Gary Bridgeman

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10 Thinking Habits Successful Leaders Avoid Like the Plague

If you want a positive work atmosphere and great relationships, you will definitely want to avoid these common thought patterns.<p>Making good leadership decisions can be tough for entrepreneurs suddenly tasked with managing people and enterprises. Our brain doesn't develop neuropathways at the flip …

Emotional Intelligence

You Can Instantly Find Out A Person’s Personality With One Simple Question

<b>While there are</b> a lot of ways you can find out about a person’s personality, a series of studies suggest that by asking one simple question, it can …

I Stopped Complaining for 21 Days and It Changed My Relationships

It was a Monday morning, and I woke up realizing the rent check needed to be mailed. But my checkbook was nowhere to be found. While rummaging …

10 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Resilience, Backed by Research

Ever dealt with a really difficult situation? We’ve all had our emotional resilience tested. Sometimes it feels like you just want to give up.<p>How do …

Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know …

Overconfidence linked to one's view of intelligence: Those who think intelligence is fixed have confidence exceeding their ability

Those who think intelligence is fixed have confidence exceeding their ability<p>A person's tendency to be overconfident increases if he or she thinks …

A Harvard psychologist says these 4 habits can make you more confident at work

Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy wants you to banish both of those habits — for the sake of your confidence.<p>Cuddy is the author of "Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges," a book on the subtle yet powerful ways our posture can influence thoughts and emotions.<p>We don't just …

Body Language

5 Underrated Conversational Skills of Highly Successful People

It's not what you know but who you know that really matters.<p><i>Andrew Thomas is a co-founder of SkyBell Video Doorbell, a smart-home-security company that is making homes and neighborhoods safer with a video doorbell that lets users answer their door from a smartphone. SkyBell has raised millions in</i> …

Books to Read This Spring That Will Make You More Productive

<b>How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life,</b> by Caroline Webb<p>The title <i>How to Have a Good Day</i> might …

How to Build Rapport With Anyone at Networking Events

A former FBI behaviorist and expert on interpersonal communication shares tips for making initial conversations less awkward.<p>If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times. Your network will power your business.<p>It will help you find your first customers, connect you with strategic …

What we learned about the brain this week: anxiety and motivation

Anxiety has many physiological side effects; increased heart rate, nausea, dizziness. Now a new study has added another side effect: changes in …

This Startup Is Using Games To Measure Creativity–And Teach Us How To Unlock It

Lemonade.io wants to help prepare people for the future of the global economy, when creativity will be at a premium.<p>Angad Singh thinks there’s a good chance that within 20 years, your job will no longer exist. And if it does, a bot will do it.<p>“It seems obvious,” he says. “The nature of work will be …

3 Scientifically Proven Ways to Optimize Your Brain

If your meetings are sputtering, rewiring the gray matter may help get employees reconnected.<p>The co-founders of Aditazz, which uses software to design and construct hospitals and other specialized buildings, were beyond frustrated. Zigmund Rubel, an architect, wanted to design buildings in one …

Flexible Leadership: Learning to Lead and Manage

It’s time to put an end to a decades-long debate.<p>For years, leadership consultants have discussed the differences between leadership and management …

Psychologists Say There Are Only 5 Kinds of People in the World. Which One Are You?

Once you understand your personality type, it's easy to identify other people's too.<p>Your personality influences everything from the friends you choose to the candidates you vote for in a political election. Yet many people never really spend much time thinking about their personality …

The Neuroscience of Emotional Intelligence

How aware are you of your emotions? Moreover, can you control them or adapt them when you are in the workplace? Perhaps you are the stoic, unflustered employee who deals rationally with every crisis even though you want to punch someone? Or are you the employee who senses a colleague is feeling …

Science Finds An Interesting Link Between Anxiety And Intelligence

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Weight Loss

Neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don't know what they're talking about. Don't trust them.<p>Actually, don't trust …

If You Want To Innovate, Learn These 9 Rules

On December 9th, 1968, a research project funded by the US Department of Defense launched a revolution. The focus was not a Cold War adversary or even a resource rich banana republic, but rather to “augment human intellect” and the man driving it was not a general, but a mild mannered engineer …

Innovation

8 Questions You Must Ask Before Starting a Passion-Based Business

Credit<p>Starting a business comes with truckloads of challenges and commitments, especially on the part of the business owner(s). Little wonder why the legendary Steve Jobs in his interview with Bill Gates talked deeply about having passion for your work. He said:<p>"You need a lot of passion for what …

Small Business

6 classic business books you should read if you want to be successful

Even though there are plenty of newer reads, sometimes you just can't beat the classics.<p>Here's a roundup of six old-school career books.<p>Yes, your parents may have read them, too; but the advice is so legendary — and useful — they're still worth downloading today:

Books

How to Build the Team That Has the Next Killer Idea

Rules of the game for building a squad that innovates.<p>Guive Balooch is a scientist turned cosmetics genius who currently helms L'Oreal's Connected Beauty Incubator, a lab focused on creating forward-thinking products and services that disrupt the cosmetics industry. When I interviewed him on my …

Great Personal Development Tips That Can Help You Reach Your Goals | Everything you need to know about Personal-Development

<b>TIP!</b> Stress is what often brings down happiness. When our minds are stressed, our mental and physical bodies are harmed.<p>If you have been stressing …

Nine Business Books To Read In 2016

<b>Nine Business Books To Read In 2016 by Natalie White, Stanford Business</b><p>What is the best business book you have read? Stanford GSB alumni share their …

How to Decide What Skill to Work On Next

Most of us know that success in today’s work world requires continuous growth and learning. You can’t just rely on your current knowledge and expertise if you expect to keep up, let alone advance. But how do you identify the areas in which development efforts will yield the best return on your …

Psychology says you need to achieve these 3 goals to become an adult

As a 30-something, he expected people to talk about what psychologists call "role transitions," like starting a career, getting married, and buying a house.<p>Instead, his 18- to 29-year-old subjects listed ways they felt like adults and ways they didn't. This led him to coin the term "emerging …

An FBI agent shares 9 tricks for reading people better

But what should you be listening for? And what other signs can tip you off to what someone is thinking or feeling?<p>If you follow my column, you're familiar with LaRae Quy. LaRae, who spent 23 years as a counterintelligence agent for the FBI, now spends her time writing, speaking, and teaching others …

FBI

A neuroscientist explains: Why we find it hard to stick to New Year resolutions

Our brains are hard wired to find new things interesting. Focussing on something over time is another matter<p>New Year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to stick to, so why do we still take up new activities each year only to drop them after only a few weeks? We may think the problem lies in …