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How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

4 Reasons Managers Should Spend More Time on Coaching

Steven Moore for HBR<p>There are managers who coach and managers who don’t. Leaders in the latter category are not necessarily bad managers, but they are neglecting an effective tool to develop talent. We’ve been researching managers who coach and what distinguishes them. What has stood out in our …

Go Ahead, Let Your Kids Fail

I'm on the road this week, giving talks on my new book about learning to fail better: that is, first, to give ourselves the permission to take on …

Northern gripes

The Finns are being hard-nosed because they face their own hardship<p>IN THE historic heart of Helsinki, leviathan cruise ships can be glimpsed across …

Why You Can't Live Without High Expectations

The dirty little secret about expectations is that whether internal or external, we tend to meet the expectations set for us.<p>I love the story of Minnesota educator, Lois Beckel. When asked what the “magic” was in getting a group of toddlers to nap together on mats at the same time, she explained, …

Why Leadership Training Doesn't Work

I love watching my granddaughter learn to do things. She now knows how to put on her socks and then her shoes, and she takes great pride in demonstrating this accomplishment. A couple of months ago she was completely dependent on grownups to go from shoeless to shoed; now she can do it herself.<p>How …

How To Perform At Your Peak Every Day: 10 Tips For Working Smarter In 2014

<i>This is the first in a two-part story on how to manage your mental energy to do your best work. Click here for the second article, “7 Types of Experience Your Brain Needs To Function At Its Best.”</i><p>It’s a common scenario for many of us.<p>You start the day with an idea of what you want to work on and …

Why Working Hard May Not Pay Off

One of my very first positions was in the retail industry. I thought I had been a loyal employee working long hours, signing up for double shifts, using my breaks to gauge inventory, balance the books, and volunteer for any miscellaneous chores. I didn’t engage in these services with an …

Finland Used To Have The Best Education System In The World — What Happened?

Since it was reformed 40 years ago, Finland's education system has frequently been held up as one of the best in the world.<p>Today, that changed. Tbe OECD released its PISA global rankings that showed how students in various countries were doing in reading, science, and math. Finland ranked 12th, …

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