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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 08.20.2014 | 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 08.14.2014 | 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.

Blood Donation, Legoland and a New Kind of Blood Drive

Rich Meyers | Posted 08.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Rich Meyers

Our 9-year-old son had come home excited that his school was having a blood drive. If we donated blood, we'd be rewarded with tickets to Legoland. As two dads, we suddenly found ourselves thrust into an unexpected conversation with our son about the FDA ban that prevents gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

Modern Manners

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Being mindful of our surroundings and appreciating the beauty around us, cleaning up our messes and someone else's are ways to show our respect for the world we live in.

Kids and Dogs: It's Not Breed, It's Behavior

Katie Grillaert | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green
Katie Grillaert

In my practice as a behavior consultant, I have too often heard parents say, with anguish in their voices, that the dog bit and, "He just didn't give any warning." Unfortunately, it does not relieve any pain to explain that the dog gave a warning, but it went unnoticed.

Do You Pass the SATs?

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

What Is Sustainable, Authentic and True Is What Comes Easy To You When we effort, try and force our way into our lives, our jobs or even our relatio...

How To Get Healthier In Just 5 Minutes A Day

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

In any area of self-improvement -- not just in fitness and diet -- small changes in habit can lead to amazing results. Yet even the smallest change in behavior requires willpower and conscious effort -- something that sounds as simple as running five minutes a day won't be simple in practice.

Rest Easy, Parents and Children: Healthy Sleep for Every Family

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Bertin, M.D.

Establishing habits in children as early as possible is a parenting benchmark and a cornerstone of adult self-care. When children push nighttime boundaries, parents become chronically over-tired. That makes them less likely to maintain the necessary routines in the first place, which sets up a vicious cycle.

Yes, Actually, You Are in Control

Tim McDonald | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

We can't control other people and we can't control our environment (we can create it, just not completely control it). The one thing over which we can exert, and maintain control of, is our self and the way we respond to any, and every, situation.

Simple Personal Systems for Big Health Benefits

Riva Greenberg | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

When we try to make a change like losing weight or exercising, going back to school or advancing at work, to a large degree it's the systems around us that either help ease us forward or hold us back -- both our own personal systems and societal systems that we must navigate.

Bridging Business and Design By Building Experienced-Based Knowledge

Soren Petersen | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Knowing how to bridge business and design is evidently completely different from actually being able to execute well. Most corporate project manager...

How We Treat Others

Tom Morris | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

How we treat others is really in the end how we treat ourselves. Our outer conduct always has inner results. In a great little passage from Shakesp...

Think Before You Speak!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Thinking before speaking is a challenge for a lot of people. It might even be hard for you, especially if you are trying to prove to the world how sma...

I Bribe My Kids And You Know You Do Too

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 09.13.2014 | Parents
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

Don't parents "bribe" their kids all the time? "If you eat your vegetables, you can have ice cream for dessert." "If you do your homework without complaining, you can play Wii." This system of good-behavior-equals-reward starts at a very young age.

How to Have a Well-Behaved Child

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

Ultimately, good behavior depends on the development of a moral identity -- a child's inner sense of him or her self as a good and helpful person.

Leadership Is a Contact Sport!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

My career as an executive coach began many years ago with a phone call from the CEO of a Fortune 100 company. I had just given a leadership clinic to ...