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Best Practices

Why Facebook survived mobile and Yahoo hasn't

Sophie-Charlotte Moatti | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Sophie-Charlotte Moatti

Former search giant Yahoo was born in the early days of the internet and quickly established itself as a leader in the emerging online advertising ind...

What You Can STOP Doing Today to Impact Your Results! Stop Taking Notes

Gabriela Mueller Mendoza | Posted 06.08.2016 | Women
Gabriela Mueller Mendoza

Research shows that we women tend to do lots of work that is invisible, whether it's taking minutes, organizing side-projects, mentoring people behind the scenes, or catering offices events. Although this work may be important it doesn't impact the bottom line. These are things a woman gets neither credit for, nor visibility. So ask yourself if you are focusing your work on activities that a helper would do, or actions taken by a high value contributor or contender.

The three things you need to know before taking your business mobile

Sophie-Charlotte Moatti | Posted 05.17.2016 | Technology
Sophie-Charlotte Moatti

Increasingly, businesses are focusing their time and budget on going mobile. But without good execution, it's extremely easy to fail! There are three ...

Networking Is Powerful. How to Embrace it.

Scott Morgan | Posted 05.12.2016 | Education
Scott Morgan

When you think about "networking," what comes to mind? Used-car-salesman tactics? Awkward handshakes and small talk? Rethink those negative associations. Because if you want to succeed in your job and in your career, you have to embrace networking.

The Next Decade of Corporate Ethics

Timothy Erblich | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business
Timothy Erblich

The company of the future is defined by one thing: radical transparency. To attain an open and transparent culture, the most important decision Americ...

Email Urgency vs. Actual Emergency

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business
Jodi R. R. Smith

When you turn on your computer, do you feel like you are trying to take a sip from a firehose of emails? Are you unable to actually do any "work" bec...

Small Business Owners: Don't Get Lost in the Paperwork

Jim Salters | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Jim Salters

As the peak of the holiday season approaches, many small businesses will be seeking an injection of capital. This is a busy time for many business owners who need to account for an increase in sales.

Innovation and the Art of Implementation (Part 1)

Robert F. Brands | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
Robert F. Brands

The very purpose of innovation is to change things up, move processes forward, and disrupt the status quo. "Innovation for the sake of innovation" is a misuse of a very powerful and beneficial tool.

Eight Tips to Master Any Conference

Margaret Molloy | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Margaret Molloy

I believe business people can be divided into two groups: those who are energized by conferences and those who are depleted by them. I'm firmly in the first camp.

Connect Your Way to Business Growth Through Social Media

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

Charles Dickens must have been thinking of social media when he so eloquently said, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

Autism Without Fear: How 'Best Practices' Are Vastly Overrated in Today's Educational Environment

Michael John Carley | Posted 08.20.2015 | Education
Michael John Carley

As an autism consultant employed by schools, the over-reliance I see on best practices -- even without the term's vagaries -- is vast, counter-productive given the current climate, and might be causing us to miss greater gaps in educating students on the autism spectrum, if not beyond.

The Socially Transmitted Disease That Has No Cure: Identity Theft

Adam Levin | Posted 08.14.2015 | Technology
Adam Levin

If you use Facebook, you're making easy work for identity thieves. The same goes for the whole cosmos of social media whether you favor Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, or prefer to Tumblr your thoughts, preferences and predilections to anyone who cares to know what they are.

Lighthouses

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 07.30.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Lighthouses once guided ships to safe harbors, but in education, policies limited to finding and celebrating lighthouse schools are less likely to improve outcomes more broadly. They may lead policy in a good direction, but they may just as likely guide us onto the rocks.

How to Hire a Great Programmer Even If You're Not One

Andre Bourque | Posted 07.02.2016 | Business
Andre Bourque

From the start I want to make it very clear that it is extremely hard to find a great programmer if you are not one. Many people would even say that it is impossible for someone without a programming background to find a great programmer.

Iceland Is Doing Something Right and Smart!

Gabriela Mueller Mendoza | Posted 06.30.2016 | 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 06.30.2016 | 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 05.31.2016 | 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 05.14.2016 | 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.