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HOW TO MAKE ORDINARY PEOPLE EXTRAORDINARY

Frank A. Weil | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

In the late 1970s, as penance for earlier sins, I signed on to help Jimmy Carter and my fellow citizens as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Interna...

Develop a System You Trust (Principle No. 3 of the 7 Principles of Personal Effectiveness)

Peter Fuda | Posted 08.16.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

This blog is about Principle No. 3 on your way to better personal effectiveness, "Develop a System You Trust," originally introduced in the blog "The ...

7 Steps to an Empty Inbox

Honoree Corder | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Honoree Corder

If your Inbox has 100, 500 or even more than 1,000 emails, you may think having it cleaned up and cleaned out is only a dream ... a dream to be fulfilled when you say good-bye to email when you retire.

In Business You Must Delegate to Succeed

Honoree Corder | Posted 07.29.2014 | Small Business
Honoree Corder

Most small business owners and service professionals are doing way too many things that they could, and should, be delegating to someone else. Are you in this category?

Which Would You Rather Be as an Organization -- Efficient or Effective?

Nourish International | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Nourish International

The difference between these two issues has been a point of contention within the sector over the last several years and the conversation is far from over.

12 Habits Of Highly Effective Stay-At-Home Dads

Chris Routly | Posted 04.22.2014 | Parents
Chris Routly

Here are a few lessons I have learned along the way that I would pass on to any man who is going to be a stay-at-home dad, just thinking about being a stay-at-home dad, or maybe already is one but is finding himself floundering.

The Key to a Better Day? Stop Setting Yourself Up for a Miserable One

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Knowing your truths is the first step. Accepting them means a guaranteed better day. Figuring out how you'll manage them is how you make your life better and more successful in the long run.

How to Fend Off Work (and Life) Freak-Outs

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

What better way to learn a valuable, humbling lesson than by having a total, unadulterated freak-out? Having two of them. I would know. Though each ...

The Simple Way to Get More of What You Want in 2014

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

When my husband and I first moved to California a few years ago I was feeling vulnerable. Really vulnerable. We came here because he'd been promoted. Me? I was jobless.

The Litmus Test for Your Elevator Pitch

Rajesh Setty | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Whatever it is you are selling, we all know that you need to craft and deliver a good elevator pitch. But... How do you know if your elevator pit...

Work-Life Balance Is Bogus; Here's How to Get It Anyway

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Is it possible if you acknowledge that life is a messy stew, and that excelling at what's really important to you will take some extra forethought and strategy? Yes indeed! Easier said than done, but that's why we're in this together.

INFOGRAPHIC: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Workday

Posted 11.13.2013 | Small Business

It doesn't take too much to derail your workday. The usual suspects? Your constantly ringing phone, endlessly populating social-media feeds, your emai...

Things Are About to Get Uncomfortable... Hopefully

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Yesterday found me at a beloved spot in good old Southern California: the beach. Ah yes, the beach. Whether on a lake, the banks of the river or the ...

Lessons Learned Roaming Through China... With 40 Other People

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

So what happens when you spend 17 days in close quarters with 40 strangers? You learn some lessons -- about life, about relationships and, of course, yourself. And if you pay enough attention, they translate directly to the way we all live, work and play.

How a Recession and a Myth Revealed What We Already Knew

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

Facing increased demand for services, nonprofits with limited resources did the best they could to stretch those dollars further, and many funders stepped in with emergency stopgap resources to help.

The Truth Behind Your Inefficient Workday

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Let's not kid ourselves about our offices and meetings. Let's not pretend that our interaction needs don't often trump our business needs. Let's not pretend we're getting it all done efficiently. Let's accept it and feel less frustrated.

Business or Busyness

Neal Jenson | Posted 09.22.2013 | Small Business
Neal Jenson

When it comes to productivity, output and efficiency, people can be classified into four categories. Each of these types of people use the same 24 hours each day and each may keep very busy, but busyness is not synonymous with business.

How To Actually Have Influence

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

If you want to become good at influencing others, then you simply need to learn how. It's not magic, and it's certainly not innate. It may sometimes feel innate, but that's because people are often able to pick up on effective strategies implicitly, through experience and observation.

Zen of Giving and Receiving: a Buddhist Take on Effective aid

Marianne Elliott | Posted 08.08.2011 | Impact
Marianne Elliott

If what I think I have to offer isn't needed and yet I insist on giving it, then I have to suspect that something other than generosity is at play.

Some Words to Consider From Parker Palmer

Kenneth Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kenneth Bernstein

What have we achieved by raising test scores? Is a goal to raise scores not a clear example of the kind of thing Parker Palmer describes as "trivial and mediocre ends"?

The Number of MPs Should Be Halved

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Britain has too many MPs. We have 650 MPs to represent 62 million people. By international standards, that's a lot of MPs to represent not many people.

What Resilient People Can Teach Us About Being Effective

Michael Yapko | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Yapko

Striving to learn about what works, what is effective in producing the desired result is at the heart of a positive psychology. It amplifies and builds strengths rather than only focusing on explaining weaknesses.

Perfectionists Love MacGuffins

Hillary Rettig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Hillary Rettig

A writing MacGuffin seems like the most important thing in the world, but it is a meaningless distraction from the real issue: fear.

A Journey into Self-Discovery

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marshall Goldsmith

When you have to adapt yourself to fit a role, you may not be miserable, but it will likely be hard work. For this reason, it's best to choose roles that match your personality and behavioral styles.

Saving the World in One Day - Shabbat Around the World

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

How does taking a 25 hour break have anything to do with saving the world? Well for me, it is not only physical and spiritual recharging; it's also emotional and intellectual.