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5 Behaviors Of Smart Leaders I've Noticed As A Leadership Coach

Some of the best experiences in my life have come from perceived failure. I use the term “perceived failure” because where others see failure as a roadblock to success, I tend to see it as a pathway to get there.<p>Failing is about putting in your time and learning hard lessons along the way–lessons …

Emotional Intelligence

Want to Radically Improve Your Life? Ask Yourself 3 Powerful Questions Most of Us Have Never Thought of

Research found that the average person has about 60,000 thoughts per day. The bad news? 80 percent of those thoughts are negative and fear-based. Here are three questions to instantly curtail a negative mind.<p>If you're going through the ups and downs of life, maybe thinking about quitting on that …

Self-help

After Five Years Of Transformation, GM CIO Randy Mott Has The Company Primed For Innovation

Randy Mott is used to big challenges. Prior to joining General Motors as Senior Vice President of Global Information Technology and Chief Information Officer of General Motors in 2012, he served as CIO of Walmart, Dell, and HP. One might argue that the current transformation is the largest of his …

Innovation

Creating Business Success Through A Well-Defined Strategy

The great Peter Drucker was once quoted saying, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” It’s a great quote and I love Drucker’s work. However, the drive to have a “great” culture, is in fact, a strategy. In this CEO’s humble opinion, the development of strategy is the most important responsibility a …

Management

Revolutionize Your Productivity And Organization Skills With The Panda Planner

1:35 PM 06/18/2018<p>Want to organize your life, journal your gratitude, set and crush your goals, all in one place? Then you need the Panda Planner in …

Productivity

Contributors | The Next Web

All stories in Contributors<p>Why the future of share-worthy content is personal<p>It might seem counterintuitive but the key to wide reach and shares for your content is segmenting it to a granular level. ...<p>Pratik Dholakiya<p>How innovative design can help you capitalize when consumers ‘misuse’ your …

Entrepreneurship

5 Carbs That Will Help You Burn Fat Quicker, According To Nutritionists

Carbs can and should be your friends. In fact, you need them to help shed belly fat. Everyone needs carbohydrates in their diets and the right ones …

Nutrition

8 Ways to Hack Your Morning Routine to Get You Up and Out the Door

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>Even the most die-hard morning people among us may sometimes find that the struggle is …

Time Management

Brand-Name Luxury at Bargain Prices?! Why Japan is the Best Place to Buy Quality Watches!

Whether we’re at a meeting or out on the town, when we want to make an impression, what’s on our wrist says as much about our personality and …

Watches

Why Office Politics Is A Good Thing

For too long now, office politics has gotten a bad rap. You hear the term and it has a taint and perhaps rightfully so in most cases. Visions of brown-nosers and disingenuous fellow workers pop up on your mental screen. It’s hard to shake that impression, but I’m here to tell you that you need to …

Leadership

The 7 Most Effective Fat-Burning Foods, According to Science

If you’re looking to boost your metabolism, proper nutrition can offer up some easy solutions—outside of the gym. Integrating fat-burning foods into …

Nutrition

Want to Get Organized? Here Are 6 Simple But Remarkably Powerful Organizing Secrets

Getting organized isn't rocket science -- it just takes a system.<p>In business, you've always got to be on top of things. This requires being organized and ready to pursue opportunities -- and deal with problems -- the moment they arise.<p>That's an easy thing for me to say, but I do know it can be hard …

Productivity

How parents can invest for children

We all know it is important to plan for our children’s future, early on. However, many parents are not aware of the benefits of such investments. So, …

Take these vital steps for storytelling mastery

There’s a saying in Alabama: “He who spins the yarn wins the barn.”That’s not really a saying in Alabama, or anywhere, to my knowledge, though the …

People Who Say These 5 Words Have Very Low Emotional Intelligence

They mean the exact opposite of what you think. But only emotionally intelligent people understand why.<p>The words hit me like a hurricane: "I know how you feel."<p>They're right there on pages 80 and 81 of my colleague Justin Bariso's new book about emotional intelligence. They're simple words, and …

Emotional Intelligence

8 execs share how they make the most of their commutes

Are you still spending your commutes playing Candy Crush or listening to morning talk show drivel? If so, next question: Why?<p>According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American commute is 26 minutes long — each way. That's an hour of time each day that isn't occupied by office or family life …

Productivity

3 Steps to Turn Your Smartphone Into a Self-Improvement Engine

Science shows that your IQ is lower when your smartphone is near, but not when you use these three steps.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For how indispensable our smartphones have become -- can we just call them phones now -- they might be doing us more harm …

Productivity

How to Negotiate Your Salary: Managers’ 13 Top Tips

“Does anyone know how to negotiate salary?” my friend asks at one of our semiregular wine nights. Our conversations usually run the gamut from what’s …

Employment

The Critical Role Of Leadership Development During Organizational Change

Most business leaders today would agree on two things: (1) organizational change is constant, and (2) leading change is one of the most difficult burdens of a leader’s command. In last week’s article I focused on the seven mindsets necessary for successful leadership development. In this article, I …

Leadership

How to Look Like the Smartest Person in Every Meeting

Try these great tips to stand out in your next meeting.<p>My work as an executive leadership coach often has me shadowing the people I'm coaching. And that means sitting in a lot of meetings--as many as seven or eight a day. And I've come to realize that there's always one person who stands out, who …

Communicate

How to enjoy an anti-inflammatory diet (which could save your life)

Inflammatory foods could increase the risk of aggressive breast cancer, researchers suggested this week, and a new study points the finger firmly at processed convenience foods and ‘lazy cooking’.<p>It found that women who ate the most inflammatory foods were 39 per cent more likely to develop any …

How to become your boss’s right hand man and get all the best opportunities

You’ve got the drive and goals in mind to become your boss’s right hand and climb the career ladder. You earn this place through hard work, not by …

Whatever You Do, Don't End A Job Interview This Way

The best way to end a job interview is to get up and go. Don’t linger. Your time is valuable. You are just as happy to leave as you were to arrive. The interview is over and you have other important places to be.<p>Don’t grovel and try to slam in one more story about your awesomeness before you go.<p>The …

Career Development

Sharpen Your Critical Thinking Skills With These 14 Leadership Practices

Ask any leader if they value the skill of critical thinking and you’ll see them immediately morph into a bobble-head-like caricature of themselves, vigorously nodding up and down as if their neck was a well-oiled spring attached to their shoulders. “Oh, yeah,” they’ll say, “it’s valued, a lot.”<p>Then …

Leadership

What Every Leader Needs to Know About the Rule of 7

Leaders need to shift their management approach as their teams grow.<p>I've written before about the importance of corporate culture, how to define it, and how to enforce it to help your company reach peak performance. Culture is the line a group draws that separates the behaviors they stand for, …

Management

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Time Management

5 Instagrammers to Follow If You're Trying to Meal Prep

(Image credit: @floordeboor_fit)<p>You've probably heard it many times before: Meal planning is a great way to eat healthier and save money. But where …

How to Use Emotion Coaching With Your Kids

Emotion coaching is one of the five main types of discipline that is based largely on Washington state's psychology researcher John Gottman. …

13 Instant Pot tips, recipes and features everyone should know

The Instant Pot is a pressure cooker that also also sautés, slow cooks, makes poultry tender and juicy and can even be used for canning. While all the buttons, valves settings and accessories may seem daunting, we've rounded up some of our best tips to make you a skilled Instapot user.<p>The basics<p>But …

Cooking

Build Really Strong Teams Using These 5 Uncommonly Powerful Secrets

Teams are an extremely powerful tool for getting the most out of the most important resource you have: your human resource.<p>One of the biggest challenges for business leaders is getting the right group of people together on a team that will deliver the results you desire for your company. Business …

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