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What Great Leadership Training Does Now That It Didn't 10 Years Ago

Do a Google search on “Leadership Training,” and you’ll find over 100 million results – academic programs, management training series, white papers, leadership “gurus,” articles, resources and more. Those of us in the leadership space are inundated with new-fangled approaches to understanding …

20 Behaviors Even the Most Successful People Need to Stop

As a 10-year board member of the Peter Drucker Foundation, I had many opportunities to listen to Peter Drucker, the world’s authority on management. …

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Mentoring Tips: 7 Habits of Highly Successful Mentors & Mentorees

Ten Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Mentor

<i>Both parties need to take an active role for this relationship to pay off.</i><p>How can a mentor improve your business and career advancement ? Many ways: …

12 Questions You Should Ask Your Mentor ASAP

Don't waste your mentor's time--or yours. Get better advice by asking the right questions.<p>Every entrepreneur can benefit from the advice of a mentor (or two), especially one who has seen some success already and can offer needed perspective. The problem is, we often waste their time--and our …

Self-improvement

How to Prepare for Your Meeting With Your Mentor

In a one-on-one mentoring relationship, many mentorees may make the mistake of assuming that the onus is on the mentor to prepare the schedule and …

Why Being a Mentor Kicks Ass

It’s no secret that having a good mentor is an important factor for success in your career. We all know we need them, and we probably have a pretty …

Ten Ways to Become a Great Mentor

A great mentor is able to lead their mentee with empathy, sensitivity and patience, while constantly adapting to changing times and …

Why D.C. Wants to Teach Every Kid How to Ride a Bike

Starting this fall, all second graders in D.C. public schools will learn to ride in PE class.<p>Before the start of the new school year in Washington, D.C., as families were buying supplies and teachers were drafting their lesson plans, Miriam Kenyon was spending her days in a warehouse in the city’s …

Cycling games spread across Denmark

More and more kindergarten children play games on bicycles and in the near future 10 Danish cities get permanent bicycle playgrounds. The concept of …

How One Suburb Made School Buses Obsolete

The key is density, and locating schools in the town's core.<p>When it comes to its schools, the Cleveland suburb of Lakewood, Ohio, does things the old-fashioned way. The city doesn't have a bus system for its 5,800 students, because it doesn’t need one. Its seven elementary schools, two middle …

Kids Who Get Driven Everywhere Don't Know Where They're Going

A new study suggests vehicular travel affects children's ability to navigate their neighborhood and connect to their community.<p>Traffic and kids don’t mix. That’s something people intuitively understand. Automobile collisions disproportionately kill kids, for starters. Heavy traffic also prevents …

Walking to School, Libraries and Markets Helps Keep Kids Slimmer

If you care about your kids eating healthy, getting enough exercise and avoiding obesity, pay close attention to where you live.<p>A special issue of …

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The 1 Question You Must Ask Your Mentor

Entrepreneurs aren't getting the most out of a potentially valuable relationship unless they ask this.<p>How important is mentorship for business owners? Incredibly, according to research. In fact, having a wise head with whom you can talk through the ups and downs of your business has been shown to</i> …

Business Strategy

Silent Mentors: Quietly Go It Alone Without Being Alone

<i>The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.</i><p>-- Steven Spielberg<p>Mentors are often thought of as parents, teachers, and coaches -- elders who convey valuable life lessons and advice that help mold us into …

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

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