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To help your troops manage risk and change, help them access the information that will allow them to react well—and without fear—just like the Royal Marines, who have been trained to convert uncertainty (and fear) into well-defined risks.
Tap into the power of training and development by trying these five tips. They’ll help you make the most of limited resources, and they’re sure to improve employee skills.
Natural and man-made disasters can befall any region, state, city or individual organization. A disaster does not just mean a hurricane or a 9/11; a fire contained to your building could spell disaster for your business. Don't make the mistake of thinking that the unthinkable won't happen to your company. 

The next time you need a creative approach or solution, nix the disciplined mental focus and instead let your mind wander. In his new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works, Jonah Lehrer says that laser-like focus actually inhibits creative thinking.

How does a leader impact a turnaround? Over the past five years, authors Joe Frontiera and Dan Leidl spoke to both well-known and lesser-known turnaround masters, leaders who have altered the fortunes of their organizations. Remarkably, six distinct stages emerged:
“This is the biggest, most ambitious release of Office that we’ve ever done in our history,” Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer said recently about Office 2013. Embracing the mobile world, it brings touch-based controls and cloud storage, giving you access to your files from any computer, anywhere.

At school, they call it bullying. In corporate America, you might recognize it as executive hubris. The effect is the same: The person in charge shuts others down, leaving behind a demoralized culture. What makes some leaders do it?

As mobile technology advances, so does the art of networking. New mobile apps allow business professionals the opportunity to obtain and organize their business contacts like never before. Here are some good apps to try.

If the number of goal-tracking tools online is any indication, the Internet wants you to stick to your goals. Here are five of the best free goal-setting tools available today. Use them yourself, point employees to them or encourage managers to use them for their teams:

Psychologists have shown how our minds often fail to see what’s right in front of us. That means any of us could fail to see the ethical big picture and almost unknowingly make an unethical choice. How to make sure you don’t fall into that trap?