Aaron Flowers

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Where Does Manhood Come From? | The Art of Manliness

Where does manhood come from?<p>Is it innate or culturally constructed?<p>Why has an emphasis on manhood receded in the modern day?<p>Throughout this series, …

Jack London: A Description in Manliness | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: It’s hard to describe manliness in isolation — that is, apart from the flesh and blood men who embody it. It’s something that you</i> …

The Human Desire for Simple Stories | The Art of Manliness

The other day I was flipping through an old issue of <i>Outside Magazine</i> while waiting for a dentist appointment and saw this headline: “The Clown Shoe …

How to Develop and Master Poise | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The following selection on “Poise That Makes One Master of Situations” comes from</i> The Technique of Building Personal Leadership <i>(1944)</i> …

Why Are We So Conflicted About Manhood in the Modern Age? | The Art of Manliness

In the last post, we explored the origins of manhood – how it consists of an energy born of the innate biological and psychological characteristics …

Solvitur Ambulando: It Is Solved By Walking | The Art of Manliness

“It is the best of humanity, I think, that goes out to walk. In happy hours all affairs may be wisely postponed for this. Dr. Johnson said, ‘Few men …

What Is the Core of Masculinity? | The Art of Manliness

We’ve covered the 3 P’s of Manhood (protect, procreate, and provide), and we’ve distilled them down to the fundamentals — the ancient, nearly …

The Laws of Etiquette | The Art of Manliness

When Kate and I were in Vermont last summer, we stumbled upon a book called <i>Hill’s Manual of Social and Business Forms.</i> It was published in 1880. The …

How to Give a Good Compliment | The Art of Manliness

“Idle words are characterless and die upon utterance. Evil words rankle for a while, make contentions, and then die. But the hopeful, kind, cheering …

How and Why to Establish a Daily Routine | The Art of Manliness

When Winston Churchill left the military at age 26 to pursue a writing career and a seat in Parliament, he looked forward to being free of …

Man's Need for Ritual and the Rites of Manhood | The Art of Manliness

Does modern life ever feel excruciatingly <i>flat</i> to you? A bleak landscape devoid of layers, rhythm, interest, <i>texture</i>?<p>Are you ever haunted by the …

Best Books Read by the AoM Team 2014 | The Art of Manliness

Here at the Art of Manliness, we’re big believers in the brain-boosting, character-expanding, enjoyment-inducing power of books. Kate, Jeremy, and I …

The Power of Ritual: The Creation of Sacred Time and Space in a Profane World | The Art of Manliness

Earlier this week we explored the nature of ritual and posited that its current scarcity may be at the root of the restlessness, apathy, alienation, …

How to Jumpstart Your Journaling | A 31-Day Journaling Prompt Calendar | The Art of Manliness

There’s been plenty of talk on AoM recently about journaling with our articles on The Diary Habit as well as 9 habits young men should adopt. Seeing …

Why Men Should Live Romantically | The Art of Manliness

When Neville Chamberlain brought Churchill into his cabinet in 1939 to serve as First Lord of the Admiralty (meaning he ran the British navy), …

Best of Art of Manliness 2014 | The Art of Manliness

Merry Christmas! The crew at the Art of Manliness will be taking the coming week off to spend time with family and reboot before the new year. So we …

How to Create a Lifelong Brotherhood | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This a guest post from Jonathan Mead</i>.<p>The responses from my closest male friends surprised me when I asked them this question: “What’s …

MACK BROWN'S LOCKER ROOM MESSAGE TO HIS TEAM FOLLOWING THIER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

The following comes from a blog post by <b>Chris Hill</b>, a former Texas Longhorn football player who played under Mack Brown. This is an excerpt of his …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Results Matter, But to Get Them, Ignore Them

There are a lot of misconceptions about the role of results in achieving your athletic goals. Of course, you need good results to be successful, but the question is how to go about getting those results and, ironically, the answer is not what parents, coaches, and athletes often think.<p>First, I want …

Two Questions All Business Leaders Must Answer--Or Else

What business are you in?<p>That simple question keeps getting harder to answer. With drug stores now offering health services, telecom companies acting as retailers, and coffee chains serving media and entertainment, the lines between industries are blurring.<p>That trend has been underway for some …

Five Powerful Quotes From Five Powerful People

The people at the top of the business world are usually there for a good reason. Many of them have lived professional lives full of hard knocks, and are aware of what it really takes to get to the top.<p>I hope to join them someday — but in the meantime, I like to learn as much as I can from them. So …

7 Reasons Entrepreneurs Must Have Thick Skin And Soft Hearts

MJ Gottlieb is a true-to-the-bone New York entrepreneur with skin thick enough to survive even the harshest blows life can dish out. He is a genuine tough guy with street and business smarts who will go eyeball to eyeball with anyone.<p>There is another side to MJ, though. Every morning he reminds us …

The Best Gift Leaders Can Give: Honest Feedback

Recently I was speaking to a large group of leaders and asked them the following question: How many of you would like your manager to tell you <i>what you want you want to hear</i> rather than <i>what you need to hear</i>? Not one person raised their hand. Everyone wants to know the truth, no matter how difficult …

5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style

Inspiring greatness is all about leading by example. The best leaders have these habits in common.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors,</i> …

Leadership

Why Self-Discipline Will Make You Unstoppable

A one time management expert explains how commitment and discipline are directly related to successful achievement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the steps behind</i> …

Magic

Doing Less, Leading More

Our first accomplishments as professionals are usually rooted in our skill as individual contributors. In most fields we add value in the early stages of our careers by getting things done. We’re fast, we’re efficient, and we do high-quality work. In a word, we’re <i>doers.</i> But when we carry this …

Ernest Shackleton’s Lessons for Leaders in Harsh Climates

An interview with <b>Nancy Koehn</b>, Harvard Business School historian and editor of <i>The Story of American Business</i>.<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green. I’m here today with Harvard Business School historian, Nancy Koehn. Nancy, thanks so much for joining …

ernest shackleton leadership skills and adapting to change

by <b>Karlin Sloan</b><p>Resilience is “an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.” Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh …