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How Good Are Your Acting Skills?

Mike Harden | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Mike Harden

To be truly great at running your organization, you are always "on." You are always in the spotlight with your employees, customers, investors and anyone else with whom you come into contact.

Can You Trust Your Child?

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

Trust your child. Really, just try it. Trust that he or she is doing the very best they possibly can under the circumstances. They are calling none of the shots. They have few rights and zero power. Not to mention their still-developing brains and emotional instability.

10 Smartphone Rules We Should All Follow

Zach Dean | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

This is not a blog on your rights. You have a right to be oblivious to your surroundings and a right to be obnoxious. That includes your right to obnoxiously use your smartphone the same way you obnoxiously do anything else. This is a piece on etiquette.

Your Boss -- Seriously Successful or Downright Deluded?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

While your boss's positive beliefs about herself helped her become successful. These same beliefs can make it tough for her to change. The same beliefs that helped her get to her current level of success, can inhibit her from making the changes needed to stay there -- or move forward.

How Rude! Alex J. Packer's New Teen Guide to Good Manners Is a Must-have Book!

LuxEco Living | Posted 10.14.2014 | Books
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World "Hallelujah! Finally a book for all ages...

Have An Out-Of-Control Child? You Could Be Part Of The Problem

Posted 10.14.2014 | Dr. Phil

Parents say their 24-year-old son, Johnny, has extreme rage issues, and they fear he may kill them. They claim they’ve done everything to help their...

Could You Be A Bitch And Not Know It?

Posted 10.13.2014 | Dr. Phil

Chances are you either know one or are one … which is why Dr. Phil is talking about bitches! Some women may think that freely speaking their mind an...

Choosing Smart Reference Groups Can Improve Outcomes and How We Feel about Them

Jon Jachimowicz | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
Jon Jachimowicz

By being aware of and consciously guiding our attention toward other, less-apparent possible references, we can guide our behavior and feelings.

Man Describes Voices He Hears Telling Him To Murder Strangers

Posted 10.07.2014 | Dr. Phil

Twenty-five-year-old Craig, who was recently diagnosed with schizophrenia, is prone to violent outbursts and says he hears voices telling him to kill ...

How Can We Internalize Gratitude Into The Growth Of Our Children?

Diana Grycan | Posted 10.03.2014 | Parents
Diana Grycan

If parents think that their child's behavior should always be excused, that child will never experience the feeling of being grateful for their successes. Children need to distinguish between the outcome of making mistakes, and the ultimate growth and strength they draw from correcting them. Then they can be grateful that they are going down the right paths.

Why Your Boss Is a Lousy Coach

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

So, what can you do about this? How do you get the help you need from your boss? How do you turn him or her into your coach?

The KID Pro Quo

Richard Greenberg | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

Over the years, I have observed that by expressing gratitude for the things around us, we have taught our children (and others) to appreciate the things we all have in life -- whether it's a meal, a beautiful sunset, a car that works or a spouse who is an excellent Mom.

How Boredom Can Lead To Failure

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

New research is demonstrating that our ability to succeed at a task may well depend on how exciting and valuable we expect that task to be.

How Habits Shape Your Health, Happiness And Wealth

Entrepreneur | James Clear | Posted 09.17.2014 | World

In 1936, a man named Kurt Lewin wrote a simple equation that changed the way we think about habits and human behavior. The equation makes the follo...

You've Changed! Why Didn't They Notice?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

You have to be consistent in how you present yourself -- to the point where you don't mind being "guilty of repeating yourself." If you abandon the consistency, people will get confused and the perception you are trying to change will get muddied by conflicting evidence that you are just the same as you were.

How Being Filmed Changes Employee Behavior

Ethan Bernstein | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Ethan Bernstein

If too much transparency kills innovative behavior, how can police departments improve officers' track record on profiling without sacrificing the kind of educated risk-taking and problem solving that's often needed to save lives?

The Disorder You Probably Haven't Considered

Sarah Smiley | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

one night, while I was reading Go Dog, Go to Lindell, he pointed at the book and asked, "What is the orange dog doing?" There was no orange dog on the page.

5 Things You Should Never Do in a Restaurant

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.13.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Dining out is meant to be a fun and pleasant experience. We show up, we sit down, we order, we eat, we pay, and we leave. But while that may sound like a rather straightforward experience, there are actually a host of unspoken rules that you really should be playing by.

Dear High School Teachers: Sorry for Being a Sh*t

Clint Edwards | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Clint Edwards

I'm grateful that you cut me slack and stuck with me, that you took the time to chat with me after class about my family, that you encouraged me to keep trying, and, most importantly, that you, time and time again, talked me out of leaving school.

Behavioral Change as Simple as 1, 2, 3!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

People often ask, "Can executives really change their behavior?" The answer is definitely yes. At the top of major organizations even a small positive change in behavior can have a big impact.

4 Dead Giveaways When Coaching Won't Work!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Even if you are the best coach in the world, if the person you are coaching shouldn't be coached, the coaching isn't going to work. The good news is that the "uncoachables" are easier than you think to spot. How do you know when someone is uncoachable? How do you detect a lost cause?

10 Surefire Reasons to Try Feedforward!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Leaders have to give feedback and performance appraisals have to be made. This is a given. Yet, there are many times when feedforward is preferable to...

The No. 1 Reason Good Habits Don't Last

Max Ogles | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Max Ogles

The number one reason people give up on good habits, generally, is that they just aren't enjoyable. It's a simple truth: You are less likely to continue doing something that you do not enjoy. Here's some proof...

Love-Ability Factor

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

True love-ability is an attitude. It's a way of being. It's the way you show up in the world. And because it's not based on the reactions of others, it is the deepest security, created from the only thing in life you can totally control, i.e. your own spirit.

Irrational Markets Or Irrational Individuals? Designing 'Smart' Environments Improve Decision-Making and Make Markets More Efficient

Jon Jachimowicz | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
Jon Jachimowicz

How can markets be made efficient when people aren't? Apparent market failures are often attributed to individuals making apparent 'irrational' decisions. However, I argue that markets can be made more efficient when creating environments for individuals that aid their decision-making.