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Common Foods You Should Avoid for a Healthy Life

<i>Today we’ll be talking about some of the most poisonous foods lurking in your diet that you must resolve to avoid this year. We’ll also suggest a few</i> …

Nutrition

21 Awesome Places to Learn Critical Skills That Will Change Your Life

Never stop learning. Improve your professional and personal lives here.<p>We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and …

3 Steps To Creating A Killer Small Business Content Marketing Strategy

Small businesses generally face harsher circumstances when it comes to planning and launching a marketing campaign. They have less revenue and capital, which means they’re more limited in the strategies they can pursue. They have fewer resources, which means their teams are smaller and less …

Marketing

How to Become a Great Storyteller Even if You Hate Public Speaking

Great speakers aren't born, they're made. Here's how I learned to tell a captivating story and improve business communication.<p>As the EVP and CMO of a software company, I'm required to speak--often. I have to face audiences ranging in size from boardrooms to convention halls, and I have to do so in …

Self-Awareness is the Key to Becoming a Successful Leader

Being aware of your habits can go a long way.<p>Originally published by <b>Daniel Goleman</b> on LinkedIn: Want to Succeed? First, Become Self-Aware<p><i>"Yes, but, it wasn't my fault...."</i><p><i>"Yes, but, I didn't know...."</i><p><i>"Yes, but, they said...."</i><p>That's what Julie's manager heard whenever he gave the new junior software …

How to Customize iPhone Lock Screen Access

There’s a lot or a little you can access from your Lock screen on iPhone, depending on the settings you choose to enable. For easy access to features you often use, you can customize what is available from your Lock screen and turn on features such as Siri and Reply with Message. However, if you're …

Google Cloud Chief Diane Greene: Here's How We'll Catch Amazon And Microsoft

Diane Greene is in the hot seat.<p>The onetime cofounder of VMware, a pioneer in what’s now known as cloud computing, heads Google’s enterprise and cloud businesses, seen by many as its next big business beyond advertising. Appointed last November when Google bought her startup, the senior vice …

Amazon Web Services

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Startups

Top 10 Leadership Tips

In a new book M.A. Soupios and I co-authored, <i>The</i> <i>Ten Golden Rules of Leadership</i> (New York:AMACOM, 2015), we share scores of leadership tips of great thinkers, Aristotle, Plato, Thales, and Hesiod. Here are my top ten tips.<p>The most lethal distortions come not from the lips of our opponents or …

Leadership

101 Motivational Quotes to Start 2016 Off Right

No matter how this past year went for you, use these 101 motivational quotes to start 2016 off right.<p>Another year has passed. It's time to start over with a clean slate. Maybe 2015 didn't go the way you planned; you didn't follow through with your great ideas and your goals weren't met. Well it's a …

7 Secrets of the Most Productive People

There is extreme value in learning how to sit in silence for a few moments.<p><i>What are small everyday habits that can vastly improve your life? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Nicolas Cole on Quora:</b><p>Here are 7 tiny things I do every day that are absolutely …

Who Needs Leadership Training? Watch These 5 TED Talks Instead

Inspiring leadership talks offer a free education in just minutes.<p>Companies spend a crazy amount of money each year training their employees--on average, $1,208 per employee, as of 2013. A lot of time and resources are sunk into developing better leaders within organizations.<p>But does it have to be …

Leadership

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

How to Function at Work When You Get Almost No Sleep

Yes, we know you're supposed to get seven to eight hours of sleep a night. Here's what to do when you don't.<p>My wife and I are new parents. (Yay!) That means we get--no joke--maybe 50 percent as much sleep as we used to, if we're lucky. (Boo!)<p>That's not sustainable, and I know it's not healthy. Yet …

Why Managers Are More Likely to Be Depressed

<i>Andrew Nguyen/HBR STAFF</i><p>You’ve taken the leap from front-line individual contributor to professional manager. How do you feel? Proud? Excited?<p>How about depressed?<p>The last emotion might strike you as odd, but it’s not unlikely. According to a new study, middle managers are the most likely people in …

3 Things Managers Should Be Doing Every Day

“When are we supposed to do all <i>that</i>?” That’s the question we constantly get from new managers, only weeks or months into their new positions, when we describe the three key activities they should be focusing on to be successful as leaders: building trust, building a team, and building a broader …

How Visual Systems Make It Easier to Track Knowledge Work

Walk into any fitness center, health club, or gym in the country and you’ll see yourself. Or rather, reflections of yourself. It doesn’t matter whether the gym is one step up from a cave or a posh Park Avenue fitness emporium — you’ll see mirrors, and lots of them. The mirrors aren’t a …

The Behaviors that Define A-Players

Individual contributors sometimes ask themselves, “What will it take for others to recognize my potential?” They may simply want acknowledgement of the importance of the work they do. Or they may aspire to move into management. In some cases, they’ve been told that they’re doing fine and have been …

Question Certainty

James Graham<p>According to legend, around 550 BC, Croesus, the king of Lydia, held one of the world’s earliest prediction tournaments. He sent emissaries to seven oracles to ask them to foretell what he would be doing that day. Pythia, the Oracle of Delphi, answered correctly: He would be cooking …

Why You Should Say No to Monday Meetings

Want more productivity? Start your week with planning, strategizing, and executing some action before attending meetings.<p>Mondays aren't usually the favorite day of the week for nine-to-fivers. How can we make them a little better? Certainly not by scheduling a meeting. Or worse, the meeting to talk …

Asking Open-Ended Questions Helps New Managers Build Trust

In many companies and organizations, new managers are selected as a result of their success in technical and operational roles. This seems to be a sensible approach, as the manager needs to understand the challenges facing his or her direct reports. At the same time, it’s fundamentally flawed. The …

5 TED Talks That Will Help You Understand--and Improve--Your Brain

Your brain is the most important yet least understood organ in your whole body.<p>Without it you couldn’t keep breathing, let alone reading this column. Yet how often do you think about your own brain–how it works, what it needs, and how it could work better? Your brain is both the most important and …

20 Corporate Phrases That Make You Sound Really Boring

Even if you've never worked in corporate America, these phrases can creep into your vocabulary. Here are the worst of the worst.<p>I was interviewing a business school professor for a book project a few years ago. He was talking about corporate information--how private companies can keep things …

37 Inspiring Quotes About Working Hard and Achieving Big Things

In honor of hard workers everywhere, here are some of the most inspiring quotes about working hard and watching it pay off.<p>Summer is technically on the books for another few weeks, but Labor Day is always described as the unofficial end of the season. So while we're relaxing with beach trips or …

25 Social Media Keynote Speakers You Need to Know

They could change your conference.<p>All it takes these days to call yourself a "social media expert" is to have an Instagram account. Or so it seems, from the sheer number of people who are promoting themselves that way. But the truth is, there's a much smaller number of trainers who have actually …

4 Everyday Activities That Will Actually Strengthen Your Brain

A few small changes can make a big difference to your mental function.<p>Ever feel stuck? You need inspiration for a new creative project, or a way to solve a management problem, or a strategy for increasing sales, but you keep coming up short? You may be able to get things flowing again with a few …

6 Ways to Reduce the Stress of Presenting

In the past 30 years, I’ve given more than 3,000 speeches to audiences across the world. Presentations have been such a central part of my work that many who know me best have been surprised to learn how much anxiety they used to cause me. After my fourth root canal, my dentist pointed out that I …

Relax, Turn Off Your Phone, and Go to Sleep

As a child, I was a terrible sleeper. My parents would often find me awake at 3 AM with a flashlight under the covers reading a Hardy Boy, Nancy Drew, or Tom Swift book. When I was 9-years-old, my pediatrician prescribed an awful tasting medicine to be taken at night, mixed with pineapple juice to …