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The Two Worlds of Management and Leadership “Speak”

The Two Worlds of Management and Leadership “Speak”

Brief  The idea of managing focuses on how processes and systems affect the bottom line, while "leadership speak" seeks to coach and empower employees, argues Peter Arthur-Smith. "During these difficult COVID-19 times, it is very clear that those with a management...

Sustainable Construction & Building Materials

Sustainable Construction & Building Materials

Brief Building-material sustainability boils down to the environmental burden of production, placement and maintenance, Sarah Buckley writes. Buckley explores sustainable materials and other sustainability factors, along with the top three materials and their costs...

Making better Decisions: 4 hacks to reduce decision fatigue

Making better Decisions: 4 hacks to reduce decision fatigue

Brief  Decision-making can drain our mental and physical energy, but you can reduce this stress by being honest about how you're feeling, getting comfortable with discomfort and declaring the results and emotions you want to create, writes Marlene Chism. "There's a...

4 Principles: How to Develop a Leadership Mindset for Uncertain Times

4 Principles: How to Develop a Leadership Mindset for Uncertain Times

Brief Leadership can become "a way of being" when you practice self-reflection, make work safe for your team and transform challenges into opportunities, says Kellogg School of Management professor Michelle Buck. "Resist the temptation to think that there's only one...

No-fines Concrete  (NFC): Concrete that Works Fine without any Sand

No-fines Concrete (NFC): Concrete that Works Fine without any Sand

Brjief No-fines concrete, or NFC, is strengthened with single-sized coarse aggregates that are bound by a thin layer of cement paste. NFC is primarily used for load-bearing, cast-in-place external walls or for concrete floors.   Insight No-fines concrete (NFC) is...

Smart Citiy: How AI can help cities to better manage transport

Smart Citiy: How AI can help cities to better manage transport

Brief Smart Cities can prepare for future advances in transportation automation and connectivity by investing in and integrating market-ready artificial intelligence solutions, write transportation experts Pierluigi Coppola and Federico Cheli. Cities must also...