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6 Fundamentals of Being an Authority in Your Field

John Murphy | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
John Murphy

Being seen as an authority in your field is pretty much your ticket to building a successful business - it is most certainly a requirement to having long term relationships with your clients.

Effectively Building Your Personal Brand with Zahrina Robertson

Zahrina Robertson | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Zahrina Robertson

Today, there is a lot of talk about personal branding and every career minded professional understands it's importance. Everybody has his or her own p...

Responsibility to Sometimes, if Need Be, Say No

Catherine Nagle | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

Today, I'm hearing a lot more about people having mentors, advisers or therapists who enrich our lives. And I'm glad we have great professionals in th...

How It's Easier to Become a St. Louis Police Officer Than a Barber

Nikolas Katsimpras | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Katsimpras

Barbers and hairdressers, like Dionne Flowers of St. Louis, are an integral part of the society. The inconceivable, unknown detail in this story is that Dionne had more training for her license as a hairdresser, than the officers who pulled the trigger on Kajieme Powel had for their licenses.

"That Is Great, BUT..."

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

The higher up you go in your organization, the more you need to make other people winners and not make your job about winning yourself. This is a hard concept for people who like to win to grasp.

7 Steps to Effective Fathering

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

The role of father became marginalized as men moved their work from the farm to the factory. An availability and presence faded from the fields and the rap-around porches, as fathers picked up lunch pails in place of shovels and plows.

Keep Ya Head Up: How Small Businesses Can Win Against Cyberbullies and Trolls

Andrew Chau | Posted 07.14.2014 | Small Business
Andrew Chau

I am writing this for all businesses (and people) who have been hurt by mean-spirited individuals on the internet including our beloved employee.

Why Girls Get Called Bossy, and How to Avoid It

Adam Grant | Posted 05.17.2014 | Women
Adam Grant

If we want girls to receive positive reinforcement for early acts of leadership, let's discourage bossy behavior along with banning bossy labels. That means teaching girls to engage in behaviors that earn admiration before they assert their authority.

Five Important Lessons On How To Attract High End Clients

Brian Horn | Posted 05.12.2014 | Small Business
Brian Horn

Think of your main product as the "meat" of the sandwich. To complete your sandwich, you want to include bonuses that become the "bread" of your sandwich -- one for below your meat, and another that goes above it.

Be Perceived As An Authority Of Your Industry With This Simple Mindset Shift

Brian Horn | Posted 04.20.2014 | Small Business
Brian Horn

Have you ever wondered why some business leaders seem to have more credibility than others? It's not magic. They've simply figured out why authority status is given to some people -- and it's not for reasons you might think.

The Bohras: Understanding Shi'a Succession in a Muslim Community

Rizwan Mawani | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Rizwan Mawani

The passing of Syedna Muhammad Burhanuddin, the 52nd da'i al-mutlaq of the Dawoodi Tayyibi Musta'li Ismailis, Friday in Mumbai left a community of approximately one million adherents mournful and bereaved.

Chris Christie, You Lost My Vote

William Astore | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
William Astore

Christie wants authority without personal responsibility. He's quick to hold others responsible but not himself. He equivocates when he should be unequivocal.

Is Authority Permission?

Jim Moore | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

By a limited definition of Article II, the president can act on the spot in an emergency to protect American interests. That authority is still not, in my opinion, a blanket permission to act unilaterally in Syria.

Effective Leaders Build Success-Driven Teams: Lead With Three C's

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 09.22.2013 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

Recently, I asked myself a serious question about my career: "Is it professionally healthy to remain a boss, or is it time to stand up and be leader?"

Fish Discover Water Last

Iram Ganju | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Iram Ganju

Part One The boundary between what is custom and what is law, differs from culture to culture. The lines can become blurred without our knowledge and...

The Systemic Crushing of Young Nonconformists and Anti-Authoritarians

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.11.2013 | TED Weekends
Bruce E. Levine

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI believe that our young anti-authoritarians -- our potential heroes -- have far less of a need for hero courses in their schools than a need for help in battling against the systemic, authoritarian aspects of their schools.

The Arrogance of Ignorance--The Authority of Knowledge

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 12.02.2012 | Arts
Steven Paul Leiva

While it really does little harm for people to be arrogantly ignorant about art, in the larger civic world we all share, toxic ignorance, false information, and highly subjective and biased knowledge can do much harm, both locally and globally.

Innovation Myths Debunked

Robert F. Brands | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business
Robert F. Brands

While it's true that every innovation must start with an idea, it is actually the delivery and execution of processes that lead to sustained Innovation. In fact, when it comes to achieving a culture of innovation, execution may be the biggest challenge.

Who Made You the Boss of Me? Reclaiming Authority in Our Own Lives

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Relinquishing our authority is turning us into a nation of sloths, proud of the opportunity to do nothing. We have created a Hummer but lost the use of our legs. We are disabled by the softness of our chairs, and disappearing into the easiness that we worked so hard to create.

If I'm Wrong -- I'm Toast!

Irene Tanner | Posted 02.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

After decades of exploring the human potential movement and studying many methods of its gurus, I now believe that I have garnered enough information, instruction and experience to edit it all down to some simple guidelines that have proven invaluable to me.

School of Hard Knocks: The Day Our Daughter Learned an Important Lesson in Assertiveness

Tina Traster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Traster

I was distressed that my daughter was put in the compromised position of not knowing whom to obey: her teacher or her parents.

Limit Setting and Parenting with the Basics of Verbal First Aid

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

What has happened in our culture and in our families that we are more worried about whether our kids like us than whether we properly prepare them for a life?

Lie of Omission on a Job Application?

Liz Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Ryan

There is no legal requirement for you to include every job you've ever held throughout your career.

Four Ways to Fix a Broken Legal System

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
TEDTalks

The land of the free has become a legal minefield, says Philip K. Howard -- especially for teachers and doctors, whose work has been paralyzed by fear of suits. 2010-02-22-howard.jpg

Pundit Contest Would Have Gone Down Better with a Spoonful of Psychology

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bella DePaulo

Once upon a time there were well-worn paths to the top of the press pile. America's Next Great Pundit Contest, however, is based on the premise that well-informed voices could come from just about anywhere.