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Collaboration

Shared Understanding: Bringing Together Many Voices Using Collaborative Tools and Processes

Great Work Cultures | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

I fell in love with technology when I met my first computer and learned to program. But my husband has no cause for jealousy because my love of technology is instrumental.

Rules of Engagement

David Kleeman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Media
David Kleeman

This past week, three colleagues and I prepared an article pitch, on historical and other reasons why research scientists and industry content creator...

Super Teams, not Superstars

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Sometimes you can feel it immediately. This "something" that is hard to explain, but so easy to feel. A "something" which is part of the culture, and...

The Merger of Business & Philanthropy

Steven Crandell | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

An Open Letter to Bill Gates and Kevin Roberts Dear Bill and Kevin, The people of the world are ready for one of the biggest innovations eve...

Community Engagement for Collective Impact: Lessons From Alaska

Karen Pittman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Karen Pittman

People who run collective impact efforts say one of their toughest tasks is keeping community engagement going beyond the "summits" where everyone gets fired up. What does it mean to keep communities engaged in the mission that they've signed on for? Why is it so hard to do this well?

Build More Than Just A Resume: Seven Ways STEM Builds Character

Alicia Chang | Posted 12.07.2014 | Education
Alicia Chang

Hardly a week passes without a news story that touts the benefits of studying a STEM field. There is little doubt that majoring in a science, technolo...

From Flat Sheet to 3D Art (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
Crane.tv

Paper. We use it daily in one way or another; to scribble and draw on, to feed our printers or simply just to read off. But this material is capable of a lot more. This is where paper engineers like Lydia Shirreff come into their own.

'The Golem of Hollywood' A Talk With Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.06.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Jonathan and Jesse have co-authored The Golem of Hollywood, a crime novel with elements of myth and the supernatural.

Solving the World's Biggest Problems Takes Ensembles, Not Soloists

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

I'm convinced that, when it comes to most of the major challenges we face, multi-stakeholder partnerships are the key to achieving real progress.

5 Questions to Ask When Hiring an Ad Agency

Beth Bronfman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Beth Bronfman

Selecting an advertising agency can -- and should be -- a positive experience for any business. With the right partner, you can grow and develop your brand and in turn, your bottom line. But like hiring the right employee, selecting an agency partner can be a challenge.

The Importance of Partnerships: Why Business and Higher Ed Need Each Other

Dr. Mike Metke | Posted 11.24.2014 | College
Dr. Mike Metke

Junior and community colleges were created as partnerships between local governments and state governments to help provide affordable access to higher education and it worked well. College has been the doorway to a brighter future for millions of Americans, but that door has been closing.

'Murder 101' A Talk With Faye Kellerman

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Faye Kellerman is the bestselling author of 26 novels, 22 of which feature the husband and wife team of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. Murder 101 is the twenty-second Decker-Lazarus novel.

How to Run Your Business Like a Rock Star

Rana Florida | Posted 11.19.2014 | Small Business
Rana Florida

wiwsbBands and startups have a lot in common. Sleepless nights, fueled on caffeine and adrenaline, they both have a lot at stake and chances are they've sacrificed a lot to get to where they are. Here are 15 simple tips to ensure your startup is a number one hit.

The Power of Team Collaboration in the Workplace

Zach Cutler | Posted 11.17.2014 | Technology
Zach Cutler

Here are some ways to harness the power of team collaboration and get your employees working smarter, harder, and most importantly, together:

United We Stand: A Message for Today's Female Entrepreneur

Penina Rybak | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

I believe that women are hardwired to see teamwork as byproduct of change. I also believe that women make a real effort to present their authentic selves when trying to balance work/life, humanity/technology, and Me/We.

How Do You Work Best?

Great Work Cultures | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

When do you work best? Is it between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.? Or do you perhaps have the clearest head at 7 a.m. and trouble focusing in the afternoon? Is it only on Monday through Friday? Or do you sometimes struggle to think straight on Mondays, but have great ideas on Saturdays?

Finding the Common Thread

Martina Buchal | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Martina Buchal

To create empowering, inclusive dialogue around what the world is doing RIGHT, and what we, as people, aspire towards -- allowing a voice for all those who are interested in being a part of the solution.

Collaboration Is as Easy as Knowing Your ABC's

Dan Pontefract | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
Dan Pontefract

We wonder why employee engagement levels remain so anemic in today's organizations.There is hope, however, and perhaps that comes in the form of adding to the definition of collaboration.

5 Survival Questions for Leaders of Tomorrow's Economy

Silvia Damiano | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Silvia Damiano

From Silicon Valley to Capitol Hill, experts warn that without continuous innovation, companies and even entire economies will fail. And in leadership circles, you're still thinking inside the box if you don't drop the word "innovation" at least once at a meeting.

Soft Trumps Hard

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Being seen as "soft" is not good neither for a man nor for women in corporations or politics. There is clearly a cultural fear of "softness." And do you know what? I think it is a fear well-founded! Because softness achieves so much more, in an unbeatable way.

How to Prepare for a Brainstorming Session

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

The few days before a brainstorm session begins -- the "incubation time" -- is often the difference between brilliance and boredom. Unfortunately, most companies don't get this.

Managers Can Motivate Employees With One Word

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.15.2014 | 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 10.14.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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 10.07.2014 | 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.