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Why My 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Marriage Didn't Work

Tim Peek | Posted 01.27.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

Somewhere in the middle of my marriage, I gave up. I had built up an inventory of complaints -- Meg's bossiness, my withdrawal from physical contact, our adequate but perfunctory sex life -- but resolving them just seemed too daunting to be in the realm of possibility, so I kept them to myself.

Leading Well: Know When and How to Be Tough

David Peck | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business
David Peck

A tough message and tone -- used sparingly, privately and deliberately -- is a necessary leadership tool.

How A Glue Stick Brought My Husband And I Closer Together

Meg Dennison | Posted 01.20.2015 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

Instead of thinking of the year ahead as a problem to be solved, we've found we're much more likely to consider the potentials -- without getting stopped by the impossibility of what our creative brain comes up with.

15 Exercises to Pump Up Your Leadership Skills

David Peck | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
David Peck

You take yourself to the gym... so why not strengthen your leadership "muscles" too? Coaching executives and aspiring leaders across many roles, industries and geographies over many years, I've prepped for you a quick-hit list of 15 exercises to help build your leadership muscles.

8 Elements Of A Sincere Apology

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Next time you're in a position to apologize, do it the right way even though it might be difficult. The gain far outweighs any anxiety you may have over saying, "I am sorry."

The One (Dance) Move That Saved My Marriage

Tim Peek | Posted 01.12.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

Guys -- especially married guys -- hate dancing, and I am no exception. Problem is, my wife loves to dance. But she knew I didn't dance when we met, so that was just part of the deal.

3 Ways To Reignite Your Long-Dead Sexy Side

Meg Dennison | Posted 01.06.2015 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

One day I woke up to the realization that I wanted to feel more heat in my life. I wanted to feel more flow, more desire and, well, sexier. And unlike all those magazine articles offering advice on how to turn on my man, I wanted to feel sexier for myself. If it also turned on my husband, even better.

3 Ways I Plan To Be A Better Lover In 2015

Tim Peek | Posted 01.07.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

I'm committing to three things in 2015 to become a better lover, partner and husband to my wife: active appreciation, taking responsibility, and telling the truth. I didn't always do these things, but I've discovered a direct correlation to better sex, fun and closeness in our relationship.

This One Simple Habit Transformed My Marriage

Meg Dennison | Posted 12.22.2014 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

A quick peck on my cheek, as he dashed out to catch the train for long days at work in New York City -- that's how Tim and I parted each day. We came together again in the same way with a greeting that acknowledged we occupied the same space, but left me longing for a racy Hollywood embrace.

Corporate Antibodies: Don't Let Them Kill Your Growth Strategies

Laura Berger | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

You, as corporate leaders, have been given an unprecedented advantage to show growth and results. Interest rates are historically low and corporate cash positions strong. The masses know it, and they are expecting fireworks.

Dear Executive: A Holiday Wish...

Christine McKinney Pfeiffer | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Christine McKinney Pfeiffer

Yes... you in the C-Suite. You worked very hard to get where you are. Your name is in the box at the top of that organization chart. Congratulations and happy holidays! You are smart, well connected, and you have great intentions. (Let's be honest...you also had some lucky breaks along the way).

No One Told Us! The Unspoken Challenges of Being an Executive Director

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 12.15.2014 | Money
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

The challenges are real and the job is tough, but being an Executive Director has the potential to be life-defining and unbelievably rewarding.

The Scary Thing One Couple Did For 365 Days Straight To Save Their Marriage

Tim Peek | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Tim Peek

Yes, we love each other; that much we never questioned. But do we really want to be together? Like Lord Voldemort, it is a thing so dreadful that we had avoided asking it for years. In relationships consecrated with the phrase "until death do us part," this is no casual question.

Executive Burnout: Don't Pick a Fight You Will Lose

Manijeh Motaghy | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Manijeh Motaghy

Training for the new habit of recognizing where most of your attention is spent and recognizing your perceptions and expectations for what they are is essential to managing stress as well as success in all aspects of your life.

10 Last-Minute Fundraising Strategies For The Holiday Season

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

'Tis the season to... raise more money. People feel sentimental, it's the "giving" time of the year, and as the fiscal year closes many people and corporations are determining where to spend their leftover charity dollars.

Top 9 Priorities for Your First Month as a New Executive Director

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 12.01.2014 | Money
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

Congratulations, you're the new Executive Director of a social-change organization. You've taken on a very hard job.

Why I Ditched My Plan To Ditch My Husband

Meg Dennison | Posted 12.05.2014 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

I don't know exactly when I decided to ditch my husband, but my plan was to be free of him as soon as our youngest child graduated from high school. Now, a few years later, we're thriving together.

Dreams Do Come True: Two Awakenings I Had At The Global Spin Awards

Lucinda Cross | Posted 01.24.2015 | Entertainment
Lucinda Cross

The stage was set, the lights were lit and the room was full of anticipation. On November 18th at the fabulous New World Stage in New York City, the...

The Hard Truth About the Current State of Soft Skills in the U.S.

Laura Berger | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Laura Berger

The tradeoff between hard and soft skills appear to be most at play in professional capacities such as accounting, finance and law, where people are trained and hired for their extreme analytical capabilities.

Leadership in Real Life: Trade Form for Substance

Edward Muzio | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

Sooner or later, they're going to catch you picking your nose. Well, maybe not. Maybe you'll be fishing your keys out of a storm drain, or talking t...

Lead Well: How to Avoid Making Your Best People Care Less

David Peck | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
David Peck

Whether you lead a team of two or 2,000, it's likely you've noticed the value of hiring and retaining capable, self-motivated people. Yet it's all too common--and completely avoidable--that you inadvertently do little things that may de-motivate your "go to" people in big ways. Here are ten life-tested watch list items to make sure that as a leader, you're not making your best people care less.

It's Not IQ Versus Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business
Daniel Goleman

The CEO of one of the world's largest financial companies told me, "I hire the best and brightest -- but I still get a bell curve for performance." Why aren't the smartest MBAs from top schools all highly successful on the job?

Learning About Effective Leadership by Rappelling Waterfalls

Laura Berger | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

In executive coaching, I have clients hurtling themselves toward a goal. They want to get "there" no matter what. Then there are the adrenaline junkies who enjoy the risk of chaos, taking pride in not needing methods and plans.

Emma Watson's Inspirational UN Speech: 4 Lessons For Anyone Who Wants To Speak As A Leader

Bart Egnal | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Bart Egnal

Anyone who wishes to speak as a leader would be wise to read the transcript of her talk and watch the videos of her delivering in.

How Women Can Learn to Stand in Their Power -- and How Men and Companies Can Help Them

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

I think it's high time that we move beyond belaboring the challenges, and instead focus on real solutions that can help free women from this pervasive double standard in Corporate America.