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Google Spent a Decade Researching What Makes a Great Boss. They Came Up With These 10 Things

Google's spent the last 10 years studying the habits of effective managers. You can learn a lot from their conclusions.<p><i>"People leave managers, not companies."</i><p>We've all heard it. Many of us have experienced it. But what makes people want to leave a manager in the first place? And if you happen to …

Leadership

Want to Deliver Unforgettable Presentations? Use the 30-Second Rule

The secret to making a great presentation is winning over your audience in the first 30 seconds (and keeping their interest through the last 30 seconds).<p>No matter who's in your audience, or where and when you deliver it, the secret to making a great presentation is capturing your audience's …

Infographics

The Future of Education - MIT Technology Review

Sanjay Sarma of MIT speaks on the science of learning, and his views on how higher education will need to evolve to prepare students for the era of …

How Can You Really Tell Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Ask This 1 Simple Question

The answer is an eye-opener.<p>Have you ever thought about the essence of true leadership? How exactly do you define it?<p>Better yet, how do you simply become a good leader in your office or business -- enough so that your employees, peers, and customers will respect you?<p>The answer comes down to a …

Work from Home

The GDP myth: The planet's measure for economic growth is deeply flawed and outdated

Just as it has every three months for the past six decades, next week the Australian Bureau of Statistics will unleash a torrent of numbers that make …

Teaching's far from a 9-to-3:30 job: Here's what our day really entails

It's fairly safe to say that right now teaching and education is in the spotlight. The tricky part about discussing school and education is that, …

Kamikatsu: The Japanese town working towards a zero-waste goal by 2020

If you think working out whether your rubbish should go into the recycling bin or not, spare a thought for the residents of the tiny Japanese town of …

The books you never read in high school, but should now

As kids, we don’t always read the books we’re assigned, especially in high school. Maybe you skipped over “Wuthering Heights,” “Of Mice and Men” or …

5 Ways to Invest in Yourself — The Concept of Compound Interest

“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” ―Dr. Stephen Covey<p>Having a “why” and purpose for …

Self-improvement

19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

Emotional Intelligence

How to read less news but be more informed, according to a futurist

You might think someone who gets paid to predict the future would be mad for gadgets and forever spouting off on social media. But you’d be wrong. Writer and futurist Richard Watson may teach London business students and Silicon Valley tech companies how to think about crafting tools for tomorrow, …

Social Media

When Should My Child Begin Music Lessons?

<i>Written by contributor Sarah Baldwin of Bella Luna Toys and Moon Child</i><p>As a Waldorf early childhood teacher, and the mother of two young musicians, I …

10 Business And Personal Tasks You Should List On Your Calendar

I can’t live without my calendar. It’s the primary tool that I rely on to remain organized and productive. In fact, I check my calendar every evening and morning to know what exactly is going on in my life.<p>Of course, there has to be a method to the madness. If you list every miniscule task onto …

Productivity

Want to Raise Kids With Great Empathy? Always Ask Them This One Simple Question

Asking your kids how you are doing as a parent makes them see that you want more than the facts.<p>"How am I doing as your dad?"<p>It's a question I didn't ask often enough.<p>Yet, it's an incredibly valuable question to ask, because to my kids it meant I was being vulnerable enough to ask for their …

Parenting

Former Facebook executive has sworn off social media because he doesn’t want to be “programmed”

While Facebook’s business is booming and the company continues to expand its tentacles to every corner of the internet, its early employees and investors are growing more and more vocal about the damage it has wrought among its users.<p>Former Facebook vice president of user growth Chamath …

Social Media

Kids are more anxious than they've ever been — and it's because of an all-too common parenting habit

Anxiety has become an epidemic, now eclipsing depression as the most common health disorder, particularly among younger people.<p>While several hypotheses exist which try to point blame for the increasingly common condition, Norwegian researchers have found that the overprotection of children may have …

Employees Trust Bosses Who Display Any of These 5 Successful Leadership Habits

Countless studies have confirmed that trust is the one human behavior you cannot afford not to have for your business to profit.<p>Tell me if you agree with this statement: For any human relationship to thrive, it has to be founded on trust.<p>If you agree, then know that it's really no different in the …

Employment

Dad Calms Down Upset Daughter With an Inspiring Pep Talk You'll Want to Try Out

When Randy Gaines's daughter became upset over something he said to her, he sat down the girl to explain emotions, healthy outlets for anger, and why it's best to let your feelings out rather than hold them in. Witnessing what his wife, Deceena, says was "one of the most powerful conversations in …

3 Unquestionable Behaviors Separating Great Leaders From Mere Bosses

What does it take to be a truly great leader? Ask yourself another, much more important question.<p>If you're in management, you've probably sat through a workshop or two or read plenty of books on how to lead others. For the most part, the focus is to change unwanted behaviors and the methods …

workimprovement

Your Answer to This 1 Question Shows How Open-Minded You Are (Or Aren't)

Self-made billionaire Ray Dalio says if you do this, it's like thinking in multiple dimensions.<p>You believe you're open to processing new information, and that's natural. Most people do. Fact is--and you know this from experience, too--lots of people are <i>not</i> that open to new information. They say …

Hedge Funds

Why this Hong Kong-born mother won't send her kids to selective schools

The usual teenage angst aside, Hong Kong-born Christina Ho thoroughly enjoyed her formative years spent at a selective high school for academic high …

The 1 Company Culture Rule 99% of People Are Afraid to Follow but Should

Company culture is created by following this simple rule.<p>I believe we are experiencing a massive shift in how companies think about company culture.<p>Go back a few years, and it was all about novelties to draw top talent: big screen televisions, open work spaces, Ping-pong tables and baristas on …

Leadership

Need to Memorize a Speech? Here's the Neuroscience Behind It (and 3 Apps to Help)

Fear is the mind-killer when it comes to memorization.<p>You've heard of "zero-effort" guides to memorization or tricks to streamline the memorization process.<p>But at the root of all of those quick hacks is the basic truth: There's no substitution for practice and rehearsal. Rote memorization is a …

Public Speaking

Support for standardised tests boils down to beliefs about who benefits from it

<i>Since it was introduced in the 1800s, standardised testing in Australian schools has attracted controversy and divided opinion. In this series, we</i> …

Pedagogy

Science: If You Want Your Kids to Succeed, Teach Them These Skills

Our kids are not learning the essential skills they need to succeed, says new research.<p>Today I was at my kids' school for the annual parent-teacher conferences. Since my kids are at school during the day, and I'm at work --and given the few scraps of information they tend to share with me about …

skills

NBA players explain why they are going vegan and vegetarian

Some players have sworn off eating animals and animal products. These are their stories.<p>As more information becomes available about the food athletes are putting in their bodies, a lifestyle trend appears to be taking the NBA by storm: veganism.<p>That’s right, players are throwing out the beef and …

Basketball

These 3 Job Interview Mistakes Are Keeping You From Getting Hired

These avoidable mistakes could get in the way of you getting hired for your dream job.<p><i>Has your career stalled? Bust out of the mid-career slump.</i><p>Out of all of the applicants for the job listing, you have made it through to the interview. This is your time to shine. You want this job and your …

Employment

Billionaire CEO Sara Blakely Says These 7 Words Are the Best Career Advice She Ever Got

Sometimes the simplest things are the most profound.<p>Sara Blakely founded Spanx in her late 20s. The company made $4 million in sales in its first year and $10 million in its second year. In 2012, <i>Forbes</i> named Blakely the youngest self-made woman billionaire in the world.<p>She is clearly massively …

Dining Rooms

7 Tips For Teaching Smaller Classes

Is it better to have a smaller class? When I told other teachers that I had a class of less