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The Miracle of Mindfulness – Mindfulness and Meditation – Medium

A pioneer in bringing mindfulness to the West, <b>Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh</b> has inspired generations of people to learn to live with peace and joy, …

Six social-media skills every leader needs

Organizational social-media literacy is fast becoming a source of competitive advantage. Learn, through the lens of executives at General Electric, …

Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy

Twelve emerging technologies—including the mobile Internet, autonomous vehicles, and advanced genomics—have the potential to truly reshape the world …

Nike: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

During the 2016 Olympics, Nike put female athletes in the spotlight in its popular "Unlimited" ad campaign—and it promoted diversity in its own business. In 2016, the majority of the company’s employees were minorities, and women made up 48% of its global workforce.<p>The company is also a pioneer in …

The Trends In Social That Will Change How Leaders Create Content

Simply word vomiting your expertise on a blog or website doesn’t make you a thought leader. Readers won’t flock to your content just because you’ve written it. By its very definition, thought leadership requires you to be “recognized as an authority in a specialized field.” To become recognized, …

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Does Learning Need to be Dull? One of the first things you learn when studying educational science is that teacher-centric teaching is not the best …

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A Quick Exercise To Generate 9 New Growth Ideas

Common sense usually leads to average outcomes. Here’s how to get to uncommonly good thoughts.<p>It’s 1:54 a.m. I should be asleep. But two distractions are keeping me going. First, my house is dead silent, a state it rarely achieves with three young kids. Second, I returned home from a strategy …

How True Innovations Really Take Off

Sometimes cool technology doesn't take off until another company comes up with an innovative twist on it.<p>You know that driverless car Google has been working on? That curious diversion of money and time that at least got some press attention for the search giant? It's just become a real …

The Secret to Putting Together an Insanely Successful Team

Research has shown that the best performing teams are diverse teams. The power of diverse perspectives is such that diverse teams outperform …

Memo to CEOs: Go Social or Go Home

Last week, CEO.com published its 2nd annual Social CEO Report, examining in great detail the social networking presence of each of the Fortune 500 …

Social Media

Twitter explains how Ryan Gosling, Chris Hadfield and Dove went viral

How, exactly, do things go viral on Twitter? It's a question that thousands of self-styled social media mavens, gurus and ninjas claim to have the answer to, but Twitter itself should be much better placed to explain.<p>The bad news from the company's latest UK blog post: "There is no single magic …

The Tricky Business Of Predicting Where Media Will Go Next

What's next for <i>The Washington Post</i>? With a new owner, the paper is stepping into a new era. Its path may lead to the ever-evolving future of journalism.<p>"There is no map, and charting a path ahead will not be easy," said Amazon founder Jeff Bezos with the announcement of his purchase Monday. "We …

Social Networking Adoption Trends, by Age Group

After leveling out in late 2012, usage of social networking sites by online adults is back on the rise, according to [pdf] the latest study from the …

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Report: 70% of Consumers Trust Brand Recommendations From Friends

Seventy percent of consumers trust brand recommendations from friends, but only 10% trust advertising, according to a new report from Forrester …

The Internet of Things: The Promise Versus the Tower of Babbling Things

The term “Internet of Things” (IoT) is being loosely tossed around in the media. But what does it mean? It means simply that data communication, like …

The Network Secrets of Great Change Agents

Artwork: Jessica Snow, Louis II, 2010, acrylic on paper, 13.5″ x 11.5″<p>Change is hard, especially in a large organization. Numerous studies have shown that employees tend instinctively to oppose change initiatives because they disrupt established power structures and ways of getting things done. …

You Screwed Up With A Customer -- You'll Have To Do More Than Just Fix It

When customers come to you with a problem, they’re probably annoyed and frustrated — and expecting a fight. So how should your company react when you’ve made a mistake with a customer? Hint: Fixing the problem is not enough.<p>I wrote last week about a favorite book of mine, <i>Exceptional Service,</i> …

A Space-Age Device For Delivering A Universe Of Data To Baseball Fans

Major League Baseball wanted a new attraction for its ongoing Fan Cave, an installation that hosts baseball-related events as well as a group of …

The brains behind BitTorrent get on TV's good side (Q&A)

Every startup's business plan is that if it can take X percent of televison ad dollars, then it'll be a success. We said, 'Hey, why don't we try to make the TV ad budget bigger rather than smaller?'" <br />--Ashwin Navin, Flingo CEO

Reinvent Your Company Through Culture

In both C suites and boardrooms, discussions about business performance usually center on topics like market momentum, M&A opportunities, capital management, and productivity enhancements. While these factors are important, in my experience they are best leveraged when employees are engaged, …

The Latest in Happiness Research

• “A study of women in the United States found that homeowners were no happier than renters, on average. And even if you’re currently living in a …

The workforce in the cloud

FOR translating a 22-minute video from English into Spanish at short notice, 7Brands Global Content, a professional-translation firm based in New …

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Who’s behind me?

HISTORY is littered with powerful people undone by hubris. Julius Caesar should have ignored the cheers of the Roman crowd and paid heed to the …

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Have You Rewarded Your Fans Today? The Alarmingly High Cost Of Bad Customer Service

Some new stats are ugly: Nearly 70% of defecting customers would’ve stayed if a problem had been resolved with one call, instead of requiring multiple interactions. Here’s Salesforce exec Peter Coffee on how to please the people you need most, and save your bottom line.<p>Customer churn is a headwind …