Nazmi Haris

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leaders eat last

This summer, I had the opportunity to read the book, <i>Leaders Eat Last</i> by Simon Sinek. Earlier this year, I showed my staff one of Simon’s Ted Talk, …

What to Know About Money in Your 50s and 60s

So, you’ve got a decently-sized nest egg building, your debts are paid off and your estate is more or less in order. You’re approaching the home …

Retirement

I make $200,000 a year in passive income after retiring at 34, and it works only because I followed 5 steps

Ever since landing my first job post-college in 1999, I've been determined to build enough passive income in order to not have a job. A future that included getting into work by 5:30 a.m. and leaving after 7:30 p.m. each day for decades seemed too brutal to endure.<p>In 2009, I decided that if I could …

Real Estate

3 Things I Look for In a Leader

<b>They have your back.</b><p>I remember early on in my career; I did something extremely dumb in my classroom that was innocent enough but had zero …

Leadership

How to Convert YouTube Videos to MP3 Files

Want to pull your favorite YouTube videos right off the platform and onto your computer? Here's how to convert certain music videos on YouTube to …

YouTube Music

24 words that show leadership on a resume

Crafting the perfect resume is an important step to land your next leadership role. Because resumes are meant to be a concise rendition of your …

Leadership

How to find and delete where Google knows you've been

Even if "Location History" is off on your phone, Google often still stores your precise location .<p>Here are some things you can do to delete those markers and keep your location as private as possible. But there's no panacea, because simply connecting to the internet on any device flags an IP …

Maps

Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning.<p>Blue light’s rap sheet is growing ever longer. Researchers have connected the high-energy visible light, which emanates from both the sun and your cell phone (and just about every other digital device in our hands and on our bedside …

Blade Runner

How to Get Others to Perceive You in a Positive Light, According to Science

It's an easy way to have better success in your personal and professional relationships.<p>My husband and I were having dinner at a restaurant with a couple we were getting to know. After a while it occurred to me that they had spent a considerable amount of time crap-talking members of their own …

Siblings

9 Realizations You Need to Have to Reach Your Full Potential

These nine realizations are important--maybe even necessary--if you want to unleash your full potential.<p>It's a sad truth that most of us never end up reaching our "full" potential. We have business ideas that we never follow through with, or we end up complacent at some point in our careers. While …

Self-improvement

It's Time To Ditch Performance Improvement Plans. Here's Why

Performance Improvement Plans, or PIPs, are used all over the world—ostensibly to address and improve the work of underperforming or unhappy employees. Unfortunately, they are often remarkably unsuccessful at achieving that outcome.<p>In most cases, PIPs are really used just to buy time before making …

Employment

Want to Put Your People First? Try These 5 Powerfully Effective Strategies

If your team is happy, your customers will inevitably be happy too. Here's how to create a thriving team that wants to work hard for you.<p>When you're the boss, it's critically important that you don't overlook or take for granted the most important thing in your business: your people. Without them, …

Leadership

Want Your Employees to Follow You? Here Are 5 Ways to Build Trust

Employees want and need to trust your leadership.<p>People respect you. But do they trust you--and should they? That's the question anyone should be asking, but especially those of us who are mentoring others in a quest to build future leaders. So ask yourself this question: What did you do today to …

Leadership

4 Signs You Are Over-Managing and Under-Leading

Leadership and management are separate disciplines yet there is a significant amount of overlap between the two. There are many times when leaders …

Leadership

Six Ways to Confront Workplace Conflict Before It Gets Out of Hand

Disagreements between coworkers can be resolved through open communication and positive feedback.<p>Workplace conflict emerges within any organization sooner or later, whether it's between employees or between employees and managers. The cause can vary considerably, stemming from poor communication, …

Employment

Here are 5 ways to become an independent thinker and a successful leader

Independent thinkers are refreshing. They use their own lens to filter information and inform their thoughts. Independent thinkers don’t allow other …

Leadership

Does your vacation rental have hidden cameras? Here's how to find out

It's firmly against Airbnb's and other rental companies' policies, but that doesn't stop some hosts from putting hidden, undisclosed cameras in their rentals.<p>Hosts have the right to use surveillance devices to protect their property, provided they are used in common areas and are clearly disclosed …

Smart Homes

Are You Productive Enough?

<i>Productive: “Achieving or producing a significant amount of result.”</i> <i><br>Enough: “As much or as many as required.”</i><p>As a time management coach, I’m keenly aware that you could answer the question “Am I productive enough?” using a variety of methods. I’m also familiar with the fact that individuals fall on …

Time Management

How to lead with questions, not perfect answers

Leaders are expected to be perfect (though they shouldn’t be).<p>That’s why, in many organizations, being right equals to having authority — certainty …

Creativity

Asking These 9 Questions Will Instantly Reveal What Employees Think of Their Boss

Do you take an active interest in your employees as people, and make everyone feel included?<p>Nobody likes to lose good employees. So leaders everywhere have been trying to crack the code on the best methods of motivating and retaining their employees.<p>Let me share a little secret with you about human …

Employment

Your guide to natural sweeteners

Sugar, especially the bright white, refined kind we all grew up with, has always been a nutritional no-no. It spikes your blood sugar, increases …

Nutrition

5 Ways to Start Training Millennials for Leadership Roles

Although popular culture often portrays millennials as recent college graduates, the truth of the matter is that most of them are already well into …

Human Resources

Noticing Yourself Starting To Procrastinate? Do This ASAP

<i>Grace Smith is on a mission to bring hypnotherapy to the masses. Her distinct style of hypnotherapy feels more like “meditation with a goal,” as she</i> …

Hypnotherapy

The First Requirement for Becoming a Great Manager

Among the many requirements placed on those who take responsibility for the performance of others, there is one that is rarely mentioned. Yet, …

Leadership

14 Low-Cost Ways to Turn Your Home Into a Nest of Comfort

No matter how fond we are of the atmosphere inside our house, the time comes when we begin to long for change. And even if large-scale home …

Lifehacks

Are Leaders Who Email At Night More Efficient?

If you do an internet search for “email etiquette,” 95% of the articles suggest you should not send work emails at night. In my work with professionals across the country, I’ve found the split between those who email at night and those who don’t, isn’t nearly as skewed. And many who don’t email …

Productivity

12 DIY Deep Cleaning Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

No matter how you cut it, cleaning the house is a chore – literally. Unless you’re a ‘neat freak,’ deep cleaning your home probably isn’t very high …

How to Use a Wide-Angle Lens

Wide-angle lenses are among the most difficult lenses to use in photography and videography. The wider you go, the more difficult they become to …

A Punishable Disgrace

THE WEEKLY STANDARD’s editors do not hold identical opinions on the frequently baffling and always changing phenomenon known as President Donald …

How to Make the Bixby Button Launch Something Else on Your Samsung Phone

I love my Note 8. It’s fast, has a beautiful display, and it takes better pictures than any smartphone I’ve ever had. I hate the Bixby button.<p>I’ve …