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Lessons From Six Months as a Freelance Travel Writer The end of March marked my sixth month as a freelancer travel writer. I’ve finally hit a good groove with the whole shebang and it’s nice to see things coming together. Before I quit my job and dived right into working for myself, I told myself over and over again that it wouldn’t be a walk in the park. In fact, I prepared myself for the worst – no work, no money, and a whole host of regrets. Design of the Learning Space: Learning and Design Principles © 2005 Chris Johnson and Cyprien Lomas EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 40, no. 4 (July/August 2005): 16–28. Chris Johnson is Senior Consultant, Learning Technologies, at the University of Arizona. Cyprien Lomas is Director of the Learning Centre, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, at the University of British Columbia.

9 Ways to Become a More Engaging Manager If one thing is evident about the hectic pace, the orientation to action, the variety and fragmentation of the activities of managing, it is the enormous amount of energy that effective managers bring to their work. This is not a job for the lazy. ~ Henry Mintzberg, Managing Management = Engagement is a bold declaration as we transition into 2015. It is time to abandon discretionary effort and pizza parties as our approach to engagement and rightfully install engagement into the heart of how we work and manage. Good managers are engaged, they engage their staff, and they manage with engaging methods and approaches.

How Meditation Benefits CEOs Patrick Pilz Mindfulness is quickly following yoga in becoming a billion-dollar industry. It’s no surprise, then, that the popularity of meditation – one way to practice mindfulness – is also growing among CEOs and senior executives. Why are business leaders embracing meditation rather than, say, massage or ping-pong? Because there’s something to meditation that appears to benefit CEOs more than recreation or relaxation do alone. As CEO of the TLEX Institute, Johann Berlin specializes in bringing mindfulness training to CEOs and corporate teams.

SkyRemote Simple Download and Install Download the latest version (5.5 MB). Installation of SkyRemote is very simple. The installer will only ask a few questions like destination location, program start menu options and folder. It's usually safe to accept the proposed defaults and just click “Next” on all pages. There are two important components recommended to be installed: the Display Mirror VGA Compatible driver and Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 runtime package.

Why Creating a Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful For the majority of my child and adult life I never considered myself a “morning person.” I was a night owl. During my architecture school career I worked late through the night and slept in the mornings. When I started working at an Architecture firm, I conformed to getting up at 7am… but I didn’t enjoy it. Mountain Hazelnuts Group We are a dedicated team of agricultural, business, and development professionals determined to build a world-class, triple bottom-line venture and become a major player in the global hazelnut market. Over a five-year period, Mountain Hazelnut Venture (MHV) will plant 10 million hazelnut trees, which have been carefully selected from some of the world’s most productive, blight-resistant, and nutritious varieties. Our local partners in this endeavor are Bhutanese farmers, who will raise the trees and harvest the nuts according to international best practices.

It's All About Leadership By Keith Barnwell “You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within” – Bob Nelson “Our people are our most important asset.” How often do we see this trotted out on the cover of Annual Reports – and how rarely do we see it actually being put into practice?