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Year in Review: Marcel’s Top 10 Inc. Articles of 2017

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What a year! And honestly, the reason these articles are the “top 10” is because, you — the reader — made them that way. By virtue of most pageviews, these are the articles that became the most popular by year’s end. Enjoy re-exploring or diving into them for the first time.

#1: 7 Sure Signs That Your Workplace Is Toxic (1,355,000 views)

The most viral article of the list took me by surprise, but it hit home for a lot of people. In his book, Eye of the Storm: How Mindful Leaders Can Transform Chaotic Workplaces, executive coach Ray Williams describes the characteristics of toxic workplaces, and the part that dysfunctional leaders play in creating them.

Read it now.

#2: Why Do People Quit Their Jobs, Exactly? Here’s the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence (450,000 views)

This is the conclusion from decades of Gallup data and interviews with 25 million employees. But companies still keep getting it wrong.

Read it now.

#3: Asking This 1 Question Will Instantly Reveal Someone’s Personality (185,000 views)

Want to really know if someone you just met is safe to talk to? According to science, you can find out plenty about a person with one magic question with the power of a Vulcan mind meld.

Read it now.

#4: 7 Brilliant Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed (175,000 views)

If your work demands close contact with people you’d like to avoid, knowing how to respond to them in case of conflict will save you a lot of headaches. This article shows you how based on the science of emotional intelligence.

Read it now.

#5: How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for This 1 Rare Sign (155,000 views)

In an interview with the New York Times, Chip Bergh, chief executive of Levi Strauss & Co., shares some great insights on his leadership style. But one outstanding trait clearly stands out.

Read it now.

#6: Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Ask Them 5 Simple Questions (135,000 views)

We’ve all heard of exit interviews, right? It’s an age-old (and totally obsolete) HR practice to get the sentiments of employees about the company or manager they’re about to leave, in order to improve the workplace. In this article, I explore the much more effective concept behind  “stay interviews” — used to retain those valued employees today, not after they have emotionally disconnected and stopped caring.

Read it now.

#7: 7 Questions Interesting People Always Ask in Conversations (132,000 views)

Replace those typical (and boring, I may add) questions like ‘What do you do for a living?’ with these refreshing questions that lead to great conversations. They work!

Read it now.

#8: How Do You Know Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Signs (120,000 views)

In this piece, I basically break down the best-in-class leadership behaviors identified in the research of the most profitable companies on the planet.

Read it now.

#9: The Job Interview Will Soon Be Dead. Here’s What the Top Companies Are Replacing It With (115,000 views)

Most companies rely on the traditional in-person job interview to make hiring decisions. But I’m here to tell you, it doesn’t work. Here’s why: 81 percent of people lie during the interview! In this refreshing piece, I alert hiring managers that the standard process of live, in-person interviews, is being disrupted by this new, must-have, interview strategy.

Read it now.

#10: 4 Signs to Immediately Identify Someone With True Emotional Intelligence (112,000 views)

In a recent report, top human resources officers from global companies were asked what they see as the 10 job skills required by the year 2020 for workers to thrive. One of those critical skills for success that made the top 10 list? Emotional intelligence.

Read it now.

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Marcel Schwantes is Principal and Co-Founder of Leadership from the Core, a global leadership training and executive coaching boutique with one core purpose: growing leaders and transforming teams and organizations through the best leadership philosophy in the world -- Servant Leadership.

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