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Why Fear of Discomfort Might Be Ruining Your Life

Think about the major problems in your life — from anxiety to lack of regular exercise to a bad diet to procrastination and more.<p>Pretty much every …

Self-help

Should the Church Be Asking the Same 6 Questions as J.Crew?

Olan Hendrix once said, “Strategic thinking is like showering, you have to keep doing it.” Many churches are intentional about setting short and …

Are you stuck? (Hope is not a strategy.)

Some churches (or people) are stuck because they fail to get perspective. They are afraid to acknowledge their current condition.<p>Some churches (or …

7 Best Business Books for Summer Reading - Small Business Trends

The weather is finally warm enough to where I’ve created my outdoor patio space. And that means that it’s summer reading time! A cool drink, my feet …

How To Improve Any Service By Simplifying It

In their new book, Simple, Siegel + Gale’s Alan Siegel and Irene Etzkorn argue that simplicity is the new luxury.<p><i>Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from</i> Simple: Conquering the Crisis of Complexity <i>by Alan Siegel and Irene Etzkorn.</i><p><i>“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the</i> …

Insurance Industry

How To Outwit Your Brain Chemistry

When faced with uncertainty, the brain is wired to quit. But some entrepreneurs know how to activate their brains' reward pathways and persevere.<p>When we hear tales of entrepreneurs who’ve made it big, most of us only notice the successes. Take a closer look at the same story, and you’d find many, …

The Brain

Getting ready to help another business answer these critical questions. Do you know the answers for your business?

What You Can Learn About Job Satisfaction From a Janitor

A fascinating new study took an in-depth look at how custodial staff understand their work and uncovered wisdom for those on every rung of the career ladder.<p>What’s the <i>worst</i> job in the world?<p>Answers certainly differ based on personal preference (my vote goes to anything involving heights). But …

Yale School of Management

The Real Value Of Zagging, While Others Zig

What one company’s winning adventures in Wi-Fi reveal about beating the herd.<p>Disruptive strategies begin with the courage to zag where others zig. If your competitors are all starting to turn left, you look right. It is actually not that hard to do. It takes no brilliant foresight. It does not …

Why the Best Leaders Are Vulnerable

Even though people think vulnerability is weakness, in reality, it's the courage to show up and be seen.<p>Vulnerability does not sound like the sort of topic that would get a bunch of entrepreneurs cheering. But that’s exactly what happened when Brene Brown addressed <i>Inc.’</i>s Leadership Forum on Tuesday.<p>…

Information Security

New Thoughts About Leadership Development

<i>guest post by Kelli Wommack</i><p>Leadership Development can sound so corporate, so theoretical, so…like something else to add to our already full plates of …

Seth's Blog

The most common thing people ask me about is how to get picked, a shortcut to success, a way to spread an idea or build a platform without doing a …

The Four Questions Great Leaders Ask

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers</i>.”<p>—Voltaire<p>Ever notice how great leaders ask the best questions?<p>A masterful leader will sit Yoda-like in a meeting, listening intently to the dialogue and then, with Zen Master timing, ask a question that will change the tenor, the focus and the …

Smart Leaders Engage Tomorrow's Workforce

I’m off to Chicago for #SHRM13 and am very excited to see everyone and for all the events. The topic most pressing on my mind today is the battle for young, emerging talent and how fierce the competition is these days in certain sectors. Companies that win it are the ones that will succeed in the …

Memo to JC Penney: Execution Is Not Strategy

It has been a surreal two years for shareholders, customers, and employees of J. C. Penney (JCP). On June 14, 2011, JCP appointed Apple Store star Ron Johnson as CEO to replace what activist investor Bill Ackman derided as the completely failed regime of then-CEO Mike Ullman, who had apparently …

8 Mobile Cloud Apps to Streamline Your Workflow

Having trouble staying productive when you're not in the office? These apps improve your workflow by storing data in the cloud.<p>Working in the cloud can feel like you're disconnected from reality. You don't have a desk or an office, so even those minor accouterments of business (say, paper clips and …

Apps

12 Counterintuitive Practices For Long-Term Success

Life is a complex combination of interactions, events, and relationships. We all chase “success,” but we struggle to define it. We all want true happiness, but we usually settle for the appearance of it. We all seek meaning, but we often succumb to doubt.<p>So how do we navigate this often-challenging …

First 5 Steps to Achieving Great Things

Greatness doesn't just happen. The best leaders take steps to ensure that when they do something, they do it better than anyone else.<p>You're good. You wouldn't be where you are if you weren't. But you know you're capable of better than good. You're capable of achieving truly great things.<p>Problem is, …

Webinars

Take A Risk: The Odds Are Better Than You Think

As you look back on your career and life to date, where do you wished you’d been a little braver, trusted in yourself more, and been less cautious in the chances you took?<p>Anything come to mind? When speaking to people in their forties and beyond, many tell me that if they could do their career over …

No-Knead Pizza Dough

Makes six 10"–12" pizzas Servings<p>Active Time: 90 min<p>This pizza dough recipe is by no-knead king Jim Lahey. It's only 3 ingredients—you've got this.<p>March 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>7 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (1000 grams) plus more for shaping dough<p>4 teaspoons fine sea salt<p>1/2 teaspoon active dry …

Hearst Magazines

Let’s Fight Big Pharma’s Crusade to Turn Eccentricity Into Illness

Author: Allen Frances. Allen Frances<p>Date of Publication: 05.17.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>book excerpt<p>Saving Normal<p>by Allen …

New Efforts to Overhaul Psychiatric Diagnoses Spurred by DSM Turmoil

Thousands of psychiatrists will descend on San Francisco this weekend for a meeting that will mark the release of the latest edition of the …

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Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

An Interview With The Most Powerful Woman In Health Care

Judy Faulkner might not be a household name yet, but in the health care industry, she’s simply known as Judy. She is the founder and chief executive officer of Epic Systems, a privately-held $1.5 billion (2012 revenue) company that sells electronic health records—a position that makes her one of …

The Unsafe Sex: Should The World Invest More In Men's Health?

On average, men aren't as healthy as women.<p>Men don't live as long, and they're more likely to engage in risky behaviors, like smoking and drinking.<p>But in the past decade, global health funding has focused heavily on women.<p>Programs and policies for men have been "notably absent," says Sarah Hawkes …

Six things I gained from a daily yoga practice

When I first met yoga it was through a teacher at a local bar. It was in the middle of a tumultuous time of my 20something experience, though, who am …

Review: ‘Free the Mind’ documentary finds hope in meditation

Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times: There’s something healing about simply watching “Free the Mind,” Danish filmmaker Phie Ambo’s gentle, …