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Healthy Disagreement: The Secret to Growing Your Business

Strategies for disagreeing in a more harmonious way. “If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secret of getting along — whether it be business, family relations, or life itself.” — Bernard Meltzer Many years ago, when I worked as a Junior Developer

Considering a New Hobby? It Might Help Your Career

Research has found that leisure activities have concrete professional benefits. Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon spends evenings with the turntables. Adena Friedman, CEO of Nasdaq, swears by Tae Kwon Do and told the BBC it serves as a great reminder that success is in her control. Though time is a more precious resource

Ask Yourself: What’s Mission-Critical and What’s a Waste of Time?

How to refocus your time on what really matters. A professor puts large rocks in a jar in front of his class and asks if the jar is full. His class says yes. Then, he puts smaller pebbles in the jar and shakes it until the pebbles are distributed among

Feeling Burned Out? How to Bounce Back Without Working Less

Afew years ago, Dr. Stephen Trzeciak and Dr. Anthony Mazzarelli found themselves managing one of the most complex cases of their careers. But it wasn’t a complicated medical condition or a high-risk procedure. Instead, they were tasked with addressing physician burnout. Affecting more than half of US doctors, burnout is defined as a work-related syndrome that can cause

Forget About Motivation. Here’s What You Need to Succeed

I’m not highly motivated. I don’t have amazing willpower or self-control. I don’t get up at 6 am to read, meditate, drink a green smoothie, and run 10K. That’s because I don’t believe in motivation. Instead, I’ve built systems and habits that remove my internal drive from the equation. So, whether

Not All Stress Is Bad — How to Take Control of Yours

Exposure to some stress can make you more resilient and teach you how to react to future stressors I can’t walk downtown without passing a hole in the wall that’s being converted into a yoga studio. Every time I visit the app store on my phone, yet another new meditation app is

How to Stop Doing It All — and Still Have Everything You Want

“It is that a meaningful life is not a matter of speed or efficiency. It’s much more a matter of what you do and why you do it, than how fast you get it done.” — Stephen R. Covey In his book, “First Things First,” Covey reminds us that learning to

Why Negative Feedback Stings (and How to Make the Most of It)

Feeling threatened, angry or vulnerable about feedback is natural —here’s how you can better handle and respond to it. Am I about to get fired? You try and push the thought to the back of your mind as you walk into your boss's office, close the door and sit down.

I’m Not a Risk-Taker: How Playing It Safe Has Fueled My Startup’s Success

When I was a kid, I worked in my cousin’s gift store. I was so bored during those long, hot summers that I didn’t even ask him to pay me. But one day I had a brilliant idea. I would go into the hills, pick figs from local gardens, and

The Joy of Missing Out: Your New Secret Weapon for Creativity

I was camped out at a table in my favorite cafe, pounding away at the keyboard. For the previous six months, I had been working overtime — by choice. I had an idea for a product that could make people’s lives better, but I wasn’t quite ready to call it

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