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4 Smart Moves From This Technician Turned Top Entrepreneur

John Bowen | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
John Bowen

The path from being a great technician -- someone who does a job extremely well -- to becoming a highly successful entrepreneur can be a rocky one.

Boss Management 101

Lauren Mackler | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Lauren Mackler

In today's world, a manager's workload is likely to encompass one that was shared by three or four people twenty years ago. Between that and the fact that many leaders lack effective time-management skills, chances are your boss is overextended and overwhelmed.

"No, I'm not Coming to Your F***ing Meeting"

Michael S Solomon | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business
Michael S Solomon

For managers, meetings are mission critical. It is during meetings that we plan, mentor, hold accountable, align, check-in, etc.. But for the 80% of people in an organization who actually do the heavy lifting (sorry, low blow -- especially coming from a manager), most meetings are time lost.

Help Your Brain By Exercising During the Workday

Pekka Pirhonen | Posted 02.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Pekka Pirhonen

Is your work spilling over to your free time? My work is so wild that it's more like a tsunami, invading my evenings, weekends and nigths. I'm having ...

Pull-ups and Hard Work: From Avoidance to Embracing

Julie Cohen, PCC | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Julie Cohen, PCC

As an executive coach, I often spend time with my clients supporting them to be more effective by focusing on and enhancing their strengths. This always made sense to me. It's more efficient to build upon your strengths than to commit to the heavy lifting of addressing weaknesses, particularly with no guarantee of success.

Why Being a Beginner Is Essential for Breakthrough Discoveries, Mastering Mindfulness, and More

Matt Tenney | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Matt Tenney

I have many, many traits that don't serve me or others well. One of the trickiest to overcome has been my tendency to be a "know-it-all."

Stop Throwing Yourself Off-Balance - 5 Factors to be Mindful of When Making Business Decisions

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

When business owners and executives attending my latest business transformation workshop instantly shouted their response to a question I posed, it re...

How to Use Your 2016 Planner More Effectively

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 12.14.2015 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

You have a bright, shiny new Planner! How exciting! A new year is coming and lots of big plans are in the works. You're motivated, ready to get rolling, this is going to be the year! Right?

A Leader's Best Friend: the Chief Ego Deflator

Bill Treasurer | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Bill Treasurer

To be clear, people want to follow a leader who is confident, strong and resolved. A healthy ego is, in fact, necessary for leading effectively. But there's a difference between a healthy ego and an oversized one.

How to Run an Effective, Efficient Meeting Without Wasting Everyone's Time

Pam Stucky | Posted 06.26.2016 | Business
Pam Stucky

I forget how much I hate meetings until I have to go to one, like I did yesterday. And let me tell you, I have some serious meeting-related peeves. I'll bet I'm not alone.

We Want to Know That We're Making a Real Contribution. That's Why We Pledged at Least 10% of Our Income

Seini O'Connor | Posted 05.28.2016 | Impact
Seini O'Connor

In our relationship, we tend to think and talk a lot about whether we are doing useful things with our lives. It's important to us to believe that we are, but it can sometimes be hard to know.

Buying Fair Trade? There Are Better Ways to Help the Poor

Larissa Rowe | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Larissa Rowe

When many of us think about improving conditions in the developing world, Fair Trade may be one of the first things to come to mind. But how effective is Fair Trade?

I'm Giving Away Most Of The Money I'll Ever Earn. Here's How I'm Doing It.

Toby Ord | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Toby Ord

A few years ago, I decided to give away most of the money I'll earn in my career. At the same time, I made an even more important decision. I decided to give my money to the charities that do the most good.

Together We Can Eradicate Malaria

Hauke Hillebrandt | Posted 06.27.2015 | Impact
Hauke Hillebrandt

With the passing of World Malaria Day on Saturday, it's a good time to reflect on the spread of malaria and what can be done about it.

Why Going Slow Will Make You Go Faster

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

When we start to move too fast, we often do not see what we need to see. It is important to move slow enough to make the necessary corrections as they come up. If not, we end up spending more time because we need to go back fixing things that have gone astray.

Parker J. Palmer on Racial Injustice and the Standard of Faithfulness

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 06.09.2015 | Religion
Ryan Thomas Neace

Parker J. Palmer is an author, educator, and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change, with nearly 10 books and countless articles to his credit.

Everything You Do Counts

Saul Segan | Posted 05.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Saul Segan

In a life that may have more than its share of confusion and unmanageability, and a world that matches this description, there is sometimes the tende...

Awesome Efficiency: 5 Ways to Maximize Team Productivity

Laura Stack | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Laura Stack

These five pointers will provide a sufficient foundation for pursuing and supporting effective efficiency initiatives. Always remember: in business terms, efficiency is not just speediness. If it lacks effectiveness, it's useless, no matter how fast you can accomplish it.

Study: I'm the Most Effective Member of GA Delegation in 112th Congress

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Black Voices
Rep. Hank Johnson

Many people know me for my dry sense of humor, but I'm also a serious legislator who gets results. I work hard to offer meaningful and impactful legislation that helps level the playing field for consumers, working people, the middle class and civil rights for the disenfranchised.

The Deadliest Threat to Success

Chris Deaver | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

We all face things in our lives that are subtle and dangerous, and they're even more dangerous when we ignore or don't understand them. The deadliest threat to success for each of us is different, but it's there, lurking underneath the still waters of our daily lives.

HOW TO MAKE ORDINARY PEOPLE EXTRAORDINARY

Frank A. Weil | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

In the late 1970s, as penance for earlier sins, I signed on to help Jimmy Carter and my fellow citizens as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Interna...

Develop a System You Trust (Principle No. 3 of the 7 Principles of Personal Effectiveness)

Peter Fuda | Posted 08.16.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

This blog is about Principle No. 3 on your way to better personal effectiveness, "Develop a System You Trust," originally introduced in the blog "The ...

7 Steps to an Empty Inbox

Honoree Corder | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Honoree Corder

If your Inbox has 100, 500 or even more than 1,000 emails, you may think having it cleaned up and cleaned out is only a dream ... a dream to be fulfilled when you say good-bye to email when you retire.

In Business You Must Delegate to Succeed

Honoree Corder | Posted 07.29.2014 | Small Business
Honoree Corder

Most small business owners and service professionals are doing way too many things that they could, and should, be delegating to someone else. Are you in this category?

Which Would You Rather Be as an Organization -- Efficient or Effective?

Nourish International | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Nourish International

The difference between these two issues has been a point of contention within the sector over the last several years and the conversation is far from over.