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‘Lean In’: Five Years Later

When Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” — a 228-page manifesto on what women need to do to triumph in the male-dominated workplace — was published five years ago this month, it became a cultural phenomenon.<p>It rode the New York Times best-seller list for more than a year, …

Rep. John Conyers to Step Down From House Judiciary Committee Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

(WASHINGTON) — Congressman John Conyers is stepping down as ranking Democratic lawmaker of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, while lawmakers …

Thinkering Studio: Supporting Self-Directed Learning

Lessons learned scaling design teams

When you’re part a fast-growing company, it can often feel like the challenges and breakthroughs you’re experiencing are unique to your team and …

How design thinking drives Marriott's digital strategy

Marriott International has overhauled its mobile application to emphasize personalization and guest services, underscoring the fact that millennials …

Marriott International

How using Design Thinking will fix Design Thinking

Design Thinking continues to be a hot topic (this article is one of many talking about it). Design Thinking has been hyped and even fetishized but there are also voices questioning its value, impact, and relevance.<p>Design Thinking faces criticism for its lacking integration with business and …

Design

Everyone is a designer. Get over it.

Photo by Alice Achterhof via UnsplashRecently, Jared Spool caught my attention with an article about how Netflix’s performance engineers are <i>actually</i> …

UX Design

Understanding A Brand Experience's Impact On Women

Art Director and Designer Marla Stough on why personal branding is far from fully mature, and the value beauty brands can gain by actively …

What Is Design Thinking and How It Unlocks Your Creativity

There’s a dark side to the conveniences of the Digital Age. With smartphones that function like handheld computers, it has become increasingly …

How I Get More Done 2 Days Than Most People Do In 2 Weeks

There’s one thing that I do better than most people.<p>I’m not smarter than most people. I’m not more talented. I don’t have some Ivy League education. I don’t get a lot of lucky breaks.<p>Instead, I hustle. That’s my secret skill.<p>But it’s not a real secret. I’ve taken the time to research productivity …

Time Management

What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Between wrangling children, walking dogs, and checking email, your early hours might be more crazed than calm. Carve out some a.m. tranquility (and productivity) with these steps.<p>Mornings are a great time for getting things done. You’re less likely to be interrupted than you are later in the day. …