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Balancing Motherhood With Entrepreneurship. Can It Be Done?

Keyon Bayani | Posted 11.21.2014 | Small Business
Keyon Bayani

Carly wants to be a part time mother! Can this be done?! Keyon is about to go through empty nest! This is a very honest and raw discussion about the...

#ExceptionalCareers Series: Giving You the Edge for Success

Sanyin Siang | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Sanyin Siang

I've had the privilege of engaging with hundreds of remarkable undergraduates and graduate students while working at Duke University's Fuqua School of...

Why Cornel West Loves Jane Austen

Kathleen Anderson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Books
Kathleen Anderson

A "great book," to West, is one that most effectively addresses "the challenge of trying to be a decent person in the world. There is no more fundamental question."

This Election Proved We Need More Recovering Alcoholics and Addicts in Politics

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrick R. Krill

In effect, a candidate's recovery status can be a sort of shorthand for their value system and personal code. A shorthand that, when expanded, should mean a lot more to voters than the empty campaign promises and vitriolic attack ads we have come to settle for.

You Can't Be Whatever You Want

Michael Peggs | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
Michael Peggs

I remember in second grade, my teacher went around the classroom and asked each student what they wanted to be when they grew up. Some kids wanted to be doctors and lawyers, but most wanted to be athletes or superheroes.

Principles to Define, Cascade and Embed Standards

Peter Fuda | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

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Shared Standards: Setting Your Stakeholders up for Success

Peter Fuda | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

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10 Benefits for Turning Your Values into Standards

Peter Fuda | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

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Why Your Values Are Not Enough

Peter Fuda | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

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Finding Other, Slower, Measures of Success

Michelle Chahine | Posted 11.07.2014 | Books
Michelle Chahine

It wasn't creative self-doubt. It was personal. What was I doing with my time? How could I measure what I had accomplished? I didn't have any of the traditional ways to judge myself and my work. By all the societal standards of success today, I had failed -- or at least, I hadn't yet succeeded.

4 Words of Kindness to Teach Gratitude to Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.04.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

In my last post, I described five messages that parents can send to their children to instill the value and practice of gratitude. In this post, I'l...

What Do You Stand For?

Hans Hickler | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

Thomas Jefferson wrote this recommendation of Meriwether Lewis on his qualifications for what was to become the Lewis & Clark expedition: "Of courage...

Values: Know What You Stand For

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 10.31.2014 | Small Business
Richard Lorenzen

There is perhaps no greater defining characteristic of a person than their values. Their values drive everything else: goals, priorities, success and everything in between.

5 Messages of Gratitude You Can Send Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Finally, an underappreciated way to teach your children gratitude is for them to learn to express gratitude toward themselves.

What The World Needs Now Is More Childishness

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.18.2014 | Good News
Christopher Phillips

We should shun adultishness and embrace not so much our inner child but our inborn childishness. Mounting if not incontrovertible evidence shows that we begin our lives with a moral and intellectual and creative bang.

#8 Beliefs that Make Liberal America Weak: Barriers to the Source of Moral and Spiritual Passions

Andy Schmookler | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Why does that the line from Yeats apply to America in our times? "The best lack all conviction, while the worst / Are filled with a passionate intensity."

Gratitude Fuels Your Child's Heart (and Your Own)

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

One of the most important -- and often neglected -- messages that you want your children to get early and often is the power of gratitude. Consider a simple "thank you." Those two words offer a win-win for the sender and the receiver of the message.

Want to End Campus Sexual Assault? Tackle the Primary Issue Being Ignored

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 10.08.2014 | College
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Until we're willing to deal with the fact that young people are sexual people who need more realistic, developmentally appropriate guidance when it comes to sexual expression and satisfaction, the situation is not going to change.

Political Values Are Dividing Us Over Basic Facts, Not Just Policy Choices

Justin Reedy | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Justin Reedy

If people are seemingly able to develop false factual beliefs without any help from ideologically driven media messages, and if efforts like news media fact-checking are failing to correct shoddy facts, then what hope do we have for a vibrant, meaningful public debate?

Acts of Compassion Speak Louder than Words to Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Developing the capacity for compassion and sharing is a huge challenge for young children. Because they are still in an egocentric stage of developm...

Saving the World, DIY-Style

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

My general philosophy is to do some real good in the short run, while learning how to scale that up in the long run -- to the entire planet in maybe 20 years. I'm also very committed to helping people from the bottom up, to give people a break that rarely get one, and to help give a voice to the voiceless.

The 6 Roots of a Grounded Leader

Bob Rosen | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Bob Rosen

Only grounded leaders are truly up to the task of meeting today's wide-ranging challenges. They inspire people to do good work, not just work hard. Most importantly, they possess the invaluable ability to unite people around visions both grand and sustainable.

Third Global Forum on Business as an Agent for World Benefit

Michele Hunt | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Michele Hunt

This vision has taken root and is blossoming into a movement that has the potential to lift us all.

How Startups Can Apply Design to Create Superior Customer Experiences

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Paul Hagen For a startup to succeed it must do more than simply develop a clever product or evolve features that mimic an incumbents...

Increase Confidence by Embracing Your Strengths

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

Your assignment is to identify your top five strengths. Next you will utilize two of your strengths in ways you have not done before daily for a two-week period. And, imagine the benefits they would enjoy if they utilized these strengths.