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5 Houseplants You Can’t Kill

Bring the outdoors indoors to reduce stress, boost your mood, and improve productivity.<p><i>"My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them." —Mitch Hedberg</i><p>Let’s face it: keeping houseplants alive (real or, in Mitch Hedberg's case, fake) isn’t always easy. After your second or third plant …

Plants

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

Leadership

10 Good Financial Rules of Thumb

Rules of thumb can be a good approximate guideline for decisions, and there are tons of money rules that aim to get your finances on track. While …

Want to Immediately Become More Successful? Stop Using These 4 Toxic Words

You don't need any more strategies or morning routines. You need to watch your language.<p>We know that relationships, nutrition, sleep, and exercise all play a positive effect on our chances for succeeding in business. However, what you may not know or simply be overlooking is the role your daily …

Want to Finally Achieve Your Goals? Be Prepared to Face These 4 Uncomfortable Truths

Once you accept and embrace these four truths, your chances of success and fulfillment in life dramatically improve.<p>Accomplishing your goals requires skills and strategy. However, accomplishing your goals also requires that you enter into the arena with the proper mindset equipped to endure.<p>With …

These 3 Words Will Make You a Time Management Expert

The lazy person's guide to time management..<p>For many of us, time management feels like a magical key to success. We have a to-do list that grows faster than we can work. We invest in systems, books and planners, all in hopes of mastering our time. If we could only find the right trick to stay on …

Time Management

5 Books to Read Now if You Want to Retire Rich

The best retirement planning books, according to experts.<p>You might be able to start collecting Social Security at 62, but personal finance expert …

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More

A dozen simple, easy-to-remember phrases, and they'll almost always make other people react positively to you.<p>The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, …

Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories

Here's how to grow your influence, boost your impression and make a powerful impact.<p>Leading business schools, from Stanford to Wharton, teach storytelling as a business communication strategy. The ability to tell an engaging, compelling, and persuasive story is a hallmark of effective leadership …

Top 10 Reasons Leaders Fail

There is no such thing as failure as long was you learn from it. Here are 10 failures of others to learn from.<p>I have had the good fortune of working with thousands of leaders since co-founding a leadership consulting and training firm in 1999.<p>Here is what we have found to be the top 10 derailers of …

The Best Interview Questions We've Ever Published

Hiring is by far the biggest concern we hear from founders. Finding the right people to work at your company is high-stakes. Poor performers can take …

How to Give Feedback People Can Actually Use

Over the last decade, I’ve conducted thousands of 360-degree feedback interviews with the colleagues of the leaders I coach. My goal with these sessions is to get a better sense of my clients’ strengths and weaknesses, but more often than not, the feedback isn’t particularly useful.<p>How do you give …