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Beheadings, imprisonment made 2015 worst year for Christian persecution, report finds

Beheadings, imprisonment and eviction from ancestral homelands made 2015 the worst year on record for persecution of Christians, with North Korea topping a list of 10 otherwise Muslim nations as the most dangerous places for followers of the Gospel, according to a new report.<p>Islamic extremism and …

Use the 50/20/30 Rule to Outline Your Budget For Every Need

The best way to keep a balanced budget is to decide your financial boundaries before you start spending. The 50/20/30 rule can help you keep every …

I Studied the Zappos CEO’s Schedule for a Year. Here’s What I Learned.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with him, Hsieh is the CEO of Zappos.com, a Customer Service company, that happens to be an eCommerce shoe and …

5 Hidden Signs That You’re Cut Out For Leadership

Common misconceptions about leadership keep talented would-be leaders on the sidelines.<p>There’s no clear-cut path to leadership, and plenty of entrepreneurs go through life plagued by doubts that they really aren’t cut out for leadership. By the same token, plenty of people with few managerial …

Leadership

How to Write a Personal Manifesto | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from</i> <i>Zach Sumner.</i><p>“I only read nautical novels and my own personal manifestos.” – Ron Swanson<p>If I were to say the …

16 Tips for Running More Effective Meetings

On average we spend 5.6 hours a week in meetings, and 71 percent of those meetings aren't very productive.<p>Chances are, you've noticed that many meetings are a tremendous waste of time. A few years ago, Microsoft did some research into this problem and found that people spend on average 5.6 hours …

Time Management

How to Overcome Morning Peevishness: Advice from an Antarctic Explorer | The Art of Manliness

There are many lessons to be learned from the divergent ways Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott led their teams in the race to be the first to …

The Trickle-Down Effect of Good (and Bad) Leadership

We know that emotions are contagious. Research by UC San Diego’s James Fowler and Harvard’s Nicholas Christakis has shown that happiness is contagious, for example. If you have a friend who is happy, the probability that you will be happier rises by 25%.<p>We also know that behaviors are contagious. …

Employee Engagement

Leadership: Be Yourself

One of the best memories of my MBA at Stanford is the class called Leadership Perspectives, led by the incredibly inspiring Joel Peterson and Chris O'Reilly. I heard from CEOs of some of the world's most iconic companies and from equally motivated and inspiring classmates on their leadership vision …

This Body Language Makes You Look Like a Leader

It’s important to balance the appearance of power and warmth.<p>Via The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help–or Hurt–How You Lead:<p><b>When</b> …

Public Speaking

What Team Centered Goal-Setting Really Looks Like

As a leader, how much time are you spending setting the vision and tone for your company versus wading into the details or putting out fires? Your …

Four life-changing insights from legends of the fitness world

What better quartet is there than Arnie, Bruce Lee, Michael Jordan and Muhammed Ali to show you how to make the most of your body and mind?<p>1. Arnold Schwarzenegger<p><b>The lesson:</b> <b>Make strengths out of your weaknesses</b><p>Let's begin with a controversial statement: Arnold Schwarzenegger is the greatest …

The Daily Rituals of 15 Incredibly Successful People

These simple life hacks can help you be more productive, insightful, and healthy.<p>Ever wonder what sets apart those people who achieve the most in life? What are they doing differently from everyone else? Check out these quotes from 15 business leaders about the daily habits that help them be more …

Startups

In Search of the Definition of Leadership

What makes a leader? The question is more complex than it looks.<p>Last week, Travis Bradberry (co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and fellow Inc. columnist) started a fascinating and profound conversation on LinkedIn. (You can read the original article here.)<p>What makes someone a leader, …

Leadership

Avoid These Three Traps and Become a More Decisive Leader

I recently oversaw a study designed to clarify the relationship between pivotal decisions and leadership. Based on our nationwide survey of 500 …

The Leadership Checklist: 10 Principles That Make Leading Easier

Here are 10 ideas that today's busy leaders can embrace to enhance their ability to set direction and manage change.<p>I have dedicated my career to working with senior leadership teams and helping them to devise the strategies, organizational designs and operating models needed to better set …

Leadership

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership: The Case of Tony

The position of Prime Minister of Australia carries the burden of possessing and continuously honing the ability of great leadership to meet the …

The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

A few weeks ago, we were asked to analyze a competency model for leadership development that a client had created. It was based on the idea that at different points in their development, potential leaders need to focus on excelling at different skills. For example, in their model they proposed that …

Harvard says these 8 leadership traits are critical for success

Ray Carvey, executive vice president of corporate learning at Harvard Business Publishing, a subsidiary of the Harvard Business School, says management structures today are very different than 20 years ago, namely because of the middle manager.<p>Carvey describes today's business world as "volatile, …

The Top 7 Leadership Qualities Every Manager Needs

Good leadership can be difficult to spot– sometimes leaders are quiet, leading by example. Other times, they’re front and center, clearly leading a …

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

Self-improvement

25 TED Talks That Will Make You a Better Leader

You can improve your skills by watching lectures from these amazing and brilliant individuals.<p>If you're the owner of a business or someone in a management position, then you know how often employees, colleagues, and partners turn to you when they have questions, concerns, or need advice. Not only …

Self-improvement

4 Traits Of Introverts That Make Them Great Leaders

They may not command a room or be classically charismatic, but introverts have many traits that make them excel in leadership roles.<p>The classic image of a great leader is someone full of charisma and exuberant energy, who can convince anyone to follow their ideas. But these outgoing types aren’t …

Personality

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management

Results Speak: Doing These 5 Painful Things Will Pay Off Forever

A lack of productivity leads to a lack of happiness.<p>When you can’t see yourself making progress or getting things done, you get anxious and become …

Productivity

A retired Navy SEAL commander explains 12 traits all effective leaders must have

In his new book, "Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead and Win," cowritten with his former platoon commander, Leif Babin, he and Babin explain the lessons learned in combat that they've taught to corporate clients for the past four years in their leadership-consultancy firm, Echelon …

The Reason Introverts Make Better Leaders

Author Susan Cain is probably best known for her breakout TED talk based on her bestselling book, <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking</i>.<p>Cain is helping people on both sides of the fence, introverts and extroverts, understand each other better in personal and professional …

How to Be Good at Managing Both Introverts and Extroverts

As the boss, your goal is to have all your employees operating at their peak level of energy, efficiency, and motivation—which can be a challenge when it comes to leading a team comprised of introverts and extroverts. How do you manage these vastly different personalities and work preferences? How …

Personality