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Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Ask Them 5 Simple Questions

Most important, leaders should be asking these questions before their best people mentally and emotionally check out.<p>Want to do something that will launch you into the new era of HR? Get rid of your exit interviews and replace them with "stay interviews."<p>If you're new to this concept, unlike the …

Employee Engagement

The best leaders take calculated risks, learning from failure as they go

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Vogue’s Anna Wintour and even Sylvester Stallone can teach leaders valuable lessons about risk, failure and business success.<p>We often (and naively) associate great business leaders with perfection when, actually, success comes from making mistakes and learning along the way. …

The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best …

Self-improvement

Two Days With Warren Buffett: Three Lessons From An Introverted Leader In Action

Warren Buffett is one of the world’s greatest business-people and well-known as an introvert, so it was fascinating to spend the better part of a day with him and about 100 college students recently in Omaha. Just over 10 years ago, in 2006, I took 40 McGill University students for a similar visit …

The Only Effective Way To Deal With Conflict

What leadership and organizational behaviors would you like to change?<p>I had the great good fortune in 2010 to spend a week with the Dalai Lama on his tour, supporting him behind the scenes as he interacted with thousands of people. One of the things he likes to say is “recognition is liberation.” …

Leadership

Been Let Down Again? 5 Keys To Creating A Culture Of Accountability

It’s an old rule of life that we teach people how to treat us. Yet how often have you held back from calling someone out for failing to follow through on what they said they would do because, well, it was just less awkward to do it yourself. At least in the short term.<p>But here’s the deal: when you …

Self-help

Why hedge fund titan Ray Dalio says you shouldn't pull punches when you criticize your boss

When it comes to criticism, Ray Dalio wants you to give it to him straight.<p>Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, is an advocate of what he calls …

Career Coach: New boss? Here’s how to manage the transition.

If there is one thing Washingtonians know, it’s that no leader sticks around forever. This is true no matter the sector. At work, there are ways to make any transition to a new leader or manager much smoother – whether you’re a team member or that new manager coming in. It all boils down to being …

How to Address Problems Directly Without Being a Jerk

Five tips to confronting problems, not people.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world of entrepreneurship has no room for passive aggression or beating around the bush. As a business owner, you’ll save time, money and a whole lot of stress by being direct …

Leadership

Why Believing in Your Students Matters

When I hear statements from educators like: “I have the worst class I’ve had in years,” “These kids can’t do it” or “<i>They</i> don’t want to learn” my …

6 Tips To Bring Back Open Thinking

Do you ever stop to consider what it means to think openly? Wasn’t that your basic education at school and what your parents told you to do? Whatever happened to that?<p>The question is important because today, more than ever, we are urged to be creative in our jobs. If you cannot think openly, how …

Leadership

Why Highly Productive People Use 'Time Blocking'

Would you like to learn the secret to becoming insanely productive?<p>Productivity and organization go hand-in-hand. When we get busy or face times of stress, it’s easy to let things slide. And before you know it, your desk and habits are in disarray. “Time blocking” is a method that just might help …

Time Management

Here's How Amazon's Jeff Bezos Makes Great Decisions, Super Fast

"High velocity, high quality" decisions are possible even at a massive company.<p>Amazon is a remarkable company. It's no surprise that it was built by a remarkable mind.<p>The brilliance, philosophy, and quirks of founder and CEO Jeff Bezos are deeply baked into Amazon, which is what makes his …

Jeff Bezos

7 Things Great Bosses Tell Their Employees Every Single Day

Leaders have the power to get their people super motivated--or not.<p>Ever wondered what the best bosses whisper to their employees to get them motivated and glad to be working every single day? Here's your chance to find out.<p>1. "I trust you."<p>These three words tell your employees that you believe in …

Employment

15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic]

Pinterest<p>Help Students Get Organized, Track Progress, Take Notes, and more with Google Keep!<p>Google Keep is a robust G Suite tool that can help …

8 of The Best Web Tools for Taking Students On Virtual Field Trips

April 3, 2017 The Internet has brought the entire world right into our own homes. The world’s knowledge is just a click away. Our students have …

Outdoor Learning Activities for Upper Elementary

The spring and summer seasons are the perfect time to take your students out of the classroom for some outdoor learning activities. Your students …

Thinkering Studio: Supporting Self-Directed Learning

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all …

Teaching

Get More Done And Become A Better Leader In The Process

Seems like everyone is looking for an easier way out. We all want to get more done in the quickest way possible with the least amount of effort. As our days get filled with a “to do list” that seems to get larger with no end in sight, we scour the internet looking for the latest productivity hack …

New Research: 7 Ways To Become A More Resilient Leader

A resilient leader is a person who sees failures as temporary setbacks they can recover from quickly. They maintain a positive attitude and a strong sense of opportunity during periods of turbulence. When faced with ambiguity, a resilient leader finds ways to move forward and avoids getting stuck. …

Top 10

How to be a good manager according to a Silicon Valley entrepreneur

Management is a skill: one that requires training, practice and something that many people get wrong – which can have a detrimental effect on their …

Why You Should Take the Opportunities You Don’t Feel Ready For

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Google Drawing Bonus Activity

This is a <b>fun activity</b> that allows students to learn more about <b>Google Drive Drawings</b> while creating an amusing picture.<p>• Once students are done …

Google Drive

7 Tools That Make Interactive Content Creation Easy

Engage your audience and customers with these simple and fun-to-use tools.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Interactive content is fast becoming the go-to strategy for the biggest brands in the world. According to a survey by Content Marketing Institute, 53% of …

Infographics

A psychologist reveals the 7 empathetic traits that exceptional leaders share

What triggers our emotion is individual, but if we can feel our own pain then we can know what it is like for another to feel their pain.<p>Because of this projective identification, it allows us to empathize and lead others with greater awareness and increased bonding.<p>To be an exceptional leader we …

8 questions to ask your CEO that make you look smart

Especially when there's a simple set of guidelines that can help you figure out whether your question is worth asking.<p>According to Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," your …

6 Ways to Build Reliable Teams

You can't do it all yourself.<p><i>By Shawn Freeman, founder and CEO of TWT Group.</i><p>No matter the industry, we all want the same thing: happy customers. Building an audience's trust and loyalty starts with having a solid team that understands the vision of the company -- and can operate autonomously to …

Leadership

Navigating The Growing Pains Of Advertising To The Education Market

As industries go, healthcare and education rank neck-and-neck as the two largest industries in the United States, with education totaling a whopping $1.2 trillion in total expenditures, or 7.2% of the nation’s GDP. And while the healthcare industry spent more than $9.7 billion in advertising …