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  • Skills
    at Work 6 May 2014 by Digital Curator Leave a Comment When it comes to making decisions about whom to hire and promote skills and prior work history are only part of the equation As many employers know a candidate s attitude and personality traits play a huge role in how well that person can perform in the workplace An overwhelming amount of data supports the claim that personality predicts job performance better than any other known evaluation method including interviews and IQ tests said Robert Hogan a psychologist and president of personality test provider Hogan Assessments Personality should be a major factor used to make personnel decisions Carl Persing research and solutions adviser at strategy consultancy and survey provider Metrus Group agreed noting that people s personalities tend to motivate and guide them in their careers 10 Personality Traits Employers Want Personality traits make you seek out certain jobs and affect how you fit in Persing told Business News Daily When hiring managers are filling entry level positions they frequently screen for basic traits like reliability and organization skills to make sure the candidate will be motivated to do the job But when it comes time to promote those employees personality becomes an even more important factor said Eric Heggestad an industrial and organizational psychologist and a professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte For promotions you look a lot deeper at things like charisma and the ability to motivate people Heggestad said It matters more at the higher level as the span of control increases Based on these experts research data and experience here are five personality types that are most likely to earn a promotion The people person Clients colleagues and bosses all like this person He or she has a pleasant personality gets along with others and is enjoyable to be around A people person is likely to be a good manager or team leader because of these qualities The delegator When lower level employees are given the opportunity to work on a group project there will always be at least one who assumes the position of leader This person knows how to give constructive feedback and delegate tasks based on the team members strengths The adapter This person learns very quickly and is able to adjust to any task or work environment His or her intelligence and intuition will help in figuring out how to tackle a new role The decider A person who is decisive and confident in his or her decisions is a great fit for a leadership position The ability to choose a direction quickly and effectively is essential for a strategy based role See Full Story on mashable com Filed Under Career Progression Tagged With Equation Hire Personality Promotions Skills Work Work History 5 Interview Skills That Will Get You Hired 31 January 2014 by Digital Curator Leave a Comment Job interviews are arguably some of the most important meetings you will ever have in your life The outcome

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  • Trust
    Work 4 Tips From Launching a Second Startup 29 May 2014 by Digital Curator Leave a Comment Nine months into her second startup Darabi offered plenty of lessons for entrepreneurs who are thinking about launching for the second time Here are tk 1 Think long term When Darabi co founded Foodspotting in San Francisco the mentality among many startup entrepreneurs at the time was that all you needed to do was find a good app idea and flip it to a bigger company She said that wasn t entirely Foodspotting s goal but it was hard not to get caught up in that mentality The second time around you have the luxury of not rushing into your idea So she took her time thinking about what kind of business she d want to be a part of for the next 30 or 40 years 2 Spend 90 days preparing for your launch When Darabi was incubating Zady in a co working space within Google she received some very wise advice from two of retailer Warby Parker s co founders You can only launch your brand once they told her So Zady planned that day with extreme care They put up a coming soon website and didn t talk to any press until three months before the launch date And then they decided to speak to one journalist a fashion reporter for the Wall Street Journal who had an interest in sustainable manufacturing It resulted in a cover story in August of 2013 and Zady moved its launch day by a couple days to coincide with the story Don t think you can land such splashy press Spend all of your time and attention identifying the media and organizations that have the best fit with your mission 3 Pick a co founder you know and trust but not your best friend In Darabi s case she had known her co founder and Maxine Bedat for 17 years and had kept in touch off and on While the two share the CEO title and the managerial duties Darabi says they have complementary but not overlapping skill sets Bedat a former lawyer is the one who s a stickler about reviewing contracts and keeping the trains running on time 4 Listen to smart advisers but not too closely Zady has 15 investors five advisers and no shortage of smart and talented people who can offer advice But the second time around Darabi is much more comfortable trusting her own instincts As smart as they may be nobody knows your business as well as you do she says See Full Story on www entrepreneur com Filed Under Entrepreneurship Tagged With Company Entrepreneurs Equity Launch Startup Trust Three keys to Build a Strong Personal network 12 June 2013 by Digital Curator Leave a Comment According to Leslie DeChurch professor of industrial and organizational psychology at the Georgia Institute of Technology there are two major misconceptions when it comes to building a strong network and both

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  • 9 Ways to Strengthen Your “Good Attitude” Muscle
    or skill It will make or break a company a church a home The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day We cannot change our past we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way We cannot change the inevitable The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have and that is our attitude I am convinced that life is 10 what happens to me and 90 of how I react to it And so it is with you we are in charge of our Attitudes Chuck Swindoll pastor author To determine the current state of your attitude ask yourself these questions How would you describe your attitude Right now In general What in your life is currently helping your attitude What is hurting it How much do you let others impact your attitude If you keep your current attitude where will it take you in five years If you could bottle and sell your attitude would anyone want to buy it How much would you get for it If your attitude isn t stellar you might think there s nothing you can do about it It might feel built in like it s part of your basic personality While it s true that some people are inherently more positive than others just like any other mindset developing a good attitude is something you can learn Here are some simple things you can do to strengthen your good attitude muscle 1 Surround yourself with positive thinkers and shun those who are negative Your brain automatically imitates the behaviors of the people around you 2 Cultivate the ability to laugh at yourself If you don t laugh at yourself others will do

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  • Attitude
    with positive thinkers and shun those who are negative Your brain automatically imitates the behaviors of the people around you 2 Cultivate the ability to laugh at yourself If you don t laugh at yourself others will do it for you 3 Spend time in nature listening to music or any activity that feeds your spirit Make time for more things that make you appreciate the world 4 Spend time with pets and young people Both are guaranteed to boost your mood 5 Exercise It s one of the best ways to move to a better frame of mind See Full Story on addicted2success com Filed Under Personal Development Tagged With Attitude Exercise Good Attitude Laugh Spend Time Do You Have the Right Attitude to Attract the Best Talent 28 April 2014 by Digital Curator Leave a Comment Talent the right talent is a scarce resource Companies want the best and they ll spend boatloads of money to find it yet the metrics by which talent are defined changes daily It s not easy identifying what your business needs when the competitive landscape is constantly in flux and you re just trying to stay afloat The question remains though How do you as a startup attract the right people who not only buy what you re selling but who also want to work the long hours and suffer as many headaches as you do just to get the entrepreneurial ball rolling You need to set the bar i e standards high and not lower it When the expectation of newbies entering the company is that of success you naturally attract the types of people who aspire achievement When Ernest Shackleton attempted to be the first explorer to trek across Antarctica he needed a crew of like minded individuals who expected adversity and were willing to endure hardship In fact to solicit his ideal crew Shackleton posted the following help wanted sign Men wanted for hazardous journey Low wages bitter cold long hours of complete darkness Safe return doubtful Honor and recognition in event of success The purpose this job advertisement really served was self selection Any respondent courageous enough to volunteer for an interview already possessed the mental fortitude of daring to do something that others wouldn t So how do you attract the right talent without stepping foot into Antarctica Remember how you as a leader choose to show up is everything Your people will assume whatever mood you bring to work on any given day positive or negative so make sure you spread the right one Here are three good toxins to share with your employees Be a student of the game A startup isn t a nine to five job A team leader I once had the privilege of working for had a motto of being All in all the time and that s the sort of mentality startup employees need if they want the business to last Recall that 79 percent of startups fail to see

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  • Exercise
    you describe your attitude Right now In general What in your life is currently helping your attitude What is hurting it How much do you let others impact your attitude If you keep your current attitude where will it take you in five years If you could bottle and sell your attitude would anyone want to buy it How much would you get for it If your attitude isn t stellar you might think there s nothing you can do about it It might feel built in like it s part of your basic personality While it s true that some people are inherently more positive than others just like any other mindset developing a good attitude is something you can learn Here are some simple things you can do to strengthen your good attitude muscle 1 Surround yourself with positive thinkers and shun those who are negative Your brain automatically imitates the behaviors of the people around you 2 Cultivate the ability to laugh at yourself If you don t laugh at yourself others will do it for you 3 Spend time in nature listening to music or any activity that feeds your spirit Make time for more things that make you appreciate the world 4 Spend time with pets and young people Both are guaranteed to boost your mood 5 Exercise It s one of the best ways to move to a better frame of mind See Full Story on addicted2success com Filed Under Personal Development Tagged With Attitude Exercise Good Attitude Laugh Spend Time 7 Ways Exercising Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur 30 August 2013 by Digital Curator Leave a Comment We all know fitness is important to our health but did you know it can also be good for your business Elizabeth Robinson a Philadelphia

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  • Good Attitude
    important than appearance giftedness or skill It will make or break a company a church a home The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day We cannot change our past we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way We cannot change the inevitable The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have and that is our attitude I am convinced that life is 10 what happens to me and 90 of how I react to it And so it is with you we are in charge of our Attitudes Chuck Swindoll pastor author To determine the current state of your attitude ask yourself these questions How would you describe your attitude Right now In general What in your life is currently helping your attitude What is hurting it How much do you let others impact your attitude If you keep your current attitude where will it take you in five years If you could bottle and sell your attitude would anyone want to buy it How much would you get for it If your attitude isn t stellar you might think there s nothing you can do about it It might feel built in like it s part of your basic personality While it s true that some people are inherently more positive than others just like any other mindset developing a good attitude is something you can learn Here are some simple things you can do to strengthen your good attitude muscle 1 Surround yourself with positive thinkers and shun those who are negative Your brain automatically imitates the behaviors of the people around you 2 Cultivate the ability to laugh at yourself If you don t laugh at

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  • Laugh
    important than appearance giftedness or skill It will make or break a company a church a home The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day We cannot change our past we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way We cannot change the inevitable The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have and that is our attitude I am convinced that life is 10 what happens to me and 90 of how I react to it And so it is with you we are in charge of our Attitudes Chuck Swindoll pastor author To determine the current state of your attitude ask yourself these questions How would you describe your attitude Right now In general What in your life is currently helping your attitude What is hurting it How much do you let others impact your attitude If you keep your current attitude where will it take you in five years If you could bottle and sell your attitude would anyone want to buy it How much would you get for it If your attitude isn t stellar you might think there s nothing you can do about it It might feel built in like it s part of your basic personality While it s true that some people are inherently more positive than others just like any other mindset developing a good attitude is something you can learn Here are some simple things you can do to strengthen your good attitude muscle 1 Surround yourself with positive thinkers and shun those who are negative Your brain automatically imitates the behaviors of the people around you 2 Cultivate the ability to laugh at yourself If you don t laugh at

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  • Spend Time
    important than appearance giftedness or skill It will make or break a company a church a home The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day We cannot change our past we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way We cannot change the inevitable The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have and that is our attitude I am convinced that life is 10 what happens to me and 90 of how I react to it And so it is with you we are in charge of our Attitudes Chuck Swindoll pastor author To determine the current state of your attitude ask yourself these questions How would you describe your attitude Right now In general What in your life is currently helping your attitude What is hurting it How much do you let others impact your attitude If you keep your current attitude where will it take you in five years If you could bottle and sell your attitude would anyone want to buy it How much would you get for it If your attitude isn t stellar you might think there s nothing you can do about it It might feel built in like it s part of your basic personality While it s true that some people are inherently more positive than others just like any other mindset developing a good attitude is something you can learn Here are some simple things you can do to strengthen your good attitude muscle 1 Surround yourself with positive thinkers and shun those who are negative Your brain automatically imitates the behaviors of the people around you 2 Cultivate the ability to laugh at yourself If you don t laugh at

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