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Leadership Challenges With Remote-Based Workers

Dan Pontefract | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Dan Pontefract

Whether small, medium or large in size, organizations have been or are set to grapple with remote-based leadership issues. I believe there are some compelling reasons why this is going to snowball quite soon, and leaders will want to prepare themselves to augment or adapt new leadership styles as workers begin to work from anywhere.

The Lonely Life of an Entrepreneur

Janis Kupferer | Posted 05.28.2014 | Small Business
Janis Kupferer

According to the Small Business Administration, there are nearly 28 million small businesses operated in the US. And of these, 78.5 percent are individually owned and run with no other employees than the owner themselves.

8 Tips for Running a Virtual Meeting Like a Rockstar

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Jaleh Bisharat

Many companies now have dispersed team members. We love the freedom to hire amazing people regardless of where they live. However, how do you run meetings like a rockstar when your entire team is not around the same physical table together?

Government's Going Virtual: The Transition From In-person to Online Events and Training

Steve Ressler | Posted 10.16.2013 | Technology
Steve Ressler

Everything is happening virtually these days. Courses, career fairs, conferences and even concerts are increasingly conducted online, educating and en...

Change Our Story: My 'Complex' Week

Peter Buffett | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

Instead of reductionist thinking -- which science and much analyzing is wont to do. I prefer expansionist thinking. What's possible? What have we not thought of?

Change Our Story: A New Societ-e

Peter Buffett | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

People are starting to gather around deeply personal and unique aspects of themselves -- and because of their sheer number and the ease of personal expression, the Internet is providing a much more nuanced look at behavior and true ideology.

Bridging the Digital Divide

Jim Gibbons | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

In a job seekers' world that is heavily reliant on the Internet, a lack of digital access means a job seeker must jump through extra hurdles to access up-to-date job listings, career development information, free online classes and other content that can help them find jobs and advance their careers.

Finding Permanence in a Pixelated World

Nancy Colier | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

It is crucial that we stay grounded in some kind of permanence, not a personal permanence, but the permanence of the human journey. Ultimately, in order to stay anchored, we need more than just hashtags.

Are Courthouses Obsolete?

Brad Reid | Posted 09.13.2012 | Business
Brad Reid

Are courtrooms obsolete? No, but many venues are located outside of the traditional courthouse or are increasingly subject to video conferencing such as arraignments.

Virtual Community: Can We Survive It?

Nancy Colier | Posted 04.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Because we know that we can always get on Facebook, or tweet or text, the very manner in which we are interacting in the physical world has changed. We are less engaged and less committed, less dependent upon this moment of being together for connection and emotional nourishment.

Do You 'Like' Me?

James M. Lynch | Posted 03.17.2012 | Home
James M. Lynch

I still remember my grade school days of the '60s at Our Holy Redeemer Catholic school in Freeport, Long Island, when a girl would pay a little attent...

The Computer As Art Medium

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 06.15.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

"Every medium has a way to communicate and our mission statement was at all times to figure out how we can com...

The Rise Of The Virtual Cyborg

Bill Liao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Bill Liao

Inconvenience comes in many shapes and sizes and alongside hypocrisy being inconvenienced appears to be considered a modern day deadly sins.

A Conversation With Your Cellphone

Claire Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Claire Gordon

Digital media use can sometimes graze the edge of social acceptability, but as digital and analogue life become evermore integrated, the protocols get blurry.

Digital Immortality and Death 2.0

Scott Lachut | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Lachut

Particularly in the case of social media, when taken together the multitude of eternal digital data forms a history of a person's life.