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Collaboration

Connecting the Dots -- A Vital and Neglected Capability

Shani Harmon | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business
Shani Harmon

Imagine the energy and time that could be saved with a bit of thoughtful inquiry before commissioning new work. The Ford Motor Company did not invent the car or the assembly line. But they connected dots and revolutionized the automotive industry.

This New Paris Scavenger Hunt Is the Perfect Way to See the City

Jenna-Marie Warnecke | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Jenna-Marie Warnecke

When Daisy de Plume, the innovative force behind THATLou (Treasure Hunt At The Louvre), created her popular scavenger hunt in 2012, she didn't expect ...

No Rules, April Fool's

David Mandell | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
David Mandell

Pranksters are everywhere this April Fool's Day. From BetaBrand and their clothes for cats, to SelfieBots, or AirBrB, companies are coming up with a m...

First Lady Michelle Obama Gets Down and Dirty on Leadership

Rana Florida | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

Just as a late spring thaw was finally settling in, I had the chance to catch up with the first lady, to ask her some important questions about leadership, collaboration and the balancing act of family, work and life. Her answers and insights reinforce her determination to get the job done.

Add Light, Not Heat, to be Happy at Work

Denice Kronau | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Denice Kronau

During a trip to South Africa, I had the pleasure to meet a woman who is a senior executive in a large German company. We shared experiences, both pr...

How The REDD+ Community Leverages Online Learning To Protect Our Forests And Reduce Carbon Emissions

Breen Byrnes | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Breen Byrnes

Forests have a critical role to play in the fight against global climate change. Forest loss accounts for up to 20 percent of global carbon emissions -- more than all the cars, trucks, trains, planes and ships in the world. By reducing forest loss, we can reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change. It's that simple.

How The New York Hall Of Science Is Building Learning Networks Worldwide

Stephen Miles Uzzo, PhD. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
Stephen Miles Uzzo, PhD.

What quickly became evident as I walked through the doors of the Science Centre World Summit near Brussels last week was the diversity of cultures and perspectives that had converged on this one spot for just a few days. So how do we weave diversity into how we communicate vital STEM ideas at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI)?

Treatment-Resistant Depression (Part 3): Maybe It's Time for a 'Noble' Prize

David Blistein | Posted 05.27.2014 | Science
David Blistein

Research into treatment-resistant depression is particularly hampered by the "silo" effect -- a myriad of individual projects with very specific parameters. In 2010 a woman named Audrey Gruss decided to do something about this seemingly intractable dysfunction.

What Is "Collaborative Divorce" Without Collaboration?

Mark Baer | Posted 05.22.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

The concept of collaborative divorce resonates deeply with me. As I have written in the past, "Collaborative divorce truly does incorporate all of the...

From Ideas to Action: Cities as Drivers of Economic Opportunity

Ben Hecht | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Ben Hecht

By accelerating the ability of cities to adapt and grow, we will accelerate our nation's economic growth and competitiveness.

The Most Crucial Thing That Employees Should Do at Work Is Build Weak Ties!

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Jacob Morgan

We leverage weak ties all the time, for example when we send Linkedin messages to our contacts looking for new job opportunities or when requesting introductions to other people. Or how about when we get our weak ties to help tweet content out to their network?

How Artists Are Banding Together to Celebrate the Muppets

Simone Collins | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment
Simone Collins

In anticipation of this month's debut of Muppets Most Wanted, many are declaring their Muppets love -- some more creatively than others.

Unconscious Lessons Call for Mindful Education

Suna Senman | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Suna Senman

We need to evoke mindfulness in what we think, see and do; or else pass the craziness of our current world onto our children.

Spur Others to Share Even if You Aren't DeGeneres

Kare Anderson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Media
Kare Anderson

Sure Ellen DeGeneres sparked a most-shared Tweet, a $3 million Samsung charity donation, a parody and continuing, sometimes heated conversations. Yet even if you aren't a well-financed, likable celebrity, you can engage others, spread your idea and raise money

Cultural Understanding and Global Thinking in Business

Elizabeth Filippouli | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Filippouli

We need to rethink they way we do business. If we want to succeed, we have to develop a new global mindset that will combine international talent management and development while building on interlinkages between diversity and innovation.

Poetic Justice for Todd Swift, Assaulted by Boy Band The Wanted

David Shook | Posted 05.05.2014 | Entertainment
David Shook

It's been less than a month since Irish-British boy band The Wanted announced a hiatus to pursue individual projects, but Canadian poet Todd Swift isn't sad.

New Currency for Educators: Time

Rob Furman | Posted 05.04.2014 | Education
Rob Furman

So one of the first things you hear about when discussing 21st-century skills is collaboration. The idea of working together to better the experience ...

Mega-Collaborations: How Big Teams Can Work Together

Annie Murphy Paul | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Annie Murphy Paul

If you've ever been a part of a team in a workplace, you know that coordinating with even a single other person can quickly get, well, complicated. Now imagine having hundreds, even thousands of "teammates," all with a hand in the same project.

In Defense of Brainstorming

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

I'm all for people thinking on their own in their dorm room... or Starbucks... or the zoo. That's a good thing. But as a replacement for a well-run brainstorming session? Why the either/or syndrome? Why not both?

Unlocking the Benefits of Open Data

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 04.27.2014 | Technology
Ariel Smilowitz

As a generation that has grown up working with computers and regularly connecting online with people around the world, young people in particular have the potential to provide a unique contribution within this space.

Companies Without Strong Communities Will Die Away

Peter Cardon | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Peter Cardon

The business world is abuzz with terms like collaboration, teamwork, engagement and sharing. The goal of course is more innovation, productivity and agility in a rapidly changing business environment.

ON HUMAN COLLABORATION

Richard Koch | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

Are groups good for us? The disciple asks, "Buddha, what do heaven and hell look like?" Buddha smiles and escorts her to hell. At first it doesn't ...

If Nonprofit Mergers Seem Obvious, Why Aren't There More?

Willa Seldon | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Willa Seldon

The reason that nonprofit mergers continue to lag sector growth isn't that they don't make sense. Quite the contrary. Nonprofit mergers and acquisitions are often an effective way to deliver more and better services at lower cost.

Broadli Makes Your Network Work

Pamela Ryckman | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Pamela Ryckman

As social creatures, we connect, explore and shop based on the recommendations of people we trust. But when we broadcast suggestions or requests on social media, there's no guarantee that valued sources or experts will see them and respond.

One Simple Way to Ensure that Your Team Becomes High Performing

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

If you are reading this, chances are good that you are currently a member of a team -- either at work, in your community, or as part of a volunteer organization. And if you aren't on a team now, chances are good that, at some time in your life, you were on a team. Yes? I thought so.