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Leadership Courage: Creating A Culture Where People Feel Safe To Take Risks

The human ingenuity within any organization is it’s greatest competitive advantage. Yet the fear, complacency and outright disengagement that can exist within it’s walls are the biggest barriers to leveraging it.<p>The number one responsibility of any leader is to create an environment that not only …

Leadership

50 Ways To Lose 10 Pounds

<b>Hydrate</b><br>Research shows that dieters who guzzle plenty of H2O lose more weight than those who don't. Keep things interesting with these 25 slimming sassy water recipes.<p><b>Split Your Food</b><br>Divide your normal portion by two and save the rest for later. You're likely to feel full on less food than you</b> …

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 …

The 7 WORST Foods To Eat At Night

“The single greatest risk factor is, by far, the time that people eat dinner,” says Koufman. She recommends having supper no later than three hours before bed. But even if you manage to do that, be aware that late-night snacking can have the same ruinous effect. If you are going to hit the fridge …

50 Awesome Resources to Help You Be a Better Writer (and Content Marketer) | Inc.com

Content. Every business wants content. Every business needs content (especially those that embrace content marketing to find and engage potential customers).<p>But that means you have to create content, and that means writing it.<p>And that's where the whole issue of content suddenly gets tough.<p>And …

Infographics

5 ways to make hard decisions easier

A number of years ago, I came to a surprising observation:<p>a) I realized people need to make a lot of decisions (big and small)<p>b) For the most part, …

14 Tips To Make 2015 Your Most Productive Year Yet

We talk to the most productive people all year, here are their best productivity tips for 2015.<p>In case you haven’t noticed, we’re a little obsessed with productivity.<p>To make your quest for a more productive self this year something you can really work towards, we asked some of the most productive …

10 Surefire Ways To Build Your Wealth In 2015

<i>Be sure to check out the related story, 10 Surefire Ways To Boost Your Productivity in 2015.</i><p>A new year brings renewed energy to strive for one’s goals and dreams. And key to that pursuit is money.<p>Whether you’ve set your sights on launching a business, taking a trip to Patagonia, or buying a house, …

Personal Finance

The biggest mistakes Google sees in CVs

I’ve sent out hundreds of resumes over my career, applying for just about every kind of job. I’ve personally reviewed more than 20,000 resumes. And …

How Neuroplasticity Could Help with Depression, with Ruby Wax

The Underlying Psychology of Office Politics

All organizations are political – and to some degree, they always will be. The underlying reasons are psychological. First, work involves dealing with people. That means finding a compromise between what they want and what we want; and it’s often a zero-sum game. Second, humans are emotional …

How to Promote Yourself Without Looking Like a Jerk

Self-promotion can be uncomfortable for many people. That’s certainly true for foreign professionals in America, who have to navigate different cultural mores in the most bullish nation on earth when it comes to personal branding. But even for many Americans, it’s a tricky prospect: how can you …

The power of believing that you can improve | Carol Dweck

How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p><b>When Eating</b><br>Take an honest look at your diet and your bathroom schedule. Your belly might not be caused by fat but by air trapped …

Ditch 'The Number' and find a realistic retirement savings goal

<i>My wife and I would like to know how large a nest egg we need to retire. I understand there's no magic number, but what do you think is a good number to shoot for? -- Scott R.</i><p>You'd never know it for all the attention "The Number" gets in retirement planning. But the fact is that the road to …

How To Change Your Habits With The Help Of One Clever Marketing Trick

We made our goals that much easier to accomplish with this particularly cunning and easy-to-implement trick.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>We all have goals, whether they’re lofty plans like getting a promotion or …

Act Like a Leader Before You Are One

If you want to become a leader, don’t wait for the fancy title or the corner office. You can begin to act, think, and communicate like a leader long before that promotion. Even if you’re still several levels down and someone else is calling all the shots, there are numerous ways to demonstrate your …

How To Get Paid To Do Nothing

Some years ago I had a colleague I’ll call June. It seemed that every time I went to the ladies’ room, June was there, applying mascara, combing her long, dark tresses and chatting. She also spent lots of time out on the sidewalk smoking, and in the cafeteria. Exceedingly friendly and warm, she …

Playing 401(k) Catch-Up Might Cost You $1 Million or More

<i>By Vanessa Richardson</i><p>Imagine yourself at your retirement party. You're happy. You've saved enough -- you think. But what if someone said you could've …

Thomas Piketty is right: Income inequality is holding us back

Two leading economists examine how the wealth divide is especially harmful to the job market<p><i>Barry Z. Cynamon, currently Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and Steven M. Fazzari, Professor of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis, are researchers on consumer</i> …

I Hated Keeping A Gratitude Journal–Here’s What Worked Instead

Keeping a gratitude journal is a nice idea, but it can actually backfire and make things worse. Here’s what to do instead.<p>I profoundly believe in the importance and power of gratitude.<p>I love sending “Thinking of You” emails to friends, slowly walking through my neighborhood and appreciating the …

The smart way to double your nest egg in 10 years

<i>My wife and I are in our 50's and contribute 12% of our salary each year to our retirement accounts that we invest in a mix of 90% stocks and 10% bonds. We would like to double the size of our nest egg by the time we retire at 65. Are we being too aggressive? -- Gary W., Pittsburgh, Pa.</i><p>If by "too …

Brands Are Wasting Time And Money On Facebook And Twitter, Report Says

“Stop making Facebook the center of your relationship marketing efforts,” says Nate Elliott, VP and principal analyst at Forrester.<p>Today market research firm Forrester published a report for brands titled “Social Relationship Strategies That Work.”<p>So: What works?<p>Not Facebook or Twitter.<p>The crux of …

Two Influential Organizations Set Their Sites On Helping Women Entrepreneurs

PwC and the Points of Light Foundation announce a new initiative to help women founders gain access to capital, contacts and support.<p>It’s no secret that companies with women on boards and in leadership have been shown to perform better than those that don’t. But the numbers of women in top spots is …

18 Ways to Build Muscle All Day

Shed fat, sculpt muscle, accelerate recovery, and build strength beyond the gym<p>OVERVIEW<p><b>SURE, YOU WANT A BROADER CHEST AND ABS THAT WHISTLE IN THE WIND.</b> Biceps that bulge through your shirtsleeves would be nice too. But these aren't the only reasons you hit the gym. You also work out to burn off the …

The New Habit Challenge: Boost Productivity By Ending Every Workday At The Same Time

Will giving ourselves a stopping time for work and sticking to it help us be more productive the next day?<p>When it comes to work, we often feel like we need to go on for hours without stopping–but how productive are we actually being at the 11th hour?<p>As we’ve heard time and again, “busyness” does …