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Productivity

Malcolm Gladwell on why we shouldn’t value speed over power

Power over speed: “Let’s create a safe space for the neurotic tortoise as opposed to penalizing him at the point of entry.”

The Whole Human

10 ways to determine if you have healthy or destructive passion

The problem for most people is that they believe that passion is the moving cause, when in reality, passion is an effect.

News

Survey: 22% of workers ages 18-34 say they’ve been demoted

New data shows that 22% of workers ages 18-34 have "been demoted" on the job and 55% of those demoted ended up quitting after.

News

Trying too hard at work is not going to pay off, study finds

How hard should we try at work? Not too hard. Turns out, pouring your all into your work is not necessarily going to pay off in the end.

News

New study shows why Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ is not enough

An unintended side effect of the "lean in" message is it helped people believe women are responsible for causing and fixing the problems they face at work.

Success

The secret to getting the life you’ve always dreamed of

We are going to do something kind of risky.

Hiring

Jeff Bezos told Amazon execs to consider these 3 questions before offering someone a job

Amazon is always looking to fill a ton of jobs.

Self-Help

The upside of quitting: Why quitters always win and losers never quit

What if our beliefs about success are backwards? What if we could improve the odds of success when we quit and grit or perseverance leaves us worse off?

Mental Health

Feel good more often: Why you should celebrate small wins

Celebrating small wins is an important way to track incremental achievements and work toward much larger goals. Plus, it makes you feel good more often.

Parenting

How a month of paternity leave turned me into a competent dad

At the end of my wife’s maternity leave, I would take over. For a whole month, I was going on paternity leave. And I was starting to question my decision.

Success

This is how to execute an idea better than anyone else

More often than not, you need to hold your idea up to critique and make sure it’s durable. You have to be relentless in search of data to disprove your hypothesis and if your idea survives, you may be onto something.

Leadership

Suspect your new hire won’t make it? 4 mistakes to avoid

Leaders fall into some common “traps” when confronted with the new hire who is stumbling. Here are 4 of the most common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

The Whole Human

This life skill is more vital to your happiness than any other

In this age of “winning,” life is surely not won in just one month or one year. The journey of success is as old as time.

Self-Help

7 incredible things that happen once you learn to love being alone

To get the most out of life, you must learn to enjoy time alone. The benefits of solitude are too numerous to catalog, but here are some of the best.

Success

Elizabeth Taylor was a great actress but an even better negotiator

Elizabeth Taylor was a trailblazing businesswoman in the entertainment industry — with her role in Cleopatra in 1963 she became the first woman to negotiate (and receive) a one million dollar salary.

Success

The one thing to keep in mind before investing your money

Investing money is one of the easiest ways to both save money and grow wealth. Rather than keeping your money stashed away in a savings account, you could invest it and watch it potentially grow. Sounds like a no-brainer, right?

Career Advice

Beyoncé’s advice on how to manage your career

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is one of the biggest celebrities in the world and one of the tightest-lipped about it.

Sleep

The states where people are pulling the most all-nighters … to stream TV

Nearly half (45%) of adults have pulled all-nighters in the last year to watch a TV show, with men being slightly more likely to do so than women.

Morning Routine

How to prevent a bad start to your day from getting in your way

Here are four other ways to take a breather when you have a bad start to your workday and begin with a huge chip on your shoulder.

News

How to give a pep talk that actually works

To get us to actually believe in the encouragement we are hearing, vague compliments and stern motivations in a pep talk are not enough.

Mental Health

What happens to your brain when you smile

We’ve all heard that smiling is good for you, but when having a bad temper, or just one of those days where you want to stick your head in the sand, it can seem like the last thing you would feel like doing. However, even though pouting and a bad-temper can be legitimate at times, research has shown that smiling will not only leave you feeling happier, but that it has a particularly positive health effect on both body and mind.

Productivity

11 people share the books that helped them unlock their potential

An inspiring page-turner can help you dig deep, make a change, and realize your full potential. These books made a profound impact on people’s lives.

Leadership

5 reasons why bold leaders are remarkably successful

There are two reasons people separate themselves from the crowd: They are either bold leaders or timid followers. The rest of the herd sticks together.

The Whole Human

Life and business lessons from the chimney sweeper

One chimney sweep's approach to the job showed that he took great care in his work and provided valuable lessons that we all can apply to our work and life.

Success

Why most people will never be successful

Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate. So why won’t most people be successful?