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The Forgotten History of an African American Soldier Turned Rebel Leader in the Philippines

Recent films and plays highlight critical alternative voices our history lacks. <i>The Birth of a Nation</i>, <i>Chocolat</i>, <i>Suffragette</i> and <i>Red Velvet</i> portray forgotten or unexplored people and events. This is only the beginning, I hope, of a groundswell of artistic review of history which should include David …

Black History

Why Culture Is More Important Than You Think!

Your company culture is the unique collection of values that defines for your organization, what is and is not tolerated, accepted, and lauded. If corporate transformation sounds difficult, that's because it is. According to research done by The Boston Consulting Group, PwC, and my own research, …

Team Building

The happiest, healthiest state in the US is…

Say “Aloha” to the good life if you’re lucky enough to be able to move to Hawaii.<p>People who live in the postcard-beautiful state have the highest overall well-being in the U.S., according to the 2015 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index released on Thursday. The report measures how Americans feel …

Top 10

'Killer Mike' and other hip-hop stars filed a Supreme Court brief exposing a big double standard for rappers

The brief argues that the violent rhetoric rappers sometimes use to decry social injustice shouldn't be taken literally. When listening to other genres of music, the brief suggests, many people <i>don't</i> take violent lyrics at face value.<p>"In 'Folsom Prison Blues,' country artist Johnny Cash famously …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

What is mind mapping?

Post Views: 744<p>When it comes to getting information in and out of your brain, mind mapping can be a very effective technique. The good thing about …

Top 10 Business Trends That Will Drive Success In 2016

Click here for the 2017 Version<p>For decades I have observed business trends from the stage and from the trenches. For the third consecutive year, I am pleased to share with you what I see as top business trends that leading companies embrace to drive success. In some cases, I spot trends that are …

Customer Service

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement

The Behavioral Economics Of Stage Fright

A long while ago, I was mentoring a junior faculty member who, despite being a very knowledgeable and engaging speaker, was crippled by stage fright. She detested public speaking because it made her feel terrified. In part due to my urgings, she finally took beta blockers before giving …

Critical Thinking

4 Questions to Ask When Thinking of Thought Leadership

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Far too many people dismiss thought leadership as a buzzword devoid of real substance, which is unfortunate -- because it’s not just a buzzword. But, what is it really? When should you consider using it, and how do you balance the talent …

Leadership

10 Great Apps Every Leader Needs to Be Effective

Let technology radically enhance your leadership. It’s not enough for today’s leaders to focus only on getting things done. 21st century leaders must …

Apps

BEST BOOKS FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Some excellent books to inform your thinking and approach:<p>Start It Up: Why Running Your Own Business is Easier Than You Think<p>The E-Myth Revisited: …

Small Business

Where to Start When It Feels Like Nothing Is Going Right in Your Life

Everyone has times in their life when they feel demotivated, lost, and unhappy. You're in a rut, and you don't know how to get out of it. Life may …

Mountain Biking

Books That Changed My Mind This Year: CEO Selections

A good book will make you think; a really good book will change the way you do it. <i>Fortune</i> asked 18 CEOs, luminaries, and rising stars to name the one …

Logging

No One Told You the Book List for Improving Leadership Skills? I Will

Becoming a better leader takes effort, making mistakes, reflection and study. When you lead, you are expected to take chances and take risks. If you …

What are the four types of creativity?

There’s a great post at What Makes Them Click that explains research detailing the 4 types of creativity. Above is a matrix showing how they relate …

5 Books Guaranteed to Unlock Your Creative Genius

Why does it seem like some people can effortlessly “follow their passions”, while others can’t? What’s the secret of successful entrepreneurs and …

Creativity

The Quickest Way to Kill Employee Motivation

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Leadership

The 15 most influential thinkers in business

You can credit Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, for example, for sowing the seeds that became Silicon Valley's obsession with "disruption." And there are INSEAD professors W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, whose book "Blue Ocean Strategy" has sold 3.5 million copies and been …

Innovation

The five levels of leadership

Leaders develop through a series of sequential stages that are universal and invariant. To ignore this reality is to jeopardize our efforts to …

Entrepreneurship

What If Our Teacher Shortage Is Actually a Leadership Shortage?

There are a lot of reasons why teaching isn't the sought after profession it should be, low pay and increasing pressure on teachers among them.<p>But what if we're missing something big here? What if our nationwide teacher shortage as cited by the <i>New York Times</i>, the <i>Washington Post</i>, and Education Week …

Education

The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

American politicians are now eager to disown a failed criminal-justice system that’s left the U.S. with the largest incarcerated population in the world. But they've failed to reckon with history. Fifty years after Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report “The Negro Family” tragically helped create this …

To This Day

Sophisticated behavioral economics experiment reveals elites prefer policies that benefit elites - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Internet-required snark aside, this is actually a very clever study. Two of the authors describe the results in Slate:<p>Elite Americans are not just …

Groucho Marx

Creativity and the Role of the Leader

<b>♦ BLOG: Join the conversation with Teresa Amabile about the challenges of managing creativity.</b><p>Creativity has always been at the heart of business, but until now it hasn’t been at the top of the management agenda. By definition the ability to create something novel and appropriate, creativity is …