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If You Have To Fake Your Emotions At Work, Research Shows You're Probably Going To Be Miserable

Do you regularly have to ‘fake’ having a good attitude at work? Do you have to consciously “act” or “put on a show” to display appropriate emotions at work? If you do, you’re probably a lot less happy with your job than those that don’t have to put on a show.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 06 July, 2017 Emotional Intelligence, Forbes, Research | 0 comments | Read more →

Video: Company Seeker


Here’s one of the most important job interview tips you’ll ever get. This will seem a weird bit of career advice, and it may not immediately sound like it belongs to job interview tips, but don't be a job seeker. What do I mean by that?

Quiz: How Good Is Your Employee Engagement Survey?

Many employee engagement surveys are in need of improvement. So this quiz will help you diagnose your current employee engagement survey.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 03 July, 2017 Employee Engagement, Quizzes | 2 comments | Read more →

Here's Why You Don't Have The Time To Achieve Your Big Goals

If you’re having trouble finding time for your big goals, you’re not alone. We recently asked over 1,500 leaders: “Did you successfully complete your goals for today?” and provided three responses to choose from: “Yes,” “No,” and “I have no idea.” The most common response was “I have no idea.” The problem is that too many leaders aren’t sure what their goals really are.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 27 June, 2017 Forbes, Goal Setting, Time Management | 0 comments | Read more →

QUIZ: Do you set SMART Goals or HARD Goals?

Your method of goal setting will have a huge impact on the success of your goals. So whether you use SMART Goals or HARD Goals could make all the difference in whether or not you're able to achieve your goals. Powered by our cutting-edge research in goal setting, this quiz will help you figure out whether your current goal setting method is getting you the best results.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 26 June, 2017 Goal Setting, Quizzes | 0 comments | Read more →

Video: 100% Leader

Video: 100% LeaderWhen we talk about the different kinds of leadership styles, and becoming a 100% Leader, two essential dimensions are where we want to focus: challenge and connection.
100% Leaders challenge people to grow beyond, to transform, to achieve amazing things. 

Posted by Mark Murphy on 22 June, 2017 Leadership Skills, Leadership Styles, Video | 0 comments | Read more →

The Big Reason Why You Need To Start Tracking Your Time

Have you ever been plowing away at some big project for what seems like minutes, only to realize that you’ve just burned through 5 hours? Or been running around frantically all day, putting out fires, only to realize that you’ve barely made a dent in your to-do list?
Posted by Mark Murphy on 15 June, 2017 Forbes, Time Management | 1 comment | Read more →

Video: Coachability

Coachability: Interview Tips
One of the key interview tips comes from the number one reason why new hires fail. When they fail, it is Coachability, or rather, a lack thereof that is why they fail. Coachability basically means they can't anticipate feedback, they can't accept feedback...

Posted by Mark Murphy on 14 June, 2017 Hiring for Attitude, Video | 1 comment | Read more →

The Secret Fear That Causes Bosses To Micromanage

You’re sitting at your desk, intensely focused on writing that big report, when you start to feel a weird tingling on the back of your neck. You try to refocus, furrowing your brow and redoubling your efforts, but you can’t shake the disquieting sense that you’re being watched. Finally, you give up and slowly turn around in your chair, sincerely hoping there’s not an ax murderer lurking behind you.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 13 June, 2017 Forbes, Leadership Skills, Leadership Styles | 1 comment | Read more →

Quiz: Do You Know How To Listen With Empathy?

Imagine if people had zero empathy; if we couldn’t understand others’ perspectives. What kind of world would that be? Terrible, right?

Well, there are troubling signs that, in fact, the world is currently suffering from a major deficit of empathy; that we’re losing (or have lost) the ability and willingness to truly empathize with others. And that’s why this test of empathy is so important!

If we can refine and advance our own empathy, and specifically our ability to list with empathy, we might just be able to make the world, and our workplaces, dramatically better!

Posted by Mark Murphy on 12 June, 2017 Communication Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Quizzes | 1 comment | Read more →

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  • If You Want To Be An Empathic Listener, Stop Using This Word
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    This article originally appeared on Forbes by Mark Murphy, Founder of Leadership IQ Listening with empathy is a critical skill for anyone who wants to succeed at work. Salespeople with great listening skills sell more. Physicians with great listening skills face... Read more →