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'Be The First Domino': Advice From The Most Connected Man In Business

Joe Polish is the founder of GENIUS NETWORK, considered by many to be the top-tier of entrepreneurial masterminds.<p>Joe Polish has a list of “rules” that he expects of those whom he interacts with. He calls it his “Magic Rapport Formula.” The principles of his formula are:<p>Focus on how you will help …

Entrepreneurship

The ages people are happiest with their money, their looks, and their life, in one chart

REUTERS/Nacho Doce<p><b>Researchers have measured when people are the happiest with their money, their looks, and their lives.</b>• <b><br>Most people reported their highest levels of happiness in their late 60s and older.</b>• <b><br>People were the least happy in their 50s.</b><p>What does it take to be happy?<p>For the majority of …

Happiness

I asked 8 brilliant people for their best advice — here's what they told me

• <b>The following is an adaptation from Tim Ferriss' book, "Tribe of Mentors."</b>• <b><br>He writes that 2017 was a rough year for him, so he reached out to dozens of people he considers mentors to ask them for life advice.</b>• <b><br>The CEO of Basecamp advises focusing on your writing skills.</b>• <b><br>Co-founder of Twitter Evan</b> …

Success

Fiona the hippo made a new friend and it's not me, but my life is still forever changed

Fiona the hippo has had a banner year already, but she just keeps outshining herself.<p>The latest photo of Fiona is perhaps her cutest yet. Posted by …

Adorable

The Race to You (And Me)

<b>Key Point:</b> Strategic planning, as most of us have known it over the years, is getting disrupted too. Yay. And frankly, I think ALL organizations are …

Customer Service

The Pros and Cons Of New Unconventional Leadership Styles

Company culture is changing, and some managers are experimenting with out-of-the-norm methods. Here’s what works and what doesn’t.<p>As companies become flatter with blurred boundaries, there is a greater push toward authentic leadership. As a result, a lot of unconventional leadership styles are …

Leadership

4 Ways to Get Honest, Critical Feedback from Your Employees

I recently observed a town hall meeting where a new leader had just been promoted to run his division. In his introductory remarks, many – including me – were struck by his declaration, “One of the things you’ll find is that I’m very self-aware and open to feedback.” Even from the side of the room, …

Leadership

Great Corporate Strategies Thrive on the Right Amount of Tension

After expending considerable effort on formulating a strategy, most executives would like to see their company’s strategic plans fully executed. Deviations from the strategic plan are often assumed to be detrimental to corporate performance. However, compliance with the strategy doesn’t necessarily …

Clayton Christensen

Let’s Be Honest About Lying

Image by Jay Parmar<p>If lying — or even just exaggerating a bit — would help your team win, would you do it? More provocatively: <i>should</i> you do …

Planned Parenthood

Why Bad Guys Win at Work

“Not all psychopaths are in prison – some are in the board room,” Robert Hare famously said during his aptly titled lecture, <i>The Predators Among …

Personality

How to Ask Your Boss for Time to Learn New Things

We all want to learn and grow. Improving our skills and being exposed to new ideas not only makes us better at our jobs but makes us happier and more engaged at work. But with a full-time job, it can be tough to find the time and resources to dedicate to personal development. Some people, like me, …

Careers

8 Tough Questions to Ask About Your Company’s Strategy

Companies often fail to address the tough questions about strategy and execution: Are we really clear, as a leadership team, about how we choose to create value in the marketplace? Can we articulate the few things the organization needs to do better than anyone else in order to deliver on that …

Leadership

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

It’s hard not to get worked up emotionally when you’re in a tense conversation. After all, a disagreement can feel like a threat. You’re afraid you’re going to have to give up something — your point of view, the way you’re used to doing something, the notion that you’re right, or maybe even power – …

Harvard

31 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Setting Next Year's Goals

You can find more purpose and happiness at work and in life by asking yourself better questions<p>Have you ever done a "copy and paste" of your goals from the previous year because you didn't accomplish any of them? I have. I've also fallen into the lazy trap of making my goals in line with what …

Self-improvement

Guided Meditation for Loneliness — Purpose Fairy

“We are complex beings who wake up every day and fight against being labeled and diminished with stereotypes and characterizations that don’t reflect …

Meditation

The 1 Leadership Capability that Can Make or Break Your Company

Agility, flexibility, and adaptability to different situations is essential for success as a startup CEO.<p>I absolutely love Ben Horowitz's blog and his book, <i>The Hard Things About Hard Things</i>. I also greatly appreciate his thoughtfulness and insight as it relates to the advancement of the startup …

Leadership

How a People First-Mentality Leads to Success--According to Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran

I quickly learned that the secret of Barbara Corcoran's success is her ability to invest in quality people first.<p><i>Shark Tank</i> has undoubtedly become a part of the lives of entrepreneurs over the past nine years. It is exciting to watch as hopeful entrepreneurs walk into the tank, with high hopes of …

Success

How A "Zero-Based" Calendar Can Supercharge Your Productivity

Blank space on your calendar could ea turn into wasted time<p>As a solopreneur, I create my own schedule and my productivity is limited only by the hours in my day and how I manage them. To that end, I'm always looking for better ways to keep track of tasks, arrange my days, organize my To-Dos and …

Productivity

3 Biggest Ways Blockchain Will Change Society

While the time horizon for a "blockchain based" future is variable, here are three trends to look out for during this blockchain revolution.<p>The potential of blockchain stretches far beyond and high above any of the buzz you hear surrounding cryptocurrency trading profits and initial coin offering …

Bitcoin

Being Indispensable Isn't Enough: Here's What You Need to Do to Protect Your Gigs

Being indispensable is meaningless unless everyone else believes it. Learn the subtle art of wielding material leverage instead.<p>Make yourself indispensable to your clients and employers. You've heard it before. But we live in a fast paced, global economy. And it's easier and faster than ever to …

Leadership

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Discovering Better Ways to Learn as an Adult

If you’d met Ulrich Boser while he was still in school, you might not have tagged him as a guy who would one day write a book about learning. Early …

Learning

Ok, CEO: Answer These Questions

Key Point: How would you answer the following questions as a CEO? All major consulting companies conduct “C Level” surveys to help top leadership …

Leadership

Reverse Mentoring… Get Some

Key Point: Everyone who is not a Digital Native might want to hang with someone who is. I’m fortunate enough to be in a position to have a reverse …

Leadership

ALL of Us Can Get Better at This!

<b>Key Point:</b> We all spend time suffering unnecessarily (although understandably), because most of us have such a hard time receiving and giving …

Leadership

Making it So!

Key Point: Getting to results is what we are all after. We want to see progress in ourselves, others and the organizations we are part of. The …

Emotions

Introducing Season 2 of ‘Culture Cast!’

Hey Culture Cast fans! The podcast is back for Season 2! Lorne and Lynette kick off the season discussing exponential leadership. “If not you, who? …

SoundCloud

Go Slow to Go Fast: A Counterintuitive Way to Improve Your Work Habits

When your method or worldview clashes with a colleague's, how do you respond? Leadership expert Angie McArthur has one word for these encounters: …

Leadership

When Is Lying or Cheating Justifiable?

Cheating is deeply embedded in everyday life. Part of the problem is that many individuals fail to see such behavior as a problem.<br>Read More

German Philosophy

You Need to Train Your Brain to Be Happy

The difficulty in studying something like happiness is we’ve been talking about happiness for thousands of years. And so everyone has a different …

Happiness