Brian Mayer

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The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

Leadership

15 Top Leadership Books Every Current or Future Boss Should Read

There's something here for everyone, whatever your level of leadership.<p>Since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay, <i>The Servant as Leader</i>, the servant leadership movement has risen from obscurity to the very principles of how the most successful companies on the planet operate and …

Leadership

The 1 Question That Will Make You a Radically Better Listener

Most people think they're good listeners. Most people are wrong.<p>Ask people if they're good drivers, and an impossible 90 percent or so will tell you they're above average behind the wheel. Ask people if they're good listeners and you'll hear a similar level of unrealistic optimism.<p>But according to …

Wall Street

What Kind of Leader Are You? The Answer Means Everything to Your Employees

Is your executive presence taking away from the talent of those around you?<p>According to a recent Gallup World Poll, a lot of people around the globe hate their job--and specifically their boss. In fact, the survey found that only 15 percent of the one billion full-time employees worldwide are …

Employment

Outstanding Leaders Exhibit More Than Just Emotional Intelligence--They Have These 7 Traits, According to Neuroscience

Neuroscience will show you how to evolve your emotional intelligence skills to elevate your entire team's effectiveness.<p>The topic of emotional intelligence (EQ) continues to dominate leadership conversations. Rightly so. However, in a <i>Harvard Business Review (HBR)</i> article that highlighted research …

Emotional Intelligence

Cook Once, Eat All Week: Your Ultimate Guide To Meal Prep

Let me take a guess at what your days look like: you hit the snooze button once before rolling out of bed, put on workout clothes, and run to the gym for boot camp while your significant other sleeps. Then you come home, shower and get dressed, wake the kids up, get them dressed, get their teeth …

Bill Gates Has Seven Predictions for the Future

Bill Gates has been almost prophetic in his past predictions: his 1999 list was hauntingly accurate, foreseeing the advent of price comparison …

6 Creative Ways To Develop Your People That Don't Cost Any Money

If you work in a large company, there are lots of formal ways you can develop your people. Small companies often don't have the resources or infrastructure, but that doesn't mean you can't come up with great ways to develop your people.<p>Whether you run a Fortune 100 company or a small start-up, you …

Human Resources

1 Surprising Thing That Keeps Good Leaders From Becoming Great

Every strength has an opposing force. Here's how you can leverage the gap that lies between them to get to where you want to go.<p>A great leader possesses strengths and qualities that stand out to those who wish to achieve greatness in their own right. Steve Jobs placed no limits on imagination and …

Leadership

4 Things Guaranteed to Kill Your Productivity

Cranking out a bunch of work in a zone of flow is nearly impossible if these factors are present at work.<p>Almost nothing feels better than banging out a bunch of work when you're in a zone of flow. But it's a state that's hard to achieve if your work culture is aligned in the wrong ways. Take it …

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9 Common Photography Mistakes — And How to Fix Them

If you're an amateur photographer, you've probably wondered how to get your pictures to look as good as the ones pros take. But there are a number of …

14 Sunday Dinner Recipes to Make Grandma Proud

Sitting down to enjoy dinner as a family on a regular basis can be tough today. Between work, extracurricular activities, and shuttling the kids around, our main concern with dinner is that it’s fast and at least <i>somewhat</i> nutritious. There are countless recipes out there that cater to a busy …

What I Learned From Managing a Team Thousands of Miles Away

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

3 Tips For Finding Your Ideal Workflow

When most of us think of flow at work, we may think of charts, project plans and deadlines. But there is another kind of work flow that is incredibly important, especially for entrepreneurs.<p>Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi popularized the concept of “flow” in the early 1990’s. …

Self-improvement

6 Characteristics of an Innovative Leader

Are you sometimes confused about what type of leader you are or what type of leader you should be? You're not alone -- but you can discover how to be a better leader by following this expert's advice.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is</i> …

Leadership

Make Your D&D Characters Easier To Manage With These Online Resources

The internet is a central part of modern life. We shop there, we talk there and we watch cat videos there. Many <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> players play there, …

The Perfect Cocktail to Get You Through Every Holiday Scenario

<i>All December long, we're bringing you the recipes, tips and tricks you need to Feast your way through the holidays, no matter how you celebrate the</i> …

Accelerating Innovation with Leadership

As the U.S. presidential candidates lay out competing visions for the country, I have been thinking about a topic they have not yet discussed in …

Watch Robert Plant Reimagine Led Zeppelin Tracks for Spirited ‘ACL’ Set

Robert Plant returned to <i>Austin City Limits</i> for the first time in 14 years for an hour-long episode that mixed reimagined renditions of Led Zeppelin …

Austin City Limits

15 Great Leadership Quotes

Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right.– Professor Warren G. Bennis<p>Leadership is the art of getting …

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

M2 Style - Powered by BOSS<p>June 29, 2018<p>Travel Shaving And Grooming Set by Dovo, $300 from Mancave Don’t forsake the standard of grooming when you’re …

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Corporate diversity programs don't work, and a new study shows why

Companies have been aware of this lack of diversity comes with a price tag for some time.<p>In the last 15 years, Merrill Lynch (now Bank of America Merrill Lynch) has paid out nearly $500 million to settle lawsuits related to either racial or sexualdiscrimination.<p>Diverse workplaces are also more …

Smarter Faster Better: How to Apply the Science of Productivity to Your Own Habits

Productivity isn’t just about getting things done. At its core, it’s about being resourceful with your time. In a recent interview with author …

15 Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Arriving This August

The end of summer is slowly approaching, but there’s no wrong time to do some lazy-day reading. Or, as the case may be, …

10 Must-Read Books That Will Make You Ridiculously Productive

Ahhh, productivity. The revered topic in both the business and personal world. It seems we’re all looking for a magic bullet to help us get more done …

Self-improvement

The 20 Best Emotional Intelligence Books to Read Before 30

Are you an entrepreneur? CEO? Parent? Project or HR manager? There's a gold nugget for everyone here.<p>In my 20s--well before founding a company and writing about servant leadership--my library was mostly composed of books about sports, science fiction, and whatever young, self-centered men were …

Emotional Intelligence