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Why leaders need to shut up and listen

Typically, we choose our leaders for their skill at conveying messages clearly and powerfully. But it's their ability to listen that distinguishes great leaders from the rest. We often attribute courage and strength to the speaker, but what about the listener? The art of...

source: C. Fredrick Crum
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People today complain frequently of being overscheduled, overcommitted and overextended. They often describe their life as "crazy," "too busy" and "up to my neck in alligators." Even in their time off, people are insanely busy exercising, texting, taking lessons or attending...

source: Financial Post via ValueWalk

There are undeniable advantages to carrying a whole library on your Kindle or tablet computer, but retaining the information you read doesn't seem to be one of them. Recent studies agree that when it comes to recalling information, you're probably ahead of the game when...

source: Big Think

Remember when IBM's "Watson" computer competed on the TV game show "Jeopardy" and won? Most people probably thought "Wow, that's cool" or perhaps were briefly reminded of the legend of John Henry and the ongoing contest between man and machine. Watson demonstrated that machines...

source: Harvard Business Review

Just like reading a great book, watching a terrific movie or listening to a captivating lecture, engagement does not have to be overt. So the next time you're concerned with whether the learner has enough to do during a course, try thinking about instead what will make the...

source: Learning Solutions

Ever since the the recession, job openings have far outpaced the number of people being hired. A common refrain from employers is that workers lack proper training and education for the available jobs — in other words, a "skills...

source: The Wall Street Journal

TallSky Consulting owner Eileen Harper always had the entrepreneurial spirit, so after many years working in the public sector she knew she wanted to run her own business, preferably from her home base so she could have the flexibility to care for her young son. A decade...

source: HC Online


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