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12 luxury hotels that are worth the splurge

Many properties around the world have mastered this trifecta, attracting loyal guests who keep coming back for more. Go all out in style at any of these splurge-worthy hotels, and get ready for a retreat that makes you feel like royalty.

Why most definitions of leadership are wrong

What makes someone a leader anyway?<p>Such a simple question, and yet it continues to vex some of the best thinkers in business.<p>We've written several books on leadership, and yet it's a rare thing to actually pause to define leadership.<p><i>Let's start with what leadership is not…</i><p><b>Leadership has nothing to</b> …

The Key Steps to Managing a Heavy Workload

Adapting to a fast pace workload and maximizing your effectiveness is a constant process of triage and balance.<p>As CEO of a rapidly growing company it can feel like I'm running from fire-to-fire, dealing with the pressing needs of the company while trying to address longer-term needs. There are …

Time Management

10 Things No One Tells You About Running Your Own Company

I remember it like it was yesterday.<p>I quit my super fancy job in Dubai. I shipped over ton of my stuff and moved back home to start a business that would bring global business knowledge to the world's emerging markets.<p>I bought every possible business book out there. I was going to use Robin …

5 Secrets to Mastering Conflict

How you handle conflict determines the amount of trust, respect, and connection you have with your colleagues.<p>Between the two of us, Joseph Grenny (bio below) and I have spent 50 years studying what makes people successful at work. A persistent finding is that your ability to handle moments of …

Self-help

These Are The New Rules of Work

Forget everything you’ve always known about work. The rules have changed.<p>Work is increasingly both everywhere and nowhere–more deeply embedded in our lives than ever before, but disappearing as a discrete activity.<p>The old rules of work applied to an economy of factories and offices, a world of …

Work from Home

25 Awesome Grant Cardone Picture Quotes

Grant Cardone is a highly successful entrepreneur, 5 times New York Times best selling author, speaker, motivator and online sales training …

Self-improvement

The Anatomy of a Successful Entrepreneur (Infographic)

Here's what a successful entrepreneur looks like, by the numbers.<p>Some people were just born to be entrepreneurs, it seems.<p>I certainly feel that way. Before starting WordStream, I did consulting to bootstrap the software side of my business. Starting and building businesses is what I was meant to …

Entrepreneurship

How Do You Build Credibility As A Leader When You Aren't The Technical Expert?

Five years ago I was working as an attorney in our Law department when I was offered a leadership position in an entirely new area—corporate strategy. At the time, I knew nothing about corporate strategy, which, as you can imagine, made me nervous. What would happen if people found out I wasn’t the …

Are You Easy to Follow? 10 Things Great Leaders Know and Do

“He’s a pretty easy guy to follow.”That was the response from a friend when we were recently talking about how much she enjoys her job. She’s worked …

How to Get Your Colleagues’ Attention

Do you have to personally escort colleagues to your project meetings to make sure they show up? Does every “urgent” e-mail require phone or face-to-face follow-up to get a timely response? Do you have to hound your marketing partners to prioritize your products when they’re launching new campaigns? …

Prototypes

It’s the Weekend! Why Are You Working?

If you are like us, you often find yourself working on weekends and are criticized by somebody (your spouse, a friend, a colleague) who thinks there is something inherently wrong in spending some time over the weekend on work-related activities. Do they have a point? We thought there might be some …

Personal Hygiene

What to Do If You Feel Stuck in the Wrong Career

If you’re midway through your career and feeling stuck, you are not alone. Maybe work doesn’t feel meaningful anymore, or your industry has drastically evolved, or your values and interests have changed. No matter what, your 40-something self is a very different person from the 20-something you …

Employment

45 of the Most Stunning House Exteriors Ever

Talk about curb appeal!<p>They say it's the inside that counts, but these homes are pretty stylish on the outside too. Whether grand or quaint, these homes are inspiration to step up your curb appeal.

30 Cozy Bedrooms You'll Want to Lounge in All Day

15 Genius Ways You've Never Thought To Decorate With Books

Why relegate books to a few storage shelves when there are so many unexpected ways to incorporate them into your home design?<p><b>1.</b> Build a dreamy archway out of similarly-colored books to create a dramatic structure that can be used to decorate special events, or as a statement piece inside your home …

The 4 Elements of a Perfect Laundry Room

This laundry room designed by Urban Grace Interiors is a happy blend of function and form. See how to get the look below, and tour the kitchen from the same house here.<p><i>Photo: Tara Striano</i><p><b>1. Create Space</b>A front-loading washer and dryer let you make the most of your counter space. Whirlpool's Duet …

Laundry Rooms

Narrow Desks For Slim Spaces And Space-Savvy Homes

Narrow desks are wonderful space-savers. They offer functionality in a compact form and they fit in tight spaces. They’re ideal for dorm rooms, tiny …

Living Rooms

This is what happens when you go into business with your spouse

Managing a company with your mate is not easy. If the business is struggling, that can damage your relationship. If the relationship is struggling, …

When Stress Rises, Empathy Suffers

Humans—and mice—are much more likely to feel empathy toward friends than strangers. New research finds that stress hormones are to blame, writes Robert M. Sapolsky<p>Among the many contradictions of humans, some of the more striking ones concern empathy. Our hearts break at a disaster on another …

Empathy

The Best Sofas For Different Lifestyles

Of all the spaces in our homes, the kitchen often gets <i>all</i> the love. But the whole "heart of the home" idea is an equally fitting way to describe another one of our favorite spots -- the sofa.<p>From sleeping to TV-watching to "working" from home, the sofa is easily the most used piece of furniture in …