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Why You Need A Mentor And How To Get One

The importance of mentors cannot be overstated. A good mentor inspires you, stretches you, connects you, develops your EQ, opens your mind and most importantly, doesn’t judge. They provide a safe space to learn, experiment and ask questions, no matter how seemingly stupid. In the corporate world, …

Safe-Space

Make Peace with Your Unlived Life

Tina was at a crossroads. Her daughter had recently left for college, and her husband had his own pursuits. And although she’d once enjoyed banking, she now bore little interest in her work. For some time, she had been asking herself whether she should quit. But what would her colleagues and bosses …

Hesitant to Make That Big Life Change? Permission Granted

Sixteen days from now, my family and I will board a plane for New Zealand. Not for a vacation — but to live and work for the next 12 months or so. It’s spontaneous, it’s exciting, it’s new, and it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. Sounds awesome, right? Yes!<p>But it’s also completely terrifying. …

Public Policy

3 Things I Learned from My Life Coach

5 Five-Minute Habits to Try Today

“At the end of the day, what you will have accomplished is nothing more or less than a combination of your habits, your abilities, and your emotions.”<p>…

How to Handle the Digital Stress and Distractions: 10 Small Habits

<i>“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask</i> …

Productivity

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Virtually all leaders believe that to stay competitive, their enterprises must learn and improve every day. But even companies revered for their dedication to continuous learning find it difficult to always practice what they preach.<p>Consider Toyota: Continuous improvement is one of the pillars of …

AUSTIN KLEON is a writer who draws.

A few hours after I made this blackout, my mom texted me something my grandma said to her earlier today: “Being old is terrible, but I sure had a lot …

11 Ideas for Cool Giveaways | Inc.com

<i>The Young Entrepreneur Council asked 11 successful young entrepreneurs for their best (and least obvious!) examples of giveaways or swag are actually worth investing in before heading to an industry trade show or conference. Here's what they said.</i><p><b>1. Care About Care Packages</b><p>The best type of swag is …

grilled cheese

Event Swag Your Attendees Will Love ... and Loathe

Take a look at the best and worst examples of swag that we've encountered at conferences and events.

Norway's mountains: the perfect break

For soul-enhancing treks and glorious downhill bike rides, take the train to Finse in Norway's mountainous interior.<p><b>Why go?</b><p>High above the tree line on the Bergen Line, the railway connecting Oslo to <b>Norway</b>’s west coast, dramatic, beautiful Finse acts as a powerful tonic for the stresses of modern …

Your Calendar Needs an Upgrade

A little data-driven self-knowledge can be a wonderful thing. As Lenore Skenazy points out in her amusing Wall Street Journal review of Laura Vanderkam’s <i>I Know How She Does It,</i> even the most successful super-achievers remain oblivious to where their time really goes.<p>“Never one to take the lazy …

The Top 10 Traits of People Who Advance in Their Careers | Inc.com

In these competitive times, advancing in your career is far from automatic. Those who sit back and wait for things to happen for them often end up frustrated, disillusioned, and burned out. In contrast, those who look for opportunities and seize them seem to have "better luck" than others. Of …

Leadership

Back to You Future - a talk from Future Insights Live 2015

Picture yourself in 10 years: you have a career and a life that you love. Now - how did you get there? Real success - the kind that builds unstoppable momentum and gets you more of what you want from life - doesn't just come from chasing your next raise or promotion up the corporate ladder. This …

Tech Industry

Anatomy of a Tweet

A tweet is something special. It’s a bit more than just a sentence. What can start off as a confining 140 characters can turn into something totally …

Stress Management Thumball

Look under your thumb and share!<p>Share your reaction to whatever prompt lies under your thumb. Thumball is a soft, 6" stuffed ball pre-printed with 12 …

Time Management