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Harvard's complete photography course is now available for free online [updated]

If your resolution for 2017 is to take better photographs than your current blurry, badly composed effort, you’ll want to check out this free MOOC from Harvard University –the school where Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates cut their teeth.<p>ALISON – one of the many repositories of online learning …

Can Facebook Workplace Kill Office Email?

A new wave of online collaboration software is threatening to dramatically reduce (if not eliminate) intra-office email communication. Products such as Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Facebook Workplace let business users chat via text and video conference, send GIF files and emojis, and even share …

What Do Millennials Really Want at Work? The Same Things the Rest of Us Do

<i>Saturday Night Live</i> recently featured a sketch poking fun at Millennials. It opens with a young woman frantically texting on her iPhone, approaching her boss and asking for a promotion. The boss asks how long she’s been with the company. She replies, “Three days.”<p>Everyone gets it. Conventional …

Employee Engagement

Marcus Buckingham: Why All Talent Management Data Is Useless

I spoke with Marcus Buckingham about how HR departments are using bad data to make talent management decisions, the importance of data in an organization, and how companies need to start using the right data to make better decisions. Buckingham’s books have sold more than four million copies. His …

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Leadership

Five Brainless Management Fads That Desperately Need To Die

I became an HR person in 1984, when the Cubs played in the postseason for the first time in ages.<p>If you had asked me in 1984 to predict what HR would be like in 2015, I would have said “Between advancing technology and the social movement away from boxes of all kinds, work itself will be very fluid …

The Workplace

7 Interview Questions That Determine Emotional Intelligence

Determining who you hire for a job plays a big part in forming your company's culture and ensuring its future success. Selecting informative interview questions can be a key factor in finding the right employees -- as well as weeding out the ones that won't fit. A candidate's answers can be telling.<p>…

Employment

How To Train Your Employees To Become Managers

Where do you find the perfect manager? Hiring a manager from within your current employees seems wise. Who better knows your business that those …

The 7 Ted Talks every leader should watch.

Looking for a crash course in leadership? These brilliant presentations can help.<p>When I started my first company at the age of 25, I did not consider myself a leader. I was just a guy who needed to serve my clients. But soon I was hiring people and had to figure out how to be a good boss and …

Leadership

Here's what Richard Branson, Tony Hsieh, and 21 other successful executives ask in every job interview

That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many top execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate. Here are 23 of them.<p><i>This is an updated article originally written by Alison Griswold and</i> …

Employment

Ten Things Your Employees Should Know -- But They Don't

Our company is a consulting firm, so we talk to employees in large and small employers every day. We always learn something new.<p>Working people are smart and resilient and funny. They put up with a lot, they overcome obstacles at work every day and they bring great ideas, heart and energy to their …

11 things ultra-productive people do differently

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge—there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they …

Time Management

Kindergarten Readiness, Part 1

Most families know that early childhood education is critical for later school success. But most don't know which social/behavioral and early academic "kindergarten readiness" abilities and knowledge children should have by the time they are old enough to enter kindergarten.<p>Photo by …