Kendra Darigan

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Stop Being So Positive

We’ve all heard a great deal about the power of positive thinking. Organizations encourage it among their employees in an effort to boost performance and engagement, and it’s a key tenet of “managing yourself” well; affirmative messages about perseverance, resilience, and vision adorn many an …

Why Leaders Lack Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Over the past century, the heartless, no-nonsense CEO has become something of an icon--and a cliché--in American society. Hollywood would have us believe that the Machiavellian chief executive is still alive and well. Whether it's The Donald from <i>The Apprentice</i> or Jack Donaghy from <i>30 Rock</i>, these …

Emotional Intelligence

The Power of Dignity in the Workplace

Imagine that you’ve been working in your job for a while. You enjoy your work, know how to do it well, and take pride in the results you produce. And then one day things change. Perhaps a new boss is hired from the outside, who doesn’t talk to you or your colleagues in sufficient depth to …

Why Great Leaders Get Angry--and Show It | Inc.com

Think about remarkably successful entrepreneurs. They're logical. They're rational. In the face of crisis or danger or even gross incompetence, they remain steely-eyed, focused, and on point.<p>They don't get angry--or at the very least they don't <i>show</i> their anger.<p>Unless, of course, they happen to be …

Anger Management

Ten Life Tips For Digital Nomads

Ally Basak Russell, who leads the international marketing team at oDesk, a marketplace for online work headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., compiled a list of tips that have helped her find success as a digital nomad working in locations around the world. Russell, who is currently based in …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Apps

20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

Australia

Cheap Travel Insurance

Find Travel Insurance<p>If you prefer to travel adventurously, take the road less traveled, get off the beaten path and experience more than just lying …

How to Recover From an Incompetent Manager | Inc.com

It happens in many, if not most, companies: you've hired a manager who's less than competent. Firing the person is only the first step to solving the problem. Damage has been done to the team, which can be a trickier situation to mend.<p>Roger Schwarz, president and CEO of Roger Schwarz & Associates …

Leadership
Entrepreneurship

10 Adventures You Can Only Experience in South Africa

All of us who love to travel and believe in bucket lists probably have listed South Africa among the most desired of all destinations. In survey after survey, people who love exploring the world mention South Africa as a must-see place.<p>There are literally hundreds of unique and exciting things to …

South Africa

The best places to learn something together

You and your beloved probably do lots of stuff together in daily life, from critiquing films to hitting the gym. But a honeymoon is different - so the experiences you share should be different, too. Why not plunge into surfing, sail through the air on a trapeze or try your hand at tango for a …

Buenos Aires

10 best things to climb

Over ice and iron girders, shinnying up temples and scaling rainforest trees – tackle the world’s most worthwhile ways to reach the top. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i> we've gathered together ten things to go up, from the somewhat gentle to the downright difficult. …

Sydney
Travel

10 Mistakes That'll Ruin Your Trip

Even the dreamiest of trips can go off the rails when you fall into one of these all-too-common travel traps. We've been there—and we've brought back …

Top 10 Travel Mistakes and How Not to Make Them

Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.<p>Even the most meticulously planned trip is subject to snafus, but with a little insider know-how, you can avoid making the common mistakes that can derail a vacation. Stick to the guidelines below, and you're more …

Top 10

The world's best wild swims

Little can match the pleasure of taking a dip in a secluded spot. Sliding into a river or striking out for the centre of a lake, it’s impossible not to feel as if you’ve become part of the scene, rather than simply marvelling at it.<p>Indulge in one of these stunning swims and we promise they’ll make …

Yellowstone National Park

12 Must-Try Street Foods Around the World

"Street food, I believe, is the salvation of the human race."<p>So proclaimed Anthony Bourdain, passionate street food advocate and consumer, at the …

Phnom Penh

Top 5 alternative New Zealand road trips

<i>Who can resist the urge to hit the open (and almost empty) road in New Zealand? Certainly not us...but don't forget that the country has urban adventures aplenty, too. Check out our selection of lesser known (but no less wonderful) road trips, then head over to BBC Travel to find out about the</i> …

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Barcelona's top museums and galleries

<i>This highlighted list of museums and galleries is taken from Lonely Planet's city guide to</i> <i>Barcelona</i><i>.</i><p>GALLERIES<p>CaixaForum<p><i>Image of CaixaForum by</i> <i>montuno</i><br>Housed in a former Modernista factory, an outstanding brick caprice by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, this extensive private collection of contemporary art is …

Barcelona

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Hiking

Six Principles for Developing Humility as a Leader

Whether we’re looking at business or politics, sports or entertainment, it’s clear we live in an era of self-celebration. Fame is equated with success, and being self-referential has become the norm. As a result we are encouraged to pump ourselves full of alarming self-confidence. Bluster and the …

Four Extreme Leadership Principles Of A Navy SEAL

Have you ever felt like making a comparison between entrepreneurship and extreme competitive sports? If so, you’re not the first. My team member Adam Torkildson drew my attention this week to someone he met through his interest in extreme fitness–Mark DeLisle, a former Navy SEAL and current fitness …

Leadership

The Pearl Of Leadership Comes From Collaborative Action

Serendipitous to the opening chapter of the book, <i>The Mona Lisa Is So Small,</i> I was at the <i>Muse</i><i>é de Louvre</i> visiting the magnificent collection of Italian masters when I received notification of a copy of <i>Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization</i>(Wiley 2013). My reaction was quite …

Top Five Things To Do In Sydney

<i>Letter from London</i> has been turned upside down. Every year, I spend a few months working in the beloved land of my second citizenship, get out the prized Aussie passport and shout, “G’day Australia!”<p>So welcome, for a few months, to <i>LETTER FROM SYDNEY.</i> (Don’t worry London, the love will return.)<p>To …

5 Questions To Ask When Planning Your Big Trip

[section]So, you know you want to travel. More than that, you’ve decided that you will travel! The firm commitment has been made, and you’re actively …

Asia Travel

The First Timer’s Guide to Train Travel in Europe

[section]Who hasn’t dreamed of taking in the breathtaking sights of the Austrian Alps, or spotting tiny villages across the French countryside, or …

Trains