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People Who Say These 5 Words Have Very Low Emotional Intelligence

They mean the exact opposite of what you think. But only emotionally intelligent people understand why.<p>The words hit me like a hurricane: "I know how you feel."<p>They're right there on pages 80 and 81 of my colleague Justin Bariso's new book about emotional intelligence. They're simple words, and …

Emotional Intelligence

25 Cool and Useful Podcasts, Books and Other Resources for Entrepreneurs in 2018

Ever hear of Shopify's Business Name Generator? Or Rand Fishkin's new book, 'Lost and Founder'? Here are resources you need to know about.<p>10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A staggering 50 percent of all startups will fail within the first three years, according …

Mueller’s ‘witch hunt’ snags another witch

On Friday afternoon, the 24th and 25th shoes dropped on Paul Manafort.<p>Earlier this week, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III filed court documents alleging that Manafort and an unnamed individual had tried to tamper with a potential witness in the case. Then, a superseding indictment: Manafort …

Donald Trump

4 simple exercises to strengthen your attention and reduce distractibility

<i>Mengxin Li</i><p>Our attention gets hijacked by everything from the stress in our lives to the ding of our phones. Neuroscientist Amishi Jha shows how we …

Mindfulness

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, and the Preventable Tragedies of Suicide

The pattern of highly accomplished and successful people committing suicide is transfixing. It assures the rest of us that a life of accolades is not all that it’s cracked up to be and that achieving more will not make us happier. At the same time, it reveals the fact that no one is safe from …

Students are being prepared for jobs that no longer exist. Here's how that could change.

<i>Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series entitled Map to the Middle Class, which is being jointly published by NBCNews.com and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. The series will examine how schools can</i> …

College & University

How the new estate tax rules could reduce charitable giving by billions

Congress and the Trump administration scaled back the estate tax when they enacted the new tax law.<p>Although the government didn’t do away with this …

Google's Former Head of HR Looks for 1 Important Quality When Hiring

Look for an opportunity to showcase this skill in your next interview.<p>Laszlo Bock led Google's people resources team for more than a decade. He turned HR at Google into a science. This is the guy Google employees have to thank for on-site chefs and generous parental leave policies -- which vastly …

Employment

40 Life Lessons on Happiness That I Want My Daughter to Learn

If you had told me 10 years ago that I would create a company called Happier and dedicate my life to helping people realize their greatest potential by cultivating more joy and meaning and boosting their emotional immune systems, I wouldn't have believed you. I never expected that it would take me …

Happiness

Competency-Based Education: No More Semesters?

"I went to a four-year university." "That job requires a one-year certificate." "It's a two-semester course." "She's a fifth-year senior." What do these expressions have in common? They use time as the yardstick for higher education.<p>Essentially, this means measuring not how much you've learned, but …

Sheryl Sandberg Said This About Leadership And It Was Incredibly Insightful

In one quick sentence she showed the true meaning of powerful leadership.<p>Leaders need more than one good quality to make them a quality leader. Still, there are certain attributes that separate leaders and great leaders.<p>As we've seen throughout history, leadership takes many forms. In …

Leadership

Science Says This Technique Can Help You Raise Calmer, More Resilient Kids

This 2-step tool can bring them out of chaos and into confidence. It works for grownups, too.<p>My eighth grader is back to the books after a week of pneumonia-induced absence. With each missed school day came another layer of overwhelm at the thought of making up all that work.<p>He'd finish a coughing …

Mindfulness

7 Tools to Streamline Your Business Operations

Using the right tools, it's easier than ever to run your business.<p>When you're running your own business, every minute is valuable. You can't afford to waste any time. But with so much on your plate and limited hours in the day, how do you make sure everything gets done - and done right?<p>The success …

Small Business

How America's public schools keep kids in poverty | Kandice Sumner

Why the war on poverty failed — and what to do now

Last summer, Black Lives Matter presented an extensive platform of remedies for the crisis in black America. A time traveler from 1964, if given a printed-out copy of this platform, could have mistaken it as an archival document from the Johnson administration’s “war on poverty” — that is, jobs …

Social Issues

Even the Insured Often Can't Afford Their Medical Bills

The debate over the future of healthcare is obscuring a more pedestrian reality: Insurance may handle most costs, but many Americans still need to turn to charity for help when they get sick.<p>A chance trip to Long Island’s Adventureland amusement park just might have saved Cassidy McCarthy’s life. …

The Reformation, led by Luther, failed. Here's how we could finally reunite the Christian church

On Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses, a list of propositions aimed at problems in the Roman Catholic Church, to the door of the university church in Wittenberg, Germany. He wanted to start a theological debate. Instead, he started the Reformation.<p>As Luther’s teaching reverberated …

Fighting Poverty One Neighborhood at a Time

12 Oct 2017<p>A life dedicated to service is helping rebuild communities by addressing problems in housing, education, and health<p>by Deborah …

businessschoolblogs

Four Reasons Nonprofit Should Consider the Authentic Storytelling Method

<b>Four Reasons Nonprofit Should Consider the Authentic Storytelling Method</b><br>Guest Post by Lewis HaidtFor many nonprofits, taking the “right” photograph …

Mobile Fundraising Technology Company Gesture Helps Nonprofits Raise $500 Million

CHICAGO, Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Gesture, a Chicagoland mobile fundraising technology company, celebrates helping their nonprofit clients raise over $500 million through the use of mobile technology. The impact for nonprofit organizations who implement mobile fundraising techniques has been a …

Toys ‘R’ Us Might Be Dying, but Physical Retail Isn’t

The recent bankruptcy filing at Toys “R” Us has roiled the toy industry. Yet the struggles at the company are not new. The firm was taken private in a $6.6 billion leveraged private equity buyout in 2005, with the aim of turning the chain around, but the resulting debt has proved to be …

eCommerce

Without Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness Doesn’t Work

Mindfulness has become the corporate fad <i>du jour</i>, a practice widely touted as a fast-track to better leadership. But we suspect that not all the benefits laid at its feet actually belong there. Our research and analysis has revealed a complicated relationship between mindfulness and executive …

Emotional Intelligence

What should schools put first? Discipline or creativity?

<b>What type of schools do we want? Should it be about creativity and independent thinking? Or should it be about getting the basics right and taking a tough line on discipline?</b><p>Of course, these things are not mutually exclusive. Many people would probably want both.<p>But an international study from the …

The One Nutrient That Science Says Can Help Your Child Perform Better in School

It turns out there is one more reason to get your kids to eat more vegetables. In addition to being part of a healthy diet, they can also help them …

Nutrition

How to Start Your Own Business Using Any 1 of These 12 Marketing Skills

Do you want to start a small business? Are you looking for a great side hustle? Do you have marketing skills? If your answers are yes, read on.<p>Maybe you want to start a business. But maybe you don't want to quit your full-time job -- at least not yet. You're trying to find a side hustle, but you're …

Small Business

Here's the 4-question framework I used to make my 8-figure business a success

I created a simple four-question framework to help you.<p>It's what I've used to grow Sumo from $0 into an 8-figure business, and has been tested with thousands of customers in my Monthly1k program to start their own successful businesses.<p>Here are the four questions you should ask yourself.<p><b>1. What's</b> …

Why the U.S. needs an economic fair housing act

A new report lays out a stubborn barrier to equality and upward mobility<p>Anniversaries are great times to reflect. With the looming 50th anniversary of the landmark Fair Housing Act coming up next year, researcher and scholar Richard D. Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, decided …

Housing

If You Aren't Using Social Media This Way, You're Leaving Money on the Table

Building an audience organically is time-consuming and painful. Unless you use this hack.<p>Here's the thing that all the social media gurus always leave out of their pitch: building an audience is tedious, time-consuming, long term and definitely not free. The same marketers who say, "You can't build …

Social Media

Rewriting Jesus: A New Take on the Gospel of Matthew.

Earlier this year, Thomas Moore published The Book of Matthew: A New Translation with Commentary in which, as the title indicates, he reinterpreted …

How to Create a Stellar Social Media Marketing Plan for Under $100

Here are some ways to get the most value out of every penny.<p>11 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>How big is your social media budget?<p>I’ve heard of companies that spend millions on marketing and others who spend zero (we skew toward the zero side at Buffer).<p>Regardless of how much you …

Social Media