Science Says Kids Who Become Great Leaders Have Parents Who Teach Them 8 Things
Every extremely successful person I know — and every great leader I know — is extremely good at convincing other people to follow them, convincing other people that their ideas make sense, convincing other people to take action… in short, successful people are extremely good at persuading other people. (Maybe that’s why Mark Cuban says knowing how to sell is the one skill everyone needs to be successful?) Via inc.com.
The Growth of the Gig Economy: A Look at American Freelancers
The millions of freelancers, contractors, temps and on-demand workers in the American workforce all have one thing in common: They’re all part of the ever-expanding gig economy. While these independent and often short-term, temporary employment arrangements haven’t quite killed the traditional 9-to-5, see more.
What’s your biggest weakness? How to answer the interview question
For job seekers, interview questions require you to think quickly on your feet and respond to any curveball the interviewer throws your way — even when these questions veer away from the scripts you prepared. Do you know what tree you would be or what animal best represents you? Although “what’s your biggest weakness?” is a popular interview question that has endured, many candidates are still unprepared to discuss their failures… read more at theladders.com.
Thomas Barta: Being an ‘authentic leader’ may be harder than you think
Patrick Barwise and I consider ourselves lucky. Reviews for our book, The 12 Powers of a Marketing Leader, were pretty positive. Well, we’ve conducted the world’s largest CMO success study, and many CMOs have helped write the book. What else to expect than rave reviews? Melanie (not her real name) doesn’t quite agree, however. After a recent keynote, she came up to me and said: “You teach us how the best marketing leaders made it to the top. But I have my own authentic style. I’ll be more successful if I don’t change too much.” Via marketingweek.com.