Julie Kremer

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Servant Leadership Is a Philosophy, Not a Checklist

Put your people first.<p>6 min read<p>Servant leadership is en vogue right now. There are reams of books, articles and podcasts on the subject with “how to” advice for acting like a servant leader. While there are many explanations for servant leadership and how to implement it, there remains one …

Team Building

7 Ways to Get Yourself Unstuck

<b>By Patricia Harteneck, Ph.D.</b><p>It's easy to get in a rut. Maybe you have goals but for some reason you are not reaching for them. Maybe self-judgment is …

5 Daily Habits That Successful People Have (Which Most of Us Probably Don't)

Success may be within your reach and you may not even be aware of it.<p>Success is tricky and hard to define because it differs from individual to individual. My mother, who never held a corporate job her whole life, achieved great success as a homemaker raising kids and creating a nurturing home …

The safest places in Mexico for travelers

“Is Mexico safe?” It’s a question many American travelers have asked themselves, especially in the wake of a sweeping security alert for Mexico issued by the U.S. State Department in early March 2018. Such travel advisories can be confusing, but this one is pretty clear and even includes a …

Mexico

How to (painlessly) reinvent yourself when life demands it

In these fast-paced times, it seems like change is the only constant we have. Some people accept change gracefully, while others hold on kicking and …

100 Things Everyone Should Do In London

If you're visiting London, you can't afford to miss these sights.

England

Without Water, the Women of Cape Town Are Redefining ‘Self-Care’

Julia Sullivan hasn’t felt “properly clean and fresh” since December, when she went home to visit her family in Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city, from her current base in Cape Town, nearly 900 miles south on the country’s west coast. For the past year, the 26-year-old has been taking …

Cape Town

The Best Places to Travel in Europe in March

It's the shoulder season — and festival season — in Europe this month.<p>It’s shoulder season in Europe, and the kids are off from school — what more …

Cheap Spring Break Trips (Under $1,000)

1 of 9<p>Dominican Republic: Memories Splash Punta Cana<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 9<p>La Paz, Mexico: CostaBaja Resort and Spa<p>3 of 9<p>Puerto Rico: The Condado Plaza …

10 Best Spring Break Destinations in Mexico

1 of 10<p>Cabo San Lucas<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Campeche<p>3 of 10<p>Tulum<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Playa del Carmen<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 10<p>Cancun<p>Advertisement<p>6 of 10<p>Isla …

Here’s Exactly Where—and When—to Do Spring Break on a Budget This Year

The arrival of March means one important thing: Time to ditch reality in favor of sunshine, beaches, and piña coladas. But spring break, AKA lazing …

Best Alternative Spring Break Destinations

1 of 10<p>Instead of Ft. Lauderdale, Try St. Augustine, Florida<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Instead of Miami Beach, Try Havana, Cuba<p>3 of 10<p>Instead of South Padre …

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Want to Be a Better Leader? Try Staying Quiet

Staying quiet doesn't mean you have become passive or overstepped, it means you've created space for impact.<p>There's a quote by Plato that has always stuck with me: "Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools speak because they have to say something."<p>It's a saying that has helped my …

Want to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work | Inc.com

You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small crowd of people gathered around one individual.<p>She's not doing much talking, yet it appears that people are gravitating to her …

George Mason

Five Components of Good Feedback

Everyone needs feedback in order to improve. You would be hard-pressed to identify any profession where it isn’t a central component to success. As I …

Leader, Strategically Keep Thy Mouth Shut

Leadership is influence, so the words a leader says are powerful. Therefore, leaders must choose their words carefully.One piece of advice I give …

Leadership

3 Creative Meeting Formats To Make Your Whole Team More Effective

Most meetings are passive experiences: One or two people talking and everyone else listening. These three alternatives can change that.<p>Let’s face it–you’ll never be able to stop going to meetings altogether. There are times when you just need to gather a bunch of your colleagues in a room (or on a …

Six Verbs That Make You Sound Weak (No Matter Your Job Title)

Sometimes it’s the smallest words and phrases that shape how you’re perceived around the office. Here are a few to watch out for at every level.<p>Your job title isn’t the only thing that determines how influential you are. Every word you use at work expresses your personal brand, from your confidence …

6 Ways Truly Effective Leaders Deliver Feedback

Stay focused. Listen carefully. Be compassionate.<p>I'll never forget one of the first courses I took at Wharton, where I was studying for my MBA many years ago. It was a course on leadership taught by Professor Stewart Friedman, founding director of the Wharton Leadership Program, and author of …

Three Steps for Giving Feedback That Works: Find It, Flip It, Elevate It

“The last 10 percent is always the hardest part,” a direct report once said as he invited me to share what I was truly thinking about his performance.<p>Despite the open invitation, I found it hard to offer honest, direct feedback. For those of us taught to be kind, delivering bad news can feel like …

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

5 Things That Can Really Influence How Others Perceive You

It can be as simple as being curious about the other person.<p>There are several ways you can elicit a great first impression from someone you just met. Here are five proven strategies to get you started.<p>1. Be curious.<p>Want to be the most interesting person in the room? In a previous article, I posed …

4 Toxic Leadership Phrases You Probably Say Daily

They might seem harmless, but these words and phrases tell employees that you're not a people-focused leader.<p>As leaders, our language defines us. Literally.<p>In a new report, the behavioral analytics platform Mattersight analyzed at least 10 minutes of public speaking engagements from well-known …

Our 6 Must Reads for Managers to Give Feedback That Helps People Grow

Some of the most popular advice we've ever given on First Round Review concerns feedback. There's a reason why Kim Scott's piece on how to give …

Threading

'How To Think Like An Anthropologist' — And Why You Should Want To

Civilization originated in the Fertile Crescent region, including parts of modern-day Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and Egypt. That's the lesson most of us learned in school.<p>In it, <i>civilization</i> is used in a highly positive way to refer to the rise of city-states and the development of writing …

Anthropology

A double win: uncluttering and helping others

I recently saw a touching story about a previously homeless family that found housing but lacked any home furnishings — until a local charity helped …

Washington D.C.

Permaculture 101 - A Handful Of Indians Are Embracing A New Lifestyle

Redefining contemporary youth culture in India. Free delivery to your inbox, week after week, with stories that inform, surprise and make you …

Stay in a cozy geodesic dome at this amazing Patagonia retreat

Set in the stunning landscape of Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, EcoCamp Patagonia is a sustainable retreat made up of upscale geodesic …

Psychologists say there's a growing unhappiness epidemic — and smartphones could be the culprit

We'd all like to be a little happier.<p>The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored glasses, while others have a generally negative outlook. Bad things happen, to us and in the world. …

Happiness