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Acting Out: The Future of Theatre Majors

The future of theatre lies in sparking the interest of young people, and those young people are digital natives used to interacting with …

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What are the 21st-century skills every student needs?

The gap between the skills people learn and the skills people need is becoming more obvious, as traditional learning falls short of equipping …

PRESETT Launches New Website

A snapshot of the PRESETT home pageThe Professional Representatives, Employees and Supporters of Educational Technical Theatre (PRESETT) organization …

What Facebook Knows About Engaging Millennial Employees

Millennials now outnumber Gen Xers in the American workplace. According to data from Pew Research, they constitute more than one-third of all U.S. employees, and by 2025 they will make up 44% of the national workforce. Facebook holds the distinction of being the first <i>Fortune</i> 500 company to be …

Employee Engagement

Why More and More Companies Are Ditching Performance Ratings

A few years ago, I noticed around half a dozen courageous companies beginning experiments to remove ratings from their performance management systems. Companies such as Juniper and Adobe stopped giving people a one-to-five rating or evaluating employees on a “performance curve,” also known as the …

Employee Engagement

12 Leadership Behaviors That Build Team Trust

Without trust there is no leadership.<p>Seems rather simple, doesn’t it?<p>In reality, however, it is not.<p>Very few managers are leaders. The difference between the two? A manager is someone who has people reporting to him. A leader is someone who people will follow, even if they don’t report to him. What …

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

Google has found that its most successful teams have 5 traits in common

Following the success of Project Oxygen, an internal study of what it takes to be a top manager at Google that started in 2008 and whose findings are still used today, the company undertook another study, this one of team dynamics.<p>A group of Google's People Operations (HR) employees spent the past …

How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation

<i>DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR</i><p>In a recent strategy meeting we attended with the leaders of a Fortune-500 company, the word “culture” came up 27 times in 90 minutes. Business leaders believe a strong organizational culture is critical to success, yet culture tends to feel like some magic force that few know …

From the Top Down: 4 Ways Leaders Can Shape a Positive Company Culture

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most leaders desire the idyllic business culture -- one marked by happy, productive and fulfilled employees. You can hire the right people, pay a great salary and add attractive benefits and a dynamic office environment, but if …

Employee Engagement

12 Easy Phrases to Massively Improve Your Leadership

At the heart of great leadership is a desire to serve others, to empower them and foster their success. Here are 12 phrases that every leader should be saying--a lot.<p>Being a leader today is not about having followers who are waiting to be told what to do and how to do it. Successful leadership is …

Leadership

Be a School Leader: The 16 Best Resources for School Administrators

The role teachers play in the educational system is significant and vital, but if teachers are the heart of the operation, administrators are the …

This Is How Millennials Will Change Management

Each generation brings a new set of values. Here’s how the growing number of millennial managers are changing the face of the workplace.<p>Baby boomer managers can be credited with creating employee support programs. Generation X managers can be credited with making the workplace more informal, making …

Employee Engagement

Leadership Reawakening: People Not Processes Create & Innovate

<b>Leadership Reawakening: People Not Processes Create & Innovate</b><p>Leaders, has your organization fallen in love with processes? Do you label them <i>best</i> …

Leadership

Teams: building, managing, leading, performing

Years ago, after finishing my bachelor in computer science, while doing my specialization studies in teaching and, later on, while doing my masters …

Leadership

Best Buy CEO on how to lead a corporate turnaround (without making employees hate you)

Exactly three years ago, as Hubert Joly, the then-new CEO of Best Buy, prepared to meet Wall Street for the first time to unveil his plan to rescue …

Avoid These 10 Mistakes When Building Your Company's Culture

A great culture breeds great results. So don't slip up when trying to create one.<p>Culture eats strategy for breakfast. It doesn't matter how great your plans to introduce a new product to the market are if your culture weakens execution. Culture is how things get done around a company. Great leaders …

Leadership

The Best Tools for Managing Effective Virtual Teams

<i>The Founder Institute hosts webinars every month so that we can help entrepreneurs on any stage succeed. These webinars discuss a wide range of</i> …

4 must-have skills for leaders to manage change

To survive and thrive, every organization—from for-profit to non-profit to governmental—has to know how to navigate change. But sadly, 75% of change …

Are You a Serving Leader? A 5-point Checklist

Ken Blanchard believes there is one fundamental question all leaders need to ask themselves: Is the purpose of my leadership to serve—or is it my …

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Invest in your people to get the best from your people

Many factors have been promoted over the years as critical to managerial effectiveness. But when leadership consultants Mike Figliuolo and Victor Prince began to search for a framework less dependent on the personal characteristics of leaders, they came up with a system that excited them. They …

The Manager Is Not a Coach

During my travels around the globe, I've noticed that the <b>one-on-one</b>, a regularly scheduled private dialogue between a manager and an employee, is possibly the most widely supported management practice in the world. It is usually promoted as a good way for managers to get to know their employees and …

Leadership Is Key to Positive Schools

As a literature teacher, my mind is drawn to dystopian novels and the warnings they convey about the governmental powers that over-step the rights of …

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How Adobe keeps key employees from quitting

If there’s one thing almost everyone in corporate America can agree on, it’s that traditional once-a-year evaluations are a waste of time. Managers …