Chantelle Hollingsworth

1,161 Flips | 11 Magazines | 359 Likes | 1 Following | 10 Followers | @Skin2StemCells | My career focus as a biology teacher for grades 7th-12th grew out of a love for knowledge of how the world around us works and the firm belief that knowledge is for sharing.

Top Skills Any Leader Should Develop To Become A Better Negotiator

The skill of negotiation takes a bit of tact that not everyone possesses right out of the gate. Leaders who lack the ability to negotiate can find themselves losing deals or getting into a situation that they later regret. Fortunately, these skills can be learned.<p>Understanding what it takes to …

Leadership

5 signs that show you’re manager material

You might think that being a manager means having more control, but in fact, it’s the complete opposite.<p>You’re interested in stepping up into a management role with your current company, but there’s just one question that keeps nagging at you: Are you ready?<p>Sure, you’ve produced consistently great …

Leadership

The Importance of Listening in Leadership

A key element in the art of listening is to not be thinking about what you’re going to say while the other person is talking. Quieting your thoughts …

Leadership

5 Crucial Ways Leaders Can Galvanize Transformation

What you need to do to create focus, build energy and motivate your organization<p>You look around your organization and you get the feeling that people are way too relaxed. Yes, everyone is working hard, but they're stuck in a rut, doing things the same old way.<p>Meanwhile, all you need to do is glance …

Leadership

Is Poor Feedback Slowing Your Company's Growth?

The millennials entering the workforce have grown up on a steady diet of positive feedback—and many expect to continue to earn steady praise, promotions, and raises on the job. As a result, managers are feeling the pressure to be supportive. The problem is, positive feedback is only half of the …

Self-help

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

50 Percent of Leadership Transitions Fail. This Simple Plan Can Save You Millions

When you add a new executive to the team, a failure can be catastrophic. Focus on five things to maximize their likelihood of success.<p>Leadership transitions are tough to execute. Typically, you're managing the fallout from a previous leader's unsuccessful attempt to generate the desired result. …

Leadership

26 Powerful Questions Healthy Teams Ask Themselves To Stay Healthy

In the military, we conducted after action reviews (AARs) after every major training evolution and every mission (well, most of the time). They were all-inclusive, meaning that everybody who participated in the event was involved, ranging from the most junior to the most senior. Each after action …

Self-improvement

How Do You Know Someone Is a True Leader? The Litmus Test Comes Down to 1 Word

According to best-selling author and leadership expert Stephen M.R. Covey, this type of leadership stands in direct opposition to traditional positional leadership.<p>In the outstanding book <i>Servant Leadership in Action --</i> a collection ofessays by forty-four renowned servant leadership experts and …

Leadership

Want to Be a Better Boss? Read Any of the 8 Books the Smartest Leaders Have Already Read

This remarkable publishing company aims to change the world by putting out profoundly positive leadership bestsellers.<p>In the process of writing a manuscript for my first book publication, my literary agent and I are choosing publishers wisely. One promising publisher on my radar screen is …

Leadership

Do These Four Things To Be A Leader In The Nonprofit Sector

Some agencies resist change because they’re not comfortable doing something new, they’re uncertain of the outcome it will bring or they fear staff and stakeholder opposition.<p>As a consultant, I witness the effects of complacency on an organization’s ability to remain competitive, offer quality …

Leadership

In Leadership, Influence Is Not A Given

It’s amazing how many people believe that once they obtain a certain title or level of leadership, people will automatically respect and listen to them. They believe that with that title comes influence.<p>It would be nice if it were that easy, but unfortunately, it’s not. Leadership and influence are …

Leadership

Leading With Resiliency: Lessons From Seven Leaders

×<p>Some of the most sought-after business insights are also the most fundamental: Keep things in perspective, be transparent, and understand who you are. Regardless of how simple the elements of good leadership may sound, putting them into practice can be challenging, even for established …

Leadership

What Your Enneagram Type Says About Your Leadership Style

The Enneagram personality test is a transformative tool. While many assessments help people understand their strengths, the Enneagram takes it a step further. It’s a map of the human psyche, providing a deep understanding of human behavior.<p>The Enneagram is a system of nine personality types, …

Leadership

When People Take Pot Shots At Your Good Idea

You know what it’s like. You have a good idea but then somebody shoots it down. You anticipated you might get some resistance, but you’re not prepared for the pot shots at your brainchild.<p>Effective leaders—those who know how to advance an agenda—prepare for the inevitable resistance. They know what …

Leadership

Mentoring New Teachers - Develop Your Own Program

Principals play a key role in facilitating the work of experienced teachers who serve as mentors, including preparing them for the role. Veteran …

Mentoring

Scientists are building mini-brains to study the human mind

ur brains are among the most interesting specimens for scientists to study, but they’re also among the most difficult. A human brain is a nightmare …

Researchers Identify Tiny Area In Hippocampus That Could Be Responsible For Social Deficits

Despite many attempts to figure out its underlying mechanisms, schizophrenia remains one of the most poorly understood mental illnesses. Yet, a study …

Neurology Today

Official Brain & Life Home Page

News from the American Academy of Neurology<p>American Academy of NeurologyPhysically Fit Women Nearly 90 Percent Less Likely to Develop DementiaWomen …

University of California

The University of California Office of the President today (Jan. 14) launched a program to accelerate the development of promising Alzheimer’s disease research by UC scientists.<p>The goal of the UC Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative is to move research for potential treatments for the disorder …

Alzheimer's Disease

Waves, rings, and trails: The scenic landscape of axonal actin

• Allard, J., and<br>• A. Mogilner<p>. 2013. Traveling waves in actin dynamics and cell motility.Curr. Opin. Cell Biol. 25:107–115. doi:10.1016/j.ceb.2012.08.012<p>…

How quantum biology might explain life’s biggest questions

How does a robin know to fly south? The answer might be weirder than you think: Quantum physics may be involved. Jim Al-Khalili rounds up the …

Transcript of "You can grow new brain cells. Here's how"

Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we can help …

Medical Neuroscience

The science of craving

The stately stretch of New York Avenue, in Washington, DC, that runs between the White House and Mount Vernon Square is bookended by Starbucks. The …

The Neuroscience Of Musical Perception, Bass Guitars And Drake

In June of 2001 musician Peter Gabriel flew to Atlanta to make music with two apes. The jam went surprisingly well.<p>At each session Gabriel, a known dabbler in experimental music and a founding member of the band Genesis, would riff with a small group of musicians. The bonobos — one named …