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Great Leaders Do This One Thing Exceptionally Well

Part of being a great leader is being able to communicate effectively, and that includes being a good listener. Here are 3 ways to strengthen your listening muscles.<p>Of all the communication skills, listening is by far the most underrated. There are countless books and courses on how to be a better …

Communication Skills

"Mediocrity Is the Enemy": Real Estate's Anti-Guru Gets Real

Same game, different mindset.<p>At the age of 27, Kent Clothier was on top of the world. He was running an 800-million-dollar company, working 15-hour days, and living with all the trappings you might expect a 27-year-old millionaire to indulge in.<p>Less than five years later, he was bankrupt, …

Entrepreneurship

The One Drink You Should Try This Week For Your Hair, Skin & Nails

You deep condition your hair, take care of your skin, and regularly get manicures, but sometimes that's just not enough. However, there are tons of …

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Hasselback potatoes were created in 1953 by Swedish chef-in-training Leif Elisson. Hasselback potatoes are thinly sliced, but not quite through, …

6 Eat-In Kitchens that Won't Make you Miss Your Dining Room

(Image credit: Small Space Design Ideas via Stadshem)<p>Whether you live in a mansion or a Sprinter van, implementing a good space-efficient solution is …

How Parents Make Things Worse For Struggling College Students

It’s a familiar, annual sight during the college orientations I run: at the snack break, a handful of sad looking students peel off from the crowd, …

Self-help

Taste Beyond The Tongue

18 really useful hallway decorating ideas

<b>We're all familiar with the saying 'first impressions count', but why is it that when it comes to our homes, the hallway is the most neglected area</b> …

Why you need to try eye yoga

A recent survey by the Office for National Statistics found that 72% of adults in Great Britain use a computer every day, whilst a 2015 Ofcom survey …

Yoga

A counterintelligence expert says there are 4 types of people — and you can't earn someone's trust without knowing theirs

At some point during his career with the FBI, Robin Dreeke abandoned the "golden rule" — the old adage that you should treat others as you would like to be treated.<p>He replaced it with another guideline, this one from author and speaker Tony Alessandra, called the "platinum rule": Treat others as …

Want Your Kids to Succeed in School and Life? Science Says to Instill This 1 Thing Above All Else

The science is out of UPenn and Stanford; the wisdom is timeless.<p>When Angela Lee Duckworth was a young teacher in New York, she became obsessed with something seemingly simple yet remarkably hard to predict: why did some students "succeed" (learn the material and perform well), while others didn't? …

Self-improvement

6 Easy Ways to Get the Respect You Want

Knowledge will give you power, character will give you respect.<p>Respect and leadership go hand in hand. It's a fundamental principle: To lead others, you first have to earn their respect. But it goes much deeper. Great leadership creates a climate of respect, an environment that sets high standards …

Leadership

10 things you should do every day to improve your life, according to science

These are the 10 things that scientific research shows can help improve your life.<p>1. Get out <b>in nature</b><p>You probably seriously underestimate how …

Happiness

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

4 Little Things that Will Matter a Lot More to You in 40 Years

God willing, you’ll be gifted another 40 years of life experience.But even if you aren’t, the core principle of this article remains relevant:<b>As you</b> …

Positive Thinking

5 Important Lessons People Usually Learn Too Late in Life

As humans, we will always consider the past and find something we wish we'd done differently.<p><i>"What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</b> …

personalimprovement

6 Crucial Things to Do in Your First 100 Days in a New Leadership Role

You've signed the offer, now what?<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The rate of change in technology is unmatched. Companies are constantly being funded, getting acquired and, unfortunately, going out of business. These dynamic conditions create both challenges …

Employment

10 Things Your Landscape Architect Wishes You Knew (But Is Too Polite to Tell You)

By all accounts, landscape architects Gretchen Whittier and Kate Stickley are courteous people. They must be: after all, along with partner Vera …

These Moves Won't Give You a Butt Like J.Lo's, but They Will Tone Your Glutes

No matter what the state of your—err—ass-ets, we can all agree that better booty is a commonly coveted thing. Of course, “better” is a relative word, …

This 20-Minute Power Yoga Workout Will Strengthen and Stretch From Head to Toe

Yoga is a great addition to any fitness routine. Unlike your high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts or weight-lifting sessions, yoga is …

Workouts

Try Making Someone Else's Day. This 1 Sentence Will Show You How

Be a force of positivity and growth for your employees with 1 powerful sentence and 13 tips.<p>We might not realize it, but our self-esteem and self-confidence are under assault every single day.<p>I recently conducted research that revealed a shocking 93 percent of employees have experienced some sort …

Self-help

35 Simple Ways Spray Paint Can Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Find something that gold spray paint can't fix. Try.

35 Plank Variations That Will Strengthen and Tone Every Inch of Your Body

A plank is anything but basic. The move simultaneously works the upper body and core without needing a single piece of equipment to do so. Adding the move into your regular routine will help you become stronger and leaner and can help offset everyday aches and pains. But why stick to the same old, …

Workouts

Home improvement: 13 ideas for a perfect patio

Depending on the space you've got to work with, the patio realistic for you will be different. However, here you can see some beautiful examples to …

Landscaping

Living with Houseplants: Four Years Later in a Brooklyn Apartment

The first time we visited Summer Rayne Oakes in 2013, the wellness author and houseplant enthusiast was living in Brooklyn with more plants than we’d …

Six sciatica stretches for pain relief

Sciatica itself is not a condition, but a very uncomfortable symptom of many potential problems in the back, pelvis, and hip.<p>People with sciatica …

Here's 7 Pancakes From Around The World That Will Change The Way You Think About Pancakes

Which one would you eat?

How to increase mental toughness: 4 secrets of Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Special Forces

20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

From Steve Jobs to Thomas Jefferson, these quotes will inspire you to become a better leader.<p>Albert Einstein once said, "The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity… out of discord, harmony… and out of difficulty, opportunity."<p>Being a leader is no easy task -- it takes hard work, …

Thomas Jefferson

4 Simple Habits That Earn You Instant Respect at Work

If you make a commitment, honor it.<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus.</i><p><b>Answer by John L. Miller, Software Engineer/Architect who</b> …

Quora