When Goals Don’t Cut It, Focus on Obstacles

Becoming the Right Kind of Person to Succeed Emily wanted to work in marketing. She was young and had no experience. She’d skipped college and used a portfolio of work and a Praxis...

How a Morning Ritual Changed My Life

Wake Up on the Winning Side of the Bed The decision to go freelance and break free from the typical nine to five workday was an exciting change. But without the office workday...

How a Structured Evening Ritual Can Help You Stay Sharp and Rested

Nearly everyone knows how important sleep is to the body, mind, and spirit. Countless studies have found that a good night’s rest is important for keeping you mentally and physically healthy. And yet,...

The Omega and the Alpha

Why you need to know about Creative Destruction Erin Winick helped speed the progress of technology in America, and now she has mixed feelings about it. As an intern at a Southern California company,...

The Science of Reading

What your brain does when you crack that summer novel Even if you don’t consider yourself a “reader,” you read all the time. Signs, instructions, articles, bills, blogs, newspaper headlines and grocery lists...

How Strong is Your Leadership Pyramid?

This post is adapted from the forthcoming third edition of my book, The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success. Available in October, you can pre-order it here. Research shows that moving to the...

How Presidents Choose to Lead

Learning From Our Commander-in-Chiefs' good choices, and bad ones There’s no more fascinating or scrutinized topic in American history than presidential leadership. So much is at stake in a president’s decisions. And...

The Science of Curiosity

Taking an Interest Can Lead to a Longer, Better Life Curiosity starts early. Children throw cups from highchairs over and over, testing gravity and their parents. They repeat the same noises and...

5 Essential Travel Apps

Save Time, Money and Have a Stress-Free Summer Every year, 64% of Americans plan some sort of getaway vacation. Many people grew up with fond memories of packing up the car and heading...

Stay Fit While Traveling for Work

5 Ways to Turn Turn a Pain into a Win Recently I was sitting in a restaurant in Munich, staring in resignation as my wine glass was refilled another time despite my protestations....

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