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The Unexpected Leadership Lesson From My Very Italian, Very New York Mother

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Mama said it best. Read the room. Take a beat to read non-verbals and feel the energy of a situation before you launch into your own needs. Then act accordingly.

The Enjoyment 'Requirement'

Rory Vaden | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Rory Vaden

Excellence is less about waiting to find something that you love doing, and more about finding love in being successful at whatever it is you are doing. It's great if you can enjoy it. It's great if you can be passionate about it. But don't fool yourself into thinking it has to be that way at the start.

Why You Can Handle Anything. Seriously.

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

We think these people are so together when they're not; that they have no fear of looking stupid when they do; that they have confidence every minute of every day when they don't.

The Word We All Love...That Makes Us Miserable

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Recently, I found myself in the not-always-so-enviable position of finding a new apartment. The good news? Before long I stumbled on an amazing optio...

7 Reasons Why You Will Never Do Anything Amazing With Your Life

Raymmar Tirado | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Raymmar Tirado

Because while you're out spending your money on new outfits, new cars, overpriced meals or nights at the bar, I'll be investing in myself. And while you try to fit in with the world I'll make the world fit in with me.

WATCH: Tapping Into Excellence!

Brad Yates | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

It's Olympics time again! I did this video during the last Winter Olympics, and so it seemed fitting to share it again now. Enjoy! If you are ne...

6 Keys to Success From an Olympic Champion

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.07.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

As Bode prepares for the 2014 Winter Olympics, he has stunned just about everyone -- except perhaps himself -- with a remarkable start to the race season. This path leading to Sochi not only provides a compelling narrative, but it also offers valuable insights on what it takes to find success in any walk of life.

R is for Resourcefulness

Rajesh Setty | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Resourcefulness in simple terms would be to get the required things done by creatively optimizing the resources that you already have. In his insig...

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.

Love Them or Watch Them Leave

Lolly Daskal | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Lolly Daskal

Times are changing, and today our mindset is entirely different, if you are not embracing love, you risk losing your most talented employees.

Be Excellent

Kait Sawyer | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Kait Sawyer

Too often we define excellence as something that is unattainable until later in life. Excellence is something that has to be granted through hard work, blood, sweat, tears, and some smeared mascara. Excellence is obtained after years and years and years. And for the most part, that's a pretty good definition.

F Is for Follow Up

Rajesh Setty | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

We know that it's fantasy to wish for "closing a deal" on your first call or during your first meeting with a potential customer. If that is the cas...

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 ...

Speaking the Music

Terry Newell | Posted 03.06.2014 | Good News
Terry Newell

Some moments offer life's lessons when I least expect it. Yesterday, several hundred of us gathered in a cavernous tent on the campus of the Universi...

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 12 Business Books to Read in 2014

Adam Grant | Posted 02.16.2014 | Books
Adam Grant

Here are a dozen books with big implications for the world of work that are likely to make a splash in the coming year.

The Big Lie We Tell Ourselves About Fear

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

It seems that some of the most powerful lessons come when you realize that something you used to believe with absolute certainty is dead wrong. I offe...

Shannon Williams: Atlanta, November 6, 2011

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

All of which leads me to meeting Shannon, a young man of strong spirit and presence, who gives me wheelchair assistance from the landing gate to ground transportation at Atlanta Airport. On the long trek, which involves a train ride, we chat.

Your Holiday Gift: How to Manage the Frantic Energy of Others

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Sometimes the best thing to do when those around you are displaying frantic or negative energy is to get razor focused on something else. Anything else.

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.

Bryan K. Williams: The Master of Five-Star Service

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Linda Harding-Bond

I had an opportunity to attend Dr. Williams' vibrant presentation on Five-Star service delivery at the International Spa Association's (ISPA) Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.

Who Are the All-round Top Students?

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Andreas Schleicher

Just because a student is a top performer in one subject does not necessarily mean that the student excels in all subjects

For Leaders: Why Getting Too Comfortable Is The Path To Discomfort

George Bradt | Posted 09.30.2013 | Business
George Bradt

When onboarding into a new leadership role, it's essential to converge into the organization before you can help it evolve, earning the right to lead ...

Presence Leads to Excellence and Humor

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Excellence comes from being present to ourselves and our surroundings. And if we are truly paying attention, we will find gems of hidden humor as well. That's what it means to Do it Well and Make it Fun.

The Difference Between Perfection and a Healthy Pursuit of Excellence

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

If you don't achieve an important goal, do you feel like a failure as a human being? Are you driven to get to the top and when you do, your accomplishments never seem to be enough for you?