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Why Good Managers Are So Rare

Gallup has found that one of the most important decisions companies make is simply whom they name manager. Yet our analysis suggests that they usually get it wrong. In fact, Gallup finds that companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time.<p>Bad managers cost …

What Gets in the Way of Listening

As your role grows in scale and influence, so too must your ability to listen. But listening is one of the toughest skills to master — and requires uncovering deeper barriers within oneself.<p>Take, for example, our client, Janet, a successful principal in a management consulting firm. She recently …

Google’s Scientific Approach to Work-Life Balance (and Much More)

More than 65 years ago in Massachusetts, doctors began a longitudinal study that would transform our understanding of heart disease. The Framingham Heart Study, which started with more than 5,000 people and continues to this day, has become a data source for not just heart disease, but also for …

Know What Kind of Careerist You Are

Executives who combine work and family emphasize the importance of defining success for <i>themselves</i>. In our last blog post, we talked about objective versus subjective success — the difference between your quantifiable, Wikipediable list of accomplishments and your day-to-day emotional and …

How to Scale Yourself and Get More Done Than You Thought Possible

The following is a detailed write-up of a popular productivity talk delivered by Scott Hanselman. Visit his blog, hanselman.com, for more …

Breathtaking Natural Spectacle Offered by Modern Holiday Villa in Koh Samui

This modern holiday villa located on the island of Koh Samui takes advantage of some of the most spectacular sights in Thailand. Part of the Samujana …

Connected Underwear Will Turn You On

LAS VEGAS — Ladies, your lacy underwear is about to get a whole lot smarter. Connected sex toy company OhMiBod announced at the 2014 International …

8 Healthy Halloween Snacks And Treats That You'll Actually Enjoy Eating

None of this "box of raisins" nonsense.<p>When someone uses the words "healthy" and "Halloween" together in a sentence, the first thing that comes to mind is...<p>The old lady on your block who passed out boxes of raisins (!!!) to trick-or-treaters<br>• Extremely sad, sugar-free chocolates that taste like …

Healthy Eating

Yoga for Menstrual Cramps! A couple...

<b>Yoga for Menstrual Cramps!</b><p>A couple of you have asked me what kind of yoga poses you should do during shark week to ease the cramps and discomfort. …

Can you make money and feel good about it?

Want to make money while helping the people around you? Impact investing may have the answer.<p>Funds that promise to put money to work for the good of society are growing fast, as investors look for alternatives to traditional assets.<p>So how does it work? Individuals invest in funds or organizations …

Google Autocompletes The World’s Opinion Of Women–And It’s Not Pretty

Here’s one easy way to determine how rampant sexism is across the globe: run a Google search. To prove that masses of Internet users have worrying opinions on what women should–or cannot–do, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) tested the search …

Make Yourself Safe for Sponsorship

It’s not uncommon for today’s rising stars to align themselves with high-powered individuals in order to fast-track their careers — and in fact, it’s recommended. But sometimes, it’s not so simple. According to my research, 95% of men and 93% of women say they find it easiest to give and receive …

Carrot Flop: Twitter CEO Costolo Finds Lack of Woman on Board Is No Joking Matter

Two weeks ago, I wrote a piece about the lack of women on the board of Twitter, just as the San Francisco microblogging company prepared to unveil …

Insider’s Guide to Reykjavik

Every experience you’ll have in Iceland will be synonymous with nature, but if hiking up a volcano or camping in lava fields doesn’t float your boat, …