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Vulnerability at Its Finest

Harper Spero | Posted 02.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Harper Spero

I thought about my heartburn from earlier that had passed. I realized that it was self-induced. I was so terrified of this class -- the vulnerability, the criticism and the judgement that I caused myself to have physical pain.

What's Communication Got to Do With... Lasting Love?

Mark Baer | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Baer

Try and assess the ratio of positive to negative comments you make to each other. Chances are, you may need to make some adjustments in that regard, if you value your significant other and hope to celebrate many more love and romance-filled Valentine's Days together.

The 4 Success Indicators for 21st Century Accountability.

Rob Furman | Posted 02.04.2016 | Education
Rob Furman

Are we watching the slow death of high stakes testing? Could it be true? Has someone actually listened to logic and reason and started to pull back on mandatory testing? We will have to wait and see, but it feels like we might be moving in (dare I say) a better direction.

Five Accountability Strings to Pull You Up When You Want to Quit

Mark W. Guay | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark W. Guay

When I struggle to create something, I've learned that a simple desire to turn an idea into a creation isn't enough to be consistent. To continue to move forward, I pull from multiple strings of accountability which I learned from my days of endurance racing and coaching.

Leadership - Now More Than Ever

Randy Pennington | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

Why you? Why now? What makes you relevant? Options are everywhere and being good is the minimum expectation. Why should I pay attention to you rath...

'Tell-the-Truth' Legislation and the 'Schmuck Device' Uses the 'Internet of Things'

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

As I've been tracking the providers of telecommunications networks and services, we find that these companies can pretty much say anything they want without any fear someone is going to do something about it.

Your Kid's School Is in Lockdown -- What Now?

Laura DiMinno | Posted 01.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura DiMinno

(Photo credit: Suzy DiMinno) "there's a real lockdown I love you" "there's a real lockdown I love you" "mom please reply I'm scared" Parked on th...

Start the Year Strong With 3 Sound Practices for Growth

Dianna Booher | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

Many organizations start the year with grandiose goals, but end with fatal failures -- or at best, feeble attempts. As with dieters who always find it easier to start on that diet tomorrow, employees find it easier to push off those long-term goals until it's too late to make them happen.

A Business Lesson From a Ten Year Old

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

A couple of months ago, before the school year ended my 10-year old daughter Delanie came to me and said "Mom, I really want my tennis game to improve...

Japan and South Korea's Non-Solution for the "Comfort Women"

Michael Solis | Posted 01.05.2016 | World
Michael Solis

The agreement is neither landmark nor a resolution, as it has failed to involve the survivors or respond appropriately to their demands. Further, it has relocated the human rights struggle of survivors and civil society into the hands of the State.

Media's Accountability As a Leader

Erin DeGiorgi | Posted 01.07.2016 | Media
Erin DeGiorgi

Earlier this month, Arianna Huffington wrote a post entitled, "A Note on Trump: We Are No Longer Entertained." I found this to be an enlightening arti...

Why You Won't Change in 2016

Brian de Haaff | Posted 12.31.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Do not get me wrong. I am not saying it is impossible to change your career or develop new skills on the job. I am just saying that it is unlikely due to a few challenges that impact all of us.

Chart Your Course and Enjoy the Ride

Tajci Cameron | Posted 12.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tajci Cameron

Not too long ago a good friend of mine sat down with my partner/husband and me and complimented our courage in "trusting God to pilot our ship." I kn...

How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Finish What You Start

Heather Gray | Posted 12.29.2015 | Business
Heather Gray

Get to know yourself. When are you most successful with completing things? What works for you? Are you more productive at a certain time of day? Are there things that you find particular motivating? Who are your cheerleaders? Who will hold you accountable?

How the Right Questions Can Transform Your Company and Your Life

Dr. Deana Murphy | Posted 12.29.2015 | Business
Dr. Deana Murphy

Being a newbie in leadership can be scary. No longer are you in the trenches, but now you're calling the shots. With a "I want to fix it" mentality, you jump right in but with the wrong questions.

Will Your New Year's Resolutions Be More Than Talk?

Randy Pennington | Posted 12.29.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

Here are three reasons why most of people will fail at turning their good intention into positive results.

How the Paris Global Climate Deal Holds Governments Accountable: Transparency and Compliance

Celine Herweijer | Posted 12.23.2015 | Green
Celine Herweijer

2015 was billed as a landmark year in addressing climate change, and as government and business offices around the world close for the holiday season,...

Even YOU Can Meditate!

Lisa Lewtan | Posted 12.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Lewtan

When starting to meditate, it doesn't matter if you meditate for a minute or for an hour; just that you take the time to commit in whatever way you can to this powerful practice.

Is Distraction Stealing Your Life? 8 Ways to Stop This Thief!

Trilby D. Johnson | Posted 12.07.2015 | Women
Trilby D. Johnson

With the Christmas and New Year period rapidly approaching, I was reminded of a conversation I had had with a friend earlier in January. We had been discussing how the busyness over the Christmas and New Year period can distract us from our true resolutions. And as women this distractional pull is huge as you juggle so much, not only for yourself, but others around you too.

Fire Workplace Negativity and Run a Positive Institution

Dr. Deana Murphy | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business
Dr. Deana Murphy

A few days ago I posted on social media a similar image to the one above that attracted some interesting engagement. So today I thought I'd write ab...

A Few Thoughts on Sri Lanka's New Court

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 12.03.2015 | World
Taylor Dibbert

Sri Lanka has recently announced that it will create a new court to examine abuses which allegedly transpired during the country's civil war. For starters, what does the creation of this special court mean?

Permanent Innovations

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 12.03.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

My wife Nancy and I were recently in Barcelona, a beautiful and fascinating city famous for its innovations in architecture, art, and design. We were speaking to various groups about evidence-based reform in education and about cooperative learning.

A Primer on Central Bank Independence

Stephen G. Cecchetti | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Stephen G. Cecchetti

Central bank independence is controversial. It requires the delegation of powerful authority to a group of unelected officials. In a democracy, this anomaly naturally raises questions of legitimacy. It also raises fears of the concentration of power in the hands of a select few.

Are You in an Accountability Crisis?

Randy Pennington | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

The difference between winning and losing in your business probably comes down to a lack of accountability for performance and behavior that delivers consistent results.

Much Ado About Sustainability: Is it Time to Stop Sensationalizing and Start Simplifying the Solution?

Mark Coleman | Posted 12.02.2015 | Green
Mark Coleman

So how sensationalized does the story need to be? Will the fate of humanity be a Shakespearean tragedy? Will we be a comeback, feel good, or comedic story? Who knows? But one thing is for certain - all the world is a vast sustainability stage - each of us has a role in the production. What role will you choose to play?