Karin Lilja

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17 tools for radical openness: some thoughts and tools for re-balancing power in your organisation.

If last time I shared my perspective on how radical openness can be used as a potential leveller to power imbalance in organisations, this time, I …

Here's How to Avoid a Disastrous Startup Idea

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

How To Set Up Your Own Meditation Room – Creating A Design Plan

Although the exact benefits of meditation are still being uncovered and there is to clear definition of this type of activity, everything discovered …

Say Goodbye to Your Company Homepage

The homepage is dead. Long live the homepage.<p>At a conference last week, I talked with reps from the company NowThis, which creates videos for brands and feeds them to social media en masse. A passing comment during a pitch for their company caught my attention: They said the homepage is dying. Or …

10 Simple Ways You Can Stop Yourself From Overthinking

Here are 10 simple ideas to help overthinkers stop spinning their wheels.<p>Overthinking doesn't sound so bad on the surface--thinking is good, right?<p>But overthinking can cause problems.<p>When you overthink, your judgments get cloudy and your stress gets elevated. You spend too much time in the …

How to Apply Design Thinking—to Your Own Life

A review of Ayse Birsel's "Design the Life You Love: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Meaningful Future"<p>A New Year's resolution is the easiest …

A Tale of Two Sisters: The Introvert and The Extrovert

More often than not, I find them together. Sisters.<p>They squabble, as siblings do, but the squabbles are few and far between. These days, I mostly hear them laughing together. Private jokes. I am content not to understand. The sound of their laughter is enough.<p>I had only a brother. I skulk in …

The 4 Types of Productivity Styles

Within weeks of starting my first job out of college, I was sent to the in-house time management training program. I dutifully attended the class and …

Productivity

Even Scientists Think You're Working Too Early in the Morning

One way to ensure that adults get more sleep? Delay the morning start time of work--or at least make it flexible.<p>You already know you should be getting seven to nine hours of shut-eye a night. But are you? Probably not. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30 percent of …

Study: A special vegetable diet could protect against further cognitive decline in old age

Cognitive decline is a normal part of aging but a study by scientists at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago showed that elderly adults who strictly followed the MIND diet were 7.5 years younger cognitively over a period of nearly five years than those who adhered the least.<p>"The study …

Alzheimer's Disease

Why Instagram should be part of every business

It’s common knowledge that a massive amount of digital content is being created daily on social networks. How much is massive? Every second there are 2,100 new posts on Instagram bringing an average of 180 million uploads each day. This rate of content creation spells nothing but opportunity for …

James Rhodes: 'Find what you love and let it kill you'

After the inevitable "How many hours a day do you practice?" and "Show me your hands", the most common thing people say to me when they hear I'm a pianist is "I used to play the piano as a kid. I really regret giving it up". I imagine authors have lost count of the number of people who have told …

The Five Behaviors That Define The News Business

The digital world has changed so much about how we publish. And yet, if you look around you, we see almost no change in how things are done. The …

Biggest Startup Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

No matter the industry or your experience, launching a new company is a risky endeavor. Forbes contributor Tom Taulli reached out to some successful founders and asked what lesson they advise entrepreneurs to keep in mind.

Entrepreneurship

This is how the creator of Zen Habits changed his life

In 2005, Leo Babauta was in a bad place: he was overweight, in debt, a smoker, and a procrastinator. He felt stuck and he didn’t know how to change …

Minimalism

10 Digital Marketing Questions Every Small Business Should Answer Yes To

If you don’t answer yes to these questions, there is opportunity for great improvement to be made in your digital marketing.<p>1 – Do you have the …

Marketing

Why Crafting Is Great For Your Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains

Knit one. Purl one. Knit one. Purl one. Knit one. Purl one. The rhythmic and repetitive nature of knitting is calming, comforting and contemplative. …

Knitting

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from India

What did Indian gardens look like before the invaders arrived? The Mughals imposed their 16th century Persian constraints–they were all for walls and …

When It Comes to Naming Your Startup, Simple Is Better

Ever hear of Doostang? Probably not. The careers site, born during the Web 2.0 era, ended up as a poster child for oddly named digital companies. Its …

75 Reasons Green Food Is the Best Food

Yes, we compiled 75 recipes in honor of our favorite color of food.<p><b>Sometimes, we just can't get enough green.</b> No, really. So we created this monster slideshow that celebrates our favorite color of food. Break out these recipes on St. Patrick's Day if you want to get really festive.

Cooking

Kale, Apple and Pancetta Salad

5 stars based on 25 votes<p>Made with shredded kale, radicchio, crisp pancetta, tart apples, pecans and a zingy maple vinaigrette, this beautiful fall …

Success Will Come and Go, But Integrity Is Forever

If I could teach only one value to live by, it would be this: Success will come and go, but integrity is forever. Integrity means doing the right thing at all times and in all circumstances, whether or not anyone is watching. It takes having the courage to do the right thing, no matter what the …

May

29<p>“Your time is your investment. What are you investing your time into? Are you spending your time on something that will pay off in the future?” …

The Do's And Don'ts Of Creativity

“Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought.” – Albert Einstein<p>Creativity is one of the most intrinsically rewarding endeavors we engage in. Creativity requires a combination of innovation, inspiration, and a tremendous amount of hard work. It allows …

Creativity

Garden Visit: At Home with June Blake in Ireland’s County Wicklow

Irish plantswoman June Blake used to be a jeweler, so it’s perhaps no surprise that her garden, in the words of garden writer Fionnuala Fallon, “is …

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