VIDEO: How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are


Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of adversity, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he’s met in the years since. In a moving, heartfelt and at times downright funny talk, Solomon gives a powerful call to action to forge meaning from our biggest struggles. https://wordpress.com/post/64698213/new/

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VIDEO: How to spot a lier


Can you tell when you are being lied to?

“On any given day we’re lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and “hotspots” used by those trained to recognize deception — and she argues honesty is a value worth preserving.”

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There Are Risks to Mindfulness at Work

Is there a downside to mindfulness? Find out. From a personal perspective, if you can attain Nibbhana, who cares about professional success anyway!

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There’s no such thing as a linear career path

Thoughts on career paths. They are always different from what you expect them to be. One thing they are mostly not: Straight and straightforward.

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MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for: What is one piece of advice all millennials should take before entering the workforce? is written by Trish Lukasik, Senior Vice President of Sales at PepsiCo.

Raised on technology in an ever-increasing globalized world, millennials are entering the workplace with a special kind of zeal. I love it. And I don’t see them as very different than the younger me. But, there is one piece of advice I wish someone would have told me at their age: your learning has just begun.

Your first job may not be glamorous, and you may be surprised how little it has to do with what you learned in college, but pay attention – you will do your most intense learning here. Your first few positions will help create a foundation…

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Look Inward Before You Try to Change Others

Look Inward Before You Try to Change Others.

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Why the ‘Ignorance Index’ matters

In the first international study of its kind, the U.K. research firm Ipsos MORI highlights the political “ignorance” of participants across 14 countries. Here are some of the findings from Ipsos MORI’s quiz:

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Americans voted on Tuesday for big change. But did they understand the facts that they wanted to change? Not according to a groundbreaking new survey.

You see, Americans think the unemployment rate is much higher than it is, that there are many more immigrants and pregnant teens than there actually are, and that the population is much older than it actually is.

Now maybe this gap between perception and reality is because of American ignorance or hyper-partisanship. Except, we’re not alone.

In the first international study of its kind, the U.K. research firm Ipsos MORI highlights the political “ignorance” of participants across 14 countries. Here are some of the findings from Ipsos MORI’s quiz:

When asked what percentage of people are unemployed or looking for work, Americans…

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Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs’ secrets to success

40 Executives Share Secrets of Success. What can you learn from them?

40 Executives Share Secrets of Success. What can you learn from them?

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The Most Innovative Companies Don’t Worry About Consensus

Forget consensus. Innovate.

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The Interview Question You Should Always Ask

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Stop People from Wasting Your Time

Who wastes your time? Don’t let them!

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