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Half Of Recent College Grads Work Jobs That Don't Require A Degree: Report

New research released Monday says nearly half of the nation’s recent college graduates work jobs that don’t require a degree.<p>The report, from the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, concludes that while college-educated Americans are less likely to collect unemployment, many of the …

Two Secrets to Staff Motivation

How do you motivate your staff?<p>Professional pep rallies? Cash incentives? Promising to shave your head if staff meet their growth goals?<p>No, no, and …

Rethinking the Work of Leadership

In 1973, Peter Drucker stated in his book Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices, “Management is not culture-free, that is, part of the world of nature. It is a social function. It is, therefore, both socially accountable and culturally embedded.”<p>Some thirteen years later, Tom Peters …

The Art and Science of Teaching: Planning through UDL

Here's the audio of this blog:<br>* The following reflections are inspired from chapter 4 of "The Universally Designed Classroom" by Rose, Meyer and …

Who's Your Monkey- Making Leadership Simple

<b>Who's Your Monkey? Making Leadership Simple</b> <b></b><p><b>As a leader, you know that learning and developing is key.</b><p>So join us at Who is Your Monkey where this …

Networking

Seven Super Strategies for Success Over Stress - Educational Leadership

The challenges of teaching are daunting. Besides guiding your students through the curriculum, your role may require you to be a psychologist, social …

Happiness

Leadership in higher education: 14 pieces of food for thought

• <b>Know the difference between effective leadership and good management.</b> Management is about working within the boundaries of the status quo, whereas …

How CEOs Stay So Productive

Even the bigwigs get tempted by the latest cat video. They just figured out how to kick the habit with some simple mind hacks and easy-to-use apps.<p><i>“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”</i>-–Paul J. …

Connect, Then Lead

<b>Is it better to be loved or feared?</b><p>Niccolò Machiavelli pondered that timeless conundrum 500 years ago and hedged his bets. “It may be answered that one should wish to be both,” he acknowledged, “but because it is difficult to unite them in one person, it is much safer to be feared than loved.”<p>Now …

Leadership in higher education: this much we (don't yet) know

Leading higher education is tough. That much people can agree on. The Inspiring Leaders category of the Guardian University Awards, sponsored by the …

The Leadership Hall of Fame

We have spent a year looking at the most influential business books and authors. Here is a complete syllabus for an education in being a leader. Which are your favorites? And which leadership classics did we miss?<p>• David Allen, <i>Getting Things Done</i><p>“How Bad Plans And “Good Ideas” Ruin Meetings“<p>• …

Farming and Agriculture Vocabulary for ESL Students

Here is a list of farming and agriculture vocabulary for the industry. It's not a complete list of all the words you'll need to work in this …

Farming

Declining bee populations may lead to significant agricultural losses in U.S.

Nearly one-third of bee colonies perished last winter. A new study suggests the sudden decline in the population could take a big economic toll on …

Agricultural workers from Ukraine may be needed in future, May told

The home secretary, Theresa May, has been warned that she needs to consider bringing in more eastern European workers from countries such as Ukraine …

BRA Proposes New Urban Agriculture Rules

The recently released draft document sets standards in Boston for bee- and hen-keeping, composting, rooftop farms and other activities.<p>After more …

Urban Agriculture

AGCO Prepares Youth for Careers in Agriculture

<b>AGCO Prepares Youth for Careers in Agriculture</b><p><b>Sponsors IFAMA World Forum and Symposium</b><p>DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AGCO, Your Agriculture Company …

Tanzania's agriculture revolution: land grabs or a welcome business boom? | Jessica Hatcher

Mawalima Yamba, 62, shared her husband with another woman. As the second wife she didn't stand to inherit much. When her husband became terminally …

US Department of Agriculture probes Oregon Monsanto GM wheat mystery

It is a mystery that could cost the American farmer billions: how rogue genetically modified wheat plants turned up on a farmer's field in Oregon.<p>The …

Agriculture and manufacturing offer opportunities for African trade

African countries should emulate Asian models of regional development that encompass industrial policy and investment in infrastructure to boost …

Monsanto drops request to grow GM crops in EU

US agricultural and chemical giant Monsanto has said it intended to drop its requests to grow new genetically modified crops in the European Union and would focus instead on securing approval to import GM foods grown in the US and elsewhere.<p>Monsanto Co said on Wednesday it will withdraw all pending …

Agriculture

Leadership Is More than Interpersonal Skills

Most of the 89,000 leadership books offered on Amazon.com focus on traditional interpersonal leadership: the relationships between leaders and followers. Interpersonal leadership sets up an expectation that leaders must be in dialog or at least in view of their followers. Yet this style of …

Can You Really Improve Your Emotional Intelligence?

Who wouldn’t want a higher level of emotional intelligence? Studies have shown that a high emotional quotient (or EQ) boosts career success, entrepreneurial potential, leadership talent, health, relationship satisfaction, humor, and happiness. It is also the best antidote to work stress and it …

7 Habits of Highly Effective Social Leaders

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Daniel Kraft, NewsGator. Daniel Kraft, NewsGator<p>Leaders that ignore the Social Business Revolution will be replaced. If you …

The Four Questions Great Leaders Ask

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers</i>.”<p>—Voltaire<p>Ever notice how great leaders ask the best questions?<p>A masterful leader will sit Yoda-like in a meeting, listening intently to the dialogue and then, with Zen Master timing, ask a question that will change the tenor, the focus and the …