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Boost Your Emotional Intelligence with These 3 Questions

As the concept of emotional intelligence has gone global, we’ve watched professionals founder as they try to improve their emotional intelligence (or EI) because they either don’t know where to focus their efforts or they haven’t understood how to improve these skills on a practical level.<p>In our …

Emotional Intelligence

19 Best Documentaries of 2018 - New Documentary Movies

1 'Won’t You Be My Neighbor?'<p>Shoes off. Sweaters on. Let the freaking out commence. Morgan Neville, who won an Oscar for "Twenty Feet from Stardom," …

Fred Rogers

10 Fantastical Mythology Books to Read When You Need a Spark of Imagination

Joan Didion once wrote, "We tell ourselves stories to live," but perhaps we also tell ourselves stories in order to imagine. When life can be all too …

Books

Be a Better Programmer with these 45 Mathematics Courses

The Ultimate Course and Book list to be an expert in Mathematics and Programming<p>We’re so scared of Mathematics. <b>Why?</b><p>because,<p><b>We Fear What We Don’t</b> …

Mathematics

Malcolm Gladwell on why we shouldn’t value speed over power

<b>Malcolm Gladwell</b>, known for his deep inquiries into how the social sciences impact our day-to-day lives, recently sat down for a talk with <b>Adam Grant</b>, …

Standardized Testing

This Successful CEO Knows Exactly Which Employees Stay and Which Need to Go. Here's How He Does It.

In a merger or acquisition, who stays and who goes will determine the success - or failure - of the new company. You need to get it right every time.<p>Business runs on people. One of the hardest parts of being a leader is deciding who stays and who goes. This is particularly true when you take over a …

Leadership

The 10 best perfumes for men

From timeless classics to classics-in-the-making, our grooming expert Lee Kynaston picks out the 10 best perfumes for men.<p>The one to get fresh with: Dior Eau Sauvage<p>Described by fragrance historian Roja Dove as ‘one of the most important creations of the second half of the last century’ this …

Men's Fashion

Want to Keep Your Career on Track? Avoid These 7 Common Leadership Blind Spots

It's time to shed light on the leader's most common blind spots. We have enough to worry about with what we can see, let alone what we can't.<p>There are plenty of traps for leaders in today's workplace, whether it's unspoken rules that lead to a toxic culture, or behaviors that make Millennials want …

Leadership

Take a Mental Vacation With These Enchanting Magical Realism Books

Magical realism is one of the most unique forms of narrative fiction. It also happens to be one of the easiest genres to fall in love with. Weaving …

Books

6 Unexpected Signs You're a Much Better Leader Than You Think

Charisma? Drive? Passion? Not exactly.<p>Think for a moment about the most effective boss that you've ever worked with in your life. As you look back, ponder for a moment what made that individual stand out. What characteristics made him or her special?<p>Was it charisma? Drive? Enthusiasm? The ability …

Leadership

4 Leadership Lessons That Leaders Say They Wish They Had Learned Sooner

As a leadership coach, I often see the same leadership challenges arise across industries. There’s the challenge of time (there’s never enough of it), decision making, navigating organizational politics (which is really a trust issue), creating a shared purpose, communicating across silos and, of …

Leadership

7 Non-Fiction Books To Read On Your Commute To Work That'll Make Rush Hour A Little Less Terrible

I'll give you all the money in my wallet (£2.40, a single dollar, and a half-full Waterstones stamp card) if you can find a single person who eagerly …

Books

515 Travel Experts (Including Me) Choose The World's 50 Best Journeys: Do You Agree?

What resulted is a collection of the top 50 trips every traveler can aspire to in their lifetime, a guide to diverse and dynamic adventures and activities in some of the most stunning and culturally-rich lands on the planet.<p>As you read, you’ll be tempted to experience massive icebergs in …

National Parks

Why Do Toxic People Get Promoted? For the Same Reason Humble People Do: Political Skill

Sometimes the wrong people get promoted. They might be deceitful and unscrupulously manipulative (what psychologists call “Machiavellian”); or impulsive and thrill-seeking without any sense of guilt (psychopathic); or egotistically preoccupied with themselves, having a sense of grandiosity, …

The Best Bookstores in Delhi, India

For all the bibliophiles in the city, Delhi offers a wide range of places to satiate their love of the written word. From unique concept stores to …

IDG Contributor Network: Secrets of managing really talented people

Managers frequently complain that the toughest part of their jobs is managing underperforming individuals. In my experience, that’s actually not …

To Overcome Your Insecurity, Recognize Where It Really Comes From

Raymond closed down. Sandra snapped. They both had solid records and promising career prospects, and yet they felt that something was not working. Their bosses, colleagues, friends could tell too, but they were equally puzzled. How could someone so talented get so lost, or lose it, in seemingly …

In managing change, avoid these 6 detrimental phrases

Change happens.<p>Although the concept of change might be exciting, its execution can be challenging.<p>Change is a complex process with many variables and …

7 most important mindsets that will set you up for long-term success

Your life is your creation. You have most things you need to shape it and make it incredible. It's not something that happens to you — unless you …

Leaders, Stop Avoiding Hard Decisions

Too many leaders avoid making tough calls. In an effort not to upset others or lose status in the eyes of their followers, they concoct sophisticated justifications for putting off difficult decisions, and the delay often does far more damage than whatever fallout they were trying to avoid. In …

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to …

The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

Warren Buffett Says These Simple Habits That Most of Us Ignore Separate Successful People From Everyone Else

The Oracle of Omaha wants you to succeed with these simple habits that even a 14-year-old could pull off.<p>Sometimes, I just have to shake my head at Warren Buffett's wisdom. Is it earth-shattering? Hardly.<p>At 87 years young, he keeps imparting on us the simplest advice that has made him a success …

The Best Leaders Are Great Teachers

Cristina Daura<p>Kundapur Vaman Kamath was a teacher. But he didn’t work at a school or stand in front of a class. Instead, he delivered his lessons at the office—to the employees who served under him during his four decades as a senior executive at, and then CEO of, India’s ICICI Bank. Whether he was …

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Becoming a Successful Executive Doesn't Prepare You to Innovate

There is a basic tradeoff between innovation and optimization<p>Becoming a successful executive is a fairly linear path. You start at the bottom and learn to solve basic problems in your field or industry. As you gain experience and improve your skills you are given more responsibility, begin to …

The 8 best books on writing:

Essential reading for aspiring writers.

Writing

Was Steve Jobs Emotionally Intelligent? The Answer May Surprise You

Jobs was known to be as difficult as he was inspiring. But in his story lies a major lesson.<p>In 1997, Steve Jobs returned to Apple, the company he co-founded, and proceeded to lead one of the most remarkable turnarounds in history. As CEO, he brought Apple back from the brink of bankruptcy, aiding …

Emotional Intelligence

This Book From the 1930s Can Teach You How to Create a Genuinely Happy Life

This obscure author already understood the lessons of modern happiness science decades ago.<p>What is the most common regret that pains people facing the end of their lives? According to a hospice nurse who has written about her experiences providing end-of-life care, the most common regret of the …