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DR Congo to shun its own donor conference in Geneva

<b>The Democratic Republic of Congo says it will not attend a donor conference in Geneva next month, complaining the country is being given "a bad image".</b><p>The meeting aims to raise nearly $1.7bn (£1.2bn) for what the UN has described as a catastrophic humanitarian crisis.<p>Acting Prime Minister Jose …

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Suge Knight, Katt Williams arrested in paparazzi camera theft case

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and comedian Micah "Katt" Williams were arrested Wednesday, accused of stealing a photographer's camera last month.<p>The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said each man was charged with one count of robbery. The alleged incident, involving a …

Leading Role Models

This series shines a spotlight on 12 people who achieved success the "right way" -- with heart.<p>Several years ago, I ran into an unusual situation with a consulting client. One of my colleagues suggested that I bounce my ideas off Frank Sonnenberg.<p>After I introduced myself, we spent an hour on the …

The Difference Between Positive Feedback Versus Praise

According to leadership expert, John Baldoni, the best ways to demonstrate that you truly put people first at your business is to:<p>Deliver intrinsic …

Three Things First-Time Leaders Should Know

The number one problem first-time leaders face is failing to understand that leading requires entirely different strengths than does doing or managing. We’ve all experienced first-time managers who come in with guns blazing. They think they can be successful by doing more of what they were doing …

Essential Rules Of Paying For College

For parents of a high school senior, the day that the last college application is turned in can feel like the day peace is restored in the household: no more nagging to finish those essays, no more anxiety over standardized tests, and best of all, no more frantic 11th-hour proofreading before a …

Great Leaders See, Say, and Do

Whether they involve politics, business, sports, education, science, or any other field of endeavor, the key headlines of 2014 will no doubt focus on leadership. And the defining moments won’t be about position or title. They will be about what real leaders see, say, and do. After all, clear …

How To Perform At Your Peak Every Day: 10 Tips For Working Smarter In 2014

<i>This is the first in a two-part story on how to manage your mental energy to do your best work. Click here for the second article, “7 Types of Experience Your Brain Needs To Function At Its Best.”</i><p>It’s a common scenario for many of us.<p>You start the day with an idea of what you want to work on and …

A Meeting Leadership Secret That Will Save You Time and Frustration - Lead Change

Chaos<p>It was a mess.<p>The World Wide Widgets leadership team had gathered to decide how to use surplus funds.<p>After the President shared a few of her …

Management

Accountability: If It Is To Be, It’s Up To Me - Lolly Daskal | Leadership

When things get messed up—and they do—some people respond with lying, denying or minimizing their own responsibility.<p>Leaders know that to be …

Five things to remember about Brady vs. Manning

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will play one another for the 15th time, the fourth time in postseason, in the AFC championship game Sunday between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos.<p>There’s a great deal of blather and hype about this matchup, but remember these things as you put on a grandpa …

5 top tips for using Chromebooks

Want to get more out of using a Chromebook? I've got help. Check out these top five tips for getting more out of yours.<p><b>Take and edit screen shots</b><p>Ever …

Google

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

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19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

You have to do the hard things. The things that no one else is doing. The things that scare you. The things that make you wonder how much longer you can hold on.<p>Those are the things that define you. Those are the things that make the difference between living a life of mediocrity or outrageous …

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