Category Archives: Inc.com

How Arianna Huffington, Ryan Holiday, Marie Kondo, and Successful Leaders’ Start Their Days

on June 11, 2018 in Habits, Inc.com

How Arianna Huffington, Ryan Holiday, Marie Kondo, and Successful Leaders’ Start Their Days Successful people start their mornings with routines. Routines make difficult habits doable. You don’t have yours? Time to start. Need help? I loved finding MyMorningRoutine.com, which posts a new successful person’s morning routine each week, including mine. You can also find Arianna’s and Ryan’s (though mine is best. . . for me, that is. It’s surprising how[…] Keep reading →

The Perfect Workout, Perfected?

on June 7, 2018 in Entrepreneurship, Fitness, Inc.com

The Perfect Workout, Perfected? Regular readers know I find physical conditioning integral to leadership (and a rich, rewarding life). Research shows it. Research shows a few exercises work the whole body and cardiovascular system with low risk of injury–particularly swimming, cross-country skiing, and rowing. The first two need pools or snow. Rowing requires only an indoor rower, which is why I’ve put over 1,000,000 meters and hit big achievements (for[…] Keep reading →

Real-Life Spider-man, Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Strange, and the Hulk Are Saving Lives

on June 4, 2018 in Inc.com

Real-Life Spider-man, Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Strange, and the Hulk Are Saving Lives Global headlines are announcing superheroes saving lives in our world, not comic books or movies. Global headlines are announcing superheroes saving lives in our world, not comic books or movies. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Strange Yesterday, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Strange star, Benedict Cumberbatch Credited With Saving a Cyclist From Attackers. The New York Times reported from a[…] Keep reading →

The Paradox of Diversity in University Admissions

on June 1, 2018 in Inc.com

Between teaching at NYU since 2009, five Ivy League degrees, and a father who is a professor with tenure from when I was born, I’ve spent a lot of time in American universities. Something doesn’t make sense about American university admissions and diversity. I’m not saying it’s good or bad, but that it’s paradoxical and, in my opinion, worth working out. Diversity in University Admissions Nearly all universities want diversity[…] Keep reading →

Steven Pinker, Enlightenment Now, and Leadership

on May 31, 2018 in Inc.com

While others analyze, label, plan, discuss, and debate, what sets effective leaders apart is getting the job done. The World Science Festival is hosting Steven Pinker to speak on his latest book, Enlightenment Now, and I’m using the opportunity to examine his work from a leadership perspective. The book’s global coverage and superlative praise by achievers like Bill Gates suggest it warrants review, but nearly every review approaches the book[…] Keep reading →

I Haven’t Eaten for 3 Days and It’s Amazing

on May 28, 2018 in Awareness, Fitness, Habits, Inc.com

I Haven’t Eaten for 3 Days and It’s Amazing It’s Sunday and the last food I ate was lunch Thursday. I’ve ingested only water for 72 hours and the experience is life-changing. I love food, but I have eaten nothing and drank only water for the past 72 hours. Why? Partly because I kept hearing from friends and the media that they enjoyed fasting. Since swimming across the Hudson River,[…] Keep reading →

Leading Through Emotions Is the Opposite of Manipulation

on May 2, 2018 in Inc.com, Leadership

Leading Through Emotions Is the Opposite of Manipulation Leading means helping people do what they want, not what they don’t want. Thinking otherwise undermines your ability to lead. As a leadership professor, trainer, and author, I have occasion to see people develop leadership skills at all levels. When I describe the difference between leadership and management, they tend to accept that management generally involves behavior and things you can see[…] Keep reading →

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