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Six Icebreakers That Take The Pain Out Of Networking Events

Six Icebreakers That Take The Pain Out Of Networking Events | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it
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We all know that networking is important, and is a vital part of a successful career. For many of us, that requires going to events and meeting new people. Industry conferences, conventions, and networking social events are pervasive, and vie for just about every evening on our calendars. Yet, when you ask most people how much they like networking events, they’ll tell you they’d rather do most anything than make small talk with a room full of strangers.


It doesn’t take extreme introversion to dislike networking events — even for an extrovert they can be hard work. Although endless chitchat can be easy for some people, most of us find it tedious after awhile, especially when there’s work attached to it. And even for those who readily get started, it’s not fun to try to keep a conversation going with someone who’s hard to connect with, as we stretch to fill awkward silences.

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Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge

Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Let us help you stay connected, educated and networked by filtering some of the most interesting and relevant business content for you. Right here, we become your personal content curator, putting you in touch with the hottest, most interesting and most valuable business resources from around the world.


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Each day we aim to deliver an outstanding learning experience to our training participants - services which strengthen skills, enlighten minds and empower the spirits of managers and employees. In turn, we know this will help their employers to prosper and grow and employees will say, "we have great managers in this company and I am going to give 100% to support them and their vision".

 

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The Abrasiveness Trap: High-achieving men and women are described differently in reviews

The Abrasiveness Trap: High-achieving men and women are described differently in reviews | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it
Does gender play a role in the type of feedback an employee receives at review time? We had a linguist crunch the numbers.

Not long ago I was talking to an engineering manager who was preparing performance reviews for his team. He had two people he wanted to promote that year, but he was worried that his peers were only going to endorse one of them. “Jessica is really talented,” he said. “But I wish she’d be less abrasive. She comes on too strong.” Her male counterpart? “Steve is an easy case,” he went on. “Smart and great to work with. He needs to learn to be a little more patient, but who doesn’t?”
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Do you think perception of female abrasiveness undermines women’s careers in technology?

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How Successful People Squash Stress

How Successful People Squash Stress | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it
We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the volume of gray matter in the areas of the brain responsible for self-control.
Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance.

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You can't execute if you are stressed, matter of fact, you won't even plan well when stressed.

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What Bosses Gain by Being Vulnerable

What Bosses Gain by Being Vulnerable | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Brené Brown, an expert on social connection, conducted thousands of interviews to discover what lies at the root of social connection. A thorough analysis of the data revealed what it was: vulnerability.

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Vulnerability and authenticity as lying at the root of human connection. Check out why it's vital for leadership.

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Answering Behavioral Questions In A Job Interview

Answering Behavioral Questions In A Job Interview | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Tell me about a time when you were in a job interview and you had to answer a behavioral question.

Sound familiar? Interviewers love asking applicants behavioral questions these days, and with good reason. Behavioral questions give them a keen insight into how the candidate would handle specific situations that happen in their work environments.

So here’s how to handle behavioral questions with ease:

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

When you hear a behavioral question, you should immediately go into the job interview technique known as STAR mode.

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How To Choose A Career You Won’t Hate

How To Choose A Career You Won’t Hate | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

According to a survey by Deloitte, 80% of Americans report hating their job. This means that only 20% of Americans actually get up in the morning and look forward to going to work everyday.

That’s really sad. No wonder customer service is so bad.

These stats have got to be reversed.

If you want to choose a career you won’t hate 10 years later, there are a few things you can do. These recommendations are also applicable to those who may currently be in a career that they hate and are looking for a way out.

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According to a survey by Deloitte, 80% of Americans report hating their job.
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How to Sound More Powerful

How to Sound More Powerful | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Power has a sound, and feeling powerful actually changes a person’s voice.

That is one finding of a new study on speech and power from San Diego State University and Columbia Business School, recently published in the journal Psychological Science. The findings suggest that we know power when we hear it, and what’s more, we tend to alter our voices to seem more potent, says lead researcher Sei Jin Ko of San Diego State University.

Executives, political leaders and aspirants to power often employ voice coaching to sound commanding–Margaret Thatcher’s well-documented voice training is just one example. But much about voice and power is unintentional, says Ko. Depending on the situation and whether we are addressing a child, boss or friend, our voices subtly shift in pitch, loudness and tone, she adds.

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A recent study suggests that we know power when we hear it, and what’s more, we tend to alter our voices to seem more potent.

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21 Tools That Will Help Your Remote Team Work Better Together

21 Tools That Will Help Your Remote Team Work Better Together | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Working as a remote team can be difficult, but doesn’t have to be. Here’s a handful of great tools for working with remote teams.

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21 tools to help your remote team collaborate.

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What do you use  to work with remote and virtual teams..?.  Do you have some top; tools to share?

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Why Job Hopping Is Losing Its Negative Stigma

Why Job Hopping Is Losing Its Negative Stigma | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Once upon a time, staying in a job for less than a year carried a huge stigma. Job hopping raised a red flag to future employers that you weren’t serious.

Some professionals still believe this. A new survey out from PayScale and Millennial Branding finds that 41% of baby boomers believe that people should stay in their jobs for at least five years before looking for a new role. Another 21% say between four and five years.

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Potential employers once frowned upon  applicants who left their jobs too soon. The economic downturn changed all that.

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The Wrong Way to Thank Employees

The Wrong Way to Thank Employees | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

No worker has ever received an engraved plaque that read “Thanks for keeping your seat warm for 10 years.”

Yet that is the message employers send with awards for employees’ five, ten or 20-year anniversaries, according to human resources and recognition experts. They say that most recognition programs reward the wrong things.

As evidence, consider the many employee-service awards for sale on eBay, like this gold tie clip celebrating a 35-year anniversary at Goodyear, yours for about $7.99.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Companies spend about 1-2% of payroll on recognition programs, according to Deloitte.

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