How to Be More Charismatic

What does charisma have to do with career success? Just about everything. Even if you’re indisputably in charge at work, getting people to do what you want them to do is more complicated that simply pointing out that you sign …

PayScale’s VIP Blog Roundup: The Real Way to Become a Better Listener

If you've ever tried to up your listening game, you know it's harder than it seems. It's not a matter of simply cultivating interest in what the speaker is saying, or suppressing the tendency to wait for your chance to talk. This week's roundup includes insight into why you can't become a better listener, just by listening harder – plus, how to improve, the right way, and an explanation of why all those productivity hacks aren't helping you to get more done.

What We Can Learn From Pete Carroll: How to Explain a Bad Call on the Fly

The sound you heard yesterday was a cry of anguish going up in the PayScale offices, as the Seahawks lost the Super Bowl at the last possible moment. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell called a slant pass that resulted in quarterback Russell Wilson throwing an interception, giving the game to the Patriots ... and spurring a lot of not-even-Monday-morning quarterbacking by critics eager to point the finger at coach Pete Carroll. Carroll's response shows us a lot about how to handle bad calls in our own working life.