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American parenting has been misguided for decades — but one state is finally turning for the better

These modern mantras have been seeping into parents' heads for the last several decades as the country's case of mean world syndrome— our alarmist belief the world is out to get us and our kids — continues to worsen.<p>But there might be hope.<p>Parents who let their children roam free will no longer be …

Why You Should Be a Mentor

During a conversation with Susan Bender Phelps, founder of Odyssey Mentoring and author of <i>Aspire Higher</i>, she told me that mentors make an average of $25,000 more a year. WOW.<p>Most people focus on the benefit of mentoring for the mentee – but there are lots of advantages for the mentor. Once I heard …


The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.<p>Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, …

10 Things Successful People Hate Hearing The Most

Being successful means having to strive for the top, not letting others drag you down. Learning to deal with these common sayings will help you out.


The 5 Things That Separate True Leaders From Managers

Yes, there is a difference between managing and leading, and understanding it can only serve you, your business, and your employees well.<p>Do you think leadership and management mean the same thing? If you do, keep reading—knowing the difference will make your job more fun, boost your staff’s morale, …

Managing your email tool - Smarter Everyday

If you’re constantly checking your emails, if your inbox just keeps growing and growing and if you can’t help but sigh when you receive a new message, this tool is for you. You can use email in a way that supports your work, rather than hindering it. If you’re already an Inbox Zero master, maybe …


​Collaboration Techniques for Large Distributed Agile Projects