body language in a negotiation
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Uncross your arms and stand up straight, or you’ll never get that raise!

Body Language Signals You Should Never Send in a Negotiation

Regardless of how well you prepare for a negotiation and how convincing your arguments are – your negotiating strategy can topple like a house of cards in a single moment.  How can this happen? Maybe your negotiating partner picked up on your insecurity and nervousness, given away by your shaking hands and the film of sweat…

happy working environment
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Managers as mood ministers

Creating – And Sustaining – A Happy Work Environment

As a senior manager, you must wear many hats – fearless leader, networking expert, corporate strategist. And to boost the spirits of your employees and coworkers, sometimes you need to step up and become what we call a “mood minister.” How are your actions and feelings influencing the atmosphere at your office? How can you foster a happy work environment, and more importantly, how can you sustain it?

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Manners for global managers

International Business Etiquette Quiz

Does the thought of traveling for work excite you – flying business class to far-off lands and experiencing new cultures? Business and social etiquette can be tricky, especially in foreign countries. Making the right moves and saying the right thing can make a big difference in your career. Take the Experteer quiz on international business…

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Worker Benefits

I. Want. Home. Office. Not a parking space!

Unusual employee events are highly valued. No medium-sized company without survival training, no start-up without a ski jumping event… But does it really have to be this way? Can companies in competition for highly qualified employees not score with other benefits? Satisfied employees. Happy employees. Productive employees. What kind of boss wouldn’t like to see…

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Relocation: mobility as an important career factor

New Job, New City, New Happiness?

New York, Seattle, London – today more than ever it’s beneficial to change employers and locations several times in the span of a career. What are the challenges associated with making such a move, both professionally and personally, and how will you master them? The fallacy of the “lifer” In the recent past, it was…

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Power Play

What Your Handshake Says About You

Donald Trump is famous for many things, one of which is his bizarre style of shaking hands. In his meetings with French President, Emmanuel Macron, their handshakes seemed more like duels at eye-level than warm and welcome greetings. What were they trying to display through these handshakes – Who is the stronger leader? Who commands…

Power dressing gives professionals an air of authority & competency
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First impressions count

Power Dressing for Management Jobs

Power dressing is for real. It is not lost on anyone including your recruiter. Our recommendation on this topic today is: be a power dresser and impress headhunters for management jobs! First impression is indeed the last impression in many cases. For a quick snapshot on why being a power dresser is important, we share some insights from headhunters on this topic.