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What Great Listeners Actually Do

Chances are you think you’re a good listener. People’s appraisal of their listening ability is much like their assessment of their driving skills, in that the great bulk of adults think they’re above average.<p>In our experience, most people think good listening comes down to doing three things:<p>Not …

'A teacher is an actor, writer, doctor, lawyer, politician, painter and director - who wouldn't want that?': Teachers around the world share their stories

<i>Ahead of the OECD PISA results, the Telegraph and the British Council conducted interviews with teachers around the world about the challenges facing the profession. The interviews are below.</i><p>It was Aristotle who said of teachers, "those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who …

Education

Emphasis on exams is a flaw in our education system: Employers must try and fix the gaping hole between school and work

The world is a changing place, with technology impacting on every job across every industry.<p>However, what doesn’t change is the need for reliable, enthusiastic and committed staff who are very much the life blood of any business. As an employer of many people across several businesses, I see the …

Designing Infographics for Change

Chela Delgado, a 12th grade teacher at the Coliseum College Prep Academy in Oakland, Calif., shares how her students design visual representations …

Using Technology to Teach the Art of Asking Questions (Blog)

By Eileen McGivney & Paul KimTechnological innovations have the potential to transform education, but only if they encourage a more active learning …

Teaching

Universities are teaching meditation to help students control stress

Meditation goes to school<p>Vancouver’s Dzung Vo, board member with the Mindfulness in Education Network, often tells this story: “I worked with a …

Mindfulness

25 Apps College Students Shouldn’t Live Without

The truth of our modern times is that you probably won’t find a student who does not use innovative gadgets today. It is also true that students use …

5 top video storytelling tools for marketing on the social media

Posted By Ola Ric on Nov 6, 2016 | 3 comments<p>Credit: …

Marketing

How My Father Used Storytelling To Stay Connected After My Parents Divorced

By<p><i>The following was syndicated from Brightly for</i> The Fatherly Forum<i>, a community of parents and influencers with insights about work, family, and</i> …

Leadership and How It Ruins Our Every Day - APE Project Management

Leadership…well, this is a sour subject for many of us. I think that most of us have encountered, at some point in their careers, people in …

2 Daily Priorities That All Successful Leaders Never Ignore

Great leadership requires stamina, grit, focus, and discipline. Are you doing what you need to be your best?<p>A CEO client is over-extended, has too many priorities to juggle, and is simultaneously hyper-stressed and hyper-exhausted. Actually this describes many of my clients. Does this sound like …

4 Questions Smart Leaders Always Ask Employees to Improve Their Performance

They're also great for fostering open dialog and developing meaningful work relationships.<p>I've written often on the power of transparency--the backbone of trust--that brings teams together to produce great work. Trust simply cannot happen without it.<p>And if you're in a leadership role, I caution …

The Disproportionate Stress Plaguing American Teachers

Unrealistic standards put educators on an anxiety-ridden trajectory.<p>Forty-six percent of U.S. teachers say they experience a lot of daily stress—that’s more than what the nation’s doctors report, and the topmost among other professional categories, level with nurses.<p>“High levels of stress,” said a …

Education

How To Create Awesome Workplace Culture With Storytelling

Nearly 20 years ago, Paul Guy was chugging coffee and driving 12-hour days from Vancouver to Toronto. He was en route to open the first 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise.<p>Those were the early days, when only a handful of us saw 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s potential for growth. On his first day in Toronto, Paul made …

Writing

Why anyone who claims to be an expert in leadership 'is a liar,' according to a bestselling author and TED legend

Have you ever noticed how we throw around the phrase "born leader" as if a handful of mythical chosen ones were specifically put on this Earth to lead?<p>According to TED speaker and "Leaders Eat Last" and "Together is Better" author Simon Sinek, leaders are definitely not born.<p>He argues that the …

Leadership

Exceptional Leaders Never Do These 20 Things (but Always Do This Instead)

Your business is a reflection of yourself--it's time to take self-development seriously.<p>The best leaders have a unique opportunity to create an environment that reflects their own values while maximizing individual strengths.<p>Unfortunately, many individuals in leadership positions lack the …

Teaching Your Child Emotional Agility

It’s hard to see a child unhappy. Whether a child is crying over the death of a pet or the popping of a balloon, our instinct is to make it better, fast.<p>That’s where too many parents get it wrong, says the psychologist Susan David, author of the book “Emotional Agility.” Helping a child feel happy …

25 Design Freebies Websites Every Designer Should Know

One of the most clever shortcuts I’ve found as a creative entrepreneur is to use freebies. Whether you’re prototyping a new website or designing a package for your product, you can find high-quality resources to help you speed up the process and get things done in a professional manner.<p>There are …

Graphic Design

45 Hilarious 'Parenting Tips' From Moms And Dads Who've Been There

Most parents know what it feels like to be bombarded with unsolicited advice about raising kids. This guidance can range from semi-helpful to totally useless to absolutely baffling.<p>But sometimes parents share real nuggets of wisdom with each other ... especially on Twitter.<p>We’ve rounded up the best …

Parenting

7 Surprising Facts About Creativity, According To Science

The brain’s creative circuitry holds some unexpected secrets that scientists are only just beginning to understand.<p>Daydreaming. Horsing around. Aimless wandering. A sudden, traumatic loss. So many things that seem to conjure an automatic, negative connotation can actually have an …