Zahi Abdein

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5 TED Talks That Are an Instant Dose of Optimism

Life got you down lately? These talks are just what you need to feel more optimistic.<p>Optimism can be hard to maintain these days. The polar ice caps are melting, world leaders are taunting each other like schoolyard bullies, and billion dollar companies are revealing themselves to be clueless about …

Self-improvement

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're …

Superior Emotional Intelligence Comes From This 1 Practice (That Nobody Wants to Do) | Inc.com

No matter which successful person I have the honor of learning from, they all mention the same thing--emotional intelligence.<p>Everyone knows that emotional intelligence is important. Thought leaders like Gary Vaynerchuk and Tim Ferris both acknowledge the importance of being self-aware, but few …

Emotional Intelligence

A Millennial's Guide To Asking For A Promotion

Asking for a promotion can be overwhelming and intimidating, especially when it’s your first experience. Understanding the timing, what to present to your supervisor, and creating a plan if it doesn’t pan out is essential. Without this, you might be leaving both money and opportunities on the …

Leadership

3 Levels of Trust You Experience in Relationships

I regularly work with individuals and teams to help them build trust in the workplace. Many people think trust just sort of “happens” in …

Move Over, Bitcoin and Ethereum -- Make Way for Ripple

Bitcoin and Ethereum aren't the only ponies in town when it comes to blockchain technology.<p>Traditionally, the stock market is the greatest creator of …

Karim Benzema "blames Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane for Real Madrid's form" as poor La Liga start continues

Real Madrid star Karim Benzema has reportedly had enough of being blamed for his club's problems in front of goal this season, and pointed out that …

Soccer

A Journalist Who Interviewed 585 CEOs Says They All Have These 3 Things in Common | Inc.com

If you're aiming to make it to the very pinnacle of business success, one way to go is to follow in the footsteps of exceptional leaders who have already scaled those heights. But what CEO should you emulate?<p>Some started their companies in vans, others have been disciplined overachievers all their …

How Can You Tell If Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Famous Study Narrows It Down to 1 Rare Trait | Inc.com

In Jim Collins' landmark book <i>Good to Great (</i>published in 2001)<i>,</i> his research team spent five years examining 1,435 "good" companies and discovered 11 unique companies from that bunch that transformed themselves into "great" companies, outperforming, at the time, the S&P 500.<p>Their secret formula? …

Self-improvement

Replacing My Paycheck With Dividends

I am beginning a personal stock portfolio based on my research into dividend growth investing. My goal for investing in stocks is simple: to generate …

Investing

11 Places to Learn Leadership Skills That Will Make You a More Confident Leader Without Costing You a Dime | Inc.com

Most people fall into two camps: natural born leaders and the rest of us.<p>While some people were gifted with the charisma and confidence required to make leading others a breeze, everyone else has to cultivate these skills through time, dedication, and hard work.<p>But, signing up for long classes that …

Team Building

Grit: 13 things mentally strong people won’t do

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a …

My Dividend Growth Portfolio Update - 48 Holdings, 2 Sells

Introduction<p>Hello again and welcome to my next entry in this article series. This documents my journey of a young father of two towards my eventual …

5 signs your coworkers are toxic

Toxic people are all around us.<p>Some know that they are toxic while others have mastered the art of how to displace their dysfunctional behaviors onto those around them.<p>Typically they are very good at what they do and can often influence the most sound minded person to question their own motives and …

The Senate's tax bill encourages companies to bring their cash back to the US — here's which ones have the most overseas

American companies are hoarding cash like crazy — but a huge chunk of that change isn't held in the US.<p>Under the new tax bill that Senate Republicans passed in the early hours of Saturday morning, companies would be given the chance to bring home cash stored overseas at a one-time discounted …

Retirement Strategy: Delicious Dividends; It Ain't Rocket Science!

So many articles have been written on dividend growth investing that perhaps lots of folks are on information overload. I'd like to cut through all …

Investing

How to Design an Agenda for an Effective Meeting

We’ve all been in meetings where participants are unprepared, people veer off-track, and the topics discussed are a waste of the team’s time. These problems — and others like it — stem from poor agenda design. An effective agenda sets clear expectations for what needs to occur before and during a …

How to increase mental toughness: 4 secrets of Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

A psychotherapist shares 6 ways to stop overthinking everything

Chronic over-thinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine disastrous outcomes all day every day.<p>Thinking too much about something often involves more than words — over-thinkers conjure up disastrous images too. Their minds resemble a movie …

When you learn about these 10 positive thinking hacks, you'll find it easier to switch negative thoughts off

Most of us know that looking on the brighter side of life can make us happier. However, most of us don’t know how to switch it on at will.<p>Instead, we …

Oil market rebalancing, demand expected to rise: Aramco CEO | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The oil market is rebalancing in the short term, and demand will continue to grow in the long term, Saudi Aramco Chief Executive Amin Nasser said at the Columbia University Energy Summit on Friday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Amin H. Nasser, president and chief executive officer of Saudi …

Feds move to seize $2 million from Alabama doctors accused of fraud, excessive prescribing

Federal prosecutors have filed a civil action to seize more than $2 million in cash, investments and assets from two Birmingham doctors accused of …

Alabama Baseball Travels to Regions Field to Take on UAB on Tuesday - Alabama Athletics

<b>TUSCALOOSA, Ala. –</b> Alabama begins its first roadtrip of the 2017 season with a single contest at Regions Field in Birmingham against UAB. The Tide …

College Football

Ranking the Top 25 Freshmen for the 2017 College Football Season

College football recruiting has grown into a year-round, never-ending beast. Once one yearly recruiting cycle ends, the next begins, fraying fans' nerves and building program expectations on a constant basis. There’s one really fun thing about the whole process: seeing players excel on the field …

College Football

Here's what Dan Quinn says he learned from the Falcons' Super Bowl collapse

It's hard not to dwell on the what-ifs, but Quinn says he's looking ahead, not back<p>PHOENIX -- Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said he doesn’t like to …

Adrian Peterson, Jameis Winston Working Out with QB Coach George Whitfield

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been working with quarterback coach George Whitfield for two years, but the pair added a new ingredient to the mix this offseason with free-agent running back Adrian Peterson.<p>Whitfield posted a picture to Instagram featuring Winston, Peterson and …

Football (U.S.)

Magic Johnson Interested in Purchasing the Los Angeles Clippers?

<b>Updates from Wednesday, April 30</b><p>Magic Johnson was once again asked about owning the Clippers on Wednesday, and he offered a rather interesting answer according to Ben Bergman of 89.3 KPCC in LA:<p>“I will be owning an NBA team sometime," Johnson told a gathering of business leaders Wednesday at the …

Hall of Famer Jack Ramsay dies at 89; led Blazers to 1977 title

Championship Blazers coach, Hall-of-Famer ,and longtime broadcaster died Monday after a prolonged battle with cancer.<p>Hall of Fame coach Jack Ramsay …