How To Succeed This Year – Even When You’ve Failed Before

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Tony Robbins worried his son would be a slacker. “My dad’s greatest fear about who I was as young man, was having a lack of hunger – the hunger and drive for something more than just living,” Jairek Robbins told me in a recent interview. He knew what he should be doing to lead a meaningful and successful life,… [Read More]

The Ultimate Guide to Hosting a Google+ Hangout on Air

By: Bruce Clay, Inc - CC BY 2.0

The following post is co-authored by Debbie Horovitch and Dorie Clark. Should you make an effort to get involved on Google+? Some question whether it’s worth the effort, since it still hasn’t gained as much public traction as Facebook or even Twitter. But we believe Google+ (sometimes written as Google Plus) has one killer feature that’s… [Read More]

It’s OK to Change Your Focus

By: Fabio - CC BY 2.0

When I was a teenager, I wanted to become a professional activist. I interned for the National Organization for Women’s Lesbian Rights Project and thought it was the most fantastic job possible; I dreamed of organizing press conferences and lobbying legislators and fomenting social change. Now, nearly 20 years later, my focus is marketing and… [Read More]

How To Think Big, In Work And Life

By: Nan Palmero - CC BY 2.0

How can we break through the limitations we’ve set for ourselves? That’s what Michael Port, author of The Think Big Manifesto, wants to know. “Sometimes we assign the role of ‘Big Thinker’ to some people, but we don’t necessarily see ourselves in that role,” he says. Often, that’s because of “voices of judgment” – either… [Read More]

3 Unexpected Productivity Strategies From Wharton Professor Adam Grant

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Adam Grant, an organizational psychology professor at the Wharton School, is a man in demand. In addition to his teaching duties, he’s a popular author (of the bestselling Give and Take), consultant, and speaker – and after a New York Times profile revealed his predilection to grant favors to almost all comers, he was besieged… [Read More]

How To Align Your Life With Your Values

By: Keith Roper - CC BY 2.0

This post by Dorie Clark first appeared at Forbes. Do you constantly feel stressed out? Like there’s not enough time to accomplish everything you need to? Jennifer Tuma-Young has been there. “I was always running and finding ways to fit more and more in, but I was never fulfilled. It was like I was on… [Read More]

How to Make Better Decisions at Work

By: Chris Lott - CC BY 2.0

The goal was unambiguous –and yet, it somehow didn’t get done. It’s a universal problem, and Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino’s new book Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the Plan offers solutions to help us keep focused on making good decisions that lead us toward our objectives…. [Read More]

Discover Your Personal Narrative

By: Jose Camões Silva - CC BY 2.0

I recently had coffee with a senior partner at a large consulting firm. He’d just had a “milestone birthday” and now hoped to shift into roles that felt more meaningful to him — speaking, writing, teaching, and becoming a thought leader. He had great contacts; newspaper columns and teaching positions could be his for the… [Read More]

8 Ways to Reinvent a Career When You’re Older

By: Link Humans - CC BY 2.0

It’s no secret that the economic upheaval of the recession wreaked havoc on many Americans’ retirement plans. Between 2007 and 2010, the number of working Americans 55 and older grew by nearly 8 percent — the only group whose workforce participation rates increased. Couple that with many baby boomers’ desire to keep working later into… [Read More]

The Right Way To Execute Your Strategic Plan

By: Kevin Dooley - CC BY 2.0

This piece is co-authored with Bob Legge, president of Legge & Company.  He specializes in successfully implementing strategy, leading organizational change, and improving executive effectiveness. It’s no secret that most strategic plans fail to deliver their intended results. Often, the problem isn’t the strategy, but how it’s implemented.  Many leaders erroneously conclude that the answer… [Read More]