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4 Questions to Reshape Your Life

Alexandra Harra | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

If you're seeking to reshape your life, reflect on the answers to these four questions to increase your awareness, expand your mindset, and change your outlook:

Don't be Trump...or Jobs...or Branson...be YOU!

Kate Wan | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
Kate Wan

In an overcrowded business world where anybody can buy anything or find out anything with the touch of a fingertip, it is more important than ever to ...

Former Refugee and HuffPost Contributor Named Most Influential Young Arab in the World

Ruth Young | Posted 04.05.2016 | World
Ruth Young

Chaker Khazaal, who was awarded Esquire Man of the Year in November 2015, is a former Palestinian refugee who moved to Canada to pursue an education.

4 Communication Skills That Will Increase Your Influence

Matt Fore | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Matt Fore

Consider a change in your communication habits. Words are powerful. They create romance, build business and topple kingdoms. Use them to your advantage. Here are four ways you can create greater influence in your life by using the right words.

Who's at Your Table? The Importance of Choosing Your Circle of Influence

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 03.24.2016 | Women
20 Beautiful Women

I always like to reflect upon the imagery of King Arthur's fabled round table. It is a great representation of the circle of influence in our lives. Each of us has a roundtable. We have people in our lives that bear great influence on us.

My Daughter Is Afraid of Donald Trump

Kristie Stumpf Rork | Posted 03.18.2016 | Parents
Kristie Stumpf Rork

Snuggling on the sofa with my eight-year daughter one evening, a commercial for the nightly news hinted of a sensational story about the 2016 political candidates. My daughter looked at me, with sadness in her eyes, "Mommy, I don't want Trump to be president." "Why is that, baby?" I ask. "Because half of my friends would disappear from school!"

It's Counter-Intuitive: Four Plays to Stop The Donald

Alan Kelly | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Alan Kelly

It's reasonable that Rubio thought to go on the offense. But the moral to this story is that competitive communication is not a binary sport. Marco over-reacted. There were a few plays he might have considered between the high-risk crazy ivan and pedestrian recasts, filters, screens, fiats, challenges and peacocks that typified his campaign.

8 Rules For Making The Right Decisions

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 03.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Apply these eight rules when weighing your options to ensure that your decisions always play out in your favor:

Create Influence - Connect The Right Way

Janine Garner | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
Janine Garner

Live-tweeting your bikini wax is not vulnerability. Nor is posting a blow-by-blow of your divorce. That's an attempt to hot-wire connection. But you c...

IWD 2016 - Making It Happen My Way

Janine Garner | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women
Janine Garner

One day a year, we publicly celebrate the achievements of women worldwide and also use this day to highlight the ongoing inequality, the prevailing an...

Be Bold. Be Brave. Be You.

Melissa Curry | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women
Melissa Curry

Today is International Women's Day, a day that in so many ways represents the start of our BYOS story. On this day three years ago my little bar of SUCCESS, which has since been shared over 4,000 times across the globe, was unveiled to a roomful of Irish businesswomen.

Up Close and Personal: Why It Matters

Mark Pastin | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Mark Pastin

Is there still a point to having in-person, flesh-and-blood meetings? Is there a point to such meetings when we can see and hear a person in another p...

Hurricane Living: Thriving in the Eye of the Storm

Rye Taylor | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
Rye Taylor

I have always wanted to experience a hurricane or chase a tornado. The magnitude and power of those natural events is awe-inspiring, and I'm attracted to them despite my better judgement. I have gotten my share of odd looks when I share that little tidbit about myself.

Create Divergent Moments

Janine Garner | Posted 02.29.2016 | Business
Janine Garner

Embrace diversity, breed new thinking, collaborate, allow the crazy ideas to breathe and create those often insane divergent moments, because this is the only way we are ever going to create the future we dream of right here and now, before it becomes a present that passes us by.

How To Discredit Yourself With A New Person In One Word

Jennifer Trask | Posted 02.29.2016 | Business
Jennifer Trask

When I was 18 and in my first year of university, my father enrolled me in a Dale Carnegie course so that I could learn how to become a better speaker...

What Nike's Pacquiao Problem Tells Us About Brand Accountability

Mark Curry | Posted 02.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Curry

The problem is that Manny didn't become anti-gay this week, and Nike has had an endorsement deal with Manny since the mid-2000s. Nike has sold a large fortune's worth of products based on Manny's good word.

Charisma. Learn the Secrets of Personal Charm!

Jan Mühlfeit | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business
Jan Mühlfeit

Charisma is the unique property of someone who possesses a personal charm and is irresistibly attractive to others. Such an individual has highly deve...

WARNING: Cases Of BLAME-ITIS On The Rise

Janine Garner | Posted 02.15.2016 | Business
Janine Garner

It wasn't me - it was him/her... I tried but they wouldn't let me... It's too hard to do that... I didn't make it because (insert relevant excuse) got...

Good Karma at the Workplace: Positive Energy Produces Stellar Results

O'Brien Browne | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

A vital yet intangible element of all healthy and well-performing workplaces is the presence of good karma or, if you prefer, positive energy.

Chasing a Dream? 4 Reasons You Better Run in Work Boots

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 01.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

In 2014, I released an indie book, "Purple People Leader." While the message (leading without bias) is hugely important to me, I actually published i...

Both Parties Agree: Selling Out Is Worth It

Michael Winship | Posted 01.30.2016 | Politics
Michael Winship

Pity poor Washington. No doubt breaking the hearts of elected and appointed government officials, their staffs and hangers-on, a blog at the Center for Responsive Politics reports that the "influence industry appears to be contracting, and the trend continued in 2015."

Undercover Influence: How to Succeed When You Don't Like the Limelight

Rye Taylor | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Rye Taylor

You fight to make a living everyday or die trying. So how do you make an impact on this world without having your name in lights?

WTF Is Organizational Culture?

Garrett Mintz | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Garrett Mintz

Organizational cultures are not universally good or universally bad for every person. Just because two organizations have the exact same activities (i.e. casual Fridays and philanthropic events) doesn't mean that those activities are received the same way at each company by the employees.

7 Scientifically Proven Steps to Increase Your Influence

Meiko S. Patton | Posted 01.13.2016 | Science
Meiko S. Patton

By using current research out of academic institutions and research organizations around the world, she's able to share the latest people science in an actionable, applicable and un-boring ways.

7 Content Marketing Tactics That Boost Sales and Influence Buyer Behaviors

Danny Wong | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Danny Wong

When used to its greatest advantage, content marketing can create a relationship between a company and its customers. With content, salespeople can ad...