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Ask Great Questions: Leadership Skills Of Socrates

<b>ASK GREAT QUESTIONS</b><br>Building a successful venture means consistently making good decisions. The question is how to become great at making good decisions. The answer is to look to Socrates. This ancient philosopher holds the key to an essential leadership skill: ask great questions. The challenge is …

4 Habits of Superbly Confident People

Having confidence, to me, is this awesome feeling that feels like you are walking on steady and solid ground, 10 feet tall.<p>Wanted to share with you some of my thoughts of how to have that feeling.<p>One of my favorite movie scenes is from the movie <i>Chariots of Fire</i>, where the runner Eric Liddell is …

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Leaders Serve First - MOJO: A Brand Identity Shop

The underlying philosophy of servant leadership is important to grasp.<p>Though it may at first glance seem to be an issue of semantics, the distinction …

The #1 Reason Leadership Development Fails

Over the years, I’ve observed just about every type of leadership development program on the planet. And the sad thing is, most of them don’t even come close to accomplishing what they were designed to do – build better leaders. In today’s column I’ll share the #1 reason leadership development …

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

How long does it take to learn a new skill? 20 hours.

If you have 20 minutes, watch the video, it’s worth it. If you want a summary, read below the video.<p>The speaker, Josh Kaufman, author of The Personal MBA, explains that according to his research, the infamous “10,000 hours to learn anything” is in fact, untrue.<p>It takes 10,000 hours to become an …

This Is the Man Bill Gates Thinks You Absolutely Should Be Reading | WIRED

“There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil,” Bill Gates wrote this summer. That’s quite an endorsement—and it gave a …

The 9 Happiness Mistakes You're Probably Making

In her TED talk on the power of vulnerability, University of Houston research professor Brené Brown stated that running away from hard feelings is actually inhibiting our abilities to experience bliss. When we avoid difficult emotions, Brown said, "we numb joy, we numb gratitude [and] we numb …

Stop Work Overload By Setting These Boundaries

Why is it that when your friends, your significant other, and especially your mom tell you, <i>You need to stop working so much!</i> — you hesitate? On the one hand, you know they have a point. It’s unsustainable to pull 12- to 14-hour days on a consistent basis, and you feel burnt-out and cranky. But when …

Stop Looking for Signs From the Universe

Signs and messages from the Universe are everywhere, it's true. But when you're seeking answers and guidance, "looking" for signs is not the answer. Being open, listening and feeling for the answers and guidance, that's what you need to do.<p><b>So what's the difference?</b><p>When you actively look for a sign …

Positive Thinking

Why do we sleep?

Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist: He studies the sleep cycles of the brain. And he asks: What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns …

Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World.

Elephant:Now <b><br>...</b>is a new feature on Elephant Journal—enabling you to instantly share your mindful ideas, photos, art, YouTube videos/Instagram links & …

Time Out Tip Of The Day: September 13, 2013

Need a time out? You're in luck. In honor of Bliss' Triple Oxygen Month, HuffPost's GPS for the Soul has teamed up with Bliss spa experts to provide the best tips to take a rejuvenating time out each and every day for the month of September. We want to help you make the next 30 days a time of …

Be More Childlike: Life Can Be Beautiful If You Let It

<b>“Children see magic because they look for it.” ~Christopher Moore</b><p>Take a moment to close your eyes and imagine a beautiful, warm, sunny Sunday …

5 Steps to Contentment Now | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Can you change the fact that you’ll turn 50 in two months? Can you change the fact that vacation is over and you have to go back to work on Monday? …

One Easily Overlooked Habit of Happy People | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles” – William Penn<p>I’m sure you must have come across …

Happiness

How Writing Can Make You More Positive

Feeling down? Then try writing down what's worrying you or a list of things you're looking forward to. These kind of lists can boost your mood …

Get Some Perspective: 4 Ways to See Yourself and the World Differently

<b>“Your outlook on life is a direct reflection on how much you like yourself.” ~Lululemon</b><p>Several months ago I wrote an article that sat for months …

3 Reasons Why Other People Matter | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

If you would like to live a good life and be happy, what are the things that count? The science of positive psychology is the place to find the …

6 Simple Mindfulness Practices To Reframe Your Perspective

Get familiar with the Holstee Manifesto and join the fast track to a better understanding–and appreciation–of your work, your life, and the world around you.<p>This is your life.<p>Do what you love and do it often.<p>If you don’t like something, change it.<p>If you don’t like your job, quit.<p>If you don’t have …

Mindfulness

Let Your Light Shine

When as children we exuberantly expressed our joy, confidence, and desires, we may have been told not to get “too big for our britches.” Little by …

What Does God Have to Do With It? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I was not raised with God. In fact, there was no mention of God in my life for the first 30 or so years and religion and church were only used in …

14 Rules Of The New Workplace That Millennials Need To Master

To navigate the new workplace, Schawbel says millennials need to master a new set of rules that aren't taught in school. Advances in technology, the rise of social media, and 24/7 connectivity mean young people have to promote themselves and take ownership of their careers in ways that previous …

The Workplace

7 Ways To Find Your Inner (and Real) Happiness

Happiness is one of the most misunderstood words in our vocabulary yet we search for this intangible state our whole lives: if I only had this or …

8 Good Morning Questions that Create Happiness

<i>The morning is extremely important. It is the foundation from which the day is built. How you choose to spend your morning can be used to predict</i> …

Create Your Life: Having Nothing Can Mean Having Everything

<b>“Breakdowns can create breakthroughs. Things fall apart so things can fall together.” ~Unknown</b><p>A decade ago, as a nomadic adventure-seeker, I traveled …

Positive Thinking

10 Most Influential Books for Personal Growth

By: Amanda Froelich,<p>A means of expression one’s personal experience, scientific revelations, or new way of thought, books are extraordinary tools to …

Spirituality