How to Be a Good Manager: A Guide for Every Personality Type

I’m obsessed with personality science. I have written extensively about introverts, extroverts and ambiverts, the unique strengths of each, and how those can be leveraged for success. But never before have I examined how personality science can make you a better...

How to Negotiate (With 12 Science-Backed Strategies to Win)

If you had to pick a metaphor for a negotiation, which would you choose: A. Going to the Dentist B. Playing a Game Your choice here is important–do you see negotiations as a necessary evil OR as a fun challenge? It’s time to start thinking about negotiations as a fun...

How to Be More Creative at Work, With Sarah Moyle

In this episode of our series, The World’s Most Interesting People, I sat down with Sarah Moyle. Sarah is a Creative Catalyst and Visual Storyteller.She’s a self-taught graphic recorder and a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator (yep, that’s using LEGOs for creative...

12 Non-Awkward Team Building Activities That Build Trust

One of the hardest parts about working on a team is finding ways to connect, build trust and bond. This is why non-awkward team building activities are one of the best ways to kickstart your group. These team building activities can be used for: Work teams Sports...

How to Network at a Conference: 10 Ways to Make Contacts Like a Pro

Have you ever been to a conference or trade show and felt like it wasn’t worth the effort or the time or the money? There are so many business conferences out there, it’s important that if you are going to take the time away from work to attend a conference, you know...

7 Strategies for Virtual Teams and Remote Workers

We have a very special video for you today! I’m here with my Science of People team to discuss tips on how to encourage, support and motivate a remote team. As you can see, our team works virtually—everyone in their own space instead of a local office—and we meet...

How to Psych Yourself Up Before Your Next Big Thing

Before every show, TV host Stephen Colbert has a ritual. And it’s a little superstitious. He rings a little bell in his bathroom. As he walks toward the stage, he waits for one of his writers to tell him, “Squeeze out some sunshine.” He does a...

What’s the Ideal Business Seating Arrangement for Your Meeting?

You have a big meeting coming up. One of your first big questions should be on seating arrangements: What is the best seating etiquette? Is there an ideal business seating arrangement? Does seating matter? First things first. Seating matters! In fact, it can change...

Music and Productivity: How Music Can Make You More Productive

Do you have the perfect playlist? Not all playlists are created equal! You need one for every work pace: Peak performance playlist Deep work playlist Cool down playlist Let’s say you have a big meeting, interview, or negotiation and you need to pump yourself up. You...

Permission to Screw Up with Kristen Hadeed

In this episode of our series, The World’s Most Interesting People, I sat down with Kristen Hadeed. Kristen is the founder and CEO of Student Maid, a cleaning company that hires students. Kristen is also the author of Permission to Screw Up: How I Learned to Lead by...

How to Become a Networking Master with Jordan Harbinger

In this episode of our series, World’s Most Interesting People, I sat down with my friend Jordan Harbinger to discuss his tips on how to become a networking master. Jordan is the host of The Jordan Harbinger Show podcast.  Meet Jordan Is networking a skill we’re born...

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