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10 Must-Listen Podcasts for Every Social Change-Maker

We recently started producing our own podcast called On Leading Change hosted by +Acumen’s Director, Jo-Ann Tan. While we’re just dipping our toe in …

Social Entrepreneurship

ASEAN Connectivity And China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ – Analysis

The ASEAN Master Plan for Connectivity (AMPC) and China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative share striking similarities and parallels. Both envisage …

Is How You Deliver Feedback Doing More Harm than Good?

Feedback is key to improving performance. And yet when feedback sessions are poorly delivered, they harm employee engagement and productivity levels. A seminal meta-analysis suggested that although almost 70% of feedback recipients will perform above average, 30% of feedback interventions actually</i> …

Academic Research

How to Give Feedback to Someone Who Gets Crazy Defensive

How do you handle giving unfavorable feedback to someone who will surely take it badly – and I mean <i>really</i> badly? Think: shouting, tears, defensiveness, accusations, personal attacks, revising history, twisting words — pick your nightmare.<p>Consider the case of Melissa, who was the team leader on a …

Study Skills

Reward Your Best Teams, Not Just Star Players

Yes, there is an “I” in team. But it stands for <i>incentives</i>. Discussing teamwork without identifying its incentives is akin to debating effective diets while ignoring willpower: the most important ingredient may be missing. Whether working in teams, groups or as individuals, people respond to …

Management

Cool new ways to order your coffee this summer

Ah, the first cup of ice-cold coffee of the summer. It’s funny how those dripping plastic cups have come to signify the change of seasons, just as pumpkin or gingerbread lattes do come fall.<p>But if you’re getting a little bored with your standard-issue, plain-old coffee on ice, you’re not alone. …

Coffee
Business Strategy

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People | Inc.com

Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly successful people are able to get a lot more things done, and here are simple ways you can too.<p>1. They eliminate every …

Time Management

The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people, according to billionaire John Paul DeJoria

<i>Billionaire John Paul DeJoria talked to Gillian Zoe Segal as part of her new book Getting There: A Book of Mentors. Some of his best advice is below.</i><p><b>The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is that successful people do all the things unsuccessful people don't want to do.</b><p>Most …

Self-improvement

The Protein Shake That Helps You Build Muscle Faster | Men's Health

The latter is where most guys mess up, says Brian St. Pierre, M.S., R.D., C.S.C.S., sports dietitian and nutrition coach at Precision Nutrition. “A lot of guys just don’t realize just how much they have to eat if they’re trying to add lean mass,” he says.<p>Your move: Drink a daily super shake—a …

9 Ways 'Wasting Time' Can Boost Your Career

A 2014 survey from Salary.com said that 89 percent of workers waste at least some time at work each day. And although plenty of people would guess that young people would be the biggest time wasters, but actually, people 26-39 were the worst culprits.<p>Or should that be... the best?<p>What's interesting …

Time Management

Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Jane Goodall, Julia Child, Pablo Neruda, Marie Curie, E.E. Cummings, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Frida Kahlo, and more.<p>Margaret Mead extolled the value of “spiritual and mental ancestors” in how we form our identity — those people to whom we aren’t related but whose …

The Most Powerful Food Combinations

What's more fascinating, however, is that the evolution between eater and eaten might answer the long-held question about why humans live longer, healthier lives on traditional diets. As researchers work to unravel the complexities of the interactions of the foods we eat, try these combinations, …

Can You Lead - Or Do You Just Think You Can?

Have you ever met someone who convinced you they were really good at something – who seemed to know all about it, and could talk a great game — but then when they were put in a situation where they had to demonstrate their expertise…you found there was simply no “there” there.<p>It happens all the …

Self-awareness

2015 Digital Marketing Trends - #infographic

<i>This is a guest contribution from Julie Rasco.</i><p>Digital marketing has never stood still, and 2015 will be no exception. Here are some of the important …

Gain a Pound of Muscle Every Week

Here's your fix: Follow these 10 principles to pack on as much as a pound of size.<p><b>Maximize Muscle Building</b><br>The more protein your body stores—in a process called protein synthesis—the larger your muscles grow. But your body is constantly draining its protein reserves for other uses—making hormones, …

Bill Gates recommends you read this specific part of Warren Buffett's letter

In a tweet on Tuesday morning, Gates highlighted what he thought was the most important section of Buffett's latest letter to shareholders, the 50th edition of the widely circulated missive.<p>And Gates loves the history of Berkshire Hathaway.<p>Gates links readers to page 23 of Buffett's letter, where …

Bill Gates

10 Cardio Exercises That Will Burn More Calories Than Running | Men's Health

10 Cardio Exercises That Burn More Calories than Running<p>You don’t need to pound the pavement to incinerate fat<p>Thinkstock<p>We’re huge fans of running. It allows you to get a stress-reducing, endurance-boosting workout with just a pair of shoes and an open road.<p>It also burns calories, of course. At a …

The Grooming Successes and Failures of Actor Idris Elba

But even dashing guys like Elba always have a little room for grooming improvement. If we may make a few suggestions...<p><b>1.</b> At 42, Elba’s hair is naturally starting to thin. By keeping his hair cropped short, his receding hairline is much less noticeable.<p>If your hair is starting to thin on top and …

How to Generate Customer Insights Without Another Survey!

While surveys are useful at collecting information on customers and how they feel about certain interactions, products or services there are other …

Making the most of your Australian Working Holiday Visa

Fancy plenty of time to swim in the Australian surf, cuddle koalas, and gobble juicy barbequed prawns at night? By travelling to Australia on a 'working holiday' visa you can earn more dollars to fund travelling for longer and enjoy more of these iconic experiences. Our tips will help you avoid the …

Australia

The science behind the perfect cookie

It doesn't have to be trial and error. Learn how to manipulate ingredients to make the perfect cookie time and time again<p>Whether you like them soft and chewy, thin and crisp, oozing with melted chocolate, or thick and cakey, the perfect cookie remains an elusive beast that many have yet to …

Do You Have a Low Penis Self-Esteem?

Even men who aren't worried about their size are often deeply concerned that their dicks are ugly or weird, smelly or bad-tasting. Guys with foreskin sometimes feel like freaks; guys without it wonder if sex would be better with it.<p>Then there are the aesthetic anxieties about scars, curving, …

10 tips and tricks to get the most out of your new Chromecast

Advertisement<p>36 Comments<p>Credit: Robert Fruehauf/Shutterstock<p>Someone put a new Chromecast for you under the tree, or maybe you just bought one for …

The Mongolian Warrior Workout

Use this cutting-edge routine to build an unstoppable body<p>Mongol Warriors were perhaps the most feared and vicious warriors in the history of the world. Back in the 13th Century, they were literally unstoppable (as documented in trailer above for <i>Marco Polo</i>, the newest original series now streaming …

Workouts

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

Track Down

How to Improve Your Business Writing

You probably write on the job all the time: proposals to clients, memos to senior executives, a constant flow of emails to colleagues. But how can you ensure that your writing is as clear and effective as possible? How do you make your communications stand out?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Overworked …

A Manly Voice: How to Develop an Attractive Masculine Voice | The Art of Manliness

Have you ever listened to a recording of your voice and cringed?<p>Perhaps you were surprised about how nasally or high-pitched it was, or how hard you …