Meditation can help athletes mentally handle long hours of hard work and promote well-being, according to a University of Miami study focusing on Division I football players. The more students practiced mindful meditation throughout their training, the less their focus and mood declined, which could have positive implications for anyone combating stress.
A group of Morgan Stanley managing directors and recruiters answered questions from the firm's interns last year, and the results can help professionals of all levels improve. For instance, the participants suggested that workers who want to differentiate themselves show that they can become self-starters, while noting that attending happy hour with co-workers can be a helpful method of building rapport, though you should avoid having too many drinks in the process.
It doesn't pay to focus too much on salary considerations when your benefits package often comprises about 30% of your overall compensation. Instead, take into account the medical insurance, paid time off and retirement benefits being offered, writes Susannah Snider.
Company cultures and brands should have "an interdependent and mutually reinforcing relationship" to help increase competitiveness and customer satisfaction while reducing turnover, writes Denise Lee Yohn. Businesses can create a standout brand by having a unified purpose and core values and seeing how closely brand and culture line up.
Decision-making has become more complex because of the influx of ways to collect, analyze and comment on data, according to this McKinsey analysis. This article describes ways to untangle complicated decision-making for a variety of scenarios.
The average cyberattack costs companies millions of dollars, making chief information security officers and a plan for preventing and responding to attacks more important than ever, write Jeff John Roberts and Adam Lashinsky. Many attacks are made possible through human error, such as weak passwords and employees clicking on a malicious link or attachment.
Every speech must have clearly defined goals to help guide content and build a meaningful message, writes Jim Anderson. A concise "power statement" about what you're there for can help grab an audience's attention and motivate people to take action.
Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff has helped his company become the leader in online real estate searches through empathy and authentic leadership, writes Aaron Hurst. Rascoff set up a rewards system to recognize employees who go the extra mile and has started an effort to help with affordable housing.
Baking powder revolutionized baking and cut down on lengthy processes like leavening, which could take 12 to 24 hours, writes Ben Panko. The first modern version was crafted by chemist Eben Norton Horsford in 1856, who also developed America's first modern chemistry lab at Harvard University.
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