Gyles Walker

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Strengthen and Stretch Your Back With These Simple, Effective Exercises

The following is a simple workout to stretch and strengthen the back with a mix of dynamic and static stretches as well as elements of yoga. Perform …

Workouts

Pelvic Tilt Variations for Back Pain and Abdominal Strength

Pelvic tilts are an exercise comprised of very subtle spinal movements that strengthen the support muscles around the low back, particularly the …

Yoga

‘I Was Living An Awesome Life—But I Had No Purpose’

“I kept looking at accomplishments, aiming for the next one.”<p>If you had asked me to describe my life five years ago, I would have cited a trifecta like "driven, full, and fun." I was 30, working a cool job, and moonlighting as a young-adult novelist. Not to mention training for a marathon, raising …

Ikigai

How to Plank Like a Pro (and Avoid These 6 Mistakes)

Crunches are easily the most common of the abdominal exercises but they are certainly not the most effective way to strengthen your core.<p>Core …

Workouts

How to Stay Motivated to Exercise

If you're trying to lose weight or get in shape, you may find yourself losing interest a few weeks into your program. If you're struggling to stick …

Clean Up Corrosive Interpersonal Dynamics on Your Team with This System

“The consequences of not identifying and addressing conflicts and corrosive team dynamics are always dire,” says <b>Laura Gates</b>, whose work as an …

How Each Myers-Briggs Type Shows Love

There is no one right way to show someone you love them: affection and attention can differ drastically between individuals and are determined by a …

A 5 Step Process to Help you Have Hard Conversations | Inc.com

If you are constantly feeling stressed out and angry because other people are letting you down it's time to do something about it. Most of us will do anything to avoid a difficult conversation. I think it's time suck it up and get tough.<p>How good are you at having those hard conversations? Will you …

Self-help

How to Tie a Half Windsor

Windsor

To Be Successful Stay Far Away From These 7 Types of Toxic People

You need a network of talented people, not toxic personalities who undermine you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Surrounding yourself with prospective mentors is an excellent way to build lifelong success. When Steve Jobs founded Apple, he learned from colleagues like …

Only 1 in 10 People Has the Right Skills to Manage. Here Are 5 Things That Person Does to Succeed (the Other 9 Rarely Will) | Inc.com

According to extensive Gallup studies over two decades, one of the most important decisions any organization will ever make is whom to hire or to promote to management.<p>Not to be a downer, but good luck with that. Why? Gallup has determined that only one in 10 people actually possesses the talent to …

Employee Engagement

10 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often at Work | Inc.com

In management literature over the years, thought leaders keep drilling down on trust as that one huge motivator that will get you great collaboration, increase employee engagement, and lead to positive business results.<p>But what's the starting point to trust? Well, like anything else involving …

Leadership

No hotel gym, no problem: 10 gear-free ways to exercise while traveling

Nothing puts a damper on travel quite like a bum back or screaming sciatica. Just sitting for long stretches in a car or on a plane, lifting luggage and slumbering in different beds—not to mention diving into new adventures — can spell trouble for even the most dependable spine. When you're down …

Mayo Clinic

6 Strategies to Resolve Conflict at Work

It's inevitable you'll run up against ideas that contradict one another. Make a plan to deal with it, and don't ignore the emotional aspects.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you get a group of people together day after day, conflict is inevitable. The employees you …

To Be a Great Boss, Show These 4 Traits to Your Employees Every Day (Most Never Do) | Inc.com

I've done my fair share of researching what true leadership looks like over the years. What I've found is that all great leaders have one thing in common: They lift up their employees and help them to joyfully achieve their goals so they can thrive and succeed.<p>Does that sound like an overused, …

Leadership

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of</i> …

Time Management

8 things successful people do when they don't like someone

Unless you're a genetic anomaly, it's likely you will meet people you don't like throughout your lifetime. Whether it's your mother-in-law or one of …

How to Address Problems Directly Without Being a Jerk

Five tips to confronting problems, not people.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world of entrepreneurship has no room for passive aggression or beating around the bush. As a business owner, you’ll save time, money and a whole lot of stress by being direct with other …

Get Over a Micro-Breakup With These Six Slightly Cynical Strategies

When I moved out from the apartment I shared with my husband, two dogs, and a cat, it hurt real bad, but it hurt in a way that I fully expected. …

The technique used by a relationship expert to get engaged after four months dating

As a dating coach, Madeleine Mason should know a thing or two about finding love. But when Mason started her dating coaching company PassionSmiths …

If Lunges Hurt Your Knees, These Exercises for Knee Pain Can Help

You’re killing your workout at the HIIT class and then boom, all of a sudden, walking or jump lunges are involved, and you start to feel that dull …

Workouts

Use the Five Folder System to Finally Organize Your Email Inbox

We’ve come a long way from the simple “trusted trio” method of organizing our inbox, and for many of us our email is as disorganized as it’s ever …

12 Phrases You Should Never Say at Work

Most people try to avoid conflict at work—especially while broaching a touchy subject with colleagues. According to <i>Harvard Business Review</i>, a recent …

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Have Reddit Users Discovered the Perfect Exercise Regimen?

If you’re looking to drop a few pounds this year but have no idea where to start, consider paying a visit to Reddit.<p>Reddit is a place for answers. Not all of these answers are correct, but they are numerous, covering nearly every subject from <i>Dota 2</i> strategy to underground steroid purchases. And on …

6 Stretches You Should Do Before Getting Out Of Bed

Just a few minutes a day can make a huge difference in how you feel.<p>If you're like most people, there's a good chance you get out of bed every …

10 Ways The Best Leaders Reach Goals

Things I really ought to do:<p>1. Be more considerate of others<p>2. Listen more<p>3. Get in shape<p>4. Eat more vegetables<p>5. Recycle more waste<p>6. Finish that project I started several years ago<p><i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>Like me, you know what you ought to do, and it’s important to do it. Occasionally you are reminded by …

Self-improvement

Are You A Good Boss? Test Yourself With These 5 Questions

Think you’re good at managing people? Most managers, when asked, provide a glowing commentary of their stellar people management skills.<p>Yet research has demonstrated the opposite. A Gallup study of 7,272 U.S. adults revealed that 50% had left their job to get away from their manager to improve …

Employee Engagement

Why Being Warm Is Better Than Just Being Polite

Part of making real, meaningful connections with others is making them feel welcome, which includes being polite. But, the real key is being warm, …

Homemade

Four 2017 Topics That Bad Leaders Will Ignore And Great Leaders Will Embrace [Infographic]

Are you ready for 2017? What will make it your best year yet?<p>Will it be tackling key goals? Finally getting those long-delayed “to do” items off your list? Or will it be taking your leadership to an entirely new level?<p>I’m hoping for the latter—and if you’re on board, I’ll be right there with you. …

Emotional Intelligence