When you’ve got the floor in a meeting, do you notice people looking at the clock or their phones?
When you’re chatting over the water cooler, do you find yourself chiming in before your colleagues finish their sentences?
Do you typically go off on tangents when you tell a story?
Do people nod blankly and say “uh huh” a lot when you’re speaking?
Do you notice that people at work prefer to communicate with you via email?
You may be an overtalker.
Most people who talk too much don’t realize they do it, says Annie Stevens, managing partner for ClearRock, a leadership development and executive coaching firm. No matter whether it’s fueled by insecurity or overconfidence, however, this quality can be deadly to one’s career—especially these days.
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Habits of Highly Effective Project Managers.
Be A Proactive Project Manager
Begin with the End in Mind
Put First Things First
Think Win / Win
Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
Sharpen the Saw
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Common traits of highly intelligent people
Are highly adaptable
Understand how much they don't know
Have insatiable curiosity
Like their own company
Have high self-control
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Should You Learn To Code To Build A Mobile-first Startup?
Should non-technical founders learn to code? The answer depends on whether the question is asked within the confines of Silicon Valley or outside it.
Most Silicon Valley pundits will have you believe that you can’t build a software business if you cannot code. In fact, most VCs make it tough on non-technical entrepreneurs that run software businesses, and even tougher for those that don’t have a technical cofounder.
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Habits of highly successful people.
They talk to themselves
They keep a journal
They manage their emotions
They communicate clearly
They practice self-control
They stick to routines
They value solitude
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DIC-2016 Twitter just lost two more of its senior executives. By @alexeheath
Twitter has lost two more of its senior executives as it faces mounting pressure to increase its revenue and grow its user base.
The company's chief technology officer, Adam Messinger, and VP of product, Josh McFarland, both announced that they are leaving the company on Tuesday.
Messinger has been Twitter's CTO since 2013, and joined the company in 2011 from Oracle. McFarland joined Twitter in 2015 through its $532 million acquisition of his ad tech startup TellApart.
Both departures come shortly after longtime Twitter COO Adam Bain abruptly stepped down in early November. Twitter also lost its vice president of ad sales, Richard Alfonsi, to Stripe in early December.
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Success Habits of Wealthy People That Cost Nothing
Wake up early.
Keep themselves busy.
Know when to say "no."
Don’t watch TV, they read.
Write to-do lists the night before.
Set goals and visualize.
Manage their money.
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How Elon Musk Uses a Crucial Lesson From Aristotle to Make His Decisions
He picked up a little philosophy in the two days before he dropped out of Stanford University from the world’s first great scientist, Aristotle of Lysippus.
It’s called “first principles thinking,” which Musk learned from his very short time as an applied physics Ph.D hopeful, and it deals with solving problems from their foundation rather than by analogy, which most of us fall for.
In an interview with Kevin Rose, Musk explained, “I think it’s important to reason from first principles rather than by analogy.”
“The normal way we conduct our lives is we reason by analogy … [With analogy] we are doing this because it’s like something else that was done, or it is like what other people are doing. [With first principles] you boil things down to the most fundamental truths … and then reason up from there.”
Regarded as the father of science, Aristotle laid the groundwork for measurement and observation, where first principle thinking would start by observing anything from its most basic foundation. Musk reveals that going back to the root of anything “takes a lot more mental energy,” but that’s how all the most groundbreaking discoveries happen — and it’s saved Musk a lot of money in building his companies.
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The changing face of business - and the part artificial intelligence has to play
Artificial Intelligence (AI) may be the single most disruptive technology the world has seen since the Industrial Revolution. Granted, there is a lot of hype out there on AI, along with doomsday headlines and scary movies. But the reality is that it will positively and materially change how we engage with the world around us. It’s going to improve not only how business is done, but the kind of work we do – and unleash new levels of creativity and ingenuity.
In fact, research from Accenture estimates that artificial intelligence could double annual economic growth rates of many developed countries by 2035, transforming work and fostering a new relationship between humans and machines. The report projects that AI technologies in business will boost labor productivity by up to 40 percent. Rather than undermining people, we believe AI will reinforce their role in driving business growth. As AI matures, it will potentially serve as a powerful antidote for the stagnant productivity and shortages in skilled labor of recent decades.
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Looking for the ideal job? There's an equation for that
You’re looking for your dream job, and you receive an offer, but how do you know if this one is the one? Maths.
Brian Christian, co-author of Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions has examined the science behind decision making and come up with the answer to when you should stop holding out for a better offer and just commit.
It all comes down to one equation: your best option is the one you find 37% of the way through your search period.
This is ‘optimal stopping’ theory, and it is a formula that can be applied to more than just hunting for your ideal job.
It can also be of use to people on the other side of the table who are hiring new employees. The secretary problem, as shown in the graph below, is a well-known example of the dilemma faced by employers.