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The Ten Worst HR Ideas Of All Time

It is painful to watch a function devolve. I have watched the HR function that I entered as a peppy punk rocker in 1984 devolve into a pile of steaming, talent-repelling bureaucratic nonsense.<p>Not every company’s HR function has turned to dust in that time, but many of them have.<p>All but one of the …

The Workplace

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness | Inc.com

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move …

Self-help

Your Roadmap to Fitness: Five Workouts that Are Better Than the Gym

The fact that we have a <i>chaat</i> counter, a swanky new restaurant and an ice cream cart parked at every nook and corner always made me feel that we don't …

Exercise

You Don't Need To Spend Hours In The Gym To Lose Weight

When it comes to weight loss, people often think that you need to spend countless hours in the gym, pounding away at the treadmill while you watch …

Want To Be A Thought Leader? Master Public Speaking

Thought leadership is about developing, packaging and communicating concepts, ideas, insights and solutions that will enhance the success of a select audience. Not only is this approach highly beneficial to the audience, for professionals it is one of the most effective business development …

9 Habits you Always Thought Were Productive but Aren’t

In this fast-paced world, we are prone to a seemingly endless number of possibilities and therefore we can become overwhelmed extremely quickly. The …

7 Things Successful People Do Differently to Reach Their Dreams

It’s inspiring to envision the future and to set dreams and goals for things we hope to achieve. But then there’s the question of how to turn those …

If You Can't Instill Hope, You'll Fail Miserably As A Leader

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Libby Gill, the former head of communications/PR for Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting, award-winning author of four books and an executive coach and consultant. As we shared about the various projects we’re working on, and the topic of hope …

The 10 Soothing Paint Colors That Will Change Your Life

We're feeling more relaxed already.<p>Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing and make you feel reborn. So we asked 10 interior designers to share their favorite feel-good colors. Will one make it to your home?

Home Decorating

Leadership, Service And Sustaining The Customer Experience

If you want to deliver consistently great service and a sustainably great customer experience, your leadership focus needs to be different from what’s required to maintain production capacity in manufacturing.<p>This is because your organization’s ability to provide service is overwhelmingly affected …

How To Increase Productivity By Employee Happiness

Whether you are an entrepreneur managing a startup, or a corporate executive with thousands of employees, it’s hard to ignore the evidence of big value from happy employees. For example, the Harvard Business Review a while back included an analysis of hundreds of studies showing an average of 31% …