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Beware Of Hiring Candidates Who Say 'Always' And 'Never' In Job Interviews

InterviewIf the job candidate you’re interviewing says “always” and “never” a lot, it may be a signal that you’re talking to a low performer. How do we know this? MyHiring for Attitude research team asked about 1,400 professionals a series of open-ended job interview questions such as, ” Could you tell me about a time you got tough feedback from the boss?”
Posted by Mark Murphy on 21 July, 2016 Forbes, Interview Questions | 0 comments | Read more →

Quiz: Could You Pass This Job Interview?

Thanks to research like our Hiring For Attitude project, interviewers are becoming increasingly sophisticated.  Are you up-to-date with the latest techniques?  Can you pass this job interview?
Posted by Mark Murphy on 20 July, 2016 Hiring for Attitude, Interview Questions, Quizzes | 9 comments | Read more →

Quiz: What's Your Leadership Style?


What's your leadership style? Are you like a tech CEO or a world leader? More like Steve Jobs or Gandhi? Is your leadership style creative or rigid? People first or goals first? Take this Leadership Styles Assessment and see what kind of leadership style you have!
Posted by Mark Murphy on 20 July, 2016 Leadership Skills, Leadership Styles, Quizzes | 34 comments | Read more →

Quiz: What's Your Communication Style?


Do you like to communicate with lots of data?  Or with gut feelings?  Do you like to speak step-by-step?  Or do you jump right to the end?  And do you know the upsides and potential downsides of your particular style?  Take this Communication Styles Quiz and see how your communication style rates...
Posted by Mark Murphy on 20 July, 2016 Communication Skills, Quizzes | 9 comments | Read more →

Quiz: How Do You React To Constructive Criticism?

We’re all going to receive constructive criticism at some point. So the big question is “how will I react to constructive criticism?”  Take this quiz to see how YOU react to constructive criticism.

Posted by Mark Murphy on 20 July, 2016 Constructive Criticism, Interpersonal Skills, Quizzes | 6 comments | Read more →

Quiz: Does Your Company Need Better Leadership Training?

Answer these 5 simple questions and then you'll see how 32,410 American and Canadian executives, managers and employees answered. It's a great chance to benchmark your organization!
Posted by Mark Murphy on 20 July, 2016 1 comment | Read more →

Bad Presentations

Bad PresentationHere’s a different kind of communication skills tip: If you give enough presentations, eventually you will have one not go well. You will have one go off the rails. Now, when most people do this, they have this feeling that I just have to power through no matter how bad this is, no matter how much sweat is pouring down my back, and how irritated and annoyed the audience is. 

Posted by Mark Murphy on 19 July, 2016 Communication Skills, Presentations, Video | 0 comments | Read more →

How To Stop A Presentation That's Going Badly

Bad PresentationNot only does stopping the presentation keep you from (figuratively) crashing into a wall, it also awakens your audience. So few presenters have the courage to stop a presentation that it’s a surprise. And with presentations going badly, it’s a very nice surprise.

Posted by Mark Murphy on 18 July, 2016 Communication Skills, Forbes, Presentations | 0 comments | Read more →

How Smart CEOs Use Employee Engagement Surveys

Employee Engagement Surveys

CEOs don’t get many chances to hear the unfiltered voices of their employees. So when you’re conducting your next employee engagement survey, don’t let that opportunity slip by.
Some employee engagement surveys limit themselves to questions about whether employees have a friend at work or like their job.

Posted by Mark Murphy on 14 July, 2016 Employee Engagement, Forbes, Leadership Skills, Research | 0 comments | Read more →

Stop Being Stressed On Sunday Night With This Simple Time Management Trick

Whether we call it the Sunday night blues or Sunday evening dread, we’ve all experienced the anticipatory anxiety and depression that occurs as we mentally end our weekend and prepare for the stress of another Monday morning. Fortunately, there’s a simple trick to quell this anxiety and give yourself another full evening of weekend time.

Posted by Mark Murphy on 13 July, 2016 Forbes, Research, Time Management | 0 comments | Read more →
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  • Beware Of Hiring Candidates Who Say 'Always' And 'Never' In Job Interviews

    This article originally appeared on Forbes by Mark Murphy, Founder of Leadership IQ If the job candidate you’re interviewing says “always” and “never” a lot, it may be a signal that you’re talking to a low performer. How do we... Read more →

  • Quiz: Could You Pass This Job Interview?

    Thanks to research like our Hiring For Attitude project, interviewers are becoming increasingly sophisticated.  Are you up-to-date with the latest techniques?  Can you pass this job interview?     Read more →

  • Quiz: What's Your Leadership Style?

    What's your leadership style? Are you like a tech CEO or a world leader? More like Steve Jobs or Gandhi? Is your leadership style creative or rigid? People first or goals first? Take this Leadership Styles Assessment and see what... Read more →