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Your Response Matters - Especially To Errors

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 11.09.2013 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

Miscues, mistakes, missteps, screw ups or whatever else describes performance that is subpar will happen. It's how you handle them that's the real indicator of who you are as a person, negotiator, teacher, counselor, and leader.

The 13 Questions Great Leaders Ask Their Teams

Forbes | Josh Linker | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living

We're often encouraged to "lead by example," and that through your explanations of various tasks at hand or answers to conundrums, your team members w...

Lisa Kline: A Light Hand on the Tiller

Lisa Kline | Posted 10.26.2013 | Women
Lisa Kline

While well-intentioned, we can often try so hard and so forcefully to achieve something that we push the objective even further away.

I Dropped My Child Off at His New Classroom. Now What Should I Do?

Diana Grycan | Posted 10.15.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

In the midst of these new beginnings parents are naturally anxious for reassurance that their child will be happy. Often their anxiety causes inappropriate behavior as they approach the teacher. This blog is to help you, the parent, get off to a good start with the teacher.

Why Public Service Needs Engineers And Scientists

Ernestine Fu | Posted 10.14.2013 | Technology
Ernestine Fu

Why would an engineer write a book on public service? Because engineers and scientists are problem solvers. They can work within constraints, in environments of uncertainty, and are able to identify and overcome hurdles quickly and efficiently.

WATCH: Dolphin's Amazing Ability Wows Researchers

AP | SUZETTE LABOY | Posted 08.09.2013 | Science

GRASSY KEY, Fla. -- A dog may be man's best friend, but dolphins can imitate human actions, and even how they solve problems. When a dolphin has one ...

Education and the Creativity Crisis

Kerry O'Shea Gorgone | Posted 10.08.2013 | Parents
Kerry O'Shea Gorgone

We need to cultivate creativity in our children, or we're effectively crippling them before sending them out into the world.

Why Moving the Needle Matters More Than You Think

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

When you can't solve the big problem, it often feels futile to try. Because if you try and you don't succeed, it seems like wasted effort. But it's not, sometimes moving the needle is enough.

When Catastrophe Strikes -- Think Again

Marc Gopin | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Marc Gopin

As we all face moments in our family, our nation or on our planet when neighbors are going through a living hell, we need to work harder at giving enough comfort and support to mourners in catastrophe.

Our Opinions Are Dumbing Us Down

Edward Muzio | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Edward Muzio

I have friends and acquaintances who for years I've known to be rational, intelligent and competent. Most have careers doing complex sophisticated wor...

Embracing the Culture of Experimentation

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 09.17.2013 | Good News
Dylan Ratigan

Evolution lies in deciding not just to act, but to do so in a visible and integrity-driven manner in an environment laden with choices -- some good and many bad. These choices and our decision to choose can bring about the type of evolution that human beings are uniquely capable of enacting.

Powerful Questions That Can Transform Any Situation

Preston Smiles | Posted 09.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Preston Smiles

We are often so wrapped up in our own so-called "problems" that we fail to see the constant opportunity for growth in every situation.

Should Lawyers Be Required to Take Continuing Education Courses on Human Mental Processes?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.18.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On May 23, 2012, I gave a presentation to the members of the San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the Financial Planning Association. The topic was "Are Atto...

Is the Adversary Model Appropriate or Suitable for Family Law Matters?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.09.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Divorce doesn't impact children, especially if they are adults, does it? When families are "ripped apart by divorce," it has no consequences, right? ...

Do You Have an Unconditional Love?

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

The benefits of comprehending what an unconditional love means and implementing it in our everyday life seems to be significant, not only to us but also to whomever and whatever we interact with. So let's start the process and see it for yourself.

Cutting Down Trees and Solving Life's Problems

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.01.2013 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

That "one-at-a-time" business is the key to solving life's problems. We live in a fast age, that is, everyone is impatient and wants things taken care of in a hurry. That won't work!

How to Solve Common Family Problems

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 07.31.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

In every family, there will be problems. No matter how positive and empathic parents have been, kids will still argue and misbehave, and ask for more than they can have. The demands of our daily lives -- and of theirs -- will inevitably create conflict and misunderstanding.

Why Compromise Never Works (And What to Do Instead)

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Refusal to compromise is widely considered to be the root cause of political polarization, business battles, and divorce wars. But refusal to compromise isn't actually the cause of these problems. It's merely a symptom. The real problem is unwillingness to tolerate uncertainty.

How Many Days a Year Are Mother's or Father's Day?

Diana Grycan | Posted 07.20.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

I greet each Mother's Day and Father's Day with many wonderful memories of my own parents, who have been gone for some time.

My No. 1 Tip for Solving Problems

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

Is something bothering you? Put it down, give it a break, walk away and forget about it -- for now. Trust your higher consciousness to keep working on a solution.

Collaborative Problem-Solving on Start-ups

Joseph Bubman | Posted 07.02.2013 | Small Business
Joseph Bubman

One of the biggest frustrations of working on a start-up is encountering a recurring problem and failing to successfully develop and implement a sustainable solution to address it. Imagine, for example, that the deadlines your team has set for front-end design work continually go unmet.

The Secret To Being More Creative

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

In his wildly popular 2006 TED talk, Sir Ken Robinson defined creativity as "the process of having original ideas that have value." Aside from being wonderfully succinct, this definition implies that any creative enterprise requires two key phases.

Rude Awakenings

Mary Pritchard | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

So I'm writing a new book. I haven't completely given up on the first book. After all, I have a number of people who are counting on me to write that book. But for now, my focus has to be on where my heart and soul are taking me.

A Recipe for Community

Linda Buzzell | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Buzzell

The bottom line? Any community gathering, organization or event that engages body, mind, soul and spirit has a far greater chance of surviving and thriving.

Think of Others If You Want Bigger, Better Ideas

James Allen | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business
James Allen

Struggling with a tricky problem? Pass it on to someone else. Sounds tempting? Here are a number of reasons why it might be your best course of action.