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This 12-minute workout plan will make intense exercise fun and easy to do

If you follow fitness news, you know that intense exercise has huge benefits.<p>Short bursts of high-intensity training can provide results similar to …

The Most Productive People Know Who to Ignore

A coaching client of mine is managing partner at a very large law firm, and one of the issues we’ve been working on is how to cope more effectively with the intense demands on his time—clients who expect him to be available, firm partners and other employees who want him to address their concerns …

Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence

There seems to be wide support for the idea that we are living in an “age of complexity”, which implies that the world has never been more intricate. This idea is based on the rapid pace of technological changes, and the vast amount of information that we are generating (the two are related). Yet …

5 Tips for Off-the-Cuff Speaking

If it’s true that many people fear public speaking more than death, it’s equally true that businesspeople are condemned to a thousand small deaths in client pitches, in boardrooms, and on stage. And that death can turn slow and torturous when you are asked to speak unexpectedly with little or no …

Giving Effective Feedback When You’re Short on Time

Virtually all of the young executives I work with want to be good managers and mentors. They just don’t have the time — or so they believe. “I could either bring in a new deal, or I could take one of my people out for lunch to talk about their career,” a financial services leader told me recently. …

The Best Leaders Are Humble Leaders

In a global marketplace where problems are increasingly complex, no <i>one</i> person will ever have all the answers. That’s why Google’s SVP of People Operations, Lazlo Bock, says humility is one of the traits he’s looking for in new hires. “Your end goal,” explained Bock, “is what can we do together to …

Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader

Publication Date: <b>February 10, 2015</b><p>You aspire to lead with greater impact. The problem is you're busy executing on today's demands. You know you have to carve out time from your day job to build your leadership skills, but it's easy to let immediate problems and old mind-sets get in the way. …

You Don’t Have to Be the Boss to Change How Your Company Works

Most workplaces face constant imperatives for change—from trivial-seeming matters such as installing new office printers to major ones such as implementing new policies to support diversity. The question of <i>how</i> to drive change, though, is perennially vexing.<p>Some things make it easier: If you are the …