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The Secret to Improving Accountability | Inc.com

Nothing is more frustrating in a work environment then when things fall through the cracks.<p>Most of the time, it's not intentional. At the rate that business moves today, people are often overloaded with responsibilities that go beyond their capacity. And when things get missed the complaining and …

Self-help

This Is How the Best Leaders Foster Communication

The big boss strolls into the big corner office. “Remember, my door is always open,” they call out to the team. If this sounds like the start of a …

Mindfulness and the Art of Change by Choice: Radical Leadership For Managing Change, reviewed

<i>By @SimonCocking review of Mindfulness and the art of change by choice by Philip Cox-Hynd. Available from Amazon here.</i><p><i>Mindfulness changes your brain</i> …

Harvard Research Reveals How Mindful Leaders Develop Better Companies and Happier Employees

Mindfulness is proven to help leaders manage their stress which reduces employee stress, creates a better workplace, and improves the bottom line.<p>A recent study revealed that when leaders are stressed, their anxiety can be felt across the entire organization, often to the point where good employees …

Mindfulness

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Get Rid of These 4 Bad Habits

Ever been tagged as someone who assumes too much? You may not like this article.<p>Think good communication matters at work? You bet. In fact, the world's most successful billionaire entrepreneurs have already declared its importance.<p>Warren Buffett recently told a graduate student earning his MBA at …

Communication Skills

How to Become a Millionaire by Your 30s, According to Millennials Who Have Done It

'Cancel Netflix. Stay off Instagram.'<p>By any definition, becoming a millionaire by your 30s isn’t easy, unless you happen to come from a lot of money. …

Entrepreneurship

10 things smart people never say

There are some things you simply never want to say at work.<p>These phrases carry special power: They have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even …

Self-help

Self-Awareness Can Help Leaders More Than an MBA Can

Vincent Siciliano, CEO of California-based New Resource Bank, was brought in to turn things around and restore the bank’s founding mission, which is to “serve values-driven businesses and nonprofits that are building a more sustainable world.” Within a few years, Vince had the bank back on track, …

Leadership

Watercolor Painting Online Class

60 MINUTES<p>BEGINNER<p>JENNA RAINEY<p><b>STUDENT TESTIMONIAL:</b> <i>“This is probably the best floral class I have ever taken. Jenna is very good at explaining the process. This class polished my illustration skills and really built my confidence on something I didn't think I could do - Paint flowers!” - Elaine B.</i><p>In …

Watercolor Painting

A fashion designer breaks down why some clothes are worth spending more on

At a fast-fashion retailer such as H&M, a simple cut-and-sew top can cost as little as $15. At Gap, something similar might run about $45. At Elizabeth Suzann, a small fashion label based in Nashville, Tennessee, one of the brand’s minimal kimono-sleeved t-shirts, made of cotton twill, is …

Insider Tips for Visiting Yosemite National Park

When Abraham Lincoln created the Yosemite Grant in 1864, it marked the first time the federal government ever set aside a piece of land for …

National Parks

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

San Francisco

Culinary Culture-Hopping in NYC

Manhattan may not have the valleys of Maui or the beaches of the Seychelles, but when it comes to international cuisine, this island takes the cake …

New York City

National Take a Hike Day: 20 Great American Hikes

At some point, November 17 came to be known as National Take a Hike day. While we’re not sure if that refers to telling some to "get lost" or …

Hotels in New York City, USA

New York City

A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City

Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York 'thing' <i>per se</i>, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take …

New York City

Fall 2013 Guide to New York City

Like the classic Frank Sinatra hit asks, "Autumn in New York… why does it seem so inviting?" New Yorkers like to chalk up the city’s third-quarter …

New York City

Fall 2013 Guide to Las Vegas

Fall in Vegas is not quite like fall in many other parts of the country—no fall foliage, no switch from iced coffee to hot coffee. But the …

Las Vegas

Ultimate Road Trip from LA to Las Vegas

The drive between Las Vegas and Los Angeles isn’t long, but at best it’s boring. And when there’s traffic, it’s grueling. Why not break up the trip …

Wineries

Secret O’ahu: sights only the locals know about

Most people think of O’ahu strictly as a beach vacation interspersed with hiking and awash with cocktails. But what they don't realise is that there is a lot going on that has nothing to do with the island’s sandy beaches, flip-flopped feet, or the big, sugary, impossibly coloured drinks of …

Live Music

Fall Weekend in Lake Tahoe

If you think that stunning Lake Tahoe is only worth a trip in the winter, you’re missing out. An autumn weekend on the lake equals fantastic food, …

Hiking

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New York City's top shopping strips

<i>This is an excerpt from the Shopping chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>New York City</i> <i>guide.</i><p>To the question ‘Where do I shop?’, NYC answers ‘How much you got?’ Well-funded shoppers head to Midtown’s Fifth Ave and the Upper East Side’s Madison Ave. SoHo has high-end boutiques stocking the wares of …

Selling

Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

Top 10

Roaring Twenties-Themed NYLO Hotel to Open in NYC

Early September will see the NYC launch of NYLO Hotels, which are already in Texas and Providence, Rhode Island.<p>The Upper West Side 285-room hotel …

New York City

One day in Brooklyn: the perfect itinerary

For many first-time visitors to New York, New York equals Manhattan. But just a couple of subway stops across the river lies a whole other delicious world that deserves your exploration. So set aside a day to take a tour of Brooklyn, with these hand-picked highlights from Brooklyn local, Brian …

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