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Transformational Leaders Commit to a Culture of Safety

Terri Wallin | Posted 01.04.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

A goal of transformational leaders across many industries is to achieve zero-defect performance, in other words, minimize or eliminate the possibility...

Book Review: 'Lead Like It Matters ... Because It Does'

Suna Senman | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Suna Senman

Thirty-years of leadership proficiency shines through the compact instructions in Lead Like it Matters ... Because It Does. More than a book, the content is a virtual classroom leading the reader through the steps to fully develop his/her leadership potential.

Gotcha, Government!

Terry Newell | Posted 12.26.2014 | Politics
Terry Newell

Why couldn't the CDC save lives instead of putting them at risk? Why couldn't the VA help patients instead of delaying their care? Then maybe we would have a little more trust in the feds.

Crouching spider, hidden dragon horse (Longma in Beijing)

Matjaz Tancic | Posted 12.23.2014 | Weird News
Matjaz Tancic

I had never heard of La Machine before so I had no clue what to expect. But I definitely did not expect to see a 46 ton fire-breathing, smoke puffing,...

Folk Stalwart Loudon Wainwright III Offers "Lots of Family Material"

Christopher Murray | Posted 12.20.2014 | Arts
Christopher Murray

Saying the unsayable in his wickedly funny, well-observed folk songs, Wainwright is profane, smart, poking received wisdom in the eye and then grabbing your heart with a tender and devastating truth about life and love, mistakes and mystery.

How Rookies Stay Relevant

Kare Anderson | Posted 12.19.2014 | Business
Kare Anderson

What's it take to stay relevant in work today? That often cited and disputed study made famous by Malcolm Gladwell, it takes 10,000 hours to achieve ...

A Conversation With Derrick Adams

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

In September, "Derrick Adams: Live and in Color," opened at the Tilton Gallery in Manhattan. I sat down with Adams in Brooklyn, to talk about his work and career trajectory.

Choosing Smart Reference Groups Can Improve Outcomes and How We Feel about Them

Jon Jachimowicz | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Jon Jachimowicz

By being aware of and consciously guiding our attention toward other, less-apparent possible references, we can guide our behavior and feelings.

Activity Does Not Equal Results

Mike Harden | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Mike Harden

Have you ever had a sales rep who worked long hours, made hundreds of cold calls, sent out dozens of proposals, and hardly ever closed a deal?

How to Manage Your Work to Improve the Performance

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

One should never assume that it's impossible to slow down, or that by doing so, someone is going to shame you for it. Learning to stay focused isn't going to lead you to less work, but it will certainly help you to manage stress, allow you to do more, and generally provide a smoother working experience.

UK's Ruder Than Rude Boys: Rudimental!

Marlon Regis | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

A few hours before another SOLD OUT show -- this time at Terminal 5 on Manhattan's westside, I had a very engaging conversation backstage with half of Rudimental's foursome -- Amir and Piers, who were casually kicking back in their dressing room.

The 6 Roots of a Grounded Leader

Bob Rosen | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Bob Rosen

Only grounded leaders are truly up to the task of meeting today's wide-ranging challenges. They inspire people to do good work, not just work hard. Most importantly, they possess the invaluable ability to unite people around visions both grand and sustainable.

Four Ways to Accomplish Greater Things With Others

Kare Anderson | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Kare Anderson

Become an opportunity maker who enables others to use best talents together, more often, and you will become increasingly sought-after. Here are four proven methods to adapt to your situation.

What To Do When Your Best And Oldest Customer Isn't Happy

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 11.11.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

You have a long relationship with this customer and it is exactly at this time they need to know that you're genuinely upset with whatever has developed. You need to take a breath before you engage with customer or staff. You also need to understand that giving up completely to whatever demands are made and make the situation go away is not always necessary.

Unleashing Creativity on Business

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Soren Petersen

The creative professions are moving into a new Golden Age after having lived for more than a century now in the shadow of engineering, marketing and f...

5 Good Caffeine Reasons to Visit Downtown Las Vegas

JK Russ | Posted 11.04.2014 | Taste
JK Russ

I have developed an obsession for hunting out good coffee experiences wherever I go.

"You Nailed It!" How to Kill a Television Interview

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 11.02.2014 | Media
Stacy Slotnick

Inside the Nokia Theatre at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held on August 25, host Seth Meyers keenly observed that agents habitually tell their clients, "You are crushing it right now" or "Just killing it, buddy."

Boners + Belly Laughter: Laughterbating With Aella's Avant-garde, NSFW Performance Art

Jesse Damiani | Posted 10.28.2014 | Weird News
Jesse Damiani

Just as Charlie Chaplin revolutionized his field in a jester's clothes, in donning these identities to "tell" these stories, Aella undermines and revolutionizes.

5 Survival Questions for Leaders of Tomorrow's Economy

Silvia Damiano | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Silvia Damiano

From Silicon Valley to Capitol Hill, experts warn that without continuous innovation, companies and even entire economies will fail. And in leadership circles, you're still thinking inside the box if you don't drop the word "innovation" at least once at a meeting.

When Designers Get Together -- Creativity Sparks!

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Studies applying design science research, open innovation and crowdsourcing offer possibilities for examining as yet unknown drivers, designers' values, beliefs and behaviors and how these factors influence their design performance.

Lean On: Workers, Work and the Spouses Who Help Us Succeed

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.22.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

We marry for "richer or poorer," but does our choice of partner actually make us richer or poorer?

Managers Can Motivate Employees With One Word

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

The word "together" is a powerful social cue to the brain. In and of itself, it seems to serve as a kind of relatedness reward, signaling that you belong, that you are connected, and that there are people you can trust working with you toward the same goal.

Brilliant Ventures Out of the Box With 'Kid Box' From Feng Dance Theater at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

For the first time, the Feng Dance Theater from Tainan, Taiwan is making its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. And boy, have they exploded onto the international stage.

New Study Suggests Another Good Reason To Avoid Working Late

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.30.2014 | Science

They're those moments when you really love your job. You're energized and completely focused on the task at hand. You're "in the zone" -- or, as ...

Review: 'Disperse the Light' an Exhibition of New E-Lit

Illya Szilak | Posted 09.19.2014 | Books
Illya Szilak

Each year writers, critics and scholars of "born digital" literature congregate at the Electronic Literature Organization conference.