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The Key to Preventing Generational Tension Is Remembering That Everyone Wants to Feel Valued

I remember the first time I felt old as a manager — more than 10 years ago now. It was at a lunch with my new team when I mentioned the first “45” I bought with my own money as a kid. One of my direct reports, who was 10 years younger than me, looked at me blank-faced and asked, “What is a 45?” She …

Leadership

5 Behaviours People Call Lazy That Are Actually Signs Of Intelligence, According to Science

The current British heatwave has made marg-sipping, park-lounging, responsibility-avoiding sloths of us all. But if you consider yourself a little on …

Psychology

Stop Acting Like You're Going To Live Forever

Everyone knows someone who always appears to be frantically busy. Too busy sweating the small stuff. Too busy to take on new opportunities. Too busy to enjoy themselves.<p><b>“Busy” is not an indicator of success. “Busy” means ineffective time-management or poor prioritization.</b><p>The attitude of “it will be …

Time Management

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

A woman who has reviewed more than 40,000 résumés outlines the 8 most annoying mistakes she sees

Résumés are important.<p>No one knows that better than Tina Nicolai. She estimated that she has read more than 40,000 résumés since launching Résumé Writers' Ink in 2010.<p>That's a lot of CVs. Over the years, Nicolai says, certain annoying mistakes tend to come up quite a lot.<p>Some of these errors may …

Employment

Fitness experts agree that sit-ups are worthless — here are 9 moves they recommend instead

From celebrity trainers working in the trendiest Manhattan gyms to the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis and the US Army training exams, sit-ups are developing a bad reputation.<p>Scientists have discovered that the moves, once a staple of basic workout routines, don't reduce …

Exercise

Here's How That Person With the Perfect Life Is Different From the Rest of Us

Doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity.<p>Successful people are the ones you should want to emulate. They understand that doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity. Want ideas on how to live a better life? Here are nearly two dozen daily habits practiced by …

Massage Therapy

9 Daily Rituals to Boost Your Performance at Work (Infographic)

In a rut? These daily rituals can help lift you up.<p>2 min read<p>Some rituals might seem like nonsense, but it turns out, they can be helpful when it comes to productivity and job performance. Studies have shown that rituals can help us take on tough challenges at work, boost productivity and even …

Productivity

Blockchain Will Truly Change The World, Just Not In The Way Everybody Seems To Think | Inc.com

In 1970, a scientist at IBM Research named Edgar F. Codd make a remarkable discovery that would truly change the world. Though few realized it at the time, including at IBM, which neglected to commercialize it. It was called the relational model for the database and it would spawn an entire …

Databases

How To Propel Employee Engagement To Sky-Rocketing Levels

Often leaders are focusing so intensely on growth that we miss that our team’s emotional experience is suffering.<p>And when they’re suffering, they’re in their Critter State versus their Smart State. Why? Most likely because safety, belonging or mattering are missing. But how do you know who needs …

Employee Engagement

The 7 Best Presentation Software Tools For Entrepreneurs

Having great ideas, knowing the facts you want to convey and presenting a pitch deck so successfully that you get funded can be very different things. Regardless of the stage of your company, a lot of your success is riding on a few slides.<p>This is something I was reminded when I covered the pitch …

Infographics

This is *exactly* what to say during the most awkward conversations

Awkward conversations can be funny—if you’re observing them while binging episodes of <i>The Office.</i> But if you’re actually a party to one? Insert …

Royal Family

Great Leaders Are Confident, Connected, Committed, and Courageous

Brad was leading a difficult turnaround of his company and had decided to fire his head of sales, who was a nice guy but wasn’t performing.<p>Three months later, he still hadn’t fired him.<p>I asked him why. His answer? “I’m a wimp!”<p>Brad (not his real name — I’ve changed some details to protect people’s …

Leadership

How to Respond Effectively When Buyers Resort to These 5 Obnoxious Negotiating Tactics

Get over the shock, figure out what's really going on and respond calmly.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve been working with a buyer for months. You’ve had multiple meetings, developed a great relationship, answered their objections and now, you’re hoping …

Whiteboards

This CEO Stopped Managing Results and Started Focusing on People, and Everything Changed

Traditional wisdom says you should manage your business based on results, turns out its bad advice.<p>When Jason Lippert became CEO in 2003, Lippert Components (LCI) a manufacturing company was assumed to have peaked while hovering at $100 million in sales.<p>With many companies outsourcing shipping …

lippert
Leadership

4 Ways to Deal With a Toxic Coworker

Lately, we have been hearing a lot from our clients about “toxic” coworkers and teammates. This issue isn’t new; there have been bad coworkers since the beginning of organized work. But these days, their impact feels bigger and more destructive. Businesses need teamwork to function. And teams need …

Leadership

9 Navy SEAL Sayings That Will Improve Engagement And Accountability In Your Organization

Engagement and accountability are critical elements for growth, productivity and profitability in any organization. But in this fast-paced twenty-first century age of disruption, improving engagement and accountability seems more challenging than ever before.<p>According to the 2017 KPMG Global CEO …

Employee Engagement

Distilling Personal Finance Into Simple, Digestible And Executable Concepts

Meb Faber drew a lot of attention when he posted this report that included an "Investment Pyramid" along the lines of a food pyramid. Douglas …

Personal Finance

This Team Increased Its Trust By 6% In An Hour Using A Simple Technique

I recently gave a speech about removing mental roadblocks which was followed by a leadership workshop. At the beginning of the workshop, I asked the participants to rate the level of trust they sensed in the room. An hour later I asked them to rate it again. What they found was that trust had …

Leadership

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How the Strongest Business Leaders Do Twice as Much in Half the Time

Start early, stay focused and know when to go home.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs and small-business owners rarely clock in and out during regular business hours. They work weekends, take late shifts and do whatever it takes to get (and keep) …

Time Management

How to influence company culture – Signal v. Noise

“How do you actually influence company culture?”<p>This is the big, hairy question I often get asked by CEOs, managers, and employees alike. The other …

Leadership

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, …

Leadership

Amazon’s best-selling air fryer cooks up crispy food without clogging your arteries

If you’re looking to spice things up in your kitchen, there’s no better way to do it than with a Cozyna SAF-32 Digital Air Fryer. This 3.7-quart air …

Cooking

6 ways nice people can master conflict

When you’re a nice person, conflict can be a real challenge. Not that mean people are any better at conflict; they just enjoy it more.<p>Research from …

Columbia University

Without a Doubt, the 9 Best Documentaries on Amazon Prime Will Change Your Life

If you're a regular MyDomaine reader, you've no doubt noticed I've been watching a lot of documentaries lately. In the past few months, I've scrolled …

Love Stories

You're Wrong About Evolution: This 6-Minute Video Explains How It Really Works

"We're not monkeys. We're fish."<p>If you're a vocal science lover, there's one question we're pretty sure you've been asked at least once: "If we …

Biology

2 eye-opening experiences that trigger immediate clarity and behavior change

In the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, 1776, David McCullough tells the story of John Greenwood, a sixteen-year-old boy who in May of 1775 heard news …

Self-improvement

A disastrous time for abuse of women in this country

"Misandry" is the claim made by sexist men and their enablers whenever serious discussions about men’s violence against women arise, because of …

Feminism