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The Power of Team Collaboration in the Workplace

Zach Cutler | Posted 09.17.2014 | 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:

Important Life Lessons Children Learn Through Sports

Laura Usky | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

If you have kids in organized sports I'm sure you'll agree they have learned these lessons and many others besides making lasting friendships with teammates and invaluable memories of childhood.

Want to Change It? Scale It!

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

About three years ago I met with a team of teachers to discuss a common concern - student comportment. The teachers collectively felt that respect and...

The Opportunity of Management

Great Work Cultures | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Managers sit at a juncture at which there lies great opportunity for positive contribution in the world. Our managers make a disproportionate differen...

The Overachiever's Guide to Freshman Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 09.02.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement.

Ich Bin Ein Cavalier: What We Can Learn From LeBron, German Soccer and the Spurs

Dov Seidman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Dov Seidman

I want to congratulate LeBron James, Germany and the San Antonio Spurs on their recent wins -- before they fade from our minds -- and for demonstrating to the world, and each other, how inspirational leadership works and what it takes to build a winning organization

Feed the Team's Development but Also Develop the Team

Hans Hickler | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

As leaders we have to manage the boundaries. We have to feed the team's development but also need to develop the team. New learnings, new styles, new approaches are for teams, as with individuals, learning opportunities.

How to Prepare for a Brainstorming Session

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 08.21.2014 | 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.

The Power of Two

Rupa Mehta | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

You help others change their inner voice from "I can't do this" to "If they can do it... so can I!"  Connecting with others will "light the fire" in you, as Louisa May Alcott said, and just like fire, it will start to spread. 

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.

Why Do We Have A Passion For What We Do?

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 08.12.2014 | Good News
Olayiwola A. Alara

If you have ever developed one for a vision, a dream, a purpose, a cause where the struggle to see it through seems challenging and overwhelming but you do not know how to stop fighting, you have not lost your mind, your passion is intentional and deliberate, it is what keeps the engine running.

Can We Live Our Lives In The Spirit of Sportsmanship?

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
Olayiwola A. Alara

When Dwayne Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh were trying to win any championship, they were not debating who was better but understood how their individual roles has a huge impact significantly.

7 Must-Haves for Effective Meetings

Gina DeLapa | Posted 08.01.2014 | Business
Gina DeLapa

Running effective group meetings isn't hard -- it just takes planning, practice and a healthy sense of urgency. Your reward for all this discipline will be less stress, more time for the work that matters most and a team that thinks you walk on water.

Got a Loafer on Your Team?

Kare Anderson | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact
Kare Anderson

Is someone not pulling their weight yet expecting to enjoy the fruits of your group's hard work? Here are five tips to prevent freeloading. Avoid th...

Soccer's Teamwork: Something That Works (When So Much Doesn't)

Carla Seaquist | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

So much in American life these days doesn't work. But soccer does work -- magnificently. I am not looking forward to returning to dysfunction and snafu.

Leading for Success: How to Motivate Your Team

Pam Lyra | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Pam Lyra

Motivating a team might be compared to creating a sculpture. The artist is able to see beyond the raw material to the potential in the mass, and then carefully carve away extra material to realize a fine piece of art.

WATCH LIVE: The Power Of Play

Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 8:00 - 9:00am and 10:00 - 11:00am EST. We know that sports and exercise are essential for bodies and minds that are still developing,...

Does Soccer Make the Man?

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

Life is a team sport. We should all strive to be a member of an excellent team that we are free to choose -- whether it's a team of family members or friends or colleagues, the true mark of a successful life is to matter and be relevant and vital to those that surround our own lives.

Being a Leader of Influence

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

Leadership is the product of multiple factors, not the least of which is influence. Leaders understand that a primary part of their job is to influence others towards a desired outcome.

­Child Welfare Leaders Follow NBA Champion Spurs Lead

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Marquis Cabrera

In recent years, child welfare leaders have been working diligently to revamp their traditional approach to working with children and families. The approach focuses on simultaneous planning of permanency options through two caseworkers per case.

The 'I' in Team

Frank Islam | Posted 08.16.2014 | Sports
Frank Islam

You can win a championship but still not be a great team. You can have many great players and not win a championship. That's because the whole is less than the sum of its parts.

5 Ways Summer Camp Helps Your Child Prepare for Adulthood

Todd Kestin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

When your child attends summer camp, he learns how to work with others, build meaningful relationships, accept guidance and develop decision-making skills. All of these life skills create a foundation that will serve him and that he'll stand and grow from for the rest of his life.

Not Enough Basketballs? The Too-Much-Talent Effect

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.22.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Is there such a thing as having too much talent? This is the perennial question facing the owners of big-time sports franchises -- not to mention the managers and coaches and players and fans. Does adding more and more talent add up to ever better team performance?

A Deadline Is a Beautiful Thing

Ilene Fischer | Posted 06.08.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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'.