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Should Hugging be Part of Your Corporate Culture?

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

It seems to be a correlation between hugs and a successful career, a correlation that for many people is obvious. We know that hugs increase oxytocin, lower blood pressure, and decrease cortisol.

Wroom, Wroom - About Ferrari Cars and Leadership

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Leadership is about getting the right things done, at the right time. Enzo Ferrari, for example, was invincible when it came to defining high goals and never giving up in achieving them.

Why Progress Is the Sweetest Thing

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Many leaders are concerned about how to motivate their employees. They know that engaged workers produce better results, are more creative, and care more for their work. However, which factors that actually motivate and engage their teams have long been discussed.

4 Things to Do to Make You a Better You

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Today many in our part of the world agree that personal development is important and that we live in a time where we must be adaptive and open to change.

Why Taking Time Off Is Valuable for Your Career

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 10.05.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

When you are really busy in your life and career, it might feel like a utopian thought to take a few days off. Not to mention a few weeks. Days or weeks where you can whisk away on a much-needed vacation, preferably far away from everyday chores.

What Is the Cost of Your Leadership?

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Imagine the coolest racing car ever built. And you are the one in charge. You are ambitiously leading the construction team. You have a vivid image of...

Climbing the Corporate Ladder... and Falling Down

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

There have been a few moments in my life, beautiful moments, where someone I've met tells me that what we talked about once, totally transformed their...

Being a Good Leader Is Not a Popularity Contest

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

The corporate world is changing. Again. And the requirements for how to be a good leader are also changing. Again.

I'm Terrified I Won't Live Up To My Dream

Yii-Huei Phang | Posted 09.11.2013 | Teen
Yii-Huei Phang

As a teenager, I have been afraid to answer the question "What do you want to become?" I was, and maybe still am terrified that I won't live up to my dream.

Fantaspirations and Fallen Arches

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There are, I think, two dilemmas that complicate the reconciliation of wanting what we have and having what we want. Let's refer to them as the "night on call" conundrum, and the "wrinkle in time" fallacy.

A New Take On Finding Your 'Life's Purpose'

Toni Emerson | Posted 03.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Toni Emerson

What if our purpose is exactly who we are at this very moment and what we are doing right now? Ask yourself: Which part of me really wants to nail down this elusive life purpose? Is it my mind, my heart, my soul, or my ego?

A Simple Way To Make Your Dreams More Concrete (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living

Have a goal in mind? Research shows that writing it down will improve your odds of achieving it. Care to go a step further? Consider a vision board...

Your Personal Master Plan

Eldon Taylor | Posted 07.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

A personal master plan is much more than investment counseling or life insurance. It anticipates success rather than loss and plans for continued growth -- growth in skills necessary for prosperity and growth in realizing your own full potential.

On The Wrong Path? 6 Steps To Finding Your Way

Posted 01.13.2012 | Women

Amber Rae | The Daily Muse Three years ago this month, I took a major leap of faith. On what seemed like a whim, I quit my job at a software compan...

End '08 with '08 in Mind

Jason Mannino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Mannino

A client of mine got laid off six months ago from a very lucrative position that offered him leadership and creative responsibility. Following the lay...