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Connecting With Others

Networking at Thanksgiving in 5 Steps

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 11.20.2014 | Small Business
Carlota Zimmerman

Whaaaat? Networking on Thanksgiving? Carlota, you (charming) succubus, you better check yourself before you wreck yourself. Thanksgiving is for emotio...

A Triple Dog Dare

Jon Vaughn | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jon Vaughn

Communicating in a pre-internet world was easy and simple. We didn't misunderstand what you were saying. We felt the emotion by inflection. We used our voices, and on a very good day of play, we'd lose them.

You Can't Buy Confidence, So Learn to Create it

Mark Karten | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business
Mark Karten

Whether you identify as the founder of a startup, an entrepreneur, solopreneur or salesperson -- we all require a common trait for success, which is confidence.

Adventures in Networking: The Wild Goose Chase

Mark Karten | Posted 10.04.2014 | Business
Mark Karten

As we make our turns, I carefully take in the neighborhoods and recognize so many street names that I hadn't been to before. Cumberland Street sounded so familiar to me and I couldn't think why, until the bus stopped.

Social Media Is Actually Making You Socially Awkward

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living

How often have you misinterpreted the meaning of a text message due to lack of tone, context or general connection with the person on the other side o...

The Other Side of Fear

Harper Spero | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

There. It was out. My fear. My uncertainty. My self-doubt. I put it all on the table, and almost instantly I felt a weight off my shoulders. My friend reminded me that I was exactly where I was supposed to be, and that being terrified was the best feeling in the world.

How to Ask for What You Want in Business

Randy Hain | Posted 12.25.2013 | Business
Randy Hain

How do we appropriately ask for what we want from others in the business world? Is there a right way and a wrong way? We all need to ask for help. How we ask for this assistance is critical.

Finding Happiness in the Face of Tragedy

Leah Yomtovian Roush | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Leah Yomtovian Roush

Focus your lingering anger, despair and frustration on helping those who lost loved ones on that tragic day. Find a way to support the young men and women who committed themselves to defending our nation as a result of the attack.

Tough Choices And Pursuing Bigger Priorities

Randy Hain | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Hain

More and more professionals around the country are choosing career paths that allow for a realignment of priorities and a focus on what is truly important. This flies in the face of conventional wisdom, which for so long has placed career success at all costs.

99-Year-Old Reddit User Will Warm Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.15.2013 | Fifty

On Aug. 13 a 99-year-old woman started a question-and-answer session on social news site Reddit with the help of her great-granddaughter. Questions po...

Bridging the Generation Gap in the Workplace

Randy Hain | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Randy Hain

It doesn't require a radical makeover of our beliefs, values and organizational structures to prepare Gen Y for leadership. They view the world differently, but so did we at the beginning of our careers.

Leadership Lessons From a Child with Autism

Randy Hain | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Randy Hain

I have been leading people since I was a 16-year-old in high school working at a restaurant in the town where I grew up. Leadership has always bee...

Employers: Ready or Not, Here Comes Generation iY

Tim Elmore | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Tim Elmore

Today's grads are part of the Millennial Generation. They represent the second half of this generation, and I call them Generation iY, because they grew up influenced by the "i" world, iPods, iTunes, iPhones, iChat, iPads... you get the point.

Adopt This Awesome New Habit For The Holidays

Sophie Keller | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Sophie Keller

With the holidays upon us and it being a time when we get together with family and friends, I wanted to give you a way in which you can easily make other people's lives work -- and benefit your own, in the process.

One (Simple) Way To Connect With Others

Nancy Colier | Posted 08.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Have we become so distracted and disconnected that we now have to thank each other for basic kindness, as if remembering what another is living is somehow an extra service and not an integral part of relationship?

Learning To Give: You Are Richer Than You Think

Viral Mehta | Posted 08.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Viral Mehta

In this new age of communication, we can work to make the age of the Internet also the age of the "inner-net": the vast, highly inter-connected network within, where we are constantly giving and receiving.