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7 TED Talks That Will Help You Be A Better Leader

As a leadership and culture coach, I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration. Learning about other people’s experiences, strategies, and ideas about leadership can generate awesome insight!<p>Here are some TED talks that “package” what makes great leaders into concise, informative speeches.<p><b>1. John</b> …

Leadership

5 Questions to Help You Find Your Sense of Purpose

Finding meaning makes us healthier and more fulfilled. Here's how to look.<p>Sometimes it feels that our culture has nearly reached a saturation point …

Retired? Here Are 17 No-Cost Ways to Make Money on the Side.

Just because you're retired doesn't mean your work life is over.<p>Just because you’re retired doesn’t mean you want to abandon work completely. Your reasons for wanting to work may be to supplement your retirement income or because working enhances your life socially or emotionally. On the employer …

Employment

Are You a Curator or a Dumper?

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p>Sponsored by Peergrade and Pear Deck<p><b>Suppose you know a lot about a certain topic.</b> For the sake of argument, let’s …

If Your Employees Aren't Learning, You're Not Leading

There’s a strong positive relationship between how much people learn on the job and how much they love their job. Employees who score high on survey questions like “I will have to learn new skills to achieve my assigned goals for this year” have higher scores on questions such as:<p>“I consider myself …

Leadership

Forget 'Type A' — if you want to be successful, look at people who are 'Type R'

When life throws you a curveball—a setback at work, a job loss, or a painful event in your personal life—how do you react?<p>If you use the experience as an opportunity to get smarter, stronger, and better prepared for your next move, you may already be what co-authors Ama Marston and Stephanie …

Basic Cranberry Sauce

<i>“You are going to page through this book … and then you are going to cook and serve a meal that will bring praise down upon you like showers of rose</i> …

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie Recipe - Chowhound

1Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave until smooth. Drizzle the chocolate over the crust; spread into an even layer on the bottom.<p>2In the bowl …

9 Tiny Versions of Your Favorite Thanksgiving Foods

The only thing better than Thanksgiving food is mini versions of it.<p>There's only one thing better than Thanksgiving food — tiny versions of Thanksgiving food.<p><b>1. Mini Pumpkin Pies</b> via <i>Make it yourself.</i><p>OMG. PIE.<p><b>2. Cornbread Muffins</b> via <i>Make it yourself.</i><p>These are so much better than a slice of cornbread.<p>…

11 Amazing, Time-Saving Thanksgiving Hacks

Now, stop stressing. This article originally appeared on redbook.com<p>We know what you're thinking. Hacks? For Thanksgiving?<p><i>YouTube</i><p>Well, they're out there, and we've found them to help celebrate this joyous holiday. From food prep to handing out leftovers while<p>kicking the extended family out the …

Kitchens

The Key Differences Between Culture, Purpose And Employee Engagement

I have several favorite chocolate bars. Crunchie is one. Toffee and chocolate. What a combination. So too is a Reese Cup. Peanut butter and chocolate? Yes please. And don’t get me started about a caramel-filled Dairy Milk bar from England.<p>As your mouth waters and the endorphins kick into high gear, …

Employee Engagement

What Is a Slackbot and How Can You Use It to Make Money?

Slack chatbots, also known as Slackbots, can be designed to undertake a huge variety of tasks.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Chatbots are often considered self-serving tools customers use to obtain answers to their questions. Today, these bots are used for a …

Chatbots

The Right Way to Select Technology, An Excerpt

<b>A note from the editors:</b> We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 4 of Tony Byrne and Jarrod Gingras’s new book, <i>The Right Way to Select</i> …

Stop! You're Demoralizing Employees With Reviews! And Frequency Isn't the Reason.

One place to start is to learn the difference between "situational" and "dispositional" feedback.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The annual employee review is antiquated. While some companies are making changes and conducting them on a regular basis, many …

Employment

Want Honest Advice? An Astronaut Taught Me the 3-Step Feedback Rule (and It's the Only One That Works)

It's about creating a culture where the best ideas and diverging opinions surface.<p>As a leader, I think it's really important to constantly get good honest feedback from trusted people smarter than you. That's because, as I've said before, I'm always growing and learning and trying to be better.<p>I …

Leadership

Netflix’s Mindhunter, from David Fincher, puts a genuinely new spin on the cop drama

The series leaves its most gruesome moments entirely to your imagination — to its benefit.<p>A new way to do a cop show where most episodes see the characters solve a new case — often dubbed a “crime procedural” — is the holy grail of TV development. At this point, there’ve been so many slight …

TV

What it takes to be a great leader

The world is full of leadership programs, but the best way to learn how to lead might be right under your nose. In this clear, candid talk, Roselinde …

Leadership

A CEO says this is the single most important and underrated skill in business — and in life

When you encourage your conversation partner to talk about themselves, Carnegie wrote, they wind up feeling more fondly toward you than they would if you'd dominated the interaction.<p>Nearly a century later, in an age where seemingly everyone has a digital platform for publicly broadcasting the …

4 Leadership Errors You're Making--And How to Fix Them Immediately

The welfare of your employees is what can truly make or break a business.<p>Nobody wants to be the manager employees dread. But, from time to time, it's possible to lose focus of your direct reports' best interests.<p>When this is the case, it's important to immediately correct your path -- or it won't …

Leadership

How to Be a Real Leader and Great Manager

From time to time through the years, I’ve written on the difference between leadership and management.I am revisiting the subject now because it’s …

5 Strategies That Will Make You a Better Learner

Almost every achievement is won through thoughtful long-term strategy and consistent, competent execution.<p><i>What tactics do you use to learn and retain new material? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</i> …

Success

Mindfulness Is More Than A Buzzword: A Look Behind The Movement

The popularity of mindfulness in the western world has skyrocketed in recent years. It’s on the cover of magazines and appears on the evening news. Celebrities swear by it, scientists study it, monks still practice it and business leaders use it to thwart burnout.<p>As mindfulness becomes a buzzword …

Mindfulness

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

The 15 best business books of all time

We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed.<p>We stayed away from academic books and biographies, and by limiting ourselves to just 15 titles, the final list is not …

In 2 Minutes, the Secretary of Defense Showed the Difference Between True Leadership and Just Being the Boss

This was an impromptu speech. It can teach you a lot.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>When corporate types use military terminology, it slips past the pathetic and into the risible.<p>When executives talk about killing the …

Leadership

Boost Your Confidence With These 8 Simple Exercises

Confidence is essential to your success in business.<i>I’d also argue that it’s essential to success in life.</i>Confidence doesn’t compensate for a lack of …

5 Secrets to Building Self-Discipline

What are some good ways to build strong self-discipline? <i>originally appeared on</i> Quora <i>- the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>Answer <b>by</b> Nela Canovic<b>, Productivity hacker, writer, entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, on</b> Quora:<p><b>Here’s why</b> …

Why bad leaders think they are good leaders

Ask people “Do you have above average looks?” Research shows that roughly 90% will say yes. Ask “Do you have above average driving skills?” Again, …

Self-awareness

Positive People Aren't Naive — They Just Focus On The Good

There's a good chance that at some point in your life, you've been sorted into one of two buckets: a glass-half-empty person or a glass-half-full …

Happiness

Most CEOs Are Not Thought Leaders. Here's Why

How does nobody understand this?<p>I am an extremely competitive person.<p>When I played hockey growing up, I didn't just want to have fun--I wanted to make it to the NHL and win the Stanley Cup.<p>When I started playing World of Warcraft as a 14 year old, I didn't just want to kill hours in front of my …

Leadership