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Vinyl siding gets an upgrade

Homebuyers who relocate to the Atlanta metro area from colder climates are often surprised to find that few builders finish their houses’ exteriors …

Home Improvement

How to Get Your Muscles Back After Taking a Break From the Gym

Taking an exercise hiatus can make muscles shrink fast. The experts explain how to get them back.<p>There are pieces of my body missing. Well, technically they’re still there, but I can’t see or feel them anymore. Anyone who’s taken months off from the gym or spent time in recovery from an injury, …

Muscle

It's Lonely At The Top. Here's How to Deal With It.

Here's how to find peers that can relate to your challenges--and offer advice.<p>Certain business axioms feel like lip service as you're working your way up the corporate ladder - for example, "It's lonely at the top." From the outside, the CEO position (or perhaps any C-suite position) appears to be …

Leadership

5 Things People With Emotional Intelligence Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed

When you clash with difficult people at work, how do you manage your emotions?<p>Do you work with people who display emotional intelligence? Better yet, do <i>you</i> display your own emotional intelligence (EQ) when working with others? I've experienced my fair share of conflict and drama in the workplace -- …

Emotional Intelligence

Google Automatically Rejects Most Resumes for Common Mistakes You've Probably Made Too

Former HR chief Laszlo Bock says Google gets 50,000 resumes a week. This is how it eliminates many of them.<p>Want to get hired at Google (or any other desirable employer)? Chances are, you won't, because your resume is getting in your way. Not because you didn't phrase things just right, or you …

Employment

Want to Know if Someone is a Psychopath? They Need 1 Thing Really, Really Badly

Psychopaths seek rewards to an extreme degree.<p>How do you know if someone you know is a psychopath? As <i>Inc.</i> colleague Jessica Stillman writes, for a definitive answer you'd need to assess the individual based on a long list of scientifically validated traits like lack of empathy, egocentricity, and …

Psychology

The Art Of Difficult Conversations: Reducing Conflict And Stress In Seven Steps

Much has been written about productive conflict being essential to highly functioning relationships and teams. In his book, <i>The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable</i>, Patrick Lencioni states: “All great relationships, the ones that last over time, require productive conflict to …

Self-help

Want to Be a Great Leader? Become a Great Identifier

If you want to lead a great team, stop worrying so much about managing and focus a lot more on identifying.<p>Once upon a time I was a member of the most productive crew in the department, which meant we were considered to be the best crew, because numbers were everything. But we didn't need a Jobs or …

Leadership

Clean Up Corrosive Interpersonal Dynamics on Your Team with This System

“The consequences of not identifying and addressing conflicts and corrosive team dynamics are always dire,” says <b>Laura Gates</b>, whose work as an …

Self-help

WD-40 Does $380 Million in Sales a Year. Its Secret Sauce Is Surprisingly Simple

How CEO Garry Ridge created a company that thrives on a culture of learning and lives by its values.<p>If you want your company to be free of squeaks, create a tribe that lives by its values, encourages learning, and sees mistakes as educational moments.<p>WD-40 Company, maker of the iconic spray that …

Leadership

How Can You Tell Someone Is a True Leader? Look for 1 Skill That Makes Bosses Cringe

This superhuman skill is foundational for effective communication.<p>Robert K. Greenleaf, the founder of the modern servant leadership movement, once said: "Don't assume, because you are intelligent, able, and well-motivated, that you are open to communication, that you know how to listen."<p>Is that an …

Employment

4 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders That Are Hard to Find

When society puts so much value on external accomplishments, good leaders start with what's inside.<p>I often tell people that leadership is a journey. When you think you've arrived at the top of the mountain, look up. You'll always find another peak to climb.<p>The truth about leadership is actually …

Leadership

Advice on Being a Man from 8 Friendly Neighborhood Barbers | The Art of Manliness

Day in and day out barbers shoot the breeze with the wide variety of men who walk into their shops. As these men settle in the barber’s chair and get …

7 Reasons Why the Peter Principle is Ruining the Fire Service.

<b>When</b> you do good you get promoted into to something you are terrible at. A typical example in the fire service is promoting a Master …

Leadership

The Outbound Journal

This 1 Type of Employee Behavior Can Ruin Your Culture. Here's What to Do About It

No one's got time for silent treatment.<p>Every company wants the secret to creating a harmonious culture and collaborative team. Unfortunately, it's not something that can be found on a resume or bribed with work perks. That 'je ne sais quoi' all comes down to one thing: effective communication.<p>So …

Self-help

19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

Employment

The Number of Cardio and Weightlifting Sessions a Beachbody Trainer Recommends Each Week

Whatever your goal is — weight loss, muscle gain, or overall health — one thing we have to decide each week is how many times to work out. The next question after that is how many cardio and strength-training sessions you should do each week. We talked to Joel Freeman, Beachbody Super Trainer and …

Exercise

Use This Equation to Determine, Diagnose, and Repair Trust

<b>Anne Raimondi</b> was stumped. Two people she managed weren't getting along, and it was really impacting progress. In her private conversations with each …

The Most Challenging Aspect of Being CEO Might Be Communication

As CEO, don't overlook the need to communicate effectively. Walk the thin line between being realistic and optimistic<p>There are many reasons and explanations that best demonstrate the illogical and one might even say, insane nature of entrepreneurship in the world of innovation. The stats are well …

Leadership

Karl Lohnes: Tips on how to properly hang artwork

You certainly know what you want from your decor columnist. I’ve heard from many of you since this column launched last month and you want decorating …

50 Weird Fast-Food Menu Items You Can Only Get In Certain States

I still can't believe McDonald's has lobster rolls in some states.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

A Baggage Handler's Lesson In How NOT To Work

In some organizations the pace of change is so frenetic and the people feel so out of control that the workplace resembles a cast party for “Return of the Zombies.” In this kind of atmosphere, resistance, cynicism, and fatigue come not so much from a particular change effort but from the cumulative …

Fitness

6 Reasons This Is the Perfect Thank-You Email to Send After a Job Interview

When you don't send a thank you email or letter after an interview, you often eliminate yourself from the competition.<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>You spend weeks preparing for a job interview and give 110 percent once you're in the hot seat. You walk out feeling confident and …

Employment

Warren Buffett Once Told a 14-Year-Old Kid the Secret to Success in 1 Simple Sentence

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting over a decade ago, Warren Buffett tells a 14-year-old kid a success lesson that was meant for all of us.<p>On May 1, 2004, Berkshire Hathaway held its annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, where nearly 20,000 people attended this annual ritual.<p>As reporter Jason …

Success

How to Tell If an Employee Is an A, B, or C Player

A-level players do at least two things differently.<p><i>As a CEO, how do you know that your employee is an A, B, or C player? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Jason M. Lemkin, CEO of</b> …

Quora

Fire Service Organizations Release Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer

March 6, 2018<p>Cancer is increasingly recognized as one of them most dangerous threats to firefighters. Studies have shown that firefighters are at …

Why Being Treated Equally Shows Poor Employee Management

Understanding what your employees want is key to motivating them.<p>There was the moment when MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe realized he wasn't a very good manager. Yes, in his career he had helped lead Netflix and Redbox to huge financial success and market share, but his personal management style was …

Employment

'Management Is 10% Work And 90% People'

Or is it? That’s an interesting way to put it.<p>The headline above was on my mind because of a note from a former colleague I received yesterday on LinkedIn. I’d recently written an article examining the role of empathy in management – How Important Is Empathy To Successful Management? – and he sent …

Leadership

Neuroscience Says Doing This 1 Trick Can Help Your Children Feel More Fulfilled

It takes just a couple of minutes, but studies show this mindfulness exercise can boost compassion, resilience, and positive emotions. And it's not just for kids.<p>Say you get a nasty email from a client. Or you have to fire an employee. Or you're pitching to investors on zero sleep.<p>Entrepreneurs …

Mindfulness