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How to Talk Politics at Work Without Alienating People

Lunch seems pretty tame until your boss announces, “Build a wall, and deport them all! Who is with me?” or “Only lunatics want assault weapons – we should ban them all tomorrow!”<p>An awkward silence descends as your boss awaits your confirmation. Here’s the problem: you vehemently disagree, but you …

Health without wealth: eat well for less

Bin the pricey coconut oil, goji berries and acai. Stick to simple ingredients and principles, say our experts Dara Mohammadi and Dr Ali Khavandi<p>A healthy diet is not about Instagrammed asparagus, glowing skin or a feeling of wellbeing – it’s about eating foods that help you to avoid disease. That …

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Please do not start your own startup

For goodness’ sake, please do not start your own startup. There is nothing great about being an entrepreneur. The top one percent of successful …

The Brain Hacks Top Founders Use To Get The Job Done

If physical energy is a car, emotional energy is the gas. Are you smart about how you’re staying fueled for endurance entrepreneurism?<p>Katia Verresen’s new client had a big problem: He needed to find three to four extra hours in his day. This, of course, seemed like an impossible feat for an …

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Don’t Let Your Career Cause Regrets in Your Personal Life

When I was in my early days as CEO of Quest Diagnostics, working hard to turn around a then-troubled company, my daughter suffered a life-threatening illness. She was a freshman in college in a distant city. As any parent would, I rushed to her bedside. As I stood there, contemplating her uncertain …

For Better or Worse, Siblings Shape Our Close Relationships

We all bring our early ways of interacting with our families to our adult close relationships. Much of the existing research on how early family …

The Surprising Power of Impulse Control

Against the backdrop of a declining and temptation-filled Roman Empire, Augustine hesitantly prayed for impulse control: “Grant me chastity and continence, but not yet.”<p>More recently, against the backdrop of marshmallow tests and America’s “culture of entitlement and instant gratification,” Amy …

How To Say “This Is Crap” In Different Cultures

I had been holed up for six hours in a dark conference room with 12 managers. It was a group-coaching day and each executive had 30 minutes to describe in detail a cross-cultural challenge she was experiencing at work and to get feedback and suggestions from the others at the table.<p>It was Willem’s …

3 Underused Tactics to Better Communicate

She remained calm despite my prickly reply to her comment. She moved forward again explaining what her intentions were for our phone meeting. Not …

How Long It Takes to Form a New Habit

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do,”</i> Will Durant observed in summarizing Aristotle. <i>“Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state,”</i> William James wrote. But how, exactly, do we rewire our habits …

The Powerlessness of Positive Thinking

Since publishing “The Secret,” in 2006, the Australian author Rhonda Byrne has been writing self-help manifestos based on the idea that people who think positive thoughts are rewarded with happiness, wealth, influence, wisdom, and success. In November, 2013, she published “Hero,” the fourth book in …

5 Myths About Introverts and Extraverts at Work

“Raise your hand if you’re an introvert.”<p>During two different years, I made this request to more than 200 MBA students at Wharton. In 2011, only a …

Managing Designers on Two Different Tracks

Making creative expertise a lasting part of your company means more than just hiring a few designers. You also have to retain, direct, and eventually promote them — something that managers from other backgrounds can find daunting. Recommendations often fall into tired caricatures: creatives are …

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

How an Auction Can Identify Your Best Talent

My children go to public school in New York City. As in many school systems across America, parents help raise vital funding each year to complement the often scarce resources provided by the public school system. In my community, the biggest fund-raising event of the year is the annual school …

Can psychology explain our dumb financial decisions?

Harold Evensky, who leads financial planning for the firm Evensky & Katz, has long tried to protect his clients from allowing their personal psychological hang-ups to undermine sound financial decisions.<p>While such is the goal of most, if not all, financial planners, some of Evensky's inspiration …

Sparking innovation from the bottom up

Not every investment decision has to be made by a director or vice president.<p>Roberto Henriquez had an intriguing idea. The 30-year-old information technology project manager thought he and his IBM colleagues could work more efficiently if they had an app enabling them to manage projects through the …

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Ayah Bdeir is an interactive artist and engineer with the elegance and composure of a diplomat. She is the creator and CEO of littleBits, an open …

80% Of Companies Don’t Care About Company Culture–Do You?

Design Executive Officers certainly do. And the authors of the new book, Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design, believe they’re the future of business.<p>Some believe company culture can be mandated from the top down. Some believe it emerges on its own from the bottom up. A Design Executive Officer, …

The Origin of the 8-Hour Work Day and Why We Should Rethink It

One of the most unchanged elements of our life today is our optimal work time or how long we should work – generally, every person I’ve spoken to …

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Don't let vacation sabotage your workout: Try these tips<p>What is Parkinson's disease?<p>American Society of Plastic Surgeons issues new warning over butt …

Why Sleep Tips Don't Work

More often than not, sleep tips oversimplify, overgeneralize and perhaps most importantly, overlook the deeper truths about sleep. As the term "tip" implies, sleep tips do not address the roots of our sleep concerns.<p>Tips are ubiquitous in modern life. We are offered cooking tips, golf tips and …

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The 5 Health Tests Women Can't Ignore

When it comes to women's health, there are five health tests that have saved lives and helped improve the quality of life for millions of women, and yet are still underutilized, ignored or forgotten about.<p>When it comes to women's health, there are five health tests that have saved lives and helped …

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Discover Your Personal Narrative

I recently had coffee with a senior partner at a large consulting firm. He’d just had a “milestone birthday” and now hoped to shift into roles that felt more meaningful to him — speaking, writing, teaching, and becoming a thought leader. He had great contacts; newspaper columns and teaching …