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After 25 years of being homeless, I learned there’s one simple thing you can do to help

There are as many pathways to homelessness as there are homeless people in the world. For some, it’s a sudden freefall triggered by a lost job, a broken home life or some other seismic personal upheaval. For others the road to sleeping rough winds down a slow, steady and depressing gradient until …

Homelessness

These are the 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future

Work is changing, so to stay ahead you’ll need to master these skills that you probably didn’t learn in college.<p>Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role didn’t even exist a short time ago. The workplace of today and the future looks quite different …

Indiana University

8 Rules to Do Everything Better

“Principles are fundamental truths that serve as the foundations for behavior that gets you what you want out of life,” writes investor Ray Dalio in his bestselling book, <i>Principles</i><i>.</i> Dalio focuses on skills like decision-making, investing, and managing organizations. While reading through it, I …

Self-improvement

How to Be a Confident Badass at Work (and Silence That Little Voice in Your Head)

You're more than enough, you're great at your job and you can do anything you set your mind to. Here's how to start believing it.<p>8 min read<p>Here’s a riddle for you: It’s something that can propel you further than you ever thought possible, while the lack of it can send you backward. It can attract …

Self-improvement

A Gray Matter

Participants in the dialogue between science and Buddhism have long modeled their discussion primarily on the idea of convergence, the premise that …

Meditation

How to Lead When You’re Feeling Afraid

I’d known Jeff (not his real name) for many years, as a client and as a friend, but I’d never seen him so thrown. I could feel his fear, his sense of uncertainty.<p>And it was with good reason.<p>Jeff was the head of sales for a company whose product was, more or less, impossible to sell.<p>His company, …

Leadership

Why Soft Skills Will Help You Get The Job And The Promotion

A recent report by iCIMS Hiring Insights
 finds that 94% of recruiting professionals believe an employee with stronger soft skills has a better chance of being promoted to a leadership position than an employee with more years of experience but weaker soft skills.<p>“When we’re talking about a …

Employment

Attention Job Seekers: The Secret To Landing The Role You Want

Mindset is a big factor in success, and just a small tweak can change everything. In a job search, your mindset impacts your entire approach and if you can make this one mantra the basis for your search, you’ll put together an effective strategy that will land you the role:<p>“It’s not about you.”<p>The …

Employment

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

Understanding Maslow's Theory of Self-Actualization

Psychologist Abraham Maslow's theory of self-actualization contends that individuals are motivated to fulfill their potential in life. …

Behavioral Sciences

6 Toxic Phrases That Should Never Come Out of a Leader's Mouth

This is the sure path to demoralizing your team.<p>Lets start with a hard truth: many people in management roles got promoted to managerial positions based on individual job performance or tenure, not because of their natural ability to effectively lead, serve, and engage other human beings to <i>be</i> and <i>do</i> …

Leadership

10 Ways to Stop Crying

People often cry at funerals, during sad movies, and when listening to sad songs. But other people may find themselves crying while having heated …

Mental Health

How Do I Fix An Employee Who Absolutely Refuses To Listen To My Feedback?

My research has found that 88% of employees say they would want to hear the truth if their job performance was poor. And yet, how many people do you know who actually embrace, and take to heart, tough, pointed, truthful feedback? Very few, I’ll bet.<p>And it’s not just employees; bosses are also very …

Leadership

10 Things Successful People Do to Become Experts - Lolly Daskal | Leadership

Many business owners, entrepreneurs and thought leaders want to position themselves as experts. They want to be known as key influencers in their …

Success

Empowering Team Members Can Be a Disaster If You Don't Do This

The Situational Leadership Model can be a great tool to help you lead your team.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>They say, trust your employees, give them the power to make important decisions, and more importantly, never micromanage, right?<p>Well ... this sounds …

Leadership

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

Here Are the Personal Mission Statements of Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Oprah Winfrey

Your heroes know that a personal mission statement can clarify goals and guide decision making.<p>You know why your business needs a mission statement--writing one clarifies your value and purpose, and having one helps to both communicate that information to others and guide day-to-day decision …

Oprah Winfrey

How to Answer the Trickiest Job Interview Question of All

It's not "Why do you want to work here?" or "What is your greatest weakness?" Here's how to get your answer to the real zinger down pat.<p>Over the past six months, during what he calls “the endless job hunt,” Mike—who didn’t want his last name used due to said hunt—has been on 10 job interviews. …

Employment

35 Places Every Woman Should Visit — By Herself

Doing things alone can be immensely therapeutic: A solo meal can help you really appreciate food; a solitary walk can be a rare opportunity to think; …

European Travel

3 Last Minute Public Speaking Hacks to Make You Look Confident and Calm

The clock is ticking. You are only 30 minutes away from giving your first ever presentation to your new company’s board. You’ve done the preparation …

Three Steps To Fix A Broken Culture

Our world is in a constant state of change and organizations are evolving to create exceptional cultures. Is yours?<p><b>What Makes A Workplace Culture Exceptional?</b><p>According to Gallup, “The world’s best organizations don’t simply promise a great employee experience; they create a <i>culture</i> <i></i>of engagement in …

Employee Engagement

10 Nonfiction Books That Make Great Conversation Starters At Parties And On Dates

Is there anybody in the world that actually likes small talk? For me, the best way to blow past that awkward phase of chit-chat is to bring up a …

Your Meetings Are Killing Employees' Best Ideas. It Isn't Your Fault. Here's How to Fix Them

Shared information bias and groupthink destroy innovation. But you can get it back.<p>Think back to your last team meeting. Did you and your employees or co-workers have a friendly, respectful conversation? Was there consensus? Did everyone agree on the best course of action and how to implement …

Four Steps for Staying Present in Sessions

Being a therapist is hard work that requires an incredible amount of mindfulness, whether you have a formal practice or not. We are trained to be …

Beyond Anxiety

There are many different forms of anxiety, but it may be helpful to think in terms of three fundamental kinds: instinctive anxiety, traumatic anxiety …

Effectively Manage Your Emotional State Using Labelling And Reframing

Managing one's emotional state is considered to be a cornerstone of lasting success. One can safely that "capability is a function of emotional …

How to Be More Assertive (Without Being a Jerk)

The Distilled Man - Actionable Advice for the Everyday GentlemanLearning how to be more assertive can massively improve your quality of life.All of …

Self-help

9 Steps to Heal Childhood Trauma in Adults

Trauma generates emotions, and unless we process these emotions at the time the trauma occurs, the emotions become stuck in our mind and body. …

The secret to overcoming anxiety

Is it more simple than we 'think'?<p><i>by</i><p>, Business Development at PwC, Corporate Wellbeing Advocate & Author of 'No-mind'<p>Over 40 million Americans and …

The 3 Most Common Causes of Insecurity and How to Beat Them

Do you find yourself feeling filled with self-doubt and short on confidence? Despite your accomplishments, do you feel like a fraud destined to be …