Elizabeth Austin

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4 Things Your New Hire Training Is Missing

Well-trained employees are happy and productive employees. Plus, they will eat, sleep, and breathe your company if you ask them to.<p>I know. Employee training isn't cheap. But I also know that the positive impacts are worth every penny.<p>Well-trained employees are happy, engaged, productive--and they …

Employee Engagement

3 Types of Employees Your Business Needs

Not every leader can be both a brilliant visionary and an efficient strategist. That's what a team is for.<p>Entrepreneurs are used to obsessing over ROI. But R. Michael Rose, speaking to Inc.'s Leadership Forum on Tuesday, asked business owners to think instead, about ROE: return on energy.<p>Rose, the …

Leadership

Why the Best Leaders Are Vulnerable

Even though people think vulnerability is weakness, in reality, it's the courage to show up and be seen.<p>Vulnerability does not sound like the sort of topic that would get a bunch of entrepreneurs cheering. But that’s exactly what happened when Brene Brown addressed <i>Inc.’</i>s Leadership Forum on Tuesday.<p>…

Information Security

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 …

Read This Before Our Next Meeting

A few weeks ago I picked up a free copy of <b>Read This Before Our Next Meeting</b> by Al Pittampalli. It offers an interesting twist on the strategy for …

The dangerous ethics behind Google’s transparency claims

In an open letter to the attorney general and FBI chief, Google displays privilege, problems behind “don’t be evil”<p>Natasha Lennard<p>June 11, 2013 10:44pm (UTC)<p>Google CEO Eric Schmidt said this in 2009: "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the …

The Real Value Of Zagging, While Others Zig

What one company’s winning adventures in Wi-Fi reveal about beating the herd.<p>Disruptive strategies begin with the courage to zag where others zig. If your competitors are all starting to turn left, you look right. It is actually not that hard to do. It takes no brilliant foresight. It does not …

The De-Machoing of Great Leadership

Are you an autocrat like Jack Welch or a nurturer like Tony Hsieh? Here's how leadership has evolved over the last 30 years.<p>There are no bright lines between leadership eras.<p>Very broadly speaking, the long-dominant model of autocratic leadership became less popular in the 1980s, influenced by, …

Leadership

Jacob Barnett, 14-Year-Old With Asperger's Syndrome, May Be Smarter Than Einstein

When Jacob Barnett was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism. Doctors told his parents that the boy would likely never talk or read and would probably be forever unable to independently manage basic daily activities like tying his shoe laces.<p>But they were sorely, …

Untouched For The Last Billion Years, Water In Canadian Mine Holds Ingredients For Life

Scientists may have discovered the oldest free-flowing source of isolated water ever known.<p>Scientists digging around roughly one-and-a-half miles below the Earth's surface in an Ontario mine may have just discovered the oldest free-flowing source of isolated, untouched water ever known. Though they …

Chris Hadfield's photographs of Earth from space – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/13/chris-hadfield-space-in-pictures<p>720<p>During his five months in space onboard the International …

Cloning technique produces human stem cells for the first time

Researchers say they have finally managed to use cloning technology to make human embryos and grow stem cells from them in the hopes of making perfectly matched grow-your-own tissue transplants.<p>They used a human egg cell and parts of a human skin cell to grow a very early human embryo, then …