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Drawing is the best way to learn, even if you’re no Leonardo da Vinci

“I just can’t draw.” It’s a refrain most adults say when confronted with a blank piece of paper. Something happens in our teenage years that makes most of us shy away from drawing, fretting that our draftsmanship skills aren’t up to par, and leaving it to the “artists” among us.<p>Spartan Holiday<p>But …

Leonardo Da Vinci

The Four Ps Of Leadership

In today’s highly competitive and polarized environment, any movement or cause needs energetic and effective leaders. This is especially true in the social sector, which is chronically understaffed and under-capitalized. Therefore, truly successful and sustainable leaders need to combine the skills …

Harvard Business School

Three Competencies That Thought Leaders Demonstrate Exceptionally Well

Thought leadership is often viewed as synonymous with being a speaker or an author. While many speakers and authors are thought leaders, many are not. Thought leadership and professional speaking or writing are not one in the same. Michael Brenner, former head of strategy for NewsCred, informs on …

Thought Leadership

Research: To Get People to Embrace Change, Emphasize What Will Stay the Same

Common wisdom in management science and practice has it that to build support for a change project, visionary leadership is needed to outline what is wrong with the current situation. By explaining how the envisioned change will result in a better and more appealing future, leaders can overcome …

We’ve been structuring brainstorm sessions all wrong

The traditional framework for brainstorms involves identifying a problem, listing solutions within a set of parameters, and then choosing the best.<p>But research on creativity and innovation suggests that truly innovative solutions result not from searching for a “correct answer,” but from the …

These Free Online Courses From Google Will Boost Your Career No Matter What Business You're In

Google has a lot it wants to teach us. The search giant offers a massive number of online courses, many of them targeted to students or recent graduates through Grow with Google. Others will teach you programming languages or how to work with a specific technologies, or how to become an IT support …

Online Life

Pitch Deck Template: Exactly What To Include

What exactly do startup entrepreneurs need to include in a pitch deck that leads to a successful fundraising round?<p>Throwing together a dozen slides with a couple of bullet points in exchange for landing millions of dollars in startup capital may not sound that challenging. Yet, with thousands of …

Investing

If Your Sales Pitch Is Missing This Step, You May Miss Out on the Sale

Here's the one thing you can do to move beyond a quick sale and into a long-term partnership.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Throughout my career, I have been on both sides of the sales process, as a buyer and as a seller. As a buyer, I've observed that salespeople whom …

Establish Yourself as a Thought Leader in 3 Easy Steps

Clker-Free-Vector-Images / PixabayAs a savvy business owner, you’ve likely heard by now that a blog is one of the key ingredients to establishing …

10 things you should never say when making a presentation

Making a presentation at work can be scary. Some of us fear public speaking more than death. However, like many things in life, giving presentations …

The 5 levels of leadership

As Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup, once astutely noted, “Employees everywhere don’t necessarily hate the company or organization they work for as much as they do their boss. Employees—especially the stars—join a company and then quit their manager.”<p>But what makes a boss worth quitting …

The Strategic Role of Product Management when Development goes Agile

While software development teams have been moving toward agile methods for years, many product managers are only now becoming aware of it. An agile …

A Coffee-cup Designed for Everywhere and Everyday

Imagine a cup of coffee. Imagine its shape. A distinct form will come to mind. A cylindrical/tapering-cylindrical vessel, probably white in color, …

Storytelling With Data: How To Communicate Visually And Effectively

While we all know that data is key to telling an impactful story, few understand how to use these points to spin meaningful tales that will resonate …

Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates

You're reading Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

Freebies

5 Ways to Project Confidence in Front of an Audience

Employees, investors, and partners don’t just follow anyone — they follow leaders who have command of the business and command of the stage. Whether you’re presenting on an analyst call or speaking to your entire organization in a town hall meeting, you’re being judged on your confidence and …

Sprints: The secret technique to getting more done in less time

Work overload is a distraction. Many people struggle to find the willpower and energy to focus on what’s really important.<p>Starting today, reclaim …

Are You Emotionally Agile? Find Out Now [Infographic]

Have you noticed that life is moving at light speed and it’s only getting faster? Have you also noticed that people are more stressed out than ever?<p>That’s why emotional agility is essential. You need it to navigate turbulent times, you need it to keep your sense of humor, you need it to deal with …

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Your Personal Brand is One of Your Most Strategic Assets. Here's How to Make it Work for You.

Like all companies have cultures, everyone has a personal brand. Your level of brand intention will drive your reputation and your bottom line.<p>Think about the various audiences you have in your life: family, friends, co-workers, employees, customers, partners, investors, advisers. If they had to …

The Absolute Best Way to Show Your Employees That You Truly Appreciate Their Efforts

It's not about lavish gifts or even lavish compliments, it's all about sincere appreciation and perfect timing.<p>According to recognition expert Dr. Bob Nelson, you don't need to put out a lot of money to reward your employees. Group team building seminars or weekends away are not necessary to make …

Organize your life with Personal Kanban

<b>Tools that revolutionized manufacturing and are changing building also work for people.</b><p>Lean Design and Construction applies principles developed in …

Kanban

Impress Your Readers With These 4 Infographic Tools

Increase Your Online Reach With These Infographic ToolsVisual content is a must when it comes to standing out with your readers. Including a mix of …

Our Top 10 Tips to Create a Beautiful, Attention-Grabbing Report Design

Whether it’s for marketing, sales, clients, or accounting, every report is created to communicate valuable information. The best reports, however, …

Quick Core Workout Routine

For a quick workout that strengthens your core, try a simple routine of eight basic exercises. These are classic moves that have been used by …

Workouts

The 10 Words LinkedIn Says to Strike from Your Professional Profile

Being `passionate' doesn't make you unique.<p>Time to break out the thesaurus. LinkedIn today released its 2018 Top 10 Buzzwords in the U.S. Two of them -- "leadership" and "strategic" -- overlap with the 14 words that recruiters and I last month suggested avoiding on your LinkedIn profile.<p>The 10 …

PowerUp releases its phone-controlled paper airplane

Fold the tiny powered aircraft of your dreams.<p>PowerUp first previewed its smartphone-controlled paper airplane back in 2014, but now it's finally available to everyone. The startup has announced that a retail version of its Dart aircraft will ship in February, and is running a pre-order campaign …

Why Storytelling Is The Key To Success, And How To Tell Your Story

Ora Shtull and I recently interviewed branding pioneer Dr. David Aaker – a true innovator who is like royalty in the field of branding. Here are the highlights from our conversation.<p><b>William Arruda:</b> Tell us a little about your new book, <i>Creating Signature Stories.</i> Why now?<p><b>David Aaker:</b> People are not …

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

La Cañada House / Antonio Altarriba Comes

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house is located in a peaceful neighbourhood called La Cañada, Valencia. The plot is …