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The Pros and Cons Of New Unconventional Leadership Styles

Company culture is changing, and some managers are experimenting with out-of-the-norm methods. Here’s what works and what doesn’t.<p>As companies become flatter with blurred boundaries, there is a greater push toward authentic leadership. As a result, a lot of unconventional leadership styles are …

The Danger of Using Personality Tests to Hire Employees

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

How To Harness The Brain Chemical That Makes You Trust Someone

Brain scientists still don’t understand why these simple behaviors release trust-inspiring oxytocin. But they know how.<p>Next time you’re having a fight with your partner try this: Reach out and touch them. Place your hand gently on their knee or their hand. Now, if the fight has escalated to …

Five Fatal Mistakes That Halt High-Performance Leaders

Companies rise and fall on leadership. Period. And there are five areas that top leaders tend to focus their attention. It’s no surprise that these same areas are where unsuccessful CEOs make fatal mistakes.<p>These are the <i>most</i> fatal mistakes, because by the time the CEO, board or other executives can …

Leadership

How to Handle Your Stress So You Can Be Successful | Inc.com

Today most of us are expected to do more with less. We lead lives that are more demanding on every front--work, family, social, health--with little time left over to unwind. Stress affects our mental health, our well-being and our performance at work.<p>But there are ways you can help yourself. Here …

Success

Focus On The Vital Few For Disciplined Leadership

We know leaders should be “authentic”, “wholehearted”, and “servants”. But should leaders be “disciplined”?<p>In his new book, <i>The Disciplined Leader</i>, author John Manning states of all the many leaders he’s worked with over the decades, the greatest all exhibit a common trait: discipline.<p>Manning, the …

Leadership

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Study: Introverts See the World More Accurately Than Extroverts

<b>Introverts and extroverts both perceive and engage in the world in very different ways.</b> A new study [1] by <b>Daniel C. Feiler</b> and <b>Adam M. Kleinbaum</b> has …

A Neuroscientist Argues That Everybody Is Misunderstanding Fear and Anxiety

Every age believes itself to be the age of anxiety, as Auden’s famous poem first put it. But in his new book, <i>Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand</i> …

14 Ways to Redesign Your Day for an Optimal Work-life Balance

For many of us, the balance between work and life has become so hopelessly out of kilter that getting a handle on it seems overwhelming and nearly …

Productivity

Avoiding A Career Killer: Subordinates Who Don't Deliver Results

Leaders and managers kill their careers because they tolerate direct reports who can’t step up and take work off their plate. They’re stuck doing lower level work and never have time to tackle higher level projects. This signals their boss that they are not ready to move up. No promotion.<p>Consider …

Health Care Providers To Payers: We (Still) Don't Really Trust You

Two recent industry reports reveal that despite strong operational performance from payers last year, health care providers continue to report little trust in them. athenahealth’s 10th Annual PayerView Report™ shows that overall, payers maintained a steady performance through the market turbulence …

The Art of Stillness

• <b>Author:</b> Pico Iyer<p>A follow up to Pico Iyer’s essay “The Joy of Quiet,” <i>The Art of Stillness</i> considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug.<p>Why might a lifelong traveler like Pico Iyer, who …

Five Reasons to Buy a Gas Range |Range Reviews - Consumer Reports

Gas or electric? Even the best gas ranges do not perform as well as the top electric ranges in Consumer Reports' tests, and yet there are lots of …

4 Moves Smart Leaders Make to Get Better Team Results

<i>Guest post by Victor Prince:</i> <br>Teams at work are like portfolios of people with different skills and performance patterns. Like smart investment …

Learning To Be A Quiet Leader

Something happened when I began middle school that forever changed the way I thought about myself.<p>Before that event, I knew that I was more soft-spoken than most of my friends. In all aspects of my life—academic, athletic, and social—I was reluctant to dominate the conversation, but I never saw …

The top TED talks that will change the way you work and live

These inspirational TED talks will challenge how you think and communicate at work and in your everyday life<p>With alumni ranging from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates, TED talks have become a global phenomenon since <b>Al Gore gave one of the first ever</b> adresses in 2006.<p>We gathered some of the most-viewed …

Public Speaking

A Look at Third-Party Bands for Apple Watch

With two sizes, three models and dozens of bands to choose from, the Apple Watch is easily the most personable -- and fashionable -- product that Apple has ever released. But if the Classic Buckle, Milanese Loop or Stainless Steel Link Bracelet are too costly or don't match with your fashion style, …

The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis

Pope Francis has made no secret of his intention to radically reform the administrative structures of the Catholic church, which he regards as insular, imperious, and bureaucratic. He understands that in a hyper-kinetic world, inward-looking and self-obsessed leaders are a liability.<p>Last year, just …

What Happens to Your Body When You Skip the Gym?

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, Life by DailyBurn</i><p>No matter how dedicated you are to fitness, sooner or later, it’s going to happen: You’re going to skip a …

How Powerful Leaders Command a Room | Inc.com

The world's best leaders have one thing in common: <b>the ability to captivate an audience, moving them to action through powerful communication.</b> This skill is crucial to acquire whether you are speaking to an audience of your staff, investors, peers, or target consumers.<p>An effective leader doesn't …

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

The boarding procedure has barely started at Chicago O'Hare, and Ben Schlappig has already taken over the first-class cabin. Inside Cathay Pacific …

There’s No Such Thing as Corporate DNA

<b>Perspective</b><br>Wednesday, April 08, 2015<br>The phrase “corporate DNA” trips off the tongue of many CEOs these days. In unsettled times, staying true to a …

Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Alexis Stewart's bedroom is calm and minimal -- the kind of place that makes you want to take a nap. The vintage bed, with its cantilevered nightstands, almost seems as though it's floating. The globe light has a nice glow even when it's off. "I saw a light like this in a hotel room and liked the …

Stand In Your Discomfort With Comfort - Lolly Daskal | Leadership

A man on a weekend hike spotted a cocoon. Looking closely, he saw a small opening. He watched amazed as the butterfly struggled to force its body …

MORGAN STANLEY: These are the 15 best stocks for the next 12 months

"Put simply, these 15 ideas represent our analysts' highest-conviction stock ideas for outperformance over the next 12 months," the analysts said. "We sought ideas that offer the best combination of differentiated research, favorable risk-reward profiles, and clear catalysts."<p>The picks consist of …

This Woman Doesn’t Have an Eating Disorder—But She’s Starving to Death

Doctors weigh in on her scary stomach condition.<p>A 32-year-old woman in Wisconsin is starving to death due to a rare disorder that prevents her body from digesting food.<p>Lisa Brown has superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS), a condition that has trapped part of her small intestine between two …

Weight Loss

8 Ways To Get The Most Out Of A Meeting With Your Boss

Meeting with company leaders can be stressful. Here’s how to impress your higher-ups and get things done.<p>If you’re a manager, having to meet with senior leaders probably makes you at least a little anxious. Those meetings give executives a snapshot of your team’s work and can impact your own …

This is what makes Mark Zuckerberg an excellent CEO

Facebook is the dominant service on mobile. Between its flagship app and Instagram, Facebook says it accounts for 20% of time spent on mobile devices. That wasn't always the case, and Facebook's initial efforts in mobile were eventually scrapped for native apps.<p>The willingness to admit failure and …

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