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The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis

Pope Francis has made no secret of his intention to radically reform the administrative structures of the Catholic church, which he regards as insular, imperious, and bureaucratic. He understands that in a hyper-kinetic world, inward-looking and self-obsessed leaders are a liability.<p>Last year, just …

Yahoo

News NewsBytes<p>Donald Trump's new policy on H-1B visa rules will make it more difficult for tech giants to import Indians to the US for work. Before …

10 gadgets to make your old tech smarter

Who can afford to keep up with the relentless pace of new technology? Change is constant. No matter how cutting edge you feel, that device you just …

What The Most Romantic Photos Of All Time Can Teach Us About Love

The world recently bid a solemn farewell to the man believed to be responsible for arguably the most romantic photo ever taken. Glenn McDuffie, who claimed to be the sailor in the Times Square kissing photo taken during a celebration after the World War II victory, was 86 when he died. Through an …

10 Reasons You Have to Quit Your Job in 2014

This was going to end badly.<p>My boss screamed at me in front of my colleagues. I had done something wrong of course. I had sent a product to the client without debugging it thoroughly. It was my fault. But I don't like being yelled at.<p>And fortunately I was sitting on a job offer that I decided to …

CEOs

Your Life is Too Valuable to Live Like Everyone Else

“<i>Don’t think you’re on the right road just because it’s a well-beaten path.</i>” – Author Unknown<p>I made a significant decision when I was young that I …

Men's Health Live: Freelance Work

Is it Time to Quit Your Job?<p>These new sites make full-time freelancing a reality<p>By The Editors of Men's Health, Photography By Thinkstock<p>Break free from your 9-to-5: On the latest episode of <i>Men’s Health Live</i>, Devin Fidler of the Institute for the Future explains how specific technologies are …

To Reach Your Goals, Make a Mental Movie

Warren Bennis, one of the most respected authorities on leadership in the world, said: “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” On the surface, this sounds perfunctory. But when we examine this more deeply, several important implications arise. If leadership is the ability to …

35 Gifts Your Children Will Never Forget

<i>“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” —Kahlil Gibran</i><p>I have countless holiday …

Parenting

The Conversation You're Not Having, But Should Probably Start

<i>“When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.” – Catherine Gilbert Murdock</i><p>The statistics remain nothing short of …

What The Hard Work Of Marriage Looks Like

A few nights ago I couldn't sleep. It was midnight. I was in bed. I looked at Mel. As I watched her sleep, I thought about our marriage. I often tell people that the hardest thing I have ever attempted is marriage. It takes sacrifice, tolerance, passion, and understanding.<p>Marriage is a lot of hard …

A Small Business Pitch Investors Can't Refuse

<i>This post is by Goldman Sachs as part of their sponsorship of The Huffington Post's What Is Working: Small Businesses</i><p>What would you say about your small business if you had three minutes in front of Warren Buffett?<p>This is a question frequently posed to participants in the Goldman Sachs <i>10,000 Small</i> …

The Moment They Knew Their Marriage Had To Change

<i>This story is the fourth of four profiles of couples taking a third metric approach to matrimony, prioritizing wellbeing and fun ahead of wealth, status and being constantly "on." Check out how Meghan and Josh, Sarah and Jeff and Dana and James used the same strategy to transform their …

Coping With Change in Emerging Markets

In 2000, Chrysler’s then president, James Holden, traveled to India to study the market. Upon returning to Detroit, he summarized his visit with the remark: “Call me when (India has) built some roads,” according to <i>Forbes</i> correspondent Robyn Meredith in her 2007 book <i>The Elephant and the …

7 Ways to Use the Power of Powerless Communication

Have you ever noticed that some people avoid using question marks in their emails? They will say: "Can you call me to discuss." Or: "When should we meet for dinner."<p>I think they're trying to signal power, but these linguistic bids for dominance never fill me with respect. They just get my back …

Personality

Reinvent Your Company Through Culture

In both C suites and boardrooms, discussions about business performance usually center on topics like market momentum, M&A opportunities, capital management, and productivity enhancements. While these factors are important, in my experience they are best leveraged when employees are engaged, …

20 Things Every Parent Should Hear

1. You are a hero for your kids. You are. You're a go-the-distance, fight-the-dragon, face-the-challenges hero for your kids. Taking a beating makes that more true. Not less.<p>2. We all struggle. Every parent. Everywhere. We all second-guess ourselves. And we all want to quit sometimes. Hold the good …

Why Men Work So Many Hours

How many employed American mothers work more than 50 hours a week? Go on, guess. I’ve been asking lots of people that question lately. Most guess around 50 percent.<p>The truth is 9 percent.<p>Nine percent of working moms clock more than 50 hours a week during the key years of career advancement: ages 25 …

Stop Work Overload By Setting These Boundaries

Why is it that when your friends, your significant other, and especially your mom tell you, <i>You need to stop working so much!</i> — you hesitate? On the one hand, you know they have a point. It’s unsustainable to pull 12- to 14-hour days on a consistent basis, and you feel burnt-out and cranky. But when …

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development, too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of …

Virgin Mary Apparition In Ohio? Ghostly Figure Appears In Photo Behind Erin Potter, Child Battling Leukemia

KPTV - FOX 12<p>A ghostly figure has stunned one family, in Kirtland, Ohio, appearing in a family photograph behind their daughter, who had been battling leukemia at the time.<p>That the figure in question resembles the Virgin Mary, says Erin's mom, Jen Potter, is no coincidence. "My reaction …

What My Nana Taught Me About Living and Parenting

My Nana, Elsie May Meacham, passed away in Southport, England on May 10 at the age of 92, exactly one week shy of her 93rd birthday. In her final week she was surrounded by her three children, three of her 13 grandchildren and also met her 17th great grandchild. I was very fortunate to be able to …

Parenting

Richard Branson To Class Of 2013: Create Your Own Opportunities

If you're a member of the Class of 2013 and want to some day be rich enough to own your own island, you may want to pay attention to Virgin Group founder Richard Branson's advice.<p>"Be ambitious. There probably won't be another time in your life when you have such freedom of opportunity. Grasp it …