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6 Easy Exercises to Strengthen Your Core

The Routine<p>Okay, perhaps you’re enough of a realist to know that you’ll never have a six-pack. But exercising your core is still important: Strong …

Workouts

Science Says Kindness Can Make You a Better Leader. Here Are 3 Reasons Why

How you impact people depends on how you treat them.<p>We live in a world with a lot of disagreement. And, in my opinion, that's okay. Varying, even opposing, perceptions and ideas often lead us to the greatest results--both in life, and at work. However, I recently witnessed a small dispute between a …

Leadership

Why You Should Throw Out Your Career Plans and Do This Instead

It's time to change your perspective<p>Gone are the days when anyone has a clue what the world will look like 10...or even 5 years from now. And gone are the days where you could map out a detailed career plan and actually think to achieve it. These days in a matter of years, new jobs will emerge and …

Employment

Why Truth, Humility, And Patience Are Every Leader's Most Powerful Weapons

I’ve been exposed to a lot throughout my career, some good and some bad. Whether it was during my time as a junior executive at a Fortune 500 company or my near decade-long journey as an entrepreneur and CEO, I’ve experienced just about everything you can think of. <br>I draw on this experience daily …

Self-improvement

A Doctor Lays Out the Perfect 12-Week Diet Plan to Lose Weight and Feel Amazing

For pretty much anyone on the planet, the hardest part about losing weight is changing your diet. There are so many different paths to cleaning up what you eat, and there's no one-size-fits-all rule. To help you navigate the weight-loss waters, we spoke to Dr. Luiza Petre, a weight-loss and …

Nutrition

4 Ways to Improve Your Strategic Thinking Skills

If you’ve ever received feedback that you “need to be more strategic,” you know how frustrating it can feel. To add insult to injury, the feedback rarely comes with any concrete guidance on what to do about it. One of my coaching clients, Lisa, a vice president of HR, was in this situation and …

The New Midlife Crisis for Women

Sometimes, I think I'm falling apart. Then, I talk to my friends. One spent a whole winter getting a babysitter for her toddler daughter in the …

How to be happy in today’s crazy world: 3 secrets from research

Sometimes it feels like the world is actively conspiring against your happiness. Now before you start folding your tin foil hat, let me say that you …

How to Raise Grateful Kids in an Era of Thankless People

On a Saturday afternoon, you take your three kids to a movie they’ve wanted to see, then to their favorite hamburger spot for dinner, followed by ice …

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5 Things People With Emotional Intelligence Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed

When you clash with difficult people at work, how do you manage your emotions?<p>Do you work with people who display emotional intelligence? Better yet, do <i>you</i> display your own emotional intelligence (EQ) when working with others? I've experienced my fair share of conflict and drama in the workplace -- …

Bullying, Bitterness, Backing Into Corners: 10 Things Highly Effective People Do Not Do At Work

Effective people do what they intend, communicate with precision, impact people clearly, and change the status quo.<p>You know a highly effective person when you meet one. You know that you’ve met an effective person when: you read a book that changes the way you think, you hear a lecture from someone …

Self-help

These People Frustrate You to No End. Here's Why It's Probably Your Fault

People who disappoint you probably aren't deficient or incapable, you're just asking them for the wrong things.<p>My new client, Alice, owns two successful businesses and has no shortage of ideas for continued growth. Like any brilliant entrepreneur, Alice enjoys sharing her ideas and the possible …

Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

How Warby Parker Makes Every Point In Its Employee Lifecycle Extraordinary

The year is 2010 and <b>Dave Gilboa</b> is hard at work designing <b>Warby Parker</b>’s very first homepage — in PowerPoint. He’s sitting among stacks of inventory …

The Optimistic Workplace: Creating an Environment That Energizes Everyone

Read an Excerpt<p><b>INTRODUCTION</b><p>Studs Terkel's classic 1972 book <i>Working</i> opens with a drab a sullen note that still seems too familiar today: “This book, …

13 Inexpensive But Effective Benefits That Keep Employees Happy

It’s not uncommon to find talented individuals who are consistently looking for their next opportunity, even if they’re happily employed. While increasing salaries or offering bonuses is the conventional method to keep the best talent, not every company has the budget to retain top performers this …

Employee Engagement

Lose 11 Pounds in a Week on This Prebiotic Soup Diet That's Good for Gut Bacteria

Over the past decade, “good bacteria” have emerged as the darlings of the weight-loss world. Again and again, top doctors and nutritionists have …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? 7 Things the Most Successful Parents Do, According to Science

From Jeff Bezos to Sara Blakely and Tony Robbins, here's how the world's most successful people raise their kids.<p>The rich aren't like you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote almost a century ago. One of the ways that's most obvious today is how they choose to raise their kids.<p>Let's assume that the …

I’m a Financial Advisor Who Works With Wealthy Families — Here Are 8 Things I Make Sure Every Teen Knows About Money

Getting an early start is critical to building wealth.<p>For most teens, financial planning is a topic far from top of mind.<p>School, sports, and social …

If Your Goal Is to Lose Belly Fat, This Is the Routine You Should Be Doing

You've been working out, eating healthy, and losing weight, but you're still not seeing progress in your midsection. What gives? If you can't seem to lose the fat around your stomach, aside from tweaking your diet, you can also tweak your workouts to help see results.<p>Hundreds of crunches are the …

Exercise

A CEO who gives his employees $2,000 to go on vacation says there are 5 reasons the policy is good business

<i>This post is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on Better Capitalism.</i><p>Since 2011, SteelHouse CEO Mark Douglas has had two policies that have transformed the way his company operates.<p>Not only do employees at the marketing and advertising company get $2,000 a year to put toward any vacation of …

10-Minute Workout For a Flat Belly and Perfect Posture

Get ready for a six-pack abs and perfect posture workout with Jason Wimberly, founder of The Wall, an LA-based fitness studio that combines indoor cycling with serious strength training. Grab an exercise band if you've got one — no worries if you don't; the workout will still work you — and get …

Exercise

The Beginner Strength-Training Plan That Made Me Fall in Love With Weightlifting

Before I started strength training regularly, I was pretty terrified of the weight room at the gym. I had no idea where to start, and I felt like everyone was staring at me and judging me for the exercises I was doing. When my previous trainer designed a beginner weightlifting plan for me, I was …

Workouts

To Raise A Feminist Son, Talk To Him About Aziz Ansari

What my son must know is that none of this is as difficult as the men around him might be saying it is.“Wake up,” I said in a text message to my son …

Five Myths About Corporate Culture, And Five Strategies For Cultivating A Great One

While the importance of workplace culture is well-understood, <i>how</i> to build a great culture is less established. In the research and work I did leading to my upcoming book, <i>FUSION: How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World’s Greatest Companies</i> (published by Nicholas Brealey, an imprint of …

Corporate Culture

Is 'That' Sexual Harassment? How to Tell, Using 'Cooper's 6 Levels.'

Sure, outright groping is obviously prohibited behavior. But what about 'aesthetic appreciation'? Can't a guy compliment a girl anymore?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Combine the impact of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements with the dramatic speeches at Sunday's Golden …

Oprah Just Gave A Master Class in Public Speaking. Here's What CEOs Should Learn From It

Even if you didn’t watch the Golden Globes on Sunday night, you’ve probably heard about Oprah Winfrey’s speech. While accepting the Cecile B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement, Winfrey delivered a masterful speech that brought the house to its feet. The speech was stirring, and the social …

Public Speaking