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CHICAGO–How do you change ingrained (but nonproductive) personal habits? Or implement a new one? That question was posed to members of the Forbes Coaches Council, who offered 15 different ideas and suggestions.

NEW YORK–What might you say if you could write a letter to yourself that could be spent back in time to when you first began your career? A reporter for the Wall Street Journal who is retiring has done just that.

CHICAGO–What makes for a great leader? It’s the subject of endless debate and analysis and nearly as many books. But one person has offered up 15 traits she said make for a good starting point.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–Why do some teams succeed while others fall behind? IT’s a question Google asked itself and to get some answers launched Project Aristotle, where it gathered several of its best and brightest to help the organization codify the secrets to team effectiveness.

While he said he doubts challenging workplace conversations served as inspiration for the Stones’ famous song, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” the words have a ring of truth for what we encounter in the office, according to Art Petty, who is offering 11 core principles for positive persuasion.