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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.)

Humility and the Presidency

Terry Newell | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

As the field of presidential candidates grows, so does the absolute certainty with which they claim to understand what ails the nation and how to fix it.

The Humble King

Jennifer Knapp | Posted 05.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jennifer Knapp

I never saw B.B. King perform live or ever met him in person, yet I carry with me a lesson that he taught me many years ago. What B.B. taught me is that it is not so much talent that lifts us up, but rather it is the story of our "inner man" and character that ultimately defines us.

How (And Why) To Be Humble When You Parent

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Donna Wick, Ed.D

It's funny that we don't speak more about humility when we talk about parenting. God knows, if anything is humbling, it's the experience of being a parent.

An Investing Anti-Prediction

Jonathan K. DeYoe | Posted 06.25.2015 | Money
Jonathan K. DeYoe

The key is to understand that it is all part of a natural process of unfolding futures mixed with emotional investors, and then to NOT get overly emotional about it. You cannot predict or control either of them. And, if you have a long time-horizon, it doesn't matter.

Practicing Benedictine Values in a Modern World

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 06.15.2015 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Although Saint Benedict walked this earth more than 1,500 years ago, his teachings remain relevant in today's business world. This is especially true for higher education.

The Mandate of Jesus on Maundy Thursday

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion
Sarah Thebarge

The root of every problem in the world is the absence of love, and so the infusion of love must be the beginning of every solution. Jesus invites us to follow our Master's example, and reminds us that by taking this posture, we will be obeying all of his commands.

Why Nice People Make Better Lovers

David Briggs | Posted 05.31.2015 | Science
David Briggs

Good teeth. A sense of humor. Physically attractive. Can be trusted. Dresses well. Easy to talk to. These are some of the common features men and women say they look for in a partner. But new research is suggesting another overlooked quality may be a key to lasting relationships: humility.

9 Signs You Will Be Exceptionally Successful

| Jeff Haden | Posted 03.23.2015 | Small Business

It's not that hard to be successful. But it is hard to be incredibly successful. Yet we all hope to achieve exceptional success (something we all d...

Are Black Americans the Most Religious -- and Virtuous -- of All?

David Briggs | Posted 04.29.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

In a nation where rising numbers of people are dropping out of organized religion, one dynamic religious movement continues to display remarkable strength. The black church.

#1 Most Important Ingredient to the Success of Marriage

Scott Gornto | Posted 04.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Scott Gornto

By no means am I suggesting that this is easy, but a healthy and thriving marriage requires hard work from both partners. Sometimes this hard work means each spouse laying down his or her arms and finally admitting, "It's not you. It's me. I messed up. How can we make this better?"

The Link Between Youth Sports And High Profile Athlete Misconduct

Jen Cohen | Posted 04.21.2015 | Sports
Jen Cohen

In the weeks leading up to the mother of all football events, the Super Bowl, there was no shortage of defining moments for me to tell my 13-year-old twin athletes: "Be humble -- first, last and always."

Grateful for SNL's Humility

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Bruce Weinstein

Sincere humility and gratitude aren't qualities one normally associates with the entertainment industry. That's why I was bowled over during the closing segments of Saturday Night Live's recent 40th-anniversary broadcast.

Have a Bite of Humble Pie Before Heading to the Office

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Christopher B. Nelson

Finally, just a few months ago, Tavenner said of the website that we should expect "visible improvement, but not perfection." That is the sort of humility we should have been hearing all along.

Why Are People So Annoying?

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.31.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

The fact is that modesty, or even self-effacement, can be more effective than bragging in creating a good first impression. Most of us know this from being on the receiving end, yet we still err on the side of self-aggrandizement. But why do we get it wrong so much of the time? Here's where some new research may be illuminating.

What Dogs Can Teach Us About Sleep

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Dogs and humans have similar sleep cycles that include a mix of stage and REM sleep. Humans, however, normally experience four or five of these cycles consecutively through the night, while dogs can have 20 or more much shorter ones scattered throughout the night and day.

Bob Dylan Got It Right

Hans Hickler | Posted 02.05.2015 | Business
Hans Hickler

Whether dealing with our families, our employees or with our customers, the story is the same - our character defines us - it defines us in our personal lives and in our lives at work. It is who we are.

Did I Tell You About the Time My Face Was Half Paralyzed?

Brad Wheelis | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Brad Wheelis

Half my face was paralyzed by a viral infection known as Bell's palsy. Doctors told me it likely traveled into my ear and the swelling of a canal that runs just below the ear cuts communication between the brain and facial nerves. It almost always affects just one side of the face.

10 Best Lessons I've Learned From My Middle-Aged Body

Vikki Claflin | Posted 01.31.2015 | Fifty
Vikki Claflin

Last month, I turned 58. As in 'years old.' Fifty. Eight. I don't care who you are, 58 is no longer "young." Body parts have shifted downwards. Skin has lost its memory yarn. Thighs ripple when we're standing still. Once-defined triceps now flap like sheets on a clothesline. Weight has moved into our hips and bellies with the tenacity of squatters on the back 40 of the Ponderosa.

Simple Truths: We Will Only Win This - and Other Conflicts - with Allies on the Ground

Marjan Ehsassi | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Marjan Ehsassi

President Obama has signaled a "new phase" in the fight against the Islamic State as we send 1,500 additional Americans into Iraq to train and advise the Iraqi army to "start going on some offense." Doing so will be no small task.

Parenting Through Humility

Aaron Greenwood | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Aaron Greenwood

We laugh too loud, hug you in public, forget to sign permission slips, irritate our spouse and children and throw an imperfect birthday party. We lose our patience. We sing off-key, dance with no rhythm and from time to time, we find success in all of life's elaborate obstacles.

Rule # 6

Hans Hickler | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business
Hans Hickler

That boss that just always has to be right, who doesn't listen, who won't accept another point of view. We've all experienced it.

Humility Made Fun

Michael Neill | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

One of my favorite definitions of humility is "being open to the possibility that things are other than the way I think them to be." In this sense, it is one of the absolute keys to change and an essential quality on the path to transformation.

Leadership Matters: The Power of Humility

Stedman Graham | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Stedman Graham

I have learned this through decades of research and development on identity and leadership. Leaders with strong identities stay steady while others falter. They can handle the eventual necessary transfer of power, because who they are is not dependent on external factors or outside opinions. They validate themselves.

Humility in Leadership

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Even monks and serious meditators will admit that developing humility is no easy task. However, if we hope to move in that direction, we can all some time reflect on our behavior and interactions and see how we can make some positive changes towards a more humble approach to life.