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Lessons in Managing from the Holidays

David Sable | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
David Sable

Every once in a while it's worth remembering that while our skills apply to all facets of our lives, we cannot forget to apply the human side as well.

Ask Not What I Can Do for You

Gary Rich | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Gary Rich

I'm certain that all parents, particularly of teenagers, will be familiar with the scenario I'm about to describe. It's the moment one of my daughters appears looking guileless and hesitantly ventures: "Um Dad? Can I ask you a question?"

9 Reasons Not To Abandon The Art Of The Handwritten Letter

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living

Nowadays we rarely pick up a pen and paper to communicate with one another, but it might not be wise for us to trade this long-standing, cultural prac...

Exchange Your Presents for Presence

Liz Dow | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Liz Dow

This can feel like the best of seasons -- filled with love, joy, and possibilities -- or the worst, filled with the frustration of buying presents, being bombarded with advertisements for things we do not need or cannot afford, and national news stories of tragedy and grief.

3 Reasons to Be Grateful for Being Single This Holiday Season

Francesca Hogi | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women
Francesca Hogi

The truth is, while being with the right someone enhances all of your life's experiences, there is no shortage of joy and upside to be had while you're single. And the holidays are no exception.

Working to Strengthen Your Leadership? Accept More Bids to Connect

George Bradt | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
George Bradt

Relationships built on connecting with others are the heart of leadership. Thus, to strengthen your leadership you must turn toward and accept bids for connection instead of turning away from them.

A Triple Dog Dare

Jon Vaughn | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jon Vaughn

Communicating in a pre-internet world was easy and simple. We didn't misunderstand what you were saying. We felt the emotion by inflection. We used our voices, and on a very good day of play, we'd lose them.

How to Deliver a Hall of Fame Speech

Michael Goldberg | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Michael Goldberg

There may come a time when you have to give a speech whether at a wedding, funeral or award ceremony. Or you might be introducing the next speaker! Here are some ways to prepare yourself for your next big speech, presentation or talk.

10 Simple Rules For Successful Connecting

Mark Karten | Posted 09.06.2014 | Small Business
Mark Karten

Today you just have to type a one sentence email, yet some people still don't have the courtesy to acknowledge gifts.

Elevator Pitches Drive Me Crazy

Mark Karten | Posted 08.30.2014 | Small Business
Mark Karten

I guarantee you will increase your business if you clearly communicate what you do. The problem is that most people don't, wasting their time and energy unknowingly.

How to Annoy Your Audience: Tips for Public Speakers

Michael Goldberg | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Michael Goldberg

I recently attended a Saturday morning business meeting. I went to the meeting for the sole purpose of supporting the speaker whom I met at a past conference. It seemed harmless enough!

Is It Time for a 'Friendervention'?

Melanie Young | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

We're all too polite when it comes to telling people how we feel, or sharing our opinions. We don't want to hurt people's feelings or make them mad. But it's far more maddening when someone won't tell you to your face what people are saying behind your back.

The One Crazy Activity That Will Bond Your Teens For Life

Julie Fingersh | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Julie Fingersh

Years ago, my husband introduced our kids to the concept of watching a few select movies over and over and over again. Having been raised at the altar of productivity, I saw this activity as a colossal waste of time, bordering on sinful.

Only Connect

Richard Abrons | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

Nothing is more satisfying than connecting, truly connecting, with another soul or group of souls. Mostly, however, we skim the surface, maintain our poise, do not penetrate or reveal.

What Happens When You Find Purpose At Work

meQuilibrium | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

The truth is, if you want more out of your work, there's more purpose to be found. Doing meaningful work needn't be some elusive cultural ideal reserved for the wealthy or the lucky. Instead, it starts with what you most deeply believe.

5 Tips for Connecting With Strangers on LinkedIn

Andrea Smith | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Andrea Smith

While LinkedIn is an amazing networking and job hunting tool, there is an etiquette to connecting with people you don't already have a relationship with. Here are some important guidelines to remember when reaching out on LinkedIn.

Is Social Media Actually Making Us More Social?

Molly Reynolds | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Molly Reynolds

Living in a world where limit our communication to 150 characters or less, we should support social media like this and get ourselves out making real personal connections.

Imagine

Dianne Harman | Posted 04.12.2014 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

The next time that older person starts to talk, listen and ask some questions. You might get some firsthand knowledge from someone who's experienced what you've only read about!

10 Things People With Alzheimer's Have Taught Me

Marie Marley | Posted 04.12.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I showed him an old picture of us together. He said, "Ah... She loved me." Then he looked in my eyes the way he had when we were lovers more than 25 years before. He didn't realize I was the woman in the picture, but he remembered that she had loved him.

Why Connecting With Family Should Be Important Every Day Of The Year

Diane Scott | Posted 02.13.2014 | Impact
Diane Scott

Texts, email, social media--in a society that feels over-connected, this time of year many of us crave more meaningful connections. Prior to joining Western Union, checking in with distant loved ones was prompted by the aroma of a Thanksgiving turkey or a birthday reminder on my calendar. Today, helping people connect is the core of what I do, and I get to learn this skill from some of the very best.

Connecting Time: Make the Time to Connect With Others

Amanda Gore | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

A deep connection to work is wonderful if it doesn't disconnect you from others. It's even better if your connection to work connects you to others and offers them an opportunity to create their own connections in turn. This is not just great business; it keeps you alive!

Connecting: As Easy As Turning Off Your Phone

Nicole Glassman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

How often do you check your email while ignoring the person next to you? How many of your dinners are spent watching TV, rather than conversing with your companion? How often are you on the phone multitasking when you realize you have no idea what the person is even talking about?

10 Networking Tips That Actually Work

Elaine Thompson | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
Elaine Thompson

Basically what you want to do is accelerate your serendipity. Luck plays a role in nearly every successful start ups' formative years. These tips will help increase your chances of being in the right place at the right time

Every Moment Is an Opportunity to Connect Mindfully

Ora Nadrich | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

Communal tables are becoming quite popular in restaurants these days, and with that happening, we will be sharing more intimate space with one another as we dine, and who knows? We might meet a stranger who feels as familiar to us as some people we've known a lot longer.

The New Rule of Business Connecting

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

After years of hearing the term networking, and even saying the word a few thousand times myself, I have really come to hate it.