David Lapin

113 Added | 5 Magazines | 2 Likes | 22 Following | 38 Followers | @DavidLapin | Author, Speaker, Consultant & Rabbi, I help leaders distinguish organizations by integrating purpose-driven strategy and leadership development.

Tips for Better Composition in Landscape Photography

Good composition is paramount when it comes to landscape photography. Ansel Adams said, "There's nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy …

Why Conflict Can Actually Be A Good Thing

A large European bank’s executive committee gathered for a two-day meeting to work on a plan to turn the company around. The stakes were high. The bank was not performing well and was nearing the limits of its permitted capital ratios. A full turnaround would be required, and everything from …

Management

The 5 Books Bill Gates Thinks You Must Read Right Now

As 2017 comes to a close, Bill Gates, the world’s second wealthiest person alive is reflecting on the year by pointing to five favorite books he …

Bill Gates

9 Technology Mega Trends That Will Change The World In 2018

Some tech trends fizzle out and die a quiet death, while others are so significant that they transform our world and how we live in it. Here are the top nine tech mega-trends that I believe will define 2018 and beyond.<p><b>Trend 1: The increasing datafication of our lives</b><p>From chatting to friends in a …

Artificial Intelligence

What is a blockchain? GeekWire’s guide to this game-changing technology and its vast potential

Most technologies touted as “game-changing” are just somewhat modified versions of something already in use. Blockchains are different, and while it …

Blockchain

GRANTED: The value of forgetting and the future of work

Last year, I was preparing for the biggest speech of my career when a question from a coach stopped me in my tracks: “What do you want the audience …

The human insights missing from big data

Why do so many companies make bad decisions, even with access to unprecedented amounts of data? With stories from Nokia to Netflix to the oracles of …

How To Write A Stellar LinkedIn Summary

Several years ago, I posted an article on the three steps to writing the perfect LinkedIn summary. A lot has changed since then. LinkedIn has made many updates and revisions, and they recently launched an entirely new interface. In addition, the world of work has evolved even more into a place …

Writing

Teams Solve Problems Faster When They’re More Cognitively Diverse

Looking at the executive teams we work with as consultants and those we teach in the classroom, increased diversity of gender, ethnicity, and age is apparent. Over recent decades the rightful endeavor to achieve a more representative workforce has had an impact. Of course, there is a ways to go, …

Management

40 Useful Self-Management Hacks to Master Your Time | Inc.com

As we near the end of the year, this is typically the time people start thinking about what goals to set, how to be more productive (heck, even at 4 a.m.), and what needs to happen for better work-life balance.<p>Well, nothing you do in 2017 can lead you to the Promised Land faster than having a …

Time Management

Managing Your Assets

If one of your equity holdings gets bought out, it's time to do some research and consider your options.<p>This five-step plan can help you analyze your …

3 Days In Meteora

Couple of weeks ago I finally have a chance to see and photograph Monasteries of Meteora. I knew they are amazing. I knew they are breathtaking… at …

The 5 Types of People You Need to Get Out of Your Life

We may read brilliant self-help books and possess wisdom about relationships, yet many of us still are hindered by toxicity. We are afraid to speak …

Psychology

Neuroscientists Say These Are The 5 Best Ways to Clear A Troubled Mind

We’re all trying to achieve great things. With a troubled mind, this can be significantly more difficult. Imagine if you could ‒ at will ‒ calm your …

Want to Be More Focused and Happier? Use Your Brain Like This

How to go from "overwhelmed" to "accomplished."<p>Have you ever been in the middle of working on something <i>really</i> important--like a report your boss wants "yesterday" or a presentation you have to give at the next staff meeting--only to have your mind drift away...right in the middle of it?<p>Perhaps you …

Magnifying Glass

10 Ways to Make Yourself Happier in 30 Seconds or Less

Feeling down? Got the blahs? This post provides 10 easy ways to feel happier in 30 seconds or less—and every technique is based on the best research …

Happiness

These Are the Best iPhone Photos of 2016

Photographers of the Year iPhone Photography Awards. Grand Prize Winner, Man and the Eagle.<br>Siyuan Niu<p>1 of 61<p>The winners of the ninth annual iPhone …

Mobile Photography

7 Quick Journaling Exercises That Will Improve Your Fiction Writing

Maybe you’ve heard that as a writer, you ought to keep a journal. But have you ever wondered why? After all, what does your boring life have to do …

Creative Writing

7 things financially successful people refuse to do

The truth is, ordinary people can do extraordinary things. But it's not just what they choose to do that matters, it's what they refuse to do that matters as well.<p>Let's take a look at some things enormously successful people refuse to do.

Motivation

Forget mindfulness, stop trying to find yourself and start faking it

Why is the history of Chinese philosophy now the most popular course at Harvard? Top tips on how to become a better person according to Confucius and co<p>People are often surprised to learn that Confucius, Mencius, Laozi and other classical Chinese philosophers weren’t rigid traditionalists who …

Taoism

The #1 Way To Have a Happier, Longer Life

Who wants to live a happy, healthy, long life? Yeah, everybody. Turns out an incredible amount of scientific evidence points to one simple …

Happiness

The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis

Pope Francis has made no secret of his intention to radically reform the administrative structures of the Catholic church, which he regards as insular, imperious, and bureaucratic. He understands that in a hyper-kinetic world, inward-looking and self-obsessed leaders are a liability.<p>Last year, just …

Leadership

Mastering the Art of "Just Start"

For most of us, there is nothing more daunting than coming face-to-face with a blank page. Sure, a <i>tabula rasa</i> means you can take a project in any …

5 Body Language Tricks That Increase Attraction

• shares<p><i>Knowing the vibe you’re giving off means you can control your communication and the conversation.</i><p>—<p>Body language is one of the most important …

Practice the Magical Strength of Vulnerability

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Has your team been underperforming and not meeting your expectations? One of the root causes of poor team performance is low engagement by employees.<p>Now, there are a multitude of reasons that cause employee disengagement, but poor …

Leadership

Stress is shrinking your brain, but you can rebuild it

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University …

Emotional Intelligence

I went glamping in Big Sur — and it was incredible

As you most likely already know, I'm a HUGE fan of glamping.<p>A little bit of luxury in the middle of a beautiful natural setting can't be beat!<p>Whether it's cozy-chic camping in Big Sur or a tent lodge in Bocas del Toro, I'm always on the lookout for somewhere I can get my "glamp" on.<p>I recently …

Fly Fishing

19 beautiful off-the-grid destinations that are actually worth the trek

We've put together a collection of 19 travel destinations that are harder to reach, but provide you with one-of-a-kind experiences and some of the world's most dramatic scenery.<p>From a hidden beach in Mexico to lakes nestled in the Sahara Desert, here are 19 off-the-grid destinations to add to your …

Hiking

A tale of two feminisms at Davos

Every year the World Economic Forum laments the lack of women in top corporate ranks; the number of women attending has never broken 20%, …

Harvard Business School