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Containing the Latest Ebola Outbreak
JOHN WESSELS/Contributor/Getty Images Last month, a rebel attack in Beni, the epicenter of the ongoing Ebola outbreak near the eastern border of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), once again halted the efforts of response teams working to contain the virus. With over 10 major episodes of violence since the outbreak was declared in August, insecurity and community mistrust has made it difficult to gauge the true extent of Ebola’s spread. Though the outbreak could still be limited, cases appear to be increasing — especially in Beni, where cases have doubled in recent weeks [...]
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Why It’s Easier to Make Decisions for Someone Else
Robert Hanson/Getty Images Why is it easier to see the best solution to other people’s dilemmas than our own? Whether it’s about someone deciding to pursue a new job, or ask for a raise, or someone simply mulling over which ice cream flavor to choose, we seem to see the best solution with a clarity and decisiveness that is often absent when we face our own quandaries. People have a different mindset when choosing for others: an adventurous mindset that stands in contrast to the more cautious mindset that rears when people make their own choices. In my research with Yi Liu and Yong [...]
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269: How Rowan Grew His Pinterest Following to More Than 300,000 in Two Months
The post 269: How Rowan Grew His Pinterest Following to More Than 300,000 in Two Months appeared first on ProBlogger. How a Blogger Uses Pinterest to Boost His Following Welcome to the final episode of our Blogger Breakthroughs series. Today we share a story from Rowan Sims, Digital Photography School writer and ProBlogger podcast listener.   Rowan’s also a landscape and travel photographer who uses his blog to teach readers how to improve their photography, as well as share his photo adventures and location guides. The biggest challenges he faced with blogging were being inconsi [...]
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How to Tie Executive Compensation to Sustainability
Patrizia Savarese/Getty Images The challenge of running a sustainable enterprise has taken center stage among shareholders. Last year, for example, Russell 3000 companies received 144 shareholder proposals requesting action on social and environmental issues. Meanwhile, in a survey of 89 institutional investors by Callan, 43% of respondents said they incorporate sustainability factors into their investment decisions — up 21 percentage points from 2013. The dilemma for directors, however, is determining what aspects of sustainability, or ESG performance, should have priority — and [...]
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Few Reasons to Rely on Ooraa.org for Debt Settlement and Consolidation
Ooraa.org is the leading debt settlement agency which strives to reduce the debt owed by a person. The debt experts at the firm design first of its kind personalized debt relief and debt negotiation programs which have been proven helpful in reducing the money a person has borrowed. The efficient strategies of Ooraa.org have set standards for other debt settlement companies in the industry. Multiple debt cases that worth more than 6 billion dollars have been settled by the debt experts at this firm and there is no doubt about the fact that they can help you a lot. You can visit the official we [...]
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Avoiding Miscommunication in a Digital World
Nick Morgan, a communications expert and speaking coach, says that while email, texting, and Slack might seem like they make communication easier, they actually make things less efficient. When we are bombarded with too many messages a day, he argues, humans are likely to fill in the gaps with negative information or assume the worst about the intent of a coworker’s email. He offers up a few tips and tricks for how we can bring the benefits of face-to-face communication back into the digital workplace. Morgan is the author of the book, Can You Hear Me?: How to Connect with People in a Vi [...]
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The Fundamentals of Leadership Still Haven’t Changed
Gary S Chapman/Getty Images Recently the Chief HR Officer for a healthcare firm asked us to identify the best new framework for leadership that she could use to train and develop a cadre of high potentials. The challenge, she said, was that these managers were highly proficient in their own disciplines such as finance, marketing, research, clinical care, and insurance reimbursement — and had demonstrated that they could manage people in these areas — but she needed them to be “bigger” leaders. What, she asked us, did the newest thinking about leadership [...]
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What to Do If Your Career Is Stalled and You Don’t Know Why
June Buck/Getty Images A CEO whom we’ll call Melissa was exasperated. Having delivered seven years of breakthrough performance and nearing retirement, she was eager to select and prepare her successor. Members of her executive team were strong in their current roles but none was quite right for the top job. As we considered a broader group of potential candidates, the CHRO chimed in with an idea: “What about Tom? He is very strategic and his teams would take the hill for him. He might be worth looking at as an option.” Then the CHRO paused for a moment and added, “Of c [...]
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How the U.S., the EU, and Japan Are Trying to Rein in China’s State Capitalism
PM Images/Getty Images On November 12, the United States, European Union, and Japan will submit a package of proposals to the World Trade Organization’s Council on Trade in Goods that would significantly help curb China’s practices of heavily subsidizing its state-owned enterprises. They are also discussing ways to prevent China from forcing Western companies to transfer technology to Chinese firms. Hopefully, the Trump administration’s threat to escalate the tariffs war with China will persuade China to accept such reforms. Subsidies. China announced it planned to [...]
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If Your Innovation Effort Isn’t Working, Look at Who’s on the Team
Andy Roberts/Getty Images An all-star team is making headway with a new initiative that could alter the future of the organization. Spirits are optimistic and the team is successfully maneuvering through new, yet very promising, territory. Then, the results begin taking longer than anticipated to prove, and after too much time spent outside of their comfort zones, the team of high-achieving employees can’t seem to execute within the uncertain environment. The team’s outlook shifts and it becomes clear that the group will not be able to weather the storm of uncertainty needed to re [...]
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If You Want to Get Better at Something, Ask Yourself These Two Questions
Mike Hewitt /Getty Images It was the last race of the ski season. My son Daniel, 10 years old, was at the starting gate in his speed suit, helmet and goggles, waiting for the signal. “3… 2… 1…” The gate keeper called out and he was gone in a flash, pushing off his ski poles to gain momentum. One by one, each gate smacked to the ground when he brushed by. As he neared the end, he crouched into an aerodynamic tuck to shave a few milliseconds from his time. He crossed the finish line —48.37 seconds after the start — breathing hard. We cheered and gave hi [...]
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Akh Na Lagdi by Sajjan Adeeb
Akh Na Lagdi by Sajjan Adeeb feat Priyanka Khera is co-sung and composed by Mistabaaz. Its lyrics are penned by Sajjan Adeeb & Manwinder Maan.. [...]
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