Zia Hansen

209 Flips | 11 Magazines | 15 Likes | 1 Following | 6 Followers | @ZiaHansen | World traveling explorer, designing resorts and hotels worldwide, with a true passion for fashion, art, architecture and anything design related

Hotels need to rival AirBnB, not be in denial, says Ian Schrager

Ian Schrager says that hotels need to think bigger if the industry is going to compete with AirBnB. The famed New York hotelier made his comments as …

Hospitality

Under the Desert Sun: Discover the Treasures of Palm Springs

Palm Springs may conjure memories of celebrities, piano bars, endless golf, tennis, date plantations and maybe even vague spring break memories. …

How to run a brainstorm for introverts (and extroverts too)

Cocktail party trivia: Brainstorming was invented in the 1930s as a practical idea-generation technique for regular use by “creatives” within the ad …

10 Ways to Know You Have the Right Person on Your Leadership Team

When it comes to your leadership team, you are only as strong as your weakest link. These 10 tips will ensure you have the right people on your team.

5 Magic Words for Older Candidates

<i>Words to use on your resume, and in your interview, if you’re over 40 years old.</i><p>Having served as a recruiter and career coach for a number of years, …

How to Dominate the Media to Build Your Personal Brand, Part 1 of 2

<i>I recently shared with you the 8 Essential Elements to Build Your Personal Brand. Owning the media – getting the word out about you and who you are –</i> …

The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>What makes an effective leader? This question is a focus of my research as an organizational scientist, executive coach, and leadership development consultant. Looking for answers, I recently completed the first round of a study of 195 leaders in 15 countries over 30 global …

Disruptive Technology for Entrepreneurs

The world of business is changing. We all know this. But for some reason, a number of people still refuse to accept it. It’s being led by a new group …

Innovation

Reclaim Your Job

Ask most managers what gets in the way of success at work, and you hear the familiar litany of complaints: Not enough time. Shrinking resources. Lack of opportunity. When you look more closely, you begin to see that these are, for the most part, excuses. What gets in the way of managers’ success is …

Interview Due Diligence: What to Ask the Hiring Manager

<i>How to properly assess a potential opportunity during the interview process.</i> <b>What would the perfect candidate for this position look like?</b></b> …

Employment

The top interviewing tricks of successful job seekers

<i>Set yourself apart from the competition with these top job-interview tips.</i><p>In a decade of recruiting for countless sales and marketing jobs spanning …

Employment

Frequently asked interview questions: 5 most common interview questions & answers

These tips will help you plan the right responses to the most frequently asked interview questions.<p>Almost all interview questions asked by companies …

Employment

Rohn: Change Begins With Choice

Any day we wish, we can discipline ourselves to make important changes in our lives. Any day we wish, we can open the book that will open our mind to …

When 90% Withdraw from Change, Be the 10% That Shines

I have a good friend who just signed on to be a communications strategist for a nearly 70-year-old company. He was hired to use “change management” …

John Addison: Why Real Leaders Do What Is Right

So often, I hear leaders say a choice they made was a “matter of principle.” I find myself thinking an awful lot that that doesn’t mean what they …

8 Reasons Why You Didn't Get the Job

Like a bad breakup, an unsuccessful job interview can leave you feeling broken and rejected, wondering why you never got a call back. While a …

Career Dilemmas: Beware of 5 Traps When Deciding to Stay or Go

“Am I in the right job at the right company?” “Am I doing what I am meant to do?” “How can I find my dream job? Is there such a thing?” Who hasn’t …

How to Figure Out What Kind of Leader You’ll Be

Millennials are on the rise across the business landscape—companies big and small are hiring more and more of the young digital natives. So it was …

Rohn: 5 Ways to Be More Grateful on the Daily

<i>"Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want."</i><p>I believe one of the greatest lessons in life we can learn is to …

5 Ways to Make Enough Side Money to Eventually Quit Your Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nearly everyone dreams of quitting his or her day job, whether it's tomorrow, next year or in the next decade. However, there is a wide chasm between "dreams" and "action" that many people never seem to cross -- and it's usually due to …

Real Estate

The Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets

Everything you need to know.<p>Travelers often swap theories on the right—and wrong—time to book a flight. We've heard it all: The lowest fares are on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Eastern. (No, Wednesday at 1 a.m. is the best time to buy!) You need to book at least two months before you fly. (No, you should …

5 Tips for Developing a Strong Team

After Jason Forrest was fired from his job as a stockbroker at Merrill Lynch in 2001, he didn’t wallow in the setback. He took a job in sales, worked …

How to Get More Legroom on Flights

Years ago you could get extra legroom for free by asking for an exit-row or bulkhead seat. Now, you'll need these tips to get a little more space.<p>Now that most U.S. airlines have added dedicated extra-legroom sections to their economy-class cabins, you often have to pay up to get any legroom …

Time for a Tough Talk at the Office? Remember These 5 Steps

Are you a leader? Then you know there will be times when the people you work with aren’t performing as expected—and you know you need to confront …

5 Overlooked Habits of Great Leaders

Most leaders want to be great at what they do, but far too many fall short. Why is that? What do great leaders have that not-so-great ones …

Your February Action Plan: 10 Tips to Push Yourself to Do More and Be More

At <i>SUCCESS</i> we’ve committed ourselves to helping you build, plan and achieve your biggest personal and professional goals, and we know that even if you …

If Your Boss Thinks You’re Awesome, You Will Become More Awesome

If your boss thinks you’re awesome, will that make you more awesome? This question came to us recently, when we were working with the top three levels of management in a multinational. When asked to rate their direct reports on 360 evaluations, some managers consistently rated everyone higher, and …