Charles Rose

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6 Principles for Exceptional Leadership Straight From the Army

I got my hands on the Army's "leadership bible" and dug in so you can dig in on the front lines of powerful leadership.<p>There are plenty of corporate CEO's that have cut their leadership teeth in the Army. And the army is known to produce more skilled leaders than perhaps any corporation.<p>So I …

Leadership

Improve Any Pitch With One Question

What if you could dramatically improve the success of your pitches with just one question? You can. The trick? It’s not a question you ask a prospect. It’s a question you ask yourself.<p>One of the advantages of being part of a small company is that I get to learn from a variety of departments. …

Business Development

Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of …

Metformin

Stop Acting Like You're Going To Live Forever

Everyone knows someone who always appears to be frantically busy. Too busy sweating the small stuff. Too busy to take on new opportunities. Too busy to enjoy themselves.<p><b>“Busy” is not an indicator of success. “Busy” means ineffective time-management or poor prioritization.</b><p>The attitude of “it will be …

Time Management

Exceptional Leaders Never Speak First. Neither Should You

As a leader, you already know what you know. Here's the perfect way to find out what other people know.<p>I felt I had a good idea. Who am I kidding -- I felt I had a <i>great</i> idea. I had done the analysis, done the reasoning, and done the math. Still, just to make sure, I asked a key employee for …

Public Speaking

The One Piece of Camera Gear I Never Leave Home Without

The first time I took my mirrorless camera (Sony A7) on an adventure, I quickly realized what an advantage its light weight had on big days. I was …

I’m a neurosurgeon, and the best morning routine I’ve found only consists of 3 simple steps

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when juggling career and work demands, family time, relationships, and other obligations.<p>If you feel like you’re …

Productivity

Pruning Tomatoes, How to Prune Tomatoes, Tomato-Pruning Technique: Gardener's Supply

Suckers are the shoots that form where side branches meet stems.<p>LEFT on their own, tomatoes will grow into shrubby, multi-stemmed plants that topple …

Planning every minute of your workday can backfire — here's what the most successful leaders do instead

A Harvard Business School study of how CEOs manage their time has yielded some fascinating findings.<p>Michael Porter, a University Professor at Harvard, based at Harvard Business School, and Nitin Norhia, dean of Harvard Business School, began collecting data in 2006 and have just published an …

Time Management

How to Use the Amazon Algorithm to Sell More Books

We’ve been concentrating on learning how search engine optimization—although it sounds intimidating—can be crucial in helping you sell more books. …

The Summer Elixir My Sister Drinks on the Hottest of Days

For two summers in a row now, my younger sister has come to visit me in New York City. She arrives at my apartment, tanned, in dusty work boots and always, always, some kind of frayed denim. We hug and kiss, and almost immediately she’s pulling from her backpack: firm, jubilant green beans; tight …

Cider

An Award-Winning Author Says This Should Be the Goal of Everything You Write

Methods may differ, but the goal is the same.<p>George Saunders is an American author who contributes essays and short stories to <i>The New Yorker</i> and several other publications. Saunders has published several volumes of his short stories, for which he's received prestigious writing awards, including the …

This Simple Posing Trick Makes People Instantly Look Thinner

Photographer Niels Kemp recently asked wedding photographer and Nikon ambassador Brett Florens for his best piece of advice for beginning …

10 reasons why your photos aren't sharp (and how to fix them)

Getting sharp photos is one of the fundamental goals in photography. If your images aren't as sharp as you'd like, take a look at our ten-point guide …

Seth Godin Just Provided a Leadership Masterclass on Diversity and Inclusion

This serial entrepreneur and former business executive just shed a transformative light on how leaders must approach diversity and inclusion.<p>At the 2018 EntreLeadership Summit, a leadership conference for business owners and senior/mid-level leaders, the lifelong entrepreneur and international …

Judge issues landmark decision after Google Translate tricked a man into giving consent to police

Google Translate can do many things. One thing it can’t do, according to a judge — help you provide constitutionally-required consent to a police …

The Best Aperture for Landscape Photography

The question “What aperture is best for landscape photography?” is often asked in various online forums. While there isn’t one “correct” aperture, …

Landscape Photography

The Best Knife Sharpeners

I have used more knife and tool sharpening products that have come through the market than I can remember. Some are awesome, and some are downright …

3 Ways Great Speakers Simplify Complex Subjects (Without Oversimplifying)

Complicated ideas don't have to be difficult to understand. The best speakers know how to make complex topics fun and interesting. Here's how they do it.<p>With so much information coming at us from so many different sources, it's no wonder most people these days take the bits they need and filter out …

How to Lead When You’re Feeling Afraid

I’d known Jeff (not his real name) for many years, as a client and as a friend, but I’d never seen him so thrown. I could feel his fear, his sense of uncertainty.<p>And it was with good reason.<p>Jeff was the head of sales for a company whose product was, more or less, impossible to sell.<p>His company, …

Leadership

This 10-Minute Yoga Flow Will Loosen Up Your Tight Hips

Sky Ting Yoga’s Chloe Kernaghan demos moves to release tension in your pelvis.<p>Stuck in front of a computer all day? Spending too much time parked in …

Aetna's CEO Narrowly Escaped Death, and Learned This Secret to Success

You don't need a business earning billions to make mindfulness part of your workplace. Here are three simple tools you can use right now.<p>Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini nearly died. Twice.<p>First, from a skiing accident. In 2004, he crashed into a tree, broke his neck in five places, then fell into an icy …

If You Suffer From Tight Hips, You Need These 16 Stretches

Ease the pain and discomfort from your insanely tight hips by getting on the floor and doing these stretches. Holding for five breaths (about 30 seconds) is recommended, but go ahead and hold them for longer to deepen the feel-good sensations, and open your tight hips even further.

Four Public Speaking Myths To Stop Believing (And Tips From Actors To Use Instead)

The thought of having to get up in front of a large group and speak or present can create a lot of fear and anxiety. But as a leader, it’s important to be a great communicator and an effective, engaging presenter.<p>Unfortunately, popular wisdom on this subject, though well-meaning, doesn’t seem to …

Three Signs It's Time To Fire Someone (Even If You Like The Person)

One painful aspect of leading is firing people you like. It’s hard for many reasons. The employee may love working with you and for your company. It might be someone you are friends with outside of work. And they might just be a good person who is doing their best. Firing anyone isn’t easy but …

Leadership

The FBI's Best Negotiator Says This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Influence Anyone

Hostage negotiators don't kid themselves about emotions. You shouldn't either.<p>Chris Voss may be the best negotiator in the world.<p>Voss spent more than two decades in the FBI, during which he worked on more than 150 international hostage cases. Eventually, he was chosen among thousands of agents to …

How Can You Really Tell Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Ask This 1 Simple Question

The answer is an eye-opener.<p>Have you ever thought about the essence of true leadership? How exactly do you define it?<p>Better yet, how do you simply become a good leader in your office or business -- enough so that your employees, peers, and customers will respect you?<p>The answer comes down to a …

How A Cleaning Lady Inspired Awesome Leadership

In an interview with Adam Bryant of the <i>New York Times</i>, Charles Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger shared a lesson he learned in college during a business strategy final exam. Bettinger needed to ace the test so he could graduate with a 4.0. He spent hours reviewing formulas and case studies. On the day of …

Leadership

Here Are 5 Founding Fathers Whose Skepticism About Christianity Would Make Them Unelectable Today

Click here for reuse options! Thomas Jefferson believed that a rational form of religion would take root in America. Was he ever wrong.To hear the …

Dwane Casey, NBA Coach of the Year, Was Fired. His Response Is a Genius Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Dwane Casey just role-modeled high-level emotional intelligence. His response to his firing will inspire you to up your game, too.<p>As the great Norm Peterson of <i>Cheers</i> fame once said, "It's a dog-eat-dog world and I'm wearing Milk-Bone underwear." That's how Dwane Casey must have felt last week.<p>In a …

Emotional Intelligence