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The Truth Behind Your Guts

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Sure, people show their guts in amazingly grand ways every day... by persevering through big challenges and climbing to new heights. But all of us show our guts in smaller, different ways every day.

A Radical New Approach to Employee Engagement!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In my new book Triggers, I propose a radical new approach to employee engagement. To me, this new approach is the "other half of the equation", the missing piece, the thing that we've been overlooking that could change the business landscape for good!

What's Up With All the Honking?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Honking is something that feels OK for many of us to do, but feels terribly personal when it happens to us. Honking may create sound on the outside, but it happens because we're not too happy inside... and we need a release.

5 Insightful Ways to Approach Strategic Leadership

Nancy Laws | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Nancy Laws

Having a strategic approach to leadership is essential in building a thriving organization. Leadership will help to shape every part of the culture, and will help to determine success and failure.

A Six-Second Six Pack? Really, Now...

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

We often confuse the words simple and easy. The changes I help people make are generally very simple. However, they are never easy. Just as with diet and exercise, changing behavior involves hard work. It takes time.

Things You Learn When You're Lost on a Big, Fat Mountain

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Today's post is a bit different. It's a somewhat intense tale. Get ready. And please don't judge me. It begins after a good dose of "you can do it D...

5 Powerful Leadership Lessons From Musicians

Simon Tam | Posted 03.05.2015 | Small Business
Simon Tam

In 2010, Lady Gaga tweeted a photo of herself standing in front of the marquee at Madison Square Garden. Later that night, she explained how she would dream that one day her name would be in lights at the venue.

Workplace Bullying: Its Impact Goes Beyond Hurt Feelings

S. L. Young | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

Bullying is bad, unacceptable, and isn't caused by a target --- regardless of the time, place, circumstance or other considerations.

Do You Work With a Credit Hog?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Every one of us has a strong bias to remember events in a light that is most favorable to us. This drill exposes that bias and makes us consider the possibility that someone else's perspective is closer to the truth.

This Is a Test -- Let's Play

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Once I decided to leave the gym I desperately tried to figure out what would replace it... the class or the boot camp or the activity that would be the right fit now.

New Strategy? Why Going Away Gets You Nowhere

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

It feels good to be whisked away from everything, to turn off the rest of the world, and to take a deep dive into your thoughts. But hey, just be aware of one thing. That trip might be a waste of time.

The Most Important Thing You Can Do If You Really Want to Change

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Follow-up turns changing for the better into an ongoing process -- not only for you but for everyone involved. When you involve others in your continuing progress, you are virtually guaranteeing your continued success!

How to Handle the 'Fondue Effect'

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Yes, life is for the living. And fondue can be awesome when the time is right. The trick is just remembering how those little bits can add up... and knowing how to keep them from doing so.

8 Things Guaranteed to Happen to You in the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Enjoy the awesome stuff and make the most of it. And when the not-so-awesome stuff comes your way... allow it to happen, do your best to stay calm, deal with it, and know that it's on its way out, too.

When Stupid, Ugly Numbers Freak You Out

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

So I got my credit card statement yesterday. Immediately my heartbeat picked up speed. After all, my spending has been a bit... shall we say... activ...

How to Like Your Life More

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's up to us to remember why it excited us, and to ask ourselves if it still does. It's up to us to ask ourselves how we can make it fun again, perhaps in a new way. And then it's up to us to do it.

Be an Empathetic, Caring (But Not Meddlesome) Leader

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

Leaders have to walk a fine line in the workplace. On the one hand, people want them to be interested and involved. On the other hand, they can easily wear out their welcome by becoming meddlesome and "stealing" the process from those who were tasked to complete it.

Social Media and the Introverted Leader

Andrea Learned | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Andrea Learned

Interestingly (and fortunately), using social media has been key for finding the balance that lets me think, work and connect most productively.

Currently Not Promotable

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

Engagement is both collaborative and consensual. It's the leader's job to ensure that their direct reports are engaged. Unfortunately, your 360 feedback results indicate that others frequently see you as the "boss from hell" who is better at commanding than leading.

Rick Snyder Is Not a Good Political Leader

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.03.2015 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

If you have watched any of Rick Snyder's election ads you will see that the governor fancies himself a leader, however, since being a leader isn't a title one can just bestow upon one's self the question should be what does the governor's record tell us about his leadership skills.

Is Your Imagination Undermining Your Success?

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

As leaders, imagination is a vital tool. Often the organizational visions we paint originate right from of our imagination. As Albert Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Can Delegation Kill?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

With input, you can delegate with your eyes wide open. Delegation won't blindly kill -- instead it will appropriately breathe new life into an organization and build morale, careers and a company.

The Seemingly-Virtuous, Often-Dangerous Word We All Use

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I'll get all set and all comfy... and then that bright, glaring sunshine busts through the curtains, makes its way across the floor and lands squarely on my conscience, convincing me that I'm lazy for not basking in it.

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.

The Myth of the "No Ego" Leader

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

Ego carries out life's directive to survive by adapting to adverse environmental or organizational conditions. Senior leaders often have large egos; it's what helped them survive the trip to the top of their organization.