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Alzheimer's study reveals new genes implicated in disease

Researchers have taken a major step towards understanding the causes of Alzheimer's disease with the largest study yet into the genetics of the disorder.<p>Findings from the international team suggest at least 20 genes play a role in the common late-onset form of Alzheimer's, more than double the …

100 Volunteers Gave an Elderly Man's House a Beautiful Refresh

Teens called the home "crappy," but one kind-hearted neighborhood refused to let them have the last word.<p>When an elderly man's dilapidated home became the subject of jeers in the neighborhood, one Good Samaritan took action — along with 100 of his best friends. <i>ABC News</i> reports that Josh Cyganik got …

11 Ways to Avoid Burnout

The latest Gallup poll (2012) revealed that 87 percent of employees are “not engaged” or are “actively disengaged” from their jobs worldwide. This …

Recognize Intrapreneurs Before They Leave

Any CEO can tell you that finding ideas is not the always the problem. The real issue is selecting and spreading the best ideas, testing quickly, and executing flawlessly. An “innovation engine” is an organization’s capability to think and invest in long-term opportunities along with the competence …

3 things millennials want in a career (hint: it’s not more money)

What’s the biggest incentive you can offer a millennial to come work for you instead of your competition? If you answered “more money” you need to …

Dare to disagree

Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes …

A spirited matter

onAugust 14, 2015 in People & profiles 0<p><b>PROFILE: The recently appointed head of the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Care, Dr Bruce Stevens is excited</b> …

Jane Tolman. Facing up to dementia. | John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations

As I reflect on the ongoing complaints at federal and state level about our ailing health system, widespread community concerns and a medical culture …

Leading Adaptively While Under Attack

The adaptive leadership required to bring about system change runs counter to our traditional thinking and beliefs around leadership.<p>When we question …

Leadership

Fire Safety: The Basic Principles

10 Smart Leadership Solutions for Every Challenge

Great leaders don't tell you what to do. They show you how it's done.<p>The word "leadership" evokes an image of great men and women--people who, in a moment of crisis, always rise to the occasion with the right response, the right decision, the right direction.<p>Unfortunately, that image is based on …

National study launched to better understand the sexual health of older Australians

onAugust 14, 2015 in Social issues 1<p><b>Seniors’ sexual health, habits and knowledge will be measured in a new study aimed at challenging perceptions of</b> …