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Employers Need to Recognize That Our Wellness Starts at Work

The current debate about workplace wellness has called into question virtually every aspect of wellness programs. Commentators have railed against them, with some asserting that they are not only worthless but are also a morale disaster and a stealthy way to shift more coverage costs onto employees.<p>…

Health Care

HR Can’t Change Company Culture by Itself

A strong culture is vital for organizational success – as evidenced by the relationship between culture and leadership, employee commitment, customer satisfaction, and innovation. But “strong” doesn’t mean fixed. As the organizational goals and strategy change over time, so too should culture …

InterAct
Leadership

Emotional Intelligence: How to Understand Your Emotional Terrain

How the 'Atlas of Emotions' can help enhance your emotional intelligence.<p>Originally published by <b>Daniel Goleman</b> on LinkedIn: Master Your Emotional Terrain<p><b>What Makes You Angry?</b><p>For many, being put down by an authority figure causes our blood to boil. For others, delays that ruin our efficiency are …

Emotional Intelligence

Want to Vastly Improve Employee Morale? Try This Leadership Style

It may be counter-intuitive to pull off for top-down bosses, but when mastered, your morale and engagement will soar to new heights.<p>Eleven years ago, I reported to a highly emotionally-intelligent and very successful executive -- still my favorite boss to this day.<p>The greatest lessons Bruce taught …

Leadership

8 Powerful Mental Habits That Will Make You Ultra-Successful | Inc.com

Sometimes, a step towards success isn't something to <i>do</i> as much as it's an attitude to adopt. No matter how much elbow grease you put towards your achievements, your mentality and thinking can make all the difference.<p>Well, it turns out that there are some widely used mental habits that successful …

Self-improvement

5 Tips on Being an Inspiring Leader | Inc.com

Regardless of your confidence and ambition, without a handful of traits it's hard to get people to follow you. That's according to CEO and founder of Carats & Cake, Jess Levin. At 32, she worked for nearly four years in venture capital rubbing elbows with driven entrepreneurs and founders before …

Leadership

How to Use Your LinkedIn Profile to Power a Career Transition

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>Are you raring to change careers? Break into a whole new line of work that makes you leap out of bed, happy to go to work every day? Parlay personal passions into professional endeavors? Or focus on a different clientele, type of product, or service?<p>We all know the power of …

Small Business

The Killer TED Talk Secret for Presentations

After studying 500 TED talks, an expert spills the beans on what makes them go viral.<p>TED talks can be amazing. People get drawn in, spend time, consider what the speaker says. Their popularity can run into the tens of millions of views. Only, not all TED talks have the same effect.<p>There are …

Public Speaking

8 Habits of the Super Successful

Crowdsourced wisdom on the habits most likely to lead to incredible achievement.<p>Success means very different things to different people. But whether your idea of the good life is a big house and a fast car, making the world a better place, or producing work of lasting value in your discipline, are …

Self-improvement

Rx for Burnout: These 5 TED Talks

A helpful list prescribes these short but powerful talks for those suffering from burnout.<p>What's the best prescription for burnout? Some recommend a long, hard look at your priorities, others a whole new approach to your schedule, and for a few of the worst afflicted nothing but an extended break …

Burnout

The Secret to True Self-Confidence

Why most efforts to boost self-confidence fail, and what you should do instead.<p>If you're battling insecurity in your professional and personal life, there's no shortage of advice out there. From confidence-boosting habits to interventions guaranteed to boost your self-esteem, experts are standing …

Self-confidence

9 Things the Happiest People Never Do

How you think--and what you do--matters a lot more than what you have.<p>Many people think happiness, both professional and personal, is based on having a bigger house, nicer car, larger income. It's all about better, faster, higher, <i>more</i>.<p>Yet the happiest people I know focus a lot more on what they <i>do</i>, …

Happiness

The Hidden Power of This Forgotten Leadership Skill

It may be the most underutilized and underdeveloped leadership skill you will find in entrepreneurs. And it may be your most important link to success.<p>Lets face it: we are smack in the middle of a relationship economy, where branding strategies, customer satisfaction, recruitment processes and …

Leadership

The Dark Side of the Leadership Industry | Inc.com

In Silicon Valley, the hunt is always on for the next Steve Jobs. But not all arrogant, bold, and creative startup founders are created equally--so why do we assume that the college dropout with a vision is going to be able to inspire people like the Apple co-founder did?<p>That's because we get too …

Leadership

Use the 50/20/30 Rule to Outline Your Budget For Every Need

The best way to keep a balanced budget is to decide your financial boundaries before you start spending. The 50/20/30 rule can help you keep every …

Crazy Sounding Tax Deductions That IRS (Or The Tax Court) Says Are Legit

Are you searching high and low for tax deductions? In the run up to April 15, you aren’t the only one. Unfortunately, it is too late to date checks December 31, 2015! Since taxes are annual, you must think about <i>last</i> year, 2015. Still, if your facts are right and you feel adventurous, here are some …

Personal Finance

Hey, Homeowners! These Little-Known Tax Deductions Can Save You Thousands

You probably already know that owning a home comes with some sweet tax benefits, like the mortgage-interest and property-tax deductions. But did you know there's a whole list of other homeowner-related tax breaks that you might be leaving on the table?<p>We're not talking chump change, either. …

Personal Finance

What It Takes to Be a Superboss

<b>Sydney Finkelstein</b>, professor at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, outlines the characteristics of exceptional leaders.

Business School

The Explainer: Emotional Intelligence

The five components of emotional intelligence and how to improve each.

Emotional Intelligence

How to Do Walking Meetings Right

Fran Melmed is the founder of context, a communication and change management consulting firm. She spends her days performing communication audits for organizations and meeting with clients. Sounds like a recipe for a sedentary workday, right? On the contrary. Fran is part of a growing trend known …

Walking