Failure: A Resource Guide

By Jeramiah Martin | Curated and original content that provides the reasons for, and necessary steps to achieve optimal failure as a pathway to success. Fail to begin, or begin to fail. There are no alternatives.

Are You A Thinker or a Non-Thinker? Take The Need For Cognition Test to Find Out

Here’s a perfect excuse to lounge around. People of higher intelligence were found to spend more time in leisurely activity, being less physical than …

This Googler Explains How To Design Your Time Rather Than Manage It

Breaking all your tasks into quadrants can help you become more strategic about how you work.<p>For many of us, work can feel like a never-ending cycle of long meetings, overflowing inboxes, and urgent demands. No matter how fast we go or how hard we work, there’s far more to do every day than there …

The U.S. Government Launches a $100-Million "Apollo Project of the Brain"

Three decades ago, the U.S. government launched the Human Genome Project, a 13-year endeavor to sequence and map all the genes of the human species. …

How to Maximize Your Content's Reach on Social Media

It's not tough to publish on social media: With a few clicks you have a post on Facebook, a tweet on Twitter, or a video on YouTube.<p>The tough part, …

Digital Marketing

5 Ways To Avoid Suing Your Customers

This week it was reported that a restaurant owner intends to sue a customer for posting a bad online review. This, because the restaurant owner seeks …

15 Simple And Effective Motivational Ways To Reset Your Life And Reinvent Yourself

Busy works schedules, toxic relationships, bad habits — there are many things that make living a tough job. If that’s how you feel about life, here …

Bestselling author Susan Cain shares a simple trick to help introverts succeed at work

One of a leader's toughest jobs is figuring out how to manage different personalities.<p>When you've got a bunch of reserved introverts and outspoken extroverts together in a room, how do you make sure that everyone has a chance to do their best work?<p>Susan Cain, author of the 2012 bestselling book …

How to Influence People: The Most Overlooked Secret

<b>Bonus:</b> I learned how to earn influence by being a great guest at the blogs of influential people. Here are two free videos and a downloadable eBook …

Success

095: Why Time Management Doesn’t Work: Interview with Alli Worthington [Podcast]

Have you ever had to kill a project you were thrilled about? Letting go of something is hard but sometimes necessary when you’re over-committed to …

Time Management

14 Ways to Keep Your Best Employees Motivated

YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some folks about how they keep their employees motivated. Here are their answers: What is one strategy you …

Employment

re:Work - JetBlue: Hiring crewmembers with the skills to thrive

When it comes to crewmembers hired under the new process, JetBlue found a solid relationship between assessment scores and eventual success in …

5 trends that will change how we use social media in 2016

It’s been a memorable year in social media. 2015 saw the birth of live social streaming, with apps like Periscope and Meerkat winning over early …

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Lacking Motivation? Follow These Steps to Get Back on Track.

Not long ago, a business owner who reads my column asked me this question:<p><i>I was wondering what do you do when your motivation level is lacking, as well as your self esteem? What do you do to regain the motivation needed to move on with your plans and pursue your networking endeavors?</i><p>This is a great …

7 Mistakes Leaders Make That Make Everyone Miserable

From Enron to Volkswagen, we’ve watched in horror as leaders who lack integrity have destroyed businesses time and again. But the real tragedy happens when regular leaders, who are otherwise great, sabotage themselves, day after day, with mistakes that they can’t see but are obvious to everyone …

Leadership

The Key to Becoming Successful at Anything

Regardless of the destination, this will help you get there.<p>How do you define success?<p>For some, it could be building a sustainable business. For others, it means finding more time to spend with your loved ones. How about filling your spiritual need or finding a higher calling? (If you're like me, …

Success

Researchers have discovered a much faster way to learn new skills

If you're trying to improve your golf swing or master that tricky guitar chord progression, here's some good news from researchers at Johns Hopkins University: You may be able to double how quickly you learn skills like these by introducing subtle variations into your practice routine.<p>The received …

Johns Hopkins University

How to Motivate Your Team the Right Way

Effective Leaders Know How to Focus on the Future

The demand for measurable outcomes has historically posed an enduring challenge for strategic foresight projects both within and beyond government. …

The Complete Guide to Segmented Social Messaging

Social media marketing forges ahead every single day, infusing relationships between B2B companies and their prospects and customers with a richness …

Ten Ways Salespeople Can Crush Social Selling

Social Selling | Image Credit: binyaminmellish<p>Social selling techniques and activities will help you drastically improve and warm up connections, …

Marketing

Five Smart Career Moves To Make In 2016

Is it mid-February already? In two weeks our managers are going to start asking us to prepare first-quarter reports, so if you haven’t thought about your career goals for 2016 yet, you don’t have any time to waste.<p>The first big career move to make in 2016 is to pick a career strategy for the year. …

Careers

11 Signs You Have the Grit You Need to Succeed

There are a ton of qualities that can help you succeed, and the more carefully a quality has been studied, the more you know it's worth your time and energy.<p>Angela Lee Duckworth was teaching seventh grade when she noticed that the material wasn't too advanced for any of her students. They all had …

Self-improvement

Bill Gates' mastery of this productivity technique fueled his massive success

It was February 1975 and Bill Gates, a Harvard sophomore who looked 15 years old at best, typed line after line of code that would become the software behind Microsoft, which would launch two months later.<p>Gates, his business partner Paul Allen, and a Harvard math student named Monte Davidoff spent …

Reasons Not to Grow Up or Reasons to Pretend You Didn’t

This year my oldest son will turn thirteen years old. I feel fortunate to say that, at twelve, he is still a little boy. He is a little boy in body …

7 Steps to Stay Motivated Even When You See No Results

Have you ever felt like giving up on your goal after months (or years) of pursuing it with no results?<p>You’re not alone.<p>I once worked 14-hour days for …

9 “Smartcuts” To Accelerate Your Success

Have you ever looked at someone who achieved rapid success, and with awe or even jealousy, wondered, “How did she do that?”You know what I’m talking …

Success

Why You Should Start Taking Risks INFOGRAPHIC

We talk a lot about Rebellious Leaders here at Switch & Shift, and have had endless discussions with our colleagues about the need for more …

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