Your #Career : My Smartest Employees Have Forced Me To Reward Them—Here’s How…Humu CEO and former Google HR Chief Laszlo Bock on how “Discretionary Effort” (plus modest self-promotion) can Win over Oblivious or Skeptical Managers.

There’s a lot about your work life that you can’t control: your coworkers, your assignments, your customers, your boss. Obviously, you can always quit, but when that’s not a realistic option, how you show up each day is everything. I once had a manager who routinely yelled and swore at me and thought the most important thing […]

Your #Career : My Smartest Employees Have Forced Me To Reward Them—Here’s How…Humu CEO and former Google HR Chief Laszlo Bock on how “Discretionary Effort” (plus modest self-promotion) can Win over Oblivious or Skeptical Managers.

There’s a lot about your work life that you can’t control: your coworkers, your assignments, your customers, your boss. Obviously, you can always quit, but when that’s not a realistic option, how you show up each day is everything. I once had a manager who routinely yelled and swore at me and thought the most […]

#Leadership : The 8 Best Interview Questions You Could Ever Ask…The Right Questions that can Lead to a Successful Hire.

I've interviewed a lot of people in my career for all kinds of positions and from many backgrounds. Most people have favorite interview questions to ask and some believe certain questions can quickly reveal what they need to know about a candidate's cultural and positional fit. The leaders with the greatest success in hiring the right talent […]

Your #Career : If You Lose Your Job During the Holidays, Do These 6 Things…How to Deal with Career Adversity during an already Stressful Time of Year.

The end of the year not only brings about a stressful holiday season, it's also the time when underperforming companies complete layoffs and corporate restructurings. When large companies like GE announce plans to let 12,000 employees go, it becomes clear that nobody's safe - and every job is temporary. If you find yourself out of a job during the holidays, here […]

Your #Career : My Family Doesn’t Approve Of My Career—Now What?…Can’t Shake the Parental Pressure & just Do What you Want? You’re Not Alone.

I often tell people I have fairly liberal parents, all things considered. As the child of Indian immigrants, it’s something I’ve come to appreciate, especially when it comes to my chosen career path. You could say my parents got catfished: When I went to college, I fancied myself the next Atul Gawande and chose to major in […]

#Leadership : How To Grab Anyone’s Attention In These 7 Common Work Situations…You Need to Draw Someone in Before Diving into your Message. Here’s How to Do that in Meetings, Job Interviews, and Chance Encounters by the Watercooler.

Whether you’re speaking to a roomful of colleagues, your boss, or a group of friends, you can’t wait to draw people in. You either hook them with your first words, or you don’t. Think of the expression that hooks people in as your “grabber.” It’s the prefatory line or phrase that basically says, “Listen up! […]

#Leadership : Use Self-Made Billionaire Ray Dalio’s 2-Minute Rule to Radically Improve Your Meetings…Keep Spotlight Hoggers & Serial Interrupters at Bay with This useful Trick.

Why do so many of us hate meetings? There's no shortage of reasons, from wasting time in entirely unnecessary get togethers, to overlong scheduling, and meandering conversations. But somewhere towards the top of nearly everyone's meeting pet peeve list is oafish meeting behavior. I'm sure you've experienced the type of thing I'm talking about - the spotlight hogging, […]

#Leadership : Future of Work- What Would An HR Department That Works For Employees Look Like?…We spoke to Five Human Resources Experts about How to Fix the Broken Industry.

2017 has been quite a year for workplace scandals. Earlier in the year, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler exposed the ride-hailing giant’s hostile work environment, rampant with debauchery and harassment.  Then there were the troubling allegations at the fintech startup SoFi about a work environment centered on “a culture of fear and disrespect.” More recently, we continue to […]

#Leadership : Secrets of the Most Productive People- How To Organize Your Day To Set Yourself Up For Success…Starting Small makes a Big Difference.

If you’re constantly frazzled on the job, logging super-long hours with little to show for it at the end of the day, chances are good that you’re mismanaging your time. But the good news is it’s easy (enough) to reorganize your schedule and get back on a successful track, stat! “There’s a lot coming at […]