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If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct …

Self-improvement

Better medical education: One solution to the opioid crisis

We are in the middle of an overdose crisis in Canada and around the world. Opioid overdose is a complex problem, but opioid addiction can be managed …

The library of the future? It's digital

Universities looking to provide the best library service to students should prioritise digital innovation<p>The National Student Survey and the teaching excellence framework are placing growing emphasis on the learning environment and student experience. But discussions have moved on from thinking …

Artificial Intelligence Will Evolve The Workforce, Not Replace It | Articles | Big Data

While Artificial Intelligence offers great opportunity for businesses, a prominent concern coming out of the AI revolution surrounds the workforce. …

Many Teachers Have 'No Say' in Decisions About Their Own PD, Survey Finds

Teachers tend to think their school leaders prioritize professional learning, but say they are rarely involved in the decision-making process, a new …

At Long Last, Signs That College Tuition Might Come Down

It's a fall tradition: Students don college sweatshirts and their parents, meanwhile, sweat the tuition bills.<p>One flash-in-the-pan movie this summer even featured a couple, played by Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, who start a casino to cope with their kids' college costs.<p>Annual tuition hikes have …

Professor lets 'stressed' students decide their own grade

A professor at the University of Georgia is letting students decide their own grades if they feel “unduly stressed” by bad ones.<p>The “Stress reduction …

Education

Put Me in, Coach: Reworking Social Studies for Participatory Democracy

<i>As colleagues at Harvest Collegiate High School, Andy Snyder and I talk a lot about the way humans develop. In this essay he presents a vision for</i> …

Q&A Collections: Writing Instruction

I'll begin posting new questions and answers in early September, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on …

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

In 2014, I wrote – The problem with education in America is not the lack of excellence. It’s lack of equity. Although we’ve made progress, …

Books as Open Online Content #BOOC

In the past 10 years as a learning technologist or eLearning consultant, I’ve come across many new ideas, concepts, techniques, technologies, …

Writing

4 TED talks that will help you hire the best team

A Google engineer was fired on Monday after writing a 10-page anti-diversity manifesto titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” that criticized the …

Setting goals around tasks, not outcomes, is the best way to lift performance, a study shows

The importance of setting goals is well-established.<p>Athletes routinely use goals as motivation. Corporate boards set goals for CEOs to create incentives. Scarcely a middle-school assembly or motivational speech goes by without a speaker exhorting the audience to set goals.<p>But some goals are more …

University of Florida

5 Ways Leaders Can Promote Mental Strength in Employees

Employee mental health is a win-win for entrepreneurs who acknowledge there is a concern.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are well aware that, of all the elements their companies are made up of, the hardest to replicate are their employees. To maintain this …

Mental Health

Look Before You Leap: 3 Steps to Leading Change

Thriving organizations are often blind to the changes they need to make to keep thriving.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Embarking on a new career path or job can be both exciting and daunting. Exciting because of the opportunity to leave your mark and lead a team or …

Leadership

6 Leadership Lessons From an Ex-Starbucks Executive Who Went From Coffee to Kids

In this exclusive interview, Andrew Alfano, COO of the Learning Experience, shares lessons learned from Starbucks and a fast-growing early education franchise.<p>Andrew Alfano feels like lightning has struck twice.<p>No, he's not talking about the remake of <i>Chips.</i><p>The ex-Starbucks executive joined the …

What 2 Horses, up Close and Personal, Taught Me About Leadership

Their names were Billy Comanche and Ginger. And, as this contributor took each horse's reins, she learned about leading people.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few months ago, I found myself on a ranch in Northern California working with horses in a round bullpen. I’ve …

Mental Health

Have a toxic boss? Join the club

Toxic bosses have long been a reality for many beleaguered workers. The volatile manager who yells and kicks filing cabinets. The condescending …

How to be a better leader, according to science

Rather than help, though, leaders often seem to be part of the problem.<p>When it comes to politicians, fingers are often pointed at the leaders of political parties for failing to provide a clear vision, for their personal moral failings, or for their inability to deliver on their promises.<p>Theresa …

Great Britain

Why Having A Strong 'Why' Statement Is The Key To Staying Motivated And Focused

Inspiration is never enough to keep you going when things get hard or when you lose momentum and feel like giving up. You must have something that is going to motivate you to push passed the obstacles and challenges when they arise. Anybody can start, but not everyone will finish what they set out …

Busting the myths of successful CEOs

A 10-year study examined thousands of CEOs to determine what makes a successful leader – with some surprising results.<p>Andrew Silvernail grew up in a small town in the US state of Maine, where the local paper mill was one of the few businesses in the area.<p>Becoming the CEO of a global business never …

Leadership

How Leaders Can Ease Racial Tensions at Work

Talking about race at work remains difficult.<p>For many people, the hot summer days conjure memories of last year's race-based shootings: the police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA (July 5, 2016), Philando Castile in St. Paul, MN (July 6, 2017), and followed by the payback shootings of …

LinkedIn Just Announced a New Mentor Matching Service (Here Are 5 Ways to Maximize It)

The world of mentoring just got a lot easier.<p>Yesterday evening, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner posted a link to an announcement made through TechCrunch. LinkedIn is rolling out a new service that will pair LinkedIn users with mentors.<p>Pretty cool idea.<p>The free service will match users looking for …

I've Spent 30 Years Studying Top Companies. The Best Workplaces Share These 7 Traits

In a peak performance culture, everybody advocates for certain behaviors and are intolerant when any team member acts in a manner incongruent with these behaviors.<p>In last week's post, I explained what culture is, why it's critical to be mindful of and to shape, and consequences of not being …

How to Become a More Successful CEO

Running a business is no easy feat. Between effectively managing employees, meaningfully establishing culture, and making the big scary decisions …

Writing with Confidence, Consideration, and Class

<b>Price: $199</b><p>Overview<p><b>Sharpen Your Skills to Convey Credibility and Get Results</b><p>Writing is the most enduring expression of your thinking: It expresses …

12 Essential Habits of Exceptional Leaders

One of the most popular <i>Dilbert</i> comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with Dilbert’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. In response to his boss, Dilbert asks incredulously, “So they’re saying that profits went up because of great leadership and down …

Self-awareness