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5 Ways To Engineer Your Own Transformation

Tim Peek | Posted 06.02.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

By midlife, most of us are experts at 'going through' things -- going through divorce, going through layoffs, going through child rearing, illness, accidents or whatever life has thrown our way. Life has had its way with us; we've survived, but not necessarily thrived.

Want to Do Big Things? Make Yourself Small

Dov Seidman | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Dov Seidman

It's a question I've been asking myself for years now and one I try to ask the CEOs, business owners and managers I come into contact with. (Notice I didn't say leaders I come in contact with. A title doesn't automatically confer leadership. Too often, it's a quality we take for granted, assuming that authority comes with a position.)

Firing Is Your Heaviest Burden As a Leader. Here's How to Handle it Gracefully.

Mike Harden | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Mike Harden

Letting an employee go, no matter what the reason, is never an enjoyable task. The truth is - and leaders should never say this to someone who is losing his or her job - that it's tough on the boss. This is one of the heaviest burdens a leader has to shoulder.

How This Stoic Middle-Aged Man Finally Got In Touch With His Emotions

Tim Peek | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

I was raised to believe that feelings were like alcohol: something to be experienced only in moderation, if at all. Yeah, it might be OK to laugh a bit or tell your lover that you love them, but most of the time feelings just got in the way.

Here's Why KPIs Are Linked To Your Success

Mike Harden | Posted 05.08.2015 | Small Business
Mike Harden

The concept of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) has been around for a long time. Investopedia defines KPIs as a set of quantifiable measures that a company or industry uses to gauge or compare performance in terms of meeting their strategic and operational goals.

Help! I Am Getting Fat Again!

Elliot Begoun | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Elliot Begoun

Thin me I spend my days holding people accountable. I work with them to prioritize and focus on the action steps that will lead them to their desire...

Kindness And Curiosity In Coaching

Ellevate | Posted 04.30.2015 | Women
Ellevate

The next time you have to coach an employee in a difficult or confrontational situation, be kind and curious. It will keep you from getting angry and resentful, and your coaching session will be much more productive and effective.

The Gift of Life-Changing Events

Rachel Verlik | Posted 04.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachel Verlik

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." -- Robert Frost I recently comm...

How I Escaped The Cult Of Busyness

Tim Peek | Posted 04.28.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

I used to be so busy I didn't have time to pee. My email inbox was so overloaded that NBC's IT department gave me special dispensation for more storage. I had two phones and a pager, and sometimes they beeped all night. It was exhausting. And it was exhilarating.

3 Myths of Leadership Development: Part II

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
Jim Finkelstein

This is the second part of the 3 Myths of Leadership Development series. Myth #1 - "leadership is knowledge" considered how truly effective leadership development models go beyond knowledge transfer and focus on putting that knowledge into practice. In part 2 of the 3 part series, the myth about who should engage in leadership development is explored.

Being Authentic: It's Not as Scary as You Think

Laura Huckabee-Jennings | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Laura Huckabee-Jennings

Where are you covering up a weakness or unproductive feelings or beliefs, and letting it shift how you are perceived? What would it mean to own that fully as part of yourself, admit it out loud, and then move past it?

Want Something? Just Ask

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

In honor of Equal Pay Day this month, I had the opportunity to facilitate a Lean In Facebook Q&A that reached 139,900 people on one of the more challenging sticky floors for women (and men in some cases). That sticky floor is called Asking For What You Want.

5 Great Reasons To Be Selfish

Meg Dennison | Posted 04.20.2015 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

Selfishness is a dirty word for many people. And yet, how are we to care for others, achieve at our highest level, be our best selves if we are not giving ourselves the time and care it takes to be our best?

It's Not What You Do, But How You Do It

Mike Harden | Posted 04.16.2015 | Small Business
Mike Harden

CEOs make a lot of decisions, announce them, and then expect everyone to be on board and execute flawlessly. If only it were that simple. We often find our decisions are not implemented properly, flawlessly, or on time, and we can't figure out why.

Opinions Aren't Facts: Math Doesn't Care What you Think

Edward Muzio | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

To say that a mathematical equation is subject to personal approach is to say that opinions are equivalent to facts, rather than being born out of them and destined to return. It's simply not true.

Why Am I Married To Such A B*tch?!

Tim Peek | Posted 04.03.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

I believe my wife is the perfect match for me: she's smart, creative, sexy and loving. And Meg also knows how to push my buttons in a way that drives me up the wall. That also makes her perfect for me.

4 Slam-Dunk Strategies to Boost Your Confidence

Carol Egan | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol Egan

Hands-down, I am fully confident that these real-deal, no icing-on-a-mud-pie strategies will boost your confidence in a lasting ways when practiced daily. Flex your confidence muscles and claim your big life now!

Don't Fear the Impostor Syndrome - Fight It

Jenny Dearborn | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Jenny Dearborn

It's one of the ironies of professional life that those most deserving of praise are often the least able to accept it. I've seen this in colleagues of all ages and levels of seniority.

How A Sense Of Humor Can Save Your Marriage

Meg Dennison | Posted 05.25.2015 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

Play is more a state of mind than an activity. Play creates options; it is the opposite of the highly planned, organized and goal-oriented existence we had built for ourselves. For us, play has become a way to learn to hold even our most entrenched opinions lightly and create awareness of new options.

The Future Of Your Company Is Now

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 05.03.2015 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

Now comes the challenge: Success has brought you to a point where the old ways of doing things are no longer as reliable as they once were.

Finding Ourselves in Translation

Pioneers for Change | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By Justine Lutterodt My life has been defined by straddling multiple identities. As a child growing up in the U.S. with a white English mother and...

7 Ways To Get The Passion Back In A Very Long Marriage

Tim Peek | Posted 05.03.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

I knew the honeymoon had to end sometime. But I was still shocked the day I realized my wife had become a sort of business partner in the enterprise that was our family. Careers, kids and endless logistics had squeezed out our passion.

How To Be There For Your Spouse When Things Go Right

Meg Dennison | Posted 04.28.2015 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

When it came to celebrating my husband's professional accomplishments, I wasn't the first to congratulate him. I felt jealous of his time in the limelight for very public recognition of his accomplishments in a career I had given up to care for our family. And I also interpreted his success as taking away from mine.

What Kind of Resources Are Your Humans?

Nesrin Everett | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Nesrin Everett

Do you invest in the organization you join, by bringing your best efforts to the table and having the right attitude for a long-term commitment, or are you simply doing the bare minimum and collecting a pay check?

A Toolbox for Managing Email Overwhelm at Work

David Brendel | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
David Brendel

The problem presented by too many emails and too little time to reply is not new. But much of the advice about how to manage this challenge is unrealistic. Here are three strategy considerations for those of us who continue to receive far too many emails.