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9 Ways to Get Rid of Workplace Gossip Immediately

A small army of gossipers can quickly take down a company's morale. Here's what to do to snuff them out.<p>You show up on Monday morning and congregate around the coffee maker to share weekend stories.<p>Before you know it, the conversation turns to what feels like a harmless little chitchat about your …

Self-help

Add Emotion to Your Message to Grab Attention and Engage Audiences

Feelings Matter. Make sure your talks use emotion to spark feelings in your listeners or you won't be able to make them budge.<p>Daniel Gilbert is psychologist teaching at Harvard. In his book, <i>Stumbling on Happiness</i> he writes about the importance of feelings in judging things to be good or bad. To be …

Public Speaking

What to Do When You Feel Stuck in Negative Emotions

We’ve all been there: A strong emotion like anger or fear sucks us in and suddenly we can’t seem to control the things we say or do, hurting …

Why Organizations Get The Employee Engagement They Deserve

Organizations get the employee engagement they deserve because they prompt it. Purpose-driven organizations that let employees co-create the path forward get employees committed to the cause. Those that invite their employees to contribute are more likely to get those contributions. Organizations …

Employee Engagement

Great Presenters Do 1 Thing That Most of You Don't, Science Says

Here's some eye-opening research about what actually influences your audience, and how you can use that to prepare and deliver better presentations.<p>Last week, I wrote about the science of influence based on the research of renowned social psychologist Robert Cialdini. It got me thinking about one …

Leadership

Want to be a more productive person? Use a pen and paper

Krista Ray, a 22-year-old theater producer based in New York City, used to keep all of her to-do lists and schedules in one place: Google calendar. …

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …

Management

Everything Is Awful So Let’s All Escape To This Treehouse For Grown-Ups

The architecture firm Snøhetta has built a cabin in the woods of Northern Sweden. The coolest part? It’s built into the trees themselves, acting like a treehouse for grownups–and a getaway from the world.<p>The two-bedroom cabin is part of the renowned Treehotel, where guests can rent one of seven …

Treehouses

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

21 Products That Seem Too Good To Be True But Actually Work

Put these products to the test. The products in this post were updated in February 2018.

The Best IKEA Closets on the Internet

As fashion girls, we might spend most of our time obsessing over current clothing trends and stalking our favorite accessories online, but we also …

20 great ideas for organising everything in your kitchen

Some people love kitchen organisation and others hate it, but you can't deny that it's hugely important, and when done right, can make life a whole …

Kitchens

The Product Management Tool Kit - Essentials for Every Product Manager

This guest column is authored by Rahul Kumar, Director – Product Management, Zopper.com<p>Thanks to all technology team members who motivated me through …

Product Management

What it takes to be a great project manager

Many challenges confront today's project managers -- new technologies, remote workforces and a global market to name a few. To take a project from …

Project Management

The 25 Best Before-and-After Renovation Ideas Photos

Tackling a fixer-upper can be an intimidating process, but seeing a house go from blah to beautiful—with before-and-after photos to prove it—makes all the renovation challenges worth it. It's certainly true of the transformations we documented in 2016. One <i>AD</i> editor's new kitchen is unrecognizable …

How to Modernize Your Outdated Kitchen

Whether your kitchen is a true fixer-upper from decades ago or your once-trendy laminate countertop and linoleum flooring fell out of style fast, it …

The 56 best products to organize every closet in your house

Is there a mountain of shoes in your closet? Do you wear a hard hat every time you take something off that upper shelf in your closet? Time to organize, my friend, and who better to tell us how to do it is organizing expert Donna Smallin Kuper, author of Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness. Today she …

The Life-Changing Magic Of Bullet Journaling

It really works<p>I’m a skeptic about many things, and this definitely includes any methods or products that promise to be “life-changing” or “magical.” It’s not that I don’t want to believe that my life can be changed by a particularly thorough reorganization of my sock drawer, or that magic plays …

The Bullet Journal helped me get my life in order — and it can seriously help you, too

If you’re like me, you’re probably juggling a few organizational methods at once.<p>Until recently, my system involved a combination of cryptic …

9 Dermatologist-Approved Skin Products That Can Reduce Fine Lines and Sun Spots

Top skin docs pick their favorite products to help you get silky-smooth skin — straight from the tube, jar, or bottle.

Relationship Advice: How to Use Mindfulness to Strengthen Your Relationship

The art of being mindful has become a big topic of discussion lately, but what, exactly, is it?<p>At its core, being mindful simply means being present in the moment and focusing on all of the sensory details of your environment, how you're feeling, and what people around you are saying to …

Mindfulness

The Best LED String Lights for Weddings, Parties, and Easy Home Decorating | Shopswell

LED String Lights -100 Leds, 33 foot Copper Wire, Warm White Outdoor Decor Lighting for Birthday Parties, Wedding and somewhere else - Hang on the …

Eco-friendly tiny house offers reclaimed style and drawbridge deck

It’s a special one<p>Today in rad brand extensions, Canadian green living blog Greenmoxie has unveiled their 340-square-foot, off-grid tiny house on wheels that is now available for purchase. Originally intended as an one-off project for readers to book on Airbnb, the now commercialized model …

How to Unlock your iPhone or iPad with a Single Touch – Like Previous Versions

Sick of pressing the home button twice as much to unlock your iPhone after upgrading to iOS 10? Us too. Find out how to restore the default iOS 9 …

5 Shortcuts To Effective Leadership

In the course of my career as a business journalist and in writing this leadership blog, I’ve come across tons of information in print, on video and in-person that cuts to the core of good leadership. Surprisingly little of it has to do with getting an MBA or going through executive training …

TED Talks

Ryan Blair: Why Your Career Success Depends On Asking Questions

I spoke to Ryan Blair, author of <i>Rock Bottom to Rock Star: Lessons from the Business</i> <i>School of Hard Knocks</i>, about what stops professionals from advancing in their careers, the lessons he’s learned from his biggest mistakes, what he’s learned about himself as he wrote his new book, why people don’t …

Setting up a Weekly Work Plan [The Complete Guide]

<b>HAVE YOU</b> ever considered how many of your work hours are wasted on multitasking and refocusing your attention after every email and small task?<p>It …

Exceptional Leaders Never Do These 20 Things (but Always Do This Instead)

Your business is a reflection of yourself--it's time to take self-development seriously.<p>The best leaders have a unique opportunity to create an environment that reflects their own values while maximizing individual strengths.<p>Unfortunately, many individuals in leadership positions lack the …

Employment

How the Smartest Leaders Use Humility as a Weapon--to Improve Their Team

Turns out, the best leaders are humble. Here's how they do it.<p>Confidence -- we're all attracted to it in great leaders. But take one wrong step and we find arrogance.<p>Enter humility.<p>This often misunderstood word first struck me in the context of leadership when Jim Collins mentioned it in his …

Leadership