Lennox Huang

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TED Talk's Head of Conferences Reveals the Secret to Giving a Better Presentation, Every Time

Cultivate your own storytelling technique to create an engrossing talk for any audience.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Storytelling is a tradition as old as humanity itself. Stories unify us, drawing us out of our world and into that of someone else. We tell …

Public Speaking

This is how to deal with passive aggressive people

We’ve all dealt with it. The subtle manipulations. Always angling to get what they want, but still looking like a little angel. Making you feel like …

Self-help

Donald Trump Made Justice Kennedy an Offer He Couldn’t Refuse

Behind the scenes, the president worked for months to assure Kennedy his legacy would be in good hands. “I think the Gorsuch nomination had a huge impact,” one law professor said.<p>The left was stunned by the announcement that Justice <b>Anthony Kennedy,</b> one of the decisive swing votes on the Supreme …

Donald Trump

The Leader’s Calendar

In the lexicon of management, the CEO is the epitome of leadership. Yet surprisingly little is known about this unique role. While CEOs are the ultimate power in their companies, they face challenges and constraints that few others recognize.<p>Running a large global company is an exceedingly complex …

Management

Century-Old Decisions That Impact Children Every Day

Alexandra Lange's interest in school design started in her childhood, when she read <i>Little House on the Prairie,</i> with its indelible depiction of Laura's one-room schoolhouse in Wisconsin.<p>Today, she's an architecture and design critic. Her new book, <i>The Design of Childhood,</i> considers the physical …

Education

GM Has a 2 Word Dress Code and It's Actually Brilliant

It used to be 10 pages. Now it's just two words. Here's why they made the change.<p>This story is about three things: dress codes, leadership and common sense.<p>It's about a $62 billion company with roots going back 100 years--the kind of giant, legacy organization you might think would get bogged down …

Leadership

The Curse of an Open Floor Plan

A flowing, connected interior—once a fringe experiment of American architectural modernism—has become ubiquitous, and beloved. But it promises a liberation from housework that remains a fantasy.<p>For some American families, one kitchen is apparently not enough. What is wrong with having just one …

A New Harvard Study Reveals The Truth Behind Amazon's Purchase of Whole Foods (And Why Store Shelves Are Shockingly Empty)

Employees crying, empty store shelves, and irate customers do not sound like the Whole Foods we know and love. Welcome to the new normal -- at least for now.<p>Whole Foods has enjoyed an incredible history of success. Their co-founder and CEO, John Mackey, is an evangelist for "conscious capitalism" …

Harvard Business School

In health care, do the people in power reflect the people they serve?

WIth the current emphasis on patient-centred care, one would expect hospital boards in Ontario—and those of the LHINs—to look like the communities …

Dealing with work stress by living a healthier home life

Michelle Gielan and Shawn Achor are happiness researchers, and they are married. But that doesn't mean they are happy all the time. In a recent period of particular stress for him, she wondered what long-term, sustainable solutions they could implement to keep stress in check for both of …

The 3 Things That Make Organizations More Prone to Sexual Harassment

Nothing's foolproof, but there are research-proven changes companies could make.<p>In the weeks since Roy Price resigned as the head of Amazon Studios amid sexual-harassment allegations, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos has made no public comments on the matter.* Bezos’ silence continues a pattern of inaction …

Can We Please Stop Talking About Generations as if They Are a Thing?

Millennials are not all narcissists and boomers are not inherently selfish. The research on generations is flawed.<p>We spend a lot of time debating the …

Good luck leaving your Uber driver less than five stars

Have you ever given an Uber driver five stars who didn’t deserve it? If you’ve ever taken any ride-hailing service, the answer is probably yes.<p>Uber asks riders to give their drivers a rating of one to five stars at the end of each trip. But very few people make use of this full scale. That’s …

Transportation

Want to Raise Creative Kids? Science Says Do This With Their Toys (but Most Parents Are Afraid to)

No, it's not just "throw the toys out," like my dad once pretended to do<p>When I was little, my dad once got annoyed at my brother for not cleaning his room. So he took all the toys, announced he was donating them to the Salvation Army--and drove around with them in the trunk of his car for a few …

Kids

The compelling case for being an ‘intentionally lazy’ parent

Last year, I was working with Charlie, a typical kid. He was a bright student, taking a few honors classes and scoring around the 90th percentile on standardized tests. He ran cross-country in the fall and played lacrosse in the spring. He had a group of close buddies that he hung out with most …

Middle School

Wild Gorilla Cuddles Its Newborn Baby in Rare Video

Gorilla babies are a rare sight, even for researchers who spend all day studying the apes.<p>Scientists in the Republic of the Congo rainforest captured rare footage of a newborn western lowland gorilla, just a week after it was born.<p>All day every day, WCS Congo researchers observe the gorillas in …

Wildlife

This is no room for error

What Could<p>Anything and everything, according to risk consultants.<p>Photography: Yoshihiro Makino<p>Illustrations: Zach Roszczewski<p>.<p>Most of us walk through life blind to the hazards around every corner. Little things, like an uneven sidewalk or an unsteady bookshelf, don’t usually register as potential …

The Gap Between The Science On Kids And Reading, And How It Is Taught

Mark Seidenberg is not the first researcher to reach the stunning conclusion that only a third of the nation's schoolchildren read at grade level. The reasons are numerous, but one that Seidenberg cites over and over again is this: The way kids are taught to read in school is disconnected from the …

Education

How to Go From a Good Idea to a Great Execution

Use this 7-step template to make it happen. Dr. Marshall Goldsmith did it.<p>Best selling author and executive coach,Dr. Marshall Goldsmith just announced his pay-it-forward project, 100 Coaches, where one hundred leaders agreed to teach others what they know. <i>For free</i>.<p>Goldsmith came up with the idea …

Exponential Finance Conference

Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies

Many strategy execution processes fail because the firm does not have something worth executing.<p>The strategy consultants come in, do their work, and document the new strategy in a PowerPoint presentation and a weighty report. Town hall meetings are organized, employees are told to change their …

Jeff Bezos explains the perfect way to make risky business decisions

Bezos was explaining how he goes about running the massive company Amazon has become — 341,000 employees — like a startup.<p>That's a concept he calls Day 1. The Day 1 mantra is so top of mind for him that the building he works in is named Day 1, "and when I moved buildings, I took the name with me," …

Parents 'control' their children in one of 2 ways — and only one leads to happier kids

A study from University College London found that people who perceived their parents as less psychologically controlling and more caring as they were growing up were likely to be happier and more satisfied as adults.<p>On the flip side, the people whose parents applied greater psychological control as …

How to Respond to an Offensive Comment at Work

Your colleague says something that immediately makes you feel uncomfortable. He thinks he’s just being funny, but the comment is inappropriate — maybe even offensive, sexist, or racist. What should you say or do if you find yourself in this situation? Is there a way to draw attention to the comment …

Emotional Intelligence

6-Year-Old Girls Already Have Gendered Beliefs About Intelligence

They’re more likely to avoid games meant for “really, really smart” children.<p>“There are lots of people at the place where I work, but there is one person who is really special. This person is really, really smart,” said Lin Bian. “This person figures out how to do things quickly and comes up with …

Gender

When Big Ideas Go Bad

• In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities<br>• Data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries<br>• Special …

Why Leadership Development Isn’t Developing Leaders

Too many business leaders today are out of touch with the employees they lead. Edelman estimates that one in three employees doesn’t trust their employer — despite the fact that billions are spent every year on leadership development. Part of the problem: Our primary method of developing leaders is …

The One Thing All Leaders Have in Common

There is an ever-growing list of executive coaches, authors and professors who claim to have the secret to turn anyone into a leader. They offer body language tips to make you appear authentic and credible. Communication skills so you’ll seem more likable. And personal habits to make you more …

Rethinking Child Discipline

In his new parenting book, the child psychologist Ross Greene outlines his environmentally focused method for remedying misbehavior.<p>Many adult assumptions and practices related to children take for granted that when kids misbehave, the reason is that they’re not sufficiently motivated to follow the …

Parenting

Are you a leader with compassion?

<i>This is part of a series looking at microskills – changes that employees can make to help improve their health and life at work and at home, and employers can make to improve the workplace. The Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell have created the Employee Recommended Workplace Award to honour</i> …