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Yes, There Are Rules to Leadership Excellence. Here's the Short List

While outstanding leadership ability is defined by standards unique to each individual, there are guidelines. Here's the short list.<p>A couple of years ago I wrote this list of 51 rules to leadership excellence. Yet today, I receive the occasional email from readers wishing to express their …

5 Leadership Lessons I learnt when I met Sir Alex Ferguson

The memories of that day can never fade away. While there were many sessions lined up, our excitement could not be contained about the session where …

21 inspirational quotes to give you some #MondayMotivation

<b>Monday now has its own hashtag to help people get the most out of their week.</b><p>The #MondayMotivation hashtag has plenty of inspiring photographs, …

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Every Morning To Advance Your Career

For many of us, the morning is a time for reflection. It’s a time to meditate on what’s been going on over the past few days, what you’re going to do throughout the workday, and where you’re going in the future. It’s easy to go through the motions of the daily routine and miss those key …

Science says that charisma can be learned — here are 9 proven strategies

"Charisma is simply the result of learned behaviors," says Olivia Fox Cobane, author of "The Charisma Myth."

Charisma

A Former FBI Agent Reveals 3 Techniques to Detect Deception

Here's how to look out for liars--without being too obvious.<p>I want to believe salespeople when they say the product they are selling really does what they say it can do. I want to believe that the people I do business with are telling the truth. I want to believe my kids when they tell me what they …

5 Tips to Be a More Impressive Speaker

A Stanford Business School professor offers a treasure trove of tips on how to be a better public speaker.<p>If you're a shaky public speaker, your next big presentation offers so many things to be worried about. There's conceiving of and planning your speech, practicing it, keeping your nerves in …

Public Speaking

Tony Robbins Reveals His Secrets for Motivating Your Employees

The life coach and author dishes out his expertise on commanding a room full of people.<p>If you are having trouble rallying your employees around your company's mission and you can't motivate them around a cause, chances are that you might be too focused on your own monetary gain or personal …

Employment

How A Six-Pound Med Ball Can Help You Build a Six-Pack

This simple exercise will help you achieve a flat belly, fast<p>Think you can’t build a six-pack with just 6 pounds? Then grab a medicine ball and give the med-ball knee drive a shot.<p>Any time you rotate your torso, your core muscles need to work together. Adding a medicine ball—even a light one—to the …

Build a Butt Women Will Want to Grab

One move can be your secret to quickly activate muscle growth in your backside<p>To create grabbable glutes, you need to hit heavy weights. "The barbell hip thrust is your weapon of choice," says Bret Contreras, C.S.C.S., who's trained Olympic and professional athletes. "The move activates your glutes …

These 5 Moves Will Make You Look Flat-Bellied from Every Angle

This series tones your ENTIRE core.<p>Your core is about <i>so</i> much more than just your abdominal muscles. It comprises the main abdominal muscle (<b>rectus abdominus</b>, a.k.a. the “six pack” muscle) that allows you torso flexion, or what happens when you sit up from lying down or bend over. Then there's your</b> …

Secrets of seeing God: The long, strange history of divine revelation

<b>(Triangle c via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>For millennia, people have claimed to bear witness to divine beings. Their visions come in all shapes and sizes<p>William B. Irvine<p>January 17, 2015 9:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Aha!: The Moments of Insight that Shape Our World.”<p>Author C. S. Lewis was an atheist for …

Faith

The Best Stretch for Every Body Part

When it comes to getting the most out of your workout, you have to care for the muscles that heave all of those heavy weights, too<p>When you think of flexibility, it's likely that the first things that come to mind are touching your toes, or stretching your hamstrings. Unfortunately, those are often …

3 Fat-Destroying Finishers That You Can Do At the End Of Every Workout

Pick one of these options as your workout’s grand finale<p>No one ever tells you to end your workout on a “low” note. That’s because you want to leave the gym feeling better than when you walked in. You want a finale that floods your brain with endorphins and makes you crave more.<p>So we asked Bruce …

How to Negotiate Your Salary for a New Job

This is your best strategy to rake in big bucks from day one<p>Think of it as high-stakes poker—you'll need to stack the deck. Here's how:<p>Start by checking a site like PayScale to find local compensation rates for people with your level of experience. According to a Salary.com analysis, nearly half of …

What to Do if Squats Make Your Knees Hurt

Squats get a bad rap as knee killers. Here’s how to make the move joint-friendly so you can enjoy the muscle-building benefits without the pain<p>Whenever someone mentions that squatting hurts their knees, I ask them to show me how they squat.<p>Ninety-nine percent of the time, a small piece of my soul …

6 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p><b>About 3:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours …

Memory: Why cramming for tests often fails

You may think you know your own mind, but when it comes to memory, research suggests that you don't. If we’re trying to learn something, many of us study in ways that prevent the memories sticking. Fortunately, the same research also reveals how we can supercharge our learning.<p>We’ve all had to face …

The Brain

In-gene-ious? Chimps inherit much of their intelligence, study finds

If you're a chimp, the smarts you have are in large part the smarts you were born with, according to a new study that put 99 chimpanzees through a battery of intelligence tests.<p>The findings, published in the journal Current Biology, show that many cognitive abilities are strongly influenced by …

Is This Popular Exercise Messing Up Your Shoulders?

Follow this quick tip to stay off the disabled list and increase your upper-body strength<p>In weight rooms everywhere, guys are doing a classic exercise wrong. Sam Stauffer, a trainer for <i>Men's Health</i> Thrive, sees it every day. "It's a surefire way to get injured over time if you don't correct your …

How Can I Keep Knots from Forming in My Neck and Shoulders?

Rid yourself of common tightness and pain at work by trying these 3 fast stretches<p>If you want to keep creaks from forming all over your body, stop sitting like a caveman at work. Hunching in front of a screen keeps muscles contracted, restricting bloodflow and oxygen and forming knots.<p>Use an …

Where Will The World's Water Conflicts Erupt? [Infographic]

A heatmap of war over water<p><i>Click here to see a larger version of this infographic.</i><p>As the climate shifts, rivers will both flood and dry up more often, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Shortages are especially likely in parts of the world already …

Water

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Score a Beach-Ready Body by the Fourth of July

Want a body you're proud to show off shirtless this holiday? Then cap off your workouts with this 3-move fat-shredding finisher<p>You're proud to say you're an American. But this Fourth of July, be proud to go shirtless, too. From now until the Fourth, tack a three-move metabolic finisher to the end …

The Pushup That Will Make Your Muscles Burn!

Harness the power of tempo training to skyrocket your muscular endurance<p>Pumping out pushups at warp speed may make you feel invincible, but slowing them down has big benefits. "The tempo pushup—which involves moving slowly up and down without pausing—keeps your muscles under tension longer," says …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier

There’s more to the mood-boosting properties of exercise than endorphins.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s …