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Saving grace: The leadership virtue that can help congregations work through conflict

There is a popular joke about displaced pastors preparing three envelopes for their successor to be opened each time the new person runs into trouble.<p>The first time it happens, the new pastor opens the envelope marked No. 1 and it reads, "Blame your predecessor."<p>The second time, the pastor finds a …

Retirement Planning: 3 Things Millennials Need to Know

The funny thing is, small amounts of money over time can make a good retirement.<p>The Millennial generation is coming into its own. According to U.S. Census estimates, Millennials have now passed Baby Boomers as the largest generation, with more than 75 million Americans falling into the 18-34 (as of …

Love Essentially: Men and women – polar opposites when talking love and relationships

Last Friday night, I had the pleasure of sitting on the panel of experts for "The Great Love Debate," a national touring show that had a Chicago stop at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Lincoln Park.<p>Facilitated by the show's host and producer, Brian Howie, along with four other panelists, a crowd …

The CIA's Problem: Subpar Spies

One year ago, CIA Director John Brennan announced sweeping changes at Langley, promising to reorganize the spy service by instituting a slew of bureaucratic fixes to its management structure.<p>Then on Thursday, the CIA acknowledged that it left explosive training material on a children’s school bus …

Here’s How to Burn More Calories on an Elliptical

<i>Your time is precious, so make the most of it. These tips from Self will help you make the most of your elliptical workout.</i><p>Intimidated by the elliptical? Don't be: This gym favorite can be a great way to work out your arms and legs, and can be super helpful when it comes to weight loss, especially …

This CEO Began His Job With 5,000 Handshakes

Giving employees a say and standing by your word. These are the management behaviors that most distinguish the leaders of <i>Fortune’s</i> 100 Best Companies …

14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in " The Automatic Millionaire "; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

Personal Finance

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the " defining decade ," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Libraries

8 Simple Body Language Adjustments That Will Boost Your Confidence

Learn to fake it until you make it.<p>Confidence is key to success in many areas of our lives. Confident people stand out at work, in social situations, and in group settings.<p>Studies have shown that those who appear more confident achieve higher status than their less confident peers.<p>As a result, they …

These Five Motivational Speeches Will Get You off Your Ass

We all know we aren’t reaching our full potential. Our lives are full of empty promises, “maybe’s”, and failed ideas. Failed ideas that we never went …

10 Characteristics of People With High Emotional Intelligence

Do you wonder why certain people are more successful than others? The answer often lies in emotional intelligence, or EQ.<p>Why do certain people achieve more success than others?<p>What is it about how certain people behave and interact, how they are "wired" that drives them to greater success than …

10 Ways to Become a Millionaire in Your 20s

<i>This piece was originally published on Entrepreneur.</i><p>Imagine if you could become a millionaire. How great would it be to have the money you need to …

10 Fall Motivational Quotes

Does it ever feel like the things you want to accomplish always end up on the back burner? If the answer to that question is “yes,” you’re not alone. …

Motivation

20 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Truly Be Yourself

How often have you heard someone telling you to “just be yourself”? In reality, being ourself in a world that is constantly trying to make us …

Why Isis fights

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

Middle East

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

Do these 10 things to change your life forever and for the better. Achieve your dreams and never give up with these tips!

How to be a Badass in Every Aspect of Your Life: 10 Tips From Motivational Coach Jen Sincero

(Photo: Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)<p>Let’s be honest—self-help books can get annoyingly fluffy, often to the point where trying to decipher the …

Relationships

How To Keep Wearing Florals All Fall Like A Boss

Stop and wear the flowers.<p>Rules are made to be broken -- especially when it comes to fashion. You should definitely wear white after Labor Day, and you <i>can</i> rock mom jeans. Also, contrary to popular belief, you can absolutely wear florals in the fall.<p>Bright, beautiful, blossomed patterns are perfect …

The science of forgiveness: “When you don’t forgive you release all the chemicals of the stress response”

<b>(altanaka via Shutterstock)</b><p>Researchers are studying how we can let go of our grievances and live a healthier life. Here’s how it works<p>Megan Feldman Bettencourt<p>August 24, 2015 2:26am (UTC)<p>From “Triumph of the Heart: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World”<p><b>The Burn Surgeon: How Anger Can Impede Healing</b><p>In …

How You Answer Facebook's 'What's On Your Mind?' Question Reveals Your Personality Type

Who needs personality tests when you have Facebook? Your response to Facebook’s famous question, “What’s on your mind?” says a lot about who you are and how you feel about yourself according to a new study published in <i>Personality and Individual Differences.</i><p>While a single status update won’t reveal …

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

10 Things Successful Leaders Remember When Things Go Wrong

It doesn't matter how good your leadership, plan, or team is. Sooner or later, you're bound to run into trouble. When it happens, truly successful leaders are ready to bring everything back into line.<p>We tend to think of good leadership in conjunction with smooth sailing. If you're smart and …

Motivation

The kinds of friendships you have in your 20s and 30s predicts your well-being later in life

A new study shows that when it comes to friendship, it’s quantity over quality that matters in your 20s—and vice versa in your 30s.<p>That pattern turns out to be a predictor of psychological well-being later in life, and it happens to be one that comes relatively naturally to many of us.<p>“Earlier on …

Psychology

Here's What Rich CEOs Say to Do In Your 20s

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How to work a room at an important networking event

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

What’s Your Leadership Promise?

I recently stopped at Starbucks to get my morning jolt of caffeine on the way into the office. As I was sitting at my desk waiting for my computer to …

The 3 things that separate a leader from a manager

Leadership is earned, and is hard-won, by the folks who prioritize and understand the traits and qualities that come with the unofficial title.<p>Did you ever wonder what separates the leaders from the managers?<p>You aren't alone. Here are some thoughts on the matter, from people who've worked to …

Leadership