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Can vertical farming feed the world and change the agriculture industry?

Year after year, cities expand and pristine natural habitats are turned into farms and pastures to support the world’s growing population. But …

Aquaponics

Why Most Meetings Suck--and 5 Things You Can Do to Make Sure Yours Don't

You can't run a company without meetings. Unfortunately, most meetings are poorly run. Here are five things to make yours better.<p>As I grew my business from a team of three people to a five-time Inc. 5000 company, I became overwhelmed by the number of meetings I was in. Not a day went by that I …

Is Your Leadership Team on the Same Page? Ask These 5 Questions to Find Out

Peak performance depends on team alignment.<p>I just put some money into my car. Driving home from the shop knowing I had fresh brake pads, clean filters, new belt, fresh fluids, and a pair of new tires in precise alignment, I gave it a little extra push. It felt great knowing everything was in sync …

Asking Yourself This 1 Question Will Instantly Reveal Whether You're a Good Leader

The answer to the question is what will separate exceptional leaders from mere bosses.<p>Ever worked for a leader who left an imprint on your life? The type that took you under his or her wing, coached and mentored you, removed obstacles from your path, and was always available for you?<p>That person may …

Want to Keep Your Best Workers From Leaving? Please Stop Being This Type of Boss

According to research, 50 percent of employees leave their job to get away from their manager.<p>In Gallup's massive research over the course of three decades, they have identified three types of workers:<p>1. <b>Engaged Employees</b>: They work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company. They …

A Psychologist Breaks Down Top Leadership Obstacles and How to Address Them

Where should you focus to get the best ROI on leadership training? We share some ideas.<p><i>Justin M. Deonarine is an industrial-organizational psychologist with Psychometrics Canada, an</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO</i><i>)</i>-<i>member</i> <i>company which provides a full spectrum of assessment consulting services to</i> …

High-Performing Teams Ask These 4 Questions Every Day

Make sure your team is in alignment with your organization's needs.<p>It's easy for an organization's workforce to fall out of alignment with its business strategy. A little growth here, a little restructuring there, and before you know it, a team can be completely jumbled.<p>It happens to the best of …

To Earn Employees' Trust, Leaders Need to Be GrownUps

It's essential to manage your emotions and serve the people you lead<p>The CEO was having a tantrum. While it's true that he hadn't thrown himself on the floor kicking and screaming like a two-year-old, it was a tantrum just the same.<p>He went on a long rant about the way no one had taken responsibility …

Stanford Decision Engineer Shares 5 Mistakes People Make When Facing Hard Choices

Stanford Engineer, Michelle Florendo, shares five key insights about the decision-making process based on her training in decision analysis and engineering.<p>Have you ever been paralyzed by a decision, worried you won't make the right choice, or want to feel better about making a decision?<p>Michelle …

15 Quotes on Success From America's Top CEOs

Take advantage of these inspirational words from Warren Buffett, Larry Page, Indra Nooyi, Jeff Bezos and more.<p>5 min read<p>What’s the recipe for success? Start with energy, initiative and intelligence, then add a dash of integrity, a pinch of honesty, two shakes of generosity and a heavy pour of the …

4 Surprising Interview Questions That Will Help You Identify Who's Being Authentic

You want to hire humans--preferably humans who will be their true selves at work. Here's how to find them.<p>Entrepreneur and graphic designer Tina Roth Eisenberg is a big believer in not separating who you are at work from you are outside the office. Her own career reflects the fact that when you let …

New York City

This is the 'tree house' in Cape Town that just won the SA Institute of Architects' highest award

On the weekend the SA Institute of Architects (Saia) bestowed its highest honour on five building projects: two memorials, and office building, and …

Obama's Three Leadership Takeaways From The 2018 ATD Conference

At 8:30 am this morning in San Diego, President Barack Obama waltzed out on stage at the Association for Talent Development’s annual international conference and exposition. Obama shook hands with ATD’s president and CEO, Tony Bingham, and after a lengthy standing ovation from the 10,000 or so …

San Diego

My Great Grandmother’s Cardamom-Coffee Bread, 117 Years Later

Every Christmas Eve day for as long as I can remember, I’ve climbed into the car with my mom and set off to circumnavigate the blustery horn of Cape Ann, Massachusetts, delivering gifts and greetings to loved ones in a ritual we call “the rounds.” The rounds are about tradition, seeing friends and …

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How to Be an Effective Leader If You're Shy<p><i>by Carl Carabelli</i><p>Shyness can limit your interpersonal skills, severely affecting your ability to be an …

Good Work Habits Stick Only When Leaders Step up to the Plate and Help

A bad work habit can be a form of self-preservation. How do you, as leader, convince the employee to ditch it?<p>4 min read<p>Good work habits don't happen overnight -- they take time to form. As a leader, you (hopefully) agree that it's important to support employees while they try to create more …

HBR Embraces Agile At Scale: Rethinking How We Live And Work

In 2010, when I began writing about Agile, I said that it represented a breakthrough in management thinking. It solved a long-standing management conundrum: how to get continuous innovation with disciplined execution. My writing met with two different kinds of reactions. In the software world, …

Project Management

Take 2 Minutes to Flatten Your Abs With This Ultrafast Workout

With slider discs (or wash cloths or paper plates), and just a small amount of space to move, you'll whip through this lightning-fast ab workout, targeting your obliques, lower abs, and that "six-pack zone."<p>Four moves, 30 seconds each, and you don't even have to stand up — all these moves are on …

Workouts

The 8 Rules of Leadership by Jack Welch | Inc.com

Leadership is all about growing others. It's about your team and its welfare. It's about your direct reports and their performance.<p>Leadership is a tough act. It's a daily balancing act. As a leader, you're expected to use your insight, experience, and rigor to balance the conflicting demands of …

Leadership

17 Veggie-Filled Snacks You Can Feel Good About

When that 3 p.m. snack craving hits, it's tempting to turn to chips or a cookie, but more often than not we still crash an hour later. The good news …

7 Key Practices for Team Member Learning and Growth in Business

Every business has the challenge of balancing organizational and individual needs. See how taking risks with people is the key to success<p>We all want opportunities to learn, experiment, and grow in our jobs, but most bosses and businesses tend to seek out and reward team members who already know how …

How to Build A Unified Company Culture in a Hypergrowth Environment

Secrets from a fast-growing cultural leader<p>"Creating a great company culture is an example of 'mind over matter,' a particular type of magic trick," says Tomas Gorny, the charismatic CEO of fast-growing Nextiva, a communications company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. "It starts with a single …

Getting Rid of Belly Fat Is Harder Than You Think — Here's How to Do It

I have this fantasy where I eat pizza and Salt & Straw Chocolate Gooey Brownie for every meal but also have abs. I'm not talking, like, a six-pack, but just some nice abdominal definition. (You'd think I'd go all out since this is a fantasy version of myself, but IDK. I'm sure there's something to …

Nutrition

This Is Exactly How Much Cardio You Should Be Doing If You Want to Lose Weight

Strength training, cardio, and a healthy diet are said to make up the perfect formula for weight loss. But sometimes it's hard to know how much you need of each category. In particular, the amount of cardio you need in order to lose weight has been up for debate — some people think you need a lot, …

Fitness

Bill Gates Just Praised Warren Buffett for This 1 Key Leadership Skill Here's How You Can Develop It

Bill Gates pointed out an often overlooked (but crucial) leadership skill in his friend Warren Buffett. Here are six ways you can follow suit.<p>There's no shortage of keys to remarkable leadership or critical leadership values to uphold.<p>But Bill Gates just pointed out one of the most overlooked (and …

Experts Agree — These Are the 6 Best Weight-Loss Tips

There is a lot of weight-loss advice coming from so many different sources, whether you read it in a magazine or hear it on someone's Instagram Story. It's hard to weed out which info is the most effective <i>and</i> the most healthy. Look no further! We've enlisted expert tips from dietitians and fitness …

Fitness

Here's Your Complete Shopping List to Start the Mediterranean Diet

US News & World Report voted the Mediterranean diet as 2018's best overall diet and it's no wonder why. In addition to being effective for weight loss and beneficial to gut and heart health, the "diet" is fairly easy to follow. It's actually less of a diet and more so a regional nutritional …

Mediterranean Diet

Do You Want To Make Success a Given? Listen To What Worked From These Top Leaders

Success isn't a one size fits all approach. Make it your own.<p>According to the science of performance, there are some key non-negotiables when it comes to being successful - knowing yourself, knowing what your best at and leveraging that, focusing on enjoyment versus achievement, and having Grit are …

After Running For 15 Years, I Made This Change and Finally Lost Weight

I started running after college to lose that freshman 40 I was holding onto. I learned a lot along the way, like what socks prevent blisters and how to shop for a sports bra so you don't have to wear two. But what I struggled with was losing weight, specifically belly fat. And after 15 years of …

Fitness

Why Leaders Need A Cognitive Clutch

I just returned from the Million Dollar Consulting® Convention in Boston where consultants, doing fascinating work all over the world, gathered to learn. Alan Weiss, creator of the convention and author of <i>Million Dollar Consulting</i> brings outstanding speakers to the stage. This year, Chip Bell, …