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How A Cleaning Lady Inspired Awesome Leadership

In an interview with Adam Bryant of the <i>New York Times</i>, Charles Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger shared a lesson he learned in college during a business strategy final exam. Bettinger needed to ace the test so he could graduate with a 4.0. He spent hours reviewing formulas and case studies. On the day of …

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To Change Someone’s Mind, Stop Talking and Listen

Samar Minallah Khan, the feminist Pakistani anthropologist and filmmaker, was enraged. Local tribal leaders were trading little girls as compensation …

How to Be an Inspiring Leader

When employees aren’t just engaged, but inspired, that’s when organizations see real breakthroughs. Inspired employees are themselves far more productive and, in turn, inspire those around them to strive for greater heights.<p>Our research shows that while anyone can become an inspiring leader …

Great Teams Are About Personalities, Not Just Skills

At the start of 2016 Google announced that it had discovered the secret ingredients for the perfect team. After years of analyzing interviews and data from more than 100 teams, it found that the drivers of effective team performance are the group’s average level of emotional intelligence and a high …

What the Best Change Leaders Know, and Why They’re So Hard to Copy

Of all the lessons I’ve learned about innovation and change, one stands above the rest: There is no such thing as an average or old-fashioned business, just average or old-fashioned ways to do business. The thrill of breakthrough creativity doesn’t just belong to upstart companies with the most …

Great CEOs See the Importance of Being Understood

No one who listens to Alan Mulally describe Ford’s remarkable turnaround escapes his rendition of <i>One Ford</i>, <i>One Team</i>, and <i>Working Together</i>. “Those are more than just words,” he passionately declared. Ford employees were expected to carry their CEO’s “one-ness” message with them on laminated …

Why I Sold The White Sox And Bought The Chicago Cubs

Since buying Alco Packaging with his father in 1988 at the age of 27 and re-titling it under the family name, Andrew Berlin has grown the firm’s sales from $69 million to $1 billion.<p>More recently, the Chicago businessman sold his shares in the city’s White Sox baseball team, and in February 2015 he …

7 Things to Say When a Conversation Turns Negative

Every person is at least 75% responsible for how others treat them. Our verbal and nonverbal actions limit or expand the options of others. For example, if someone asks, “How are you?” as he or she walks by, you know better than to turn around and walk with them in order to provide an extensive …

5 Ways To Build A High-Performance Team

Have you ever been part of a great team at work? A team where you loved to come to work every morning, a team that charged you up with energy, and a team that encouraged you to accomplish goals you thought were impossible. On this team you felt a great sense of belonging and believed that others …

Alcohol-fuelled violence: protesters demand end to city's 'draconian' lockout laws

"I don't go out in Newtown on Friday and Saturday nights any more because it's like an influx of people with a very angsty attitude and it's just …

8 Powerful Ways To Mold Your Children Into Leaders

We all want our children to become leaders.<p>Whether they spend the bulk of their days in the mailroom or the corner office, we want our children to grow to be courageous, passionate and authentic. We want their actions to inspire other people to be their best, to get more out of life than they ever …

Deal of the Week: Explore golf on one of the best of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes

Gull Lake in Central Minnesota is one of those places in-state visitors hope nobody ever hears about.<p>The Brainerd area has been a go-to summer vacation spot for the rest of the state for nearly 100 years. Gull Lake's 38 miles of shoreline are lined with a dozen resorts and hotels of various sizes. …

Even Pebble Beach uses temporary greens occasionally, in this case at 17th hole

It likely won't appease those with tee times at Pebble Beach Golf Links, but it is a necessary evil that the iconic 17th green (think Jack Nicklaus, 1972 U.S. Open and Tom Watson, 1982 U.S. Open) is closed for renovations, requiring play to a temporary green.<p>Greens tend to shrink over time, as has …

Football player jailed for killing Detroit referee with single punch

<b>An amateur footballer has been jailed for killing a referee with a single punch after he was booked in a Michigan United Soccer League match.</b><p>John Bieniewicz was about to show Bassel Saad a second yellow card and send the 37-year-old mechanic off when Saad knocked the official unconscious.<p>The …

The Art of Aggressive Social Sharing

At its foundation, social media is simple: if you share good stuff, people will reshare it, and you’ll get more interaction and more followers. Everything else is optimization (or delusion). This article (an edited excerpt from our new book) explains what it takes to create perfect posts that will …

Bottle babies: the devastation of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders

At 33, she can rattle off rules without understanding them. Because she is unable to comprehend an abstract concept like responsibility, she is happy …

Bus stop punch 'caused stroke'

A 49-year-old man who suffered a life changing stroke after he was punched in Morley earlier this year says he hopes someone can dob in his …

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The West Australian

Down, downVideoPerth’s cheapest homes plunge to mid-2000s pricesIf you bought your house in December 2014, you might have lost as much as $35,000.Kim …

Almost 500 arrested for anti-social behaviour in Queensland

“The vast majority of people just want to go out and have a good time and not interfere with anyone else’s good time,” he said.<p>“But we’re dealing …

Schools urged to promote 'character and resilience'

<b>Britain's schools must be "more than just exam factories", a cross-party parliamentary group says.</b><p>Its report argues that more importance should be given to the development of "character and resilience".<p>It says schools should make it part of their "core business" to nurture pupils' self-belief, …

Tony Abbott calls for states to get tougher on drunken violence

But the "truly insidious thing", he said, was "this rise of the disturbed individual who goes out not looking for a fight, but looking for a …

Violence in Sydney: Young men, alcohol and hot summer nights

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics crime victim survey indicates about six in every 100 Australian males aged between 15 and 24 were …

We must redouble our efforts against a culture of violence

In December 2005, the Cronulla riots took place and the story went around the world. What we have now in Sydney is more serious. In Cronulla no one …

Bully in the next bedroom - are we in denial about sibling aggression?

<b>Siblings routinely pick on one another, but when does bickering become bullying - and what can parents do about it?</b><p>Sibling relationships can be difficult, and never more so than in childhood. But society often regards the scrapping and squabbling, the play fighting and not-so-playful fighting as a …

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The Brain—and Soul—of Capitalism

In 1970 the economist and Nobel laureate Milton Friedman called corporate social responsibility “hypocritical window dressing,” saying that businesspeople inclined toward it “reveal a suicidal impulse.” How times have changed. Some executives still take a Friedmanesque view, but most accept social …

Bouncer wakes from coma after 19 days

''But the happiest sign was when he was facing mum with his eyes open and mum said, 'Fred, your baby Adam is here', and he moved his head and looked …

15 Inspiring Quotes From Nelson Mandela On Leadership, Change And Life

I just read a post here on Forbes from Glen Llopis about hope, and it inspired me to think about the human quality of hopefulness: what it is and why it’s important for us. I like this definition of hope from dictionary.com: <i>the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for</i> …

Say Hi To Oscar: The New Kid That May Change Health Insurance

<i>By Nicole Fisher and Scott Liebman</i><p>In five weeks from now, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act mandates the opening of health insurance exchanges around the country. At that time New Yorkers will be introduced to an innovative way of thinking about health care: Oscar. Three friends, and …