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Change Your Thoughts to Crush Your Goals

<b>If all an education did was teach strong values and create a growth mindset, then our children would accomplish more and create greater contributions</b> …

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable (According to a Green Beret)

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Self-help

The Most Compelling Evidence Ever for Always Living in the Moment

A man dealing with unspeakable sadness has a message for his younger, carefree self<p><i>(Editor’s Note: What you’re about to read is real. Well, not the part about writing a letter to your younger self and expecting that he might somehow read it. That totally couldn’t happen. We don’t think, anyway. But</i> …

Mind training as effective as anti-depressants

Dubbed Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), the method may offer a welcome alternative for people wishing to avoid long-term use of anti-depressants, which can have unpleasant side effects like insomnia, constipation and sexual problems, said a study in The Lancet medical journal.<p>In a …

52 Ways to Control and Conquer Stress

It's hard to say, exactly, what the worst part about stress is. Is it the tightness that starts somewhere around your solar plexus, then extends out to your toenails, earlobes, and cerebellum? Is it randomly snapping at innocent—and, occasionally, quite guilty—coworkers and loved ones? Is it …

Applying design thinking across the business: An interview with Citrix’s Catherine Courage

Catherine Courage champions user-centered design—not only for the benefit of the software company’s customers but also for its employees.<p><b>As senior</b> …

5 Toxic Beliefs That Can Hinder Your Success

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

The Science of Improving Your Performance at Almost Anything

Improving our performance is something we all seek to do. Given that we spend a lot of time doing things that we never get better at, I thought I’d …

How to Build a Meaningful Career

Everyone aspires to have purpose or meaning in their career but how do you actually do that? What practical steps can you take today or this month to make sure you’re not just toiling away at your desk but you’re doing something you genuinely care about?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Unfortunately, most of …

A Step-by-Step Plan to Improve CMO-COO Collaboration

A traveler arrives in a foreign country and attempts to use his credit card to make a purchase. It is the same card he used to buy the plane ticket and book the hotel. While this would seem sufficient to alert the bank to his impending trip abroad, “transaction denied” flashes across the terminal …

Know What Kind of Careerist You Are

Executives who combine work and family emphasize the importance of defining success for <i>themselves</i>. In our last blog post, we talked about objective versus subjective success — the difference between your quantifiable, Wikipediable list of accomplishments and your day-to-day emotional and …

45 Life Tips Every Man Needs To Know

Of course you don’t need to be told how to be a man. But just in case, here’s a list of the most manly words of wisdom you will ever need:<p>#1. Buy …

Body Language

11 Things Successful People Do On Sunday Night

In fact, a 2013 poll conducted by Monster.com found that a whopping 78% of surveyed adults worldwide experience the "Sunday-night blues" on a regular basis.<p>Sundays are the dreaded conclusion to a relaxing reprieve from our chaotic workweeks — and many of us get a twinge of melancholy just thinking …

Success

I have decided to become an optimist – it’ll never work!

I’ve just discovered that I’m going to die. Now, for the sake of transparency, I should point out that I’m not going to die right away, but that’s not really the point. I’m going to die, and I’m probably going to die before you, and I’m slightly narked off about it. Apparently a colossal heart …

You’re Never Too Experienced to Fake It Till You Learn It

Novices emulate favorite bosses and colleagues in an effort to look and talk as if they know what they are doing — even when they have no clue. It’s how they develop and grow (just as children do, first imitating their parents, then their peers). But this natural — and efficient — learning process …

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

The 15 New Books to Read in 2015

There are few better ways to start a new year than picking up some fresh perspectives to put into action. Here’s a sneak preview of 15 exciting books …

4 Super-Simple Protein Bars You Can Make at Home

Whip up muscle-building treats without the bogus ingredients<p>Protein bars are a convenient source of muscle-building nutrients, but they often come packed with unwanted ingredients. Some mass-market companies load their bars with chemicals to optimize shelf life and taste, says <i>Men’s Health</i> nutrition …

19 Of The Most Expensive Substances In The World

But many things are worth more than their weight in gold.<p>Ranging from foods to creams to gems to things the average person can't fathom, we pulled together a list of 19 of the most expensive items in the world.<p>Think we missed something? Let us know in the comments.

A Chief Innovation Officer’s Actual Responsibilities

Corporate innovation efforts at large companies often lack a clear mission and framework. At one European energy company we looked at, no less than four different groups were supposed to be working on innovation, yet none were supporting what was actually going at the business unit level. To make …

7 Habits of Highly Successful Traders

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Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes

How much more could you get done if you completed all of your required reading in 1/3 or 1/5 the time?<p>Increasing reading speed is a process of …

Market Insights

How You Can Learn the #1 Persuasion Technique of FBI Hostage Negotiators

FBI Hostage negotiators know how to listen and this is the secret to connecting with people.<p>We’ve all been told we could be better listeners and that …

Stop Being So Positive

We’ve all heard a great deal about the power of positive thinking. Organizations encourage it among their employees in an effort to boost performance and engagement, and it’s a key tenet of “managing yourself” well; affirmative messages about perseverance, resilience, and vision adorn many an …

8 Questions You Have to Ask During a Job Interview

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

The Hardest Job Interview Question—And How to Answer It

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>Like the dreaded “Tell me about yourself,” the …

The Best-Performing CEOs in the World

The knock on most business leaders is that they don’t take the long view—that they’re fixated on achieving short-term goals to lift their pay. So which global CEOs actually delivered solid results over the long run? Our 2014 list of top performers provides an objective answer.<p>Adi Ignatius<p>A few …