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There's a lot written about young Muslim men in Australia, hardly anything written by them

Stereotypes about Muslim men peddled by the likes of Paul Sheehan are hard to counter – and they have painful and damaging consequences<p>Everyday racial encounters have come to define my life as a young Muslim male in Australia. Whether it is the lady clutching her purse as I stand behind her at the …

Religion

Are You a Leader or a Follower?

Leadership is the art of persuasion--the act of motivating people to do more than they ever thought possible in pursuit of a greater good.<p>It has nothing to do with your title.<p>It has nothing to do with authority or seniority.<p>You're not a leader just because you have people reporting to you. And you …

Self-improvement

A 3-star general shares his top leadership lessons

Armies and corporations may be entirely different animals, but there's a lot that business leaders can learn from the way military leaders rally their troops.<p>"Leadership is deliberate: You don't accidentally have successful teams," retired Lt. Gen. Frank Kearney said last year at an executive …

Leadership

Are words more persuasive than actions? | The Horizons Tracker

When it comes to persuasive leadership, it’s often said that it’s better to lead by deed than by words. Set a fine example and people will follow. At …

Psychology

5 Strategies to Grow Effective Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leadership is fascinating for many reasons (well, at least it is to me). There’s the intangible value that’s transferred from one person to another and the decision-making that flows from a leader’s intentions that creates ripple effects …

Leadership

Why do extreme athletes like Dean Potter risk their lives?

It's hard for many people to comprehend the risks athletes take for the sake of extreme sports. BASE jumping, for instance, is inherently dangerous — skydiving from a fixed object instead of an aircraft, with little time to react or correct course should a problem arise.<p>So why would daredevils like …