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Sick of Meditation? Try This Powerful Mindfulness Practice Used by Top CEOs and Athletes | Inc.com

There's no doubt that the modern work environment is a hotbed of stress.<p>With nonstop emails, constant pings on Slack, and a slew of endless meetings, we rarely have enough time to do our best work, if any real work at all. We're overworked, overwhelmed, and vulnerable to burnout.<p>We all crave a …

Meditation

How Mentally Strong People Deal With Snarky Comments

A well-timed witty comment among friends is good humor. But passive-aggressive comments that mask anger lurking just beneath the surface constitute snark.<p>Sometimes, snarky comments involve backhanded compliments like, “You look good for someone your age.” Snark also includes cynical comments like, …

Self-help

After a year as a CEO, I've learned 4 things matter more than anything else

It has been just over a year since I stepped into role of CEO at Affectiva — a roller coaster of a year but I've loved every second of it.<p>I co-founded Affectiva with Professor Rosalind W. Picard when we spun out of MIT Media Lab in 2009. I acted as Chief Technology and Science Officer for several …

6 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p><b>About 3:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours …

8 Ways to Create an Instagram Campaign That Will Blow Up Your Brand

Do you want to start an Instagram campaign?If so, you need to do it right.Instagram is an exciting platform, and it’s one of the fastest growing out …

Marketing

The Surprising Truth About Humility and Leadership

Humility has become a hot topic in the leadership realm, and quite a few people believe it’s the key to being an effective leader. They are right, …

Talent Management

These 8 Moves Are the Only Ones You Need to Get Strong as Hell

A strong body does more than give you bragging rights at the gym, although that's a definite side benefit. You're less likely to be injured when you …

Leadership Reboot: 4 Ways We Sabotage Our Own Authority

It doesn’t take a study to know that the link between effective leadership and employee engagement runs deep. But it’s a lot of fun to use a superhero or television show or zombies to glean pointers from; sometimes it’s easier for a hero in comic-book spandex (men or women) than someone in a …

Leadership

Ready to Get in the Best Shape of Your Life? Let's Do It Together.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re like me, you may have overindulged during the holiday break -- I’ve never met a Thanksgiving dinner I could resist. Back in July I wrote about how business goals mirror fitness goals. In that column, I wrote, “I’m guilty of this …

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness | Inc.com

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move …

Emotional Intelligence

Why Social Recruiting Is Actually Really Difficult

<i>Earlier this year, employer branding</i> <i>firm Universum released a four-part study, “2020 Outlook: the Future of Employer Branding.” Based on a survey of</i> …

How to Use Live Video for Employer Branding

Periscope is a great tool for live broadcasting a social campaign, but how should you go about it? We spoke to Lars Schmidt, founder of Amplify …

Recruitment

10 Ways Technology Could Change Aging In The Next 10 Years

Technology is changing everything, including how we will age and the quality of our senior years. Mobile devices, wearable gadgets, and Internet-based technologies will help older adults age in place while monitoring their health and safety. As The Huffington Post celebrates its tenth anniversary, …

5 Non-Evil Ways To Get People To Do What You Want, From Dan Pink

I’ve posted about getting people to like you, winning arguments and FBI methods for negotiation — but let’s take it to the next level.<p>There are ways …

Drupal already installed | Drupal

• To start over, you must empty your existing database.<br>• To install to a different database, edit the appropriate <i>settings.php</i> file in the <i>sites</i> folder.<br>• To …

Your Employer’s Plans To Make You Healthier Don’t Work–Because Your Job Is Killing You

Your company probably spends a lot on a “corporate wellness program,” but its efforts are probably wasted.<p>If you work at a large or even medium-sized company, it’s likely you have access to some kind of “wellness program.” Over the last decade, many organizations have begun to monitor and intervene …

Health Care

12 Pieces of Buddhist Wisdom That Will Transform Your Life

Buddhaimonia.Get a FREE PDF Workbook of 12 Pieces of Buddhist Wisdom When I was little, my grandma had this little green Buddha statue. It wasn’t a …

Buddhism

The Question Every CEO Should Ask The Company's HR Leader

What do CEOs and their HR chiefs talk about? With luck, they talk about everything — about hiring, and the state of the organization, and upcoming events. I hope they talk about who’s getting promoted and who’s leaving and what’s new and how the team is holding up.<p>There’s one question every CEO …

The Workplace

The HR Analytics Value Pyramid (Part 1)

This blog post has been prepared to respond to the many questions we get with regards to how to add value with HR Analytics. With the HR Analytics …

Human Resources

Why People Management is Replacing Talent Management

<b>The Epic Shift: Away from “Talent” and now focus on “People.” Talent scarcity is still a problem, but engagement, empowerment, and environment are</b> …

Human Resources

The Future Of Work: Why Social HR Is Still Important

In 2014, we saw organizations use social technologies for recruitment, development and engagement practices. The year to come will bring even more transformation to human resources.<p>The year 2015 will see the advent of what I call “the consumerization of HR,” where employees expect an “intelligent …

Human Resources

How To Increase Productivity By Employee Happiness

Whether you are an entrepreneur managing a startup, or a corporate executive with thousands of employees, it’s hard to ignore the evidence of big value from happy employees. For example, the Harvard Business Review a while back included an analysis of hundreds of studies showing an average of 31% …

This Is Why People Are Leaving Your Company

If you have a high turnover rate, here’s how to recognize the reasons why–and turn it around.<p>When Carly Guthrie was running HR for Per Se, one of the hottest restaurants in New York, the General Manager gave her a piece of advice: “You know, Carly,” he said. “If we’re doing our job as leaders, a …

14 Rules Of The New Workplace That Millennials Need To Master

To navigate the new workplace, Schawbel says millennials need to master a new set of rules that aren't taught in school. Advances in technology, the rise of social media, and 24/7 connectivity mean young people have to promote themselves and take ownership of their careers in ways that previous …