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Are Great Leaders Born or Made?

While some people may be natural born leaders, new evidence suggests that leadership is a skill that can be learned. In a fifteen-week course, college students reported significant gains in three key components of leadership: 1. Ability to lead 2. Skills to lead 3. Motivation to lead The course directors believe the most effective way [...]

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What A Navy Seal Can Teach Us About Life

If you want to change the world, start off by making you bed. These wise words were spoken by Adm. William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, in his commencement address to the graduating class at The University of Texas. The simple act of making one’s bed may seem silly or superficial [...]

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Is Motivation Overrated?

What did Google do to combat the problem of staffers eating too many free M&Ms? They devised a strategy, known as Project M&M, based on the science of behavior. They placed the M&Ms in opaque containers and placed dried fruit and nuts in clear glass in staff cafeterias. It was an ingenious and simple intervention. [...]

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Location, Location, Location: Can Real Estate Affect Your Waistline?

We are creatures of our environment and this is especially true when it comes to food. New research uncovers the powerful influence of our surroundings and design on what we eat. Perhaps most fascinating is how oblivious we are to its effects. Fast Food: Weight gain has a lot to do with opportunity and availability. Studies show that [...]

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