Month: May 2013

Which Behaviors Must Leaders Avoid?

by Amy Jen Su and Muriel Maignan Wilkins If you want to empower, engage, or motivate others, don’t just focus on increasing your positive behaviors. Pay attention to what you need to stop doing as well. Why? Because people remember the bad more than the good. To quote from a previous HBR article, How to Play to Your Strengths, […]
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The Surprisingly Simple Productivity Time Saver

BY STEPHANIE VOZZA The timer that rings when your pizza is done can also help you become more productive at work. Francesco Cirillo was a student at Guido Carli International University, a business school in Rome, in the early 1990s when he discovered the impact of timing tasks. “I was easily distracted and unable to focus,” he says. […]
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The Falling Cost Of Solar Energy Is Surprising Everyone

Rob Wile Everyone’s talking about all the new oil and gas being produced thanks to new drilling methods. But there’s another narrative nipping at the shale boom’s heels: solar energy.  And it’s expanding just as fast. It’s just that the scale is not quite the same. But that’s changing. Citi has just named solar photovoltaics, which […]
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An Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems

MARTIN HOLLADAY, GBA ADVISOR By now, photovoltaic (PV) panels are familiar to most Americans. You’ve seen them on your hand-held calculator, on top of illuminated highway signs, and maybe even on your neighbors’ roofs. With PV systems becoming more common, perhaps you’ve been dreaming of making some homemade electricity. The dream is achievable, as long as you […]
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10 Army Lessons All Men Can Learn From

  (Editor’s note: In honor of the brave men and women who have defended our country this Memorial Day, please view “A Soldier’s Pledge.” As a West Point graduate, Iraq War Veteran, and Hawaii Army National Guardsman, I am grateful to those that I have served with! This article I posted below is a great way […]
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We Honor Those Who Served Our Country This Memorial Day

History of Memorial Day and Memorial Day by the Numbers THE MUFFLED drum’s sad roll has beat The soldier’s last tattoo; No more on Life’s parade shall meet That brave and fallen few. On Fame’s eternal camping-ground 5 Their silent tents are spread, And Glory guards, with solemn round, The bivouac of the dead. – Theodore […]
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Managing Your Time Will Never Be Enough

Dan Martell, Clarity Blog Fact: there are only 24 hours in a day, and 7 days in a week. It’s impossible to add additional hours to the day, and it definitely isn’t healthy to cut back on sleep, exercise, or personal time in order to free up more hours in the day to work. So instead […]
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