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What Kind of Leader Do You Need to Be to Create Change and Shape the Future?

Theory U offers a framework for leading from the future as it emerges<p>Have you ever wondered why we are stuck in so many quagmires as we attempt to make major change in business, organizations and even society itself? We might find an explanation from Einstein through his well-known observation that …

Leadership

Top CEOs Agree: Hiring People on Intelligence and Talent Alone Without This Other Trait May Be a Huge Mistake

CEOs prefer this revered quality over talent or IQ when interviewing job candidates. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked.<p>If you were interviewing for an important job, and the CEO of the company asked you this question point blank (which has <i>one right answer</i> for getting you that job offer) what …

Employment

Wealthy People Do These 4 Things Differently

Let's take a look at a few smart actions wealthy people take.<p>It's easy to look at wealthy people and think to yourself, "They must be really lucky." And while there are certainly instances of people who "lucked" into wealth, they are few and far between. In most cases, these individuals become rich …

Wealth

7 Ways to Remain Motivated Even if Everything Is Falling Apart Around You

I was told I would never walk again.<p>Let's not sugarcoat this. Life can be a royal pain in the ass. One day you're on top of the world and the next you're scrambling to find your next dollar.<p>At some point we all experience this roller coaster ride known as life.<p>I've had a couple setbacks in life. …

Motivation

Want to Be a Better Leader? Ask Your Employees These 3 Questions

The smallest questions can make a big difference.<p>From professors to managers to mentors, I've had the opportunity to be inspired by some great leaders so far in my somewhat short professional life.<p>When thinking about what they have in common, it's easy for me to come up with some shared …

Leadership

The Right Answer To "What Is Your Biggest Weakness?"

Discover your weakness and you'll find your strength.<p>What's your biggest weakness?<p>If you've ever had a job interview, for any position from flipping burgers to running a PLC, there's a good chance that you'll have been asked that question. And there's a good chance too that you'll have answered it …

Startups

9 Signs You Are Genuinely Confident, Without Seeming Cocky at All

The best confidence is quiet confidence. Here's how to know if you have real confidence -- and if not, how you can develop it.<p>Like most people's, my confidence level ebbs and flows. I'm what I call situationally confident. Depending on the setting, sometimes I'm extremely assured. Other times I'm …

Self-improvement

9 Best 1-Minute Life Hacks From Mark Zuckerberg, Arianna Huffington, and Oprah Winfrey

We can learn a trick or two from three of the world's most successful business icons.<p>We all love those useful positive psychology and neuroscience mind hacks that help us use our brains more effectively. Yeah, it's a thing -- books and blogs have been written about mind hacks.<p>We can also learn a …

Arianna Huffington

The Problem with Saying “Don’t Bring Me Problems, Bring Me Solutions”

It’s time to retire the saying “Don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions.” Even though advocates of this approach believe it reduces whining, increases empowerment, helps employees manage up, and boosts careers, it’s fraught with challenges.<p>Not every problem has an easy solution. Tackling the …

5 Weird Signs You're More Creative Than Average

These "negative" characteristics are actually signs of high creativity.<p>Everyone wants to be creative, and why not? Who wouldn't want to dream up a world-changing business idea, best-selling novel, or hit pop song. But here's a more difficult question for you: would you like to live day to day life …

Creativity

There's a teaching method tech billionaires love — here's how teachers are learning it

It involves students guiding their own lessons with the help of technology, while teachers take on more of a coaching role if problems emerge. For its apparent benefits in getting kids up to speed in reading and math, advocates have claimed it could — and should — become the future of US …

Education Technology

17 Skills That Are Hard to Learn but Will Pay Off Forever

#7: Mind your business<p>The best things in life may be free, but that doesn’t mean they won’t take time, sweat, and perseverance to acquire.<p>That’s …

Top 10 Best Cameras For Travel Photography

Choosing the best camera for travel photography can make all the difference between returning home with wonderful memories of your trip or awful …

You Don't Control The Outcomes Of Your Life, Principles Do.

You don't control the outcomes of your life.<p>You don't control the outcomes of your life.<p>You don't control how other people will respond to you.<p>You don't control your health.<p>You don't control how much money you make.<p>Principles control these things.<p>Said Dr. Stephen R. Covey, "We control our actions, …

Self-improvement

16 things your successful friends have given up

Sit down and think, for a moment, about what your successful friends do<p>comparedto your loser friends that complain. If you don't have any successful …

6 Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything

Get out of your own head and start taking action.<p>While everyone overthinks situations once in a while, some people are plagued with a constant barrage of thoughts all the time. Chronic overthinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine …

Self-help

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Proves What Science Says: Marry the Right Person, Be Much More Successful

Your significant other has a huge impact on your success. Science says so. And so does Dale Earnhardt Jr.<p>The person you marry makes a huge difference--not just professionally but also personally. Science proves it's true. I know from experience it's true. And so does Nascar driver Dale Earnhardt. …

Motorsport
Leadership

17 Rooms That Are Nailing the Desert-Chic Decor Trend This Winter

As Old Man Winter moves in for the season, it’s a perfect time to warm up your space with this desert-chic trend. Plainly put, cold temperatures are no match for the warm hues, inviting tones and playful patterns that this look brings. The best part? It’s ultra versatile. Contemporary aesthetics …

Home Decorating

You Should Stop Multitasking and Focus on This Instead

What are you doing while you read this? Are you dipping into your email while texting, reading tweets and partly listening at a meeting? Do you have …

Hillary Clinton

How Your Body Language Can Tell People You’re a Leader—or Not

Nonverbal communication from executives can speak volumes to employees and others. For starters, don’t tilt your head.<p>For better or worse, C-suite leaders are always on display. And whether in a one-on-one meeting or speaking to a crowd of thousands, they are sending nonverbal messages that shape …

Body Language

Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader: How to Change the Course of Your Career

Turning into a leader doesn't happen overnight. It takes time and strategy to develop leadership skills and put them into practice.<p>Want to be a leader? You'll have to walk the walk before you talk the talk.<p>That's the claim of Herminia Ibarra, a professor of leadership at the INSEAD School of …

Leadership

De-Grading: Why Do Schools Use Grades That Teach Nothing?

<i>First published in The Hechinger Report</i> A few years ago I was speaking to a group of parents whose children had just started Hampshire College. A father asked a question that was on many minds: "How can your college be rigorous without grading student work?" Before I could respond, another parent …

6 Tools That Get Work Done Faster So You Can Work Less

We all dream of shorter workdays or workweeks, but with advanced tools to help you work faster and smarter, it’s no longer a pipe dream for more than one in five Americans who work from home.<p>You can now get more work done faster than ever before, whether working from the same location or remotely. …

Keyboard Shortcuts

11 interview questions that trip everyone up

According to a small business report, 50% of companies in 2016 say that hiring is the toughest challenge they face. With 50% of business hiring, this means your dream job awaits. Now, it's time to prepare for the interview questions that trip up even the best of interviewees.<p>Despite all of your …

Employment

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha holiday

(Reuters) - Muslims around the world celebrated the Eid al-Adha holiday on Monday, one of the two most important festivals of the Islamic calendar.<p>Marking the willingness of Ibrahim, or Abraham, to sacrifice his son on God’s command, Muslims mark the holiday by slaughtering animals such as sheep …

Islam

9 Brutal Truths About Emotional Intelligence Everyone Needs to Hear

Is E.I. all it's cracked up to be? Decide for yourself.<p>What's your emotional intelligence quotient?<p>Ever since Daniel Goleman's international best-seller <i>Emotional Intelligence</i> was released in 1995, interest in this quality has risen dramatically. Many psychologists and other experts claim that …

Walmart is cutting thousands of its highest-paying jobs

The positions, which involve invoicing and accounting in stores' back offices, are among the company's highest-paid hourly jobs. Sarah Nassauer at the Wall Street Journal first reported the cuts.<p>Walmart wants its back-office employees interacting with shoppers instead of doing paperwork, a Walmart …

Wall Street Journal

Why Reaching Your Goals Can Surprisingly Make You Less Happy

Do these sound like promises you’ve made to yourself?<p><i>Once I get the promotion, I’ll feel like my career is on track.</i>• <i><br>After this busy period, I won’t have to work so much and can spend time doing things I enjoy.</i>• <i><br>When I make six-figures, I’ll be financially secure enough to move across the</i> …

Happiness