Nicolas Landry

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Want to Be a Great Leader? Do This 1 Thing First (Most Bosses Do the Opposite)

Great leaders know the secret to motivating, inspiring, and leading their employees. And here it is.<p>The audience was polite but definitely not captivated. I was struggling to engage them. OK, to be honest, I was kinda dying onstage.<p>Maybe I was having an off day. Maybe they were having an off day.<p>Or …

48 Hours in Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke, Virginia, has long been on the radar of outdoors enthusiasts, and for very good reasons. McAfee Knob, one of the most stunning and most …

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Almost 70% of CEOs now expect CMOs to lead revenue growth

A decade ago marketing leaders could be Don Draper. Today, the three-martini lunch and afternoon golf is off the table, and replacing it is an expectation that marketing will lead top-line revenue growth.<p>Goodbye brand ambassador, hello performance marketer.<p>“Being a chief marketing officer is not …

Want to Spot the Rising Stars? Look for These 6 Behaviors

The long-term success of a company depends on its ability to spot and nurture high-potential talent.<p>But many a leader assumes that performance alone will carry the day--such is not the case. (Sorry, Justin Bieber. Behavior matters too.)<p>The truth is that top companies known for producing leaders …

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How a Culture of Silence Eats Away at Your Company

Most people think they will speak up when something negative happens at work, but few actually do. Take these examples from a recent survey we did with managers and employees:<p>“We had an assistant who created a very adversarial atmosphere. We walked on eggshells around her. People would rather do …

Overrated vs. Underrated: Common Beliefs We Get Wrong

As a society, we often overvalue unimportant things and undervalue the ideas and strategies that make a real difference.<p>Here’s my take on a few …

Meet the entrepreneur solving pollution and homelessness at the same time

Waste not, want not might be an old-fashioned axiom confined to the lexicon of finger‑wagging grandparents, but a 34-year-old from Colombia has turned it into his life mission.<p>Bogota-based Oscar Méndez is, to borrow another saying, killing two birds with one stone.<p>His company, Concepticos …

Failure's Silver Lining

<i>Failure</i>. Just reading the word makes us uncomfortable. Try whispering the word under your breath. Do you physically feel the discomfort? Most of us do. There's something about that word that we despise, yet failure is an important part of our growth. In fact, it's essential to our survival. We are …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

These Aerial Photos Reveal the Devastating Cost of Industrial Pollution

Fort McMurray, Canada The first step in the oil sands process after extraction is ‘upgrading’, in which particulate matt<p>... VIEW MORE<p>J Henry Fair<p>1 of …

How to Correct Converging Lines the Right Way in Lightroom

In this video, I will show you how to correct your images for converging lines in Lightroom while avoiding the common over-corrected look.<b>Read the</b> …

6 Top Reasons Your Employees Are Not Creative at Work

Something happens to employees when they move from a startup to Corporate America. They lose their creativity. Here is why, and what you can do to stop it.<p><i>The following is an adapted excerpt from my newest book: Un-Kill Creativity: How Corporate America can out-innovate startups.</i><p>Corporate …

Frustrated With Your Photography? You Need to Watch This...

Who’s not frustrated with their photography from time to time? Often it requires a few days or weeks of slogging through the frustration to get back …

Virus carrying DNA of black widow spider toxin discovered

A tiny virus that may sting like a black widow spider. That is one of the surprise discoveries made by a pair of Vanderbilt biologists when they …

Mate is a thinner, lighter version of Tile's original Bluetooth tracker

Tile, makers of the small Bluetooth-enabled tracking hardware by the same name, has launched a smaller version of their original product. For those …