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These 11 Inactions Will Kill Your Reputation as a Leader

For every action, there's a reaction. But for the leader's 11 worst inactions, there's a chain reaction--of undesirable consequences.<p>As a leader, you don't want to be defined by the things you <i>didn't</i> do.<p>Unfortunately, there's plenty of Monday morning quarterbacks who will take pot shots at you for …

Beyond Dashboards: Good Business Intelligence is About Actionable Data

Business intelligence is a lot more than visually appealing dashboards. With a market size of roughly $14 billion, business analytics software companies are making actionable sense of an endless stream of data.<p>Simply defined as the "transformation of raw data into meaningful and useful information …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

Three Ways That Handwriting With A Pen Positively Affects Your Brain

Stephen King purportedly wrote <i>Dreamcatcher</i> in longhand — using a Waterman cartridge pen. J. K. Rowling penned <i>The Tales of Beedle the Bard</i> — all 157 pages of it — in longhand, and the leather-bound tome sold for almost $4M at auction. F. Scott Fitzgerald did it, as did Hemingway, Kafka and countless …

Stephen King

You Can't Achieve Success Without This

<i>MPW Insiders is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i></i> …

20 Ways To Improve Your Finances In Under 20 Minutes

Some important financial moves are painful, time consuming, or both. Tackling mountains of debt or complex estate planning come to mind. Yet many smart financial steps are simple and take just a few minutes.<p>These simple steps can increase our savings, decrease our spending, or make us smart …

Personal Finance

These high-yielding, dividend-paying stocks put money in your pocket

Slide 1 of 7<p>With bond yields offering little, income-focused investors have been turning to stocks to provide the regular cash they seek. The …

Investing

Why Self-Control Isn’t the Reason You Can’t Meet Your Goals

When we opt for the elevator over the stairs, swear we’ll start eating healthier on Monday, or skip that morning workout, we tend to blame our lack …

5 Steps to Building a Remarkable Team

How do I make my team feel significant and important?<p>If you've spent any time on LinkedIn, you'll notice that one of the more commonly shared sentiments is that people don't leave a position due to unhappiness with a company, but rather due to the way their team leader is treating them. Although …

The Actually Useful Guide to Self-Help

Over a decade ago, feeling Buddha-level enlightened after reading Eckhart Tolle’s <i>The Power of Now</i>, I dragged my friend Vicki into the nearest …

Self-improvement

The one hack you need to truly stop procrastinating

Right now. No, really, don’t wait until tomorrow. This simple formula could bring you a lot more success.<p>Does this sound familiar: You start the day with a long to-do list and several deadlines to meet. At the end of the day, you’re not sure where the time went, but you definitely didn’t cross a …

Procrastination

5 Extreme Things These Billionaire Leaders Did to Become Successful

Would you work for free for 6 months?<p>Successful people are often willing to push themselves far in order to achieve their goals. However, some …

9 dumb money choices you will probably always regret

We all do dumb stuff with our money, especially when we're young. Most of the time, we make mistakes that won't cripple us in the long run. But there are a handful of bad financial moves that almost always come out negative.<p>Nobody's perfect, but if you avoid these mistakes, you'll probably be in …

Personal Finance

5 Things All Successful Entrepreneurs Do (and 3 They Never Do)

How many of these traits do you have? And how many should you shed?<p>We all look for an edge in our business building and examining the past behaviors of other successful entrepreneurs is a great way to set your own do's & don'ts. Sure you can read about Mark Cuban or Richard Branson. But, you need …

6 Habits of People Who Age Well

Exercise, diet—even attitude—can be as important as genetics when it comes to growing old gracefully. “Old age,” as Bette Davis once said, “is no …

18 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

Some of these places are difficult to access, while others remain local secrets.<p>We've put together a list of 18 European destinations that you can enjoy without hordes of travelers, from one of France's most majestic villages to a breathtaking hiking trail in Sweden.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch wrote an</i> …

European Travel

The Dumbest Legal Mistakes Early Startups Make

Legal issues are often at the back of an entrepreneur's mind in the excitement of launching a startup<p>Legal issues are often at the back of an entrepreneur's mind in the excitement of launching a startup. But just because you are small doesn't mean that people are going to let things slide when you …

How Taming the Mind is Like Riding a Horse

In traditional descriptions, meditation is likened to training a horse. The sensations, impulses, and reactions in our bodies are like the untamed …

5 Things To Remember Before Launching Your Startup

I Tried to Lose Weight for Years. Here’s the One Thing That Worked

I had finally reached my breaking point. It was spring 2013, Easter Sunday to be exact, and I was tired, out of shape and perpetually uncomfortable. …

Social Media

12 Little Known Facts About Famous Entrepreneurs

Genetics science tells us that life itself thrives via diversity. Your company does too.<p>Within your company, very different people with amazingly …

The Workplace

5 Leadership Lessons Learned From The Military And What They Mean For You

Leaders—true leaders—aren’t average people. The average person doesn’t choose to swim upstream while others swiftly float downstream, or zig when others choose to zag. But having the courage, character and confidence to enter into the abysmal unknown and create value—personally and …

Leadership

5 Ways Incredibly Productive People Master Their Time

Napoleon Bonaparte said, "Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in."<p>This is a great lesson to remember when we're at war with ourselves; when we know what we should be doing but can't seem to help putting it off.<p>Maybe we put if off for an hour. Maybe …

Keep Your Money Momentum Going

Keep your personal finance momentum going.<p>This is Day 30 of the #MONEY30, a month-long bootcamp for personal finance novices. You can read more about …

17 Essential Skills You Must Have to Succeed

To accomplish anything requires a certain skill set--and some of those skills apply to any endeavor. Here are 17 basic skills you should have if you want to be successful.<p>Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get …

Could The Universe Be A Simulation? Neil deGrasse Tyson Thinks It Might

Scientists have long debated whether or not our universe is real or is just a simulation that's being projected to us by some species of superior intellect. Most scientists, of course, go with the former; the universe is real and we're just an ant in the ever-growing and virtually infinite …

The Harsh Reality of Running a Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

5 Undeniable Ways Fasting Will Improve Your Life

You're reading 5 Undeniable Ways Fasting Will Improve Your Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Wellness

56 Mindfulness Quotes From Mahatma Gandhi

<b>“Mahatma Gandhi”</b> one of the world’s greatest soul, an inspiration for millions and billions of people’s, a life of wisdom and celebration. An example …

The World's Most Beautiful Historic Castles

They're literally fit for kings.<p>Built to protect and entertain royalty, ancient castles naturally possess a lasting beauty. But unlike the gated compounds of yesteryear, modern travelers can now step inside their historic gates.