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Yale's Most Popular Class Ever Teaches How to Live a Happier Life (Here's What Students Learn)

The fact the class is so wildly popular speaks to the state of mental health on campuses today--and in your workplace. Audit the course by reading on.<p>News flash--adult life is filled with unhappiness traps and the search for keys to happiness (or even a good happiness hack to help us get by).<p>It …

Happiness

Jeff Bezos: Ask Yourself 1 Question to Make Truly Important Decisions (and Avoid Lifelong Regrets)

The Amazon founder asked himself one question before he quit a good job and started an Internet bookstore.<p>Regret is a funny thing.<p>When we think about something major we want to do -- start a business, change careers, move, etc. -- we think about how much we'll regret making that decision if it …

9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list.<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs …

7 Ways to Become a More Effective Lifelong Learner

If a key to success is lifelong learning, then you'll want to embrace that. Here's how.<p>In any survey of self-made millionaires, you're likely to notice that they say one of the keys to their success is they never stop learning.<p>If it has been a while since you left college, you may have lost the …

9 lessons about life I wish I'd known 30 years ago

At 57 years old, I'm able to look back and view my life in an utterly different light from when I was 40, 30 or 20. So much of what I believed was crucial to my success and happiness when I was in my 20s and 30s proved to be erroneous and misguided.<p>And most of those misguided notions were based on …

Positive Thinking

How Building 1 Keystone Habit Can Transform Your Life

Making significant change in your life can be as easy as starting each day with a glass of water. No...really.<p>This is the time of season where gym membership enrollment goes through the roof. I am sure self-help books are flying of the shelves right now too. We are telling ourselves that this is …

If You Want to Make a New Year's Resolution That Will Change Your Life (And One You'll Actually Stick To) Make It This

It could improve your mental and physical health without having to set foot in the gym.<p>"I'm going to get healthy this year." I've heard countless variations of the "get healthy" resolution from my therapy clients as well as my friends.<p>Some say they're going to hit the gym more often, others say …

8 Principles of Collaborative Leadership

Anyone can be collaborative leader — no matter whether you are the president, a mid-level manager or a front-line supervisor…. no matter whether you …

This 1 Skill Literally Takes a Second to Learn, and It Will Instantly Change Your Life

You'll be more resilient, more humble, and more prepared to take what the entrepreneurial life throws at you.<p>My favorite topic to write about is how to develop a growth mindset, because I believe that the major changes we make in life actually happen instantaneously in our minds.<p>But although it can …

Self-improvement

18 Hard Things to Do If You Want to Be a Successful Leader

Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated about what they do.<p>Nobody ever said that being a leader would be easy. If you've taken more than a couple of steps down the path, you know that leadership comes with challenges and complications at every …

Self-improvement

The 5 Coaching Habits of Excellent Leaders

Excellent leaders really work to build these habits to elevate their team's performance<p>The poem titled, "Who am I?" by an unknown author is poignant:<p><i>I am your constant companion.</i><i>I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden.</i><i>I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.</i><i>I am completely at your</i> …

Leadership

How Successful Solopreneurs Make Money

<b>Dorie Clark,</b> a marketing strategy consultant, answers a burning question: how do people make money off of what they know? She outlines the options for experts who want to monetize their knowledge. Clark explains, using herself and other successful solopreneurs as examples, how to earn revenue from …

Seven Guiding Principles For True Leadership Success

Taking a true measure of our leadership success is no easy task. Do we measure net profit? Gross revenue? Customer satisfaction and loyalty? EBITDA? Quarterly results? Stock price? Social responsibility? While all these yardsticks are crucial, do they really get to the essence of what sustains …

Leadership

4 Things the Best Leaders Say to Their Teams to Get Real Results

Are you encouraging your teams to achieve the results you know they're capable of?<p>Regardless of whether you're leading a team or you're a part of one, what you say and what you do influences those around you. The culture you create by your words and actions is a living thing. You can cultivate it …

Leadership

Good Leaders Are Good Learners

Although organizations spend more than $24 billion annually on leadership development, many leaders who have attended leadership programs struggle to implement what they’ve learned. It’s not because the programs are bad but because leadership is best learned from experience.<p>Still, simply being an …

How New Managers Can Send the Right Leadership Signals

One of the most exciting and — sometimes anxiety-producing transitions in a career — comes when you move from being an individual contributor to becoming a manager. At this juncture, <i>what you think, what you say, and how you show up —</i> in effect, your leadership presence — can have a direct impact on …

Want to Be a Remarkably Likable Boss? These 7 Simple Habits Will Get You There

Becoming a leader is stressful, but these tips will help pave the way to success.<p>Have you just stepped into a leadership position? Maybe you've been a boss for years? Are you stressing out about how you can best carry yourself and your team so that you're a likable boss while still accomplishing …

Leadership

5 Brilliant Ways to Be More Courageous Every Day

Have you ever had an idea or aspiration that scared you? Fears regularly get in the way of things like making a personal commitment or career change, even when they can help you create a life you love. To talk about what it takes to squelch scary feelings, we chatted with Shannon Kaiser, wellness …

Happiness

Keeping A Daily Journal Could Change Your Life.

You know exactly what you want in life.<p><i>"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it." -- </i>J.M. Barrie<p>You know exactly what you want in life. But you can't seem …

Productivity

Forget Picking 3. How to Have it All: Work, Sleep Family, Fitness, and Friends

Why choose three when you can have all five?<p>I'll never forget that headline: Work, Sleep, Family, Fitness, or Friends: Pick 3.<p>Randi Zuckerberg called it the "Entrepreneur's Dilemma" and it sounded all too familiar.<p>At the time I was a mother of two preschool aged children and had just launched my …

Fitness

5 Lessons From a Former Navy SEAL That Will Change the Way You View Leadership Forever

These hard-won Navy SEAL leadership lessons from the height of the Iraq War can help you become a better leader, entrepreneur, and business owner.<p>During the height of the Iraq War, thousands of US Navy SEALs lead some of the toughest and most dangerous missions across insurgent-held cities in Iraq …

Leadership

How to Become a More Well-Rounded Leader

For years, when I spoke with CEOs or senior leaders, it was because they were interested in how my consulting firm could help their employees become more engaged, or innovative, or sustainably high-performing. During the past year – and especially the past six months – I’ve been hearing a different …

A simple chart can help you figure out how you should really be investing your time and energy at work

Amy Jen Su, co-founder and managing partner of Paravis Partners, has a creative solution to this common dilemma, which she explained in a video published by the Harvard Business Review.<p>As Su says in the video, you can use a four-quadrant chart to represent — and prioritize — all your …

Time Management

How Does Virgin CEO Richard Branson Get So Much Done? He Uses This 1 Simple Method

Whether tackling new industries or completing daily tasks, Richard Branson uses this simple method to become focused and productive.<p>Today, Richard Branson's Virgin Group controls over 400 companies worldwide. An iconic entrepreneur, Branson is an inspirational leader with a global brand that …

Time Management

How Can You Tell You're a Good Leader? You Motivate Others By Doing These 4 Things Daily

Everybody has an opinion about the things that bosses do to motivate people. Lets simplify it down to the very things our human nature desires at work.<p>Have you noticed how everyone seems to have an opinion about motivation -- how one is motivated, and how leaders motivate their troops? It's such a …

Team Building

Why Do Employees Quit on Their Bosses? Because They Never Get Asked These Important Questions

According to Gallup research, these questions may be the key to stopping your best people from leaving.<p>For nearly five decades now, ever since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay "The Servant as Leader," leadership thinkers have attempted to replicate, rehash, and reinterpret the concepts …

Employee Engagement

Maybe They're Born With It: 10 Qualities That Make Great Leaders

Not everyone is cut out for it, but there are a few traits that separate the good leaders from the greats.<p>"What makes a great leader" just might be the eighth wonder of the world. There's no cookie cutter formula to it, as some leaders are lauded for things like understanding emotional intelligence …

Leadership

Here's 1 Leadership Trait that Only the Smartest Bosses Will Understand

This is raising the leadership bar high -- very high.<p>Those on the path to good leadership should raise the bar high -- very high. I say this because walking the higher road of integrity with eyes watching your every move in the 8-5 fish bowl can be a very lonely place.<p>But here's the hard truth of …

Leadership

Are You a First-Time Manager? 6 Tips to Start Off Right

Are you ready to be a first-time manager? Perhaps you’ve had some bad managers in the past, and you think this is your chance to do it right. Well, …

Leadership