Feeling the office blues? It's okay. It is an unfortunate reality that most U.S. workers spend long hours in the office, working themselves to death until they become office zombies. Because of the long
Let me tell you a story: When I was in the 3rd grade, we had to write a paragraph about something we loved, and then draw a picture in the box above it. We were first asked to draw and write in pencil,
The most successful people I know share some common traits. They tend to get up early, stay in front of health issues, and know how to handle money. They get quality sleep, play hard and stay sharp through
When you land on a stranger's LinkedIn profile, where's the first place you look? If you're anything like me, your eyes immediately shift toward the photo. It's a networking site, so you undoubtedly want
One of the biggest challenges in business is fighting complexity. The more complex things are, the more confusion and misunderstanding reign and the lower our efficiency becomes. When things get too complicated,
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One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books. Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during
Refreshing ways to make networking worth your while Networking. It's a buzzword. We all know someone who got a new job or client as a result of a personal contact, and it makes it seem so easy. People
1. Assume people have good intentions. Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra to
Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you
What are the most difficult and useful things people have to learn in their 20s? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Answer by Christian Bonilla, author of Smart Like How, a
In the book Contagious Culture: Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization That Thrives (McGraw-Hill), I invite readers to take an inside-out approach to leadership and cultural optimization.
Over the past few decades, the value of an MBA has declined, probably because the academic world can't keep up with the rapid pace of change in the business world. Relatively few entrepreneurs have MBAs,
When growing your business, it's easy to fall into the "bigger is better" mentality with sales and even your relationships. But when you focus too closely on expanding your network, your current connections
I recently proposed a radical, new way to interview candidates that has the potential to increase assessment accuracy by 50 percent to 100 percent in comparison to traditional behavioral interviewing.
Whether you embrace the Quantified Self lifestyle or just like hearing about the wacky things that other people will do in the name of personal optimization, Dave Asprey's story is one for the books. co-founder
For entrepreneurs, you'll surely recall what it was like when you were just starting up: Everyone had a piece of advice for you. Some even had book suggestions. Your grandmother maybe recommended a self-help
Fittingly, the subject of bosses came up during our end of summer Labor Day barbeque, and what struck those of us gathered was how few good leaders we had worked for, back in the days when we were employed
When the odds are long and the stakes are high, there's only one group of people to call: FBI Special Agents. These highly trained professionals are mentally tough--they're prepared to face pretty much
I've been the source of jealousy among my co-workers every year since 2011. The reason? I get to travel to the Inc. 5000 Conference (our company has been fortunate enough to make the list since 2011).
What we say and how we say it is incredibly important for communicating with others. But while most of us think of the more obvious, verbal component of what we say when communicating with others, it's
You can spot a people person right off the bat. They move quickly around from desk to desk or person to person, and are generally the first to engage. There are many reasons to spend time with other people.
The world of leadership coaching is brimming with promises. Even more guarantees and plans for self-improvement come from instructive business books. Marshall Goldsmith is native to both worlds--he's seasoned
In the book SCRUM: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time (2014, Crown Business), Jeff Sutherland discusses his unique management process, which has come to revolutionize the tech world. In following
Some people literally change the world, like Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, Ben Franklin, and Steve Jobs. Although it's an ambitious goal to change the world, you might underestimate your singular power to the
Inspiration depends on where you look. Stare out a window on an overcast day and you might feel gloomy, but watch a sunrise and you might get a burst of new ideas. These famous entrepreneurs did the hard
We live in a society that dreads Mondays. For those in dead-end jobs and feeling a complete lack of engagement, well, Monday mornings can be a sad reminder that you aren't maximizing your potential at