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Improve Communication with Your Virtual Coworkers

When interacting with colleagues who work remotely, even the simplest gesture can be misinterpreted in the absence of the …

Evaluate Your Potential Customers

Before you launch a new product, you need to have an idea of how many people will buy it. There are two ways to do this. If …

Be Careful How You Praise People

In an experiment, people who had been praised for their decision-making skills were 40% more likely to escalate their commitment …

Focus on Learning Your First 30 Days on the Job

When starting a new job, you want to focus your first month on finding out as much as you can about the organization, the …

Strengthen Your Confidence

Confidence isn’t something you either have or you don’t. It’s a dynamic emotion that, like a physical muscle, needs exercise …

Send a Handwritten Note

Personal written notes grow rarer by the day. But if you want to convey to a client, a potential customer, a colleague, or …

Take Active Steps to Become More Global

Most companies recognize the benefit of having leaders with international experience, but few offer the developmental opportunities …

Difficult Boss? Talk to Their Former Employees

If your boss isn’t a good guide and doesn’t support you, it’s up to you to get what you need. If you can easily get in touch …

Get Through a Turnaround by Talking

When a company is in crisis— facing bankruptcy or a disruptive competitor— it needs to act fast. But it’s also important to …

Nick Kalikajaros 2017