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Can We Live Our Lives In The Spirit of Sportsmanship?

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 10.04.2014 | World
Olayiwola A. Alara

When Dwayne Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh were trying to win any championship, they were not debating who was better but understood how their individual roles has a huge impact significantly.

The Messy, Imperfect Blog Post

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Reflect on the lessons you've learned recently. Reflect on what you might want to change. Reflect on how you might bust out of your comfort zone to get there. Be imperfect. But be real. Know that's the best way to be. And know that, in the end, it will all be fine.

5 Things Much More Important Than Being Right

Scott Stabile | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

When we believe we've been wronged, we often want to prove to the one who's hurt or betrayed us just how wrong they are. Instead, the focus needs to be on forgiveness. When the desire to forgive takes precedent, the need to be right dissipates, opening the door for a more conscious and healthy connection.

Word Of Mouth: Real World "Going Viral"

Cassie Hughes | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Cassie Hughes

In the era of digital marketing, brands are increasingly focused on the latest trends from memes to consumer-generated content to mobile everything. F...

Conquering The Holy Grail Of Second Language Fluency

Sarah Wike Loyola | Posted 10.01.2014 | Education
Sarah Wike Loyola

Imagine that you progressed through upper-level Spanish in high school, studied 3 additional semesters of Spanish in college, and you are just back from a semester in Madrid. What next?

3 Things You Can Learn From Leaders Who Fail

Dianna Booher | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

As victims and volunteers in their experiments, you often have a front-row seat to observe their inappropriate actions and inactions. You learn not to repeat their leadership lapses.

Develop an Acute Ability to Listen

Ted Rubin | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Ted Rubin

What if your point of difference was an acute ability to listen? What would that look like?

Why Communication Fails and How to Fix It: The Perception Gap

Anne Loehr | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

A perception gap occurs when the intention you set forth and communicate is misunderstood by your audience -- bosses, peers, subordinates, clients, partners, and even friends. Unfortunately, it happens all the time.

Public Health Advocacy: Creatively Applying Medical Knowledge to Social Policy

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

I had the honor of being on a panel at the Champion Providers Training, held at the lovely Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco this July. Forty-five physic...

4 Steps to Talking with Your Children About Tragedy

Smita Malhotra, M.D. | Posted 09.27.2014 | Parents
Smita Malhotra, M.D.

A lot of us have a tendency to not talk about tragedy with our children. And that is only natural. We want to protect them more than anything. We want them to never feel fear. But in this digital age, children will find out about world events.

Teens Caught in the Web of Parents' Conflicts

Risa Garon | Posted 09.27.2014 | Divorce
Risa Garon

The easy living of summer is challenged when children and teens become entangled in their parents' conflict and competition. Parents compete to be considered the best parent and then the best interests of their children go by the wayside.

An Interview With Nick Morgan, Author of Power Cues

Phil Simon | Posted 09.27.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

For a long time, I have spoken in public settings. At first I taught software classes and then moved to keynote speeches to support my books. I had a ...

Yes, Actually, You Are in Control

Tim McDonald | Posted 09.27.2014 | 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.

7 Ways to Save a Struggling Relationship

Alexandra Harra | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Forgo the negative emotions keeping you from true forgiveness. Remind yourself that whatever happened, happened, and that there is no reason to drag the past into your future. Lingering on hurtful memories only perpetuates them. Be mindful that forgiveness is a process, not a result, so perform small, daily acts that are reflective of your intent to pardon

5 Tips to Be a Social Badass

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Kevin Kleitches

People have a tendency to be so wrapped up in themselves. This kind of egocentricity is natural, but it won't help you stand out. Make someone feel good about themselves today and give them a thoughtful compliment.

The Need For Common Language In a Society

Gil Laroya | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Gil Laroya

The question of why a society functions better when its native language is spoken is a very basic one, with obvious answers. So why then, do so many immigrants, many who have lived here for more than 5 years, not speak English?

Horrors When Corporate Culture Goes Bad

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

Are some bosses, senior staff and chief executives are so isolated from the day-to-day that they really don't know what's been going on for so long?

The Golden Rules of Manners, Now and for the Future

Christa Dowling | Posted 09.22.2014 | Women
Christa Dowling

It's all about manners! Not the old-fashioned kind, white gloves and all, but the kind of behavior that will assist you in your daily endeavors through communicating ideas, electronically and otherwise.

The 7 Magic Steps of Achievement

Honoree Corder | Posted 09.17.2014 | Small Business
Honoree Corder

There are simple yet not-so-easy steps that can accelerate you on your quest for achievement. In fact, when you "have your act together" you can by-pass all of the folks who are showing up without a plan, hoping for success, all while living mostly in reaction.

Just Tell Me That You're Busy

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Remember, we're not just sending an email, we're maintaining a relationship. So, the next time you get a charming, witty and grammatically correct email from me, don't keep me hanging wondering if you've left civilization for a secluded life in a Tibetan monastery.

The Right Question To Ask When Something Feels Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Figure out what you truly believe and make a choice that works for you.

Culture: Let It Shine in the Tough Times

Hans Hickler | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

While we often can't anticipate such occurrences, we can plan for them and plan for the proactive communications and actions that need to happen to keep the organization on track.

Is Your Boss Trying to Get You to Quit?

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Our jobs present plenty of opportunities for stress. But add in a boss who's a poor communicator -- especially when it comes to how he or she judges y...

What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love and Better Branding?

Michael Ramah | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Michael Ramah

As the sophistication and creativity of marketing communications increases, a message of inclusion resonates with tremendous impact and deep emotional connection. And as it does, it creates a powerful loop.

One Way To Keep Perspective Around Family

Cynthia | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Cynthia

What are some scenarios you could start to see differently? Seeing them less as the only way to live and more as a reminder that you can choose to live differently.