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When Frustration Hits, Ask Yourself This

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's not in my nature to take a pause for something when I'm dedicated to getting it done a certain way. But what I know is that stopping and asking myself if there might be an easier way is worth the potential time and energy I would save.

The Follower Revolt: What's Eating Leaders for Breakfast?

Robert Hall | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Robert Hall

While there is much talk about developing stronger leaders, what seems a more present reality is that followers have become much more empowered to actively - and sometimes passively - reject leaders they no longer are willing to follow.

The 21 Practical Ways I Test for Growth

Elliot Begoun | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

The following is a list of 21 telltale signs that a company is prepared to grow. Not every one of these items needs to be checked but, the more that are, the better stacked the deck.

INDEX: Funding High Impact New Ventures

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

High-impact Design Driven Startups are investors' darlings and the INDEX: Award is taking advantage of this by applying their unique design award evaluation process to vetting candidates for venture capital funding.

Making Driving Safe

Stephen G. Cecchetti | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Stephen G. Cecchetti

Unless you are a skydiver or bungee jumper, getting into a car is almost surely the riskiest thing you regularly do. The data bear this out. The Natio...

How to Lighten Your REAL Load

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Today finds me writing my blog not from my home state of California...but from my original home state of New York. How do I know I'm in the Empire St...

Wisdom and Taking a Risk

Nancy Solomon | Posted 10.29.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Solomon

My heart was beating so fast I thought it'd pop out of my chest. I was transfixed standing in back of the high-energy, full-throttle director in the TV control room : "In Five, Four, Three, Two, One. And ..WE..ARE..LIVE!"

Meat and Cancer: Hammering at the Memo

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

You have doubtless heard that the International Agency on Cancer Research, a subsidiary of the World Health Organization, has concluded that processed...

Cheerleading: A Major Cause of Brain Injuries

Alex Lyman | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Lyman

If you do take a serious fall while cheerleading and suspect you may have a concussion (or any other injury) insist upon seeking medical attention immediately. Don't keep cheering, and don't allow an adult or teammates to tell you to shake it off.

Design Driven Startup Cultures

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Startup hubs are popping up like mushrooms across the world, each with its own culture, competitive advantages and opportunities for creating unique businesses. What might these hubs learn from each other to dial up their performance?

Aspiring Female Entrepreneurs: Never Say Never

Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke

The courage and resourcefulness of these girls and women help me put things in perspective. They remind me why I set out on my own entrepreneurial (ad)venture. They humble yet embolden me: "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it."

The Not-So-Secret Service: What Your Company Can Learn From the Rep. Chaffetz Scandal

Tom Garrubba | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
Tom Garrubba

How can your company learn from the U.S. Secret Service's mistakes? Start by developing basic information security guidelines with respect to who can access sensitive data (such as personnel files or other confidential data) within your organization.

Everything Is Not Under Control: That's a Good Thing.

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Do you even find yourself looking forward to that mythical time when your life is finally under control? Be careful what you wish for.

Life Lessons From the Buffet Line

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

There's a special place in my heart for a special place near my house. Hubbie and I visit it regularly... as in, at least once a week. It's that aweso...

Why to Invest in Alternative Investments | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business

Over the last 2 to 3 years the percentage of our client portfolios invested in alternative investments has increased from 10 percent to around 30 perc...

Patience Is a Virtue

David A. Dedman | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
David A. Dedman

Investor behavior somehow reasons that now stocks are a greater risk since they have corrected, and that is false. I would argue that the stock market has more risk when prices are higher.

Listening to the Mountain: The Right and Wrong of Risk

Bill Treasurer | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Bill Treasurer

Ed Viesturs is arguably the greatest American mountaineer that ever lived, or more accurately, lives. Ed has a reputation for being a calculated risk-taker, who refuses to compromise safety because of ambition.

Financial Savvy: Investment Risk vs. Market Volatility

David Rae | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
David Rae

When the stock market goes crazy, people go nuts. The ensuing insecurity has them thinking that stashing their money in a mattress at home is safer than investing it anywhere with anyone. But one should know the differences between risk and volatility to avoid silly and irrational investing mistakes. Let's clear the confusion once and for all.

Are You Addicted to the Approval of Others? 5 Ways to Overcome It

Steve Siebold | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Steve Siebold

On a scale of one to seven, seven being highest, how high is your need to be approved and validated by other people? Next, ask your spouse or best friend to rate you on the same scale, and then compare answers. Some other ways to overcome approval addiction:

Why Looking Bad Can Be Good

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Starting now, we need to get over ourselves. We need to know that, sometimes, looking bad is actually a good thing...because it means we're trying something new, we're stretching ourselves, we're taking on a new adventure.

Need Guidance? Ask the Universe for a Sign

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

When we ask the universe for a sign, the guidance that comes through with it isn't as plain as: sign = "yes" and no sign = "no." It's more complicated than that.

How Moral Reasoning in Business Can Provide You with the Best Course of Action - Part 2

Tom Garrubba | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Tom Garrubba

the hard lesson learned from this exercise is the ability to identify those people whom I can add to my short list of truly trusted advisors and add myself to my superior's list of truly trusted advisors.

The Surprising Truth About Young Entrepreneurs - They're Fewer Than Ever

Techonomy | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business

We are in a golden age of entrepreneurship. Young people are starting businesses in record numbers. Our culture is embracing risk-taking and innovation at the educational level and it's paying off. Actually, none of this is true.

My Body Is Like an Old Sailboat

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Each little tweak, each warning sign, if ignored, can turn into a chronic pain. I don't have time for chronic pain. So I learn to pay attention sooner, fix the problems, and do the preventive maintenance. That way, I'll get to keep sailing this "old boat" until -- one inevitable day -- the wind dies.

What Are You Afraid of Anyway?

Amanda Yuill | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Yuill

Next time you are worrying about something, ask yourself what the specific scenario you are worried about is. The more you can practice getting clear on this, the better prepared you will be when it comes to evaluating risk!