Sarah Hinds

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Future of Customer Service: Predicting And Solving Problems Before They Happen

Nimble Storage eliminated 50% of its call volume and staffs its customer care center with level 3 engineers thanks to big data ingenuity.<p>The future of customer service will be measured in the number of calls eliminated by predictive and prescriptive diagnostics. Gone are the days when your calls …

Big Data

The Single Most Important Principle of Good Leadership, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

Hint: It's all about doing.<p>For years, I wanted to be the leader.<p>Back in elementary school, I remember being part of a small group of close friends. Every recess, we stuck together. In a world where sticks, stones, <i>and</i> words have the ability to cause pain, there was strength in numbers.<p>And for some …

Leadership

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Most friendships develop so naturally that you don't even realize how or when they started.<p>Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend …

20 High Achievers Share the Daily Routines That Make Them Successful

It's all about repeating the right things day in and out.<p>Highly successful people generally share similar tendencies. They get up before the crack of dawn, proactively manage their health, and know what to do with their money. They appreciate the value of a good night's sleep, a restorative …

Financial Services

The Magic of Mindfulness

Mindfulness. It's a buzz word right now.<p>Businesses are more conscious of the bottom line results of being more mindful and teaching their people to do so. CEOs are being coached to be more mindful to improve their leadership skills. Students are being taught to be more mindful to perform better in …

FedEx: Amazon would have to spend 'tens of billions' to compete with us

During its earnings call on Wednesday, FedEx Executive VP Mike Glenn told analysts that building a service that rivals FedEx would simply take too long and cost too much.<p>"While recent stories and reports of a new entity competing with the three major carriers in the United States grabs headlines, …

13 unconventional ways to end picky eating for good

Having a picky eater on your hands can make you want to pull your hair out at every meal or give up and call out for pizza. It’s not only frustrating, but you may also worry that your child isn’t eating enough or eating the right types of food to help him grow. You may also be concerned that your …

The favorite job interview questions of Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 26 other highly successful executives

Savvy executives know that interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's your biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem.<p>That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many of the most successful execs have their one favorite …

Employment

Managing By Influence: How To Lead In The New Workforce

Influence is everywhere: we’re in the midst of an election displaying the best and worst. Have at it, talented people, enjoy the show. Meanwhile, from where I’m sitting, it’s a game-changing year in talent management, too. What we’ve been speculating about isn’t in future tense anymore. It’s <i>now</i>. So …

Top 5 Leadership Predictions That Will Impact Business Evolution In 2016 And Beyond

Over the past several years, I’ve witnessed the decline of courageous leadership in American enterprise. Rather than welcome change in order to evolve, leaders are playing it safe. Where are the leaders with the strategic focus and wisdom to take a leap of faith and the tenacity to find new ways of …

Innovation

How Giving Up Refined Sugar Changed My Brain

Consuming refined sugar can impact mood, decision-making, and memory. Here’s how good it can be to give it up.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I have a love-hate relationship with food. I love it; it generally hates me. Matter of …

Nutrition

The Top 23 Most Beautiful American Campsites

Photo by Christin Healey, Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>It's not too late to get that summer camping trip in the books and any one of these 23 campsites would make for an amazing trip. Rally the crew, pack up the car, and head out to sleep under the stars at one of these beautiful American …

Leader or Manager? These 10 Important Distinctions Can Help You Out

There's a difference between leadership and management. Understanding these 10 key differences can improve your abilities to lead and to manage.<p>Last week's article The Leadership Checklist: 10 Principles That Make Leading Easier, generated some interesting thoughts as shared through various social …

Leadership

8 Subconscious Behaviors That Are Keeping You From Having the Life You Want

Every generation has a "monoculture" of sorts, a governing pattern or system of beliefs that people unconsciously accept as "truth." It's easy to identify the monoculture of Germany in the 1930s, or America in 1776. It's clear what people at those times, in those places, accepted to be "good" and …

A Week's Stay at These National Parks Is Summer's Best Vacation Bargain

Don't forget to pack a tent.<p>Some of the most awe-inspiring places to camp across the United States are in the National Park system, which means that …

National Parks

12 incredible US destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent Quora thread discussed unique places in the United States that aren't frequently visited by tourists.<p>From the picturesque False Kiva in Utah's Canyonlands National Park, whose exact destination remains a secret, to the crystal-blue Havasupai Falls in Grand Canyon National Park, here are 12 …

21 Great Quotes to Read Before Going to Sleep

Everybody loves a good quote, and these words of wisdom can help you settle in for sweeter dreams and better night's sleep.<p>Mood and perspective play a significant role on our mindsets before bed, which can in turn influence our quality of sleep. Think about your own experiences -- is there a …

15 Sentences That Can Change Your Life

32 massive parties everyone should go to in their lifetime

Most people dream about hitting one epic party in their lifetime, whether it's Oktoberfest in Germany, Carnaval in Brazil, or Mardi Gras in New Orleans, USA.<p>We've found the biggest and wildest parties around the globe.<p>From dancing in a whirlwind of colors at India's Holi festival to throwing …

Top Five Detour Adventures You Need to Know About Between Las Vegas and Denver

As an adventure photographer and writer I am always searching for the "off the beaten track" activities and photo ops while on my travels. You can find me climbing cliffs and waterfalls and asking around for the hidden gem "locals only" spots. So when my 75-year-old father wanted to do a road trip …

5 Steps To Lasting Life Changes and Personal Growth

You are going to do it this time, you are going to lose that weight, dust off your resume and get out of your soul sucking job, stop getting into …

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

For more than a decade, I’ve been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity—regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live …

Stunning Views From the World's Tallest Landmarks (PHOTOS)

Upon arriving in a destination, an effective way to get the lay of the land is to look down on the city from above. Whether from the roof of a centuries-old cathedral, the summit of a mountain or the observation deck of a skyscraper, these views can offer travelers a breathtaking new perspective on …

You don't have to be a millionaire to visit the French Riviera

Years ago it served as inspiration for legendary American authors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, and today Beyoncé sunbathes on a yacht in St. Tropez.<p>That doesn't mean that travelers without a disposable income can't enjoy the French Riviera.<p>You can experience the coast's old-world charm and dazzling …

10 Banned Foods Americans Should Stop Eating – Infographic

Embed this infographic on your website:<p>Are you eating <b>food that's already banned</b> in other countries but is still allowed to poison and kill Americans? …