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According to the great Dale Carnegie, successful people know how to win friends and influence people. Not there yet? Here's what you might be doing wrong.
When are professionals happiest and most successful in their careers? According to Citi/LinkedIn's latest Today’s Professional Woman Report, success and care...
Interesting stats about women's career satisfaction
False flattery won't do you much good, but praise works better than criticism.
Even if you are not a manager, who might you need to praise or show appreciation to?
How To Answer The Question "Why Should We Hire You?" by Human Workplace on SoundCloud (How To Answer The Question "Why Should We Hire You?
Interviewing well is much more than just giving perfect, polished answers. If you give off the wrong signals, you won't get the job
“ Remove your shin guards and knee pads! Being an optimist is the key to invincibility. Well, almost. Despite our best efforts to improve our health through sports and exercise, we're at a constant r”
Optimism has real power
Reasons to be cheerful?
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Often conflict at work is far more complex than mere personality dynamics
"The real reasons for conflict are a lot harder to raise — and resolve — because they are likely to be complex, nuanced, and politically sensitive. For example, people’s interests may truly be opposed; roles and levels of authority may not be correctly defined or delineated; there may be real incentives to compete rather than to collaborate; and there may be little to no accountability or transparency about what people do or say."A situational aspect to conflicts is very much needed; but the effects of individuals involved is not necessarily spurious: knowing where they are coming from can help mitigate/ manage conflict.
As human beings evolved, our survival depended on being able to quickly identify and differentiate friend from foe, which meant making rapid judgments about the character and intentions of other people or tribes. Focusing on people rather than situations is faster and simpler, and focusing on a few attributes of people, rather than on their complicated entirety, is an additional temptation.
Solving the toughest variable:
In a lively blog post last week, I suggested that the following was the most important interview question (MIQ) of all time:What single project or task would you consider the most significant
We all have them. Those days when you feel like you don't want to get out of bed. When you just want to pull the doona over your head and make the world stop.As a matter of fact, I had one just
We all have our down days, its how we deal with them that matters.
The same strategies used to create a business plan can tell you if you're on the right track in your career and personal life.
Learn what you can do to boost your emotional intelligence.
Quick and easy little tool to use for personal development
Did you ever leave a job interview feeling like it didn’t go so well? Self-doubt can creep in as soon as you walk out the door. Little things nag at you like your posture, tone, and answers you gave.
Good advice -- missing a key part of preparing so you don't have a bad interview in the first place.
Are you feeling uninspired and stuck? Perhaps it's the people around you. Here are five ways to get people to challenge and inspire you to success.
We all know managing change is never easy, but you can do a better job of leading during transitions by tapping the strengths of the existing culture.
Use these simple methods to dismiss insecurity and welcome risk.
How are sabotaging your own progress?
People who positively impact the world demonstrate 9 core behaviors that set them apart.
Imagine a world where everyone aspired to make a positive impact, what a different place we would live in.
Michael Higgins shares his advice on how to use the Star technique when answering questions in competency-based job interviews
It's easy to spot cocky people. But the truly confident? That's a lot harder.
Are you truly confident or putting up a facade?
This post is part of a series in which Influencers share lessons from their youth. Read all the stories here.At the outset of my medical career, I had the security of knowing exactly where I was
Insightful and uplifting
About 95% of the 325,000 people who read “The Most Important Interview Question of All Time” (MIQ) agreed. Here’s why I believe it:1) As an outside recruiter, I never vote on who should be hired.
(NOTE - this is not the ONLY question, just the most important. Make sure you check out THE ANSWER (Part 2) post. Part 3 is for job-seekers on how to prepare for the interview.)Over the past 30+
We've rounded up all of the best advice from a recent live chat on the best way to get ready for a job interview
Your new year's resolutions may seem long gone, but setting successful goals is important for your professional development. Claire Whitmell shares her advice
Simple yet effective
When I first started advising job-seekers to stop grovelling on a job search, people were skeptical. I'd write a story about putting a human voice in your resume, circumventing the Black Hole with a