John Mayer Weighs In On “Laurel” vs “Yanny” Debate

first_imgIf you’ve spent any time on the internet during the past two days, then you’ve probably encountered the viral “Laurel”/”Yanny” audio clip that has taken the web by storm. To break it down, the short clip consists of a person saying… well, that’s the issue. You see, some people claim to hear “Laurel” while others claim to hear “Yanny”, which has led to some heated debates around water coolers and dinner tables the world over. Of course, there’s a perfectly logical explanation for all of this. And who better to drop this knowledge on us than John Mayer? The Dead & Company guitarist took to Instagram to explain the musical science behind the “Laurel”/”Yanny” phenomenon. The short version is that people who first encountered Phish during 3.0 are more likely to hear “Yanny”, and fans who caught the band during their ’90s heyday are more likely to hear “Laurel”, but its a little more complicated than that.I’ll let John explain:last_img read more

Marcus King & Billy Strings To Revive ‘King & Strings’ At Rooster Walk 11

first_imgMarcus King and Billy Strings, two of the country’s hottest young guitar players, will join forces for the second time ever at the Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival in Martinsville, VA. In addition, the Marcus King Band is joining the lineup for the festival, which is going down May 23rd through 26th, 2019.King & Strings is a collaboration between southern rocker Marcus King and progressive bluegrass ace Billy Strings that has only happened once before, at last year’s Rooster Walk 10. The original lineup featured Billy Strings and his band, consisting of bassist Royal Masat, banjo player Billy Failing, and mandolinist Jarrod Walker, along with Marcus King and legendary drummer Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit). The exact lineup for the 2019 iteration of King & Strings is yet to be announced, but with both Billy Strings’ and Marcus King’s bands in the house, it’s sure to be one hell of a good time.Last year’s King & Strings late-night set included songs from both artists’ respective catalogs, highlighting both of their uniquely refined skill sets. The performances also featured covers of Merle Haggard’s “Swinging Doors”, the Marshall Tucker Band’s “Can’t You See”, Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode”, Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come”, Steppenwolf’s “Born To Be Wild”, Led Zeppelin’s “Good Times, Bad Times”, Johnny Winter’s “I’m Yours & I’m Hers”, Willie Dixon’s “Spoonful,” Black Sabbath’s “Sweet Leaf”, Felice & Boudleaux Bryant’s “Rocky Top”, Rick Derringer’s “Rock & Roll, Hoochie Koo”, and more, all strung together by instrumental communication between the six stellar musicians onstage.These two great acts join a lineup that already includes Shovels & Rope, Billy Strings, Mountain Heart, Yarn, Kendall Street Company, State Birds and C2 & The Brothers Reed. According to the festival organizers, approximately 40 more bands will be announced in the coming months!For more information on Rooster Walk 11, head here.last_img read more

Family ties with a Disney twist

first_imgIn 1993, every parent’s nightmare became a reality for Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia, when their 3-year-old son vanished. But the Suskinds’ youngest child had disappeared right in front of them.One day Owen was a rambunctious toddler with a ready smile and a budding vocabulary. The next day he was withdrawn, bereft of words, inconsolable. After a stream of doctor visits, Owen was diagnosed with regressive autism, a developmental disorder that typically appears between a child’s first and third years.The condition turned Owen inward and upended the way he engaged with the world, including his parents and brother. Suskind’s new book, “Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism,” is an affecting account of how the family gradually reconnected — through Disney movies.‘A world was growing inside of him, in that silent place.’“It was always a question we asked: What is it about his affinity with Disney?” Suskind, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and currently a fellow at the Safra Center for Ethics, said in a recent interview. “We felt our way along here for almost two decades. We know a lot now through this kind of search and find that we discover along the way. Mostly, we just said, ‘There’s something about these films that speaks to him.’”The first insight came about a year after Owen’s diagnosis. As he watched “The Little Mermaid,” Owen wasn’t simply babbling, his father realized — he was repeating part of a song lyric from the film.“That’s was the beginning of the process of starting to see the movies as he sees them,” said Suskind. “That was the key.”Owen had always been a fan of the films, but at the onset of autism, his interest in grew into an obsession, Suskind said. He would watch and rewatch the movies scores of times. When he was 6½, his parents came to understand that the activity signaled far more than the compulsive behavior of an autistic child. They realized, in one astonishing moment, that their son was using the Disney canon to navigate the world.“Owen says: ‘Walter doesn’t want to grow up, like Mowgli or Peter Pan,’” Suskind recalled. He was describing his older son’s ninth birthday in 1997, and his younger son’s comment, seemingly out of nowhere, after seeing his brother in tears as the party wound down.“That was a huge moment for us. That was complex interpretation, speech. He had never done that before. … He had been largely silent for so many years, and he then said something that startling. It gave us a glimpse into what was happening inside — that a world was growing inside of him, in that silent place.”With help from specialists, the Suskinds learned in time to negotiate Owen’s private domain. By day they followed their regular routines, but at night the family would inhabit an undersea world, an enchanted castle, or a lush jungle, connecting through a musical crab, a French candlestick, or a benevolent bear.“The more we gently moved into his world and brought fun to it, playing the characters, the more he said, ‘Come on in.’”Role-playing was key. Suskind would recite lines from, say, “Aladdin,” and his previously withdrawn son would become voluble, quoting at length from the film. But it wasn’t merely echoing Owen was engaged in — he was enriching his emotional life. Disney, it turns out, was an ethical and social education. In addition, writes Suskind in “Life, Animated”: “We discovered that he learned to read using the slowly scrolling credits at the ends of movies.”Suskind discussed his most personal work on a cloudy afternoon in a small fifth-floor office at the edge of Harvard Square. A recent flurry of book-related interviews and speaking engagements hadn’t quelled his energy. He was quick to laugh, and offered dead-on impressions of Sebastian, the Jamaican crab from “The Little Mermaid,” and Merlin from “The Sword in the Stone” — voices that have so often brought him closer to his son.In 1995, Suskind won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing for articles profiling high school honors students in Washington, D.C. His 1998 book, “A Hope in the Unseen,” was based on those pieces. His more recent works, which he called “big, noisy books,” have explored aspects of presidential power.Suskind sees a common thread running through much of his writing.“In some ways, I searched the whole world for almost 30 years for people who are left behind, and it dawned on us … that the most dramatically left-behind person that I had met, by this twist of neurology, was living in the bedroom.”When Owen was about 11, Suskind saw him feverishly copying images of Disney characters in a sketchbook — images of sidekicks, those characters who in Owen’s words “help the hero fulfill his destiny.” Scrawled on the last two pages of the notebook were the lines “I am the Protekcter of Sidekicks” and “No Sidekick Gets Left Behind.”“He is responding to us and the wider world he is now beginning to see,” Suskind writes. “Other kids are racing forward, with their dreams of heroism. He’s caught in the starting blocks, a sidekick. And he becomes protector of the sidekicks, the supporting cast, demanding that none of them be left behind. That’s all. Not asking for the world, here — just don’t leave us behind.”Deconstructing the films’ hold on his son, Suskind pointed to the genius of Walt Disney, a businessman with no shortage of creative flair, who thought that moving cartoons should be works of art and “carry all of the real emotions, the big ones.”Affinity therapy, Suskind noted, runs counter to much expert advice over the years. Instead of trying to curb a passion for things like trains, or maps, or the films of Walt Disney, as some specialists have advised, it’s possible, with a careful approach, to exploit those interests and tap into something deeper.“Once you get into the affinity what you will find in that underground cavern is that there are things to work with, there are tools, there’s maps, there’s navigational equipment … [and they] will help you, because they will want to tell you this is the thing that they love. And they want to connect.”Disney has helped to enhance Owen’s speech, his social appropriateness, his contact with others, said Suskind. “Then he was able to build a vehicle, with us, that he eventually drove out into the world of sunlight and human interactions, which is where he has lived for many of the past — certainly the past few — years.”The book, excerpted last month in The New York Times Magazine, has already struck a chord. One young woman, struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, wrote to tell Suskind she pasted the words “Remember Owen” on her wall.The research community also taken note. “Scientists have been calling by the minute,” said Suskind.And the author has been reaching out himself, speaking at MIT’s Simons Center for the Social Brain and, as part of World Autism Awareness Day, the U.N. Later this month, he will give a speech at the National Institute of Mental Health.Owen, living at a residential school on Cape Cod, has started a Disney Club with several other students, many of whom have “modest expressive speech.” The students watch a film and then pause to discuss how they relate to aspects of the plot and characters. Suskind, an occasional guest, recalled an encounter with a young club member who “doesn’t speak very often.”“He says, ‘You know Pinocchio’s my guy, because I feel like a wooden boy, and I’ve always dreamed of feeling what real boys feel, and I was born with wooden eyes, and it’s so hard to see out of them.’“That kind of expression coming out of a teenager …” Suskind said, shaking his head. “That is a very powerful message of an inversion of assumptions, a recasting of yardsticks that we use to measure worth. And that is, I think, progress.”last_img read more

Seeing promise, and limits, in embryo edit

first_imgThe announcement by Oregon Health & Science University that scientists there had edited the genes of human embryos to remove the cause of a deadly disease has raised the prospect of a powerful new tool for physicians — as well as fears of a Pandora’s Box that could lead to “designer babies” and humans engineered for desirable traits such as strength or intelligence. Robert Truog is the Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Medical Ethics, Anaesthesiology, and Pediatrics, and the director of Harvard Medical School’s Center for Bioethics. In a Gazette Q&A he shared his thoughts on the debate the breakthrough set off. GAZETTE: Researchers said they cured a relatively common and potentially deadly genetic disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Why is this not uniformly good news? What’s the big fear?TRUOG: Many people believe that there’s something sacred about the human genome and messing with it feels like playing God. In their view, we shouldn’t be interfering with the natural order of things. These are serious concerns and they definitely need to be addressed. But the idea that we could choose not to do this, I think, is impossible. If we were to decide not to pursue human genome editing in the United States, it would still take place everywhere else in the world.We have an opportunity here for a leadership role — to show how, with good oversight, we can do research in controversial areas in ways that are careful, well-considered, and cautious. The National Academy of Sciences’ report captured this extremely well. They did not recommend a prohibition on human genome editing, but they did stipulate a number of considerations that needed to go into any proposals about doing this kind of work.GAZETTE: What were the most important of those considerations, to your mind?TRUOG: One is that it concern only severe and life-threatening diseases, such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which the Oregon researchers were looking at. We’re not looking at “enhancements” here, we’re not looking at how to make normal people better, we’re looking at those rare situations where the genes really are life-threatening. If you have one of these genes, you’re likely going to die. And the work right now is focusing on that small set of conditions where that’s true.Another one of the conditions that the National Academy of Sciences placed is that there be no alternatives. And for most couples who are considering having a child and where they carry one of these life-threatening genes, we have preimplantation genetic diagnosis, or PGD, which is a really good alternative. Since that’s a well-developed technology with a good safety record, that would be something that would be considered first.It would only be for a really small number of couples who wanted to have a genetically-related child who were incapable of producing disease-free embryos that this kind of technology would make any sense. This isn’t about “designer babies.” This is about offering a very small number of couples their only chance to have a baby that is genetically connected to them that doesn’t have a lethal condition.GAZETTE: Is this analogous to the ethical concerns raised with in vitro fertilization back when that infertility treatment first arose? Is this the beginning of a societal discussion that we need to have?TRUOG: Yes, I think that’s actually a very good analogy. There were many concerns raised around IVF and test-tube babies when that was developed, and I think we had a good societal discussion about it. While issues certainly remain, I think that has become a fairly accepted method for couples who can’t otherwise have a child to be able to have a genetically-related offspring.GAZETTE: Are you troubled at all by the fact that, should a couple have a genetically engineered child, that change would then be passed on generation after generation?TRUOG: It’s hard to imagine an objection to the fact that a non-diseased gene would be passed to the next generation. I think the concerns would be more about off-target changes in the person that may not even be recognized that could then be passed on to future generations. I think that this is a concern and I know that a lot of the research will focus very much on the rates of off-target effects and how to control them and how to assure that they’re within acceptable limits.That being said, there’s — in nature — all sorts of alterations to the genome made from one generation to the next that we have no control over, we can’t predict. The fact that, in this case, we would be creating these alterations gives us a certain responsibility for monitoring them and being careful, but it’s not that unexpected changes in the genome don’t occur quite regularly.GAZETTE: Do you have any particular concerns or were you troubled at all by this research?TRUOG: I’m really pleased to see this proceeding in a very controlled, thoughtful way. I think my concerns would be twofold. One, that rogue scientists in another country would begin to develop this in ways that we would agree are not socially acceptable. For example, moving quickly into enhancement-type technologies. That’s another reason why we in the United States would be foolish to put our heads in the sand. We need to take a leadership role here and be a model for the rest of the world.Number two is what happened with a lot of the stem cell research, which is where irresponsible clinicians hang out a shingle and make ridiculous and unsubstantiated claims about diseases that they can treat and, in a sense, lure vulnerable patients and perhaps couples into getting therapy that could potentially be quite dangerous.last_img read more

Student finds success on and off campus with DJ company

first_imgWith blasting beats and mashed-up mixes, senior Walker Anderson’s High Velocity Professional DJ Services has become a major performer in South Bend at events ranging from dorm dances to weddings. Anderson said he began the service three years ago based on experience jockeying in high school. The student-owned business now averages two shows each weekend, he said. “Once I got to college, I went to a few dances and I was like hey, I could do this,” he said. Anderson said he made detailed business plans the summer after his freshman year, and started the company in the fall of 2009. “I had to do the research on things like taxes, business law, client interaction, how to sell things, marketing strategy, everything associated with running a business,” he said. “It’s largely been self-taught.” The company became profitable just months after its opening and earned back Anderson’s investments in legal fees and other start-up costs, he said. “It was probably halfway through the first semester that … it’s paid for itself over and over again,” Anderson said. “The numbers speak for themselves in terms of growth and our potential.” Anderson hired a manager and three DJs after High Velocity gained more momentum, he said. The company is composed of all Notre Dame students and now does multiple shows every week. “At first it was me, and then once I got going I was able to acquire more equipment, which meant I could send out more than one crew at one time,” he said. The role of student employees servicing their peer’s needs is key, Anderson said. “My business model is for students, by students,” he said. “My three goals are to be more affordable, more professional and more personal” Anderson said he offers clients shows with top-quality equipment at a low cost. He also offers special rates for charity events. “I’ve gone out and done price comparisons with what’s available in the area and then cut it,” he said. “It’s our way of giving back to the community that’s let us grow” Notre Dame’s tight-knit community offers Anderson’s company an advantage in marketing, he said. “We have a client focus because at the end of the day, the best advertising is word of mouth,” Anderson said. “It’s easy to grow fast at Notre Dame. “ The aerospace engineering major is able to balance his business and academic responsibilities, since the nature of his business does not conflict with his class schedule. “It’s tightened my schedule at some points because I do like to meet with my clients beforehand, especially with wedding clients,” he said. “Other than that … the work is limited largely to the weekends, so it impacts more of my social life than academic life.” Anderson said for those considering a start-up of their own, careful planning helps turn ideas into successful businesses. “Reach out to people who know about this stuff and don’t be afraid to ask questions,” he said. “You just have to break it down into steps.” Anderson said his experience with High Velocity helped him secure a job in technical consulting in Atlanta after graduation. “This experience has helped me get my job and it’s going to help my manager and DJ’s build their portfolios,” he said. “Not only do they get to showcase their talent, but they get to learn about client interaction.” Anderson said he plans to continue running the company from Atlanta, with the help of members of his staff remaining on campus. “The reason I didn’t sell it is because I knew no student could afford buying the company up front, and I didn’t want to sell it to a non-student who didn’t have that connection with Notre Dame,” he said. Anderson said he is thankful for the chance to run his business at Notre Dame. “It’s been an awesome ride. It started off as an idea and it’s been a very rewarding experience,” he said. “We have the Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, and Holy Cross to thank for continued support.”last_img read more

SIBC leaves SAO, absorbed by Mendoza

first_imgThe Student International Business Council (SIBC), the University’s largest student organization, changed its membership requirements at the start of the school year to permit only students pursuing a major or minor in the Mendoza College of Business to join.Dr. Angela Logan, SIBC’s faculty advisor, said these changes occurred after SIBC came under the purview of the Mendoza College of Business. Previously, the Student Activities Office (SAO) had authority over SIBC, which has about 500 members and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.“Due to its commitment to ‘ask more of business,’ and its emphasis on providing Mendoza students with opportunities to gain educational experience around the world, the Student Activities Office and Office of Student Affairs asked the Mendoza College of Business about the possibility of SIBC returning to its original oversight in Mendoza,” Logan said in an email.“After conversations with key leadership in Mendoza and the benefactor regarding the current challenges and future opportunities for growth of the organization, the Mendoza College of Business welcomed SIBC under its stewardship,” Logan said. “As the organization celebrates its 25th anniversary, we are excited and poised to continue SIBC’s commitment of ‘peace through commerce’ across the globe.”Senior Alessandro DiSanto, one of SIBC’s co-presidents, said the council’s move to Mendoza forced it to limit its membership.“As of the end of August, we were officially moved from under SAO to the Mendoza College of Business,” DiSanto said. “As an organization officially housed within the college of business, our membership is excluded specifically to those … who are either majors within the Mendoza College of Business or have minors or concentrations in a program that requires courses in Mendoza as part of their mandatory curriculum.”DiSanto said the student leadership of the council was informed of the decision to move into Mendoza on Aug. 24. He said no students were involved in the decision-making process.“We were informed of the decision after they were made, at the end of August as we arrived onto campus,” he said. “We were not privy to the discussions as they were being had over the summer between SAO, Development and Mendoza.“It is our understanding that the justification is that now that SIBC is housed under Mendoza, when students go out and represent themselves as SIBC members to companies through these projects, they are representing, implicitly, the Mendoza College of Business, and the [Mendoza College of Business] Dean [Dr. Roger Huang] would not want any students representing themselves as the Mendoza College of Business without having the education certified and provided by Mendoza courses.”DiSanto said though he and other members of the council respect the decision, he feels open membership offers SIBC constituents a more integrated experience.“Previous to this year, we were housed under SAO, and one of the requirements of SAO to be a club is that you must be open to the entire campus,” he said. “That’s something we prided ourselves on was that we allowed ourselves to be an opportunity for students across campus who might be of a specific technical discipline like engineering or a broad social discipline perspective [like] PLS or any Arts and Letters discipline and allow them to enter into the business environment, to learn that language, and see if that’s something they might want to apply into their own lives.“We certainly understand the perspective of the Dean from a liability and quality management perspective, but it is our overall philosophy that we feel that a broad membership criterion is more in line with the mission of the University, as far as diversity of opinion and diversity of thought,” DiSanto said. “We feel that within a real-life business world, a group of individuals with a diverse background can produce better results than those with a limited technical training.”DiSanto and fellow senior and SIBC co-president Alisha Anderson estimate SIBC’s current membership is 20 to 30 percent non-business students. DiSanto said the outcome of the new membership requirement will be most visible in the consulting and global development divisions.“I think the largest impact on the council will be within the global development and consulting divisions,” he said. “Our consulting division has historically drawn a large number of interdisciplinary students, including engineers, who are both drawn to consulting companies because of their multifaceted, big picture approach to company problems, as well as consulting companies, which are very much drawn to people with engineering backgrounds because of their technical training.“Within the global development division, we anticipate a very large impact. A large number of the students draw from more socially-conscious training programs within the College of Arts and Letters. … The [global development] projects normally have large international service-based aspects, which make them a big draw to students not only studying business.”Anderson said SIBC established a “pretty generous” grandfather clause, which allows any non-business students who have been active in the club to remain members, to accommodate previous members who do not meet the new requirements. Freshmen who have yet to declare a major must show intent to enter the Mendoza College of Business at the end of the year, she said.“All those who have participated in the past [and have been] active in the past, typically meaning [they] paid dues, regardless of your college or your association, you are allowed to participate. … Freshmen just have to be business intent this year.”Freshman John White, who intends to major in the Program of Liberal Studies (PLS), said he “was definitely surprised about the new requirements.”“Despite not having a major within Mendoza, I am very interested in a career in business, and I believed SIBC would be a great way to pursue that interest,” White said.White said he joined the Notre Dame Wall Street Club, which helps students network and find careers in business, to continue that pursuit.Amidst the changes, Anderson said she looks forward to the opportunities Mendoza can provide SIBC and its members.“We are excited to return to Mendoza,” she said. “We are a business club, and we had previously been housed in Mendoza, so this is sort of returning home for us.“We see this as a great opportunity to engage more with the extensive faculty and staff on hand. Especially for our founder, this move is important to him, too. We are excited to return home and have this opportunity to improve upon our organization and programming.”Monica Laidig, SIBC’s program manager, said despite some negative reactions to the membership requirement change, the council will still strive to excel in its mission to spread “peace through commerce.”“For 25 years, SIBC has been open to all students at the University of Notre Dame,” Laidig said in a written statement. “The new membership requirements were administratively designated when SIBC was brought into the Mendoza College of Business at the beginning of the semester.“This has understandably created a strong reaction by SIBC members and alumni as well as the student body. The Student International Business Council’s vision of ‘peace through commerce’ will continue to encourage discussion regarding the restrictions, while at the same time moving forward in a professional manner.”Tags: Membership, mendoza college of business, SIBC, Student Activities Office, Student International Business Councillast_img read more

Outdoor Updates: Gigantic Meteor Exploded in Earth’s Atmosphere

first_imgAt the beginning of March, a bill that would have allowed off-road vehicle use in state parks and forests in West Virginia was dismantled. The measure would have required the Department of Natural Resources to develop a comprehensive plan for public roads suitable for off-road vehicle recreation. The bill would have also created a fund for off-road vehicle recreation. Opponents of the bill worried that it would allow ATV and UTV use in sensitive wildlife areas. West Virginia Senators Beach and Hardesty offered an amendment to the bill, gutting the majority of it. The amendment passed with the only remaining directive calling for the Department of Highways to map roads on state property. The title of the bill was also changed so that it cannot include off road vehicle recreation again. Bill that would have allowed off-road vehicles in WV state parks and forests has been dismantled Unbeknownst to us, while we were going about our lives last December 18, a meteor exploded in the Earth’s atmosphere with 10 times the energy of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. NASA calls the event a “fireball,” and the fireball in December was the second most powerful to enter Earth’s atmosphere in the last 30 years. The most powerful fireball was captured by numerous cell phone videos in Russia back in 2013. The most recent fireball exploded in a very remote area over the Bering Sea and, because of the location, scientists have just now noticed it. Powerful fireball events happen only a handful of times every 100 years but less-intensive events happen frequently. In 2019, there have already been five fireball events that reached earth. center_img Scientists just noticed a gigantic meteor exploded in the Earth’s atmosphere last Decemberlast_img read more

Learn to delegate

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Most leaders understand that delegating is a must. But it should be more than just pushing your to-do list onto your employees. Instead, it involves learning their strengths and building up your trust in them.The Huffington Post provides four tips on how leaders can delegate well. They include:1. Knowing your strengths and the strengths of each person on your team. What do you and your team members love to do and do well?2. Once you’re familiar with everyone’s strengths, start assigning complementary tasks from your desk to theirs. Keep in mind, someone might need additional training on a particular task – make sure they get it.3. Continually up your productivity. As you become more efficient with your time, keep assigning tasks to your team.4. As your team members complete assigned tasks better and better, your trust in their abilities will grow. Here, you aren’t just delegating tasks, you are giving your team members the authority they need to complete them.Now that we have some understanding of an efficient way to delegate, what kinds of tasks should we be delegating? On his blog, Michael Hyatt suggests breaking tasks into a set of priorities designed to measure your passion and your competence. continue reading »last_img read more

Reading the room

first_imgSeveral years ago, Deedee Myers, Ph.D.—CEO of CUESolutions Silver provider DDJ Myers Ltd., a Phoenix-based firm providing executive search/recruitment, strategic organization and leadership consulting services—looked at her company’s placement data. She discovered that candidates with outstanding adaptive communication skills generally earned more than those with the most desirable degrees but whose communication skills were “subpar.”When you consider how essential communication is to leadership, this outcome isn’t surprising. And integral to this skill is the ability to adapt, or flex, the communication to the audience or situation.“The effective leader is consistently reading the room and the mood and being open to what communication style will work,” says Myers. “It’s the leader’s responsibility to engage in such a way that he or she is heard by the listener.“A tough learning lesson is to assume that you’re the leader and that everyone had to adapt to you,” she adds. “Imagine a line of cars driving down the road and the lead car is driving so fast that those in the cars behind her are eating her dust and can no longer find the way.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Buzzzz-o-Meter: Stars Are Buzzing About This Mobile Device Game

first_imgHeating up in Hollywood! If you love relaxing with a glass of wine or enjoy playing games on your phone, Us Weekly has you covered! Find out what celebrities — such as rapper Logic — are buzzing about this week by scrolling through the photos!- Advertisement –last_img