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On Heroin, '60 Minutes' Gives Big Pharma A Break

On Sunday evening, <i>60 Minutes</i> examined the increase in heroin usage in American suburban neighborhoods. The program featured several addicts and parents of deceased addicts who said it was prescription pain killers that led them to heroin, but <i>60 Minutes</i> failed to mention the companies that make …

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

These talks will inspire you to think differently about yourself and others.<p>Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful …

Top Ten TED Talks on Storytelling and Filmmaking

<i>This post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

3 Things Managers Should Be Doing Every Day

“When are we supposed to do all <i>that</i>?” That’s the question we constantly get from new managers, only weeks or months into their new positions, when we describe the three key activities they should be focusing on to be successful as leaders: building trust, building a team, and building a broader …

5 Podcasts That Will Give You a Leadership Edge

Listening to these podcasts will make you smarter, tougher, and more business savvy.<p>Ever since NPR's <i>Serial</i> broke the internet last year, it seems like we've been in the middle of a podcast boom. But while podcasts like <i>Serial</i> can be fun and fascinating to listen to, there are some podcasts that are …

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

Teaching Your Leaders How to Learn

How do you teach your leader how to learn? It's easy.<p>The innovation war room is less like a boardroom and more like a classroom: a place where leaders must perpetually learn new things about the ever-changing landscape of their industries. All innovation initiatives ask us to grapple with what we …

25 TED Talks That Will Make You a Better Leader

You can improve your skills by watching lectures from these amazing and brilliant individuals.<p>If you're the owner of a business or someone in a management position, then you know how often employees, colleagues, and partners turn to you when they have questions, concerns, or need advice. Not only …

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

Steve Jobs Knew How to Run a Meeting: Here's How He Did It

At 31 years of age, Steve Jobs left Apple and started NeXT. Here's an inside look at a company meeting, and what you can learn from it.<p>Brilliant. Passionate. Overbearing. Impatient.<p>Steve Jobs's management style has been described in many ways, both positive and negative. Love him or hate him, …

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work

Let’s face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found …

20 tools to help you craft irresistible infographics

Imagine helping people digest 1,000 words' worth of information in a few seconds.<p>Readers want quick access to information, and infographics are a …