How to Successfully Delegate Work to Someone Else

By: Emily Price

When you’re juggling a lot of different work-related commitments, delegating tasks can be a key component in keeping yourself sane and getting everything done in a timely manner. Not everyone can do it all, and the right help can be invaluable. That said, there’s a right and a wrong way to delegate things. Entrepreneur recently did a roundup on some tips on how to delegate things the right way. Here are a few of its suggestions along with a few of my own. Read more »

Dynamics of success and productivity in the workplace

In every workplace, there are three basic kinds of people: givers, takers and matchers. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant breaks down these personalities and offers simple strategies to promote a culture of generosity and keep self-serving employees from taking more than their share.

After years of studying the dynamics of success and productivity in the workplace, Adam Grant discovered a powerful and often overlooked motivator: helping others.

Your hand gestures can help make you more charismatic

Next time you watch a TED talk or a political speech, take a moment to look closely at the speaker’s hand movements. Is the motion slow or energetic? Is it subtle or expansive? And how are the hands mostly moving – vertically or horizontally?

It is well known that non-verbal cues can have more of an influence on the way that a message is received than the actual words spoken. As BBC Capital recently explored, a deeper voice increases perceptions of authority, for instance – and this even appears to influence a CEO’s earnings and how long they stay with a company.

Your hand gestures can even change people’s perceptions of your physical height – making you appear a few inches taller or shorter

Now a series of recent studies from Markus Koppensteiner at the University of Vienna has examined the way that people talk with their hands – with remarkable results. Even when all other factors have been taken into account, your hand gestures signal important elements of your personality like extraversion and dominance. They can even change people’s perceptions of your physical height – making you appear a few inches taller or shorter.
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