Stories of ordinary people overcoming enormous obstacles get our attention. We’re inspired by those who find ways to build the personal strength to achieve the impossible. As an FBI new […]
You can be a tremendous leader with a great message, but if your personality is getting in the way of that message being heard by others, you may need to ask yourself how can I become more likable?
Recall a time when you are the outsider—trying to find real ways to connect with the crowd, feeling different, and fumbling to find topics of mutual interest. Crowds can be […]
Communication is difficult. Sometimes the message you intend to get across is understood by others, but many times it is not. Communication consists of more than the spoken or written word—nonverbal messages are conveyed as well.
Collaborative technologies are changing the way we develop and maintain relationships. While they’re making it easier to stay in touch, they’re also increasing the size of our networks. To get the most out of our growing list of relationships, it’s become essential to build a strategy into our networking.
We admire people with inner strength—we make them our heroes and call them by names like John Wayne. Heroes don’t focus on their weaknesses—instead, they develop their strengths so they can respond to unexpected challenges with confidence.
No one has a lock on mind reading, but many have refined their own approach to understand what other people are thinking, and they are surprisingly accurate. As an FBI agent, I learned that detecting deception is actually a slow inquiry into another person’s state of mind. See the 8 ways to spot lying lips from LaRae Quy
As an FBI counterintelligence agent, developing good information networks around the foreign spies I pursued was the secret to my success. Those networks became part of my team and they […]
As an FBI counterintelligence agent, I spent considerable time learning about the people I was investigating. The more I knew about them, the better for my investigation. My success—or lack […]
Natalie Portman won an academy award for her portrayal of a ballet dancer who based her worth on perfect performances. These lofty standards came by comparing herself to the other […]
I talk to lots of people who are really dissatisfied with their careers. It seems the numbers of unhappy workers have gone up lately—and I can understand why. A recent […]
It’s impossible to change people’s minds unless you change their hearts, too. That means it takes more than shallow, fleeting relationships to get the job done. It comes down to […]
We look at other people’s lives and we envy them. They seem to be doing so much better than us. They seem to have it all, and we can’t stop […]