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One of the most challenging parts of a business presentation is managing questions. It is a challenge because questions are hard to control. If your…... [Read More]
Under capitalism, the argument goes, it's every man for himself. Through the relentless pursuit of self-interest, everyone benefits, as if an invisible hand were guiding…... [Read More]
Q: How can you tell if your former boss will give you a good reference? Dear Wishful Thinking, The first and most obvious way to…... [Read More]
To deliver a great presentation, you need to speak with confidence. If you are hesitant and tentative, you will not be particularly convincing or credible.…... [Read More]
Though our fixation is on breaking the glass ceiling, the most burning issue for women in the workplace is not about the corporate ranks. Relatively…... [Read More]
Earlier this year, when I was learning how to facilitate a specific type of workshop, a colleague revealed the secret to making it great: understanding…... [Read More]
Most job seekers understand that writing resumes and cover letters, answering interview questions, and networking are skills worth developing. As the leader of a college…... [Read More]
So, here we are, finally, at the dawn of the robots. Your organization might now be making use of machine learning and AI to streamline…... [Read More]
Mentorship can be an enormously valuable experience for aspiring and established business leaders alike. Working with a supportive, more experienced colleague can help you develop…... [Read More]
In a recent op-ed for Fortune Magazine, Mallun Yen, Co-founder, COO, and operating partner of a business-to-business software company, wrote, "doing business with your buddies…... [Read More]
The root of most strategy challenges is simple–too many managers don't know what strategy is. And if you think this is a problem plaguing only…... [Read More]
There is a lot of advice out there about hiring senior people. Some experts suggest that you shouldn't hire overqualified people—they won't be challenged. Others…... [Read More]
Q: How can you set ground rules about noise with the people who sit next to you? Dear Living Loud, No one wants to listen…... [Read More]
Separating our flawed past from our still-perfect future is a behavioral act of mental accounting that can help motivate us to work on new goals.…... [Read More]
Working as a freelance writer, teacher, and author for 35 years, I've found that it can be very difficult to get top agents, editors, and…... [Read More]
A personal leadership philosophy is a set of beliefs and principles you use to evaluate information and respond to people and situations. It allows anyone…... [Read More]
During my company's last retreat, we had a good discussion about productivity and focus. This is a recurring theme at every retreat, and once again…... [Read More]
While many people find interviews stressful, the process can be an introvert's worst nightmare: Discussing personal achievements, making small talk, and being put on the…... [Read More]
Home-delivered meal kits are forecasted to have an annual growth rate of 25% to 30% over the next five years and become a $2.2 billion…... [Read More]
The "culture versus strategy" debate is nearly as old as the light beer ads it resembles: "Tastes Great!/Less Filling!" And as in those classic ads,…... [Read More]