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Video: Goofball Questions

Whenever we talk about Hiring for Attitude the discussion typically turns to what are the best and worst interview questions to ask. Now, there is always some group of people that will start asking pop-psychological kind of weird, goofball sort of questions. 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 19 January, 2017 Forbes, Hiring for Attitude, Interview Questions | 0 comments | Read more →

Take More Accountability For Your Career: 3 Questions I'm Commonly Asked

If you’re not working on the right projects, heading in right directions and marshaling your best resources in the right places, a great career filled with growth and all the things that make you feel personally fulfilled is not going to happen. But it’s largely up to you, and not your boss or the organization, to change that.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 18 January, 2017 Forbes, Goal Setting | 0 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 17 January, 2017 Constructive Criticism, Interpersonal Skills, Quizzes | 6 comments | Read more →

4 Shocking Charts About Millennials At Work

Our research team at Leadership IQ recently conducted a study involving over 3,000 employees from virtually every industry. And among the hundred-plus survey questions, we discovered several areas where Millennials (aka Generation Y) really differed from all the other age groups.  Here are 4 big differences...
Posted by Mark Murphy on 16 January, 2017 Millennials, Research | 0 comments | Read more →

How To Deliver Bad News To Your Boss

It may seem like there’s no good way to deliver bad news to the boss. But when you deliver bad news in a way that increases the boss’ feeling of confidence in your competence to handle the bad news and that gives the boss a sense of control, you can actually deepen your working relationship with the boss.
How do we do this? No. 1 is offering a little bit of control. This is as easy as walking into the boss’ office and saying, “Is now a good time to talk?”
Posted by Mark Murphy on 12 January, 2017 Communication Skills, Forbes, Interpersonal Skills | 0 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 11 January, 2017 Leadership Skills, Leadership Styles, Quizzes | 50 comments | Read more →

3 Signs Your Leadership Style Is Too Tough

Sometimes leaders can push their folks so hard that performance suffers. I get it; there’s huge pressure on leaders to achieve results. But there’s a fine line between pushing people to achieve greatness and pushing so hard that employees crack.
There are four fundamental leadership styles: Pragmatist, Idealist, Steward and Diplomat.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 10 January, 2017 Forbes, Leadership Styles | 0 comments | Read more →

Video: Flattery

Here's a dirty little secret that falls under the heading of communication skills: Flattery actually does work. It is effective. Saying nice things to people is a really good way to build relationships (it's not the only way, but it is a helpful tool). Great sales people know this. 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 09 January, 2017 Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Video | 0 comments | Read more →

The Cheapest Way To Make Your Employees More Inspired

Employees whose bosses recognize their accomplishments with praise are 63% more inspired to give their best effort at work. Simple, right? Just pay attention to your employees’ accomplishments and when you notice great things happening, praise the employees responsible. And that free activity can create huge increases in employee effort and engagement. So why don’t we do it?
Posted by Mark Murphy on 05 January, 2017 Communication Skills, Forbes, Interpersonal Skills, Research | 0 comments | Read more →

4 Words to Calm Down Your Office Drama Queens (and Kings)

The Drama Queens (and Kings) at your office need to be the center of attention. They’re provocative, emotional and reactive. And they are highly skilled at getting everyone around them worked-up, frazzled and emotional (that’s how they stay at the center of attention).
Posted by Mark Murphy on 04 January, 2017 Communication Skills, Forbes, Interpersonal Skills | 0 comments | Read more →
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  • Video: Goofball Questions

      Goofball Questions Are One of The Worst Interview Questions to Ask Whenever we talk about Hiring for Attitude the discussion typically turns to what are the best and worst interview questions to ask. Now, there is always some group... Read more →

  • Take More Accountability For Your Career: 3 Questions I'm Commonly Asked

    This article originally appeared on Forbes by Mark Murphy, Founder of Leadership IQ If you’re not working on the right projects, heading in right directions and marshaling your best resources in the right places, a great career filled with growth and... 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?” Some people react personally, asking “Why did this person just criticize me?” Some react by saying “I need... Read more →