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Speaking Truth to Power and the Value of Counterpoints: Madeleine Albright’s Surprising Commencement Address

“We should use our opinions to start discussions, not to end them.”<p>As I was preparing to deliver my Annenberg commencement address, restlessness of a very different kind and caliber was taking place on the other side of the country.<p>When Scripps Women’s College announced that former Secretary of …

Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …

Medical Research

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

Europe's 20 most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in Europe are commonplace. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From clifftop luxury retreats on Italy's Amalfi Coast to art nouveau masterpieces in the heart of Budapest, we've handpicked Europe's 20 most …

European Travel

Why We Pick Leaders with Deceptively Simple Answers

To distressed people in troubled times, the least rational leaders make the most sense. This hundred-year-old theory harks back to the work of Sigmund Freud — and having to resort to it to explain a leader’s rise is never good news.<p>After all, a decade after he cast light on the social forces that …

Charisma

Build Your Brand as a Relationship

The way we think about brands need to change. In the past, they were objects or concepts. You had a relationship <i>with</i> a brand. But in this social age, brands <i>are</i> the relationships. By defining a brand’s particular kind of relationship, companies can create greater engagement, differentiation, and …

Innovation

Recognizing Employees Is the Simplest Way to Improve Morale

Recently I’ve been undergoing treatment for cancer, and have had access to a leading oncologist at a world-renowned medical center. At one point during a visit, we discussed how long she’s been practicing her specialty. She said she’s been at the same hospital for more than 40 years. Then I asked …

Employee Engagement

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Lateral Career Moves for Professional Growth

Your employees may be more interested in lateral career moves than you think.<p>A recent study conducted by my company, Cornerstone OnDemand, sheds some light on what influences these types of career decisions. Working with Kelton, a leading global insights firm, we conducted an online survey of more …

Employee Engagement

The Impact of the Blockchain Goes Beyond Financial Services

The technology most likely to change the next decade of business is not the social web, big data, the cloud, robotics, or even artificial intelligence. It’s the blockchain, the technology behind digital currencies like Bitcoin.<p>Blockchain technology is complex, but the idea is simple. At its most …

Blockchain

Corporate Inequality Is the Defining Fact of Business Today

Perhaps the most overlooked aspect of economic inequality has been the role that firms play in it.<p>The best-performing companies seem to be pulling away from the rest, according to a growing body of research, and that fact explains a large part of the growth in inequality between individuals. The …

Income Inequality

4 Organizational Mistakes That Plague Modern Knowledge Workers

vincent tsui FOR HBR<p>In the new world of “work without walls,” work happens in brains instead of factories, in open floor plans instead of private offices, and at soccer games, beaches, and coffee houses in addition to corporate headquarters. And yet in my work with clients, I often discover old …

Employment

7 Things to Say When a Conversation Turns Negative

Every person is at least 75% responsible for how others treat them. Our verbal and nonverbal actions limit or expand the options of others. For example, if someone asks, “How are you?” as he or she walks by, you know better than to turn around and walk with them in order to provide an extensive …

Self-help

The Explainer: Level 5 Leadership

Harvard

Arianna Huffington’s Next Disruption: Your Sleep Patterns

Why the founder of Huffington Post wants everyone to get more shut-eye.<p>Arianna Huffington started a revolution in online journalism when she …

Stanford University

Pedro Gardete: The Real Price of Cheap Talk

Do customers benefit from highly targeted online ads?<p>We’ve all had the experience of searching online for a product and then being pelted with …

Stanford University

23 Brands With Awesome Instragram Videos | SEJ

Informal survey: How many of you have agonized over your 15-second Instagram video? For the most part, unless you’ve mastered hyperlapse or crop …

Social Media

Solving the 10 Most Common Social Media Marketing Challenges

Today, there are 2.307 billion active social media users around the world. That’s nearly one-third of our planet’s total population of 7.125 …

9 Ways to Use Facebook Groups for Business

Shares 6K<p>Are you participating in Facebook groups?<p>Want to start one to support your business?<p>Facebook groups help businesses promote products, …

How to Use Instagram for Business: A Complete Guide

If you want to enhance your brand and use visuals to connect with your audience, you need to be on Instagram. With over 400 million monthly active …

Marketing

5 myths about America's gender gap

Although women make up about 46% of the workforce there exist significant inequality which has huge economic costs. Advancing women's equality in the …

Five priorities for competing in an era of digital globalization

As digital flows command a growing share of trade and economic growth, executives must answer new questions.<p><b>Globalization,</b> once measured largely by …

Innovation

How blockchains could change the world

Ignore Bitcoin’s challenges. In this interview, Don Tapscott explains why blockchains, the technology underpinning the cryptocurrency, have the …

The ‘how’ of transformation

In the consumer sector and in many other industries, transformation programs often fail. Creating a “performance infrastructure” can help ensure that …

Management

Breaking the mold: How Crossrail’s Innovate 18 program works

A major project in London figures out how to get new ideas flowing.<p><b>Crossrail is Europe’s largest infrastructure project.</b> The £14.8 billion rail line …

Innovation

Learning at the speed of business

What digital means for the next generation of corporate academies.<p><b>Corporate universities</b> are entering their second century, just as the businesses …

Innovation

13 effective ways your startup can use Periscope to grow the business

By now, most digital-savvy startups are not only popping up on Pinterest and Facebook, but also on Snapchat and Instagram. Visual and video-driven …

Towering Waves Over 50 Feet High Showcase Awe-Inspiring Power of Mother Nature

Photographer Luke Shadbolt captures the duality of nature—its ability to create as well as destroy—in a striking series called <i>Maelstrom</i>. Focusing on ocean waves, the Australian photographer highlights their stunning power at moments when they’re about to crash into the water. These fleeting …

Framing

Explore a Century of Fashion Photography at Condé Nast

From his earliest days as a publisher at the turn of the 19th century, Condé Nast was an astute talent scout, quick to grasp the possibilities …

Selling