Mitch Bettis

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Rent Your Own Private Island Off the Coast of Belize for Less Than $500

<i>Originally published by Travel & Leisure</i><p>Ever wanted an entire island to yourself? Turns out <b>you can rent one on Airbnb</b>.<p>Bird Island, an atoll off the …

Belize

These Clever Travel Jackets Will Help You Avoid New Airline Baggage Fees

If you’re flying somewhere soon, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news: Several airlines have raised their luggage fees. The good news: You can avoid new airline baggage fees — by wearing the right jacket.<p>That’s right, a jacket.<p>Consider what will happen when Linh Tran boards a flight this …

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AP FACT CHECK: Obama doesn't always tell the straight story

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama's recent denunciation of President Donald Trump's treatment of the press overlooks the aggressive steps the Justice Department took to keep information from the public during his administration. Obama also made a problematic claim that Republican …

Obama Administration

Style Scenario: Business Casual that actually looks good

<i>What are you going to wear? Sometimes it’s good to look at a few suggestions then add your own tweaks and ideas. That’s what these are for. “Business</i> …

Men's Fashion

Want Your Employees to Follow You? Here Are 5 Ways to Build Trust

Employees want and need to trust your leadership.<p>People respect you. But do they trust you--and should they? That's the question anyone should be asking, but especially those of us who are mentoring others in a quest to build future leaders. So ask yourself this question: What did you do today to …

What Would Happen if Congress Stopped "Borrowing Money" From Social Security?

Without interest income, Social Security would be in even worse shape.<p>Whether you realize it or not, America's most important social program, Social …

Research Shows The Quickest Way To Build Trust With Your Employees

One of my studies, called “How To Build Trust In The Workplace,” surveyed more than 7,000 people all about why people do, or don’t, trust their leaders. The first thing we discovered was that approximately 32% of a worker’s loyalty is the result of feeling trust towards their boss. So it’s …

Employment

This Elegant Californian Prefab Minimizes Site Disturbance

Thanks to its modular construction, a modern retreat treads lightly on the pristine landscape.<p>When Clive McCarthy and his wife, Tricia Bell, were on the hunt for an escape from San Francisco, they found the perfect spot for their second home three hours north of the Bay Area on a 64-acre site in …

Prefab Homes

How to Read a Balance Sheet

While a company's income statement presents the current results of a company's operation, there are other financial statements that can present how a …

How Microsoft, Nabisco, and GM Make Customers Happier by Raising Prices

You can charge more for your product and simultaneously create more customer loyalty.<p>Business owners often worry that if they raise their prices, they'll lose customers and understandably so, since customers are likely to feel gouged when told they must pay more money for the exact same …

One-Pan Garlic Chicken & Asparagus Is a Dinner Dream

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i> <i>column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

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The 25 Most Important Bourbons Ever Made

If you asked a spirits expert a quarter century ago to name the most important bourbons ever made, they might have wondered whether America’s …

According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

Subscriptions for the 1%

We are in a subscription hell. Paywalls are going up across the internet, at aggregated prices few but Jeff Bezos can afford. The software I used to pay for once now requires an annual tax, because … “updates.” We are getting less every day, and paying more for it, all the while the core openness …

Matching Dress Shoes With Your Suit | The Art of Manliness

Once you have your shirt and tie put together, you need to match your shoes to your suit. To do this, know that there are three main colors of dress …

15 Top Leadership Books Every Current or Future Boss Should Read

Since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay, <i>The Servant as Leader</i>, the servant leadership movement has risen from obscurity to the very principles of how the most successful companies on the planet operate and profit.<p>Roughly one-third of those companies are regularly featured in <i>Fortune</i> …

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Are You a Toxic Boss? Google's Management Study Will Tell You

Could you be a toxic boss and not even realize it?<p>Google recently conducted one of the most thorough studies of management behavior ever completed by a large corporation. Started in 2009, a team in Google's People Innovation Lab spent one year data mining performance appraisals, employee surveys, …

Why You Should Stop Being a Boss and Start Being a Leader

Every business and work group has a boss, but only some have a leader at the helm.<p>The differences are clear — and which one your organization has …

7 CEOs share the books that transformed their lives

Reading requires focus. It requires time. And, let's be real, it requires a lot of discipline — because at the end of the day, you're probably more likely to reach for your phone than your Kindle.<p>Of course, you know that you should be reading more (and binging less). After all, it's what so many …

CEOs

The Best Carry-On Luggage for Travel Review

<i>Featured products in this article are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale.</i><p>What is the best carry on luggage for travel? I travel frequently and primarily with carry on luggage, so I …

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, gathered several of Google's best and brightest to help the organization …

Study Skills

How Can You Tell You're a Good Leader? You Motivate Others By Doing These 4 Things Daily

Everybody has an opinion about the things that bosses do to motivate people. Lets simplify it down to the very things our human nature desires at work.<p>Have you noticed how everyone seems to have an opinion about motivation -- how one is motivated, and how leaders motivate their troops? It's such a …

How Socrates Can Help You Elevate Your Leadership

One of the most powerful, yet underutilized, leadership tools is 2,000+ years old.<p>Explaining expectations is the first coaching habit of excellent leaders, but explaining is only a one-way process. To continue building reliable performance, ask questions to initiate two-way communication and engage …

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Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

False Bay Writer's Cabin

This 500 square foot island cabin serves as a private writer’s retreat and guest cottage. The owners wanted a space that would feel totally connected to the natural landscape, allowing them to take full advantage of the mild climate, scenic views and the proximity to wildlife; at the same time, …

How To Talk To People That Don't Get Right To The Point

Have you ever been talking to someone who’s going through a plan in such painstaking detail that your brain started to hurt? Giving you every nitty-gritty little step when all you really wanted was for them to cut-to-the-chase and give you the bottom line? Or maybe it was the other way around, you …

4 Things to Eliminate From Your Speech If You Want to Be Persuasive

Are sloppy speech habits holding you back as a leader? Discover simple changes you can make to instantly increase your ability to influence others and raise your status as a speaker and leader.<p>At what point would you stop listening to a speaker who opens with: "So, OK, I wanted to just briefly, you …

Topics Leadership

What's Hot<p>Why People Believe In Their Leaders—Or Not<br>• The Challenge of Scaling Soft Skills<br>• Four Ways Jobs Will Respond to Automation<br>• Summer 2018 Issue<p>Why …

Leadership

There’s a Proven Link Between Effective Leadership and Getting Enough Sleep

Kenneth Andersson FOR HBR<p>In our hyper-connected, 24/7 world, many of us are losing sleep — literally. Our own survey of more than 180 business leaders found that four out of 10 (43%) say they do not get enough sleep at least four nights a week. Such sleep deficiencies can undermine important forms …