can you trust a smile
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Body Language

Don’t Trust That Grin

In negotiation situations, most people analyze the body language of their counterpart to gauge their trustworthiness. But as researchers from USC recently discovered, this can be a dangerous mistake. Other factors play a much larger role. Just because someone smiles doesn’t mean they’re trustworthy. Other factors are much more important than their facial expressions. Recently,…

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Salary Calculator

Adding Zeroes To Your Paycheck, Made Simple

You pay. And pay. And pay. Almost half of your money goes to the government, skipping your pocket altogether. It’s high time to improve your salary – wouldn’t it be nice to have a few more hundred dollars in your account at the end of every month? But how much can you earn in your…

hidden talent
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Spotting Special Employees

Turns Out, You May Be Sitting On Hidden Talent

Leaders: promoting from within? You’re doing it all wrong Filling management spots is a common leadership headache. Let’s say you are on the hook to find the right person for an open team lead position. You look at the pool of talent that is already in the company, and consider whether it might be better…

Macron
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French Presidential Election

More Than Meets the Eye: The Secret to Macron’s Success

Against all odds, the freshest face in the 2017 French Presidential race has backed his right-wing populist opponent Marine Le Pen into a tight corner: Emmanuel Macron. Who is the man bringing new hope to French politics? From the outside, one could easily see French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron as an overachieving political wunderkind: Always composed,…

workplace uniform
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Dress For The Job You Want

Hoodies and Sneakers: The New Workplace Uniform

Corporate cultures are shifting, and the workplace uniform with them. The 1980s saw the beginning of the “casual Friday” movement, which allowed employees to shed the ties and high heels once a week for a more comfortable look. That has slowly given way to a dress-down-every-day trend in many offices. When you get a dress code…

teslatization
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Over-Managed & Under-Led

The “Teslatization” of the Boardroom

Jaco Erasmus likes to call it the “boredroom” — the reason why so many C-suite execs are exiting the building, according to him, is because the boardroom is becoming an echo chamber of high-level executives who speak to each other and increasingly operate in a silo while the company chugs along at an alarmingly efficient…