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How Gift Giving Makes Men Happier

Posted in Commentary on February 25th, 2015

That's right, a neuroscientist in Claremont has discovered that gift giving and even sweet words make men happier. The Neuroscientist discovered a particular brain chemical that plays in empathy and did an experiment to show the effects of gift giving on a man's happiness. The chemical is Oxytocin, which plays in fostering trust between strangers, and happiness in individuals. The experiment showed how the chemical hormone oxytocin significantly increases for men when they are giving a gift tRead More...

Gift Giving Among CoWorkers Gains Popularity

Posted in News & Headlines on February 25th, 2015

According to a recent survey by an e-gift card retailer, gift giving among coworkers is gaining popularity.They said that people are more likely to buy presents for their officemates due to the growing popularity of digital payments and group gift options. It also found that one in ten consumers plan to give a gift to a coworker at some point this year. Read the full story here :: Read More...

Leadership Lessons from the Oscars

Posted in Commentary on February 24th, 2015

As usual, everyone has picked out what went wrong at the Oscars from fashion faux paus, to acceptance speeches, but we can actually learn from them. This article explains the leadership lessons we should take from the Oscars and its many talented speakers. The first lesson is starting strong with a speech, because there's no second chance to make a first impression. The second technique is to make a clear, compelling point. You only have so many minutes to make a speech, so make sure you knowRead More...

Mark Your Calendar For Mother’s Day!

Posted in News & Headlines on February 24th, 2015

Mother's Day is coming up in March, so mark your calendar now and start looking at gifts for mom! If you're having trouble deciding what to get her, this gift guide has a ton of great ideas for all types of mothers! From a macaroon-making kit, to personalized jewelry, this gift guide has it all! Some more examples of gifts include a McQueens Terranium, Aether Cone music player, Mulberry zip-around wallet, and even yellow peony roses in a mirror cube! Read the full story here :: Read More...

Why Successful People Practice Gift Giving

Posted in Commentary on February 23rd, 2015

20110984_s_color There's an ongoing debate about the importance of gift giving, and whether materialistic things should be used with successful outcomes in mind. Many people think that gift giving is unnecessary, and aRead More...

How to Make Success Easier

Posted in News & Headlines on February 23rd, 2015

There is no one answer for how to make success easier, but there are various steps to take as a leader to make it happen. One of those steps is improving performance through reflection and curiosity. To improve systems, you should practice focusing curiosity on patterns, by asking yourself the five questions in the article. Then focus curiosity on people when improving performance. Keep in mind that there's always room for improvement. Read the full story here :: Read More...

Leading By Pull, Not Push

Posted in News & Headlines on February 20th, 2015

Leading by pull instead of push is usually done by coaching-leaders, which is the type of leader you should want to be. This article explains how coaching-leaders create pull and how becoming one can be easy. One of the great opportunities of coaching-leadership is trusting talent to pull organizations forward, rather than to just expect employees to get a job done. Read the full story here :: Stop Pushing - Read More...

How to Deal With Old Leaders

Posted in Commentary on February 20th, 2015

It is inevitable that old leaders will shut out or belittle young leaders, which can unfortunately close a door on their future, and cause tension. That's why it's important to learn how to deal with them not only so you don't get discouraged, but so that you can succeed despite their impediments. You'll first want to notice a few things about old leaders, and learn to not take them so personally. Old leaders tend to speak bluntly, but expect you to speak kindly. They expect you to listen eveRead More...

5 Ways to Be Remarkable at Work

Posted in News & Headlines on February 20th, 2015

Hard work is what life is all about, and without it, life would be meaningless. So if you want to be remarkable at work, you may want to consider these five principles of remarkable. First is committing to doing one thing exceptionally well. If you can' t commit to being exceptional in one area, you're committing to being mediocre in all. Spend over 50% of your time on the one thing that matters most and maintain fearless focus. Read the full story here :: Read More...

How to Use Belief to Inspire Boldness

Posted in News & Headlines on February 19th, 2015

Doubt inspires fear and insecurity, but belief inspires boldness. Belief can be used as motivation and transformation, which results in driving success. Believing in someone includes holding them to their full potential, expecting improved performance, taking action to mitigate weaknesses, and honoring success when it's different from yours. Belief ennobles both the giver and the receiver. Read the full story here :: Read More...

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