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MIT on Engaged Communicators

Researchers have always known that attitude, connection and positive energy mattered in business.  But since we have cancelled out years of conversation about these things by calling them “touchy-feely,” serious scholars haven’t wanted to deal with them. Now it’s a science.  In the Human Dynamics Lab of MIT, they are studying engaged people who create success for themselves and their organizations.  These […] Read more

The Mimic

by Lou Solomon dated September 1, 2010 We have a relative in the Mimic Octopus, which is found off the coast of Indonesia.  It can contort its body and arms andchange color to mimic more several different species, including sea snakes, stingrays and jellyfish.  This animal is so intelligent that when a dangerous creature is close by, it can impersonate the predator of […] Read more

Speaker Spotlight: Will Sparks, Ph.D.

Dr. Will Sparks is director of the master’s program in organizational development and leadership initiative at the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte. Will’s current research focuses on leadership and team development, succession planning, and change management.  He has worked with a variety of organizations, including the U.S. Navy, Transamerica, GlaxoSmithKline, Anheuser-Busch, the Bank […] Read more

Speaker Spotlight: Molly Barker

 Molly Barker, MSW is a visionary and four-time Hawaii Ironman triathlete. Molly began running at the age of 15 – an age when she found herself stuck in the “girl box”, where only girls who were a certain size with a certain beauty were popular; where girls who wanted to fit in had to mold their […] Read more

Speaker Spotlight: Rahman Khan

Rahman Khan is host of “GoodWorks with Rahman Khan” on PBS station WTVI.  He is the founder of GoodWorks Media Group, and the Director of Diversity Recruitment Strategy for Time Warner Cable. When he speaks about “Frames of Reference,” Rahman provides his listeners with an understanding of how perceptions are impacted by frames of reference:  gender, […] Read more

Speaker Spotlight: Dick Handshaw

 Dick Handshaw is a pioneer in the e-learning field, with more than 30 years of experience as a learning and performance improvement professional. Dick began his career after graduate school at Indiana University in 1979. Dick created one of the very first applications of computer-based software simulation and interactive video to be used outside of a […] Read more