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This Email From a Chief Executive Is a Master Class in Emotional Intelligence

Short. Sweet. And majorly effective.<p>All companies say they value transparency and honesty. Most are lying.<p>A truly transparent company--one that encourages open and honest communication from all employees--is hard to find. Instead, in most organizations you'll find a complex web of office politics. …

Leadership

Bullying stems from the pursuit of status

The world of adults is sometimes very similar to the playground,” muses Toon Cillessen, professor of developmental psychology and director of …

Psychology

How Epic Games keeps Fortnite online for millions of players

<i>Fortnite</i> is an online phenomenon. The battle royale game, where 100 players are dropped into an arena and the last person standing wins, has amassed …

Gaming Industry

HOW THIS IS MONEY CAN HELP

Having video game leagues in the Olympics may seem like heresy to sports fans.<p>But with the Paris 2024 Olympic organisers said to be 'in deep talks' …

eSports

Five books to reinvigorate a love of teaching

When the joy of teaching has been buried under workload pressures, read one of these great books, says Stephanie Keenan

Teaching

Which comes first? School culture or top results?

High-performing schools tend to promote a culture of positivity in everything they do, say researchers at one thinktank

Idealism

Quality Assurance in FE: inappropriate cultures and the responsibilities of leadership | Society for Education and Training

Inappropriate cultures and the responsibilities of leadership<p>Dr Rob Smith<p>The use of reductive quality metrics in quality assurance (QA) in FE seems …

Students

Want to Keep Your Career on Track? Avoid These 7 Common Leadership Blind Spots

It's time to shed light on the leader's most common blind spots. We have enough to worry about with what we can see, let alone what we can't.<p>There are plenty of traps for leaders in today's workplace, whether it's unspoken rules that lead to a toxic culture, or behaviors that make Millennials want …

Leadership

Google Spent Years Studying Successful Teams. Here's the 1 Thing That Mattered Most

If you trust someone is looking after your best interests, you will do almost anything that person asks.<p><i>This column is an adapted excerpt from my new book,</i> EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence.<p>A few years ago, a research team at Google set out on a quest to figure out what …

Self-improvement

Esports: Inside the world of competitive gaming

Overwatch League

READY PLAYER ONE

Here is a featurette about the Motion Capture process for READY PLAYER ONE:The VFX are made by: <br>ILM (VFX Supervisors: Grady Cofer, Daniele Bigi and …

Steven Spielberg

The Five Golden Rules Of Communication

The ability to communicate information is one of the most powerful evolutionary advantages that humans have – if not the most powerful advantage – so why do we so often make a hash of it? The reality is that good communication is not an exact science – it is hard to achieve and the natural …

Communicate

Retain More Employees With Stay Interviews

Employees are quitting in droves, according to a recent <i>Wall Street Journal</i> article, backed up by hard data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employee retention is easier than recruiting, I argued in my article about reducing employee turnover. And a great technique for employee retention is the …

Employee Engagement

We must protect teachers from toxic school environments

I recently declared on social media: “There is a bullying epidemic in schools. Teachers scared to approach their bosses, scared to say they are …

Social Media

Milton: Students 'well-advised' to take T levels

The government has a “duty” to press ahead with T levels despite the threat of a judicial review, Anne Milton has insisted.<p>In an exclusive interview …

Students

7 Things the Best Leaders Do to Get Business Back on Track During Hard Times | Inc.com

When the business is struggling, most business owners I know feel like anything but a leader. They start second-guessing their own vision, and are prone to making snap decisions suggested by someone else, in lieu of their carefully crafted processes and metrics.<p>Entrepreneurs who can keep their cool …

Entrepreneurship

The 20/60/20 Rule: How to Handle Misaligned Employees

Trying to win over 100 percent of your team is a fool's mission.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter how effectively we communicate and execute change in our company, some team members just won't accept and adapt to that change as fast as others. What we sometimes …

Leadership

Want to Succeed? Here's Why You Need to Only Focus on 3 Things at a Time

You must consider whether something is a distraction or an opportunity.<p>Not long ago, I had dinner with a promising entrepreneur. We discussed his startup, and I offered plenty of advice.<p>I hope he chooses to follow one particular suggestion: ruthless prioritization.<p>No matter who you are, you can't …

Time Management

You’re never too young to become digitally creative (sponsored)

Learning can take place in many forms, but one of the most effective methods is to learn through making. Rather than just being a “bolt-on” to more …

Nintendo Labo

Marvel: The off-screen heroes bringing fantasy worlds to life

<b>With Avengers: Infinity War having taken $2bn (£1.5bn) at the box office, Marvel's superhero films continue to dominate the cinema landscape. But just how do the comic book characters make the transition to the big screen?</b><p>It is now 10 years since Iron Man rocketed his way into cinemas, with Robert …

Comics

An 8-Year Study Reveals the Key to a High-Performing Culture--and 8 Ways to Build It

Build trust and fuel organizational performance by focusing on these 8 components.<p>You can invest in the latest technology, lean out processes, and add as many extra employee incentives as you want. However, if you're going to motivate your workforce and create a high-performing organization, then …

Employee Engagement

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

Want to Keep Your Best Employees From Quitting? Stop Doing the 7 Things the Worst Bosses Often Do

These toxic management behaviors can disengage employees and tear down organizations.<p>In my research examining the leadership literature for nearly 20 years, I've ascertained that leadership in its purest and most unadulterated form comes down to one overarching theme: serving the needs of people so …

Employment

The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …

Another timely reminder to pass this on to anyone new to esports. (including mainstream publications covering esports now). https://t.co/o6xBXpJD3k

JURASSIC WORLD - FALLEN KINGDOM: David Vickery (Overall VFX Supervisor), Alex Wuttke (Visual Effects Supervisor) & Jance Rubinchik (Animation Supervisor) - Industrial Light & Magic

<i>In 2013, David Vickery explained the work of DNEG on FAST & FURIOUS 6. He then worked on JUPITER ASCENDING and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION. He</i> …

Low-level disruption: 6 ways to stop the rot

The following could be mind-bogglingly obvious to many readers but I present here strategies I’ve used over the years to combat that most frustrating …

It's time to rethink the classroom space (sponsored article)

The blackboard may have been replaced by an interactive whiteboard, but classrooms today still look pretty similar to those of 50 years ago – rows of …