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20 Things the Most Valued Employees Do Every Day | Inc.com

Think about the best boss you've ever had. Now, think about the kind of employee that boss valued most.<p>Regardless of who that employee was, I think I can probably describe him or her. That's because the most valued employees have a lot in common, regardless of their jobs or the companies they work …

Leadership

The More Senior Your Job Title, the More You Need to Keep a Journal

For leaders assuming the CEO title for the first time, taking time to learn and think translates into early successes. But the problem is there’s little time to do either. Information comes at them more quickly, more people than ever before demand their time, and they’re told that the myriad …

Bishop Barron: How to evangelize the 'nones'

Orlando, Fla., Jul 4, 2017 / 11:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The way we evangelize should grab the world by the shoulders and shake it out of its apathy, …

To Be An Effective Leader Keep A Leadership Journal

Teddy Roosevelt did it. Harry Truman did it. Want to be an outstanding leader? Keep a leadership journal. As part of my executive coaching work, one of the most effective tools I recommend that powers up the coaching process is a leadership journal. The exercise of leadership is not unlike a sport …

Mindfulness

Liberal churches are dying. But conservative churches are thriving.

Mainline Protestant churches are in trouble: A 2015 report by the Pew Research Center found that these congregations, once a mainstay of American religion, are now shrinking by about 1 million members annually. Fewer members not only means fewer souls saved, a frightening thought for some clergy …

Why do Finnish pupils succeed with less homework?

<b>How do Finnish youngsters spend less time in school, get less homework and still come out with some of the best results in the world?</b><p>The question gets to the heart of a lot of parental angst about hard work and too much pressure on children in school.<p>Parents facing all those kitchen table arguments …

Education

Guild Education draws $8.5 million in Series A funding led by Redpoint

According to a 2014 report from Complete College America, a nonprofit group based in Indianapolis, just 19 percent of full-time students earn a bachelor’s degree in four years at public universities. The stats are even worse at community colleges, where five percent of full-time students earn an …

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There has been a lot in the news of late about the importance of parents and the home in supporting children’s education.<p>The correlation between parents who play an active role in their children’s education and achievement at school tells us what we have always known: that a supportive home …

Education

How storytelling is changing in the modern world

<i>Most discussion around the future of storytelling tends to focus on the woes of the publishing industry, or fears of diminishing attention spans in</i> …

Is ‘grit’ overrated in explaining student success? Harvard researchers have a new theory.

The concept of “grit” is perhaps the hottest trend in education circles these days, the idea that students who have a certain fire in their belly outperform those with high IQ or natural talent. Just this month, a book with the same name rose to the top of the bestsellers list, written by the …

Self-improvement