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Manager or Leader? The Great Ones are Both

Manager or Leader? The Great Ones are Both

At Talentedly, we always look to buck the trend and challenge the status quo. After reviewing the data of the 200+ people that have gone through one of our premium online professional training programs, we discovered something interesting: the happiest and most content people are great managers and leaders. In ...

8 Reasons Why the Only Person You Can Truly Rely On is You

8 Reasons Why the Only Person You Can Truly Rely On is You

Do you take vitamins? Feel them working? Well, any added benefit from a calcium or iron supplement might be in your head. The blog FiveThirtyEight reports on surprising new data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The survey finds it’s hard to tell the value of vitamins if we already live ...

Why You Don’t Add the Email Address Until You’re Ready to ‘Send’

Why You Don’t Add the Email Address Until You’re Ready to ‘Send’

The London School of Economics. World-renowned. Prestigious. Giant embarrassment. In late August, the university accidentally sent an email to 200 students with a bizarre error: Did you catch the name of the email recipient? Aa-Kung Fu, Panda Tiger Test Test Classify this one under “Mass Email ...

Why the Chief Marketing Officer Should Lead Human Resources 

Why the Chief Marketing Officer Should Lead Human Resources 

Before you stop reading and scoff at the idea, this is a conversation starter around how to jump-start grassroots innovation. I am sure that all of you have had great (and not so great) HR experiences and we want to hear them. Tell us how you would improve (anonymity will be respected) the recruitment --> onboarding ...

Selling Yourself Requires Plot and Narrative

Selling Yourself Requires Plot and Narrative

Selling yourself requires both: Strong Plot, and Interesting Narrative. Living in Saratoga Springs, NY, and going to the oldest racecourse in the United States, I became a fan of announcer Tom Durkin, who communicates information and increases excitement during every race. Tom, recognized as the #1 racetrack ...

5 Apps You Need to Get the Job of your Dreams

5 Apps You Need to Get the Job of your Dreams

Working your tail off for years and finally graduating from college is one of the most satisfying feelings ever; you're entering the adult working world and going to get the best possible job you can get with the degree you worked so hard for, right? A nice thought, but HOW? College teaches you how to do the job, but not ...

The Definitive Guide to Exclamation Marks in Work Emails

The Definitive Guide to Exclamation Marks in Work Emails

Back in the day, the rules were simple. In the office? Suit and tie. Write a memo? Keep it formal. Today, social mores have changed and the default setting is often business casual. That means the clothes we wear on down to how we communicate. Two recent studies suggest the office is more like an Ultimate Fighting ...

How You Can Start to Fail Successfully

How You Can Start to Fail Successfully

​ Twitter is littered with quotes that celebrate it; CEOs talk about it as part of their culture; the start-up world is obsessed with it. What is this incredibly captivating "thing"? Failure. ​The question remains: "Does this idolization of failure hold true in the real world?" The day-to-day reality of ...

The One Sentence That Makes Anyone a Leader

The One Sentence That Makes Anyone a Leader

Leadership isn’t a gift from birth or trait few possess. It’s the willingness to step up and assume responsibility when others don’t or won’t. Take, for instance, the current situation in England where doctors at the University of Oxford seek brave souls to test an ebola vaccine. The deadly disease has already ...

3 Simple Exercises to Unleash Your Innovation

3 Simple Exercises to Unleash Your Innovation

At Talentedly, we are obsessed with professional growth and innovation. So it goes without saying that we actively avoid “the comfort zone” because that is where innovation goes to die. When you’re comfortable, you take fewer risks. And if you’re not taking risks, you’re not learning, nor are you creating and ...