Teagan Ward

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Lead True By Living Your Values

Many years ago on a consulting assignment in Great Britain I met a man who worked for Scotland Yard, the law enforcement agency responsible for policing most of London. He was a renowned expert in counterfeit currency. Not just British currency, but currency from many other countries.<p><b>Watch on</b> …

It's Not Just Business, It's Personal: How Love Can Create a More Successful Company

Love is the surprising emotion that leaders can no longer afford to ignore.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever sat around a conference room table and thought, “Wow, these people look so unhappy?" I know I have too many times to count. Usually, it was obvious …

Why Being a Mentor Isn't Actually About What You Think

You can dish out advice to anyone. But to be a good mentor, you need to learn to listen first.<p>Question and answer is my favorite format, whether I'm doing a speaking engagement or my YouTube show, <i>#AskGaryVee</i>, with my community. I can always discuss business or shifting consumer behavior in general, …

The Best Gift You Can Give Underperforming Employees

For some employees, firing them might be the best gift you could give them.<p>Anytime someone gets fired, everyone loses. Of course, the person getting fired feels the worst of all. But let's not overlook that good leaders hate to let people go. I have had to terminate multiple people over my career …

5 Books That Will Improve Your Communication Skills

Improve Your Communication Skills: Five Books You Need to Read<p>No matter what your profession or passion, for many of us, the way we …

Communication Skills

9 Bad Manager Mistakes That Make Good People Quit

If you want your best people to stay, you need to think carefully about how you treat them.<p>It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about—few things are as costly and disruptive as good people …

NASA astronauts lose key piece of ISS shield, and now it’s floating free in space

By Amy B Wang<p>Amy B Wang<p>General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>NASA astronauts on a spacewalk Thursday accidentally lost a fabric shield needed for the International Space Station — a minor setback in what was otherwise a record-setting mission for one of the …

Space Exploration

See the Crescent City in a New Light

Joan Griswold’s new exhibition of paintings evokes the spirit of New Orleans<p>Light has always captivated the artist <b>Joan Griswold</b>. For forty years, her solo painting exhibitions have shown her fascination with the way it shines through a window onto a stack of books or bathes a pair of tomatoes in …

New EPA documents reveal even deeper proposed cuts to staff and programs

By Juliet Eilperin ,<p>Juliet Eilperin<p>Reporter covering national affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Chris Mooney and<p>Chris Mooney<p>Reporter covering climate change, energy and the environment.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Steven Mufson<p>Steven Mufson<p>Reporter covering energy and other financial matters<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The …

EPA

How to Deal with a Chronically Indecisive Boss

Managers who can’t seem to pick a course of action — or who constantly change their minds – can be maddening. You’re left spinning your wheels, or abruptly switching directions, and your team’s credibility across the organization is likely to suffer. So how can you help a wishy-washy boss make …

Why You Should Make Time for Self-Reflection (Even If You Hate Doing It)

When people find out I’m an executive coach, they often ask who my toughest clients are. Inexperienced leaders? Senior leaders who think they know everything? Leaders who bully and belittle others? Leaders who shirk responsibility?<p>The answer is none of the above. The hardest leaders to coach are …

Nazis were actual meth heads and history makes so much more sense

Ever wondered what a powerful country in the midst of a meth epidemic might look like under fascist leadership?<p>Turns out there's precedent, and it's …

World History

If the EPA doesn't believe in science, what is it good for?

What's left when the Environmental Protection Agency throws facts out the window?<p><i>Note: This is part four of a four-part series about the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agency, its policies, and the science that underpins those regulations have been under scrutiny in recent</i> …

What Are Your Employees Thinking? A Ridiculously Simple Way to Find Out

Great managers sometimes lose their best employees. Usually it's inevitable.<p>The reason people leave isn't always black and white.<p>Sometimes employees leave because they've simply gone as far as they can within your company. Sometimes they want better pay. Or sometimes they just want to try something …

Employment

The reason you don't get along with all of your coworkers comes down to 4 different office personalities

But if the reason you can't stand your teammate is because she's always brusque in meetings, whereas you'd rather take an extra few minutes to make sure you understand everything, we've got some potential solutions.<p>An article in The Harvard Business Review, by Suzanne M. Johnson Vickberg and Kim …

10 Simple Ways to Develop Leadership Skills in Your Children

Leaders are made, they are not born.<p>Every child has the potential to be a leader. Some may have more traits associated with leadership, but any child's leadership ability, at whatever level, can be groomed and nurtured.<p>Here are some simple things parents (and grandparents, teachers, coaches, aunts, …

What the Best Mentors Do

Mentorship comes in many flavors. It doesn’t always work unless leaders bear in mind a few common principles.<p>Over the past three years, as part of my forthcoming book, I’ve been researching how leaders can better judge and develop their talent in light of a changing, more purpose-driven, more …

5 research-backed secrets for making friends as an adult

When you were a kid it was a lot easier. In college you almost had to be trying not to make friends. But then you're an adult.<p>You get busy with work. Your friends get busy with work. People get married. Have kids. And pretty soon being "close" means a text message twice a year.<p>You're not alone … …

Monet glimpsed through his own words, demons and all

The artist has been the shadow behind his paintings. A new film reveals a genius stalked by debt<p>The words are those of a man at the end of his tether. “I must have undoubtedly been born under an unlucky star. I’ve just been turned out without even a shirt on my back from the inn in which I was …

Art

lesha limonov's sleep masks depict eyes from iconic masterpieces

<b>as part of the international rijksstudio award 2017,</b> <b>belarusian graphic designer lesha limonov unveils his sleep masks with eyes of iconic</b> …

Hidden Figures: Meet the Black Female Math Geniuses Who Helped Win the Space Race

Genius

Glowing bike path in Dutch town is like a moving Van Gogh painting

Studio Roosegaarde installed this 3,000-foot bike path to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Vincent Van Gogh's death.<p>The aim is to bridge art and …

12 new What Works Cities join program on path to open data

Today, the What Works Cities initiative (WWC) and its partners announced that 12 new cities would be joining the program. WWC helps local governments …

Used shipping container turned into tiny home for two

Shipping container homes are usually a love them or hate them kind of deal. Fans point out that they offer a potentially sustainable and inexpensive …

Government must share its data to give Australia a competitive advantage

State and federal governments hold, create and collect vast amounts of data with huge potential to drive growth and innovation – if they open it up<p>This century is already witnessing extraordinary transformation fuelled by rapid technological change and the availability of massive data and …

What Would Happen if the EPA Stopped Working Altogether?

Scott Pruitt, Trump's pick to head the EPA, pretty much hates the EPA. What if he decides to shut the whole thing down?<p>Last week, Donald Trump, America's climate change–doubting president-elect, picked Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, another climate change skeptic, to run the Environmental …

The intriguing mystery of The Goldfinch

A 362-year-old painting of a tiny bird has become one of the most popular of its time. But will we ever know what The Goldfinch means? Alastair Sooke takes a closer look.<p>On the face of it, it couldn’t be simpler: a small, charming painting, on a wooden panel, depicting a goldfinch perched on its …

Art

The Best New Maps, According to Cartographers

All Over the Map<p>The new Atlas of Design is a collection of beautiful, innovative, and unusual modern maps.<p>From charts of UFO sightings in the United States to surveys of bear population density in Finland to a 3-D visualization of where London’s airport employees live, a new collection of maps …

Open Data Holds Promise for Reducing Traffic Accidents

Open data, or data that’s free and available to the public, is increasingly being used by different U.S. government sectors to promote transparency …

USDOT

Animation Recreates 18th Century Paris With Authentic Sights And Sounds

While most recreations of historical scopes focus on the visuals, this particular reconstruction puts forth the audio-visual ambit. The fascinating …

Audio-visual