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Shonda Rhimes roundtable: What it really means to be a leader

In this frank roundtable discussion, Shonda Rhimes sits down with Valerie Jarrett, Mieko Kusano, and Chloe Arnold to talk triumphs, mistakes, and the most important decisions of their careers.

Office Life

No more negative stereotypes: How introverts can increase productivity

Introverts are typically naturally self-motivated, analytical and reasonable, good listeners and as a result, good learners, concentrated, and more dedicated — oh! Are these also what you’re looking for in an ideal employee?

Morning Routine

How a Flywheel instructor crushes her morning routine (without coffee)

It is one thing to get up early, then get on a train or in a car and then go sit for the majority of your day at desk. It is quite another to get up and then grab on a spin bike and inspire a group of tired, overworked people to not only exercise vigorously, but also scream and shout and maybe even dance a little first thing in the morning. But that is what Flywheel instructor Emily Fayette does every day.


This is how you can improve your decision making skills

There are no right or wrong decisions. Decisions can be changeable.


Study: People who work from home have more insomnia and back pain

When you work from home, you don't have to worry about your boss lurking over your shoulder, and you don't have to deal with noisy coworkers distracting you. The big downside? When you can work from anywhere, you could always be working. This is the stress that a new report from the International Labour Organization documents.


4 solo trips every professional should take

While vacation with your significant other, your best friends or your family is usually the go-to route, there are many benefits of heading out … all by your bad self.

The Commute

The long commute: How long is too long and why

So how long is too long to get to work? The answer, research suggests, depends on factors besides length.


This is the key to narrow the gap in the equation of career happiness

Throughout my years as an executive coach I have seen people triumph over immense hardship while others falter over minutiae. I’ve seen a sense of urgency spearhead achievement while chronic victimization hamstring progress. I’ve been party to personal transformations because people risk vulnerability with great courage and I’ve seen stagnation be the end-product of complaining about unmet expectations. Most often the underachievers carry self-doubt that they don’t know how to convert to confidence.


Developing leaders: Lessons from one of the most impressive behavior change efforts ever

What can a program to feed starving children possibly teach us about “leadership development?” Here are four key lessons from Jerry Sternin of Save the Children's success in Vietnam.


9 hyper-motivating TED talks from women on the top

It’s time for a pep talk, ladies. Take a few minutes to pause and absorb empowering stories from some of the best lady pioneers of our generation.


The germiest place in the airport is not what you would think

Anyone who manages to not get sick after traveling on a plane, even if it is only an hour-long domestic flight, has the immune system of a superman. Let's face it: Airports are cesspools of germs just waiting to infect us.


Here are 185 books Bill Gates has read and thinks you should too

Like many prolific business leaders, Bill Gates is a great reader. Gates reads about 50 books per year which means he is going through one per week. And not only is he reading about them but then he is writing recommendations for them on his blog and encouraging the world to adopt his vociferous appetite for books (sometimes with the help of puppies.) In a recent interview with The New York Times Gates said reading is one of his main tools for learning. "These days, I also get to visit interesting places, meet with scientists, and watch a lot of lectures online," Gates explained. "But reading is still the main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding."

Office Life

New study explains how to deter BS in the workplace

When we fall for BS, we feel like fools. 'I just made a decision based on someone who has no idea what they are talking about?!' we think. No one likes feeling played. How can we stop it from happening? Those are the questions that a new study sought to explain.

8,000 Starbucks stores are closing today: Here are 10 other ways to stay caffeinated

Today coffee giant Starbucks will be closing 8,000 of its company-owned stores to carry out diversity training for its workers all over the U.S. As you can imagine, people are panicking. Not really, but it is a little stressful if your whole normal coffee routine is thrown off. Now you could just go to a different coffee chain like Dunkin' Donuts or Peet's. Or you could try these alternatives for feeling caffeinated. You may end up sticking with some of these in the long run.

The Whole Human

7 everyday tips to improve your life

Changes don't happen overnight and they don't happen by accident. They are the result of several small habits practiced consistently over time.


How starting a doodling habit could change your life for the better

A new study concluded that adding even short bursts (15-20 minutes) of art or doodling AKA “creative self-expression or art-making tasks” could result in “individuals perceiving themselves as having good ideas and being able to solve problems.”


5 strategies for taking control of your digital life

Srinivas Rao recently hosted UN Global Happiness Council member Amy Blankson on the Unmistakable Creative Podcast to discuss how to limit distractions, stay grounded, and use technology to make you happier and more productive.


Unsuccessful people focus on “The Gap.” Here’s what successful people focus on

Most people have a negative relationship with goal-setting. There’s a lot of emotional baggage associated with the concept. One group of people may believe they should be happy just the way they are. Another group is constantly striving for more and are never quite happy with what they’ve achieved.


Study: Sleeping in on the weekend can add years to your life

Good news if you were able to slip in some extra Zs this Memorial Day Weekend: A new, 13-year study of sleep habits finds that sleeping in on the weekend can add years to your life.

Office Life

How to be late for work without making your boss mad

Every company is different and sometimes, showing up late isn't that big of a deal. However, if you're worried, here are some steps you can take to mitigate your tardiness.

Job Search

How do I use the right keywords on my resume?

On a resume, lead with your skills because, in the crowded, competitive world of online job applications, your skill set matters above all. Somewhere, a robot is waiting to call your name.

Office Life

How to navigate the workplace when you’re the youngest one there

Landing a new gig always marks a pivotal time in your career. Your smarts, personality, and work ethic got you here, and the unique perspective you bring as a young professional is an asset — until it’s not.

The Whole Human

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

The Ivy Lee Method is a simple, powerful strategy for stress-free productivity that highlights the importance of doing the most important thing first each day. It’s a reminder that fewer priorities lead to better work and performance. A reminder that simplicity helps to guide complex plans, behaviors and actions.


Sprints: The secret technique to getting more done in less time

Work overload is a distraction. Many people struggle to find the willpower and energy to focus on what’s really important. Starting today, reclaim your ability to focus, be mindful of what you are doing, and you will create meaningful accomplishments every week.

Office Life

5 ways to leverage your social intelligence to get ahead at work

We live in a society that frequently values productivity and efficiency over relationship and communication. Yet, social intelligence can have dramatic, though indirect effects at work. If you’re not tracking it, then you’re throwing opportunity out the window.