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September 12, 2012
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Getting Ahead 
  • How to fool your brain into succeeding
    If you use "don't" messages -- like "don't fail" or "don't hit the ball in the water" -- your brain tends to latch on to the messages' core content with disastrous results, S. Chris Edmonds writes. It's more effective to use positive messaging such as "succeed" or "hit the ball onto the fairway," which leaves no room for cerebral confusion. "At least, with positively stated messages, your brain won’t sabotage your efforts right out of the gate," Edmonds writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Be among the 10% of people who set goals properly
    The majority of people don't write down goals, but it's a good idea because it holds you accountable and keeps you focused, Ken Cheo writes. Goals should be realistic and measurable, he writes, and "are no good unless you chunk them down into daily, weekly and monthly tasks required to accomplish them." Mass High Tech (Boston) (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Making Customer Feedback Count
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Making the Connection 
  • Which social network is best for sending e-invites?
    New digital invitation offerings from Google+ and Facebook have advantages, but privacy concerns are a drawback for users on both networks, Katherine Boehret. "The biggest challenge I faced with Google+ Events is that hardly any of my friends use Google's social network on a regular basis, if at all, and several of them had trouble responding to my event," she writes. The Wall Street Journal (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Landscape 
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Your Next Challenge 
  • How to negotiate successfully for the salary you want
    Most employers expect you to negotiate a salary, but before doing so, make sure you know the pay in your industry and the demand for your skills and experience, Anita Bruzzese writes. "You want the employer to make the first offer, so don’t fall for the trap of a hiring manager asking you about your salary range. Respond with 'Do you have a salary range for the position?' That way you won’t lowball yourself," she writes. The Fast Track (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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Balancing Yourself 
  • App helps users manage multiple calendars
    A new iPhone application known as Cue can combine all your calendars by linking to your e-mail, Google calendar and Facebook account, along with contact information. Eventually, Cue will make it so "you don’t even have to manage your calendar, it just gets managed for you," says Daniel Gross, Cue’s co-founder, FastCoDesign (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Water Cooler 
  • Weather forecasters are lying to you
    Larry David once joked that meteorologists predict rain to drive people away from their favorite golf courses -- and he might be on to something, writes Nate Silver. Meteorological forecasting has improved in recent years, but forecasters do tend to skew their predictions in favor of bad weather, since people are more annoyed by unexpected rainstorms than by surprisingly sunny weather. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (9/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
SmartQuote 
Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth."
--Will Rogers,
American actor and humorist

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