The Power of Talk: Who Gets Heard and Why

Communication isn’t as simple as saying what you mean. How you say what you mean is crucial, and differs from one person to the next, because using language is learned social behaviour: How we talk and listen are deeply influenced by cultural experience. Although we might think that our ways of saying what we mean are natural, we can run into trouble if we interpret and evaluate others as if they necessarily felt the same way we’d feel if we spoke the way they did.

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Reinvigorate Your Career by Taking the Right Kind of Risk

Successful careers don’t come without risk. In this piece, the author offers several suggestions for how leaders can think about taking smart risks — whether that’s exploring an underserved area of your industry and crafting a new role for yourself using your distinctive strengths to fill that niche, staying in your current role but inventing …

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5 Ways to Stand Out in Your Next Job Interview

Nailing a job interview takes more than preparation and practice. If you want to get hired, you need to tell a story about why you’re the perfect person for the role. Here are five pieces of advice to help you. Avoid talking about what you’re not. Tell a story about yourself. Allow yourself to be …

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How to Design a Better Hiring Process

Many standard interview processes rely on outdated behavioural questions like “What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?” to evaluate prospective hires. But more often than not, these types of questions fail to reveal useful information about a candidate’s competencies. A better approach is to immerse job candidates in unconventional scenarios to gather the most useful …

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