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How Royal DSM Is Improving Its Geographic and Gender Diversity

With the recent spate of firms in the news over sexual harassment allegations and charges of gender bias, it is obvious that an issue many in business had thought was “done” is instead far from finished. Fostering corporate cultures which make half your employees feel somewhere between unengaged …

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How to Become a More Well-Rounded Leader

For years, when I spoke with CEOs or senior leaders, it was because they were interested in how my consulting firm could help their employees become more engaged, or innovative, or sustainably high-performing. During the past year – and especially the past six months – I’ve been hearing a different …

Leadership

'Top politicians are no match for school leaders – they all lack leadership experience comparable to that of a headteacher'

Watching party leaders during a general election campaign and cabinet ministers in government, it's easy to conclude that school leaders would make a …

Britain faces headteacher crisis as new research reveals school leaders are leaving profession in droves

Britain faces a crisis in headteachers as new research reveals that poor Ofsted reports are causing school leaders to leave the profession in droves.<p>The vast array of lucrative career options available to former heads such as education consultants or chief executives of academy chains has also …

Tristram Hunt: 'With Brexit, our schools must be refocused on subjects such as art and design – instead, they're on the endangered list'

What should the role of museums be in an age of Brexit? At the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), we think it should be about supporting education so …

What the Best Mentors Do

Mentorship comes in many flavors. It doesn’t always work unless leaders bear in mind a few common principles.<p>Over the past three years, as part of my forthcoming book, I’ve been researching how leaders can better judge and develop their talent in light of a changing, more purpose-driven, more …

A New, More Rigorous Study Confirms: The More You Use Facebook, the Worse You Feel

The average Facebook user spends almost an hour on the site every day, according to data provided by the company last year. A Deloitte survey found that for many smartphone users, checking social media apps are the first thing they do in the morning – often before even getting out of bed. Of …

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Tesla's Musk to ring in 2017 with self-driving cars

Elon Musk has a holiday gift for those waiting patiently for self-driving features in new Teslas.<p>"Looks like we might be ready to rollout most of Autopilot functionality for HW2 towards the end of next week," Tesla's CEO tweeted Thursday night.<p>He's referring to new models built starting in October …

How smartphone light affects your brain and body

There's something incredibly powerful about the blue lights that the designers of our smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens have been able to create. The lights in these screens glow so bright that we can see them even during a sunny day. At night, they're bright enough that they've been compared …

Beyond The Bullet: Do Rubrics Corrupt Thinking?

There is no checklist in life that somehow spells out how to succeed. There is no step-by-step guide that, if followed correctly, leads a person to wealth or happiness. Yet in school, our over-use of standardized rubrics has possibly created that promise, and as a result, our students and their …

10 Ways to Build Team Classroom

<i>Empower Awesome Learning Every Day</i> We are team classroom. Learning can be a solo venture. It can also be a team sport. <i>(Thanks to Krissy Venosdale of</i> …

Coding on tape - computer science A-level 1970s style

<b>The chances of walking into a UK school without any computer equipment in today's world are practically zero.</b><p>But 45 years ago things were very different.<p>Staff at the AQA exam board have been trawling their archive and have found some early 1970s computer science papers, which highlight how much the …

How to Build a Strategic Narrative

It’s a common refrain in executive suites these days: “We need a new narrative.”<p>It’s not enough any more to say “we make widgets.” With changes happening so quickly from so many directions – competition, regulation, technology, talent, customer behavior – it’s easy for one’s story to become generic …

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2050 weather forecasts: why we need stories like this to tackle climate change

In her extraordinary book Flight Behaviour, novelist Barbara Kingsolver uses powerful visual metaphors brilliantly to bring the challenge of climate change into rude relief. The plot uses the disruption of the Monarch butterfly’s amazing trans-continental migration as a key twist to illustrate how …

Sainsbury’s store to be powered solely by food waste

A Sainsbury’s store in the West Midlands will be the first retail outlet in the UK to come off the National Grid and be powered by food waste alone in a groundbreaking project being unveiled on Monday.<p>Sainsbury’s and waste recycling company Biffa have been working on new technology to allow the …

What Mad Men Can Teach Us About Renewable Energy

I mentioned to a reporter the other day that I suspect the so-called "Climate Deniers" are not so much denying the science of climate change, but rather they are rejecting the message we've framed for them. Think about it -- when someone tells you "the sky is falling," your first reaction is …

11 Simple Inventions That Could Change The World

We have a tendency to lionize mankind's mind-bogglingly complex inventions. It's why we teach our children about the Alexander Graham Bells and Thomas Edisons of the world, and scour the Internet for every little iPhone rumor we can find.<p>But sometimes, it's the simple technologies that truly change …

Pupils 'addicted to tablet computers', teachers warn

<b>Young children can swipe a computer screen but do not have the fine motor skills to play with building blocks, teachers warn.</b><p>A teachers' conference heard how some pupils arrive in class tired and unable to concentrate after staying up late playing computer games.<p>Other children become withdrawn and …

Rising activist deaths are a symptom of our global environmental crisis

This week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirmed what 99.9% of those who work on environmental issues already knew: we need to change something pretty drastic if we want to avoid a rise in temperature of less than 2C.<p>The message is finally becoming clear: protecting the …

Why green milk bottle tops are not a green option

The tops on our milk bottles are changing colour – and the reason may surprise you<p>If you have a suspicion that supermarkets have been subtly changing the colours of milk bottle tops, then you are a more observant person that I am, and you are right. The green colour of the semi-skimmed milk bottle …

Climate Change Drying Out Southwest Now, With Worse To Come For A Third Of The Planet

Two new studies confirm that warming-driven climate change is <i>already</i> drying the U.S. Southwest and other parts of the globe. More worrisome, nearly a …

4 Ways to Make Your Brain Work Better

The New Yorker’s Maria Konnikova explains the science behind why we need to sleep more, waste less time on the internet, and stop multitasking.<p><b>By</b> …

5 Tips For Getting Started With Content Curation

A great way to make the most of your audience on the web is to participate in content curation. For those who don’t know, content curation is finding …

Should newspapers ban climate deniers like Reddit's science forum?

In addition to my career as a PhD chemist, I am one of a select few who enjoy the privilege of moderating content on reddit.com’s science forum. The science forum is a small part of reddit, but it nonetheless enjoys over 4 million subscribers. By comparison, that’s roughly twice the circulation of</i> …

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UK needs 'mega farms' to keep food prices down, say experts

Britain needs more "mega farms" housing hundreds or thousands of animals to keep food prices down and improve animal welfare, according to a group of influential farming experts.<p>Speaking at a conference organised by the Science Media Centre, Toby Mottram, professor at the Royal Agricultural …

The emissions gap on the App Store

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