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Exploring the Banality of Evil

Nina Wang | Posted 09.24.2015 | Crime
Nina Wang

The Act of Killing closes with a scene of one death squad killer retching at the site of many of the murders he committed, after playing the victim in one fictional re-enactment of their crimes - a particularly chilling reminder that ordinary people, not monsters, lie behind even the greatest atrocities in history.

Misled Into Leadership

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

The concept of going with someone or someone going with us may be as simple as wanting to be understood or accepted, or as complex as guiding national policy. Ultimately, our capacity to lead under the most simple or complex situations will depend upon the depth of relationship we have with ourselves.

Pro Tips to Track Results From Infographics

Randy Krum | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Randy Krum

Creating an infographic is no simple task. A lot of time and resources go into the data research and design of a good infographic, but not always into figuring what happened after publishing it on the Internet.

Three Letters that Will Make You a Better Manager

David Sable | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
David Sable

Some people and companies confuse management with cheerleading. Now... there is nothing wrong with rallying the troops, encouraging people, inspiring behavior. But in and of itself the pom-poms are not a strategy for management.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' -- From the Personal to the Political

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Jane Simon, M.D.

To turn to the real world, it is not uncommon to find households in which one parent dominates another. The power play in turn impacts the children.

Who Should Make the Rules?

David Morris | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
David Morris

Who should make decisions affecting the health and safety of our communities? Who governs? Conservative Republicans in Texas are split on the question.

9-Step Authority Marketing Roadmap [Infographic]

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

This is part of the Digital Marketing Insights series - featuring tips, analysis and recommendations from marketing experts on how to become successfu...

On Turning Outward and Being Intentional

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

We all want to achieve a sense of meaning in our own lives. But to find that path -- and make it real -- you must turn outward. After all, you cannot pursue your true desires if you are facing in the wrong direction.

Religion Is Fair Game -- But We Have to Rewrite the Rules

Tamar Frankiel, Ph.D. | Posted 03.15.2015 | Religion
Tamar Frankiel, Ph.D.

Why do people feel vulnerable, hurt or angry when they encounter satire of their religion? The primary reason is that we suffer an inherent, existential doubt about religious authority.

What I Learned About Influence From Peter Drucker

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Think of the years that you have spent "perfecting your craft." Think of all of the knowledge that you have accumulated. Think about how your knowledge can potentially benefit your organization. How much energy have you invested in acquiring all of this knowledge?

6 Fundamentals of Being an Authority in Your Field

John Murphy | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business
John Murphy

Being seen as an authority in your field is pretty much your ticket to building a successful business - it is most certainly a requirement to having long term relationships with your clients.

Effectively Building Your Personal Brand with Zahrina Robertson

Zahrina Robertson | Posted 12.19.2014 | Business
Zahrina Robertson

Today, there is a lot of talk about personal branding and every career minded professional understands it's importance. Everybody has his or her own p...

Responsibility to Sometimes, if Need Be, Say No

Catherine Nagle | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

Today, I'm hearing a lot more about people having mentors, advisers or therapists who enrich our lives. And I'm glad we have great professionals in th...

How It's Easier to Become a St. Louis Police Officer Than a Barber

Nikolas Katsimpras | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Katsimpras

Barbers and hairdressers, like Dionne Flowers of St. Louis, are an integral part of the society. The inconceivable, unknown detail in this story is that Dionne had more training for her license as a hairdresser, than the officers who pulled the trigger on Kajieme Powel had for their licenses.

"That Is Great, BUT..."

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

The higher up you go in your organization, the more you need to make other people winners and not make your job about winning yourself. This is a hard concept for people who like to win to grasp.

7 Steps to Effective Fathering

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

The role of father became marginalized as men moved their work from the farm to the factory. An availability and presence faded from the fields and the rap-around porches, as fathers picked up lunch pails in place of shovels and plows.

Keep Ya Head Up: How Small Businesses Can Win Against Cyberbullies and Trolls

Andrew Chau | Posted 07.14.2014 | Small Business
Andrew Chau

I am writing this for all businesses (and people) who have been hurt by mean-spirited individuals on the internet including our beloved employee.

Why Girls Get Called Bossy, and How to Avoid It

Adam Grant | Posted 05.17.2014 | Women
Adam Grant

If we want girls to receive positive reinforcement for early acts of leadership, let's discourage bossy behavior along with banning bossy labels. That means teaching girls to engage in behaviors that earn admiration before they assert their authority.

Five Important Lessons On How To Attract High End Clients

Brian Horn | Posted 05.12.2014 | Small Business
Brian Horn

Think of your main product as the "meat" of the sandwich. To complete your sandwich, you want to include bonuses that become the "bread" of your sandwich -- one for below your meat, and another that goes above it.

Be Perceived As An Authority Of Your Industry With This Simple Mindset Shift

Brian Horn | Posted 04.20.2014 | Small Business
Brian Horn

Have you ever wondered why some business leaders seem to have more credibility than others? It's not magic. They've simply figured out why authority status is given to some people -- and it's not for reasons you might think.

The Bohras: Understanding Shi'a Succession in a Muslim Community

Rizwan Mawani | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Rizwan Mawani

The passing of Syedna Muhammad Burhanuddin, the 52nd da'i al-mutlaq of the Dawoodi Tayyibi Musta'li Ismailis, Friday in Mumbai left a community of approximately one million adherents mournful and bereaved.

Chris Christie, You Lost My Vote

William Astore | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
William Astore

Christie wants authority without personal responsibility. He's quick to hold others responsible but not himself. He equivocates when he should be unequivocal.

Is Authority Permission?

Jim Moore | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

By a limited definition of Article II, the president can act on the spot in an emergency to protect American interests. That authority is still not, in my opinion, a blanket permission to act unilaterally in Syria.

Effective Leaders Build Success-Driven Teams: Lead With Three C's

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 09.22.2013 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

Recently, I asked myself a serious question about my career: "Is it professionally healthy to remain a boss, or is it time to stand up and be leader?"

Fish Discover Water Last

Iram Ganju | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Iram Ganju

Part One The boundary between what is custom and what is law, differs from culture to culture. The lines can become blurred without our knowledge and...