The language learning secrets of the man who invented one of the world’s best-selling language series have been hidden for years. Unveiled in this article are Paul Pimsleur´s principles for effectively learning pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary in a new language.
The language learning secrets of the man who invented one of the world’s best-selling language series have been hidden for years. Unveiled in this article is the forgotten wisdom of the man who studied Russian with a martini in his hand.
One of the things that people with highly successful careers often have in common is a good manager, or a series of good managers. But how do you recognise the kind of manager who will boost - or kill - your career?
Life as a senior manager is harder than most people think. Long hours, crushing workloads, multiple and constant pressures, and incessant conflict and unpopularity often come with the job. Yet executives are typically healthier and happier than the rest of us. How do they do it?
Around half of people consider themselves underpaid for the work that they do. But what do they mean by ‘underpaid’? Understanding the seven different ways of deciding what a fair pay rate is can help you understand how your boss thinks, and give you an edge when negotiating your salary.
Michael Michalko comments "Unfortunately, I've come to believe that education is a great inhibitor of our natural creativity... To me it seems that in the real world those who know more, create less; and those who know less create more". What's the evidence about whether this is true?
Modern business is in love with the complex and advanced. The ‘strategic' is better than the ‘operational'. Frontline managers want to do courses aimed at company directors, rather than basic management courses. Incomprehensibility is taken as a sign of genius. But are we forgetting something important?
Some people advise that when asked about your weaknesses in a job interview, you should stick to talking about your strengths (e.g. "I'm a perfectionist"). If you're dealing with an experienced interviewer, this is a Very Bad Idea. Why?