Rowan Govender

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Use the Rod, Lose the Child?

Spare the rod, spoil the child. It’s not exactly the wisdom of Solomon, but it’s not far off. Proverbs 13:24 echoes many of the other Proverbs when …

Evangelical Christianity

10 successful CEOs share the money advice they would give their 20-year-old selves

It's impossible to get everything right when you're just starting out, especially when it comes to money. Even the most successful people have …

CEOs

4 Traits of Leaders That Employees Will Happily Bend Over Backwards for

That's why the path to good leadership can be such a lonely place.<p>Riding the higher road of exceptional leadership can be a very lonely place. So many of those supposed "leaders" fall off the wagon during the journey, letting themselves and others down.<p>They may be too controlling, not listen enough …

Employment

A 12-Year Study of Successful CEOs Reveals Their 5 Most Important Habits

And they're habits anyone can adopt.<p>Being the CEO of a massive company is a surprisingly hard life.<p>Sure, they make loads of money—an average of $12.1 …

Leadership

These are the 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future

Work is changing, so to stay ahead you’ll need to master these skills that you probably didn’t learn in college.<p>Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role didn’t even exist a short time ago. The workplace of today and the future looks quite different …

Indiana University

Key Differences Between Coaching And Consulting (And How To Decide What Your Business Needs)

Coaching can help turn an entrepreneur into a great leader. Consulting, on the other hand, provides that much-needed expertise and assistance. Oftentimes, the lines between coaching and consulting can get blurred, creating a situation that is not effective at providing what the client actually …

Leadership

How to Talk to Kids About Rich People

When talking to kids about rich people, you’re teaching them not only about money but about justice — and, by extension, injustice too.<p>As any parent …

Personal Finance

How to Bridge the Gap Between Gen X, Gen Y and Millennials

I was born in Hackensack, New Jersey, in 1980. Depending on who you ask, that makes me part of Gen X, a millennial or part of the oft-debated, …

Advertising Industry

The Science of Dad and the ‘Father Effect’

If the scientific study of fatherhood has taught us one thing, it’s that there are data-driven, biological, and psychological reasons why kids seem …

Parenting

Social and Emotional Development in Teens Ages 13 to 18

In the five short years between the ages of 13 and 18, your teen will undergo tremendous social, emotional, and physical growth. This development may …

Parenting

How Working Parents Can Manage the Demands of School-Age Kids

For working parents with school-age children, this time of year is especially chaotic. The season brings end-of-the-school-year projects, state testing, report cards, parent-teacher conferences, the transition to 10 long weeks of child care arrangements, the awkwardness of explaining to colleagues …

Duke University

How Do You Know If You're A 'Good Dad'? This Chart Will Tell You.

Read on and find out.<p><i>This June, A Plus is celebrating Father's Day and the release of the film</i> One Last Thing<i>, with a cavalcade of dad stories,</i> …

Why the old way of parenting no longer works

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every couple of years a book or article arrives diagnosing parents with catastrophic spinelessness. The power pyramid has been inverted, they warn, and the children are in, and therefore out of, control.<p>"Command. Don't ask. Don't negotiate," instructs Leonard Sax in his 2016 book "The …

Parenting

10 Things to Understand About Using Grandparents for Child Care

If you're lucky enough to have your child's grandparents living nearby, chances are you've already used them for child care. But whether it is for …

My patients teach me that marriage can mitigate suffering or multiply it | Ranjana Srivastava

'Are you married?' is one of those essential questions every medical student is taught to ask<p>An 85-year old woman is ambivalent about having cancer surgery and I ask the surgeon what her goal might be.<p>“Her goal?” he asks, rather nonplussed. “Isn’t everyone’s goal to live longer?”<p>As it turns out, …

Medicine

How much screen time is too much? Here are the limits 10 tech executives set for their kids

Before having kids, tech entrepreneur Nirav Tolia spent hours online each day catching up on his favorite sports teams, doing research, or scrolling through social media.<p>Now the father of three young sons, Tolia, the co-founder and chief executive of neighborhood-based social network Nextdoor, goes …

Rethinking Smart Cities From The Ground Up

<b>This report tells the stories of cities around the world - from Beijing to Amsterdam, and from London to Jakarta - that are addressing urban</b> …

Sample List of Household Rules for the Entire Family

If you're like most parents, you may struggle to list your household rules off the top off your head. Although you know what behavior is acceptable …

The 5-Second Parenting Hack I Use to Diffuse a Tantrum Just As It's About to Happen

In my three and a half short years as a parent, I've tried nearly every tack to stop those arms-flailing, legs-kicking fits of pint-sized rage known as toddler tantrums. I've reprimanded my child, I've tried reasoning with her, I've put her in time-out, I've pretended she didn't exist (a fun one to …

The future is African — and the United States is not prepared

<i>Salih Booker is the executive director of the Center for International Policy. Ari Rickman is a research fellow at the Center.</i><p>Beginning in 2035, the number of young people reaching working age in Africa will exceed that of the rest of the world combined, and will continue every year for the rest of …

Human Rights

I Always Say 'Yes' When My Daughter Asks to Be Picked Up—Here's Why

My daughter is almost too big for that—which is why I hold her as tightly as I can right now.<p>It's early morning. My 8-year-old daughter, Clara, and I are downstairs while the rest of the house sleeps. This is our time. Like her daddy, Clara is an early riser. She often creeps down the stairs before …

Here’s What These Major Religions Believe About the Afterlife

At some point, everyone wants to know what happens when you die. Dozens of worldwide religions answer this question with their own unique …

Why 14 is the riskiest age for a teenager

The most dangerous age is 14.<p>If you know any teenagers this might not come as a surprise, but research has confirmed that risk-taking peaks during …

What Kind Of Parent Are You: Carpenter Or Gardener?

There are two kinds of parents in modern America, says Alison Gopnik in her recent book, The Gardener and the Carpenter.<p><b>About 'How To Raise A Human'</b><p>Does raising kids have to be stressful? Is it really dangerous for babies to sleep with mom? Do chores have to be a fight? Over the next month, NPR …

Parenting

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Legendary Football Coach Nails It With 1 Brilliant Sentence

A profound quote decades old, it's even more applicable in today's social economy.<p>A few days ago, I was listening to a Higher Purpose podcast where the host, Kevin Monroe, asked his guest JeffHarmon, a leadership coach and author of <i>The Anatomy of a Principled Leader</i>, about the challenges of using …

Leadership

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're …

Leadership

Bill and Melinda Gates Just Wrote an Extraordinary Annual Letter That Teaches Us 7 Powerful Leadership Lessons

In their phenomenal Annual Letter released yesterday, Bill and Melinda Gates take us to leadership school.<p>A decade ago, Bill and Melinda Gates began writing about their enormous philanthropic efforts impacting the world, which they highlight in their annual letter.<p>They just released their 10th …

Leadership

Harvard Researchers Say There Are 2 Types of Managers (Which One Are You?)

"What type of boss do you want to be?" is a loaded question—communication style, personality type, and long-term vision for the business all shape …

6 Ways Truly Effective Leaders Deliver Feedback

Stay focused. Listen carefully. Be compassionate.<p>I'll never forget one of the first courses I took at Wharton, where I was studying for my MBA many years ago. It was a course on leadership taught by Professor Stewart Friedman, founding director of the Wharton Leadership Program, and author of …

workimprovement

By Doing Something No One Expected, Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Taught a Brilliant Leadership Lesson

How do you motivate a team that doesn't have anything to prove? Warriors head coach Steve Kerr just showed us.<p>As the leader of a team, what would you do if you felt you were losing control? That your team members were no longer responding to your efforts?<p>That's the situation Golden State Warriors …

Basketball