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Managers Can Motivate Employees With One Word

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.15.2014 | 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.

Organizational Excellence Is About Being Perfect Together

Great Work Cultures | Posted 08.14.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

When organizations work well, they allow ordinary people to do extraordinary things. That's because they can be powerful vehicles for combining our strengths in a way that makes the whole far greater than the sum of the parts.

Who Wants to Be Good for Nothing?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

With success being often defined as "making it," through the acquisition of money, recognition and power, it has been difficult for me to fit the journey of my migrating interests into this definition.

Common Purpose, Come Together

Martina Buchal | Posted 08.07.2014 | Impact
Martina Buchal

Twenty-three young people were brought together by World Merit and Rise from all over the world to tackle two of the world's most pressing issues: Climate change and gender equality.

Teacher Collaboration for the Sake of Academic Development in PreK-6 English Language Learners

Dorit Sasson | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
Dorit Sasson

Research shows that the most common problems English language learners is that of understanding meaning of academic texts. Teachers need to ensure they are also helping their students making important literary and deeper comprehension connections.

People's Impact With Christina and Rocco: Create the Life You Want and Do Not Waste Your Potential

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Today I had an interesting talk with two college friends, Christina and Rocco, who have an incredible story to share. Christina comes from Germany, Rocco from Italy. They met in the United States while studying International Business administration. Surprisingly enough, in the dining hall, four years ago.

Declaring War on Cultural War

Robert Hall | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Hall

The upcoming 2014 congressional elections and the 2016 Presidential/congressional elections are a time of opportunity. The majority in this country are tired of cultural warfare. The vocal minority may be ruling but they have failed at governing. Sometimes war is necessary but it is always destructive and never sustainable.

Where Does Your Innovation Strategy Begin?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 08.01.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Can a business innovate if it's not trying? Have you ever been in a company meeting where the word innovation is tossed around quite a bit? I have experienced this in my career with both small and large companies.

Competitive vs. Creative: Three Steps to Avoid Sleeping With the Enemy and Establish Collaboration Success

Kim Harris | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business
Kim Harris

Great collaborations are built on mutual respect, trust and creativity. The mistake that a lot of entrepreneurs make is assuming that just because they are familiar or acquainted with someone that they would make an ideal partner in a collaborative effort. Not always the case.

The Conspiracy of Empathy: Why Some Organizations Thrive When Others Don't

Jayson Boyers | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Jayson Boyers

It is inevitable that every company, industry and even government will meet a crisis at some stage in their life cycle. For those organizations that succeed, is there a common thread for thriving beyond the crisis?

Joint Venture: Business Agreement for International Trade

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

You must keep in mind that a joint venture is particularly aimed at obtaining the respective commercial benefits, but does not include all business or economic activities of the participating members.

Opening Doors of Dialogue, Closing Tunnels of Revenge

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

We have different options, but not to lose our humanity and our hope for the future, the future that we all have in our minds and hearts, of safety and security for all, we only have one resolution and one way forward: harder, but essential: peace.

What Is Collaboration at Work?

Bruce Mayhew | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Bruce Mayhew

Collaboration is challenging when you consider collaboration requires a work environment that is fundamentally different from the vertical, hierarchical structure most businesses have operated for the last 50-plus years.

Lessons Learned From the Softball Field on the Power of Collaboration

Suzanne McKenzie | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Suzanne McKenzie

The most effective partnerships are forged when people build on one another's strengths, resulting in more than they could accomplish on their own.

Houston, We Have a Leadership Problem

Silvia Damiano | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Silvia Damiano

If companies want to make a real change, they can start by expanding their definition of leadership success to address the current built-in gender biases that subordinate the leadership competencies in which many women excel.

#AOLBUILD Welcomes Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz and @SexTapeMovie Director, Jake Kasdan

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

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Where New Technology Leaves Us

Danny Groner | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Danny Groner

As we look ahead at a world with computers literally affixed to people's eyes, let's make sure not to forget the importance of the people behind the screens.

The Future of Work Is About Challenging Convention

Jacob Morgan | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Jacob Morgan

It's no wonder that synonyms for employee, manager and work include words like cog, slave driver and drudgery. We have literally built our organizations from the ground up with the notion that work has to be unpleasant. It's time to challenge convention.

#AOLBUILD Meets Founder Reshma Saujani @GirlsWhoCode

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Saujani is a self-proclaimed "Feminist with a capital F" and while she asks "Where are the women?," she definitely knows where they should be: EVERYWHERE.

A Talk With Peter James and Ian Rankin

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.14.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Internationally acclaimed, their books have been translated into dozens of languages, and are regularly on best-seller lists. Peter and Ian are being interviewed together since they collaborated on a story in Face Off, a collection of short stories by some of the world's greatest thriller writers.

Putting the Community Into Community Engagement

Karen Pittman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Impact
Karen Pittman

Those of us pushing for community change know that community members are the engine of systemic changes in the attitudes, norms and behaviors that are necessary for big systems reform. So why is it so hard to engage the community?

Inclusion, Engagement, Collaboration -- An Inconvenient Truth?

Sylvana Storey | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Sylvana Storey

Much talk is generated about the value that the behaviors of inclusion, engagement and collaboration bring to organizations but we only need to dig a bit deeper to see what the evidence is for how these behaviors are practiced by those who do the talking.

The DOPE x Liquipel x Starter Snapback in Black

Jamie Rosenberg | Posted 07.07.2014 | Style
Jamie Rosenberg

Dope and Starter are teaming up with Liquipel to provide consumers with an awesome hat. The collab will feature Dope's logo on the front of a black snapback, and on the back it will show the starter label on the mid section.

How Visionary Leaders Can Stifle Innovation

Linda Hill | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Linda Hill

Every day we hear more leaders call for increased innovation from their organizations. They recognize what's now obvious. In a world of rapid change, the ability to innovate over and over is probably the only enduring competitive advantage an organization can have.

Together Instead of Alone: Connection, Coworking and the Congregation

Rev. Emily M. D. Scott | Posted 07.01.2014 | Religion
Rev. Emily M. D. Scott

A vision for a coworking space has come into focus at St. Lydia's, the Dinner Church where I am pastor.