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You Lead Volunteers (Whether You Like It Or Not)

David Dye | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
David Dye

What did you do when you got to work this morning? Did you dive in with passion or ease into the day? Did you do the easy things first or did you tackle a thorny problem with creative energy?

Critical Thinking Skills: Higher Education Must Lead Business to Maximize Full Value of Employees

Bill Destler | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Bill Destler

Substantial long-term research and comments from employers suggest that a large portion of college and university graduates lack critical thinking skills.

How to Solve Every Problem In Your Life

Noah St. John | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Noah St. John

No one likes problems. Most of us try to avoid, ignore, or get away from our problems. Some would argue that problems are the bane of human existence....

Creative Solutions to Crises -- Through Play

Mary Flanagan | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Mary Flanagan

We must reinvent rusty old conflict models, or we will never escape the vicious cycle of war countering war. Violence isn't the answer to seemingly intractable problems. And yet, we're only as brilliant as the tools we've learned to use.

How Can We Internalize Gratitude Into The Growth Of Our Children?

Diana Grycan | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Diana Grycan

If parents think that their child's behavior should always be excused, that child will never experience the feeling of being grateful for their successes. Children need to distinguish between the outcome of making mistakes, and the ultimate growth and strength they draw from correcting them. Then they can be grateful that they are going down the right paths.

Fix It! - 10 Steps to More Effective Problem-Solving

Ray Gagnon | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Ray Gagnon

If it's true, as has been said, that the essence of running a business is "getting up every day and solving today's problem," then effective problem-solving goes to the heart of every successful enterprise.

Why We Hide Some Of Our Best Work

Harvard Business Review | Ethan Bernstein | Posted 09.26.2014 | World

Your employer can track your every move, no matter where you sit in the organization. Often, the impulse is to scrutinize all behavior — through rea...

How to Spot a Real Problem

Michael Neill | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

I have found in my private practice that the vast majority of the problems that occupy our thoughts and energy wouldn't even exist if we didn't give so much energy to our thoughts about them. They are illusory in nature -- nothing more than tricks of the mind.

Why Do We See Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 11.19.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!

What You Miss Out On When You Rely on Punishment and Reward

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Heidi Mulligan Walker

Relying on punishment and reward is a lot like relying on fast food; in the moment it can be instantly gratifying, but nothing is really achieved.

The Power of Passion

Rob White | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob White

The impassioned person wastes no time on trivialities, never blames others for mistakes he makes, and gets excited about experimenting with new methods of achieving his goal. It's a fancy-hearted and fact-finding endeavor to live with passion.

Desperate for Alzheimer's Caregiving Information? Go to Alz.org

Marie Marley | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Need information and advice about wandering? Agitation? Hallucinations? Incontinence? Go to Alz.org. Need help finding an assisted living facility in your community? Yes. Go to Alz.org. Would you like to enroll your loved on in a clinical trial? Alz.org has an online feature to help you find one.

How to Improve Your People Skills

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Learning to solve problems and work with people can be the best way to exhibit class. Remember: Your people skills are your social skills. Define the problem in terms of needs. Brainstorm possible solutions. Select the solution that will best meet everyone's needs.

Preparing for Impact

Tamara Belinfanti | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Tamara Belinfanti

True impact requires systems thinking -- in order to change some aspect of our society we have to understand as best we can the inter-connectedness and function of the various parts.

Why Your Business Needs a Tennis Player

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.29.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

We've all been part of a group or team where everything clicked. Everyone knows things a great team needs -- leadership, ownership of solving problems, camaraderie and integrity.

The Risk Is Worth the Reward

Vince Bertram | Posted 09.27.2014 | Education
Vince Bertram

Parents, teachers and educators have the opportunity to nurture the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs by reinforcing creative thinking and problem solving and creating safe environments where students feel comfortable taking risks.

Four True Things About Marriage, Divorce and Families

Magda Pecsenye | Posted 09.15.2014 | Divorce
Magda Pecsenye

No one can tell you whether you should stay together or get divorced (although they'll definitely try to). But knowing these four things can help you figure out where you are in the process, what's possible and give you some signposts to help you on the next leg of the journey.

The Best Ideas Come From Fixin' Things

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Shane Paul Neil

In our problem-plagued world, nothing stands out more than problem solving. Global warming, pollution, severe income disparity, structurally high unem...

This Simple Trick May Solve All Your Relationship Problems

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 06.10.2014 | Divorce

Are you someone who gives stellar relationship advice to your best friends, but can never seem to fix your own love life? You're not alone. Resear...

Black and Brown America -- Here Comes the Memo

John Hope Bryant | Posted 08.03.2014 | Black Voices
John Hope Bryant

It's time for black and brown America to get their copy of what I call The Memo. It's so straight forward, you can decide to ignore this article al...

To Solve or to Dissolve

Rob White | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob White

After 70 years of trying to solve problems, it has become apparent to me that there's a better way to go: Rather than solve, learn to dissolve them. That is the key to taking yourself out of a world of frustration and placing yourself in a world of satisfaction.

High Sensitivity: Hidden Treasure for Organizations

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Thomas Gelmi

The business world is still about higher, faster, better. Especially in leading positions, strong-willed and highly resilient individuals are required that can make quick decisions. This comes with a price for leaders, employees and organizations.

Strolling My Way to a Novel

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Rubinstein

A Stanford University study indicated that walking on a treadmill at "an easy, self-selected pace" while facing a blank wall helped generate 60 percent more innovative ideas when the subjects were tested psychologically for creative thinking.

Joan Moran: 7 Business Skills That Make Your Personal Life Successful

Red Room | Posted 06.19.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Red Room

Do you ever wonder why some people are successful and accomplished in business but not very successful in their personal lives?