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Best Practices

Iceland Is Doing Something Right and Smart!

Gabriela Mueller Mendoza | Posted 07.01.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriela Mueller Mendoza

A recently experience I lived in Iceland is still fresh in my mind and heart. On an Icelandic summer day there was excitement in the air. Global leaders came together in one of the most marvelous places in the Nordic area, the Harpa Music Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Why Empathy Is Key to Life and Work

Ayelet Baron | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

Our human communication is broken. It happens every day in organizations where we over-complicate basic information we need to share. We are so busy presenting our perfect mission and vision statements that we have lost sight of the shared purpose that allows people to understand how they can make a contribution at work.

The Meaning of 'Practice' in the Age of Sustainable Development: Part II (from the MDGs to 2030)

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The meaning of practice needs to be reinterpreted. The focus on cognitive thinking and technical skills underlying this problem-program-implementation-assessment action-framework needs to give space to a skill-set capable of actually building lasting trust and reciprocal altruism between key development actors.

Wetware: The Major Data Security Threat You've Never Heard Of

Adam Levin | Posted 05.14.2015 | Technology
Adam Levin

While it is disconcerting that there isn't a more robust incident response culture out there, perhaps more worrisome is the seeming lack of best practices pointed at heading off the problem before it happens. That's where a new term comes into play.

Can Smart Cities Stop Hackers?

Adam Levin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Adam Levin

A monster storm is on a collision course with New York City and an evacuation is under way. The streets are clogged, and then it happens. Every traffic light turns red.

The Meaning of 'Practice' in the Age of Sustainable Development: Part I (from Aristotle to the MDGs)

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 06.24.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Practice has become a key concept in the policy process. In September 2015, the United Nations will hold a summit to adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) meant to challenge the globe to grow economically and socially in an environmentally responsible way.

Why Group Brainstorming Is a Waste of Time

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D.

Brainstorming continues to be used because it feels intuitively right to do so. As such, it is one more placebo in the talent management cabinet, believed to work in spite of the clear absence of evidence. So go ahead, schedule that brainstorming meeting -- just don't expect it to accomplish much.

Making Twitter Work for You

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
Jennie Sutherland

I was intimidated by those strange characters... what did @, #, RT, MT mean anyway??? However, for both professional and personal reasons, I ended up joining Twitter and this is what I've learned.

It's About Them: Leading for Innovation

Robert F. Brands | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Robert F. Brands

Great leaders blaze new trails, inspire new ways of thinking, and lead their organizations with purpose. In order for any company to meet its goals and to achieve sustainable Innovation, leaders need to inspire their teams, top to bottom, and bottom up.

The Business Case for Private-Sector Involvement in Youth Mentoring

Nancy A. Altobello | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Nancy A. Altobello

The investments in quality youth mentoring made by companies are direct contributions to the future strength of our communities and our country. They connect young people to the powerful asset that is mentoring, to opportunity, and to success.

6 Lessons I Learned Leading a Cross-Sector Collaboration

Bobbi Silten | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Bobbi Silten

I believe cross-sector collaboration is often the best way to tackle complex problems, as we can access more wisdom and power if we work across sectors. But these types of efforts can sometimes be frustrating and will fall short if not effectively led.

How To Turn "No Way" Into "Way to Go!"

Colleen Turner | Posted 03.29.2015 | Impact
Colleen Turner

Are you dealing with a major problem for which you can't imagine a solution and feel like giving up? It may be that you are looking at your crisis in a way that's preventing your opportunities from emerging.

The Future of Food: How to Feed 9 Billion People?

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Gaia Paradiso

The scarcity of healthy options in low-income neighborhoods in developed countries and the decreased purchasing power make people opt for a unhealthy and cheap processed foods rather than seasonal and local fruit and vegetables.

7 Trends That Impact Small Business Growth in 2015

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 03.01.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

Remember the day when you thought social media was a passing trends for hipsters, not business owners? Well, guess what. Social media is here to stay and will continue to propel consumer spending.

The Small Business Entrepreneur's Naughty and Nice List for Business Growth

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 02.07.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

What does every entrepreneur want to find under his or her Christmas tree more than anything else? Without exception, small business entrepreneurs want to open the gift of business growth that lasts through good times and bad.

How to Create a Virtual Summit in 4 Simple Steps

Nick Unsworth | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Nick Unsworth

Virtual summits combine the convenience and connectivity of the Internet with the valuable educational opportunities of conferences. But instead of packing a dense block of interviews and discussions into a few days, you can spread them out over several weeks.

Want to Trigger a Business Growth Spurt? Here's What You Need to Know

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 12.27.2014 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

There are points along the continuum of growing and developing your small business that signal the need for change. These are key points when your...

Autism Without Fear: Is Corporate Use of 'Emotional Intelligence' Grounds for Discrimination Under the ADA?

Michael John Carley | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Michael John Carley

The business world loves metrics. And in an era where data has never been more valuable, many executives believe there is a direct correlation between employee productivity and a high Emotional Intelligence score.

Just Pick Up the F*#@ing Phone

Matt Douglas | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Matt Douglas

Like most people, I send dozens of emails a day. Pretty much anything that I work on can be dealt with using email. But is that always the right choice?

The Toilet That Thinks You're Done When You're Not and Other Stupid Annoyances That Lose Customers

Lenore Skenazy | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Lenore Skenazy

Customers are picky, prickly, and ever ready to jump brand if they feel someone isn't feeling their pain. A customer who can't find the right answer in the FAQs, or discovers gum under the table at the fancy restaurant can quickly become a fugitive.

Best Practice in Business

Stacey Cole | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Stacey Cole

The term 'best practices' can be a confusing one, but it can also be a limiting one if you don't pause to reconsider it on a regular basis.

Looking For The Best Wellness Advice? Ask Your Elders

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Every day, new research emerges to help us decipher the best ways to live a long and healthy life. And while these findings can be interesting and enl...

5 Lessons Startup Founders Can Learn from Salsa Dancing

Jim Pugh | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Jim Pugh

Whether you're launching a startup or taking up salsa dancing, you're going to have your work cut out for you. These lessons will come in handy while you're still fumbling around in the dark -- and even help you find your groove.

Education & Employment: The Keys to Increasing Women's Economic Participation in the Middle East

Badr Jafar | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Badr Jafar

It is widely accepted that increasing female representation in business decision-making is not just a women's issue. Rather, it is a business issue that is consistent with global best practice in corporate governance.

The 5 Traits Businesses Look For When Hiring Salespeople

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

One of my favorite questions to ask a potential hire is, "When do you think your relationship with the client ends?" I always have a few interviewees that tell me they are finished with the client after the sale, which is the wrong answer.