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Cultivate Your Mental Toughness (Why Authentic Grit Matters More Than Talent)

<i>GRIT is that mix of passion, perseverance, and self-discipline that keeps us moving forward in spite of obstacles. — Daniel Coyle</i><p>The only person that …

20 Brutal Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit

Time is your most valuable asset--you need to prioritize how you spend it.<p>It's much easier to talk about the weather, sports, and celebrities than your fear of mortality.<p>Unfortunately, the more time you spend pretending that ultimate truths don't exist, the more time you waste not being your …

Happiness

The Trouble with Trying to Win at Everything

I like to argue.<p>In fact, I liked it so much that during my high school and college days, I competed on the debate team for over five years. On …

The Single Best Way to Stay on the Same Page With Your Employees

This old-school meeting strategy is still the best way to communicate with employees. Here's how to pull it off with success.<p>In Gallup's extensive employee engagement study, they found that not having clear goals and expectations is one of the top five reasons why employees are disengaged.<p>So ironic …

How to Be Smarter Than People Smarter Than You

Are you ready for this big secret?<p>Read<p><i>Thanks for taking your time with this post! If you liked this, please hit the —</i><p><b>Just kidding.</b> I have more to …

Research: Delegating More Can Increase Your Earnings

How can a busy professional become more productive when there is only so much time in the day?<p>One simple answer: Delegate more of what you don’t have to do yourself. This frees up your time so that you can spend it where it is really valuable.<p>There is nothing new about delegating, of course. …

The Simple Truths Behind The 8 Principles Of More Human Leadership

<i>Humility. Trust. Values. Teaching. Accountability. Metrics. Positivity.</i><i>And…. Love.</i>Behind the 8 Principles of More Human Leadership (click HERE to see …

Leadership

11 Reasons Fear Screws Up Your Leadership and What To Do About It

It’s a question that has perplexed me for many years: With the wealth of leadership wisdom available, why do we continue to struggle to lead well? …

Self-help

The 4 Worst Kinds of Bosses to Work for (and How to Avoid Becoming Them)

Be the leader that people want to follow, not flee from.<p>Fact: most people have had at least one boss during their lifetime who was so bad that it made them question their entire career. Take that information and chew on it for a moment. Isn't it awful? I've been doing some reflecting on what makes …

Shawshank Redemption

How To Be Persuasive: 7 New Secrets From Hostage Negotiation

We all have to have difficult conversations. And they’d be easier if you knew how to be persuasive. Whether it’s dealing with family members, buying …

Self-help
Leadership

How to Break Your Addiction to Work

For many of us, working simply feels good. But just because it feeds your ego or makes you feel important, that doesn’t mean it’s actually good for you. How do you break the cycle of working long hours at the office and constantly checking email at home? How do you persuade those around you — …

From the Top Down: 4 Ways Leaders Can Shape a Positive Company Culture

Most leaders desire the idyllic business culture -- one marked by happy, productive and fulfilled employees. You can hire the right people, pay a great salary and add attractive benefits and a dynamic office environment, but if your company leadership isn’t purposely creating a positive company …

Keep employees happy (without breaking the bank)

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>People who are drawn to the charitable sector share similar …

Trying to Build a Great Team? Make Sure You Always Do These 5 Things

Here's how to pull in those MVPs for your company's "Dream Team."<p>Scaling isn't easy no matter the business. It takes hard work, a great product, and dedication. However, more than anything else, you need a phenomenal team. Finding the right people is the key to scaling your organization. You need …

Leadership

5 Qualities of the Best Places to Work

Over the years I have been with Adobe, the company has been named to many “Best Companies to Work For” lists and we are proud to be recognized for creating a great employee experience, especially since many of these rankings are determined by our employees’ own feedback. When determining a great …

The Right Way to Off-Board a Departing Employee

When a valuable employee tells you she’s leaving, worrying about losing her institutional knowledge and experience is understandable. How can you oversee the transition in a way that helps you retain that expertise? Who should be involved? How far in advance of the employee’s end date do you need …

4 Fun Team Building Activities for the Office

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Team building activities are great for increasing a company’s efficiency and productivity. It also raises the morale of its employees. However, some employees don’t like team building activities and think that they are counterproductive and …

Leon Smith: eight team-building secrets from Great Britain’s Davis Cup success

<i>After guiding the Great Britain tennis squad to their first Davis Cup triumph for 79 years last November, team captain Leon Smith tells Mark Bailey the secrets to building and managing a successful team unit</i><p>1. Always maintain eye contact with your teammates<p>“If you go back to 2010 when Great Britain …

Tennis

What To Do During Your Employees’ First Week To Avoid Losing Them

More than 40% of turnover happens within the first month, which means it’s more important than ever to engage them from day one.<p>If a new employee is going to quit, chances are it will happen within the first six months. More than 40% of turnover happens within the first month, and another 10% or …

Moving Beyond the One-Man Show: Investing in the Right People

Last week I wrote in The Limits of a One-Man Show that a leader who doesn’t share his or her vision, influence, and momentum with others will see all …

Self-improvement

Harvard researchers discovered the one thing everyone needs for happier, healthier lives

My grandmother once told me this little story that stuck with me. One afternoon at a doctor’s appointment, her doctor moved her large purse to another chair and remarked how heavy it was. “You must be very rich,” he said to her. “I am,” she said affirmatively.<p>My grandparents lived modestly, still …

Happiness

People Want Power Because They Want Autonomy

New research suggests being in charge is appealing because it offers freedom—not because it allows people to control others.<p>Power is a force that needs an object: To have power, a person has to have it over something, or someone.<p>One would think that this would be the appeal of power—to be able to …

Psychology

Forget mindfulness, stop trying to find yourself and start faking it

Why is the history of Chinese philosophy now the most popular course at Harvard? Top tips on how to become a better person according to Confucius and co<p>People are often surprised to learn that Confucius, Mencius, Laozi and other classical Chinese philosophers weren’t rigid traditionalists who …

EXCITING

Why So Many Smart People Aren’t Happy

It’s a paradox: Shouldn’t the most accomplished be well equipped to make choices that maximize life satisfaction?<p>There are three things, once one’s basic needs are satisfied, that academic literature points to as the ingredients for happiness: having meaningful social relationships, being good at …

Happiness
Body Language

7 tells you're on the brink of losing your team

The stats on the level of engagement in all organizations come out overwhelmingly against the boss. 66% seems to be a standard figure for disengaged …

Being tired isn’t a badge of honor

Whenever I speak at a conference, I try to catch a few of the other presentations.Continue reading on Medium »

Almost everyone who is unhappy with life is unhappy for the same reasons

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Your expectations, more than anything else in life, determine your reality. When it comes to achieving your goals, if you don’t believe you’ll succeed, you won’t.<p>Research from LSU shows that people who believe in themselves use more …

Self-improvement