Kim Aagaard Holm

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Exceptional Managers Don't Leave the Office Without Doing This Every Day

When you think about the best boss you've ever had, you likely credit them with at least some part of your personal career success—that's how much …

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Mindfulness

Alan Watts on the most important realization you can come to about life

If you haven’t heard of Alan Watts, he was a famous philosopher, speaker and writer on mindfulness, Buddhism and eastern philosophy. Coming from …

11 Brutal Truths About Creativity That No One Wants to Talk About

Humanity has revered creativity throughout time, from the ancient Greeks to modern-day painters, poets, and web designers.<p>It’s one of those ineffable …

TOP 10 reader submissions of 2016 product design designboom

<b>see designboom’s TOP 10 stories archive:</b><p><b>TOP 10 READER SUBMISSIONS OF 2016 PRODUCT DESIGN</b><p><b>from the chair you’re currently sitting on, to the car you</b> …

Product Design

Workflow 1.6 for iOS adds features and redesign to win over casual users

Workflow's new 1.6 release continues the app's increasing list of capabilities and makes visual refinements to its most-used tools, and is aiming to …

Workflow

What is Design Thinking and Why Is It So Popular?

Design Thinking is not an exclusive property of designers—all great innovators in literature, art, music, science, engineering, and business have …

Design

Are You Stressed Or Upset?

<b>Are you stressed or upset?</b><p><b>The Practice: Leave the Red Zone.</b><p><b>Why?</b><p>There I was recently, standing in the shower, my mind darting in different directions about projects in process, frazzled about little tasks backing up, uneasy about a tax record from 2010 we couldn't find, feeling irritated about being …

Mindfulness

Dream Big to Accelerate Your Success

<b>By Christine Rico</b><p>"Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of (wo)men."<p>- Goethe<p>As a business owner and entrepreneur I often feel swamped by the daily nitty-gritty of keeping customers happy, creating quality products and managing staff.<p>I bet you do too.<p>I'll even go out on a …

Skin Care

Innovation guru Clayton Christensen’s new theory is meant to protect you from disruption

If you’re sick of hearing about disruption, blame Clayton Christensen, who introduced the concept into business jargon.<p>Christensen is possibly the most influential management thinker in Silicon Valley. His 1997 book, <i>The Innovator’s Dilemma,</i> was embraced by Intel’s Andy Grove, quoted by Steve Jobs, …

The Silent Threat Every Solopreneur Must Overcome

Entrepreneurship has changed over the years. With the dawn of the internet, social media and modern technology, there are many different categories of businesses, entrepreneurship and opportunity. Today, there are solopreneurs, lifestyle and online entrepreneurs, freelancers and much more. The term …

Want to Raise the Next Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Bezos? Make Sure Your Kids Learn This

Teens should have the chance to learn how to start a business. Who knows, maybe they'll build the next Facebook or Amazon.<p><i>This article first appeared on LinkedIn.</i><p>Last week I participated in a new venture competition at my son's high school. Several teams of students were competing for venture …

Entrepreneurship

Mentoring Requires Expertise (Not Just Years of Experience) Plus a Framework

Getting mentoring right, means looking beyond grey-haired experience and tapping into a community already networking to advance their business interests.<p>Susan O'Brien is Founder/CEO of Smigin, a language learning startup with a unique focus on enhancing conversation skills. She is co-chair of IIBN, …

Mentoring

Why Storytelling Should Be Part of Your Marketing Strategy

Storytelling. It’s been a buzzword in marketing for the past 5 years, and while it would be easy to dismiss it along with all the other buzzwords …

Marketing

Visme is Launching the "Visualize Me" Contest to Help Unleash Everyone's Inner Creativity

​From September 20 through October 5, 2016, contestants from all over the world will visualize their stories using Visme’s icons, as well as hundreds …

How writing 750 words a day could change your life

Every morning, people around the world participate in an almost religious ritual. Shortly after waking, they curl up with a journal and pen or pencil. They start writing, and they don’t stop until they’ve filled at least three hand-written pages—about 750 words.<p>The routine is called Morning Pages, …

Writing