Erik Benchoff

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12 Leadership Lessons to Learn From the Navy SEALs

Take a few tips from some of the bravest folks around.<p>Forever on the lookout for the <b>keys to leadership</b>, the ability that some people have to <b>guide others to reach their goals</b> and be successful together, I was eager to share with you the <b>12 keys to leadership</b> from the book <i>Extreme Ownership, how US</i> …

Talking to My 11-Year-Old Nephew About Alcoholism

Three years ago, my brother Will died from a prescription drug overdose. Six weeks later, I ended up in rehab for alcoholism. At the time, my oldest nephew, Gavin (the son of my older brother and not Will), was 8 years old. After spending 28 days in rehab and learning a little about the disease of …

Rehabilitation

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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Addiction Is a Disease of Free Will

When I was five or six years old, my grandfather -- my mother's father -- died of what I was always told were complications of heart disease. It was not until much later, after I had completed my medical training in psychiatry, and had already been working for a long time using neuroimaging to …

13 questions to ask yourself to figure out if you're a leader or a follower

Leadership is the art of persuasion—the act of motivating people to do more than they ever thought possible in pursuit of a greater good.<p>It has nothing to do with your title.<p>It has nothing to do with authority or seniority.<p>You're not a leader just because you have people reporting to you. And you …

Companies Drain Women’s Ambition After Only 2 Years

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>Bain & Company recently launched a study that asked more than 1,000 men and women in a mix of U.S. companies two questions: “Do you aspire to top management within a large company?” and “Do you have the confidence you can reach top management?”<p>Women with two years or less …

This 7-Minute Morning Routine Will Change Your (Work) Life

This routine takes seven minutes each morning before you start work. Will you follow it?<p>It only takes seven minutes to change how you approach your day. Using the routine described below when you get to work will make a world of difference in your productivity, your attitude, your success, and your …

What Makes a Leader?

Every businessperson knows a story about a highly intelligent, highly skilled executive who was promoted into a leadership position only to fail at the job. And they also know a story about someone with solid—but not extraordinary—intellectual abilities and technical skills who was promoted into a …

Who's hiring lots of Apple employees? Carmaker Tesla, that's who

When Apple employees hit the road for other places of employment, a popular destination is Tesla Motors.<p>The maker of high-profile electric cars has hired more than 150 people from Apple across a range of expertise, including engineering and legal, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Tesla has hired more …

The Trip Treatment

Research into psychedelics, shut down for decades, is now yielding exciting results.<p>On an April Monday in 2010, Patrick Mettes, a fifty-four-year-old television news director being treated for a cancer of the bile ducts, read an article on the front page of the <i>Times</i> that would change his death. His …

4 Ways You're Being Too Aggressive In Your Job Search

When it comes down to it, a huge part of job searching is confidence—the confidence to apply to the best positions, to network with anyone and everyone, to convey that you’re the best candidate, and to keep searching even when it seems like you’ve exhausted all your options.<p>But there can be a fine …

Leadership Courage: Creating A Culture Where People Feel Safe To Take Risks

The human ingenuity within any organization is it’s greatest competitive advantage. Yet the fear, complacency and outright disengagement that can exist within it’s walls are the biggest barriers to leveraging it.<p>The number one responsibility of any leader is to create an environment that not only …

Leadership

10 Ways to Find More Time Throughout the Day

See how Men’s Health experts stay strong (and sane) amidst crazy schedules

IDC: Top 10 Technology Predictions For 2015

IDC issued today its top 10 predictions for 2015. In a webcast (and accompanying report), IDC’s Frank Gens advised companies in <i>all</i> industries to “Amazon” themselves, but also predicted that the best job of “Amazoning” will be done by Amazon itself.<p>All innovation today is Amazon-style innovation: at …

Worrying About “Settling” Will Destroy Your Love Life

By Chrissy Stockton,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1Bn7YpM<p>There’s a common trope in romantic advice that you shouldn’t make someone a priority if …

How To Interview Your Next Boss

We tend to think that a job interview is like an audition. We think “I hope they like me!” That’s exactly the wrong mindset to bring to a job interview.<p>Who cares if they like you, if the job isn’t right for you? We spend all our mental and emotional energy at a job interview trying to be the …

Robert Half Can't Stop Former Employees From Telling The World Where They Used To Work

As the saying goes, a business’ most important asset is its people. That maxim applies with extra force in the staffing industry, where people literally are its business. Perhaps that explains why Robert Half, a leading staffing company, uses an unusually aggressive contract clause to hamper …

5 Habits Of People Who Always Get What They Want

The fine art of the counter-offer: Do your homework, have a real conversation, and arrive with confidence.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is part of “10 Ways To Be A Better Employee In 2015.” Read the full list here.</i><p>You’ve been offered a job but the salary wasn’t the number you were hoping to hear. Or …

6 Secrets of Top Performing Work Teams

Don’t just throw the best people together. How members get along is far more important than their capacities as individuals.<p>What makes for smart …

3 Things All Leaders Must Do Before The New Year

Are you ready to make 2015 your best year yet?<p>Do you have a solid plan for 2015? Learn the three things to make 2015 your best year ever. Move The Needle. Increase Accountability. Delegate Effectively.<p><b>What Will Move The Needle?</b><p>A Partner at an investment banking firm in the Midwest came to us with …

What are the best programming interview questions you've ever asked or been asked?

Leo Polovets<br>From my experience, the best programming questions are the ones that have multiple approaches with different trade-offs. Observing …

3 Reasons Introverts Make Great Sales Leaders

Personality

How to Sell Anything to Anyone (Even if You're Not in Sales)

At some point in your career, you’ve probably had to sell something, whether it was a product, an idea, or yourself. And if you’ve ever had to deal …

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