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The Best of 2014

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

As we end the year, I thought it would be interesting to review your favorite blogs (and mine). I would love to hear your thoughts on these articles and videos and any others. If you liked one or two, why? If not, why not? What did you learn? Do you have questions?

Beware of People Who Love You!

Julia Harris | Posted 12.19.2014 | Women
Julia Harris

If you have a big vision for yourself and what you want to do in the world then it is absolutely vital that you surround yourself with other people like you who have a big vision of what they can achieve in the world.

Are You Successful?

Kemi Nekvapil | Posted 12.18.2014 | Women
Kemi Nekvapil

I have just finished my coaching programs for the year and there is nothing more fulfilling than my clients looking back over our time together and reflect on what they have learnt and achieved.

The One Thing You Must Stop Doing This December: A Poem for Holiday Overwhelm

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah Grayson Riegel

In December we do a little work And anticipate a lot of pleasure And December is the one month of the year Where I always change what I measure From ...

Why Women Stay Stuck (And How to Get Unstuck)

Mia Redrick | Posted 12.05.2014 | Women
Mia Redrick

Nothing changes in our lives until we make a decision to move in a different direction. But how do we move when life paralyzes us by fear, anxiety and feelings of being overwhelmed? What do we do to get unstuck? Here are eight reasons why we find ourselves "stuck" and how to get unstuck.

An Open Letter to My High School Cross-Country Coach

Paige Smith | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women
Paige Smith

I'm a far better person because I was a runner in high school. Because I was dedicated to a pursuit that valued and rewarded camaraderie, strength and willpower. Because I was part of a team that saw me at my best and my worst.

How to Live Your Light...

Alex Kip | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

In a world where we're constantly pushing happiness over the horizon, our views of what success means is often skewed. Pretty soon our batteries to our inner flashlight start to wear out. Then, all at once we can't seem to turn on the switch again.

The Business of a Sustainable Life

Janet M. Neal | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Janet M. Neal

Some people think of me as a coach, or a speaker, or an author. There are three persons who think of me as a mom. I have come to realize that while, ...

Why You Shouldn't Wait to 'Feel Ready' to Make Your Business Leap

Kate McCready | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Kate McCready

Are you waiting until you 'feel ready'? Ready to break out of your current career? Ready to go out on your own? Ready to start that business you've always wanted to start? Ready to shift the direction of your business to that thing that feels right in your gut? Ready to take a leap?

Do What You Want Them to Do: Management Lessons from the Toddler Trenches

Edward Muzio | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

If you want your employees to be output-focused, be output-focused with them. If you want them to be kind but firm, be kind but firm. If you want them to make clear decisions and stand by them, make clear decisions and stand by them.

My Bad Pregnancy Diagnosis

Laurie Gerber | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

Let me take you through my latest trial/tribulation. They are always good for a lesson. I am about 26 weeks pregnant with my third kid. Surprise, fo...

Dear Kim Kardashian, You Are More Than a Great Ass

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 11.13.2014 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

When I watch your show it makes me really sad sometimes. Your audience gets breakouts on their faces, gets bad hair cuts, looks bloated sometimes and some of them have wrinkles when they smile. It's all a part of having a whole, perfect and complete human body.

What Goes Round, Comes Round

David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Good News
David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T.

I had a head injury at age fifteen on my way home from qualifying to sail to Canada to plan some real estate development for the church to which I bel...

What I Learned About Influence From Peter Drucker

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Think of the years that you have spent "perfecting your craft." Think of all of the knowledge that you have accumulated. Think about how your knowledge can potentially benefit your organization. How much energy have you invested in acquiring all of this knowledge?

Leadership in Real Life: Trade Form for Substance

Edward Muzio | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

Sooner or later, they're going to catch you picking your nose. Well, maybe not. Maybe you'll be fishing your keys out of a storm drain, or talking t...

Top 5 Fears that Paralyze Small Business Owners and Stop Growth

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 10.30.2014 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

But the truth is, there's a huge roadblock that paralyzes our growth in its tracks. No, I'm not talking about being denied a loan from a bank, not getting a contract or even receiving a bad review on Yelp. Rather, small business owners are plagued with fears the size of a mustard seed, which grow, paralyze and harm their business growth.

Can Delegation Kill?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

With input, you can delegate with your eyes wide open. Delegation won't blindly kill -- instead it will appropriately breathe new life into an organization and build morale, careers and a company.

Why Taking a Break Makes You a Better Leader

Carolina Rogoll | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolina Rogoll

Taking a break and returning back successfully makes others realize that it can be done. Sharing your reflections about your experience and how profoundly even a short break away has changed you, will show them how fruitful it can be for them as well.

Your Boss -- Seriously Successful or Downright Deluded?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 12.14.2014 | 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.

50 Essential Last-Minute Marathon Tips

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Congratulations on making it to the starting line after months of marathon training. Here are some practical tips to help you stay safe and run your very best race. Good luck and godspeed!

High School Football Deaths Stir Memories of Ugly Youth Football Moments

Brian Patrick Harmon | Posted 12.06.2014 | Sports
Brian Patrick Harmon

It was the waning moments of a damp September fourth quarter, and football, as it often does, had brought out the ugly side of one of its fans. In this case, the red-faced rooter was a 30-something dad.

We Don't Know What We Don't Know

Hans Hickler | Posted 12.03.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

Organizations go through change -- growth, market dynamics, Customer demands, stakeholder pressures. An organization's ability, and readiness, to face that change, and to create real sustainability is paramount. All too often, the unknown plays a crucial factor.

Why Your Boss Is a Lousy Coach

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.30.2014 | 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?

What Ever Happened to the Good Old Clichés of Parenting?

Samaneh Kleopatra Zarabi | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
Samaneh Kleopatra Zarabi

I don't want to start a debate on success or happiness. Instead, I want to highlight an opportunity we have as parents: Let's help children everywhere in this world to experience less pain, misery and agony in life.

3 More Ways to Use Neuroscience to Improve Your Productivity

Amy Brann | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Amy Brann

Results are the product of behaviors. Nothing ground-breaking in that. However, we also know that people's internal and external environments cause behaviors. This is where things get interesting because most organizations are grossly under-utilizing the tools and approaches that will improve their results.