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12 Healing Bowl Recipes That Are Like a Warm Hug

Usually, the term “comfort food” is basically just a synonym for junk food. But while there’s definitely a time and a place for burgers and a gooey …

10 Tough-but-Essential Questions That Will Set You Up for Success in 2018

The period after the holiday craziness is ideal for serious soul searching. Here's what to ask yourself.<p>According to science, if you want to actually keep your New Year's resolution, it's better to start it February first. Why? Because the hubbub of celebrations and back-to-work chaos in January …

18 Recipes for Eating Well (and Feeling Strong!) During Ramadan

Muslims around the world look forward to the month of Ramadan, a time within the holy calendar not only to restrict yourself from food and drink from sunup to sundown, but also to reflect and refocus. For 30 days, we get up before the sunrise for a meal and the first prayer of the day, and fast …

Ramadan

Is this Britain's most beautiful footpath?

Is it strange to get emotional about a footpath? After all it’s only a meandering trail of flattened grass following the edge of a cliff, a tunnel of dappled sunlight under arching groves of sycamore and oak, a gap between hedgerows, footprints on a sandy beach soon to be wiped away by the incoming …

8 critical things successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years.<p>Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity to …

Changing Organization Behavior For Today's Modern Workplace Culture

Many modern organizations are locked into a mindset – an organizational culture – that began with the Industrial Revolution in 18th-century Britain …

Every Employee is a Digital Employee

The headlong movement into digital business means that just about every business endeavor has a technology component, a situation in which every …

How a Workplace Culture of Trust Can Make Your Organization Thrive

Can we reverse the trust decline?<p>Distrust is the new normal. There has been a dramatic decline over at least the past 15 years in almost every sector …

Are We More Productive When We Have More Time Off?

We were recently working with a company in Amsterdam, and having difficulty getting a summer meeting scheduled because of the number of executives who were on vacation. Experiencing some frustration, we began to wonder how this company actually got its work done. But their VP of HR assured us, “I …

The Company Cultures That Help (or Hinder) Digital Transformation

Many companies struggle with digital transformation. It goes against the grain of established ways of working and is a threat to management practices that have existed for decades. Digital tools free people throughout the organization to share information easily. Communication managers no longer …

12 Steps To Change Your Life, Tony Robbins Style

If you’ve never been to a Tony Robbins event or read his latest book, <i>Money Mastery</i>, you’re probably a little cynical about “that guy in the infomercials.” Which is fine. A little cynicism in an age of idolizing gurus is a healthy thing. However having just been to my first “Unleash the Power …

8 Better Ways to Display Art in Every Room of Your Home

It's time to create an Instagram-perfect wall.<p>In her new book <i>Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating</i>, designer Lauren Liess shares her favorite, not-always-conventional ideas for livening up any space with art.

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6 Productivity Experts Show Us What’s On Their Desks (And What Should Be On Yours)

Ever wondered if productivity experts practice what they preach? We took a look at their workspaces to find out.<p>Do you ever wish you could peek inside the offices of productivity and organization experts to see how they set up their own workspace for maximum efficiency?<p>Read more >><p>We did, so we …

50 Free Apps To Make You An Incredibly Productive Person

Communicate with ease, tame your schedule, and get things done with these great tools.<p>You’re running a million miles an hour, trying to hold down a tight schedule full of tight deadlines on a tight ship. From messages to meetings to managing meddlesome minutiae, these 50 apps can help you work …

15 Habits That Will Totally Transform Your Productivity

From decluttering your desk to letting yourself complain, these 15 easy behavior changes can change how much you accomplish each day.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>People who manage to get a lot accomplished each day aren’t …

What's Lost When Most People Work From Home

“If the office is going to become a collection of employees not working together, it essentially becomes no different than a coffee shop.”<p>There’s plenty of research out there on the benefits of remote and flexible work. It’s been shown to lead to increased productivity, and has an undeniable …

The Workplace

12 Habits That Set Ultra Successful People Apart

Ultra successful people delight themselves by blowing their personal goals out of the water. Here's what sets them apart.<p>A study at Strayer University found that most people think success is about achieving your personal goals.<p>Ultra successful people delight themselves by blowing their personal …

You can learn to be creative, if you’re willing to embarrass yourself

In 1666, one of the most influential scientists in history was strolling through a garden when he was struck with a flash of creative brilliance that would change the world.<p>While standing under the shade of an apple tree, Sir Isaac Newton saw an apple fall to the ground. “Why should that apple …

Humans of the world: This stunning new film will change how you see yourself

You may think that you’ve seen this film before. If all you see is the poster, trailer or Google promo for Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s stunning latest opus <i>Human</i>, it’s easy to dismiss the production as yet another beautifully photographed but unstartling documentary—the kind you might play in the …

United Nations

How to Dress Like a Leader in Any Work Environment

There was once a time when every professional, no matter his or her industry, put on a suit each morning.<p>But today, there are so many interpretations …

Comparing scaling agile frameworks

When the Agile Manifesto hit the street in 2001, it combined several methods, sometimes called "lightweight methods," under a single banner. Scrum, …

Mike Cottmeyer, Author at LeadingAgile

A 6-Part Structure for Giving Clear and Actionable Feedback

Robert was the head of an East Coast insurance company. His greatest asset was his large, extroverted personality. He was the classic glad-handing, backslapping, high-energy salesman. His problem was a familiar one, too: a great salesman – even one with charisma — doesn’t necessarily make a great …

9 Protein Pancake Recipes That Prove You’re Doing Breakfast All Wrong

There’s something so comforting about pancakes, but they're usually reserved for Sunday mornings... and that's it. We want to change that, and these …

Pancakes

Are You A Gender Intelligent Leader?

The research on neurological mappings of men and women is nothing new. However, global research by Dr. David Amen of the Amen Clinic has included more than 93,000 men and women brain scans in more than 80 countries to determine the neurological patterns of each gender, including their general means …

13 Green Rooms With Serious Designer Style

Here's proof green walls should be way more popular.<p>Here's proof green walls should be <i>way</i> more popular.

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