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How to Get Back to Working Out When You Haven't Been to the Gym in Forever

<i>This article originally appeared on Shape. For more stories like this, visit shape.com.</i><p>Getting back into a workout routine when you've taken time off …

Exercise

What Makes a Leader?

Leaders are the ones who are willing to do whatever it takes to succeed and get better at whatever they do<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>When asked to define the ideal leader, …

Leadership

Here’s the difference between leading and managing a team

<b>What’s the difference between leading and managing a team?</b><p>It takes great leaders and talent to grow a successful company. One of the best …

Leadership

11 Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling Steak, According to Chefs

Purists assert that a good-quality cut of steak is done ill justice at the hands of an overzealous grill. Contrast that to cheaper cuts like chuck …

'I went from fat to fitness model in my 50s' - How overweight IT worker shed the pounds to become a personal trainer

Staring down at the scales as they hit 18 stone, Chris Zaremba could barely concentrate on what his doctor was saying: ‘Dangerously obese… very high …

The Best Speakers Answer These 3 Questions Before Walking on Stage

Start with the structure to ensure success.<p>Every great TED talk begins with a good outline. If you want your presentation to leave a TED worthy impression, you'll need to start planning long before the day of the speech: how can you make your message memorable? What should be included in the talk? …

Public Speaking

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

100 Inspirational Quotes from Successful Business Leaders

It’s funny…many of us have spent thousands of hours in business school. We’ve done internships. We go into great debt to fund educations we hope will …

3 Unquestionable Behaviors Separating Great Leaders From Mere Bosses

What does it take to be a truly great leader? Ask yourself another, much more important question.<p>If you're in management, you've probably sat through a workshop or two or read plenty of books on how to lead others. For the most part, the focus is to change unwanted behaviors and the methods …

workimprovement

How to break carb cravings, once and for all

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're like many people I know, the thought of giving up pasta and bread in an effort to shed a few pounds (or more) might seem like an unfair punishment -- perhaps even a tease, especially when those foods seem to be on everyone else's plates.<p>The truth is, despite the popularity of …

Nutrition

The 8 Keys to High-Performing Office Culture: The Best Employees Take Cues From Great Managers

There's no linear equation to follow when creating a high-performing culture. Rather, organizational success is a byproduct of the right conditions.<p>Nearly 70 percent of CEOs now recognize culture as one of the greatest sources of competitive advantage. Whereas company processes, technology, and …

Employee Engagement

20 Tools for Creating Engaging Social Media Videos, Images and GIFs in Minutes

Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>You don’t just need to think about what types …

Infographics

The Difference Between Leadership and Management

A common question with a simple answer that will help you with each<p>As a professor of leadership and management and author of a bestselling leadership book, I get asked a lot<p>What's the difference between leadership and management?<p>Everyone gets that each is important.<p>Most people get that they overlap …

Leadership

Best biceps exercises: The only 10 bicep workouts you need to know

Best biceps exercises: The only 10 bicep workouts you need to know<p>Let’s face it, the real reason you joined the gym was so you could work your guns. …

Why “servant leaders” are so effective

It’s no wonder that Lady Vols coach Pat Summit has worked with so many women who go on to be leaders themselves<p>Leadership is an exponential equation. That means the best leaders have a force-multiplying impact on their entire organization. They cultivate other great leaders who develop difference — …

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Responsibility (With True Team Leadership)

When employees take responsibility for their actions, you will see higher quality and productivity.<p>Creating work environments that are conducive to producing good, high-quality work is trickier than it might appear at first sight. In workplaces where employees take responsibility for their actions, …

Employment

Want to Develop Your Employees? Don't Miss These 8 Teachable Moments

The signals are all around us if you know how to spot them--teachable moments that will greatly accelerate your people's development.<p>Our greatest responsibility as a leader is to help others become better versions of themselves (our second greatest is to appoint someone to run the March Madness …

Leadership

Why Creating a Culture of Discipline is the Path to Greatness

Without disciplined people acting in a disciplined manner, no company can achieve mission success.<p>For any organizational transformation effort to succeed, discipline and accountability must become the bedrock of the culture.<p>How do determined young men become Navy SEALs? How do elite athletes …

Business Development

Why Elon Musk encourages his employees to tell him exactly what he's doing wrong

Have you ever wanted to tell your boss exactly what's he's doing wrong? Or what's not working at the company?<p>SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk and …

Your Company's Success Depends on Its Culture: Here Are 3 Ways to Shape It

Despite your greatest efforts, what actually happens in your company is determined largely by your company's culture.<p>For decades, business leaders looked to the latest methodology or technology to solve every type of organizational issue--like Six Sigma, Agile, or enterprise resource planning. …

Resource Planning

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Describes What Great Communication Looks Like

A newly acquired email from Musk outlines a brilliant philosophy. But it's easier said than done.<p>Throughout the years, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has demonstrated the art of masterful communication.<p>The following is a perfect example: It's a copy of a previously unpublished email Musk sent …

Tesla

Research: 6 Things Great Leaders Always Do (But Mere Bosses Typically Fear)

A top leadership scholar discovers the most effective characteristics that lead to successful company cultures.<p>Human beings are inherently designed to be relational. It's how we learn, grow, and survive as a species. In the workplace, it's no different. We long for the same close bonds and …

Team Building

8 Things the 1% Do That the 99% Doesn't

Success is not a coincidence. It is achieved on purpose<p>Success is not a coincidence. It is achieved on purpose.<p>The difference between what makes some people successful and others not successful is that the highly accomplished have learned to do what the majority of people do not.<p>Let's look at the 8 …

Self-improvement

1 Hard Truth Good Leaders Know About Managing People

Leadership expert Ken Blanchard and Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz both agree: This is the type of leader we need today.<p>Got a mirror handy? You might need one. In a recent post published on Chief Learning Officer, leadership expert Ken Blanchard (who has authored over 60 leadership …

Howard Schultz

How to Act and Look Like a Professional at All Times

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines professionalism as, <i>"the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional</i> …

The Workplace

4 things the most respected leaders do for their employees that anyone can learn

Whenever I conduct workshops for leadership teams, I break them into groups of three and ask the question, "Think of a time when you worked for the best boss you ever had. What made him or her so great?"<p>After processing and discussion in their small groups, I instruct them to reconvene and share …

4 Rare (and Brilliant) Things Smart Leaders Do to Get Respect

The most unique leaders demonstrate some rather unusual behaviors not commonly seen in the corporate world. Is it any wonder they're so wildly successful?<p>Think about the great entrepreneurs who fuel success and make the business world go around. People like Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, Jeff Bezos, …

Leadership

4 Impactful Reasons Moms Make Great Managers

Why promoting working mothers really isn't problematic<p>I often hear tales of working mothers being passed up for promotions, and as a woman and a business owner, I understand that the issue may not be such a simple one to untangle. On one hand, you have competent women who have chosen to contribute …

Leadership

Why Every Leader Should Have A Mentor

In 1966, fresh out of school, Michael Bloomberg was hired to work as a trader at Salomon Brothers & Hutzler. The managing partner, William Salomon, became Bloomberg’s lifelong mentor. In a commemorative op-ed published a few years ago upon Salomon’s passing, Bloomberg mused on the valuable business …

Profit