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4 Tips to Boost Collaboration With Your Remote Team

Don't let distance become a factor in how connected or valued your team feels.<p><i>By Syed Balkhi, founder of WPBeginner.</i><p>One of the biggest obstacles of managing a remote team is getting a bunch of strangers from different cities and countries to collaborate on your projects. Unlike in an office …

Project Management

How to Get Every Employee on Board With Your Company Goals in 4 Simple Steps

To unify your organization around a shared vision, begin by defining and communicating your objectives companywide.<p><i>By Kirsten Blakemore Edwards (@KirstenBeMe), MA CPCC, Executive Facilitator at Partners In Leadership</i><p>Nearly every metaphor for corporate success has one thing in common: teamwork. From …

Employment

Innovate Faster by Asking this One Simple Question

Discover a sure fire way to a better way of working.<p>Innovation is like sex. Everyone's talking about it, but few of us are actually doing it. In the early 70s, Intel innovated. Gordon Moore led the bold shift from storage to microprocessing and in the process completely redesigned their business …

Innovation

8 Strategies to Defeat Employee Distraction and Create a Culture of Intention

Top leaders help employees prioritize and set boundaries to be highly productive. Here are 8 ways to create a culture of attention and intention.<p>Do you think your employees are paying attention? Think again. According to a study by the Information Overload Group, $588 billion is lost every year in …

Employee Engagement

3 Soft Skills CEOs Can't Ignore

The inability to deftly communicate with a company's many stakeholders can doom a CEO from day one<p>What impairs most CEOs? The "soft stuff," according to former Campbell Soup CEO Douglas Conant. Many surprises await first-time CEOs, but the biggest in my experience is one that requires multiple soft …

Leadership

The Growing Importance of Social Skills in the Labor Market

<i>Labor market rewards to performing routine tasks have fallen, while the returns to workers’ ability to cooperate and adapt to changing circumstances</i> …

Labor Economics

At Work: To succeed, learn to take criticism

Those who get defensive tend to be less happy with their job<p>Women tend to take judgment personally<p>Men often try to deflect blame%2C not take responsibility<p>You're not going to like what you're about to hear.<p>But you will be better for it.<p>If you can handle criticism like that — with open mind and …

6 Yoga Poses to Improve Your Sex Life

Not a big fan of yoga? Here are 6 reasons why you should be.<p>Hate yoga? Well, there’s a pretty good reason why you might want to give it a shot: yoga can actually improve your sex life, according to health experts.<p>“Because yoga helps people develop a sense of calmness, strength, stamina, agility, …

Yoga

Chevron's CEO Just Wrote an Extraordinary LinkedIn Message That Is a Master Class in Leadership

John Watson, who is retiring next month, reflects back on his 37-year journey at Chevron.<p>After 37 years working at Chevron, CEO and Chairman John Watson, who took over the helm in 2010, is hanging up his cleats and headed for retirement.<p>In a moment of transparency while reflecting back on his …

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, …

Emotional Intelligence

Add these 20 foods to your diet to lower blood pressure

New CDC guidelines will add millions of men and women to the ranks of those with high blood pressure. While 140/80 was once considered the high blood pressure threshold, 130/80 millileters of mercury has taken its place as the magic number.<p>While a staggering 75 million Americans — that’s nearly one …

Nutrition

Turning High-Potentials into Successful Leaders

Organizations around the world are failing on one key metric of success: leadership development. According to research from the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), 66% of companies invest in programs that aim to identify high-potential employees and help them advance, but only 24% of senior executives …

Human Resources

10 smart organization ideas for the kitchen

Have you lately been lamenting about how your busy kitchen looks disorganized simply because you do not have the right storage convenience? If the …

Interior Design

Why Is It So Difficult For Leaders To Give Positive Feedback?

At a recent event I asked the audience, “Which is easier, giving positive feedback or negative?” The majority indicated that it was much easier to deliver positive feedback. One participant commented, “It’s not difficult to tell someone they are doing a good job but it’s much harder to say, ‘You …

Databases

How to add any audio file to iPhone’s Music app

It’s 2017, and yet you still can’t add music to the Music app on your iPhone. If you have an MP3 file that somebody sent you, that you downloaded, or that you created with one of the zillions of powerful apps on iOS, you can’t just add it to your library. Instead, you must add it to iTunes on your …

Apps

4 Behaviors That Successful Leaders Avoid at All Costs

Steer clear of these four disabling behaviors to effectively manage your team, no matter where you are in the world.<p>No matter where in the world you work, leadership challenges exist. One study gathered data from 763 participants in seven different countries and found that leaders face the same six …

Gender

Research: 6 Things Great Leaders Always Do (But Mere Bosses Typically Fear)

A top leadership scholar discovers the most effective characteristics that lead to successful company cultures.<p>Human beings are inherently designed to be relational. It's how we learn, grow, and survive as a species. In the workplace, it's no different. We long for the same close bonds and …

Leadership

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Latin America

Why Do Employees Quit Their Managers? Here's the No. 1 Reason in a Short Sentence

Reversing this problem is so simple, and yet it's so hard to find in most managers.<p>If I were to sit down at a coffee shop with leadership gurus John C. Maxwell, Ken Blanchard, and Simon Sinek--who have collectively sold a gazillion best-selling leadership books--and ask them this question, do you …

Employee Engagement

Psst… We've Figured Out the Perfect Cold Brew Coffee Ratio

It's totally necessary for hot latte and hot coffee drinkers to switch up their beverage of choice in the summer because it's just not refreshing to …

It isn't a phase: Mom finds that child's bad mood may be neurological disorder

When Crystal Henry's 5-year-old daughter, Violet, began acting grumpy and wetting the bed, the Texas mom-of-two assumed it was just a phase.<p>Soon after, Violet developed verbal and physical tics, and became afraid to enter the preschool classroom she formerly loved. Still Henry and her husband, …

Immune System

Want to Be a Better Learner? Consider How Pilots Train to Fly a Plane

Research shows it's possible to improve even the most elusive skills through targeted training and a focused process.<p><i>In his book,</i> Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything<i>, Ulrich Boser discusses methods for</i> …

Learning

Iron Intelligence: Evan Centopani's Smart 12-Week Muscle-Building Plan | Bodybuilding.com

Watch Trailer<p>Gain access to Iron Intelligence <b>PLUS</b> over 50 other expert-designed fitness plans.<br>Start your 7-day <b>FREE</b> trial!<p>Already a subscriber? Log …

Exercise

‘I will give you everything.’ Here are 282 of Donald Trump’s campaign promises.

In Donald Trump’s final days on the campaign trail, he promised his supporters that “every dream you ever dreamed for your country” will come true if he becomes president — one of dozens of sweeping promises he made and is now expected to fulfill.<p>In January, I compiled a list of 76 campaign …

Immigration

7 Brilliant Trader Joe's Finds That Make Healthy Cooking WAY Easier

Because NOBODY's got time to crush garlic.<p>Trader Joe’s is known for some of the friendliest service and most innovative snacks on the planet. And when these two elements collide, you get a lineup of products that eliminate all the hard parts of cooking ― like peeling, chopping and crushing ― which …

'Grain Brain', an intimate discussion with Dr. David Perlmutter

How to Know If Someone Is Ready to Be a Manager

When you’re hiring a new manager, the stakes are high. You need someone who can effectively lead people, manage a budget, liaise with upper management — and, usually, do it all from day one. But what if a potential hire doesn’t yet have a track record in doing all of the above? Would you hire or …

Siblings

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

THE RESILIENCE MANTRA

<b>"Whatever happens, I can handle it."</b><p>These six little words can help make resilience your default response to life's curveballs. Even if, at first, if you're not 100% sure you actually can handle it, using this resilience mantra can help you find the way.<p>When faced with adversity, change and …

5 Attributes of Emotionally Intelligent People.

I was sitting in a school board meeting. Things were getting heated. Voices were rising and heads were shaking as egos battled it out, and there was …