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26 signs you’re a good boss — even if it doesn’t feel like it

Here are some signs that you are an excellent manager that don't require asking for employee feedback.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

When CEO Satya Nadella took over Microsoft, he started defusing its toxic culture by handing each of his execs a 15-year-old book by a psychologist

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella bought all the members of his senior leadership team a copy of the book "Nonviolent Communication" in 2014 when he joined the company. Here are some of the book's major takeaways.
Public-speaking champion Ramona Smith learned to open her palms while she speaks to connect with her audience.

The newest public-speaking world champion beat 30,000 other competitors by using a body-language trick she learned from a past winner

Ramona Smith used an interesting body-language technique to win the Toastmasters annual public-speaking competition last month in Chicago.
Some of the most iconic American newspapers have been around for two centuries.

9 of the very first editions of famous American newspapers

Newspapers revolutionized communication and the way people get news. Some of the first newspapers emerged in the 1800s and have been so successful that they reach millions of readers today. Here are nine of the first editions of famous US newspapers like New York Times and Washington Post.
Ramona Smith won the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking competition on Saturday.

The high-school teacher who beat 30,000 people in the world public speaking championship explains how she went from beginner to champion in only 4 yea...

The Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, Ramona Smith, is a high-school teacher from Houston. Smith told Business Insider the various ways she's improved her skills since she first began public speaking in 2014.
What are they really thinking?

19 tricks for reading people’s body language

We rounded up science-backed tricks for analyzing people's gestures and facial expressions, so you can figure out what they're really thinking.
Look out for these common grammar errors in any writing you do.

10 embarrassing grammar mistakes you’re probably making without realizing it

10 embarrassing grammar mistakes you're probably making without realizing it
Better communication starts with better listening. Author not pictured.

I’m a CEO and the most underrated business skill is one most people are terrible at

To master communication skills, you need to actively listen when having a conversation. Doing so will not only help you engage your coworkers and build better relationships, it'll also help your business.
Symphony CEO David Gurle.

Wall Street made an ambitious, $300 million bet to build a challenger to Bloomberg — here’s how it’s getting on

Touted as a 'Bloomberg' killer, Symphony has raised over $300 million and been valued at over $1 billion. Business Insider has spoken to over 35 sources across the industry to understand what Symphony is doing right, what it's getting wrong, and what more it has to do.
Take your hands off your face.

7 awkward situations people didn’t have to worry about 30 years ago

Awkward moments are a given if you're a human being who works, dates, and has friends. But some of the most awkward situations possible have to do with digital technology and would have been unimaginable to previous generations.