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35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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These Gorgeous Photos Will Change the Way You See Your Period Forever [NSFW]

Photographer Jen Lewis's photos of her menstrual blood are a great reminder that your period is not something to be ashamed of.<p>Self-described "menstrual designer" Jen Lewis has released a macrophotography project where she takes photos of her menstrual blood in water, The Huffington Post …

6 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started Managing People

I first became a manager in my 20’s and, back then, I probably wasn’t a very good one. Nothing really prepares you to lead other people. There is, of course, no shortage of advice out there, but most of it is more myth and lore than anything else and not very helpful.<p>Henry Mintzberg wrote, “The …

Leadership

The Best Leaders Are Humble Leaders

In a global marketplace where problems are increasingly complex, no <i>one</i> person will ever have all the answers. That’s why Google’s SVP of People Operations, Lazlo Bock, says humility is one of the traits he’s looking for in new hires. “Your end goal,” explained Bock, “is what can we do together to …

The Leadership Paradox Of Shared Purpose

There is a paradox in how we see ourselves in a collaborative, cooperative world of work. This is a balance within each: our self-image, where we give attention, and what we consider priorities. On the organization side, this is also the balance of centralization versus decentralization, leading …

Employee Engagement

Emotional Intelligence Can Be Your Project's Most Critical Success Factor

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When a high-profile project fails, news articles are quick to publicize what went wrong, but few care to explain why these projects failed.<p>Over the past 20 years, organizations such as the Standish Group have catalogued a wealth of …

Leadership

The One True Measure of a Great Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Think of the name of a great leader, someone whose leadership prowess you greatly admire. Now list the three most important characteristics of the leader.<p>When we conduct this exercise, there is considerable variation in the lists, but …

Leadership

5 Ways to Turn Good Employees Into Great Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Employee development isn’t just the responsibility of the employee, but of the employer as well -- if not more so. Good managers strive to continuously groom their employees for future leadership roles. Doing so not only boosts employee …

Employee Engagement

The Discipline of Teams

Early in the 1980s, Bill Greenwood and a small band of rebel railroaders took on most of the top management of Burlington Northern and created a multibillion-dollar business in “piggybacking” rail services despite widespread resistance, even resentment, within the company. The Medical Products …

Management

Act Like the Leader You Want to Be

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nick Bilton, a prominent <i>New York Times</i> columnist and the author of <i>Hatching Twitter,</i> shared <i></i>the best career advice he ever received in a tweet: “Imagine you in your dream job in 5 years, then work backwards figuring out how you got …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Help Your Employees Be Themselves at Work

How can managers create workplace environments where people feel comfortable being themselves? Research has shown that hiding our true identities can cripple professional performance. For instance, closeted LGBT employees feel much more isolated at work than their openly gay peers, and 52% of …

The future of books is on your phone, not your tablet

An interview with Oyster co-founder Willem Van Lancker<p>Subscription book app Oyster has come a long way since launching just over a year ago. The service has more than quadrupled its library of books to 500,000, landed big publishers like Disney, and released apps on several new platforms like the …

How Sharing Food Makes You a Better Person

Bad news for anyone planning a lonely night of delivery for one: sharing a meal with others actually makes you a better person, suggests a new study …

Psychology

Should Leaders Focus on Results, or on People?

A lot of ink has been spilled on people’s opinions of what makes for a great leader. As a scientist, I like to turn to the data. In 2009, James Zenger published a fascinating survey of 60,000 employees to identify how different characteristics of a leader combine to affect employee perceptions of …

Traditional Education is Almost as Dangerous as None at All

You tell me education will solve all the nation's problems in one fell swoop. Get kids learning you say. The rest follows.<p>I tell you: Traditional …

6 People You Shouldn't Get Close To At Work

<i>These characters will bring you down as you’re trying to do your job.</i><p><i><br>By Catherine Conlan</i><p><i>Monster Contributing Writer</i><p>It’s important to build good …

Pay People for Commitment, Not for Time or Results

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sixty hours per week. That's how much I work, on average, which seems like a lot to some people. However, my job is my greatest hobby and my projects are like my children. Therefore, 60 hours per week is perfectly fine for me. Besides, my …

Work-life Balance

17 Tough but Valuable Life Lessons Every Woman Learns

If your risks don't scare you, they're not risky enough.<p><b>1. Love is not enough.</b> You can love someone to absolute death but it might not work out because you also have to have the same values about things like what city to live in or having children. Even though it sucks more than anything to break …

Efficient teaching: Doing active learning an easy way

Here are a few difficult facts about education in college classrooms:<p>Lectures don’t work well. People just don’t really learn much from hour-long …

This is what a Twitter guide would look like if Dr. Seuss wrote it

One tweet, two tweets, red tweet, blue tweet. What would happen if one of your favorite authors wrote a guide to one of your favorite social …

Social Media

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Shouldn’t Education and Learning Be the Same Thing?

Shouldn’t Education and Learning Be the Same Thing?<p>Schooling and institutionalized education have become removed from true, instinctual, and …

KQED

In his new book, “How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens,” author Benedict Carey informs us that “most of our …

8 Common Freelancing Mistakes You Can Avoid

Several adjectives describe freelance work; easy is not one of them. So why do people go into freelancing? Freedom, flexibility, and independent …

9 Lessons Successful Freelancers Learn That Everyone Should Know

What's more, millennials report that of 57% of their jobs lasted less than a year, making the relationship with the boss more like that of a client.<p>But the good habits that successful freelancers are forced to develop in order to build a network, manage clients, and take care of themselves are …

Employment

Security vs. Opportunity: The Career Dilemma We Must Address

Recently, I wrote an article on the need for companies to stop hiring for full-time, long-term <i>jobs</i>. The idea was to show the importance of companies …

Boardroom 101: What, exactly, do directors do?

When my son was around 5 years old, I was preparing for a board meeting and he asked what that was and what I was going to do there.<p>That’s a question many adults have, too. What, exactly, is a board and what does a board director do?<p>Searching for an explanation, I finally went with this: "You know …

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