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Young and Entrepreneurial: 25-Year-Old Tip'd Off CEO Akshay Oberai -- Building a Social Network for Wall Street

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.26.2015 | Small Business
David Ongchoco

Entrepreneurship runs in the blood of Akshay. His father was a Silicon Valley tech veteran who encouraged Akshay to intern in startups early on starting at 14 years old.

What Truly Matters in Youth Sports? Hint: It's Not the Sport

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

We adults tend to think we have all the answers when it comes to youth sports. We adults can pontificate all we want, but the thing that should matter most in youth sports isn't the sport, it's the youth.

Fun, Fitness And Fostering Character: 8 Tips To Make Youth Sports Great For Kids

Anne Josephson | Posted 03.16.2015 | Sports
Anne Josephson

Parent brawls, coaches who belittle athletes and the kids who are suffering from injuries, eating disorders or stress and exhaustion. It can leave a parent wondering: why is it valuable for my child to play youth sports?

How A Group Of Outcast Teen Boys Taught Me The Value Of Youth Sports

Brooke de Lench | Posted 03.16.2015 | Sports
Brooke de Lench

Don't expect to win any games, they said. Some of the boys have attention issues, they said; several chronically misbehave. Some lack "talent" or are slow footed. And we think so and so is selling weed, and, oh, by the way, we don't think a woman should be coaching a boys' team in the first place. I had a different perspective.

Want Radical Innovation? Here's Where to Look

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Innovation happens behind-the-scenes. It's often not the faces of a company -- the directors and managers -- who come up with breakthrough ideas but the individuals working out of public view, in the background.

Keep Up The Chatter: Youth Sports And Effective Communication

Aaron Yavelberg | Posted 03.15.2015 | Sports
Aaron Yavelberg

Children who play sports learn to express their feelings of disappointment when the team does lose, a vital skill for developing resiliency. Sports give children the opportunity to learn to work together with others toward a common goal and a framework for developing the skills they will need later in life to achieve those goals.

The Hiring Guru: Tonye Cole's Africa Business Plan

David Jensen | Posted 03.13.2015 | Business
David Jensen

This advice addresses the end result of using a system or exact process to expand your team like Mr. Cole has done. I hope you can see that the care of onboarding each individual exponentially grows goodwill in and out of the workplace and helps secure the professional legacy of not just Mr. Cole, but his partners, the Sahara Group and commerce throughout Africa.

Finding Acceptance -- On (and Off) the Field

David Jacobson | Posted 03.13.2015 | Sports
David Jacobson

Sports provide the chance to learn teamwork, persistence through adversity, and basic human respect for oneself and others that could literally save lives from Ferguson to Fallujah.

What's The Value Of Youth Sports?

Emily Cohen | Posted 03.12.2015 | Sports
Emily Cohen

The negative buzz around youth sports -- concussions, overuse injuries, out­ of ­control parents, costly travel teams, bullying coaches and more -- have parents wondering if it's worth it to let their kids continue playing. Have we reached a point where the negatives outweigh the positives in youth sports?

Abusive Managers Harm Their Teams and Their Companies -- New Research Shows How

Douglas LaBier | Posted 03.12.2015 | Business
Douglas LaBier

As if the damage of unhealthy management needs more confirmation, it's nevertheless helpful to see researchers confirm and add to the evidence that an unhealthy management culture harms efforts to create a well-functioning team; and therefore harms the entire organization.

9 Reasons Why Sports Are Valuable For Our Children To Play

Janis B. Meredith | Posted 03.04.2015 | Sports
Janis B. Meredith

We've been hearing for years that youth sports build character, persistence and teamwork. I'd like to get a bit deeper and explain nine very specific reasons why I am glad my three 20-something kids played sports from preschool through college.

Build Trust in Your Team in No Time!

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 03.03.2015 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Even in organizations where the work is mostly done on an individual level, we see impressive results when people are allowed to be engaged and focused around common challenges or opportunities.

All For One and One For All

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 02.27.2015 | Sports
Heather Gillis-Harris

These boys will always be connected. When they reminisce at their 20th high school reunion, in between talking about their jobs and families, I hope they reflect on this game. The game when they were 10-years-old and discovered the true meaning of team.

Make Our Differences Work for Everyone In the Group

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.19.2015 | Business
Kare Anderson

Why not become an Opportunity Maker, the invaluable glue that holds diverse groups together and makes you sought-after? Here are three methods to hone that skill and stay relevant in this fast changing world.

Don't Be a Leader Who Turns Around to Look and See That Nobody Is Following

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 02.19.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Teamwork is essential to the productivity and maximization of corporations, businesses, or the workplace. I'm invited into their world so they can peek behind the curtain into my world.

We Have to Stop Meeting Like This

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 03.12.2015 | Business
Lisa M. Sodeika

So many meetings, so little time. We've all been there -- from the PTA to the corporate board room -- we're drowning in ineffective, poorly planned meetings, frustrated that we can't get better organized to save ourselves precious time for innovation and implementation.

What's It Like to Be Homeschooled?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 02.19.2015 | Small Business
Maureen Anderson

How was it possible a seven-year-old was running a cash register and holding down a side business in addition to those retail responsibilities? Why wasn't she in school? Indigo is in school.

Why Culture Matters More Than Goals

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Goals are where you want to go. Culture is the critical element that determines whether or not you get there. Be intentional, and explicit, about both.

Team Cohesion: Are You Succeeding or Failing?

John Murphy | Posted 02.11.2015 | Business
John Murphy

Pretty blunt question, isn't it? The reason this title is so foremost in my mind is that it has come up as an issue in recent conversations with a couple of leaders of teams, and some people who are not the leaders, but members of teams.

The Reason Why Construction Workers Often Make The Happiest Employees

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business

A recent TINYpulse study found that construction workers are the happiest employees in the workforce, but that news came as no surprise to those on th...

Managing Your Team for Maximum Growth

John Bowen | Posted 02.03.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

We can build hugely successful companies -- just not by ourselves. Scaling requires knowing how to get the very best from your most important assets: your team members. Here's how to do it.

Business Lessons From 3 Iconic Movies

Austin Schneider | Posted 01.30.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

I have long been a fan of movies and the numerous things they have been able to do for people over the past century. They entertain us, they bring us together and they inspire us.

Workplace Stress? Check Your Inbox

Glenn Riseley | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business
Glenn Riseley

According to a McKinsey Global Institute report, the average employee today will spend close to 30% of their time just slogging through email.

Huddles: In Football, Business and Hospitals

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 03.24.2015 | Sports
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Football is not just a game of strategy, but it is counterstrategy, execution, recovery, calibration, recalibration and then again strategy and execution -- all in 24-second cycles. So what makes this possible? We pondered, why is football so different from other team sports like soccer, baseball or basketball.

Start Your Engines: Be Part of the 5 Percent Club

Janine Garner | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

Success is a lonely journey if you do it by yourself. Those who do stand by themselves rapidly realize that, and also miss out on that amazing cross-pollination that a team brings.