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6 Tips for Dealing with Conflicts in the Workplace

No matter how productive, efficient, positive or friendly your work environment is, there will always be conflict.  Because of the competitive nature and the necessity to turn a profit, c...


Miscellaneous and Fast

Writing tips are found at Wally Bock's Writing Edge.The Telegraph: Vienna is a global spying hub.Eclecticity Light: Where does he find that stuff?Blues Maker: 1969 documentary about Missi...


Delegation and Duties

General Grant talking to his staff before a campaign in 1864:I want you to discuss with me freely from time to time the details of the orders given for the conduct of a battle and learn m...


Which Science Fiction Invention is the Best?

To my mind, there is no contest. I don't want a light saber or a chessboard with figures that move.You can keep the cyborgs and their ilk. I want the Star Trek transporter.That thought co...


Don’t Build Your Social Media House on a Rented Lot

Twitter just announced a surge of new users and engagement. That could be good news if you’ve got something to say or sell, but there’s a major risk to consider. Before the news, users an...


Quote of the Day

What do I care about law? Ain't I got the power? - Cornelius Vanderbilt


Art Break: Sheridan

Art Contrarian looks at the work of John E. Sheridan.


Accent Reduction Training

How long would you have to think before concluding that a "Southern Accent Reduction  Training Program" might not be a good idea, especially in Tennessee?From FindLaw: The class...


The 3 Deadly Sins of Leadership

What do being arrogant, holding an inflexible position, and believing only you can resolve problems all have in common?  These three attributes are all discussed in this short video on th...


How clear is your decision-making authority?

Our reader poll today asks: How clear are decision-making authority and decision rights in your organization? - Crystal clear — everyone knows who gets to make which call: 21% - Pretty cl...


Helping People Become More Creative

About a year ago, I was asked a question on my Facebook Fan Page (if you don’t follow me there, please do). I thought giving you an answer here might be helpful, because I’ve been a...



Making Teenage Mistakes the Rest of Your Life

I remember being 16 and sitting in a windowless room at my school in Carluke (Lanarkshire, Scotland) with the school career advisor. She was a middle age lady with messy hair who clearly...


The Thrill of the Law

There is a gap between what people think lawyers do and what they actually do. FutureLawyer has the picture.


To Enhance Productivity, Stop Doing Something!

Guest post from Willy Steiner:  It was recently announced that the national unemployment rate went down to 6.1%. I was an Economics minor in college, many moons ago, and full employ...


"Turtles All The Way Down"

Possible origins are cited at Wikipedia. My favorite:After a lecture on cosmology and the structure of the solar system, William James was accosted by a little old lady."Your th...


New Marketing Techniques

Type A:Send an unsolicited email.Follow-up the next day with an email chastising the recipient for not responding.Type B:Don't send an email the first day.Send an email the next day wonde...


Quote of the Day

Seek simplicity, then distrust it. - Alfred North Whitehead


Executive powers and creative license

Republican plans are announced to sue President Obama over abuse of executive powers. They are addressing the broader issue of leadership action and creative license Effective leadership ...


And Then

It is getting late and I'm in the zone. The house is quiet. My wife has gone to bed. I am working on the content of an online class. Reviewing scads of material. Checking out conflic...


The Physiological Effects of Connection: An Infographic

Connection has a powerful impact on our health and well being. Check out this infographic for a helpful summary.The post The Physiological Effects of Connection: An Infographic appeared f...


Entertainment Break

The trailers for:"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies""The Full Monty""A Very British Gangster""The Counterfeiters""The Ladykillers"


Crashing Tablets and Competing with Amazon

See the interview with Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly.


Top Schools

Check out Forbes' list of America's top colleges. Also check the cost.


Great Moments in Journalism

"Israel's incursion into the Gaza Strip triggered a bloody war." - From a Spiegel Online article on the Israel-Hamas conflict.I wonder how they might have covered other stories:...