Maya Corfield

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The Art of Self-Renewal: The Pioneering Social Scientist John Gardner on How to Keep Your Work and Your Spirit Alive Over the Long Run

In 1964, the prolific social science writer John W. Gardner published <b>Self-Renewal: The Individual and the Innovative Society</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a forgotten book of extraordinary prescience and warm wisdom, which rings even timelier today. It’s a must-read as much for entrepreneurs and leaders …

Saatchi Art

Still tied! Not surprisingly, both countries in the FIFA World Cup Final are also home to several talented artists. Check out our collections …

The Office Of The Future Could Be A Park

The cubicle is dead, but what’s next? Will the office of the future be a self-driving car? A city in itself? A cabin in the forest?<p>According to New York-based architecture firm Juhyunkim Architecture PC, the workplace of the future is a park. “To transform the workplace into more public and social …

The Workplace

Glide On Tram Tracks With Wooden Pallet Skateboard

Czech artist Tomáš Moravec has transformed a mere wooden pallet into a skateboard that sits right on the rails of the Bratislava, Slovakia, trolley system, letting him glide through the city freespiritedly. And the system couldn’t be simpler: It’s just four wheels screwed into the corners of the …

Furniture

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe – Free Background Illustrations

A free portrait illustration series of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe characters.<p>The team of creative studio MUTI has produced an illustrated …

Mobile Devices

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

Motivation

Saatchi Art

In what is becoming a new July tradition, production company Sextafeira Produções has installed an umbrella canopy over the streets of Portugal for …

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams on How Our Choices Shape the World, Animated

<i>“It is not necessary to accept the choices handed down to you by life as you know it,”</i> young Hunter S. Thompson wrote in his exquisite letter of advice to a friend. In fact, life — the world — only ever changes when we actively refuse to accept its givens and choose to build new alternatives. But …

Kafka on Books and What Reading Does for the Human Spirit

<i>“Reading is the work of the alert mind, is demanding, and under ideal conditions produces finally a sort of ecstasy,”</i> E.B. White wrote while contemplating the future of reading in 1951. Indeed, the question of why books matter and what reading does for the human spirit has occupied minds great and …

Finding the Balance Between Coaching and Managing

Ask 100 people if they have good common sense, and more than 95% will tell you they do. Ask them if they are good coaches, and almost as many will say yes. Executives we talk to assume that if they’re good managers, then being a good coach is like your shadow on a sunny day. It just naturally …

Can GM Make it Safe for Employees to Speak Up?

In early April, following the news of faulty ignition switches and recall of more than 6 million cars, GM CEO Mary Barra announced a “Speak Up for Safety” program. “GM must embrace a culture where safety and quality come first,” Barra said at a company town hall meeting. “GM employees should raise …

The Black Country, 1961 - a picture from the past

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Art & Photography

The 5 elements that enable expertise networks to flourish

Last week I gave a keynote at an internal conference of a large technology services firm that has recently acquired another firm. The conference …

The Inspiration Room.

Ice Bear. Grand Prize and Nature Winner.<br>Photo and caption by Paul Souders/National Geographic Photo Contest<br>A polar bear peers up from beneath the …

Predators by Maxim Shkret

Amanda Burden: How public spaces make cities work

Success, failure and the drive to keep creating | Elizabeth Gilbert

If You’re Feeling Unappreciated, Give Someone Else Credit

Harry is one of our most successful family business clients. A high school graduate, his first job was pouring concrete. Once he joined the family business, he showed a real gift for leadership. Strategically brilliant, disarmingly funny, a driven worker, and still grounded in his deep values, …

The Trouble with Leadership Theories

Several years ago a client of mine, Rob, fell in love with Jim Collins’s book <i>Good to Great</i>. Within a month he had given copies to everyone on his team. Soon after, language from the book made its way into Rob’s everyday speech.<p>One idea he especially loved was Level-5 leadership. “If we want to be …

3 Myths That Kill Strategic Planning

In its simplest form, strategic thinking is about deciding on which opportunities to focus your time, people, and money, and which opportunities to starve. One of history’s greatest strategic thinkers, Napoleon Bonaparte summed it up this way: “In order to concentrate superior strength in one …

The Seven Imperatives to Keeping Meetings on Track

There’s nothing more annoying than a meeting that goes on and on and on. As a manager, it’s your job to make sure people don’t go off on tangents or give endless speeches. But how can you keep people focused without being a taskmaster or squashing creativity?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>The good news is …

To Enhance Your Learning, Take a Few Minutes to Think About What You’ve Learned

Research participants who did an arithmetic brain-teaser and then reflected on their strategies for solving it went on to do <b>18% better</b> in a second round than their peers who hadn’t set aside time to reflect, according to Giada Di Stefano of HEC Paris, Francesca Gino and Gary Pisano of Harvard …

The Power of Dignity in the Workplace

Imagine that you’ve been working in your job for a while. You enjoy your work, know how to do it well, and take pride in the results you produce. And then one day things change. Perhaps a new boss is hired from the outside, who doesn’t talk to you or your colleagues in sufficient depth to …

This Weekly Meeting Took Up 300,000 Hours a Year

How much time does your organization squander? My colleagues and I gathered data about time use at one large company and found that people there spent <i>300,000 hours a year</i> just supporting the weekly executive committee meeting. Click the arrow below to find out where all those hours went:<p></p> …

Creative Photo Series Turns the Paris Metro Into a Literal Zoo

The metro in almost any city can be a metaphorical zoo at times. But the <i>Animetro</i> series by photographers Clarisse Rebotier and Thomas Subtil takes …