Leigh Goldsmith

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Mindfulness of Breathing: A Primer

Thirty years ago, you had to be a serious student of Buddhism to be familiar with mindfulness meditation. Today, it’s everywhere: in medical, military, educational, and even corporate settings. Advocates of mindfulness meditation say it can improve just about every aspect of our lives, and science …

Good Companies Are Storytellers. Great Companies Are Storydoers

Discussions about story and storytelling are pretty fashionable in marketing circles. I have ambivalent feelings about this. On the one hand, as a lifelong advocate for the power of story in business, I find this very encouraging. For all companies, having a story and knowing that story are crucial …

8 Powerful Ways to Make Habits Stick

Many of my clients see me because they want to change. There's something in their lives that is so routine, yet so undesirable or unhealthy. Maybe it's a poor diet, dating toxic men or women or laziness. They seek change, yet it eludes them. Most behaviors, good and bad, become automatic or …

13 Upcycling Hacks to Organize Your Closet Like a Pro

We had major plans to do some serious spring cleaning in our closets this year. And now, summer has rolled around and we *still* haven’t gotten around to it yet. While we’ve already spruced up our makeup collection <i>and</i> our finances, it’s finally time to move on to the biggest task of them all: the …

How Long Does It Actually Take to Form a New Habit? (Backed by Science)

Maxwell Maltz was a plastic surgeon in the 1950s when he began noticing a strange pattern among his patients.<p>When Dr. Maltz would perform an operation -- like a nose job, for example -- he found that it would take the patient about 21 days to get used to seeing their new face. Similarly, when a …

Rethinking Performance Reviews

Last week, my colleague Sameer Patel put out a blog on a topic that’s been lingering in my “there’s got to be a better way to do this” pile for quite …

Stop This One Bad Habit and You'll Increase Productivity 40 Percent | Inc.com

You know that multitasking is a bad idea. You may even know that frequent multitasking shrinks your brain and lowers your IQ. But did you know that, far from saving you time, multitasking cuts your productivity by a whopping 40 percent?<p>That frightening number comes from Devora Zack, CEO of Only …

Productivity

Fortune.com

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FullContact for iOS Cleans Up Your Contacts

FullContact has today released an iOS app designed to keep Gmail users’ iPhone’s contacts in sync and up-to-date. In fact, it’s not <i>quite</i> a new app – it’s a rework of the old Cobook app that the company acquired a year ago.<p>By way of recap, FullContact is a previously Web-only service that connects …

Apps

5 Tips To Write Better With Evernote

Posted by Taylor Pipes on 05 Sep 2014<p>Evernote is the singular workspace that supports you along every aspect of your important projects, from start …

10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Evernote Master

Evernote is well established as the go-to app for organizing just about everything in your life. Whether it's notes for a novel or bookmarks from the …

4 Secrets of People Who Always Get the Job Offer

Smart moves you can steal from candidates who nail it every time.<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>Secret #1: They Don't Rely on Job Boards<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>Secret #2: …

Employment

21 Ways To Take Mashed Potatoes To The Next Level

Hulk smash that mash (...or just add some cheese & chives).

Cooking

10 Habits Of Emotionally Resilient People

Ever notice how some people are stressed during transitions while others can just roll with the punches? It all comes down to emotional resilience. …

Leadership and Business Strategies Blog from Corporate Performance Strategies

As a senior leader, you have probably taken some type of assessment during the course of your career. The results provided you with insight into your …

Human Resources

7 Gmail Features To Make Your Life A Lot Easier

25 Amazing Ways to Use Epsom Salt

My grandma was a huge fan of Epsom salt—she used it for <i>everything</i>! People of her generation knew the many health benefits of Epsom salt and I’ve …

Alternative Medicine

Revealing The Secret To Successful Leadership

In leadership circles, we’re constantly on the lookout for sage advice on what it takes to succeed; of what skills, competencies, and/or strategies …

How GE Gives Leaders Time to Mentor and Reflect

It is 6:00 a.m. David is starting his first day as the “leader in residence” at Crotonville, GE’s global leadership institute, with a jog around the running trail with a couple of twenty-somethings who are half his age and might be five levels below him on an org chart. Their run is companionable; …

The Staff Favorites

Here is a running list of our personal favorite apps on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. These are the apps we, The Sweet Setup staff, use day in and day out …

Motivation initiatives worthless without employee engagement

A report released today attempts to separate motivation from employee engagement, and finds any attempts to increase motivation are destined to fail …

Employee Engagement

Should You Automate Your Life So that You Can Work Harder?

Would you pay someone in the Philippines to answer your email for you — even your personal messages? Or hire strangers on the internet to plan your spouse’s big birthday party? Or throw meat, vegetables, and butter into a blender and call it dinner?<p>These are just some of the actual …

Why Aspirational HR Drives Business

Experience outcomes.<p>We laughed as we said it, sitting together in the mothership executive conference room at Peoplefluent planning our global …

Employee Engagement

The Best Job Interview Questions We've Heard

<b>1. The question:</b> So you're a Yankees fan. If you were the team's owner, how would you make them better?<p><b>The expert:</b> Bonnie Zaben, chief operating …

How To Scan Business Cards With Evernote iPhone And Add To Your Contacts

You'll also receive paperless tips every two weeks via the very popular Paper Cuts. I value your privacy and your information is never shared with …

Paperless Office

6 Ways You Can Use Evernote To Dominate Your Classes

During my first year in college, I discovered – among many other things – an amazing app called <b>Evernote.</b><p>It would only be slightly hyperbolic to say …