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Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs

Once your business has started collecting and combining all kinds of data, the next elusive step is to extract value from it. Your data may hold tremendous amounts of <i>potential</i> <i>value</i>, but not an ounce of value can be created unless insights are uncovered and translated into actions or business …

Data Visualization

15 Dos and Don'ts for Highly Engaging Leaders

A sample size of over 25,000 leaders reveals these 15 things to do to become highly engaging.<p>Since 1999, I have worked, coached, trained, and studied well over 25,000 leaders. In that time, 15 common practices have been revealed for highly engaging leaders. Think of this as a to-do list if you …

Employee Engagement

7 Second-Breakfast Ideas Nutritionists Swear By

We all laughed at Pippin’s obsession with the seven hobbit mealtimes in <i>Lord of the Rings</i>, but the hobbit had it right when it comes to second breakfast. A new study published in <i>Pediatric Obesity</i> made a splash for finding that two breakfasts are better than none in terms of weight loss. The authors …

Mindfulness can control depression as well as drugs, study shows

Mindfulness can control depression as well as mood-boosting drugs, the biggest ever review of the practice has shown.<p>A meta-analysis into the effectiveness of the treatment by Oxford University found that the therapy prevented people relapsing as well as anti-depressants.<p>Mindfulness Based Cognitive …

What’s Your Life Goal? Success or Significance?

<i>Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?</i> <i>—Bob Marley</i><p>In my forties, I was unhappy with my career and where it was …

4 types of time-wasting personalities, and how to get over them

It turns out that certain types of people are actually prone to ineffective time management.<p>Being the productivity nut that I am, I naturally probed a bit deeper on this one and asked Brownlee to describe her four personality types, and how to stop struggling if you have one of them.

Time Management

Why most self-help plans don’t work: “You can’t just cut and paste a few things happy people do and hope that your life is going to improve”

Salon speaks to a University of Texas professor about friendship, mindfulness and why you can’t chase happiness<p>Human beings have been seeking happiness, presumably, since the dawn of time, but it’s only recently that happiness has become an industry. Between self-help books, academic studies, and …

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 …


10 Crazy Cute Ways to Organize Your Coffee Cups

Because who doesn't want pre-caffeinated life to be a little easier?<p>These savvy storage ideas will make your morning routine much smoother.


The One Quality That Defines a Truly Great Leader

<i>The MPW Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> <i>questions</i> …