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Liberal Arts Majors Are the Future of the Tech Industry

Alexei Vella<p>College students who major in the humanities always get asked a certain question. They’re asked it so often—and by so many people—that it should come printed on their diplomas. That question, posed by friends, career counselors, and family, is “What are you planning to do with your …

Humanities

3 Things I Learned Filming “Is Genesis History?”

<i>This sponsored post is provided by Thomas Purifoy Jr on behalf of Is Genesis History. Today the full documentary releases on streaming, download, &</i> …

Theology

You Can Improve Your Default Response to Stress

One morning while anchoring <i>The Early Show</i> in New York, one of my coanchors got mixed up and tossed the show to me five minutes before I was slated to appear for my next segment, which was covering breaking news on political corruption in Washington. The teleprompter was cued to a different story, …

Self-help

Design Your Employee Experience as Thoughtfully as You Design Your Customer Experience

Improving customer experience is often a top business priority, but what about employee experience?<p>Temkin Group reports a correlation between employee engagement and success in customer experience. In its 2016 Employee Engagement Benchmark Study, the firm showed that companies that excel at …

Customer Experience

Why did a Catholic priest and a Hollywood actor make a religious retreat together?

Fr. James Martin talks to Aleteia about leading Andrew Garfield through the Ignatian spiritual exercises<p>As we wrote last week, actors Adam Driver and …

Staten Island

Leaders Who Get Change Right Know How to Listen

Organizational change comes at a cost. It requires people to sacrifice something they value, whether it’s time, money, responsibilities, control, status, comfort, or relationships. The more your change effort disrupts those things, the more people will resist or even rage against it.<p>That helps …

Management

11 Public Speaking Tips From the Best TED Talks Speakers | Inc.com

There's no question about it: TED Talks have raised the bar sky-high for what's considered a memorable and compelling business presentation.<p>That being said, there are a handful of TED Talks speakers so talented that they almost make the rest seem dull and uninspired.<p>What makes them so special and …

Public Speaking

3 Exercises For Building A Functional Kinetic Chain

<i>Run more efficiently by focusing on your transverse plane.</i><p>Since running is all about continuous forward motion, we often forget that certain parts of …

5 Ways to Boost Your Resilience at Work

Currently, a quarter of all employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The World Health Organization describes stress as the “global health epidemic of the 21st century.” Many of us now work in constantly …

Mindfulness

Americans could prevent roughly half of all cancer deaths by doing these four things

Roughly half of cancer deaths in the United States could be prevented or forestalled if all Americans quit smoking, cut back on drinking, maintained a healthful weight and got at least 150 minutes of exercise each week, according to a new report.<p>These same measures would also reduce the number of …

How Neuroscience Can Help Leaders

Recent studies in neuroscience and psychology can assist leaders in making organizational change. Learn how to apply them inside.<p>Leaders today must …

Leadership

Technology Changes, Good Management Doesn’t

I’ve always loved the contrast between Moore’s Law – Gordon Moore’s pronouncement that silicon chips’ power would double every 18 months – and Peter Drucker’s much more sober statement about the art of managing people: <i>“We are not going to breed a new race of supermen. We will have to run our</i> …

Management

Great Innovators Create the Future, Manage the Present, and Selectively Forget the Past

For a long time, I have been troubled to see how often organizations fail to invest wisely in their futures while instead placing dominant emphasis on the present. To be sure, the present is vitally important. Your current business is the <i>performance engine</i>. It both funds day-to-day operations and …

Management
San Francisco

How to Handle the Naysayer on Your Team

Just over a year ago, I talked with the executive vice president of HR for a Fortune 100 company about Joe,* a member of the senior leadership team: “Joe has good ideas, but he’s really negative, and he always plays the devil’s advocate. The CEO doesn’t really listen to Joe in meetings anymore …

Leadership

Your Desire to Get Things Done Can Undermine Your Effectiveness

<i>I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important.</i> <i>The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.</i> —Dwight D. Eisenhower<p>President Eisenhower was not alone: In their work lives people routinely feel pulled between tasks that demand immediate attention and tasks that are …

Time Management

4 Hard Questions to Ask About Your Company’s Purpose

jennifer maravillas FOR HBR<p>In the early 1930s, cars in Europe were still a luxury for the rich. But in 1933 Dr. Ferdinand Porsche launched the People’s Car: Volkswagen. Its purpose was to enhance people’s lives through great engineering that offered everyone an accessible, high-quality car. The …

West Africa

The Four Keys to Well-Being

<i>This article is adapted from a talk by Richard Davidson, neuroscientist and founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin,</i> …

Mindfulness and Chronic Pain

We tend to think that mindfulness meditation is a prescription for the treatment of stress. However, a new study has shown that as little as eight …

Mindfulness

Why EQ Is The New IQ

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that …

Emotional Intelligence

The Art of Small Talk: Why Talented Leaders Excel At This

<i>By: Cindy Wahler</i><p><i>(Image Source: Barrel)</i><p>Small talk is one of the most underrated leadership skills. Yet, if you can excel at this type of banter it can really serve to establish and build your career as a successful leader. Achievement of your goals and objectives is very much dependent upon your …

Profit

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

<b>Like most 25-year-olds,</b> Julia Rozovsky wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She had worked at a consulting firm, but it wasn’t a good match. Then she became a researcher for two professors at Harvard, which was interesting but lonely. Maybe a big corporation would be a better fit. Or …

Management

Help Your Team Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>It can be tough enough to manage your own stress. But how can you, as a manager, help the members of your team handle <i>their</i> feelings of stress, burnout, or disengagement?<p>Because work is getting more demanding and complex, and because many of us now work in 24/7 environments, …

Employee Engagement

The art and science of well-being at work

Leaders of high-intensity, high-performing organizations are beginning to recognize the important effects of mindfulness, exercise, and sleep on the …

Oprah Winfrey

The organizational cost of insufficient sleep

Sleep-awareness programs can produce better leaders.<p><i>Thou hast no figures nor no fantasies,<br>Which busy care draws in the brains of men;<br>Therefore thou</i> …

Leadership Teams may be a smell

Some time in mid-January, I was thinking about various organizational patterns and how companies run. I was thinking, in particular, about the idea …

10 Questions for Picking Your Perfect Life Coach

Since coaching is unique to each individual, it is important to ask these questions to find the right fit for you.<p>Life coaching can be one of the best investments in your life. The best coaches will provide you with a framework and safe environment to explore your biggest fears and assist you in …

Self-improvement

Six Steps To Adapt To The Future Of Work

When I was writing my book, <i>The Future of Work</i>, I created a framework for adapting to coming changes that I call “The Six-Step Process for Adapting to the Future of Work.” (It was inspired in part by John Kotter’s well known “8-Step Process for Leading Change.”) I will be exploring my six-step …

Employment

Pastoring the Idle

It’s a standard trope: The young seminarian takes his first pastorate. He’s loaded for bear, brimming with theological conviction, eager to love the …