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4 Ways to Increasing Accountability (and Happiness!) at Work - Reality Based Leadership. People who are personally accountable have an internal motivation and desire to succeed, no matter what obstacles stand in their way.

4 Ways to Increasing Accountability (and Happiness!) at Work - Reality Based Leadership

Employees who exhibit this quality are naturally the happiest and most engaged. In fact, the same behaviors that drive engagement are the exact same behaviors that drive happiness. The happiest employees are the ones who realize that they directly impact their own results and circumstances. They don’t view external factors or challenges as a threat. Is Your Emotional Intelligence High or Low? Here Are 10 Ways to Find Out. 7 Reasons Why Emotional Intelligence Is One Of The Fastest-Growing Job Skills. As a lifelong musician, at first I felt slighted by Microsoft's newfound emphasis on creativity.

7 Reasons Why Emotional Intelligence Is One Of The Fastest-Growing Job Skills

The upcoming Surface Studio desktop is a clear nod to visual artists, with a massive touch screen for sketching, painting, and graphic design, while the knoblike Surface Dial peripheral seems perfect for tool selection in Photoshop. Both devices will be buttressed by the Windows 10 Creators Update, which includes new programs for 3D modeling and drawing. Those announcements seemed to leave musicians out of the picture, so I asked makers of music software and digital audio devices whether Microsoft had been neglecting them.

It turns out the answer is no. Instead of feeling abandoned, musicians are intrigued by the new hardware and encouraged by recent under-the-radar improvements for musicians in Windows 10. Captive Audience With digital music, one of the biggest concerns is making sure the software communicates properly with keyboards, mixers, and other gear. 8 Signs an Employee Is Exceptional (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations) We can all spot a great employee: she's dependable, proactive, hardworking, a great leader, and a great follower.

8 Signs an Employee Is Exceptional (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations)

She brings a wide variety of easily defined--but hard to find--skills to the table. Some employees, though, are exceptional. They have skills and qualities that aren't evaluated on performance appraisals but make a huge impact on that individual's performance, the performance of the people around her, and especially on the company's results. 7 Warning Signs You’re Checked Out. Have you ever hit the road for a leisurely drive or stressful commute, only to be spooked by a flashing warning sign on your dashboard?

7 Warning Signs You’re Checked Out

It happened to me just the other day and I admit that it unnerved me. I got to a safe area and pulled over to try and figure out what the picture represented. Is Your Workplace Tough — or is it Toxic? Amid longer hours, an uncertain economy and our ever-shaky grip on a healthy work-life balance, plenty of people agree that the work environment has only gotten more challenging in the past few years.

Is Your Workplace Tough — or is it Toxic?

The Action Priority Matrix - Time Management Tools From MindTools.com. Making the Most of Your Opportunities © iStockphotophotosbyjim Is your task a "quick win"?

The Action Priority Matrix - Time Management Tools From MindTools.com

6 Toxic Relationships You Should Avoid Like the Plague. At work or elsewhere, most everyone has experienced a relationship that turned toxic.

6 Toxic Relationships You Should Avoid Like the Plague

If you have, you know they’re a major drain on your energy, productivity, and happiness. In a new study from Georgetown University, 98% of people reported experiencing toxic behavior at work. The study found that toxic relationships negatively influence employees and their organizations in nine notable ways: This 1 Practice Will Dramatically Increase Your Emotional Intelligence.

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How To Make The Whole Organization Agile. Thanks for coming to Forbes.

How To Make The Whole Organization Agile

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Three Reasons Why You Aren't Reaching Your Full Potential

Nobody is born with talent, as we typically understand the term, and we all differ in our potential to develop the skills and attributes that later lead others to call us talented. It's this wide range of potential that makes childhood measures of ability such accurate predictors of intelligence and career success when we're adults. 5 Steps for Earning More Respect at Work. 8 Toxic Employees Who Ruin Great Companies. Oddly enough, it isn't the truly terrible employees who cause the real problems.

8 Toxic Employees Who Ruin Great Companies

Whether clearly incompetent or unbelievably lazy, they're easy to spot. So although it's never fun to fire anyone, at least you know there's a problem--and you can quickly let the person go and move on. The real problems are caused by employees who appear to be doing a satisfactory job but meanwhile act like what a friend once called an "insidious cancer," slowly destroying other employees' performance, attitude, and morale--and with it, your business. 5 Super Effective Hacks for Handling the Office Jerk.

30 Simple Habits To Help You Work Well With Others. 5 Ways People Kill Their Career Potential...And May Not Realize It. 4 Habits Of The Most Resilient People. Always, Always, Always Show Up - Whitney Johnson. By Whitney Johnson | 1:00 PM October 14, 2013.