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Essential Viewing: 8 Of The Best Ted Talks For Men

Let’s face it: TED’s “Ideas Worth Spreading” aren’t always worth spreading. Instead of learning something that will change your life, you may end up …

Time Management Tips | How to Live on 24 Hours Per Day | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: As you look back on the year that has just past, do you feel as though you spent another 12 months merely existing instead of truly</i> …

Seven Executive Leadership Lessons In Honor Of Star Wars Episode VII

As a lifelong fan of Star Wars, I found it exciting when the third trailer for the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII, The Force Awakens was released. Part of the appeal of the Star Wars saga is that it is the classic hero’s journey. But there’s a lot more. Having worked with leaders in over 25 …

Leadership

How to Speed Read | The Art of Manliness

When Theodore Roosevelt did things, he did them with gusto. That included reading. Roosevelt was a voracious reader. The man devoured books like a …

10 Surprising Scientific Facts About Teams

The most recent scientific research proves that much of what we thought we knew about teams is mostly dead wrong.<p>Everyone knows that “teamwork” is important to success, but it’s only been recently that scientists have “cracked the code” of what makes a team successful.<p>The newly published Team …

7 More Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well

Want to be remarkably productive? Give your brain what it needs to perform at its best.<p>Sometimes you sit down to a difficult task and find yourself flying through it, solving problems with aplomb, and coming up with new and creative approaches. Other times, you can’t seem to get off square one. You …

15 Characteristics of Extraordinary Teams (Infographic)

Some good but perhaps a bit naive advice about teams, along with a real-world translation.<p>A couple of days ago, I posted some unexpected scientific research about teams. By coincidence, I also received an infographic about teamwork from the UK-based insurance firm Unum. Here it is (with my comments …

How to Settle Your Mind | The Art of Manliness

The modern man often leads a rather harried life. There are exams to ace, bills to pay, diapers to change, and annoying co-workers to contend with. …

17 Intriguing Books Entrepreneurs Recommend You Read

Looking for a long-read recommendation not suggested by an algorithm or off of the current best-seller list? After interviewing over 60 entrepreneurs, here's a list of intriguing suggestions to use to select your next read.<p>#Girlboss, anything by marketing guru Seth Godin and the Stephen Covey's …

Books

How Great Leaders Build Loyalty

Your success as a CEO should be based on how many employees you've made smarter than you.<p>When I was 22 years old, my grandfather taught me one of the most important lessons I've learned about leadership. We had just grown our company to 6 people, and I remember I was scared out of my mind about how …

Business Strategy

How to Bald Gracefully: Tips and Hairstyles for Balding Men | The Art of Manliness

You’re noticing more hair in your sink and in your shower. But for awhile you ignore it. Then one day you’re staring at your ugly mug in the mirror, …

17 Simple Habits That Make You Look More Professional

Unprofessional? Here are the behaviors that send the opposite, more positive message.<p><i>(A quick note before we get started. I wrote the following in response to reader feedback to another column: 10 Bad Habits That Make You Look Really Unprofessional. This post is the counterpoint to that one.)</i><p>Here's …

5 Practical Habits That Will Make You Happier at Work

When you're happier at work you're more successful. Here's how to increase your happiness.<p>There are a lot of things you can do to be happier at work no matter what your level of happiness already is. When you love your job, it's much easier to smile and have a more positive attitude. If you think …

From Mythology to Masculinity: How the Hero’s Journey Can Help You Become a Better Man | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from John Romaniello.</i><p>I want to tell you about a book that will change your life. The book isn’t new. In fact, it …

The Cyclical Nature of History | The Art of Manliness

As is the generation of leaves, so to of men:<br>At one time the wind shakes the leaves to the ground<br>but then the flourishing woods<br>Gives birth, and the …

The Importance of Punctuality | The Art of Manliness

The life of George Washington was characterized by a scrupulous regard for punctuality.<p>When he asked a man to bring by some horses he was interested …

5 Ways to Zap Negative Thoughts

Plagued by doubts and stresses? Don't try to suppress them. Use these techniques instead.<p>How do you get someone to think about a pink elephant? Just tell them not to think about one.<p>Perhaps you've heard of this classic psychological thought experiment that illustrates the impracticality of simply …

Unleash Your Inner Steve Jobs: 5 Habits of Visionary Thinkers

How you execute and spread your ideas is what truly gets you noticed.<p>Want to be seen as a leading thinker? Want to be the Seth Godin or Malcolm Gladwell of your field?<p>Want to revolutionize entire industries -- and business paradigms -- like Steve Jobs?<p>It’s not easy. It takes a lot more than sitting …

You Will Find Time for Anything You Are Committed To

Rather than focusing on the immediate task, think about the overall outcome that this task will lead you toward. It's much easier to get excited about the ultimate outcome and see how today's task ladders up to your desired result.<p>Are you procrastinating right now? This article will help you …

Productivity

Simple Is Hard: Design Secrets of Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs

According to many iconic leaders, simple is hard, but it's also an incredible advantage. So if you make time to make things simple, your customers will thank you.<p>The French philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal once penned a letter to a friend in which, at the end, he wrote: "If I had more …

3 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently

Author Nido Qubein says: "Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets."<p>We all want to be more productive, don’t we? To that end, many of us gravitate toward various time-management tips and other tactical approaches. While these can …

Time Management

A Manager's 10-Step Guide for Hiring Top Talent

Hiring managers need to take 100% responsibility for whom they hire and how it's done. These 10 steps describe how it should be done.<p>It took me 30 years to find out where all of the best people hang out. I then drew this map. If you look closely, you'll find them all in the Talent Sweet Spot in the …

20 All-Time Best Steve Jobs Quotes

Steve Jobs died in 2011, but his legacy as the co-founder of Apple lives on. He was a master of innovation, an entrepreneur to model. Here are his all-time best quotes.<p>Which is your favorite Jobs quote? Post it on my Twitter feed.<p>1. "Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to …

8 Books Jeff Bezos Thinks Every Boss Should Buy

Amazon's CEO gives his recommendations for world's best business books.<p>Previous posts have brought you Bill Gates’s summer reading suggestions, Elon Musk’s must-reads, the books that Steve Jobs liked, and Warren Buffett's reading list for would-be billionaires.<p>With Amazon celebrating its 20th …

Applying the Ethos of the Craftsman to Our Everyday Lives | The Art of Manliness

Across cultures and time, the archetype of the craftsman has represented man’s ability to create and has been the mark of mature manhood. He is <i>homo</i> …

3 Things Leaders Do That Kill Employees' Creativity

Leaders inadvertently squelch great ideas all the time. Make sure you're not making these mistakes.<p>You want your employees' creativity to be like free-range chicken: controlled, yet free to roam around.<p>At the same time, you need to be careful when it comes to creativity, or else you can …

6 Ways to Keep Your Remote Workers Engaged and Productive

Telecommuting employees can become isolated. Here's how to make sure they stay part of your team.<p>Do you rely on work from employees who spend some or all of their time working away from your office? If you're like most business owners or managers, the answer is almost certainly yes. According to …

5 Ways To Get Good Answers From An Interview Without Grilling The Candidate

Do you approach the interview process like an interrogation or a conversation? Or, I’ll put it another way: When sitting across the table from a potential hire, is your style more Peace Corps or Marine Corps?<p>If you’ve only had challenging interview experiences yourself, you might think they’re all …