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How to Fix The Biggest Lie in Corporate America
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In his song “Blizzard of Lies,” the jazz pianist Dave Frishberg ticks off some of the fibs that we utter with stunning regularity: “We must have lunch real soon.” “I’ll get right back to you.” “Your secret’s safe with me.” “This won’t hurt a bit.” Missing from his list is the lie told most routinely throughout corporate America: “Our people are our
Americans Agree on Something: They Don’t Like Big Corporations
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Americans are down on corporations. Almost two-thirds (62%) distrust the Fortune 500, and nearly half (47%) say business behavior is headed in the wrong direction, according to a new poll. Just Capital’s latest poll, of 10,000 representative respondents, finds big majorities of Americans–including 85% of Democrats and 72% of Republicans–“believe companies share too little of their success with employees.” More than two-thirds of
4 Ways to Train Your Brain to Be More Open-Minded
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The idea that opposites attract isn’t entirely true. People prefer to hang out with people who are like-minded, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. While this makes for easy-going relationships and conversations, it doesn’t help to broaden your perspective or open your mind. To do those things, you have to purposefully take other actions.
11 Ways to Use the Holiday Slump to Update Your Digital Presence
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I live in the Pacific Northwest, and winter came in a hurry last week: It snowed here the day after Halloween, and I spotted Starbucks holiday cups in every commuter’s hands at the bus stop. Grumble all you want about brands jumping the gun to market the winter holidays, but the truth is that the out-of-office responses are going to
Concerned Wall Street Analyst: President Trump Needs to Exercise, Get Some Sleep and Eat Better
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With President George W. Bush being an avid runner and President Obama fond of organizing pick-up basketball games with White House staff and pro players, America's last two presidents were both trim, physically fit exercise buffs. But President Trump? Eh, not so much. The current president's poor fitness and diet choices have been pretty well documented in the media, but now comes an
Harry Potter to Saw to Die Hard – the Highs and Lows of 30 Top Film Franchises
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In new research, TotallyMoney looks at the major film franchises that have come to our screens over the years, to find how they’ve gone from strength to strength years…Or strength to slip-up. Plenty of films make it to a sequel. Many even make it into a trilogy. But there are those that we see in the cinema year after year:
These 5 Interview Questions Reveal the Most About Job Candidates
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Everyone wants to look like the best version of themselves at a job interview. And while many of us would think of ourselves as honest, most of us have probably been a little dishonest when we’re interviewing for a job.  For instance, no matter how true it is, no one would say, “I’m disorganized and forgetful” when a hiring manager asks about
Five Steps to Resolve Work Conflicts Before They Get Personal
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Not getting along with a coworker? Disagree with your team about the direction a project is heading? Chances are it’s not personal, even if it feels like it. But there’s a real risk that it’ll get personal if you aren’t careful. At the root of many of these issues is a simple, common problem: miscommunication. At work as in life, it comes
A Big Reason Tech Candidates Don’t Get Job Offers? Weak Tech Skills
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You’re a hiring manager, and you’ve just had budget approved to hire an engineer. So you work with recruiting to source a pool of candidates with the right experience and background, conduct phone screens with the most promising ones, and invite the best of those to meet onsite with your team. But after a long day of interviews–or several–you get
Survey: 48% of Working Women Say They Have Been Sexually Harassed
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Roughly 48% of employed women say they have been victims of sexual harassment in the workplace, according to a new survey conducted by the Wall Street Journal/NBC News. In addition to showing that nearly half of all women surveyed said they have been the victim of "an unwelcome sexual advance or other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature