Rori Macaulay Cooper

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Follow These 8 Steps to Stay Focused and Reach Your Goals

Decrease the amount of noise in your head.<p>Accomplishing a goal can be hard work. But even if a project is something you are passionate about and want to complete, distractions such as social media, doubts and other tasks can make it nearly impossible to concentrate on it. Don’t fret. We're here to …

The Harvard Business Review Manager's Handbook: The 17 Skills Leaders Need to Stand Out

Publication Date: <b>January 03, 2017</b><p>The one primer you need to develop your managerial and leadership skills. Whether you're a new manager or looking to have more influence in your current management role, the challenges you face come in all shapes and sizes--a direct report's anxious questions, your …

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

10 Gratitude Mantras that Will Make You Appreciate What You Have

As you sit here reading these words, pause for a moment and take a quick assessment of your life. Chances are, you have access to food, shelter, and …

5 Bad Habits That You Need to Ditch Right Now

These poor habits can limit your success--and make you less likeable. Kick them to the curb and see what happens!<p>The longer I work with entrepreneurs, the more certain I am that the ability to succeed isn't strictly dictated by skill, creativity, and intellect. Things like integrity and personal …

What 2 Best-Selling Researchers Say Are the 10 Biggest Truths About Leadership

Two award-winning authors reveal 10 timeless leadership principles based on 30 years of research.<p>Imagine you're sitting in a meeting with your colleagues at work, and in walks someone you've never met before. This person says, "Hi, I'm your new leader." What questions immediately come to mind that …

10 Best Ways to Keep Employees Happy, Engaged, and Motivated

Here's what leaders and employees can do together to boost employee engagement and motivation.<p>If you haven't heard, it's worth repeating: Gallup revealed that in 2015, only 32 percent of U.S. workers were considered "engaged" in their jobs, meaning they were involved in, enthusiastic about, and …

12 Ways to Know You Genuinely Have Emotional Intelligence

Genuine people have a profound impact upon everyone they encounter. Discover the unique habits that cause them to radiate with energy and confidence.<p>There's an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the …

7 Ways Successful People Have Better Mindsets | Inc.com

It's interesting to wonder why some people are more successful than others, especially if you yourself are aiming high.<p>What do people like Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates have that feeds their ongoing excellence and propels them to the highest levels of success?<p>The answers are complex, …

Self-improvement

1 Personality Trait That Holds Back Talented People (and How to Overcome It)

Three ways this positive trait can hurt you in the workplace.<p>In a perfect world, your completed assignments would speak for themselves. You'd work on friendly, collaborative teams with fair-minded co-workers, and each person would be free with praise and full of self-effacing humility. You'd never …

An Event to Connect the Generations

One of the workshops I’ve taught for a couple of years is Connecting the Generations. We discuss the uniqueness of each generation existing today and …

The Generation Gap Among Christian Women

Dear women of my generation,<p>How did there come to be such a divide between older and younger women in the church? How is it that today's generation …

Bridging the Gap: Reaching the Next Generation of Women

It was one of those "ah-ha!" moments for me. I was sitting in our women's Bible study listening to one of the members share a deep heartache.<p>She was …

The biggest predictor of future violence is past violence. But mindfulness could help reform these angry people.

All humans are born with a powerful wired-in fight-or-flight response—anyone who has held a screaming infant can attest to its intensity. Anger is an …

15 plants that will purify the air in your home

1/<p>1. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis Exaltata)<p>Boston ferns rank as one of the best plant air purifiers and they also release an abundant amount of moisture …

How To Love Your Spouse, Even When You're Angry

"Tim, why can't you ever get home on time? You know I need your help with the kids, especially today, when they've been sick and I've been home with them all day."<p>From the other room, Tim rolls his eyes and thinks, <i>I can't even get into the door before she starts into me. Doesn't she realize how</i> …

The Only 4 Strength-Training Exercises You Really Need

You can do these strength moves any time, at any fitness level.<p>I do my best to run 5 to 6 times a week, but there are days when I simply cannot pull myself out of bed in time to sweat before work, or when I’m traveling and my normal routine is thrown off track. Instead of completely scrapping my …

Why Everyone Is Freaking Out Over This Bear

You've never seen yoga like this before.<p>Meddy Teddy is basically the Snuggle bear but bendier — he's a toy designed to inspire kids to practice yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. But Meddy's getting lots of love on Instagram, with 10,000 followers and counting.<p>Because you probably have a lot of …

A Protein That Moves From Muscle To Brain May Tie Exercise To Memory

Researchers have identified a substance in muscles that helps explain the connection between a fit body and a sharp mind.<p>When muscles work, they release a protein that appears to generate new cells and connections in a part of the brain that is critical to memory, a team reports Thursday in the …

The Brain

12 Lessons You Either Learn or Regret It Forever | Inc.com

Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter. Whether that's switching careers, going back to school, or walking away from a j-o-b to start your own business, it takes a lot of guts.<p>But guts will only get you so far. Once you build up the nerve and make the leap, …

Self-improvement

The Hidden Leadership Skill Every Good Parent Eventually Masters

Like military commanders, effective parents know how to create guidelines, set expectations, and get out of the way.<p>The fact that saying “parenting is a full-time job” is cliche doesn’t make it any less true. But we seldom see parents–with all the hard work and specialist skills they bring to the …

Here's How You May Really Feel About Your Husband Once He Becomes a Dad

One day, he's your partner. The next, he's Satan-sent spawn wielding a very loud toothbrush.<p>On a recent Sunday, my daughter's late nap bumped her bedtime to later than usual, and my husband and I needed to find a way to run down the clock. So, I insisted on a family outing to Ikea, which I learned …

So You Want to Meditate? Here's the Simple Way to Start

When it comes to meditation, we all start out as rookies. There are so many different ways to get started and it can certainly be confusing with all …

3 common interview questions job seekers struggle with the most, and how you should answer them

But while they may seem simple on the surface, how you answer them is actually quite telling and could reveal more about you than you may have hoped.<p>Your best defense against tough questions is to come to your interview prepared to tackle them head-on, says Vicky Oliver, the author of "301 Smart …

The 3 Keys To Relationship Building That Separate Mediocre Leaders From The Brightest And Best

Humans are hard wired to connect. They are social creatures that crave friendship and positive interactions with others. As much as we yearn for these interactions, however, many of us struggle to be good at building relationships. But why? To gain more clarity, my colleague Joe Folkman and I …

5 Deadly Kinds of Ego That Prey Upon Your Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it’s egotism.”</i> -- Harold Geneen<p>You worked hard, you made some smart bets and here you are, successful. Maybe someone …

Create a Calm and Positive Mindset With These 7 Simple Cues

The other day I was bounding up the stairs to get something I’d forgotten when I had this realization: Although getting older, I am still healthy …

Living with social anxiety disorder (and how it differs from shyness) - Health - ABC News

In her darkest days, when her social anxiety was at its worst, Liz Trillia was a prisoner in her own home.<p>She had become so afraid of meeting people, …

"There is no self."

The Buddha was careful to classify questions according to how they should be answered, based on how helpful they were to gaining awakening. Some …

Meditation