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The Difference Between Leadership and Management

A common question with a simple answer that will help you with each<p>As a professor of leadership and management and author of a bestselling leadership book, I get asked a lot<p>What's the difference between leadership and management?<p>Everyone gets that each is important.<p>Most people get that they overlap …

15 common social quirks that make you less likable

All it takes is nixing some of your less-than-desirable social quirks.<p>With the help of some Quora users and social psychology research, we were able to identify 14 social behaviors that could make you less likable.<p>You'd be well-advised to avoid these:

Self-help

15 Years Later, Maine’s 'One Laptop Per Child' Initiative Hasn’t Helped Test Scores

When the Internet and digital tools first rose into popular consciousness, one major concern was that the barriers to access them would create a …

Want to Be a Great Leader? A Navy SEAL Commander Says You Must Adopt This 1 Key Habit

Every great leader fails sometimes. Here's the best practice to follow when you fall short, according to one of the country's most-respected military leaders.<p>If there's one thing Admiral William McRaven knows a lot about, it's failure.<p>Not that he is a failure himself, of course. McRaven is the …

The Average Guy Who Spent 6,003 Hours Trying to Be a Professional Golfer

Dan McLaughlin got famous for valuing hard practice over talent. Then he didn’t reach his goal.<p>Dan McLaughlin reckons he’s sat down to compose the farewell post to the Dan Plan a hundred times. “I just don’t know what to write,” he says.<p>Sitting in his spartan home in Portland, Oregon, McLaughlin is …

Björk

The Liberal Crackup

Liberals should reject the divisive, zero-sum politics of identity and find their way back to a unifying vision of the common good<p>By<p>Mark Lilla<p><b>Donald Trump’s surprise</b> victory in last year’s presidential election has finally energized my fellow liberals, who are networking, marching and showing up at …

Bill Clinton

7 Must-Have Traits You Want in Your Future Leaders

Companies worldwide are experiencing a leadership shortage. The smart ones will identify leaders with these characteristics to move them forward.<p>Recent research has proven that we're experiencing a drastic leadership shortage on a global scale. Eight-five percent of companies have reported an …

How I’ve Learned To Lead As An Introverted CEO

“I’m generally slow to speak or act,” BuildDirect CEO Jeff Booth confesses. Here’s how he’s turned that into an advantage.<p>Most people who know me would be surprised to learn I’m an introvert, and if you’re an introvert also, chances are some people would be surprised to learn it, too.<p>It’s well …

Affirmative Action Battle Has a New Focus: Asian-Americans

By most standards, Austin Jia holds an enviable position. A rising sophomore at Duke, Mr. Jia attends one of the top universities in the country, setting him up for success.<p>But with his high G.P.A., nearly perfect SAT score and activities — debate team, tennis captain and state orchestra — Mr. Jia …

The Unexpected Value of the Liberal Arts

First-generation students are finding personal and professional fulfillment in the humanities and social sciences.<p>Growing up in Southern California, Mai-Ling Garcia’s grades were ragged; her long-term plans nonexistent. At age 20, she was living with her in-laws halfway between Los Angeles and the …

College & University

Want Your Employees to Respect You? Give Them the 1 Thing Most Bosses Never Do

This is a signature trait of the best leaders. It's also a rare commodity and extremely hard to pull off in a business setting.<p>A signature trait of the most likable leaders -- a trait that leads to uncommon loyalty in employees as well as business results -- is one that's extremely hard to pull …

Trump is something the nation did not know it needed

Looking, as prudent people are disinclined to do, on the bright side, there are a few vagrant reasons for cheerfulness, beginning with this: Summer love is sprouting like dandelions. To the list of history’s sublime romances — Abelard and Heloise, Romeo and Juliet, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy — …

Donald Trump

You're Picking the Wrong Team Leaders. Here's Why

Let’s imagine that Dr. Frankenstein gave you the keys to his laboratory and that it was your mission to build the perfect captain for a sports team. Maybe you would start with the donor body of a freak talent—a superstar with transcendent skills and abundant charisma. You’d then probably want to …

When Will Republicans Stand Up to Trump?

If the controversy over the firing of James Comey, the F.B.I. director, has done anything, it has confirmed my decision on Nov. 9 to leave the Republican Party after a lifetime as a loyal member.<p>The Republican Party was once the party of small government, free trade, traditional values, principled …

A Philosopher Gets Pilloried

The academic left accuses her of ‘epistemic violence’ for asking scholarly questions about identity.<p>Usually, when junior professors publish scholarly articles, they are lucky to elicit more than a yawn. But last week the philosophical musings of Rebecca Tuvel, an assistant professor at Rhodes …

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more.<p>One novel solution …

Teaching

A 2016 Review: There’s Reason to Be Skeptical of a Comey Effect

On Friday, Oct. 28, James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director, sent a letter to Congress about new evidence in the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. Politicians, analysts and journalists are still debating whether the letter cost Mrs. Clinton the presidency. It’s certainly possible. But I am …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

• <b>Author:</b> Laura Vanderkam<p>Mornings are a madcap time for many of us. We wake up in a haze—often after hitting snooze a few times. Then we rush around to get ready and out the door so we can officially start the day. Before we know it, hours have slipped by without us accomplishing anything beyond …

Why Americans Smile So Much

How immigration and cultural values affect what people do with their faces<p>On Reddit forums that ask “What’s a dead giveaway that someone is American?” one trait comes up over and over again: big, toothy grins.<p>Here’s how one Reddit user in Finland put it:<p>When a stranger on the street smiles at …

McDonald's

Racism motivated Trump voters more than authoritarianism

By Thomas Wood<p>During the 2016 presidential campaign, many observers wondered exactly what motivated voters most: Was it income? Authoritarianism? Racial attitudes?<p>Let the analyses begin. Last week, the widely respected 2016 American National Election Study was released, sending political scientists …

Voting

Charles Murray’s ‘Provocative’ Talk

The talk that the political scientist Charles Murray attempted to deliver last month at Middlebury College in Vermont must have been quite provocative — perhaps even offensive or an instance of hate speech. How else to explain the vehement opposition to it?<p>Before Mr. Murray’s arrival on campus, an …

Inside Bannon’s struggle: From ‘shadow president’ to Trump’s marked man

By Philip Rucker<p>, Reporter<p>Ashley Parker<p>, Reporter<p>Robert Costa<p>, Reporter<p>When Stephen K. Bannon reported for work Wednesday, he did not act like a man who had just been publicly humiliated by his boss.<p>The White House chief strategist cycled in and out of the Oval Office for meetings with President …

Donald Trump

The leadership principle my grandfather shared with me as a child is the same one I now teach Fortune 500 execs

Without hesitation, I responded, "Nine, of course — it's much larger. Zero is nothing."<p>"You are mistaken," he told me. "It is true that zero does not have any value on its own. But when you add something to it, it becomes very valuable."<p>"What do you mean?" I asked.<p>"You must always remember that …

Leadership

Most Popular Senators in America -- April 2017

Mitch McConnell — Still America’s Least Popular Senator (April 2017)<p>By Cameron Easley April 11, 2017<p>Of the 100 members of the Senate, there is only …

Mitch McConnell

Democrats Go to War Over Neil Gorsuch

If Republicans want to confirm President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, they’ll likely have to change the rules and invoke the Senate’s “nuclear option.”<p>There’s an easy way and a hard way for the Senate to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and it appears Democrats are going to …

Donald Trump

How to Lead by Example, According to 4 Military Veterans

Lessons from the front line of battle and business.<p>I've worked for some great leaders and observed others in the heat of battle. I've mixed the lessons together and developed my own unique leadership style that seems to work quite well at my firm, Peppercomm. For me, it's all about leading by …

The World's 10 Top CEOs (They Lead in a Totally Unique Way)

A leadership philosophy that's been around for centuries is only practiced by a few wildly successful global leaders.<p>Over the last three decades, servant leadership has risen from a noble and ethical leadership ideology stuck in religious worldviews to the very principles of how the most successful …

Trump learns that dealmaking is not the same as leadership

President Trump has gotten a hard lesson from his first legislative debacle: Leadership takes more than being able to close a deal.<p>“I hope that Trump is going to learn from this that he has no choice except to be the chief legislator,” said former House speaker Newt Gingrich. “Trump has to start …

Health Care

5 Daily Habits of the Brightest and Happiest People

It comes down to what you can and cannot control.<p>Every day we are faced with decisions that are out of our control. Next time you miss that important appointment because the Uber driver got lost, or your grumpy boss is throwing a hissy-fit, remember to chalk it up to chance. You're not …

Trump delivers ultimatum to House Republicans: Pass health-care measure on Friday or he’ll move on

By Mike DeBonis<p>, Reporter<p>Juliet Eilperin<p>, Reporter<p>President Trump delivered an ultimatum to House Republicans on Thursday night: Vote to approve the measure to overhaul the nation’s health-care system on the House floor Friday, or reject it and the president will move on to his other legislative …

Health Care