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Towards the circular economy - Reports - World Economic Forum

A circular economy is an industrial system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design. It replaces the end-of-life concept with …

Sustainability

New Deloitte Study of 10,455 Millennials Says Employers Are Failing to Help Young People Develop 4 Crucial Skills

A new Deloitte study reveals younger employees speaking up about where they need help in skill development--you'll want to take note.<p>Exactly how to attract and retain Millennials and avoid creating unnecessary tension with them has become an art form, and important new context just splashed onto …

Mark Twain

5 Steps To Speaking Up Powerfully When You Feel You Can't

<i>Part of the series “Communication That Fosters Positive Change”</i><p>Every year, I work with scores of professionals from all walks of life who come with one key problem – they can’t speak up for themselves or assert their boundaries. In many cases, their boundaries are non-existent, which translates …

Self-help

3 Social Entrepreneurs That Are Changing The World From The Bottom Up

The best way to help the world's poor is by leveraging the assets they already have<p>When we think about entrepreneurs, we usually think about young technologists in co-working spaces coming up with the next big smartphone app. Yet some of the smartest innovators aren't working with code or looking …

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 10 Ways to Be More Effective at Work | Inc.com

Regardless of your job or industry, there aren't always enough hours in the day to get everything done. As a result, you constantly feel like you're always behind. And that's just not good for your productivity or your health.<p>So, what's the answer? Work more hours?<p>Not necessarily. As Bob Sullivan …

Time Management

Emotionally Intelligent People Use These Key Strategies to Beat Stress and Burnout Every Time

Strong EI allows you to figure out how to get help quickly before stress runs you ragged.<p>No matter what you might have heard, you can feel overwhelmed no matter how much is in your bank account or what title you have. It's just that the responsibilities that bear down on your shoulders are …

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

Management

11 dramatic ways the world has changed in the last 20 years alone

The past two decades have been marked by incredible progress and innovation.<p>Think about it: in 1998, cell phones were still a rarity, people could only dream of self-driving cars, and for many, the internet was only just catching on.<p>Twenty years later, it's obvious how much the world has …

Autonomous Cars

10 ways you are killing your executive presence

If you enter a room with 15 leaders one of them will stand out. She will have an air of confidence that people notice. Others will stop talking and …

19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

<i>“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I</i> …

Happiness

Emerging Tools for Community

<b>Communities Creating Health</b> Communities Creating Health, presented in partnership with <b>Creating Health Collaborative</b>, is a series on how the design, …

Evaluating Community Change (Blog)

By John Kania, Shiloh Turner, Romy Justilien, & David Phillips A collective impact effort in Greater Cincinnati offers a useful framework for …

Employee Engagement

The Differences Between Busy vs. Productive People

Are You a Busy Donkey or a Productive Unicorn?<p>The quest to being more effective at work has hatched misconceptions about what having a productive workday really means. It has also led most people into thinking that being busy is tantamount to being productive.<p>Here are some valuable insights into …

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that an ability to understand and manage emotions greatly increases our chances of success--quickly took off, and it went on to …

Emotional Intelligence

Amazing of 11 Reasons Why the Most Incredible Women Often Have The Worst Dating Lives — Here’s Why

There are tons of women who are awesome but end up in one romantic disaster after another. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with them — they’re …

Relationships

Ballet Dancers on the Streets of Rio de Janeiro Demonstrate a City of Contrasts

This isn't photographer Omar Z. Robles‘ first time in South America, but he continues to unearth new, diverse richness of cultures found within. He's captured local ballet dancers on the streets of Argentina and Chile, but there's something a bit special about his latest work in Rio de Janeiro, …

Brazil

Rio could be ‘laboratory’ for solving Brazil’s crime crisis

SAO PAULO — Brazilian leaders said Monday that the use of the military to combat rising violence in Rio de Janeiro could serve as a model for other …

Brazil

Graphene film makes dirty water drinkable in a single step

Every year, millions of people around the world die from drinking unclean water. Now, researchers have developed a process that can purify water, no matter how dirty it is, in a single step. Scientists from Australian research organization CSIRO have created a filtration technique using a graphene …

Graphene

How do you build a healthy city? Copenhagen reveals its secrets

Maybe it’s the Viking heritage. There is an icy open-air pool in the waters of Copenhagen’s harbour, and although it is mid-winter Danes still jump in every day. On the front cover of the city’s health plan, a lean older man is pictured climbing out, dripping, his mouth open in a shout that could …

Urbanism

Google spent years studying effective teams — and one trait stood out

The best companies are made up of great teams. You see, even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together.<p>That's why not too long ago, Google set out on a quest to figure out what makes a team successful. They code-named the study …

Yes, Believe It: You Can Measure the ROI of Your HR and Culture

Recruiting Expert Maia Josebachvili shares how to measure HR using something called ELTV, or 'employee lifetime value.''<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs are eager to measure the return on investment (ROI) of their business practices and strategies; I’m …

The simple way this Japanese town has become nearly zero-waste

At times, separating trash between paper and plastic can be time-consuming. But it's nothing compared to the recycling efforts of residents in …

Sustainability

How To Manage The Four Strong Personalities You See In Meetings

We’ve all got our quirks, and most of us bring strengths and some weaknesses to the teams to which we belong. But there are four strong personalities that stand out for their ability, both positively and negatively, to impact team dynamics, especially when it comes to meetings.<p>There are the</b> …

Leadership

When You Need Financial Results, First Challenge Your Team With This Technique | Inc.com

In truth, the manufacturing company's service team was not acting much like a team. The factory manager was unhappy with customer service, the shipping manager was unhappy with the factory guys. Customer service had gripes with systems, the remote people were not responding, and everyone was mad at …

5 Ways Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Reed Hastings Inspire Their Employees to Innovate | Inc.com

<i>By Mattson Newell (@MattsonNewell), Director for Partners In Leadership, an expert and author on Breakthrough Communications, Global Human Resources, and Talent Development</i>.<p>While the initial success of companies like Netflix, Facebook, and Tesla, is, of course, grounded in the fantastic products …

Employment

9 Project Management Tools the World's Top Startups Actually Use | Inc.com

We all want to be more productive. And we definitely want our teams to be more productive. That's why so many productivity tools exist.<p>But which tools are right for you? One way to answer that question is to find out which tools some of the top startups use.<p>That's what Ryan Robinson did. Ryan is a …

Project Management

5 Signs That Instantly Identify Someone With Bad Leadership Skills | Inc.com

Whenever I speak at events across the country, I break down leadership to its most basic and practical form: It's about meeting the needs of people and developing them to their fullest potential.<p>When employees don't get the tools, training, time, development, expectations, vision, or resources they …

These will be the world's 10 biggest cities in 2050

The human population is growing at an alarming rate. By 2050, there will be almost 10bn people on the planet.<p>We've been hearing this for years, but …

Mexico City

12 Bizarre Events From The World Which Prove That We’ve Done Some Serious Damage To The Planet

<b>For decades, we have been told that climate is changing and this change will cause serious irreversible damage to the Earth's ecosystem.</b> But it seems …

You Should To Know These 11 Traits Of An Unforgettable Woman

The world is replete with absolute gorgeous women. Yet some of them end lonely, without love, or even friends. How could this possibly happen?<p>In most …