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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 07.15.2014 | 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 07.15.2014 | 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 ...

The Important Reason Why We Need To Embrace Creativity

James Clear | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Art Fry wasn't trying to create a best-selling office supply product. In the beginning, Fry was simply trying to design a better bookmark for his choir hymnal. He was just trying to create something small.

Why Dogs Shouldn't Stare -- Test Your Canine IQ!

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

The problem for dogs is that few people teach this lesson, and it leads to a host of problems from leash aggression to jumping. I want to change that.

The Ultimate Father's Day Gift

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

You can't really change Dad, but you can improve the dynamic of your relationship all on your own by committing yourself to a narrow behavioral shift that's so achievable it can be sustained beyond Father's Day -- in fact, forever.

Three Nasty Little Words: 'No, But, However'

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

An easy habit for people who like to win to fall into, and a surefire shortcut to killing conversations, is to start a sentence with "no," "but," or "however." It doesn't matter how friendly your tone is or how honey sweet you say these words, the message to your recipient is "You are wrong."

Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron on the Need for Gender Intelligence, An Exclusive Interview (Pt 4)

Jarod Cerf | Posted 08.05.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Let's take a closer look at how pervasive our own blind spots are and see where, in society, we're most likely to change.

Big Data Meets Fantasy Football

Jason Grill | Posted 07.27.2014 | Sports
Jason Grill

Fantasy football is right around the corner. The summer months will pass and before you know it people from across the country will be joining frien...

'Are We There Yet?' The Worst Parenting Mistakes for Impatient Kids

Emma Jenner | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Emma Jenner

We cannot expect our children to come into the world as patient and understanding as the Buddha. Teaching them patience teaches them how to operate in the world as healthy, well-adjusted adults. It teaches them how to monitor their emotions and how to think of others.