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11 Body Positive Books to Read This Summer

Summer can be a tricky time for body positivity. It’s a time when “bikini body” becomes an (all too) often-used phrase and baring your body becomes a bit of a necessity. And there are lots of options for body positive health and fitness books, but what if you just want something to bring with you …

19 Earthy DIY Decor Ideas for the Taurus Home

Taurus-born babes, listen up! Your birth month has arrived amidst another spring, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a round of DIY zodiac wall art and other home projects. We know your earthy spirit isn’t one to shy from oversized furniture and natural furnishings, and, as a …

Scientists are floored by what’s happening in the Arctic right now

New data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggest that January of 2016 was, for the globe, a truly extraordinary month. Coming off the hottest year ever recorded (2015), January saw the greatest departure from average of any month on record, according to data …

Global Warming

A Mental Trick to Help with Challenging Conversations

Imagine the colleague with whom you have a very challenging relationship, the person who makes the most innocuous conversation tense and uncomfortable. Regardless of the topic, this person opposes you and approaches things as an adversary rather than an ally.<p>Once you can visualize that person …

Forget resolutions—use these nerdy lifehacks to make life a little better in a lot of ways

It’s New Year’s. You want to set goals, and achieve them. But, realistically, you’re probably not going to. Researchers find that anywhere from 40% to 8% of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions successfully stick to them.<p>The problem is that people often aim to completely overhaul their lives, …

Nutrition

The 10 Hottest Online Classes for Professionals

Coursera reveals which classes were most in demand among business leaders this year.<p>Thanks to the wonders of tech, these days you don't need to go back to school to polish up your skills. You can learn just about anything online and usually for free. The problem then isn't access. It's an …

Break Your Big Goals into Small Steps

11 tough truths about leadership that no one talks about

Ever wondered how the greatest leaders are able to handle being at the top so effortlessly?<p>The truth is, these highly successful people do stumble, worry, and doubt themselves.<p>"Great leaders know that every step they take, every decision they make, matters in the end," says author and public …

Success

Five Signs Your Boss Doesn't Know What You Do

I was very young the first time I wound up working for a guy who didn’t have a clue what my job was. I was twenty-five. I was the HR manager in our company, a wild and woolly place. There was always something random going on with our employees.<p>My boss came in because one of the higher-ups figured …

Leadership Myth Busting

In his book, Leading from the Emerging Future, Otto Scharmer speaks to three pervasive leadership myths that reinforce the status quo that we observe around us. They sound like sensible propositions, but all of them send us in the wrong direction:<p>Myth 1: The leader is the person at the top. …

Boosting Employee Motivation With Gratitude

When we talk about ways to foster gratitude and motivation in the workplace, we’ll often talk about manners. And these go beyond saying <i>please</i> and <i>thank you</i>. Manners are nothing more or less than how we treat the people around us — whether or not we make them feel like a valued and included part of …

Employee Engagement

Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?

If you want to silence a room of executives, try this small trick. Ask them, “Why would anyone want to be led by you?” We’ve asked just that question for the past ten years while consulting for dozens of companies in Europe and the United States. Without fail, the response is a sudden, stunned …

Agile Project Management In eLearning Development

<b>The Role Of Agile Project Management In eLearning Development</b><p>“Businesses today are seeing an increasing need to more rapidly adapt to changing …

The Fundamental Difference Between Leading And Managing: Influence Versus Direction

Leaders influence. Managers direct. While it may not be that black and white, leaders generally do focus on what matters and why as managers focus on how. Both use different forms of influence and direction at different times. But leaders have a bias to influencing by inspiring and enabling through …

The Powerful Effect of Noticing Good Things at Work

Over the course of a typical workday, negative and positive things inevitably happen to you. If you’re like most people, you tend to focus mainly, or even exclusively, on negative experiences. They’re what you ruminate over, what you talk to your friend about as you’re driving home, what you …

Study Reveals How Women Can Thrive By Exhibiting Caring Assertiveness

The last few years has seen a new term added to the modern working lexicon – the queen bee. It describes a woman in the workplace who strives to get ahead by adopting masculine character traits such as aggression and abrasiveness. Such behavior is especially common in traditionally male …

“Leadership Qualities” vs. Competence: Which Matters More?

There’s sometimes a disconnect between how we talk about leadership qualities (we tend to use words like <i>authority</i>, <i>power</i>, and <i>emotional intelligence</i>) and what we actually require from the people leading teams and other working groups (arguably, competence and a deep knowledge of the specific work …

The best free online business courses starting in November

From the ashes of World War II came microwave ovens and televisions. As America was mired in the Great Depression, a failed actor named Dale Carnegie published "How To Win Friends and Influence People."<p>Today, Carnegie's teachings seem intuitive. Who doesn't strive to be a friendly listener who …

Guy Places Rings Of Bacon In Muffin Tin – Your Mouth Will Water Over The Result

There are an endless number of creative breakfast ideas floating around the internet, but YouTube's Life Hacks channel offers something fresh with …

Breakfast

No Fuss, No Muss: 7 Simple Dinner Recipes Your Family Will Love

Weeknight dinners should full of flavor, not fuss. These easy recipes prove that you can create healthy and delicious meals for your family with minimal hassle.<p><b>1. Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas</b><p>These crisp tortillas filed with gooey melted cheddar, shredded rotisserie chicken and a smoky …

Not an Introvert, Not an Extrovert? You May Be An Ambivert

Sometimes social, sometimes solitary, ambiverts often make good sales people<p>Emeroy Bernardo enjoys spending time alone, meditating, exercising and working. When he goes out for dinner or drinks with friends, he sometimes quietly observes people’s facial expressions and body language. Often when …

Psychology

How Can You Build Your Emotional Intelligence?

<i>Are you failing to connect with your employees to motivate and inspire them? Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., is a renowned expert on emotional intelligence</i> …

Advice for Budding Trainers

Today, I received another message in my LinkedIn inbox asking me for advice on becoming a trainer. I have been asked this question by many …

This Hilarious TED Talk Demonstrates Every Bad Meeting You've Ever Attended | Inc.com

You've just come into work. As you're getting set up for the day, a co-worker comes in and proceeds to walk out with your chair, without saying a word. No comments on why he needs it, or if and when he's going to bring it back. Just up and out.<p>How would you react?<p>That's how David Grady begins his …

TED Talks

Best apps for college students: the ultimate survival guide

Apps are essential for the modern college student. Let’s face it—your smartphone and its arsenal of tools probably trump textbooks.<p>From file management, scheduling, studying, networking and basic survival, we’ve listed virtually every app you need to make college fun and fruitful. So when you’re …

The Best Ways To Deal With Criticism

People often take criticism as a personal attack, but criticism can often be positive if you know how to interpret it.<p>Criticism is part of life, but often times being criticized can make us feel like we aren’t good enough, like we’ve done something wrong, or even cause us to be uncertain about our …

One of My Best People Is Looking For A New Job: Ask Madeleine

<i>Dear Madeleine,</i><p><i>I manage a fairly large team of supervisors. The days are long and hectic but I have a good flow going with the group.</i><p><i>Recently,</i> …

8 Key Tactics For Developing Employees

Finding great talent is hard, but what’s even more challenging is keeping the talent you have engaged so they will stay. Unless you continually reinvest in developing your employees with successful on-boarding and ongoing training—helping them reach their full potential—they may leave and you will …

Employee Engagement

Here's How Course Designers Use Animations in E-Learning

E-Learning Animations <b>RECAP</b> #76: Challenge | Recap<p>Thanks to everyone who shared demos or feedback in this week's challenge. I know the e-learning …

How to Fall Back in Love with Your Job

Even exciting jobs have boring days. And when you’ve been doing the same tasks, going to the same office, and working with the same people day in and day out, you’re bound to fall into a rut on occasion. When that happens, how do you recognize what’s happening and counteract it? What can you do to …