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Leadership Insights from NASA

by Chris Maxwell

Paul Sean Hill, former flight director and director of mission operations for human spaceflight at NASA, tells Chris Maxwell why, in times of crisis, it is important that leaders take stock of the situation and get ideas--even criticism--from those around them. "After alignment on team-purpose, I insist on full transparency, usually phrased as, 'All cards are face up on the table in every decision with the full team,' " he says.

 

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Five Neuroscience-Based Tips for Meetings

by Dick and Emily Axelrod

Neuroscientific insights can help leaders to better develop and execute meetings that empower team members to participate, write Dick and Emily Axelrod. "Create opportunities for participants to influence the meeting's direction and participate in decisions that are made there," they explain.

 

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Seven Higher-Education Trends to Be Aware of in 2018

by Julie Peterson and Lisa Rudgers

Peterson and Rudgers discuss the challenges that higher education will face in the coming year. They matter for everyone.

 

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Puerto Rico's Fight to Rebuild and the Role of Its University

by Fernanda Zamudio-Suar├ęz

Professors and students at the University of Puerto Rico strive to restore brightness, for their university community and all Puerto Ricans.

 

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Da Vinci's Intense Creativity and Curiosity, and Their Implications at Work

by Knowledge@Wharton

Walter Isaacson discusses his latest book, about Leonardo da Vinci, and the lessons for businesses and leaders who are willing to embrace da Vinci’s kind of intense creativity and curiosity.

 

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Dr. Tandra Atkins

NYU Lutheran Medical Center

"The AAL team has enhanced my knowledge and decision making tools, objective analysis, and creativity in a radically changing health care environment."