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What You Don't Know About Overnight Success

Grant Cardone | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Grant Cardone

I've been fighting this thing for 32 years. "Overnight" success doesn't happen overnight for most people. The media delivers this bad news and perpetuates lies making you believe that you are a failure because you didn't see the same results from your efforts.

Customer Service Just Died; and Your Training Budget Killed It!

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

Once a month the CEO of a certain Five-Star resort company would return to the home office. A status meeting was always held. All vice presidents and middle management would attend either in person or via Skype.

What Game of Thrones Can Teach Us About Spa Retail Training

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

Changing the way your therapists deliver customer service at your spa through training is no easy task. Game of Thrones shows us that the road to success may be rife with drama but in the end for your customers, brand and team, it will be worth the journey.

Weight Loss Studies Drive Me Crazy

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Every so often, I stumble across a study that makes me nuts. Some well-intentioned researchers suggest at the conclusion of a well-financed study that...

Are You Running Too Much? 5 Warning Signs

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

If you don't rest enough, your body can't adapt. A little "prehab" outweighs rehab any day.

The Culture of Spa Called and It's Mad!

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Harding-Bond

As a spa professional I am often highly disappointed in the level of service delivered at Five-Star spas and resorts. I'm an American living in Ba...

Why Every Workplace Should Have a Graduation Celebration

Jack Stahlmann | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Jack Stahlmann

The excitement of the graduation experience is hard to replicate. But what if we did? What if we could have a graduation of sorts at the workplace every year? Here are four-and-a-half reasons to graduate more often:

In the Pursuit of Discomfort

Maika Koehl | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Maika Koehl

It was a beautiful day for some self-imposed suffering. I was tackling mile twelve of sixteen in one of Orange County's many canyons, and my calf muscles felt like they were peeling away from my bones--anything to escape my prickling, miserable body.

6 Things I Learned From My First Spartan

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

I gathered a group of tough, like-minded Spartan virgins and we began our training program. I created a workout for all of us to use, a sort of litmus test to prepare ourselves as well as gauge our progress during training. We trained as a team. We raced as team. And we finished as a team. Here are a few things I learned:

5 Lessons Government Can Learn from Khan Academy

Steve Ressler | Posted 06.28.2015 | Technology
Steve Ressler

Khan Academy is changing how kids (and even adults!) are learning across the globe. With over 2,400 courses from arithmetic to physics and 100,000+ exercises, millions of people across the globe are learning from the world's top experts at Khan.

3 Steps to Curating Corporate Training

Stephanie Ciccarelli | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
Stephanie Ciccarelli

To plan amazing training sessions that yield significant impact, you will need to understand the work your teams are doing in theory and in practice, and create an appropriate array of courses covering what is required, desired and inspired.

From Behind the Register: The Training Student Retail Workers Really Need

Uloop | Posted 06.27.2015 | College
Uloop

What sometimes makes retail stressful are the situations that you have to figure out for yourself. Your boss or trainer only told you the basic things (or maybe they didn't) and then you had to fend for yourself. Here are a few things that people wished they had been taught.

3 Myths of Leadership Development: Part II

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Jim Finkelstein

This is the second part of the 3 Myths of Leadership Development series. Myth #1 - "leadership is knowledge" considered how truly effective leadership development models go beyond knowledge transfer and focus on putting that knowledge into practice. In part 2 of the 3 part series, the myth about who should engage in leadership development is explored.

6 Exercises That Will Transform Your Body

SELF | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
SELF

Looking for a new summer workout? This plan, created by trainer Rose Wetzel, a professional Spartan obstacle course racing (OCR) athlete will prepare you for common obstacles. But even if you aren't planning to sign up for a race, these six moves will tone your body -- and put a smile on your face.

Workout of the Week: The Two-Part Tempo Run

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Have you ever felt a race slipping away from you after a strong start? Have you been passed, or run out of gas, just a mile or two from the finish line? Every runner can benefit from increased endurance. Tempo runs are just the thing to help you become better at running faster for longer periods of time.

Black Friday Destroys Village Livelihoods in Vanuatu

UN Women | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
UN Women

On Efate, many of the market structures themselves have been badly damaged or destroyed, and the villages have lost almost all of their crops.

Skills Gap: Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Manufacturers that intend to be competitive and profitable in the years ahead will have to take aggressive action. They cannot afford to wait for the public schools to do it for them. They must foster internal training programs and become directly involved with local high schools, trade schools and community colleges to create a reliable stream of qualified candidates.

Burying Our Heads in the Sandbox: Ignoring Security at Summer Camps

Joshua Gleis | Posted 05.31.2015 | Parents
Joshua Gleis

Regrettably, too many camp administrators are passing off concerns of parents as overreactions, claiming that there is nothing that can really be done in such wide-open environments. Others recognize the threat but are misallocating their limited resources.

Why Aren't Spas on TripAdvisor?

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 05.31.2015 | Travel
Linda Harding-Bond

If TripAdvisor had a spa category, it would allow the public to zoom in on which spas provide the type of service they need. Specialists could be identified for resolving targeted beauty issues for fast growing market segments including ethnic women and men.

Bullies Like to HIT and Use Their PIC

S. L. Young | Posted 05.30.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

Bullies will attempt to leverage any power, influence, and control to get their way, along with the use of harassment, intimidation, and threats to achieve their objectives.

The High Drama of Residency Match Day

Samyukta Mullangi | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Samyukta Mullangi

But I think that the fervent drama of match day has a lot to teach us about something only slightly related. Examine the specifics of the emotional turmoil of the process, and one can find many analogies to that of being a patient

Irvine Welsh Talks to The Book Doctors About Writing, America, Rejection and the 'Sex Lives of Siamese Twins'

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

This book is very different. First of all, it's set in sun-splashed Miami, where Mr. Welsh currently has one of his residences. It's also written from the perspective of two women. And two women who couldn't be much different from each other. I must confess, I loved this book. I devoured it in a weekend

Preparing to Climb Mt. Everest ... Again

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 05.20.2015 | Travel
Kuntal Joisher

One would think that a tragic event such as the one I experienced last year would deter or frighten me, but it had just the opposite effect. When I got home, I promised myself that I would return in 2015 to climb Mt. Everest.

3 Ways to Incorporate (Fun!) Ongoing Training in the Workplace

Stephanie Ciccarelli | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Stephanie Ciccarelli

When you employ a growing workforce of young professionals, it doesn't take long to notice their insatiable appetite for learning and how using that knowledge or experience will help advance their careers.

Men, We Don't Take Care of Themselves, So What Would Happen If We Did?

Jack Anderson | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jack Anderson

My goal is to be in the best shape I've ever been when my 21-year-old son graduates from Cal Berkeley on May 16, 60 days from now. Here's what I'm committing to in my personal 60 Days to Fit program.