Warrior Monk

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World War I’s Iconic, Ironic Battle

One hundred years ago, on Feb. 21, 1916, 1,200 German artillery pieces began firing on French positions around Verdun, the ancient fortress town on the Meuse River in eastern France.<p>It was the middle of World War I , and the fighting all along the Western Front that ran between the Channel and the …

What Is The Universe Expanding Into?

One of the most spectacular discoveries of the 20th century was that the Universe itself was expanding. When Einstein put forth his general theory of relativity, he swiftly recognized that there was a consequence he was unhappy about: a Universe that was filled with matter in all directions would …

This drummer boy was 12 years old when he became a Civil War hero

At that point John Lincoln Clem became the youngest non-commissioned officer in U.S. history and a Civil War hero.<p>Born John Joseph Klem in 1851 to immigrant parents, he later changed his name to John Lincoln Clem out of admiration for Abraham Lincoln and because he thought "Clem" would appear more …

How the Mind Helps Heal the Body

In the last few weeks, I’ve been fascinated to read several interviews with medical writer Jo Marchant. For her new book, <i>Cure: A Journey Into The</i> …

Hearing a speech at a leadership conference led Brendan Moloney to found $4.2 million business Darlo

<b>Name:</b> Dr Brendan Moloney<p><b>Company:</b> Darlo<p><b>Based:</b> Melbourne<p>Academia is a key aspect of Dr Brendan Moloney’s life and business.<p>Moloney spent many years …

How a ‘Vision’ Can Make Sure Every Project Decision is the Right One

Managing a project can sometimes feel like your hiking up a mountain. To have a chance of making your way to the top, you’ll need to see where you’re …

Scientists Discover New Clues About How Running May Guard Against Cancer

Mice that ran on a wheel developed fewer tumors by a large margin.<p>If you had only 20 or 25 minutes to make yourself feel a bit less like a sack of wet flour, running is the only way to go. I say this anecdotally, but there's a Library of Babel's worth of "running is good, really good" data to back …

The Top Leadership Skill You're Not Using Enough | Inc.com

If you actually listen, it's amazing what you hear.<p>Don't think about the next thing you're going to say. Don't think about what you're having for lunch. Don't try to remember that funny thing you read on Twitter.<p>Listen.<p>I spent the morning yesterday at Hyper Island's annual Industry Forum, my second …

From Waking Up Early To Ditching Cover Letters: This Week’s Top Leadership Stories

This week’s top stories may help you wake up earlier, read more books, and stop writing cover letters.<p>This week we learned how to read more books each year, why cover letters may be obsolete, and how the mastermind behind Netflix’s culture became the victim of her own success.<p>These are the stories …

3 Powerful Leadership Lessons From Introverted CEOs | Inc.com

If you want scientific evidence to reassure you that introverts can make great leaders, there's plenty available. From their superior listening skills to deep expertise, quieter types in the C-suite have plenty of advantages, according to psychologists and leadership experts.<p>But sometimes anecdotes …

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How Leaderless Groups End Up with Leaders

HBR STAFF<p>We’ve always known that communication is an important leadership skill. But most leadership research and advice is centered on what leaders say and how they say it, not on the underlying neural processes that govern communication between people.<p>A new finding in brain science reveals a …

7 Smart Habits of Successful Leaders

Saying that Jim Collins knows a bit about business is like stating the Sphinx is just a cute kitty statue. Massive understatement. The best-selling …

Three New Realities in the Middle East for the Next American President

<b>LONDON</b>--There was a telling moment in last Saturday night's Republican presidential debate that says a lot about America's misadventures in the Middle East over the past 15 years. Donald Trump, the real estate developer and current front-runner who has done everything from calling for a ban on …

This Company Retains 95% of Its Employees — Here’s Its Secret

Location Labs is known for two things — its impressively low burn rate and its uncanny ability to retain brilliant employees for years and years. …

How to Really Customize Leadership Development

There is a question executives always ask early on, when they consult potential partners for their companies’ leadership development initiatives:<p>“Will it be customized?”<p>The answer, today, cannot be anything other than a resounding “Yes!” Because “customized” has become a synonym of “good” for …

5 Ways to Feel Like a Badass on Your Next Run

Let me start by saying that if you're running with any kind regularity, you're already a badass in my book. Running is hard. If you're struggling to <i>feel</i> like a badass out there, though, try these tips the next time you lace up your running shoes to reap the full emotional rewards of putting one …

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2 Ways to Improve Your Business Leadership Skills | Inc.com

This week began with Presidents Day, so it seems appropriate to reflect on the leadership qualities of two of our greatest Presidents--Washington and Lincoln--and what we as business leaders can learn from them.<p>A strong team is key to success, and Washington and Lincoln both showed the importance …

The thoughtLEADERS Blog: Leadership, Communication, Strategy

Posted on April 5, 2018 | No Comments<br>Categories: Business Toolkit, Entrepreneur, Leadership, Poll, Sales<p><b>Our reader poll today asks:</b> <b>Which is more</b> …

5 Hidden Signs That You’re Cut Out For Leadership

Common misconceptions about leadership keep talented would-be leaders on the sidelines.<p>There’s no clear-cut path to leadership, and plenty of entrepreneurs go through life plagued by doubts that they really aren’t cut out for leadership. By the same token, plenty of people with few managerial …

If Russia Is Supplying Weapons to Hezbollah — Watch Out

As its relationships with the United States, Europe and Turkey have deteriorated since its interventions in Ukraine and Syria, one country Moscow …

The One Factor That Should Never Define a Leader

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

A nervous Saudi Arabia just launched a massive military exercise

On February 14, the "Northern Thunder" military exercise began, involving troops from 20 countries.<p>Saudi Arabia's state news describes Northern Thunder as "the largest military exercise of its kind in terms of the number of participating countries and qualitative military equipment."<p>David Weinberg, …

LIBYA: 'Instead of having one security apparatus torturing people, now each militia has its own'

The uprising put an end to the regime of dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Since then, the country has descended into a state of persistent chaos with two separate governments struggling to find a way to work together.<p>Mattia Toaldo, a policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, told …

Russia denies S-300 delivery to Iran is scheduled this week

The ongoing back and forth surrounding Russia’s sale of advanced S-300 missile systems to Iran continued on Wednesday, as the Defense Ministry in …

British Air Force Fighters Intercept Russian Bombers Nearing U.K. Airspace

Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters were scrambled after receiving reports that Russian bombers were heading toward U.K. airspace.<p>The RAF aircraft intercepted two Russian Blackjack bombers, Tupolev TU-160 aircraft, near Scotland after being spotted near Norwegian, Danish and Icelandic fighters …