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This 6-word sentence will give you complete freedom and high performance

The worst possible advice is to “lower your expectations.”<p>Instead, it is far more powerful to:<p><b>“Expect everything and attach to nothing.” — Carrie</b> …

Self-improvement

The Fragile Generation

One day last year, a citizen on a prairie path in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst came upon a teen boy chopping wood. Not a body. Just some …

7 strategies to help prepare your child for the rapidly changing work world

By Phyllis Fagell<p>When she was 13, Alexis Lewis invented the Rescue Travois, a wheeled cart that could carry at least two children. She got the idea from reading about the 2011 Somalia famine. “Families were forced to walk for weeks, and parents had to leave kids who were too weak to walk by the …

Lifestyle

The 5 Most Important Social Networks for Marketing – And How to Get Started

Especially when you are just starting out with online business and marketing online, there is the first question you need to answer: Which social …

The New Midlife Crisis for Women

Sometimes, I think I'm falling apart. Then, I talk to my friends. One spent a whole winter getting a babysitter for her toddler daughter in the …

Are You a Highly Charismatic Person? Science Says You Might Be Seen as an Ineffective Business Leader

A new study reveals some shocking revelations about charisma's role in leadership.<p>When thinking about what traits a good leader has, charisma is right up there at the top. You may have a brilliant business mind, but if you can't grab a microphone and sway an audience to share your vision, you'll …

5 Signs You’re Much Smarter Than Average

Intelligence, or IQ, isn’t what you know, but rather the pace at which you acquire new information. Longitudinal studies have shown that IQ is fixed …

Are You A Unicorn? How To Stand Out At Work

Tired of doing a good job, but not getting noticed by management? Thinking about applying for a higher-level job and want to stand out from other candidates? Here’s how you can be seen as a unicorn – a unique employee with special skills – at work.<p><b>Do an excellent job with every task, every day.</b> …

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

For Women To Rise We Must Close 'The Confidence Gap'

Four years ago I moved from the U.S. to Australia and began from ground zero building my business. Having spent the previous decade coaching female executives, I was curious to see how the cultural differences between countries played out for women in the workplace.<p>Since then numerous people have …

15 Psychological Hacks That Will Give You a Leg Up in Life

Understanding these quirks of the human brain will give you an advantage in (almost) any situation.<p>People are weird, complicated creatures. That fact can make managing social life tricky if you haven't studied up on the quirks of human psychology. But the reverse is also true.<p>By learning a few …

How Not to Make a Fool of Yourself in Arguments

My last essay, “How to Argue for Libertarianism,” ended with a brief treatment of personal credibility. I quoted Aristotle: “Persuasion is achieved …

The Best Way To Answer "Why Should We Hire You?" In An Interview

Last year, my friend was interviewing for an amazing job at a great company. In her final interview, she was asked, “Why should we hire you? We get …

The $78 trillion free lunch

Which Personality Traits Are Most Predictive of Well-Being?

We all want more well-being in our lives. But which traits are most likely to be associated with well-being? This is an important question because it …

Why Some People Get Burned Out and Others Don’t

Stress and burnout are not the same thing. And while we know that stress often leads to burnout, it’s possible to handle the onslaught of long hours, high pressure, and work crises in a way that safeguards you from the emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and a lack of confidence in one’s abilities that …

How to Balance Employee Freedom With Organizational Control

When looking at something such as designing employee experiences one of the biggest questions and challenges that comes up is how to balance employee …

9 Emotional Intelligence Mistakes That Make Leaders Look Really Unprofessional

91 percent of employed American adults believe that interpersonal communication issues prevent leaders from leading effectively.<p>One of the most important attributes of being a good leader is empathy--as well as the ability to understand and react correctly to your employees' emotions when they are …

6 Bad Professional Habits You Should Give Up in the New Year

Bid adieu to these bad habits and prepare for your best year yet.<p>Many people make resolutions for the new year. It's a time for them to determine what changes they'd like to make and what goals they'd like to achieve.<p>But, what if you took the opposite approach? What if -- instead of only deciding …

How to Be Incredibly Charming: 10 Things Highly Likable People Always Do

Best of all, you can be totally sincere and genuine, too.<p>Occasionally we meet a person who almost immediately makes us feel special. They're courteous, friendly, and charismatic, they build and maintain great relationships, they consistently influence (in a good way) the people around them, and …

3 Ways to Better Understand Your Emotions

Dealing effectively with emotions is a key leadership skill. And naming our emotions — what psychologists call <i>labeling</i> — is an important first step in dealing with them effectively. But it’s harder than it sounds; many of us struggle to identify what exactly we are feeling, and often times the most …

What Do We Tell The Children?

Tell them, first, that we will protect them.<p>“What should I say to my students after the election if Trump wins?” a principal asked me recently. Good question. What should we tell our children?<p>Tell them, first, that we will protect them. Tell them that we have democratic processes in the U.S. that …

4 Steps to Beating Burnout

Thomas Hedger<p>Heavy workloads and deadline pressures are a fact of managerial life. Who doesn’t feel overwhelmed or stretched thin sometimes? But when relentless work stress pushes you into the debilitating state we call burnout, it is a serious problem, affecting not just your own performance and …

3 Things Ryan Lochte's Olympic Scandal Can Teach Us About Mental Strength

Even elite athletes struggle with their mental muscle sometimes.<p>As the Ryan Lochte debacle has unfolded, I've had several people ask me, "How could someone who is so mentally strong do something like that?" And it's a good question.<p>In case you haven't caught the latest news story about the incident …

A Simple Exercise Can Help Women Overcome Self-Doubt to Succeed

More than 35 years after the term “glass ceiling” was coined, women still are dramatically underrepresented in top business leadership. Although efforts to recruit and develop women, ensure fair practices, and eliminate bias are as important as ever, are there any new ideas to help companies …

The Michelle Obama Speaking Technique You Can't Afford to Ignore

Go for the heart. Why? People make decisions for emotional reasons, and then justify them with rational ones.<p>There's a scientific reason why you couldn't stop listening to or considering what Michelle Obama was saying when she spoke at this week's Democratic National Convention.<p>If you want to be an …

What Happened When I Gave Up Multitasking For A Week

Juggling isn’t doing you, or your boss, any favors. So I tried to do just one thing at a time. It was harder than I thought it would be.<p>The problem with multitasking is that it just doesn’t work as well as we think it does.<p>The efficiency myth has been debunked by numerous experts and studies. For …

Why Sheryl Sandberg Keeps Getting More Awesome

By Melissa Davidson Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg’s most recent college graduation commencement speech is just one more example of why she is a …

Science: Here's How You Motivate People to Do Really Boring Tasks

Recent research reveals the best way to motivate your team to do donkey work.<p>Every job in the world has boring bits. That's true no matter how impressive the job title or exciting the industry. So as a manager, how do you best motivate your people to slog through the necessary but stultifying …

The Secret To Becoming an Impactful Influencer

The more influence you have, the more impact you can make.<p>Being an influencer means you've discovered how to impact others. It means you help lead people to new frontiers, shape their way of thinking, and foster meaningful change in their lives.<p>There are many books, articles and that will tell you …