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Let’s Do Less Dead-End Work
From the Women at Work podcast: Listen and subscribe to our podcast via Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS Download the Discussion Guide for this episode Download this podcast Women are expected and asked to do thankless tasks — order lunch, handle less-valued clients — more than men, and research shows that doing those tasks slows down our career advancement and makes us unhappy at work. We talk about why we wind up with so much office drudgery and how to get some of it off our plates. Guests: Lise Vesterlund and Ruchika Tulshyan. Could you take notes? Woul [...]
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How to Get Better at Reading People from Different Cultures
Paula Daniëlse/Getty Images Body language varies significantly across cultures. What is considered rude or foolish in a Nordic country may be welcomed as warm and friendly in an African one. What a Canadian businessperson would perceive as arrogant, an American executive may see as healthy confidence. But what remains consistent across all known cultures are microexpressions. These brief, involuntary flashes of facial expression reveal our true feelings about another person or situation. Photos courtesy of the Center For Body Language. People might try to hide or obscure them in diffe [...]
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Disruptive Startups Get Funding More Easily, but Less of It
Gina Pricope/Getty Images In the start-up world, the disruptor is the cool kid on the block, the one who’ll change the world — or at least the products you’ll buy and how you buy them. She takes on the grown-ups in suits and shows us all how dumb they are. Customers love her because she makes them feel like rebels (with a cause), suppliers love her because she makes them look smart, and — most importantly — investors love her because she makes them feel they’re putting money into tomorrow’s big player. That, at least, is what the h [...]
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XP-PEN Artist12 11.6″ Graphics Drawing Monitor Pen Display Tablet 72% NTSC with 8192 levels Battery-free stylus 1920×1080 FHD
XP-Pen Artist is one of the most affordable Wacom Cintiq alternatives for those who want to draw directly & naturally on the screen. How? The XP-Pen Artist12 features a 11.6 inch Full HD IPS LCD with 72% NTSC color gamut and 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution which allows the display to light up 16.7 millions color even more vividly. Its IPS panels, applies the new mirror design with smooth and ease of movement, bringing in high definition and high brightness visual experience. 8192 levels Pressure Sensitivity, Control line thickness, color and transparency conveniently provide the value for m [...]
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261: Breakthroughs that Grew My Blog from 30 Readers a Day to Profitable in Less Than 2 Years
The post 261: Breakthroughs that Grew My Blog from 30 Readers a Day to Profitable in Less Than 2 Years appeared first on ProBlogger. Three Breakthrough Tips That Helped a Blogger Become Profitable Here’s another episode from our Blogging Breakthroughs series, which features bloggers’ stories about breakthroughs in traffic, income, and other aspects of blogging. About two years ago, after a career in Air Traffic Control and dealing with health issues, Michele Robson decided to start a blog about luxury travel on a budget called Turning Left for Less. Michele had some writing experience, bu [...]
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Having a Growth Mindset Makes It Easier to Develop New Interests
Rafael Ben-Ari/Getty Images “[T]echnology alone is not enough—it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing.”  — Steve Jobs Steve Jobs’s vision for Apple was rooted in the belief that the arts and sciences do not live in isolation. They complement and enhance each other. John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Pixar, echoed this sentiment stating, “Technology inspires art, and art challenges the technology.” But even though integrating these areas can be nec [...]
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Research: Simple Prompts Can Get Women to Negotiate More Like Men, and Vice Versa
Mitch Blunt/Getty Images Do we lie to get what we want out of negotiations? That depends, according to forthcoming research I conducted with  Jason Pierce of the University of North Carolina, Greensborough. We found that the likelihood of engaging in unethical behavior during negotiation is related strongly to gender: men are more likely to act deceptively than women are. The difference in bargaining behavior is linked to negotiators’ sense of competitiveness and empathy. In negotiations, men tend to embrace a competitive mode that motivates unethical behavior to get ahea [...]
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Avail the Best Online Fitness Program through Your Fitness Tools
If you want to start your personalized training, diet plan and you are in the search of the best online fitness programs, you can take the help of Your Fitness Tools. It’s from where one can get the proper kind of information regarding how one can lose weight or maintain the physique. You can also read Your Fitness Tools blog post, from where you know how much it is important to keep your body fit and fine. They have blog post in the various categories like why running relieves stress? How workout clothes influence our performance and many more. Their motivation blog post helps you to be hea [...]
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Why Seclusion Is the Enemy of Creativity
Michael SnellE/Getty Images In 1545, Jacopo da Pontormo scored a major commission from Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici to paint the main chapel of Florence’s church of San Lorenzo. A contemporary of masters like Michelangelo, Pontormo was a distinguished but aging artist who was eager to secure his legacy. Pontormo knew he needed to make these frescoes the crowning achievement of his career, so he sealed off the entire chapel. He built walls, erected partitions, and hung blinds so that nobody could steal his ideas or sneak an early peek. Trusting no one, he chased away local youth and ke [...]
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Why I Encourage My Best Employees to Consider Outside Job Offers
Stan Tekiela Author/Getty Images Every day we get new reminders of just how tough the war for talent can be. It isn’t enough to attract the greatest employees — you have to retain them. That’s become a bigger challenge with “job hopping” on the rise. One survey found that 64% of workers, and 75% of those under the age of 34, believe frequently switching jobs will benefit their careers. Why, then, would I actively encourage even my best employees to pursue outside job offers? The answer is simple, if counterintuitive: It helps the business succeed. In my last [...]
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How Companies Can Ensure Maternity Leave Doesn’t Hurt Women’s Careers
Hoxton/Sam Edwards/Getty Images Imagine that a temporary absence from your workplace could lead to 10 years of sustained high performance being forgotten. Imagine that your relationship with senior partners at your firm, with whom you had previously worked closely, significantly worsened. This was Diane’s (not her real name) experience following her early return to work from parental leave. “Before I went,” she told us, “I was promised, ‘You will get all your clients back,’ so that was part of the reason I came back. I thought the sooner I came back and got [...]
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Keeping the Human Element in Customer Service While Using AI and Chatbots – SPONSOR CONTENT FROM TELEPERFORMANCE
Customers’ needs, wants, and preferences are rapidly reshaping business in the digital age. With social and mobile technology always in hand, consumers expect companies to be available online at any time with high-quality customer experiences. These connected customers also expect an omnichannel approach to interactions: They want the convenience and accessibility of online self-service, but they also want access to talk with a human agent when problems get confusing or complex. And they look for seamless, personalized experience – whether it’s dealing with making a purchase [...]
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