A post from the Art of Manliness Brett | February 8, 2011 The craftsman is an archetype of manliness that has been with us for millennia. We admire his independence, his work ethic, and his unwavering sense of purpose. We envy the way he personally shapes and creates the fruits of his labor. While not many … Continue reading A Man’s Life, Personal Development Craft the Life You Want: Creating a Blueprint for Your Future
The English and the Scots. The Serbs and the Croats. The Sunnis and the Shiites. If you look at some of the fiercest and bloodiest rivalries in history, what’s striking is not how different the opposing groups are, but how similar. Sure, they often hold different beliefs, but they live as neighbors, share ancestry, and … Continue reading The Narcissism of Minor Differences | The Art of Manliness
Show me what you read, and I'll tell you who you are.... Are you looking for books that will change your life? Are you wanting to get leverage on yourself, and make real changes, but you’d love a guide to assist you? These 10 books absolutely fit that criteria. Read them, but more importantly, … Continue reading 10 Books That Will Change Your Life
Thor — Giant-Slayer and God of Thunder — is the most well-known Norse god in our modern world. The Marvel comic books and films have of course spurred his fame, but they’ve also hampered our understanding of the Thor that Viking people worshiped and revered and looked to for protection. For one thing, rather than … Continue reading Viking Mythology: What a Man Can Learn From Thor | The Art of Manliness
Eric Greitens is a Rhodes Scholar that started out his career as a humanitarian aid worker but then became a Navy SEAL. His book The Heart and the Fist makes that case that in order to be a good man, you have to be strong enough to fight for those you’re trying to serve. His book … Continue reading Resilience With Eric Greitens | The Art of Manliness
"Effective leaders ask questions instead of giving orders," wrote Dale Carnegie nearly 80 years ago in his iconic book How to Win Friends and Influence People[/url], but too few of today’s bosses are following his advice."Leaders are expected to be decisive, bold, charismatic and visionary—they’re expected to know all the answers before others have thought of … Continue reading HOW TO ASK BETTER QUESTIONSHITTING A CREATIVE WALL, OR GETTING NOWHERE WITH A COLLEAGUE? THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT HOW YOU ASK QUESTIONS.