5 Distinguishing Traits of High-Performing Leaders

WHO WE ARE speaks louder than what we say. Respect for others is the cornerstone of high-performing leaders. Respect is demonstrated daily through skills that we can all learn and make a part of who we are. Through his experience as an executive coach, Fred Halstead has defined in Leadership Skills that Inspire Incredible Results, seven skills that when practiced yield meaningful results. You may not be an expert at all but you can get better at every one of them. Demonstrating respect is more ...
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Five Models Accuse Bruce Weber of Sexual Misconduct in New Lawsuit

“We are confident that Mr. Weber will prevail against these false allegations,” said a lawyer for the photographer.
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Beyond the Wall at Mexico’s Border: Six Photojournalists’ Perspectives

The idea of building a border wall remains a central flash point of the Trump era. But as Times photojournalists have seen for themselves, a wall already exists, and it takes many forms.
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True magic of Christmas is no mystery to families adopting Secret Santas tradition of anonymous giving

Finley Smallwood is eager to get the first batch of snickerdoodle cookies baking in the oven. “I want to push the button,” she tells her mom. These aren’t just any ordinary cookies. They are destined to be left anonymously at the homes of neighbors in their Eastvale housing tract as Finley, 5, and her parents, Josh and Christina Smallwood, once again pick up on the joy of charitable giving as secret Santas. But they won’t be just any ordinary secret Santas. The Smallwoods are part of the #Secret...
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Princess Eugenie on how she came to be ‘very proud’ of her scoliosis scar

Christmas Charity Appeal 2018 banner When the world watched Princess Eugenie walk down the aisle of St George’s Chapel in October, they bore witness to more than just a love story. As the bride made her way towards her fiance, Jack Brooksbank, she was also making a powerful statement with each step. Her Christopher de Vos and Peter Pilotto gown, with its folded neckline and full skirt, had been deliberately designed with an open back in the shape of a deep-V to show off, rather than hide, a scar...
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Suit accuses Mariners of discrimination, targeting Hernandez

A wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by the Seattle Mariners' former high-performance director alleges she went to team owners John Stanton and Buck Ferguson and CEO Kevin Mather as far back as March to complain about alleged discriminatory treatment. The lawsuit also says several Latino players complained to Dr. Lorena Martin about feeling excluded and that general manager Jerry Dipoto took midseason steps to deliberately undermine the progress and mental state of star pitcher Felix Herna...
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Why backlighting is this photographer’s favourite lighting technique

Backlighting seems to be one of those techniques that people either love or hate. Personally, I’m a huge fan, although when shooting stills, I usually add a bit of flash from the front with a big softbox. But backlighting isn’t just for stills. it’s great for video, too, and can add a lot of drama […] The post Why backlighting is this photographer’s favourite lighting technique appeared first on DIY Photography.
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Visit NRA Museums Over the Upcoming Holiday Week ~ VIDEO

by NRA Board Member Willes K. Lee PSA – gun and Second Amendment lovers. This is just plain fun and a must do bucket-list item. NRA Museums Fairfax, VA – -( On all our bucket lists is a visit (or two) to an NRA Firearms Museum (or three). Holiday season is a great time to go. Get the children out of the house to enjoy firearms history.The NRA Museums are home to the finest firearms collection in the world. The National Firearms Museum, at the NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virgi...
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KVAC Meet: Lawrence, Lewiston, Oxford Hills, Erskine Academy

12/21/2018 Colby Field House Team Rankings – Through Event 28 Female Team Scores Place School Points =================================================================== 1 Lawrence High School LAWR 85 2 Lewiston High School LEW 82 3 Oxford Hills Indoor Track ...
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Arsenal players on bouncing back against Burnley

Arsenal players are hoping to bounce back from their Carabao Cup defeat to north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur against Burnley tomorrow lunchtime.... Click the headline to read the full story.
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Trump portrait: you couldn’t create a creepier Yuletide scene if you tried

The formal smartness of the US president and the first lady adds to the emotional numbness of the scene.The absence of intimacy in the Trumps’ official Christmas portrait freezes the heart. Can it be that hard to create a cosy image of the presidential couple, perhaps in front of a roaring hearth, maybe in seasonal knitwear? Or is this quasi-dictatorial image exactly what the president wants to project? Look on my Christmas trees, ye mighty, and despair! If so, it fuels suspicions that it is onl...
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The Battle With Entropy

I thought I had a pretty good day yesterday in the neverending fight against entropy (defined as "lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder"). Got some housework done, paid some bills, picked up half the pine cones in the driveway. And we finally had some warm and dry weather, so before the last snrains (that's snow + rains—see yesterday's footnotes) I used the leafblower to herd a lot of leaves onto the lawn. Yesterday I raked some more, brought the lawnmower into the house...
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NASA has created posters for every space mission and they’re so bad they’re amazing

Of all NASA’s achievements over the years, this has to be up there amongst the best. It’s certainly the most hilarious. It turns out, that on every mission since the first International Space Station mission in 2000, NASA has created expedition posters. Posters that typically include a group photo of the crew. After a while, […] The post NASA has created posters for every space mission and they’re so bad they’re amazing appeared first on DIY Photography.
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Is Social Media Dead? What Do We Do Now?

We are undoubtedly living through some of the strangest times, and the internet has not been left unscathed. RIP Tumblr, once a place where freedom of speech was lauded, now all tied up thanks to the government, and, you guessed it, advertising revenue. People are leaving Facebook in droves. Instagram has an insane new “sexual solicitation policy” which prohibits anything mildly racy. (Bad news for anyone who works in sexuality, or — gasp — likes to share scantily-clad photos.) And what even is ...
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Social Media Marketing Predictions for 2019

2019 is almost here! With less than 2 weeks left until 2018 is a distant memory, it’s time to predict the way social media marketing will change this coming year. Here are our top 5 social media trend predictions:  1) Facebook & Instagram Stories will become central to social media advertising The short 15-second picture and video combos have grown in popularity rapidly. Over 400 million users engage and build relationships via stories on Instagram alone. Brands have noticed this shift ...
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Kaley Cuoco reportedly goes off on pregnancy speculators on Instagram: 'Sorry I bent over'

"I’m so sorry I bent over in a way to where my dress billowed in the wind and made you think this,” Kaley Cuoco reportedly told Instagram followers.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Burglars caught on camera stealing $50,000 worth of gear in 50 seconds

In Manchester, New Hampshire, four thieves broke into at Hunt’s Photo and Video. They smashed a glass door with an ax, filled huge buckets with gear and stormed out. They were caught on the store’s security camera and the footage shows that they did it all in just 53 seconds. The thieves broke the glass […] The post Burglars caught on camera stealing $50,000 worth of gear in 50 seconds appeared first on DIY Photography.
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Meet the 21-year-old tech whiz who's coded for Instagram and Snapchat

At just 21, Iddris Sandu has coded for Instagram, Snapchat and Uber. He recently collaborated with Kanye West and Jaden Smith.
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9 Social Media Tips To Boost Small Business Brands

by Aditya Narula, head of customer success at Kabbage Establishing a strong social media presence can mean big business for your small business. But if you don’t have dedicated resources to devote to it, or you don’t have much time to spare, you might find it tough to gain traction. Use these nine social media tips to boost business and grow your brand. 1. Set Clear Goals. No matter how eager you are to start using social media for your business, take the time to set clear goals before you be...
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Top 2018 Instagram Trends for Business Use

Instagram is one of the most popular social channels available to businesses today. It’s growing quickly and evolving to meet the needs of its users. So for brands that use the platform, it’s essential to keep up with what’s happening. 2018 Instagram Trends If your business has an Instagram presence or if you’re thinking about starting one this year, here are some of the top statistics, updates and trends from 2018. Instagram Popularity Instagram had about 800 million worldwide users earli...
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this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• All the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, today’s Alex’s last day of school for the year, and Marcus’ sister and her family arrive tonight to spend the holidays with us. It’s Christmastime, baby!• These amazing photos bringing the fables of the Republic of Congo to life. Absolutely magical.• Speaking of photos, here’s a photo essay showing how people use their cell phones a...
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Texas Startups Use AI, Fintech to Help Customers Find, Pay Workers

The American workforce has moved significantly beyond what Dolly Parton was familiar with.Instead of a set 40-hour, “9 to 5” work week, we have flextime, gig work, and digital nomads. Technology has allowed us to work at all hours and days—and maybe has us working too much.But even with those changes, many aspects of how human resources departments interact with employees remain the same. Two Texas startups are attempting to use artificial intelligence and other software innovations to transfor...
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This Week in Photography Books: Paris Visone

  I haven’t spent much time in Massachusetts. It’s true. Sure, I went there once or twice as a kid. Saw the Faneuil Hall. Probably ate some clam chowder. Went to a Red Sox game. But that was so long ago I barely remember it. There’s lots of red brick in Boston, right? I visited Northampton a few times when my wife was in graduate school, but even that was 20 years ago. And Northampton is its own little enclave, like Los Alamos in New Mexico. Most of what I know of Massachusetts comes from popula...
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How to create a light painting set with a towel, shower curtain and some paper

If you follow Eric Paré’s work, you know him for stunning light painting photos. He uses all sorts of tubes to paint with light, but this time, he had to improvise. He and his girlfriend Kim Henry created a dress, jewelry and a tube for the shoot using only stuff they found in a hotel […] The post How to create a light painting set with a towel, shower curtain and some paper appeared first on DIY Photography.
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Photos: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Man Utd’s training pitch

Manchester United have published photos of their new caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the training pitch at Carrington. The Norwegian coach... Click the headline to read the full story.
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Life After Horrific Death for the Journalist James Foley

Diane Foley let the artist Bradley McCallum see her son’s unpublished journals. The result is a stunning memorial of war and its human toll.
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Why is the guy who played Carlton on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' suing the makers of 'Fortnite'? The lawyer behind the lawsuit explains.

"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" actor Alfonso Ribeiro is suing "Fortnite" maker Epic Games. The lawsuit accuses Epic Games of misappropriating Ribeiro's iconic dance from the "Fresh Prince," often known as "The Carlton." "The right of publicity claim that we have is that these celebrities have the right to control their likeness commercially," Ribeiro's lawyer told Business Insider. "This is the kind of movement — a dance — that is inextricably linked to individual artists." "Fresh Prince of Be...
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Fowl play: Turkey's national poultry show – in pictures

With feathers preened and claws trimmed, birds vie for top spot in the pecking order at an annual contest in İzmir Continue reading...
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