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The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

Self-improvement

Facebook to test mobile payment feature

<b>Facebook, the world's largest social networking company, is planning to test a new mobile payment feature.</b><p>It will use payment details added by users to their Facebook account to automatically fill in forms when they make purchases on mobile applications.<p>Various companies have been looking to tap …

Forrester Research

Mynd: A Free Scheduling App That Is Way More Than A Calendar

Mynd breaks down your day into people, places, tasks, and locations.<p>Several months back, we looked at an iOS app called NeverLate. It wasn’t as beautiful as most calendars, but it was incredibly smart, with the ability to pull off stunts like checking the traffic and alerting you if you should …

Apps
Leadership

5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome

Because if you make enough money, people call you “eccentric” instead of “crazy.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Yes, we all need to heed our callings, follow our north stars, and not settle for jobs, but pursue careers.<p>Thing …

Success

30 Outdated Leadership Practices Holding Your Company Back

According to the American Society of Training and Development, U.S. businesses spend more than $170 Billion dollars annually on leadership-based curriculum. My question is this; to what end? Are we producing better leaders or just more people who hold positions of leadership? What makes a leader …

Connect, Then Lead

<b>Is it better to be loved or feared?</b><p>Niccolò Machiavelli pondered that timeless conundrum 500 years ago and hedged his bets. “It may be answered that one should wish to be both,” he acknowledged, “but because it is difficult to unite them in one person, it is much safer to be feared than loved.”<p>Now …

8 Reasons to Consider Marketing with Google+ - Jeffbullas's Blog

When Google+ was launched there were mixed reactions.<p>The responses ranged from people with social media fatigue who thought “<i>not another social</i> …

Productivity Tips: 11 Ways to De-Clutter Your Day | Inc.com

Success tends to create clutter: more meetings, more projects, more decisions, more items on your to-do list. But often doing more can mean achieving less.<p>That's why subtraction can be the best addition, especially when you streamline your workday and, in the process, your professional life.<p>Instead …

Time Management

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

Creativity

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

Many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room at the start of every day. You should, too–here’s how.<p>Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home …

Time Management

35 Affirmations That Will Change Your Life

If you believe the phrase <i>you are what you think</i>, then life truly stems from your thoughts. But we cannot rely purely on thoughts; we must translate thoughts into words and eventually into actions in order to manifest our intentions. This means we have to be very careful with our words, choosing to …

Spirituality

What Inspiring Leaders Do

What do top executives want from their leaders? IBM recently asked this question of 1,700 CEOs in 64 countries. The three leadership traits that most mattered were the ability to focus intensely on customer needs, the ability to collaborate with colleagues — and the ability to inspire.<p>Our own …

Developing A Leadership Pipeline That Works

One lesson that you learn reasonably early in life is that if you need to be somewhere at a specific time, and you know roughly how long it will take to make the trip to your destination, it is important to begin the trip on time. No combination of speeding or looking for shortcuts enables you to …

Marissa Mayer’s 9 Principles of Innovation

Google’s VP of search products and user experience shares the rules that gives the search company its innovative edge.<p>1. INNOVATION, NOT INSTANT PERFECTION.<p>“There are two different types of programmers. Some like to code for months or even years, and hope they will have built the perfect product. …

Google Maps

How Drucker Thought About Complexity

Throughout his life, Peter Drucker strived to understand the increasing complexity of business and society and, most importantly, the implications for how we can continue to create and deliver value in the face of complexity. I have long been influenced by Drucker’s work. In the 1960s and 1970s, he …

How to Make Things Happen | Inc.com

Here's a common scenario: a powerful, driven, clever management team drives their new business through stages a I like to call "Early Struggle" into "Fun" with laser-like focus and a ruthless dedication to effective execution. The business succeeds and grows, until one day the management team …

Management

Webcam-Spying Pennsylvania High School Avoids Federal Charges

Remember that Lower Merion, PA high school’s webcam spying scandal? Well, federal prosecutors have decided not to file any criminal charges against the school. That’s not to say they’ll escape scot-free, though.<p>Back in February, the affluent Lower Merion High School, located in the suburbs just …

Security

Practical Tips for Overcoming Resistance

<i>Although many managers and leaders are under pressure to get things done quickly, pressuring subordinates frequently leads to resistance. This is not due to stubbornness as much as it is due those subordinates simply feeling overwhelmed by the volume of work they have. Emotions also come into play;</i> …

5 Insights into the Latest Social Media Facts, Figures and Statistics - Jeffbullas's Blog

Social networks are embedded in our lives. To put that in some perspective it is worthwhile from time to time to see what the social media landscape …

Seth's Blog

You know the story: Jack traded the family cow for some worthless beans that turned out to be magical.<p>How did that deal go down?<p><b>1. The individual has</b> …