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Bob Dylan: Fate's Encounter With a Mighty Spirit

Alan Briskin | Posted 09.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alan Briskin

Though fate is often confused with destiny and has come to mean accepting one's lot in life, there is nothing about our life that we have to accept. Rather, there are things that accompany us from birth, mature over time, and later beckon us to follow. It is our great fortune if we can.

Is Too Much Professionalism Harming Your Career?

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

My clients often fear that if they show their true selves at work and reveal to their peers the fun sides of their personalities, they won't be taken seriously. If your professionalism makes you feel stymied, then you've probably taken it a bit too far.

Hindsight is 20/20: The Leadership Edition

Sara Canaday | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Sara Canaday

I believe this leadership evolution is admirable, and companies that apply these updated strategies are reaping the benefits. When leaders are groomed with this richer set of leadership competencies, the organizations experience a significant increase in a number of key areas.

The Power of One

Jack Nadel | Posted 03.23.2015 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

No matter your situation in life, you can change your circumstances. You have all the capability within yourself to make good things happen. And while pursuing your goals, you can enjoy every minute of it.

Former Charles Schwab CEO David Pottruck's Breakthrough Change Into Right Work

Leni Miller | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Leni Miller

He practiced brutal self-reflection and took responsibility for his mistakes. He learned from his experience and grew beyond his pain. Now he is rapidly becoming a significant thought leader and expert in the area of change itself. Today, Dave is contributing to business and life at a level far bigger than that of being CEO of one company.

'Tis the Season to Be Networking! How Women Can Raise Their Profile and Get Ahead

Judith Humphrey | Posted 01.31.2015 | Women
Judith Humphrey

Sure, it is often more comfortable to mingle with friends -- with the people we know. But that won't necessarily make you successful. Instead, when you walk into a room, be bold. Target the people who have influence.

Early Influences Can Open Up the Future

Jack Nadel | Posted 12.23.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Entrepreneurs not only provide us with critical innovation and keep us at the forefront of global markets, they also create ways to gain financial independence. So why has the percentage of start-ups in the U.S. dropped significantly in the last 35 years?

The Life Out Loud: Fostering a Creative Community

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.14.2014 | Arts
MeiMei Fox

I'm not afraid to say, and I say it with zero ego, but when it comes to the dreams of those who choose a life of creating for film, television and the...

The Personality Trait That Will Make You A Successful Midlifer

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 12.12.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

In midlife, people can become so overwhelmed with multiple demands on their time that they can't get started on anything, much less those tasks that they need to get through somehow. You've got to get stuff done at work, pick up your kids, finish cleaning out your closets, maybe head to the gym, and get dinner on the table.

If You Want A Successful Career, Marry This Type Of Person

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.24.2014 | Weddings

It's known that personality plays a role in professional success. However, new research suggests that your spouse's personality can greatly affect you...

How You Handle Sick Days Tells Your Boss A Lot

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

Martyrdom is good for those with saintly aspirations but if you've chosen a career in business, I'm guessing that's already a pretty unlikely goal. If you're not in a condition to come to work, please stay home.

Ready to Shine? How to Start Using Your Natural Talents and Light Up the World With Them

Kathy Caprino | Posted 09.29.2014 | Women
Kathy Caprino

If you feel off course and know you're in the wrong job or career, I'd recommend taking these three steps to move away from thinking and actions that are keeping you from reaching your highest potential and being of service in the way you dream to:

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

Redefining Career Success: A Simple Framework

Scott Uhrig | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Scott Uhrig

Think about your current job -- how does it stack up across the parameters of the framework? Most important, think about your next job -- how will you decide what's most important to you?

Here's The Problem With 'Practice Makes Perfect'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living

“Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.” It’s a lovely idea, popularized by Malcolm Gladwe...

Why Your Happiest Day At Work Was 5 Years Ago

Fast Company | Laura Vanderkam | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

Here's a quick, two-question quiz: When was your happiest time at work? And when will you hit the pinnacle of your career? If you’re like most pe...

This 15 Minute Activity Will Make You More Successful At Work

Business Insider | Drake Baer | Posted 05.28.2014 | World

According to a new working paper from Harvard Business School, setting aside 15 minutes to write at the end of the workday is enough to make you bette...

The Power Of Goofing Off

Forbes | Erika Andersen | Posted 05.23.2014 | World

I often have my most useful and unexpected ideas when I’m not trying to be productive. How many times have you seen an important connection or unra...

8 Things The World's Most Successful People All Have In Common

The Week | Eric Barker | Posted 05.20.2014 | World

I've posted a lot about the strategies of very successful people: artists, scientists, business leaders… Looking back, what patterns do we see? ...

Pace and Productivity: When Faster and More Isn't Always Better

Sara Canaday | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Sara Canaday

What's your personal workday pace? Maybe it's slow and steady or blazingly fast. For you, it's normal. Perhaps the bigger question is: what's normal for your team?

Why Chasing Happiness May Leave You Feeling Unhappier Than Ever

Forbes | Amy Morin | Posted 04.23.2014 | World

Although the pursuit of happiness has been a topic of discussion since the Declaration of Independence, the suggestion that everyone should feel happy...

How Honoring What You Love Builds a Fabulous Career

Kathy Caprino | Posted 06.21.2014 | Women
Kathy Caprino

A few months ago, I was channel surfing on TV and landed on an intriguing show on PBS called "Pati's Mexican Table." Not a lover of food shows by any...

If You Don't Prioritize Your Life, Someone Else Will

LinkedIn | Greg McKeown | Posted 04.16.2014 | World

“A ‘no’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.” So said Mahatma ...

3 Things To Remember When You Feel Like You're Failing

Business Insider | Jacquelyn Smith | Posted 04.14.2014 | World

If you were to examine the lives of some of the most successful people, you’d find many pathways marked by failure. Take Abraham Lincoln. “He f...

The Difference Between Successful And Very Successful People

LinkedIn | Greg McKeown | Posted 04.08.2014 | World

I recently met with a capable and driven executive and asked him, “How are you?” He gave me a rapid-fire answer of all of the things he was doing:...