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Top 10 Leadership Assessment Questions

Here are 10 questions that should be used to assess the quality of the leaders in the place and to help in the selection of those to come.<p>Business success is a direct reflection of the leaders that oversee the organization. It's in a firm's best interest to put the "right" players in the place to …

9 Habits of Trustworthy Leaders

<b>habit</b> [hab-it], noun — an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntaryHabits…we all have them, don’t we? Some …

Leadership

After studying over a million people, my company found that top performers share this difficult skill — here's how you can develop it

TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90% of top performers, to be exact).<p>The hallmark of emotional intelligence is self-control — a skill that unleashes massive …

Emotional Intelligence

7 Powerful Tricks That Will Improve Your Writing Immediately

Practical tools to help you communicate your ideas to the world<p>I'm not a writer, yet I've written three books. I have ideas. Big ideas. And so do you. Maybe you already launched a blog. Maybe you're even interested in publishing a book.<p>If you have big ideas, and want to communicate your ideas to as …

You Can Learn How to Make a Presentation Like a Great TED Talk

After studying 500 TED talks, an expert spills the beans on what makes them go viral.<p>TED talks can be amazing. People get drawn in, spend time, consider what the speaker says. Their popularity can run into the tens of millions of views. Only, not all TED talks have the same effect.<p>There are …

Public Speaking

Best science fiction books to read

By Washington Post Staff<p>Fans of science fiction find themselves in the genre for a number of reasons. It could be a love of all the accoutrements that mark the genre: new species, alien warfare, spaceships and gripping anti-heroes. But, it also serves as a crystal ball — showing humanity through …

Here's a simple friendship ritual that made me much happier

When my wife and I moved to New York City in 2001, recently graduated from college and newly wed, we were eager to find friends. We knew nearly no …

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator

Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things …

Staged Social Media Management Platform

Grow Share Engage<p>Our Simple and Highly Effective <b>Twitter Marketing System</b> Allows Your Business to Rapidly Build Targeted Followers and <b>Generate More</b> …

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

TED Talks

6 terrific TED Talks for personal and professional success

TED talks are among the best resources for practical insights from leading experts on an array of topics.<p>To refresh your approach to work, business …

The Struggle To Breathe Life Back Into Empty Schools

Virginia Savage lives in a part of north St. Louis, Mo., that's filled with vacant buildings, including Marshall Elementary. It has been closed for years now, and vines crawl into the building's smashed-out windows. The playground is littered with empty liquor bottles.<p>Savage went to school at …

The 168 best classical music recordings

This selection of the finest classical recordings available, which first appeared in 2009, is the most authoritative and entertaining guide of its kind. However, after five years any guide needs sprucing up a little. I didn’t want to compromise the inimitable style of the original, so rather than …

The 77 best kids' films of all time

Animation

X-Men: Days Of Future Past’s Secrets Explained

X-Men: Days Of Future Past is one of those films that provokes fevered discussion as soon as you leave the cinema. While your friends are of course …

Cannes 2014: all the films we reviewed – which do you most want to see?

The news that Michael Haneke's new movie is to shoot this summer is just what we need to stop reflecting on Cannes 2014 and start looking forward to Cannes 2015, which Flashmob (not to confused with Flashdance) will surely premiere.<p>But before we put the lid on this year's festival, we want to hear …

13 GIFs That Show You How Everyday Items Are Made

Some we use everyday, others we only ever see the final product - but how exactly are things like forks, crash barriers, springs and even camouflage …

The Poseidon adventure: China's secret salvage of Britain's sunken submarine

When the British submarine HMS Poseidon sank off China's east coast 82 years ago after colliding with a cargo ship, the dramatic underwater escape by five of its crew members made headlines around the world.<p>But the episode was soon overshadowed by the communist insurgency already raging on the …