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11 Empowering Mantras for an Instant Confidence Boost

Words have the ability to lift us up or tear us down. When’s the last time you beamed under praise, or felt your whole day go down the drain at the …

Self-help

The One Thing You Should Do As Soon As You Wake Up To Boost Your Energy

If you wake up in the morning feeling groggy and sluggish, you’re not alone. Most people wake up from a full night’s sleep feeling even more tired …

Yoga

We Read All the New Books on Leadership So You Don’t Have To

Every year, dozens of publications are released that all claim to have an answer to the question: What makes a great leader? But if you’ve ever had …

Brad Stevens

Influencing Your Inner Critic

Here’s the thing: we all talk to an inner voice — sometimes longer than we talk to other people. This inner voice learns its language from one’s …

Self-help

How Mindful Running Can Help You Get Past Mental Roadblocks

It's all about leaning into the discomfort and turning negative thoughts into positive vibes.<p>I was at an event recently for the release of <i>Let Your</i> …

Mindfulness

20 Simple Habits That Will Make You Happier

I am fascinated with the habits that affect happiness, health, productivity and success. I read everything I can get my hands on related to these …

Happiness

15 Trends That Will Redefine Executive Coaching In The Next Decade

Having an executive coach to help your professional career move forward makes perfect sense in today’s marketplace. Having someone who will push you and hold you accountable can make you strive for success and never become complacent.<p>However, as you look towards the future, the world of executive …

Scientific Research

Five Great Books That Will Make You A Better Leader

Here’s one thing we know is true: Leaders are readers.<p>Our research takes us inside the c-suite offices of executives across the country. Those offices almost always contain a full bookshelf. We find that top leaders are often eager learners, devouring the latest books to find new insights that will …

Books

14 ways to gain confidence when you’re at a new job and an introvert

If you are an introvert, there are many aspects of life that can feel extra challenging — like gaining and communicating self-confidence at a new …

The 4 Main Personality Types You See in Meetings (and How to Manage Them)

Here's what you need to know before you send out invites to your next meeting.<p><i>What are some tips and methods for effectively organizing a business meeting? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</b> …

10 Lessons You Need to Learn If You Want a Truly Successful Career

Work on things that matter.<p><i>What are the biggest lessons you have learned in the corporate world? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Chris Cocks, President at Wizards of the Coast, on</b> …

Congrats on the New Job. Don't Burn a Bridge By Forgetting to Do These 2 Things

Your legacy is built off moments like these.<p>The first 90 days in a new role are critical. The most successful leaders take this time to learn, promote themselves, build coalitions, and mobilize their teams, says Harvard Business School professor, Michael Watkins (who spent three years researching …

Ikigai - Visualizing the Japanese Concept of Life's Purpose

Ikigai is a Japanese concept that explains how a person can enjoy life. To illustrate this concept, a 4-sided Venn diagram was created by Dan …

Data Visualization

January's Most Read Articles

Curious to see what talent development professionals were reading last month?<p>Advertisement<p>Here's a list of the top 10 articles read on TD.org in …

Talent Management

How should you sleep if you have lower back pain?

Lower back pain not only affects a person's daily life but can also disturb their sleep. Furthermore, poor bed posture can worsen or even cause …

Ten Skills Every Manager Needs -- But 90% Of Managers Lack

Dear Liz,<p>I’m the Training Manager in a great firm. I have developed and delivered customer service training, communication skills training and several other courses, but now I have a new and bigger challenge. My CEO asked me to develop an in-house leadership development program. I’m very excited …

Leadership

This engineer created a fool-proof plan to overcome shyness — and it led her to jobs at Apple, Google, and now Microsoft

A couple of months ago, Sophia Velastegui was approached with an exciting job offer: To become the general manager of Microsoft's artificial intelligence product unit.<p>She began the job in December. It was another pinnacle career move for the star engineer, named to Business Insider's list of the …

Georgia Tech

Tilopa's Six Nails

Developing a <b>meditation practice</b> can seem daunting, especially at the beginning, when we’re unsure about what having a meditation practice even means. …

Meditation

7 Must Read Parenting Books, According to the Experts

If you are anything like me, you want to be the best parent you can be. There is so much parenting advice available in books and blog posts that it …

How To Not Let Bad Results Affect You

The performance you produce in any given race and the time you ultimately acquire in that race is the consequence of how you react to the results you …

What Books To Read To Become A Rainmaker

I have been quite successful in making “rain” at my law firm. However, I didn’t just sit down one day and “figure it all out.” I learned from …

How To Transform Your Life, Just By Breathing

Everything you need to know about breathwork<p>You’re probably pretty used to taking a deep breath whenever you’re feeling stressed out or overwhelmed, so it should make intuitive sense that there's an entire practice behind using the breath to calm our minds and ease anxiety, amongst a whole slew of …

4 Nighttime Habits That Will Keep You More Rested, Motivated, and Productive (and They Only Take 5 Minutes) | Inc.com

You've had a long and hopefully productive day. You're ready to unwind and relax until you fall asleep at some point.<p>However, doing that is leaving a lot of potential growth on the table, along with quality sleep. After a long day at work, most people unfortunately fall on autopilot, execute a …

Motivation

How to Immediately Win Your Employees' Trust (Even When They Are More Experienced Than You) | Inc.com

As a young almost-college graduate, I didn't think of myself as a leader. I was a performer. I did the work, but I wasn't a leader. Then after just five months, I was told to lead a sales team. All of the sales reps were much more experienced (eight to 12 years older) and knew the business much …

Leadership

How To Design Performance Reviews That Don’t Fail Women

For starters, let’s stop evaluating “leadership style.”<p>“You women find it more difficult toward your path to directorship. You are naturally consensus builders. We are looking for a specific profile.”<p>That’s what the director of another department once told me after blocking my promotion. I was …

7 Ways You Can Create Better Work-Life Balance--for Yourselves and Your Team Members | Inc.com

A week or so, I presented my firm's annual business plan to our team, sharing an ambitious growth goal for the future and specific action steps for the year ahead. Team members had a lot of great questions afterwards, including several that relate to a topic people care a lot about: work-life …

Work-life Balance

Want your kids to talk to you? Try this...

If you want your kids to talk to you, don’t ask them questions.<p>Kids and husbands have a lot in common—both hate questions. Husbands don’t have the nerve to tell their wives how much they detest the <i>why</i> word. Kids? Boys will grunt a nonsensical response, girls will flash a dramatic eye-roll, and both …

How I went from insomnia to the best sleep of my life (and how you can too)

Sleep. Some of us can’t get enough of it, while others are in a love-hate relationship.<p>For many years after becoming an entrepreneur, I was the latter. Like every human, my mind and body needed sleep to function. The problem was, I had trouble actually falling asleep in the first place.<p>Now, I will …

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest person on the planet (as of this writing).<p>So, how has he done it? Actually, it's not so much about <i>what he has done</i> as it is <i>what he hasn't done</i>. …

Self-improvement

The 3 Most Important Hours of the Day

If you were to take a typical day, you have about 16 hours of which you are awake. OK, let’s face it, most of us probably aren’t getting 8 hours of …