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The Hobbit

• <b>Author:</b> J. R. R. Tolkien<p>Now a major motion picture<p>A great modern classic and the prelude to <i>THE LORD OF THE RINGS</i> Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and …

The CBBC Blog

© BBC<p>CBBC Office presenter Chris Johnson has announced that he is to leave at the start of September.<p>Chris, who is currently the lead continuity …

Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

• <b>Author:</b> Bonnie Bader<p>Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 25 when he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was soon organizing black people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights. Maintaining nonviolent and peaceful tactics even when …

I Am The Eggman

Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs

Intro<p>Last week I had my first taste of rhubarb and asparagus. For me those two tastes symbolize Spring more than the presence of Tulips or the gentle …

Here Are 25 Geeky Easter Eggs That Are Just Too Good To Hide

[via]<p>Easter is coming this weekend, which gives us a great reason to post pictures of geeky Easter eggs and gorge ourselves on solid chocolate bunnies. (But only solid chocolate bunnies. The hollow ones are still deceptive Cadbury temptresses.) This year’s gallery relies heavily on <i>Star Wars</i> Easter …

How to Dye Easter Eggs With Food

01 of 06<p>Shrek Potato<p>If you're reading this, it's probably that time of year again. When plain old hum-drum eggs turn pink and yellow and blue. …

Potato parties: the worst kids' food fad ever?

They call it a "potato party". Want to throw one? It isn't hard: head out to your local McDonald's and order a near-fatal amount of fries. Ditch the …

Workplace Culture Matters to Employees, Deloitte Survey Says | Inc.com

Since I'm an evangelist for the link between good company culture and strong business results, I'm always happy when I see data that helps validate the connection.<p>A recent 2012 report from Deloitte, "Culture in the Workplace," reveals some encouraging findings about workplace culture:<p>94% of …

Employee Engagement

NHS should follow John Lewis on employee engagement

The NHS has a story capable of inspiring staff but fails to take advantage of it, according to former John Lewis chairman Sir Stuart Hampson.<p>He told …

Taking employee engagement forward through match funding

The boundaries of a company's responsibilities to society are continually shifting as the corporate sector recognises it can no longer concentrate …

Why Trying To Manipulate Employee Motivation Always Backfires

You’ll be surprised at what can be accomplished when people are free of fear and find their motivation within, instead of being controlled by external carrots and sticks.<p>CEOs have two levers they pull on a regular basis to influence their organizations. The first lever adds to, or takes away from, …

Leadership

Nick Clegg proposes tax breaks on bonuses at employee-owned firms

Nick Clegg will propose tax breaks on bonuses handed out to staff in employee-owned firms as part of an attempt to boost what he calls the "John …

HR needs to remove the leadership pipeline to change its approach to talent management, says leading HR thinker

HR will continue to create "inflexible organisations" if it still persists on using a leadership pipeline, according to professor of coaching and …

Shaking up Yahoo is an effective change management strategy.

<b>Yahoo—that has struggled to come up with new ideas—is making a smart call.</b><p>Most studies of telecommuting focus on how working from home affects …

How Do You Change An Organizational Culture?

Changing an organization’s culture is one of the most difficult leadership challenges. That’s because an organization’s culture comprises an interlocking set of goals, roles, processes, values, communications practices, attitudes and assumptions.<p>The elements fit together as an mutually reinforcing …

Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail

Over the past decade, I have watched more than 100 companies try to remake themselves into significantly better competitors. They have included large organizations (Ford) and small ones (Landmark Communications), companies based in the United States (General Motors) and elsewhere (British Airways), …

Remember to use common sense when communicating change

This year's Third Sector and Birdsong Charity Pulse survey suggests that the third sector is experiencing the worst of times, with respondents …

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Successful change management requires a large commitment from executives and senior managers, whether the change is occurring in a department or in a …

Three Leadership Traits that Never Go Out of Style

When I was a kid, the children in our neighborhood would play in a nearby park every evening. Our undisputed leader was a boy barely a year older than I was, I think. He introduced the new kids to everyone, taught them the rules of games we played, and made sure no one felt left out. We also …

Climate change leadership: is a 15-year-old ahead of Apple and Yahoo?

A 15-year-old made headlines last week when 12,000 people signed her petition to keep climate change in the UK national curriculum.<p>For Esha Marwaha, …

Why Apple Has to Become More Open

This is an age of openness and transparency. Hierarchies and tyrants are so 20th century. So why is it that the most successful corporation on the planet in this new millennium has been a secretive hierarchy run by a (now-deceased) tyrant? It’s a question I couldn’t help asking Don Tapscott after …

Your Business Needs Insight, Not Just Pretty Pictures

In 2007, if you were a Starbucks shareholder and you opened your annual financial report, the first meaningful information you encountered was this:<p>And if you read the “narrative” annual report from that year, the first thing you saw was this:<p>Last year, if you were a Starbucks shareholder, you only …

Why Flexible Workplaces Are Good for Business | Inc.com

News that Yahoo will begin requiring employees to come to the office five days a week has sparked a heated debate over workplace flexibility. Now Best Buy has entered the fray, announcing this week that it would end its workplace flexibility program, known as the Results-Only Work Environment, or …

The Workplace