Mar 15, 2013

Has social media made us antisocial?

Remember when you could have actual conversation with friends? Now it seems as if those conversations don’t happen at all, or at least not with each other. Technology has made us more available ­­--­ or more accessible ­­­­-- but it certainly hasn’t made us friendlier. Many of us have hundreds...
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Mar 14, 2013

The Lesson of Mariano Rivera

More than a few professional athletes are known for their oversize paychecks, personalities, and egos. However, there are also many pros who play sports--and manage their careers and families--with excellence, humility, and integrity. Those quieter athletes don't often garner the attention of tabloid reporters or television crews, but they do...
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Mar 14, 2013

Sometimes Negative Feedback is Best

Avoiding negative feedback is both wrong-headed and dangerous. Wrong-headed because, when delivered the right way, at the right time, criticism is in fact highly motivating. Dangerous because without awareness of mistakes, no one can possibly improve. Staying "positive" when doling out feedback will only go so far. Harvard Business Review.
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Mar 13, 2013

Tech's Best Feature: The Off Switch

Technology helps our work blossom with its myriad resources for connection and creativity. However, it also has a dark side. What can free us can also imprison us--a fact that filmmaker, mother, and author Tiffany Shlain knows all too well. Tired of being consumed by the demands of devices which...
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Mar 13, 2013

Community Post: Creativity Unleashed

There is a link, I believe, to our Creator and our capacity to be creative. For some, it is a natural gift. For others, it exists, but needs to be nurtured and shaped and allowed to express itself. We need creative people in our communities to serve as ambassadors and...
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Mar 13, 2013

Have You Hugged a Journalist Today?

“Lord, grant that my work increase knowledge and help other men. Failing that, Lord, grant that it will not lead to man’s destruction. Failing that, Lord, grant that my article in Brain be published before the destruction takes place.” ― Walker Percy, Love in the Ruins Have you thanked a...Read more +
Mar 13, 2013

It’s Beginning to Make Sense: College, Calling, and Career

by Sam Guthrie
When I first stepped foot onto Gordon College’s campus, I thought I had a pretty good understanding of who I was and what I was going to do after college. But after four years of challenging professors, culture-shocking journeys, and the influence of mentors and friends, I find myself humbled...Read more +
Mar 13, 2013

Why Guilt-Ridden People Make Better Leaders

The head of security, Fred, poked his head into my office the other day and asked if I was busy. “Uh…well, I’m going to lunch,” I said. It was 12:15, and my stomach was growling. Fred doesn’t usually show up around here in the executive suite, so it seemed a...Read more +
Mar 13, 2013

Why Happy Employees Are Good for the Bottom Line

Analysis conducted by the Gallup Organization found that disgruntled employees disengage and cost the American economy up to $350 billion a year in lost productivity. A happy workplace is one that is committed to perpetual improvement, and not just as a line item on the balance sheet. Read The Secrets...
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