Angela Driver

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Why L&D is Failing Millennials and How to Improve It

Millennials are being critical of learning and development programs...but it's valid<p>The fast rise of Millennials into leadership positions is quickly exposing how irrelevant, antiquated, and inefficient many companies learning and development (L&D) programs are. Millennials have radically different …

Human Resources

Overcome the performance bias if you want to improve your team

However, there’s a problem I frequently observe when facilitating team offsite and workshops. Our obsession with top performers can backfire — …

Self-help

140 Outstanding Leadership Quotes From the Global Leadership Summit

These quotes from powerful founders and corporate leaders, best-selling authors, and world-class speakers sum up what true leadership is all about.<p>Last week I had the honor of attending this year's Global Leadership Summit. No small technological feat, the summit is broadcast in 725 locations …

Leadership

Why Do CEOs Fall for Dumb Management Fads?

Short answer: their brains are broken. For the long answer, you'll have to read the entire column.<p>Don't get me wrong. CEOs tend to be very smart.<p>They're adept and precise when dealing with financials. They have a natural ability to either inspire or manipulate (or both) the people who work for them …

CEOs

Are you a leader or a manager? Here’s the difference

Leaders inspire people, while managers have people who do work for them. Here’s how to figure out which you are, and how you can change.<p>If you have a management title, you may think of yourself as a leader. However, there are some stark differences between how leaders and managers motivate people …

Leadership

How Do You Know Someone Is a Top-Notch Leader? Look for These 4 Signs

If you're going to build a leadership team to change the world, start with these 4 attributes.<p>If you find yourself seeking to improve your leadership skills, remember this: Leadership is a journey, so enjoy the ride. And just when you think you've arrived at the top of the mountain, look up: You'll …

Charisma

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

Gold coast residents to receive FREE high-speed internet that's 100 times faster than the NBN - but there is a catch

More Australian households will have access to free high-speed internet said to be 100 times faster than the NBN - however, there is a slight …

Gold Coast

One of Fortnite's biggest players says he won't stream with women

One of the biggest names in video game streaming says he doesn't stream with female gamers in order to avoid rumours.<p>Ninja, or Tyler Blevins in real …

Gaming

The Stanford professor who pioneered praising kids for effort says we’ve totally missed the point

It is well known that telling a kid she is smart is wading into seriously dangerous territory.<p>Reams of research show that kids who are praised for being smart fixate on performance, shying away from taking risks and meeting potential failure. Kids who are praised for their efforts try harder and …

Self-improvement

Study: Men Remain Single Because Their Social Skills Have Not Evolved To Meet Today’s Standards

In the past, men did not have to acquire social skills to find a partner, but today they do, University of Nicosia study shows.<p>Men remain single …

Flirting

Three Surprising Lessons Hamilton Can Teach Us About Great Corporate Cultures

This week marks the third anniversary of <i>Hamilton: An American Musical’s</i> Broadway opening. It’s been a remarkable run. <i>Hamilton</i> now has productions in New York, Chicago, and London, with a traveling company that is touring the U.S., opening most nights to sold-out houses of diehard …

Leadership

Britain's richest person to leave UK for tax-free Monaco

Britain’s richest person is quitting the UK for Monaco – just two months after he was knighted by the Queen for “services to business and investment”.<p>Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the founder and chief executive of petrochemicals company Ineos and a high-profile Brexiter, is preparing to move to the tax-free …

Great Britain

MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga’s six lessons on leadership—as told to the IIM-A class of 2015

<i>Ajay Banga is the chief executive officer and president of MasterCard Inc. The Indian-born executive has studied at Delhi University and is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Ahmedabad (IIM-A), the country’s top business school.</i><p><i>Fifty four-year-old Banga began his career with Nestle in India as a</i> …

Leadership

11 photos of little kids with big dogs that will fill your heart with joy

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9 Realizations You Need to Have to Reach Your Full Potential

These nine realizations are important--maybe even necessary--if you want to unleash your full potential.<p>It's a sad truth that most of us never end up reaching our "full" potential. We have business ideas that we never follow through with, or we end up complacent at some point in our careers. While …

Self-improvement

Evolutionary Analysis of Male Reddit Users Attempts to Explain Singlehood

A Reddit user asked: "Guys, why are you single?" They answered in droves.<p>Societies around the world are increasingly full of singles. Marriage rates …

Relationships

11 texting pranks to play on your unsuspecting friends

Everyone has a phone on them, which means lucky for you, everyone is susceptible to a classic text message prank.<p>The art of pranking has seen a lot …

Text Messaging

#MeToo: 'Just the tip of the iceberg'

The local face of the #MeToo movement, Tracey Spicer, warns Corporate Australia has "only seen the tip of the iceberg" with more sexual scandals set …

Child Abuse

The vision splendid? A24 and its grassroots push for a new Australia

What would the Australia of your dreams look like? That was the question civil society groups, unions, welfare groups and Indigenous representatives asked themselves nearly three years ago.<p>Faced with competing world views of the US president, Donald Trump, One Nation, the Business Council of …

Australia

The active mindset: A sure way to avoid being bored with life

“I’m bored.” When’s the last time you said that? I bet not too long ago.<p>If you give me 4 minutes, I’ll tell you why that’s a bad sign.<p>In the past, I …

Self-improvement

The three levels of self-awareness you need to hit before you know yourself

Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.<p>The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry …

Self-help

Here’s a remedy for everything your work culture is “allergic” to

Every organization has its own ways of doing (and not doing) things. But workplace allergies can weaken a company’s health.<p>Every few days, or sometimes multiple times a day, a colleague or client of mine claims to be “allergic” to something at work. They’re not talking about peanuts or hay fever, …

Leadership

Controversial 'Trigger Warning' Study Elicits Worryingly Hasty Conclusions

"We have learned we should be very cautious after a first novel study."<p>The debate over trigger warnings on college campuses is polarizing. Advocates …

Psychology

Jeff Bezos’s $150 Billion Fortune Is a Policy Failure

Growing inequality in the United States shows that the game is rigged.<p>Last month, Bloomberg reported that Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and owner of the <i>Washington Post</i>, has accumulated a fortune worth $150 billion. That is the biggest nominal amount in modern history, and extraordinary any way …

Income Inequality

15 Traits of Unstoppable People

Unstoppable people keep their inner fires burning by developing the characteristics necessary to become successful.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unstoppable people are like warriors. They are always ready to take on the world. They are guided by a light from within, …

Self-improvement

How to Stop Saying “Um,” “Ah,” and “You Know”

Um.<p>Ah.<p>So.<p>You Know.<p>Like.<p>Right?<p>Well.<p>When we find ourselves rattled while speaking — whether we’re nervous, distracted, or at a loss for what comes next — it’s easy to lean on filler words. These may give us a moment to collect our thoughts before we press on, and in some cases, they may be useful …

Body Language

How to make your mark when you enter a team

For most of us, working on projects and deliverables by ourselves is becoming increasingly scarce. We are constantly joining existing teams, forming …

Leadership

6 writing mistakes leaders should never make

Books and articles on business leadership love to cover familiar ground: management, training, how to inspire your team and how to promote a winning …

Employment

Brain training app can improve levels of critical cognition-improving neurochemical

Over the last few years, a surge of brain-training apps have hit the market purported to do everything from improve memory to staving off the onset …

The Brain