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50 Most Inspirational Quotes in Sports

It doesn't matter if your dad owns a professional sports team or if you play squash on the weekends with Rupert Murdoch; if you don't perform as an elite athlete or coach, then you're history.<p>Consequently, the people in this list are uniquely qualified to inspire.<p>Major sports figures have …

Jackie Robinson

Six-Week Power Abs Routine

<b>Duration</b> 6 weeks<p><b>Exercises</b> 22<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>The Power Abs Program's focus is to not only streamline your waist by getting rid of the flab but also etch …

Don’t Let Them Underestimate You

We all hope our resume and experiences will speak for themselves. But a friend of mine — a 40 year-old former special agent and combat veteran — recently emailed me about a persistent problem. “When I contact leaders in my industry, they almost always agree to talk,” he told me. “But some have been …

How rising property prices could bring £2bn of annual revenue to Treasury

One of the most cunning tricks up the sleeves of the Exchequer is so-called “fiscal drag”: the way that the government can raise more income simply …

How You Can Make Your Brain Smarter Every Day

<b>By Michael Merzenich, Ph.D., Next Avenue Contributor</b><p><i>“Smarter Brains,” which reports on the latest research and discoveries in neuroscience and how we can apply them to our daily lives to boost our brain power at any age, airs on PBS stations nationwide in August. (Check local listings.) Michael</i> …

Don’t Make Decisions, Orchestrate Them

Is the role of the manager to make decisions, or to make sure that decisions get made? The answer, of course, is both — but many managers focus so much on the first role that they neglect the second. The reality, however, is that decision-making often is not a solo activity, but rather an …

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 …

To Guide Difficult Conversations, Try Using Compassion

“Oh no, here comes another one of <i>those</i> conversations,” you say to yourself.<p>You know what I’m talking about — we all have to face them from time to time, and they can be the bane of a leader’s existence. Imagine that you’re leading a project and one member of your group has been aggressive and …

The Evolution of Superman

If Henry Cavill's Superman in the new <i>Man of Steel</i> looks unfamiliar to you – both in his new suit (in muted colors, without the traditional red outer …

Man of Steel

6 Ways To Create A Culture Of Innovation

Reward employees with time to think, while providing them with the structure they need.<p>Every organization is designed to get the results it gets. Poor performance comes from a poorly designed organization. Superior results emerge when strategies, business models, structure, processes, technologies, …

What Really Makes Companies Succeed In The Long Run?

Some believe companies are great because of leadership. Others fervently think it’s agile collaboration and innovation. Still others say luck or serendipity play a larger role in this increasingly random, complex and connected world. Yet, perhaps it’s simply a matter of following three rules, …

How to master the art of self-promotion

by Dorie Clark<p>Overcoming people’s past perceptions of you isn’t easy. Years after I launched my consulting business, I was astonished to find that …

Intellectual Property

The Four Questions Great Leaders Ask

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers</i>.”<p>—Voltaire<p>Ever notice how great leaders ask the best questions?<p>A masterful leader will sit Yoda-like in a meeting, listening intently to the dialogue and then, with Zen Master timing, ask a question that will change the tenor, the focus and the …

Five Ways To Build An Effective Team

It is not easy to be the CEO of an up-and-coming startup, especially when you are frequently out of your office talking to investors and the actual time you spend in contact with your team is limited. It gets even more complicated when you manage multiple teams working in different cities.<p>Is it …

Torch Away Fat in 20 Minutes

If you want a quick and effective way to train the whole body then look no further than circuit training, circuits increase cardiovascular and …

Workouts

The 3-Day Abs Workout to Shred and Stabilize Your Core

milan20199 / Getty<p>milan20199 / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 3 days<p><b>Exercises</b> 7<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>A study came out years ago showing that certain infomercial devices …

Gain 10 Pounds of Muscle in 4 Weeks

It’s a lofty goal: Gain 10 pounds of muscle in just one month. While such results are aggressive and can’t continue at the same torrid rate …

Muscle

Gain 10 Pounds in a Month: Food Selection

1 of 10<p>ower Sport Images / Contributor / Getty Images<p>Building Quality Mass<p>Beginner misconceptions aside, major muscle growth isn’t achieved solely by …

Nutrition

When Is A Stock Cheap? Here's A Useful Clue

One of the more difficult aspects of investing is figuring out when to buy or sell. When is a stock cheap? When is it expensive?<p>We’re usually pretty good at understanding what to pay for things in, say, a grocery store. Investments are another matter entirely.<p>For instance, imagine you want to hire …

Stop Work Overload By Setting These Boundaries

Why is it that when your friends, your significant other, and especially your mom tell you, <i>You need to stop working so much!</i> — you hesitate? On the one hand, you know they have a point. It’s unsustainable to pull 12- to 14-hour days on a consistent basis, and you feel burnt-out and cranky. But when …

21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life

I knew, before starting to write this post, what we all know about Henry Ford: founder of Ford MotorCompany, seminal proponent of mass production in the form of the assembly line, creator of the Model T and author of the tart line, “you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.” …

Take A Tour Of The World's Most Luxurious Hotel

With 202 luxurious duplex suites, four swimming pools, a private beach club, personalized butler service, and airport transfers in a Rolls Royce, Mercedes, or helicopter, it stands out in almost every way for its over-the-top luxury.<p>They even recently unveiled solid 24-carat gold iPads, which serve …

The Ultimate Guide to Las Vegas for 2013

Whether you’re going for a girls’ getaway, spa retreat, or casino-and-cocktails sojourn, Las Vegas is an over-the-top destination that always …

Six Reasons to Think Globally Rather Than Internationally

In January of 2012, Azerbaijanis faced the real possibility of a future without Kit Kat bars, Nescafe, and Hot Pockets. After government officials demanded that it offer bribes to do business in the country, Nestlé pulled its products from the country’s shelves. Azerbaijan is a relatively small …

Go Wide for Super-sized Shoulders

When fully developed, there are few things more impressive on the bodybuilder’s physique than big, well-rounded delts. Many trainees own a pair of …