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5 Big Discoveries About Personal Effectiveness in 2013

David Rock | Posted 03.01.2014 | Business
David Rock

In 2013, we continued to push the boundaries of what we know about ourselves; going boldly into questions no researcher has gone before. Like, what should we do when we need a little lift -- take a run, have a coffee, or grab a beer?

4 Powerful Tips On How to Be A Powerful Listener in 2014

Blake Landau | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business
Blake Landau

Being a good listener can be the difference between recognizing opportunity, and completely missing the boat.

Fearless Self Image: How You Dress Matters

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 12.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

So many of my clients are influenced by how they look and how they feel. If someone feels depressed and lacks confidence, this is reflected in what they wear, and conversely, if someone has a positive attitude and is confident, that will show in their attire.

Can Wine and Paint Help Boost Business?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

On the surface, having a glass of wine and painting a pretty picture may seem kind of silly for a staff of adults at a business services agency to partake in. But dig a little deeper and you'll be able to see how it really does help to benefit your company.

Saving the Middle Class: A "Plan B" for President Obama When Congress Fails

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

President Obama has available a "plan B" that will save the middle class and, in the process, devastate the Republicans.

Help More, Judge Less

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 10.23.2012 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

He is a great executive. A self-starter, he prides himself on being able to land on his feet in virtually any new environment. He is extremely intelli...

Guy Adams on Being Suspended From Twitter and #NBCFail (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.02.2012 | Media
Shira Lazar

Journalists will continue to speculate upon the back room dealings that went down between Twitter and NBC, but Adams doesn't regret his original action.

FBI Arrests Research Firm Exec For Insider Trading

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2012 | Business

(Corrects to show in first two paragraphs Nguyen worked at research firm, not expert network firm) By Basil Katz NEW YO...

Checks and Balances

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Today's political commenters often misuse the concept of "checks and balances" to refer directly to politics. This is just flat-out wrong.

Coaching the "Uncoachables": Forget About It!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Even if you are the best coach in the world, if the person you are coaching shouldn't be coached, the coaching isn't going to work. The good news is that the "uncoachables" are easier than you think to spot.

Who Are You, Really?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Most of us have behaviors that make up what we define as "me." If we buy into our definitions, we can excuse almost any action we take by saying, "That's just the way I am!" It's when we let go of these definitions that we can do our best work.

Our Forgotten "Presidents"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In between the Declaration of Independence and George Washington's inauguration, there were 16 (or perhaps 13, or maybe just eight) men who were called "president".

An Early Gift: More Companies Beginning to Hire

Robyn Greenspan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robyn Greenspan

Executive job growth in the private sector might be the bright gem found among the lumps of coal in the most recent employment data from the Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Don't Let Digital Dirt Derail Your Career

Robyn Greenspan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robyn Greenspan

The challenge to professionals is twofold: create a positive identity and suppress a negative one. Information about you posted by others requires quick damage control.

"Do You Really Like Living Here?" A Foreigner's Perspective on Tokyo

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

(This article originally appeared in Newsweek Japan on October 28, 2010 in Japanese) "Do you really like living in Tokyo?" is a question I am often a...

"The Why of Work"

Jon Younger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jon Younger

Every decade or so a great book comes along to change how we think about leadership. "In Search of Excellence" was one, "Good to Great" a second, and ...

Israeli Military Commander Acts As a Dictator Towards Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Israelis are showing that the original Zionist theory of lusting for the land, without its people, continues to be the main pillar of this right-wing Israeli government.

Exceptional Democracy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If America is truly supposed to be exceptional in all things, why do other countries -- almost without exception -- decide our governmental structure isn't really for them, when it comes time to choose?

Charity CEO Pay Questioned: Senators Want Answers Over Nonprofit Leader's $1 Million Compensation

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — A group of Republican senators is questioning high salaries and expensive travel bills for executives at the Boys & Girls Clubs of ...

Bankrupt Tribune Pays Large Incentive Bonuses to Top Executives: Where's the Incentive Though?

Maury Slevin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Maury Slevin

If you think a bankrupt company that has spent the past year laying off 3,000 employees, cutting severance packages, and freezing salaries would adopt frugal executive compensation packages, think again.

Did the "Undercover Boss" ever have a real job?

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

After the Super Bowl last night I was anxious to watch the new CBS show "Undercover Boss". It was hysterical, sad, eye opening. Everything I had expec...

Are You Addicted to Winning?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marshall Goldsmith

Winning is, of course, not bad thing -- quite the opposite. But the desire to win can become a problem, especially when the topic is meaningless or trivial.

Here's One of My Secret Tips on Landing a Job Fast! Nobody Wants to Talk About When Getting Less Money is Really More

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Viscusi

Whether we are downsized or right-sized, unemployment in 2009 is not associated only with mid-level and lower-level jobs. It's an egalitarian phenomen...

Make Wall Street Take The Same Deal The Autoworkers Get

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Weigant

If we're going to minutely examine autoworkers' wages, and dictate the travel plans of one industry we are bailing out, then it seems eminently reasonable to do the same for the banking industry.

Political Parties Are Not "Checks" Or "Balances"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm not worried about whether checks and balances will disappear if Republicans don't have more than 40 seats in the Senate. True checks and balances are more fundamental than party affiliation.