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A Deadline Is a Beautiful Thing

Ilene Fischer | Posted 04.14.2014 | Small Business
Ilene Fischer

It is true that tight schedules can result in team members cutting corners to meet deadlines. But oftentimes, you find that those corners should be cut.

Why I Wasn't Sure I Belonged In An Exit Row Seat

Tova Laiter | Posted 04.08.2014 | Fifty
Tova Laiter

On a recent trip to Mexico City, luck struck just when I least expected it. It was a crowded coach flight, but the busy agent at the United Airlines check-in desk suddenly smiled at me and said the magic words: 'I gave you the best seat in the house -- exit row'.

This New Paris Scavenger Hunt Is the Perfect Way to See the City

Jenna-Marie Warnecke | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel
Jenna-Marie Warnecke

When Daisy de Plume, the innovative force behind THATLou (Treasure Hunt At The Louvre), created her popular scavenger hunt in 2012, she didn't expect ...

Why Managers Fail Their Teams - And What To Do About It

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.02.2014 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

"Teamwork" is the mantra of today's workplace - but too few executives know how to manage and support it. That's the conclusion of Harvard Business Sc...

Baseball: The Best Leadership Trainer Ever

Richard French | Posted 03.25.2014 | Sports
Richard French

Baseball is hard. Harder than just about anyone realizes, and the number of youth players in baseball has been declining over the last several years. ...

Remember the We

Mike Del Ponte | Posted 03.14.2014 | Business
Mike Del Ponte

We spend a lot of time monitoring our own success and comparing ourselves to others. We're constantly proving ourselves to be the best entrepreneurs, philanthropists, lawyers or doctors, and yet climbing to the top can be a lonely journey.

Teamwork In Business Is Overrated

Jennifer Dziura | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business
Jennifer Dziura

I've talked a lot about our obsession with teamwork (and its dark shadow, totally unnecessary consensus), but also the WASPy, milquetoast way people speak in corporate America. Sometimes, "collaboration" is just another word for shared incompetence.

Why Happy Families Require 12 Great Relationships (or Maybe 11)

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Group relationships are complex. But they're worth it. When you look around the table and realize, "we all really like each other," you're destined for great things.

One Simple Way to Ensure that Your Team Becomes High Performing

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

If you are reading this, chances are good that you are currently a member of a team -- either at work, in your community, or as part of a volunteer organization. And if you aren't on a team now, chances are good that, at some time in your life, you were on a team. Yes? I thought so.

Why Nonprofits Should Ditch Old-Fashioned Professional Development

Shayla R. Price | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Shayla R. Price

Professional development is a critical tool to tackle challenges in your organization. However, it doesn't have to be boring! Boost the morale of your nonprofit team by pushing beyond the limits of cliché training. Your staff will be thankful.

You Don't Have to Be a Quarterback

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.27.2014 | Sports
William B. Bradshaw

In life all of us need to realize that leaders are very important, but leaders alone in any field of endeavor cannot get the job done. It takes a team: all the members of the executive committee.

Athletics: Preparation for the Business World

Jennifer Langione | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Jennifer Langione

The fundamental lessons I learned on the basketball court have shaped the way I handle pressure, success and failure in the business world. Competitive sports equipped me with the tools I need to thrive in Corporate America and beyond.

Why We Love Sports -- Warts and All

Ken Reed | Posted 02.23.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

The holiday season seems like a good time to talk about what's right with sports. The reason I work on sports reform issues all year is because I love what sports can be at their best.

This Video Shows That We've Gotten The Point Of Sports All Wrong

Posted 11.26.2013 | Good News

Sports are about much more than winning and losing. To wit: This high school basketball team which gave up the ball in the final moments of play to a ...

A Missing Word in Washington

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

Two weeks into the government shutdown "showdown" in Washington and something is undeniably missing. In fact, if m we common citizens could snatch the mental lexicon of our legislators we would inject a word desperately vacant in the beltway vocabulary. And that word? Collaboration.

Jeremy Gilley and Prem Rawat on Peace

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 11.30.2013 | Good News
Mitch Ditkoff

I've been doing my own research these days, trying to figure out how many peace organizations exist on planet Earth. Estimates vary greatly, but the most credible source I could find -- Housman's Peace Resource Project -- lists 3,330.

The Gift of a Little Brother

Write for the Future | Posted 11.25.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Arianna Francis Little brother? He's a boy. At seven, I cried and cried when I discovered the little sister I always wanted would be a boy. I ...

Allowing a Child's Dream to Take Shape - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Jay Scott | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Jay Scott

When my daughter, Alexandra "Alex" Scott, told a reporter in 2004 that she wanted to raise $1 million to help find a cure for childhood cancer, the first thing that went through many people's minds (including mine) was -- that's impossible.

Learning About Strategy From King Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell

Vivien Hoexter | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
Vivien Hoexter

I recently read a great book about the legendary English King Henry VIII, and I was impressed at how skilled a leader he was. Henry really knew how to...

Want to Be a More Effective Leader? Start by Stepping Into Your Followers' Shoes

Sanyin Siang | Posted 09.17.2013 | Business
Sanyin Siang

One of the toughest things for anyone to do is to see situations from another's point of view. Yet, it's critical for effective leadership.

Microsoft's Reorganization: 5 Issues Decoded

Chitra Nawbatt | Posted 09.15.2013 | Technology
Chitra Nawbatt

Reorganizations take a significant amount of deliberation, internal maneuvering of people and politics, and time. However, the more time you take and indecisive you are provides opportunities for employees to be distracted and not focused on their jobs.

Sports and Brain Power: How and Why to Get Back in the Game

Women & Co | Posted 09.02.2013 | Sports
Women & Co

For Women & Co., by Heather Spohr One of the things I loved most about being a kid was learning how to play as many sports as I wanted. Looking back...

My School Within a School

Write for the Future | Posted 09.02.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Justin Schnell I refuse to go to the School of Tears and Tutors--that overwhelmingly large school within my school. I have friends in Tears and ...

A Big Mistake Ministry Teams Make

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 08.21.2013 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

Is my team sufficiently challenged? If they are, then their gifts and capacities are being stretched and utilized. If they are not, the team is, at least in some ways, probably languishing.

My Unexpected Research Partner Was My Daughter

Jeffrey W. Rubin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents
Jeffrey W. Rubin

Only glimmers of light showed through the hotel windows. "This will make a great story," Emma suggested gamely. Where had I brought my daughter, I worried, and how could I keep her safe?