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A Certain Type of Friendship Leads to a Happy, Healthy Adulthood

Ah, teenage friendship. Nothing sweeter than that when you're a teen — and nothing more exhausting than that when you're the parent of a teen. But if …

How Successful People Stay Productive And In Control

When they slip up, they simply forgive themselves and move on.<p>TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90 percent of top performers, to be exact). The hallmark of emotional …

How to Get Noticed at Your New Job

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Toxic leaders affect companies, and governments. How to deal with them

Toxic leadership is characterised by a number of familiar traits: unwillingness to take feedback, lying or inconsistency, cliquishness, autocracy, …

4 Ways To Foster Happiness In The Workplace

<i>This second article in the “Ask Dave” series is based on a question posed by Dr. Amy Osmond Cook, CEO of</i> <i>Osmond Marketing</i><i>.</i><p><i>“I recently had an employee quit suddenly. She said that she was happy … until the day she quit. I was surprised and felt bad that I couldn’t tell she had been struggling. How</i> …

Hiring Great People Is More Than a Gut Feeling. Here Are 8 Ways to Get it Right Every Time

A framework will help you avoid these common (and sometimes fatal) errors.<p>As a leader, nothing is more important than hiring great people. Great hires impact virtually every facet of your organization, from culture and values to the ability to innovate, adapt, and persevere over time. When we hire …

This is the No. 1 Thing These CEOs Look For in Job Candidates

We asked the CEOs of the nation’s top employers—every company on Fortune’s 2017 100 Best Companies to Work For list—to name the single most important …

Don’t Leave Your Performance Review Without Asking This One Question

A surefire way of conquering your review.<p>When you’re heading into your performance review, you probably come armed with a few questions (“What am I …

Should I Quit -- Or Stay And Try To Fix My Department?

Dear Liz,<p>I work in a pretty good company, but unfortunately I’m in a dysfunctional department.<p>My manager “Chuck” is a terrible leader. The only reason he keeps his job is because his best friend is our CEO’s brother. The CEO’s brother doesn’t work here.<p>I trust our CEO but I don’t have the nerve to …

Here’s how to cope with a lousy boss

Hating the manager is one of the top reasons people quit. Here’s how to cope with a lousy boss:<p>A 2015 Gallup study revealed that half of the 7,272 …

11 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People

Learning these fantastic habits is just half the equation. Actually doing them will get you to the promised land.<p>Succeeding in business and in life obviously requires mastering a set of skills that will produce extraordinary results, says conventional wisdom.<p>None of them, unfortunately, come from …

10 Things Great Bosses Do Every Day

We've all heard the adage, "People don't leave bad jobs; they leave bad bosses." It makes great fodder for after-work gripe sessions, but is there really any data to back the claim up? As it turns out, there's a ton.<p>In one study, 61 percent of those working for bad bosses said they were looking for …

8 Reasons Why Exceptional Employees Quit Their Jobs

Avoid these critical leadership mistakes (or these bosses) if you want to thrive.<p>To have exceptional success in business, you need to have exceptional employees. However, hiring them is only half the battle.<p>Unfortunately, it's the easiest for A-players to find another opportunity, and they'll be …

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …

Work-Life Balance Vs. Work-Life Integration, Is There Really A Difference?

Most people have heard the term “work-life balance,” but in recent years, the phrase “work-life integration” has been gaining popularity and given way to headlines such as “work-life balance is dead” and “work-life integration: the new norm.” Despite the growing popularity of work-life integration, …

12 Stressful Things You Need to Stop Tolerating Right Now

Sometimes we need to escape our stress before our stress takes us down.<p>Some forms of stress are necessary--especially if we want to stimulate creativity and new learning.<p>Others bring no benefit at all and serve only to prevent us from being effective or successful.<p>Here's a list of a dozen of the …

Why Women Are Smarter Than Men

Trying to compare intelligence and gender doesn't typically yield much in the way of productive discussion, but sometimes research comes along that's worth opening this particular can of worms.<p>Decades of research show unequivocally that men and women are equal in general intelligence (IQ), but that …

15 Things My Wife Does That Make Me Fall In Love With Her Again

My wife and I dated for nearly eight years before deciding to tie the knot three years ago. I've had lots of time to reflect on what works for us, and what I can tell you about love is that (to use one of my wife's least favorite phrases) it's a process, one that's aided considerably by the …

25 Small Life Changes That Create Lasting Success

The guaranteed way to increase your luck is to increase the number of times you bet.<p><i>What are some of the best life tips? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong on Quora:</b><p><b>Start before</b> …

17 Rules of Email Etiquette You Need to Know

Keep these things in mind before you send another message.<p>US employees spend, on average, about a quarter of the workweek combing through hundreds of emails.<p>Despite the fact that we're glued to our reply buttons, career coach Barbara Pachter says plenty of professionals still don't know how to use …

What Every Manager Should Know About Being The Boss

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

How These 7 Simple Phrases Can Help You Become an Effective Leader

These simple phrases will help you motivate and inspire your team.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>The first time I had the responsibility to actually lead people, I can't remember saying a single thing that felt</i> …

The key to happiness at work isn’t money–it’s autonomy

When I was around 10 years old, my stay-at-home dad went back to work. For the next few years, he switched jobs a lot. For a while he took portraits in a photography studio; another time, he managed a bookstore. He told me more than once that he was looking for a job with plenty of autonomy. He was …

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

I want my kids to remember that there were times when their mother looked them in the eye and smiled. And for me, this often means shutting my laptop, putting down my phone, taking a break from my my to-do list and just giving them time.<p><b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big …

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The 3-day Military Diet – a Beginner's Guide

The military diet is currently one of the world’s most popular “diets.”<p>It is claimed to help you lose weight quickly, up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) in a …

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7 Habits That All Great Leaders Have

These unexpected qualities set truly exceptional leaders apart from merely ordinary ones.<p>There's the popular image of great leaders involving lots of stern-faced seriousness and pointing confidently into the future, and then there's real-life great leadership. According to a host of experts, the …