According to Neuroscience, Confidence is Contagious. Here’s Why

Man with confidence jumping off a pier while a group of people watch

It’s a scientifically-proven that entrepreneurs are generally more self-confident than the average individual. In fact, it’s usual to the point that they’re considered overconfident. However, this does not have to be a bad thing. In fact, it can actually be completely positive. Self-confidence allows entrepreneurs to visualize success while having difficulty to visualize failure. Thus, […]

Here’s How Billionaire Jeff Bezos Makes Effective Decisions

Each decision whether big or small has an impact. Of course, nothing happens in isolation. With every decision comes a consequence. Thus, every decision matters. So, how do you make a good one? According, Jeff Bezos, Billionaire, and CEO of Amazon, there are 4 things to consider when making a good business decision. Here’s what […]

4 Digital Marketing Basics Every Business Should Be Doing

Founder and CEO of The Level Agency, Thomas Donohoe, recently wrote a fantastic book titled, The CEO’s Digital Marketing Playbook. In that, he stresses that many businesses are overcomplicating and overspending on their marketing while ignoring some very simple and effective basics. This article quickly goes over what he calls the “Core Four” that every […]

The 8-Hour Workday Will Soon Be a Thing of the Past. Here’s Why

The results just came in, Microsoft Japan recently experimented with a 4-Day Workweek. They gave 2,300 employees three-day weekends for five weeks straight, and what happened? There was a 40 percent increase in productivity during August 2019 compared to August 2018. There was 59 percent fewer pages printed and 23 percent less electricity used during […]

The Most Successful People are not the Most Talented

There is a world of smart talented individuals, but not every single one is successful. Nor are the richest people the smartest, most talented in the world. Research can back this up. A study at the University of Catania determined that while all successful people share traits such as intelligent, hard working, talented, and skilled […]

5 Truths About Great Leadership

5 Truths About Great Leadership

Great leaders always leave an impression – they make you feel just as great. Leadership is not a matter of IQ and leading with the brain, but more of EQ and leading with the heart.  It’s not something that comes naturally for many leaders and they struggle to make the switch from brain to heart. […]

How and Why to Build Good Work Relationships

How and Why to Build Good Work Relationships

Your work relationships can make or break your work experience and success. A negative relationship with a colleague can put your productivity to a halt and make you lose sight of the big picture – it can simply damage your career. While it is not easy to get along with everyone, especially those with strong […]

Four Tips to Writing a Job Ad

Four Tips to Writing a Job Ad

Writing a job ad isn’t as simple as you think – it requires a marketing flair to attract the right people. A job description won’t cut it as you need to stand out amongst other adverts especially in a competitive market. Before you sit down to write, figure out who your ideal candidate or target […]

The Fundamentals of Leadership

The Fundamentals of Leadership

Regardless of industry, experience, and role, after our 20+ years of field study at The3rdgear we determined that the best leaders all follow similar fundamental practices of leadership. We’ve learned that it takes more than being highly skilled in your field – it takes empathy, creativity, communication, and passion. Being a good leader is actually […]

5 Ways to Be Smarter and Less Stupid

5 Ways to Be Smarter and Less Stupid

You may or may not have heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect, which came about from a study in 1999. This cognitive bias concluded that those who are unsmart and unskilled are actually unaware of their incompetence and unintelligence while the smart ones are aware, but tend to fill with doubt. Basically, dumb people think they […]