one who has developed the innate human capacity for learning, to the point of controlling it.

 

The educated graduate is an independent learner, able to seek out answers to whatever questions arise, and able to direct his or her own learning in accordance with the challenges that life presents in the circumstances of his or her own life.

 

The maturation of the student—not information transfer—is the real purpose of colleges and universities.

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Does How You Dress and Look Impact Your Career? Sadly, Yes

Does How You Dress and Look Impact Your Career? Sadly, Yes | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"Years ago I worked on the shop floor of a manufacturing plant. I had worked my way through school at another plant so I definitely identified more with the hourly workers than the "suits." (Even though most of the guys referred to me as "college boy.")

 

One day the department manager stopped by. He asked about my background. He asked about my education. He asked about my career aspirations.

 

"I'd like to be a supervisor," I answered, "and then someday I'd like your job."

 

He smiled and said, "Good for you. I like a guy with dreams." Then he paused.

 

"But if that's what you really want," he said, looking me in the eyes, "first you need to start looking the part."

 

I knew what he was saying but decided to play dumb. "What do you mean?" I asked.

 

"Look around," he said. "How do supervisors dress? How does their hair look? How do they act? No one will think of you as supervisor material until they can actually see you as a supervisor -- and right now you look nothing like a supervisor."

 

He was right. I was wearing ratty jeans with a couple of holes. (Why wouldn't I? I worked around oil and grease all day.) I was wearing a cut-off t-shirt. (Why wouldn't I? It was the middle of the summer and the air wheezing through the overhead vents was far from conditioned.) And my hair was pretty long, even for the day. (No excuse for that one, as is obvious from the photo above.)

 

"But shouldn't how well I do my job matter more than how I look?" I asked.

 

"In a perfect world your performance is all that would matter," he said. "But we don't live in a perfect world. Take my advice: if you want to be promoted into a certain position... make sure you look like the people in that position."


I've thought about that conversation a lot over the years."

 

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The royal tweet: Queen sends first Twitter message

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Queen sent the message from the Science Museum in London, where she opened an exhibition about the information age
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Doctor Who and the Dalek: 10-year-old tests BBC programming game

Doctor Who and the Dalek: 10-year-old tests BBC programming game | Good Advice | Scoop.it
This means that although the puzzles have solutions, they are reasonably open in that it isn’t a dull “here is some logic, type in the truth table” (hint: a truth table is Boolean logic, not a Sontaran interrogation device).
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Body Language and Power Poses: How to Achieve Amazing Presence!

Body Language and Power Poses: How to Achieve Amazing Presence! | Good Advice | Scoop.it

“Our bodies change our minds,” Cuddy says. Equally important, however, is a fact actors and speech coaches have always known: our body language changes how others perceive us.

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Musts vs. Shoulds

Tony Robbins - Life Will Pay What You Ask - As a teen I was lucky enough to read the following poem... this clip reminds me of its simple truth: "I bargained with Life for a penny, And Life would pay n...

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Let’s Fix It: End the Talent Shortage by Hiring for Results, Not Skills

Let’s Fix It: End the Talent Shortage by Hiring for Results, Not Skills | Good Advice | Scoop.it

In this series of posts, influencers explain what they wish they could fix — and how. "It’s what you do with what you have that makes you successful, not what you have.”

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Why you will fail to have a great career: Larry Smith at TEDxUW - YouTube

Or rather "Why you won't follow your passion to have the career you want to have." Unless...

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20 Things Successful People Refuse To Do

20 Things Successful People Refuse To Do | Good Advice | Scoop.it

1. They don't define success in a monetary term.

2. They don't start their days without plans.

3. They don't define "perfection" as their end goal.

4. They don't surround themselves with negative people.

5. They don't perceive difficulties as problems.

6. They don't let failure bring them down.

7. They don't let problems bring them down.

8. They don't let other people's judgments affect their self-esteem.

9. They don't make excuses.

10. They don't envy other people's success.

11. They don't ignore those they love.

12. They don't forget to have fun.

13. They don't overlook their health.

14. They don't set vague life goals.

15. They don't just talk the talk. They walk the walk.

16. They don't let themselves become victims.

17. They don't get stuck in the past.

18. They don't resist change.

19. They don't ever stop learning.

20. They don't end their days without feeling thankful.

 

 

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Frank Richard Rossi's curator insight, November 25, 1:21 PM

20 things successful people don’t do was a great eye opener for me. As I read all of the things that successful people don’t do I noticed many of these qualities I have seen in exhibited in me. But the difference between seeing them in me and actually applying these skills to my  life is a whole other battle.  I believe that within myself is a fire for success that is unmatched by anyone I’ve ever met.  I have changed everything about myself in the last few months to get ready for my future ahead, and nobody will stop me. I know this because I have failed so many times early on in my life that I have learned from my own mistakes, as well as many of my peers I used to look up to. One of the hardest things I have had to change to help better myself is surrounding me with positive people, with similar goals as me. When I read this in the article it hit home. In the summer time and junior year I was always where the fun was at and worrying about the wrong things, I wasn’t focused. I’m glad I realized this at the start of this year and I have removed myself from that “scene”.  It was really hard at first. I felt alone and abandoned and I got ridiculed by the “friends” I used to be so close with. As we reach closer and closer to the end of senior year it has become apparent that all of those friends I sort of left for the benefit of me are asking me for help and wondering what they can do to get out of this phase they all seem to be stuck in.  I usually tell them to look at the big picture, and realize that there is way more to life than Mill Creek. The people I associate myself with nowadays share my dreams and I am happier overall. Applying all 20 qualities I read in this article will help me use the college I end up going to for my advantage, and get ahead in the business management and administration field I feel I am so destined to be in.

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Make one percent improvement each day

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Process Improvement: This Coach Improved Every Tiny Thing by 1 Percent

 

"...what this Olympic coach did to get his team to make one percent improvements each day."

Karen Bowden's insight:

"...as time goes on, these small improvements or declines compound and you suddenly find a very big gap between people who make slightly better decisions on a daily basis and those who don’t. This is why small choices don’t make much of a difference at the time, but add up over the long-term."

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Not sure what a growth mindset is?

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TEACH students about fixed/growth mindset. New research http://bit.ly/1qGW3My #growthmindset #aussieED #whatisschool pic.twitter.com/nWIb5VEqUq Tweet from @jca_1975

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Avoiding the Lure of Netflix: How to Apply to Jobs After a Long Day of Work

Avoiding the Lure of Netflix: How to Apply to Jobs After a Long Day of Work | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Get motivated, and get that brand new job.

 

1. Leave work [or school] but don't go home. Head to a quiet place for a few hours. Consider it your job search office.

2. Find a job-searching friend. Plan to meet up after work and craft your cover letters together.

3. Just do one little thing. Set one goal that feels small and doable.

4. Set weekly goals (and block your time). But don’t schedule something every night.

5. Only apply for the stuff you're really pumped about. Maybe your time would be better spent finding something that looks great or meeting up with a cool person who works in your industry.

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Daddy, What Should I Be When I Grow Up?

Daddy, What Should I Be When I Grow Up? | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Here is a test for you. Do this before you read the rest of this post. Write down the first three people that automatically come to mind when I ask these questions.

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What 6-Year-Olds Can Teach Us About Getting Promoted

What 6-Year-Olds Can Teach Us About Getting Promoted | Good Advice | Scoop.it

On what I assumed was going to be a pretty standard day at the office, I ended up learning a valuable life lesson about the power of self-confidence and optimism…and it was all thanks to a precocious six-year-old girl named Piper.

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Here’s Why Public Wifi is a Public Health Hazard

Here’s Why Public Wifi is a Public Health Hazard | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Maybe Better If You Don’t Read This Story on Public WiFi ¶

We took a hacker to a café and, in 20 minutes, he knew where…
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Bypassing the Textbook: Video Games Transform Social Studies Curriculcum

Bypassing the Textbook: Video Games Transform Social Studies Curriculcum | Good Advice | Scoop.it
One way to use commercial video games in social studies classrooms is to discuss them as texts or works of art that say something about society.
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12 Almost-Effortless Ways to Pick Up New Skills When You're Busy

12 Almost-Effortless Ways to Pick Up New Skills When You're Busy | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Think you don't have time for personal development? We'll make it effortless.
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Prophetic 1995 Student Internet PSA - YouTube

This Public Service Announcement (PSA) was produced in 1995 by the 5th grade students at Ray Bjork school in Helena Montana. All the Internet possibilities m...
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First Thoughts on Learned Helplessness

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"I never had any sort of official training in the detailed workings of computers or how to troubleshoot them, I just learned by doing. If I didn’t know how to do something, I’d search for an answer! I never thought about this, or my inquisitive nature that I used to troubleshoot every issue imaginable.

 

One day I was helping a teacher create a school newsletter back in the day of Microsoft Publisher (does it still exist)? She was having trouble figuring out how to align a certain group of text on the screen.

 

Rather than exploring, trying, then searching, teachers defaulted to asking me for help. This created great job security for me, but I do believe there’s a better way."

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How to get through to someone who neither wants your advice nor solutions

When you give unsolicited advice to a [someone] who doesn't want it, you're telling them that they're stupid. When you give a solution to a partner who doesn't want that you're not telling them they have a problem to be solved, you're telling them that they are a problem in your life.

 

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