Edward Fernandez

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Stop Wasting Money on Team Building

Most corporate team building is a waste of time and money. I say this based on my 25+ years of research and practice in the field of team effectiveness. Seventeen of those years were with Mars Inc., a family-owned $35 billion global business with a commitment to collaboration.<p>Many companies, when …

Team Building

How Marketers Can Connect Profit and Purpose

It takes time for a big idea to make its way into business practice. Six years ago, Harvard’s Michael Porter and FSG’s Mark Kramer made the bold statement that shared value — the idea that the purpose of a company is to achieve both shareholder profit and social purpose — would “reinvent …

CSR

9 execs and entrepreneurs share the inspirational quotes that changed their lives for the better

• <b>Inspirational quotes can be more than simple slogans – they have helped some of the most successful executives and entrepreneurs.</b>• <b><br>Moguls like Barbara</b> …

Entrepreneurship

If Strategy Is So Important, Why Don’t We Make Time for It?

Almost every leader wants to make more time for strategic thinking. In one survey of 10,000 senior leaders, 97% of them said that being strategic was the leadership behavior most important to their organization’s success.<p>And yet in another study, a full 96% of the leaders surveyed said they lacked …

How to Tell Your Team That Organizational Change Is Coming

From time to time, every leader has to deliver news that is hard for employees to hear. Even when businesses are doing well, organizational and structural change is to be expected, and acquisitions, reorganizations, or policy changes can affect people’s jobs in ways that create feelings of fear, …

Management

Abduction (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Supplement: Peirce on Abduction.<p>You happen to know that Tim and Harry have recently had a terrible row that ended their friendship. Now someone tells …

Stanford University

Physicists believe they have finally solved the chicken or the egg conundrum - and say BOTH came first

Physicists in France and Australia believe they have the answer to the age-old conundrum: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? And their answer …

Quantum Physics

How to Earn Unofficial VIP Status at a Hotel With a Single Gesture

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all our luxury</i> …

Jackson Hole

Review: Artsy erotic thriller ‘The Breeding' overdoes pretense

Director Daniel Armando and screenwriter Dane Joseph throw a bit of everything into “The Breeding,” a tale of dangerous sexual obsession that also functions as both an arty cinematic essay on race relations, and soft-core erotica — although it’s mostly the latter.<p>Marcus Bellamy plays Thomas, a New …

Los Angeles

Google's new search engine reveals public datasets for research and journalism projects

Google has launched a dedicated dataset search website to help journalists and researchers unearth publicly available data that can aid in their projects. Traditionally, researchers have relied on sources like the World Bank, NASA, and ProPublica or search engines like Kaggle. This new tool will …

Google News

The 7 Foods a Cardiologist Wants You to Start Eating

Listen up: Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. The numbers make this reality even more frightening. Studies done by …

Nutrition

Google Wants You to Know What Data It Has On You

Google has changed Google Dashboard, the increasingly important privacy tool that shows users everything the search engine giant knows about you.<p>The …

Leading Effectively When You Inherit a Mess

An executive I work with recently stepped into the biggest challenge of her career. Recruited from outside the organization, she faced multiple problems: The business was losing money, costs were bloated, customer loyalty was fading, and key talent was defecting. Her predecessor had made a failed …

What to do if you break your leg in the middle of nowhere

Know how to improvise, but try to be prepared.<p>So you’re out in the wilderness, enjoying the fresh air and leaving civilization far behind, when suddenly your friend slips and—crack! Maybe he falls onto his outstretched hand, or she lands on her leg. Either way, you have a bad feeling a bone might …

Inflammation

Our Biases Undermine Our Colleagues’ Attempts to Be Authentic

The term “authenticity” has become a buzzword among organizational leaders, with employers encouraging job candidates and employees to bring their whole selves to interviews or the workplace. And while employee authenticity can be positive — after all, it is related to a bevy of positive employee …

Want Your Employees to Trust You? Show You Trust Them

Executives and managers invest a lot of effort and time building trust in their teams: both establishing trust in their employees and ensuring that their employees trust them in return. But many employees say they do not feel trusted by their managers. And when employees don’t feel trusted, …

The Explainer: One More Time, How Do You Motivate Employees?

How Yellow affects your state of mind

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ever heard that if you looked at the color yellow for too long, you might begin to feel anxious or irritated? Or that babies are more likely to cry in yellow rooms and a colleague sporting the color would be judged deeply? Or considered a coward?<p>The rumors are out there, and have been for …

Red Cross

Bottling Up Emotions Doesn’t Work, but Neither Does Brooding. Here’s a Different Approach. | Heleo

“How we deal with our inner world—our thoughts, our emotions, our stories—can drive everything.”<p><b>Gretchen Rubin</b> is the <i>New York Times</i> #1 bestselling …

Don’t avoid politics this holiday season. Use these 5 tips for productive conversations.

You can have sane, compassionate, persuasive political conversations. I know because it happened to me.<p>Here’s a question that seems particularly relevant as we head into holiday season 2016: In the wake of such a vituperative election, how do you possibly discuss politics with loved ones you might …