Surfers must focus on being ready for the next wave without worrying too much about the great rides of other surfers, writes Antonio Neves. Similarly, professionals must stay ready for new opportunities and avoid the temptation to measure themselves against peers.
Don't use first-person pronouns such as "I" when speaking in meetings or accepting praise for the results of a team effort, writes Judith Humphrey. Doing so might lead to perceptions that you're overly self-promotional.
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Try to write down some notes about the people you meet as soon as possible after meeting them, writes Kat Boogaard. By doing so, you'll remember them better and be able to reconnect with them in a more sincere way in the future.
The departure rate for underrepresented minority workers at Intel has declined 9.7% since last year, while hiring has increased to 12.6%, according to a midyear report from the company. The report notes underrepresentation of African-Americans, making up 60% of the remaining goal for diversity hiring.
Salesforce Senior Vice President of Global Recruiting Ana Recio said she was impressed when she asked a job candidate what the most difficult part of taking the role would be and the candidate said, "Containing my excitement." Glassdoor Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition Jamie Hichens said one of the favorite things she was told at an interview was, "I want to run toward a new opportunity, not run away from my current one."
Regular exercise can help clear your mind and a proper diet can help you remain healthy, each of which will help you reduce your stress levels, writes Ernie Bray. In addition, successful professionals must consistently put negative events in perspective, Bray writes.
Elvis Presley died 40 years ago, but his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tenn., is visited by more people than any other US home except the White House, writes David Leaver. Nostalgia and the desire to explore a legend's physical space are among the reasons why attendance remains so high decades after Presley's death, Leaver writes.