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Research Discovered That Asking These 17 Questions Will Instantly Reveal What Workers Think of Their Manager

What exactly makes employees feel enthusiastic and committed to their work? Science has the answer.<p>In what's quickly becoming a top handbook for guiding leaders to improve the human condition in the workplace, author and researcher Anne Brafford is blazing a trail.<p>Brafford, a former high-powered …

Employment

Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious

<i>“If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”</i> —Albert Einstein<p>In June 2018, a time when “Agile at Scale” is emblazoned on the front cover of Harvard Business Review, the management journal with quasi-papal status, the era when managers could confidently ridicule agile management …

Innovation

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

Employment

Tracing the roots of Araki’s obsession with the erotic image

Dubbed Japan’s most-controversial photographer, Nobuyoshi Araki has, for nearly half a century, pushed the boundaries of respectability to near-buckling point – and beyond.<p>A new retrospective exhibition co-curated by Maggie Mustard and Mark Snyder at New York’s Museum of Sex celebrates the …

To Build Connection on Your Team, Skip Icebreakers and Talk About Photography

Imagine looking at a photo of a single shoe on the sidewalk, or two people embracing, or a person walking alone into a cemetery. All these images instantly ignite emotions and associations — without a written or spoken word. And because the reaction is physiological, it happens in seconds.<p>As a …

Completing this 30-minute exercise makes teams less anxious and more productive

• <b>My style</b>• <b><br>What I value</b> • <b><br>What I don’t have patience for</b>• <b><br>How to best communicate with me</b>• <b><br>How to help me</b>• <b><br>What people misunderstand about me</b>

Communicate

Something very interesting happened on the Senate steps Monday night

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> On Monday night, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Georgia Rep. John Lewis walked from the House side of the US Capitol to the steps in front of the Senate. There, with Booker live-streaming on his Facebook page, they started talking about the health care bill the Senate is …

Democratic Party

Queen Elizabeth forced to miss Christmas Day church service with 'heavy cold'

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Queen Elizabeth did not attend church on Christmas Day, Buckingham Palace announced Sunday after confirming she is recovering from a "heavy cold."<p>"The Queen continues to recover from a heavy cold and will stay indoors to assist with her recovery," Buckingham Palace said in a …

Bottling Up Emotions Doesn’t Work, but Neither Does Brooding. Here’s a Different Approach. | Heleo

“How we deal with our inner world—our thoughts, our emotions, our stories—can drive everything.”<p><b>Gretchen Rubin</b> is the <i>New York Times</i> #1 bestselling …

Happiness

Smithsonian Expert Fills in the Missing Science Behind the Movie “Sully”

It’s a story many know: US Airways flight 1549 left LaGuardia airport on a chilly afternoon on January 15, 2009. Moments after lift off, a flock of …

Lace Your Dress Shoes with Style

An illustrated how-to guide to our favorite lace ups<p>Trendy, stylish, sophisticated or cool, there's more than one way to lace a shoe. Find a pattern …

Sewing

Body Drawings Capture the Worst of "The Mondays" | Monday Insta Illustrator

The worst parts of you will relate to Benedikt Notter's eerie illustrations.<p>Jealousy, laziness, yearning—the feelings we struggle against every day are rendered with eerie accuracy in Swiss illustrator Benedikt Notter's Instagram feed. The worst emotions you can have on this hamster wheel we call …

Science Says What You Wear Largely Affects How You Think And Behave

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

Exercise

Trying To Change, Or Changing The Subject? How Feedback Gets Derailed

Pour yourself a cup of tea, turn your (right) ear toward your speakers and take a listen to the very first episode of the Hidden Brain podcast. We're talking a lot about feedback. First, we'll hear from author Sheila Heen about a common communication problem that pops up in many relationships.<p>Then, …

Social Sciences

Why Do We Want To Squeeze Cute Things?

Studying how adorable animals can turn us aggressive<p>Seeing something cute actually does bring out aggression in us, according to a paper presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology's annual meeting in New Orleans last Friday.<p>Researchers found 109 people to look at pictures of animals …

Why Slack could be the future of conferences

How a social app broke out at Portland's XOXO Festival<p>We go to conferences to meet people, whether for business or personal reasons, and yet often I meet far fewer than I hope to. Inside a crowded convention space, things can turn cliquish in a hurry. Come lunch time, I’m right back to being the …

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

Public Speaking

Matthew Weiner Reveals Exactly What Happened at the End of Mad Men

All your insane fan theories can be put to rest now.<p>At the very end of the series finale of <i>Mad Men</i>, we see Don Draper meditating at a California retreat, and slightly smile. The last thing we see on screen is an iconic 1971 Coca-Cola ad, with a chorus of people singing "I'd Like to Teach the World …

Rikki Tikki Just Retro Ceramic Tableware

Danish brand Rikki Tikki has launched a handmade and hand-decorated line of ceramic tableware called Just. The series is made with retro slash …

Famous Inventions Showcased in Stylish Vintage Blueprints

If you're intrigued by how things are made, then Oliver Gal Artist Co.'s recreated vintage blueprints are a treat. The collective of artists scoured patents of old products and designed them into stylish and educational prints meant to hang on your wall. Some of the inventions include things as …

Inventions