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Develop These 5 Skills to Become an Outstanding Leader

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

The demand for exceptional leadership skills is vital to unlocking transformational growth in business. Recent research and reports confirm leadership development should be considered a top priority in 2015.

7 Ways Stand-Up Comedy Can Teach Us to Effectively Motivate Others

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

What motivates us? What are the key drivers to motivating others? There are so many that resonate -- to deliver a message, to make a difference, to make an impact, to foster change, to create something new.

Going On Vacation? Don't Pack Your Email

Jessica Wang | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Jessica Wang

Some can't relax unless they know there are no fires burning at work, so they check email surreptitiously while their travel companions are planning the day's excursion. Not me, not anymore.

Finding the Intuitive, Innovative Manager Within (5 Steps)

Bill Donius | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Bill Donius

If our intuition is switched off, can it be turned back on? As one of a certain age, I've discovered that we can indeed turn back the hands of time by bursting out of our comfort zone. We cannot do "the same thing over and over again expecting a different result," as Einstein warned.

Come What May

Daniel Horgan | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel Horgan

And while you may find comfort in the moment, the spiraling effect of this negativity and self-pity will result in a lens through which you start to view everything around you. Now imagine an alternative mindset and action plan that you commit to embracing that propels you forward and positions you as an example for others to follow.

Rushion McDonald: Architect Behind the Steve Harvey Global Media Brand

S. L. Young | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

Achieving success can be a lonely journey, driven by many personal sacrifices, and an unrelenting quest toward the pursuit of a dream.

Technology Needs to Serve Us, Not Rule Us

Vlatka Hlupic | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Vlatka Hlupic

For the past 20 years or so, since the internet was established, futurists have projected a near-future paradise in an information-rich, automated world of smart cars, smart buildings and smart workplaces.

Why Businesses Have a Hard Time Fixing What's Broken

Gregory Ciotti | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Gregory Ciotti

Reinvention always meets resistance. From pivots to process changes, it's tough to have a perfectly smooth transition.

Let's Get Personal

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Hubbie and I recently found ourselves engaging in two different... discussions. The first involved a whole lot of bickering... making for some cranky...

How Smart Managers Throw Employees Under the Bus

Brian de Haaff | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Your employee just made another terrible mistake. And you are going to suffer because of it. You both look bad now, and you are tired of being frowned upon for his incompetence.

10 Signs Your Boss Doesn't Like Your Work -- and How to Change Things

Dianna Booher | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Clear, straightforward communication always trumps vague generalities that produce uncertainty, low morale and lower productivity.

The Most Dangerous Person in Your Office

Damian Bazadona | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business
Damian Bazadona

While no one aspires to be "that guy" -- a poor collaborator and a weak leader who disrespects their colleagues and undermines the health of the company -- these behaviors unfortunately play out every day in the workplace.

Ways to Avoid Micromanagement

Linda Lauren | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business
Linda Lauren

The idea is to get around the obstacle by accepting that it exists and detouring to the path you might have felt was the unlikely one to take. That all sounds wonderful, doesn't it? It's how we want to be: living an inspired and miraculous life. But how do we achieve that?

The 3 Worst Habits of Clueless Leaders

Brian de Haaff | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Clearly, your bad leadership habits affect more than just you. You may think your imperfections are yours to own, but they negatively affect everyone on your team. Here are three of the worst habits you should kick to the curb before it's too late.

How to Change Your Manager's Mind

Chris Deaver | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Chris Deaver

There are always situations where you can influence a manager. Launching a new project. Brainstorming a product or service. Taking the business to the next level. But many people fail to see their power in these situations.

12 Amazing Tips that Will Change Your Life!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In each blog I have shared a nugget of knowledge, a piece of advice or an amazing tip for success. In the list below, you'll find 12 amazing tips that will change your life and help you to become the person that you want to be.

The One Secret of Highly Successful Leaders

Brian de Haaff | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Successful leaders don't hide their goals and their motives. They broadcast them. Transparency is the currency that is used to acquire trust. It's an investment that also requires you to be open to the possibility that you might be wrong.

How to Solve Difficult Problems by Using the Inversion Technique

James Clear | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

It is far easier to avoid stupidity than it is to create genius. Eliminating the errors and mistakes that are preventing your success can be just as powerful as building new skills or habits.

Take Your Child to Work (Any) Day

Karen Roter Davis | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Karen Roter Davis

This week, lots of companies will host "Take Your Child To Work" days in their offices. Interestingly, many of these same companies allow dogs in their offices every day of the year, but feel the need to have one special day dedicated to bringing one's offspring to work.

9 Ways 'Wasting Time' Can Boost Your Career

Bernard Marr | Posted 04.18.2015 | Business
Bernard Marr

Reading blogs, watching videos on YouTube, or reading a book unrelated to your work are all things that really career-focused people sometimes see as wasting time. But actually, these activities can help us discover new things, make new connections, come up with innovative solutions, and challenge our current thinking.

10 Movie Mantras That Could Change Your Life

Faisal Hoque | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Inspiration can come from anywhere and anyone. Mine often comes from books and movies -- books and movies that combine life stories with a spiritual journey.

The Importance of 'I' in Team

Bill Donius | Posted 04.18.2015 | Business
Bill Donius

We've all heard motivational speakers tout the fact that there is no "I" in team. The clever wordplay suggests that for teams to be effective, they must shun individual egos in favor of advancing the mission of the team.

5 Rules for Recruiting Great Talent

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

But recruiting and holding on to talent is not easy. Good employees are scarce in number but high in demand, which makes it necessary for companies to structure their business around talent and provide an environment that enables those employees to thrive. Here are five ways in which businesses can accomplish this.

Is This the End of Human Resources?

David Hassell | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
David Hassell

Treating employees as assets instead of people dehumanizes them and strips them of any motivation to contribute their unique strengths to the company.

5 Ways to Maintain Your Credibility As a Manager

Larry Alton | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Larry Alton

Employees look to their leaders for continual direction and motivation. It can be exceedingly difficult to lead a team toward common goals if you have not established a credible rapport with your employees first. But what actually factors into your credibility?