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Today's Top Stories February 20, 2018

Inspiration

What past presidents can teach us about present-day leadership

For Presidents Day, we thought we'd explore what former American presidents can teach us about being leaders. Here are a few pearls of wisdom to think about during the holiday.

Inspiration

9 quotes from U.S. presidents we can apply to our careers

On the third Monday of February, people around the United States close up shops, companies, and schools to honor the past presidents. As many of us celebrate Presidents Day, here are some lessons of leadership we can apply to our own careers even if we aren't in charge of leading a nation.

Advice

7 surprising books that will make your life better

These 7 books can help you cheat at life by spending less time frustrated, and more time living well.

Advice

Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord on how to embrace your power at work

Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord spoke with Ladders News on the heels of the release of her new book, POWERFUL: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility. In the second of two parts, McCord discusses what employees can do to better themselves, and her time after Netflix.

Advice

Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord on how to fix your company

Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord spoke with Ladders News on the heels of the release of her new book, POWERFUL: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility. In the first of two parts, McCord discusses corporations and what they can do to evolve.

Leadership

5 timeless words of career advice from former presidents

Before becoming the leaders of the free world, nearly every president had to work his way up the corporate ladder, learning plenty of lessons along the way.

News

81% of workers say they’ve either been bullied or witnessed it happening to a coworker

A staggering 81% of American workers report either having seen a colleague get bullied "in person" or having faced it themselves.

News

The crazy reason this U.S. senator can’t take maternity leave

Tammy Duckworth is certainly not the first working woman to be a mother, but this year, she is set to become the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office. She recently discussed the upcoming challenge of caring for a newborn while needing to be physically present for votes.

Advice

10 habits that will dramatically improve your life

10 rules to stop chasing the things that you think will make you happy, and start realizing that your peace and happiness are entirely up to you.

Productivity

How to balance your personal and professional life

Think about your future self and then do what you can right now to ensure you have the personal life to work-life balance you want later on.

Job search

4 things to do when interviewing for a job that feels out of your league

It's been reported that compared to men, women don’t always go out on a limb by applying for positions even though they don’t meet all the requirements as frequently, but you don't have to let that stop you. Here’s how to handle an interview for a position that feels out of your league.

Health

The sound of people chewing can actually stop you from getting work done

If the sound of people chewing gum in your office drives you crazy, there's a medical term for your frustration — misophonia, also known as selective sound sensitivity syndrome.

Advice

How to juggle two projects at the same time

With so many meetings and a slew of other responsibilities at work, you're bound to spend a lot of time multi-tasking on two or more projects at the same time. Here are some tips to help manage it all.

News

Learn and earn: This language can help you cash in

Turns out, learning a second language can literally pay off. An MIT economist calculated the exact monetary returns of learning different foreign languages for U.S. college graduates and found that there are measurable benefits to learning how to conjugate German, French, and Spanish verbs.

Advice

Sarcasm vs. humor in the workplace

A rabbi, a priest, an imam, and a porn star walk into a bar … if you think a joke with that intro counts as appropriate workplace humor, you probably haven’t been paying enough attention. So, what does count as the right kind of humor and is sarcasm every an appealing option?

Productivity

6 ways, backed by research, to goof off and get more done

Research showing that being a touch lazy might be beneficial at times. Here are 6 of the best ways to slack off to be more productive.

News

Google is making email live and interactive

What if your email was a living, breathing thing that updated automatically? Google announced that Gmail is moving towards that future.

Advice

What to do when the workplace ‘Omarosa’ has choice words about your company

Here's what to do if an "Omarosa" is badmouthing your company after being let go.

Job search

5 interview tips for seasoned leaders

When you've been in the workforce for a long time, the idea of starting from Square One by going through the interview process again can be daunting. Keep these tips in mind the next time you're going through the hiring process.

News

Survey: Americans reach a record level of unhappiness

If you're feeling gloomy at work, don't think that it's just you. According to the annual Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, Americans are currently more unhappy than they have been in a decade.

Advice

7 ways to conquer pre-interview jitters

How should you conquer your pre-interview nerves? Being prepared in advance is more than half the battle.

Productivity

When distraction is a good thing

Digital distractions — social media, video games, puzzles, television shows, podcasts, and sports — can build strength, skills, knowledge, and self-efficacy or serve as temporary escape from an uncomfortable reality. Figuring out which it is can help you be more productive.

Office culture

This is how ethical leaders can be bad bosses

When an ethical leader sets exacting standards that are stressful to meet, this stress leads employees to act out their frustrations and anxieties on the job, causing employee turnover and deviant behavior.

News

Survey: 33% of bad office romances result in a termination

A recent survey from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., found that 62% of HR leaders said their employer has had to manage “a romantic relationship” that was unsuccessful or “inappropriate” in the office. Of those, 33% led to at least one person involved getting fired.

Inspiration

Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim shows us why enjoying the moment can make you more successful

Olympic athletes spend years of practice preparing for their one big moment. Under this pressure, you may think that the best way forward is to be serious to stay focused. Studies have shown otherwise, and for Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim broadcasting her food cravings to 189,000 followers helps ease her nerves.

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the whole human

10 harmless mind tricks that make people like you

Olympic athletes spend years of practice preparing for their one big moment. Under this pressure, you may think that the best way forward is to be serious to stay focused. Studies have shown otherwise, and for Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim broadcasting her food cravings to 189,000 followers helps ease her nerves.

Productivity

New neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

Olympic athletes spend years of practice preparing for their one big moment. Under this pressure, you may think that the best way forward is to be serious to stay focused. Studies have shown otherwise, and for Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim broadcasting her food cravings to 189,000 followers helps ease her nerves.

Productivity

11 habits of ridiculously likeable people

Olympic athletes spend years of practice preparing for their one big moment. Under this pressure, you may think that the best way forward is to be serious to stay focused. Studies have shown otherwise, and for Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim broadcasting her food cravings to 189,000 followers helps ease her nerves.

4 ways caffeine keeps you from realizing your potential