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Number One Habit You Need To Develop To Become A Great Leader

It's not just about being authentic, showing integrity and humility.<p>If you want to be a great leader then you need to have great leadership qualities such as authenticity, integrity, humility, etc., and you need to deliver.<p>At the end of the day, great leadership is all about getting results.<p>That …

Workout amenity: Peloton bikes in hotel rooms

There was a time when travelers were lucky to get a windowless room with a few weights and cardio machines in a hotel basement. Hotels upped their game when they realized how popular yoga had become and started offering rooftop yoga classes and stocking guestrooms with mats.<p>Hotels are getting more …

This Is What Generation Z Wants From The Workplace

Just when you thought you figured out Millennials, Generation Z is now entering the workforce. A whopping 72.8 million individuals are included in this group born between the mid-1990s and the early 2000s.<p>Are you ready?<p>While we have learned how to create a culture where Millennials can thrive, what …

Generation Z

This Is the No. 1 Soft Skill You Need to Develop

It can't be replaced by automation.<p>It's been heartening to see heightened interest in soft skills in response to rising automation and the shrinking half-life of hard or technical skills. I'm among those who believe soft skills and continuous learning will be what lift some careers while others …

Great Leaders Show Genuine Care for Their Teams

Photo Credit: Disney Institute.<b>By Bruce Jones, Senior Programming Director, Disney Institute</b>Abiding by the Golden Rule—“Treat others as you would want to be treated”—might spare hurt feelings, but it is not necessarily the most effective approach for leaders in the workplace. Instead, to foster and …

Employee Engagement

Tom Brady’s humble beginnings here had hints of greatness

He was a sixth-round pick who scarfed pizza and barely made the roster, yet there were signs of what was to come.

100 Powerful Quotes That Will Boost Your Productivity

Gain some inspiration for the new year with these motivational quotes.<p>Everyone wants to be productive, but boosting productivity doesn't happen by itself.<p>Sometimes it takes a motivational quote to shift us in the right direction. Here are some powerful thoughts to get you started on a more …

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy

Music has long been tied to deep emotion in all living beings--including happiness.<p>For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that …

2016 Was A Watershed Year for VR in Architecture and Design

With the democratization of virtual reality, architects and designers are discovering new potentials for the technology—and already looking to the …

Virtual Reality

10 Powerful Habits for Building a Personal Brand (and Marketing Yourself)

Building and promoting your own personal brand is as important for you as it is for any company. Maybe more.<p>We all know the power of brands. Who anywhere in the world isn't familiar with McDonald's fabled golden arches, Coca-Cola's distinctive red-and-white logo, or the green Starbucks mermaid?<p>But …

2017 Top Workplace Design Trends

Today's top designers predict will be hot this year.<p>Workplace design is an ever-evolving art as much as a science. From their physical layout -- closed vs. open spaces, for example -- to the color of the walls and the arc of the lighting, scientists and designers are constantly at work to improve …

How To Use Mindfulness To Create A Healthier Mindset For 2017

Just as the body is influenced by what you eat, your mind is also influenced by your thoughts, your mindset and your life experiences. With mindfulness, you can train your mind to be in the present moment and spend less time preoccupied with unhelpful, unproductive thoughts. Recognizing that I am …

Mindfulness

If You're Not Doing This Right, You're Killing Your Company's Sales Funnel

The Right Way To Follow-Up With A Lead<p>Someone at your company has just told a prospective customer that he'll get back in touch with her in a week. Does he call her back exactly one week to the day or does he call her back sometime in the next week or so? What difference does it make? All the …

7 Ways Top Leaders Develop Grit in Their Team

Most annual reviews fail to take grit -- the perseverance or passion for long-term goals -- into consideration.<p>Employees with grit are more determined and motivated. Leaders can intentionally choose to develop grit in their team to achieve greater long term success.<p>One of my first employees was …

How I Leverage My Presence at Networking Events (And You Can, Too)

The challenge is to stand out from the crowd and leverage your unique voice to draw those opportunities to you.<p>I've found that attending networking events is the best, and most enjoyable, way to make the connections you need to grow a business. The key, of course, is finding just the right events …

Glowing Green Smoothie

17 No-Nonsense Mini Habits That Will Change Your Life

Keep the phone in your pocket.<p><i>What are some good mini habits to practice each day? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Patrick Mathieson, venture investor at Toba Capital, on Quora:</b><p><b>Physical</b><p>More …

100 Amazing Mini Habits That Will Make 2016 Awesome

Today I'm sharing with you my top 100 tips on work and life.<p><i>What are some of the best life tips? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of CEOLifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>Over the …

Can Your Employees Really Speak Freely?

Chances are, your employees are withholding valuable intelligence from you. Maybe it’s about a project that’s gone off track or a manager who’s behaving badly. Or maybe they’re not sharing their thoughts on ways the business could grow its sales or improve operations. No matter how open you are as …

7 Ways to Eliminate Awkwardness From Conversations With New People

Meeting new people can be awkward. When you don't know anything about each other, what do you talk about? Here are 7 ways to eliminate that awkward feeling and keep the conversation flowing smoothly.<p>Conversations are the foundation of any relationship, whether it's the beginning of a friendship, a …

The 7 Ted Talks every leader should watch.

Looking for a crash course in leadership? These brilliant presentations can help.<p>When I started my first company at the age of 25, I did not consider myself a leader. I was just a guy who needed to serve my clients. But soon I was hiring people and had to figure out how to be a good boss and …

Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Around 11 p.m. one night, you realize there’s a key step your team needs to take on a current project. So, you dash off an email to the team members while you’re thinking about it.<p>No time like the present, right?<p>Wrong. As a productivity trainer specializing in attention management, I’ve seen over …

The Necessary Art of Persuasion

If there ever was a time for businesspeople to learn the fine art of persuasion, it is now. Gone are the command-and-control days of executives managing by decree. Today businesses are run largely by cross-functional teams of peers and populated by baby boomers and their Generation X offspring, who …

Innovate Without Diluting Your Core Idea

You may have played the game of “telephone” as a child. Your teacher sat the class in a circle and whispered a sentence to the first kid, who whispered it to his neighbor, and so on until the last child in the circle told the group what she thought she heard. Inevitably, this final sentence was …

Management

Companies Are Rethinking The Open Office, And It's About Time

In 2012, when Ethan Giffin was designing a new office for his Baltimore startup, he wanted an open floor plan that would encourage communication among his employees. But he also wanted to build quiet places where people could work without distractions.<p>“People have different needs throughout their …

Ergonomics

Inside the Latest Office-Design Craze: Hot Desking

As cloud computing and wireless Internet become ubiquitous, workers are cordless. Who needs a cube, much less an office? Just follow the leads of these cool companies.<p>The cubicle's days are numbered.<p>A concept called "hot desking" is rewriting the rules on how companies should landscape their work …

How To Figure Out Your Most Productive Time Of Day

When your days already feel jam-packed, how can you afford to experiment with productivity? Get to the bottom of time-wasting habits.<p>It’s classic productivity advice: Match your most important work to your most productive hours. If you do that, you’ll get a lot more done.<p>But this advice assumes you …

Time Management

Millennials would rather work in a hospital than in finance

Just 11 years from now, by the year 2025, millennials are expected to make up as much as 75% of the American workforce. As members of this generation starts to dominate cubicles and corner offices, they’ll drastically shift the way the businesses woo consumers, treat employees, and market …

Financial Services

7 Things Great Leaders Always Do (but Mere Managers Always Fear)

Are you a great leader or a mere manager? Here's how to tell the difference.<p>When I think about the difference between <i>great leaders</i> and <i>mere managers</i>, I think back to a day when I put my foot in my mouth.<p>I was working as a lawyer for a giant government bureaucracy then. One of my bosses had a fancy …