Karamo Brown says he almost didn't get cast in "Queer Eye" but persisted in getting an interview with a casting agent and turned his "fear-based" thoughts into "love-based" ones to land the job. "Anytime you tell yourself that this job is not going to work ... you turn that into 'I will have it because I've shown myself love, and I'm a good person,' " he says.
A study finds people who tilt their head down are perceived as dominant and possessing a higher status, writes Sarah Todd. "The nice thing about this approach is that you don't even have to conjure any mental energy to communicate your innate power," she writes.
Accurate sales forecasts begin with well-defined sales stages that correctly estimate customers' progress through the sales pipeline. Use opportunities created for the current period, average annual recurring revenue and winrates by prospect source to refine your forecasts, Margaret Weniger writes.
Leaders can be uneasy when it comes to having employees telecommute, because they are concerned about productivity and losing staff in today's competitive talent pool, FMG Leading's general manager, Addam Marcotte, writes. Marcotte offers five tips to help leaders embrace remote work, including accepting it as the new normal and taking personal stock about why they are uneasy about telecommuting.
Twenty-seven women who have achieved success in the beauty industry share how they forged their paths, with Drybar founder Alli Webb noting, "There has never been a better time for female entrepreneurs to follow their dreams." Others who have succeeded in the field offer advice on mistakes to avoid and tips for blazing a path in the industry.
Wan Kim, CEO of Smoothie King, says he approaches every decision by considering whether a particular action will help others be healthy and active. He says any company can devise a one-question filter to stay focused on its mission.
Successful leaders guide their own choices and seek advancement opportunities instead of waiting for praise or career guidance from a supervisor, Diana Peterson-More writes. "I have long thought that if we all just focused on one career -- our own -- we could do so with precision, accept responsibility for how it unfolds, and be intentional about our actions," she writes.
The most effective leaders use their strengths to create a vision, model successful behavior, challenge others to act and seek new ways to accomplish goals, writes Dan Rockwell. Every leader should acknowledge their weaknesses and work to shore them up, he writes.
Act on issues that cross organizational boundaries to set yourself apart as a leader, preparing to collaborate while managing the hurdles that may arise, writes Art Petty. "There are risks, but in my experience, the biggest threat comes from failing to try and make a difference," he writes.
A 2degrees study finds that 59% of people have friendly feelings toward those who use emoji in their communication, but 17% have gotten in trouble when the symbols were misinterpreted. Scott Taylor, chief consumer officer at 2degrees, notes language is dynamic and emoji are a way technology enhances communication.
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