Bruce Thompson

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Still Skeptical of Unlimited Vacation? Here's Why It's the Best Policy for Your Company | Inc.com

As an employee, unlimited vacation might sound like a dream come true.<p>But, when you're running the company, it sounds as frivolous as nap rooms, ping pong, and a dozen craft beers on tap. Silicon Valley stuff, right?<p>I wrestled with the pros and cons of unlimited paid time off, but I couldn't help …

The Workplace

10 Resolutions Every Couple Should Make

This time of year, it’s natural to focus inward, thinking about healthy new habits, self-improvement, and professional advancement. Consider …

Leaders From LinkedIn, Amazon, and Tesla Say These Are the 5 Trends Shaping Talent Development

Leaders in the learning and talent development space discuss trends affecting the future of corporate training.<p>While it's relatively easy for competitors to implement technology similar to yours, duplicate your strategy, and even mimic your culture, they can't clone your people. That's why most …

Improve Your Flexibility With These Yoga Poses

If you ask people why they exercise, most will say to stay healthy, keep fit, or because it makes them feel good. Not a lot will mention flexibility …

Yoga

8 Tips to Make You a Great Story Teller

Whether it’s a family get-together, a casual evening out with friends, or a session with your hair stylist, being able to tell an entertaining story …

These Are the 25 Best Colleges in the U.S. Right Now

What makes a college the best deal? MONEY has developed a comprehensive analysis to help you determine just that. See our rankings.<p>Robin Schaad sat …

College & University

Four Ways to Visualize the Fretboard

Having a visual sense of the fretboard can help you navigate its entire length as well instantly articulate melodies and phrases when inspiration …

95 Percent of New Products Fail. Here Are 6 Steps to Make Sure Yours Don't

Here's the tried-and-true formula for a successful product launch. The future of your business may depend on it.<p>According to Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, there are over 30,000 new products introduced every year, and 95 percent fail. According to University of Toronto …

How to Identify and Tell Your Most Powerful Stories

When I ask executives what their favorite speech is, Steve Jobs’s Stanford commencement address is always at the top of the list. Many think of Jobs’s talk as their favorite because it is incredibly moving <b>—</b> thanks to the stories it contains.<p>Execs love to hear talks like this, but few are …

Middle School

How Agile Teams Can Help Turnarounds Succeed

Agile — the management approach that relies on small, entrepreneurial, close-to-the-customer teams — has a reputation that reflects its rapid adoption in software development. It’s for techies. It’s for hip Silicon Valley startups. It is most definitely not for big, old-line companies that are …

Beyond The Thank-You Note: Four Things To Do After Your Job Interview

You can do more than just play the waiting game.<p>Now that you’ve finished your job interview and sent a nice thank-you note, you might think your work is finished–that all there’s left to do is wait.<p>Not quite. In fact, there are still a few ways you can influence a hiring manager to decide in your …

People Who Say These 5 Words Have Very Low Emotional Intelligence

They mean the exact opposite of what you think. But only emotionally intelligent people understand why.<p>The words hit me like a hurricane: "I know how you feel."<p>They're right there on pages 80 and 81 of my colleague Justin Bariso's new book about emotional intelligence. They're simple words, and …

8 phrases a great boss will constantly tell their employees

The characteristics that make a good boss differ greatly from those that make an average or subpar one. And communication can play a large role in …

GM VP Mark Reuss apologizes after crashing Chevy Corvette ZR1 pace car

The race was delayed 27 minutes<p>The 2018 Detroit Grand Prix of Belle Isle was halted by a crash before the race even started - and it had nothing to do with one of the Indy Car drivers. The race was delayed by 27 minutes after the 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 pace car drove into a wall during the parade …

Joe Satriani’s Top 10 Tips to Build Virtuoso Chops

In this video, Joe Satriani sits down to teach 10 tips that can help you build your chops—everything from bending to building fret-hand strength to …

1 Soul-Searching Question You Need to Ask Yourself All Day Long. It Will Change Everything

A preoccupied entrepreneur doesn't always get the results they want. This question will help you get focused on what really matters.<p>Rushing from meeting to meeting, moving from task to task, entrepreneurs can easily get caught up in a whirlwind of distractions, thoughts, and emotions. This …

The practice plan for getting good fast

Have you ever thought about why you’re practicing every single day for hours and what you’re actually trying to achieve with all your hard work? To …

Guitar Essentials: 10 New Melodic Scale Sequences

Learning scale patterns is a typical starting point for many aspiring soloists, and the first step usually involves mastering scales in a linear …

The 3-Second Trick From Craig Ferguson That Will Help You Manage Your Emotions

This quick mental dialogue could save you some major regrets.<p>Our emotions influence practically every decision we make. That's why it's so important to understand emotions and how they work--and learn how to keep them under control.<p>In my new book, <i>EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional</i> …

Improve your blues guitar phrasing in 20 minutes

<b>You probably already know the good old 12-bar blues progression. Formed of three chords, it’s perhaps the most commonly-used sequence in blues, rock</b> …

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Time Management

Learning the Famous David Gilmour Bend

Guitar instructor Paul Davids—the man behind GP favorites "Are We All Tuning Our Guitars Wrong" and "Is This the Mother of All Finger Exercises," …

Guitar

10 “Notes to Self” that Will Stop You from Taking Things Personally

Let’s start off with a simple question:<i>Why do we always take things so personally?</i>There are admittedly quite a few viable and valid answers to …

Health

To Be More Likable and Make a Great First Impression, Science Says First Do 1 Thing

And then you can almost guarantee the people you meet will like you.<p>If you want to make a great first impression -- and why wouldn't you? -- you know there are basic steps you can take: Smile, make eye contact, listen more than you talk, ask questions about the other person. Anyone can do those …

Power Up Your Sling-Systems

Improve your fitness with functional movements your body was made to do.<p>A long-standing exercise philosophy considered the body to be a collection of …

Muscle

11 Ways To Stop Negative Thought Patterns And Move Forward

Negative thinking is the easiest way to slow down your business and personal goals. But how do you get rid of negative thoughts? There are a number of ways to do it, and the one you choose is likely a personal decision.<p>We asked members of the Forbes Coaches Council for advice on how to banish …

Self-help

Video Lesson: Learn How to Practice Musically—Not Mechanically

Bill EvansApril 14, 2018<p><b>From the June 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | By Paul Mehling</b><p><b>THE PROBLEM</b><p>You’re playing etudes and exercises, but you feel …

Electric Guitar

Five Science-Backed Strategies to Build Resilience

A mentor of mine recently passed away, and I was heartbroken—so I tried my best to avoid thinking about it. I didn’t even mention it to my family …

Mindfulness

50 Guitar Playing Techniques: An Improvement Journal

<b>How many times</b> have you read a list post on improving guitar (or anything really) that had a bullet point titled, “Think outside of the box.”<p>Or …

Electric Guitar